Tyler Christopher (actor)
|Born||Tyler Christopher Baker
November 11, 1972
Joliet, Illinois, U.S.
|Other names||Tyler Baker|
|Spouse(s)||Eva Longoria (m. 2002; div. 2004)
Brienne Pedigo (m. 2008)
Tyler Christopher (born Tyler Christopher Baker; November 11, 1972) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Nikolas Cassadine (1996–1999, 2003–2011, 2013—) and Connor Bishop (2004–2005) on the ABC soap opera General Hospital.
Christopher was born in Joliet, Illinois and grew up in Delaware, Ohio, the youngest of four children. He is of Native American heritage, as his mother Jimi-Ann is Choctaw and his father Jim Baker is Seneca. About his Native American background, Christopher has said "I've been recognized within the Native American community in terms of entertainment. There's not a lot of us out there, not tons of competition. We are definitely a minority amongst a minority, but we're out there. Not everyone's Italian or Latin that has dark hair and dark eyes."
Christopher was married to Eva Longoria from 2002 to 2004. From 1997 to 1999, he was in a relationship with former General Hospital actress Vanessa Marcil. From 2005 to 2007 he had an on again off again relationship with Natalia Livingston.
Christopher and Brienne Pedigo publicly announced their engagement in October 2006. Christopher and Pedigo married September 27, 2008. The couple resides in Los Angeles and had their first child, Greysun James Christopher on October 3, 2009. In October 2014, it was announced that Christopher and his wife were expecting their second child due in May 2015. On May 3, 2015, Christopher confirmed on his official Twitter that Pedigo had given birth to a baby girl.
|1996||General Hospital||Nikolas Cassadine
|July 15, 1996–1999, April 21, 2003–June 30, 2011, July 27, 2011 to July 30, 2011, March 22, 2013 to present
September 2004-January 2005
|1999||Catfish in Black Bean Sauce||Michael|
|2000||Face the Music||Dan|
|The Pretender||Ethan||2 episodes: "The Inner Sense" (part 1 & 2)|
|Angel||Bret Folger||1 episode|
|Family Law||Neil Lumston||1 episode|
|2001||The Pretender 2001||Ethan|
|Days of Our Lives||Signore Christofero||1 episode|
|Out of the Black||Cole Malby|
|Sam's Circus||Sgt. Samuel Van Handle|
|Special Unit 2||Det. David Scott||1 episode|
|2002||Frogmen Operation Stormbringer||Rick|
|The Division||Seaman Stan Bellows||1 episode|
|JAG||GSGT Joe Akers||1 episode|
|Boomtown||Holden McKay||1 episode|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Billy Rattison||1 episode|
|The Twilight Zone||Dr. Jay Ferguson||Episode: "One Night at Mercy"|
|2003||Crossing Jordan||Officer Fisher||1 episode|
|2005||Into the West||Jacob Wheeler Jr.||unknown episodes|
|2006||Secrets of a Small Town||Grant Wilson||1 episode|
|The New York City Kitties||Alexandar Vander Platt/Handsome Devil|
|2011-2013||The Lying Game||Dan Whitehorse|
- 1997, Won "Best Newcomer" Soap Opera Digest
- 1997, Won "Outstanding Performer in a Television Series", First Americans in the Arts
- 1998, Won "Outstanding Performer in a Television Series", First Americans in the Arts
- 1998, Nominated at Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Younger Actor
- 1998, TV Guide's list of "12 Hottest Daytime Stars
- 2004, NAACP's Image Awards, Outstanding Actor (nominated)
- 2005, Nominated at Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actor
- 2006, Nominated at Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actor
- 2011, Won "Best Supporting Actor in a Movie", American Indian Film Institute, 36th Annual Film Festival
- "Rookie Of The Year". Soap Opera Digest (American Media, Inc.). December 31, 1996.
- Soap Opera Digest & Weekly Home Page
- About the Actors | Tyler Christopher | General Hospital @ soapcentral.com
- "Celeb Spotlight: Tyler Christopher". People. June 17, 2005. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
- "Tyler Christopher Welcomes Son Greysun James". People. October 5, 2009. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
- Fit for a Prince". Soap Opera Digest. July 22, 2013. p. 45.
- TV Guide, June 1998
- Tyler Christopher at the Internet Movie Database
- Tyler Christopher at the TV.com
- 68 Cent Crew Theater site
- Official Website