It’s Gilles Marini’s Birthday, and We Know You Want to See Him Shirtless (PHOTOS)

By: Laura Franco / January 26, 2013

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Breakout the cake and candles — Gilles Marini celebrates his 37th birthday on Saturday!

It’s been nearly five years since the hunky actor made a splash in the 2008 film adaptation of Sex and the City, where he played Dante, a suave neighbor who catches Samantha’s (Kim Cattrall) attention while showing off his buff bod in an outdoor shower. (Yes, you read that correctly.)

Marini has become a fixture in Hollywood since his sexy cameo, landing roles in Brothers & Sisters, Modern Family, Hot in Cleveland and Switched at Birth.

In 2010, he memorably made a shirtless appearance in the “Handsome Men’s Club,” a skit lampooning Hollywood’s hottest men, which featured the likes of Matthew McConaughey, Patrick Dempsey, Keith Urban, and John Krasinski, on Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s post-Oscar telecast.

Most recently, the French-American actor (he officially became a U.S. citizen in 2012) and married father of two showed off his fancy footwork on the all-star season of Dancing with the Stars, where he and pro partner Peta Murgatroyd were eliminated in week eight.

In one of the season’s best moments, the pair hit the dance floor to PSY’s “Gangnam Style,” with Marini wearing nothing but a white towel. You’re welcome, ladies and gents.

Looking for a little eye candy? Launch the gallery to check out some of Gilles’ sexiest shirtless photos. Then head over to the comments section to wish Gilles a happy birthday!

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