Blair Redford

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Blair Redford
Born David Blair Redford
(1983-07-27) July 27, 1983 (age 31)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present

David Blair Redford (born July 27, 1983) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Tyler "Ty" Mendoza in Switched at Birth, Ethan Whitehorse in The Lying Game and Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald in Passions.

Early life[edit]

Redford grew up in the suburb of Canton, Georgia and attended Sequoyah High School. He is of Irish, French, German, and Native American descent.[1] He worked for several summers in Georgia's Renaissance Festival performing and doing stunts, creating a pirate character named "Rusty Compass." He is an avid tennis player, and turned down scholarships upon graduating high school in order to act.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Redford got his start with a win in a Warner Bros. open call that granted him a seat as a team member of the WB Road Crew. After about a year and a half on the Road Crew, he moved to Los Angeles. After a short time there, he then landed the role of Scott "Scotty" Grainger, Jr. on the soap opera The Young and the Restless in July 2005, which he left in February 2006.

Redford later replaced Adrian Bellani in the role of the Latino character Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald in the soap opera Passions from 2007 to 2008 when the show moved from NBC exclusively to DirectTV for its final season. Redford also landed the starring role of Nash Rambler in the horror-comedy film Dance of the Dead.

Redford starred in The CW drama pilot Betwixt, which wasn't picked up to series, and also appeared in the third season of The CW's 90210 as a recurring character named Oscar.[2] He played James, a Bumper Band member in the film Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera. In 2011, he appeared in five episodes of ABC Family's Switched at Birth as Tyler "Ty" Mendoza, then left the show to start filming for ABC Family's The Lying Game. He was in the series for two seasons before it was cancelled by producers.BuddyTV ranked him #17 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011". He reprised his role in the second half of Switched at Birth's second season in summer 2013. He left Switched at Birth to do other shows.[3]

In September 2013, it was announced that Redford would guest star as Zach in the second season of Beauty & the Beast on The CW.[4]

In March 19, 2014, it was reported that Redford had been cast in the TV series Satisfaction as Simon.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Slip Peter Short film
2006 The Other Side Reaper #3
2006 Voodoo Moon Evil Young Man TV film
2008 Dance of the Dead Nash Rambler
2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still Army Fighter Pilot #1
2010 Ugly, Strong, and Dignified The Duke Short film
2010 Betwixt
2010 Burlesque James/Bumper Band member
2011 Goy Paul Rosenberg
2014 V/H/S: Viral segment "Dante the Great"
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Blue Collar TV Tim Episode 1-7: "Vacations"
2005–2006 The Young and the Restless Scott "Scotty" Grainger Jr. Regular character; 39 episodes
2007 October Road Ross St. Marie Episode 1-3: "Tomorrow's So Far Away"
2007 Cane Marcus Episodes:
"A New Legacy"
"Open and Shut"
2007–2008 Passions Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald Main character; 44 episodes
2008 Lincoln Heights Miguel Episode 3-9: "Prom Night"
2009 FlashForward Joel Episode 1-1: "No More Good Days"
2009 CSI: Miami Troy Billings Episode 8-3: "Bolt Action"
2010 Huge Ryan Boone/Arturo Episode 1-5: "Movie Night"
2010 90210 Oscar Recurring character; 10 episodes
2011–2013 Switched at Birth Tyler "Ty" Mendoza Recurring character; 20 episodes
2011–2013 The Lying Game Ethan Whitehorse Main character; 30 episodes
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Luke Holland Episode 13-18: "Sheltered"
2013 Beauty & the Beast Zach Hayes Episode 2-5 : "Reunion"
2014-Present Satisfaction Simon Main role
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Beyond: Two Souls Jay

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nededog, Jethro (September 28, 2010). "'90210's' Blair Redford on his musical turn in 'Burlesque'". Zap2it. Retrieved August 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ "90210 Lands Soap StarBlair Redford". TVGuide.com. 
  3. ^ "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". Buddy TV. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ Ross, Robyn (September 5, 2013). "Beauty and the Beast Scoop: Who Are Cat and Vincent's New Threats?". TV Guide. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 

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