Christopher Gorham

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Christopher Gorham
Gorham at the 2023 WonderCon
Born
Christopher David Gorham

(1974-08-14) August 14, 1974 (age 49)
Alma materUCLA
OccupationActor
Years active1997–present
Spouse
Anel Lopez
(m. 2000)
Children3

Christopher David Gorham (born August 14, 1974) is an American actor. He is best known for his work on television, particularly for playing Henry Grubstick on the ABC comedy-drama series Ugly Betty, Auggie Anderson on the action-drama series Covert Affairs, Bob Barnard on the dark comedy-drama series Insatiable, Harrison John on The WB’s teen comedy-drama series Popular, Henry Dunn in the limited horror series Harper's Island, and Trevor Elliott on the legal drama series The Lincoln Lawyer.

Gorham was also part of the main cast of several TV shows that were cancelled either during or after their first season, such as the science fiction series Odyssey 5 and Jake 2.0, the medical drama series Medical Investigation, and the sitcom Out of Practice.

In film, he was the voice of Barry Allen / The Flash in the DC Animated Movie Universe beginning with Justice League: War (2014) and ending with Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020).

Early life[edit]

Gorham was born in Fresno, California, to David Gorham, a certified public accountant, and Cathryn Gorham, a school nurse. He attended the Roosevelt School of the Arts and graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Theater in 1996.[1] While in college he participated in many sports, including martial arts, stage combat, fencing, rollerblading, and ballroom dancing.[2]

Career[edit]

His first job in the acting business was as an intern on Baywatch (1989). Gorham has appeared in a number of science-fiction TV series, ranging from a starring role in Odyssey 5 to the title character in Jake 2.0. He also had roles on Party of Five, Felicity, and Without a Trace. He has also acted in films, including 2001's The Other Side of Heaven co-starring Anne Hathaway.

Gorham played Harrison John in the WB series Popular and Dr. Miles McCabe in the NBC drama Medical Investigation. He played the lead role in the short-lived CBS series Out of Practice. He was also the lead of ABC Family's original movie Relative Chaos.

Three years after Jake 2.0 ended, Gorham had a recurring role as Henry Grubstick in Silvio Horta's new series, Ugly Betty, and played the main love interest for the series' heroine Betty Suarez (played by America Ferrera). For his role, Gorham was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.[3] He joined the cast full-time for the series' second season. He then left in July 2008, but returned for the season three and then also the season four finale.[4] He starred in the 2009 CBS TV miniseries, Harper's Island, in which characters were killed off every week leading to the eventual reveal of the murderer. He also played Bobby on Two Broke Girls.

From July 13, 2010, until December 18, 2014, Gorham played blind special ops agent Auggie Anderson on Covert Affairs, leading the main character, a trainee CIA agent played by Piper Perabo, at her new job. The series was highly successful for the USA Network, running for five seasons. The series was cancelled in January 2015.[5] BuddyTV ranked Gorham fifth on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".[6]

In 2014 Gorham recurred in the back half of the third season of Once Upon a Time as Walsh, the Wizard of Oz.[7] He played DA Bob Barnard on the Netflix series Insatiable which premiered on August 10, 2018.[8]

On March 25, 2021, it was announced that Gorham has been cast as Trevor Elliot, the accused client of Mickey Haller in the Netflix series The Lincoln Lawyer with Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller.[9]

Gorham is also the voice of Barry Allen / Flash in the DC Animated Movie Universe, beginning with Justice League: War (2014) and concluding with Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020). [10]

Personal life[edit]

Gorham is married to his former Popular co-star, Anel Lopez Gorham, with whom he has three children.[11] His son Lucas was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and Gorham has become an autism awareness advocate:

I don't think of him as my son with Asperger's. I think of him as my son. He's not wrong. He's not broken. He is who he is. We, as his parents, are going to do our best — as we do with all of our kids — to give him the best shot at having the best life he can.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Gorham at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Shopping for Fangs Extra
1997 A Life Less Ordinary Walt
2000 Dean Quixote Real happy fella
2001 The Other Side of Heaven John Groberg Camie Award[13]
2004 Spam-ku Roy
2010 My Girlfriend's Boyfriend Ethan Reed
2010 Answer This! Paul Tarson
2011 The Ledge Chris
2011 Somebody's Hero Dennis Sullivan Coney Island Film Festival Award for Best Feature
2014 Justice League: War Barry Allen / Flash Voice, direct-to-video
2015 Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
2016 Justice League vs. Teen Titans
2016 A Boy Called Po David Wilson
2017 We Love You, Sally Carmichael! Simon Hayes / Sally Carmichael Directorial debut[14]
2018 The Death of Superman Barry Allen / Flash Voice, direct-to-video
2019 Reign of the Supermen
2019 The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith[15] John Groberg
2020 Justice League Dark: Apokolips War Barry Allen / Flash Voice, direct-to-video
2020 One Night in Miami Johnny Carson
2023 Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham Green Arrow / Oliver Queen Voice, direct-to-video[16]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Spy Game Daniel / Lucas Episode: "Nobody Ever Said Growing Up Was Easy"
1997–1998 Party of Five Elliot 4 episodes
1998 Buffy the Vampire Slayer James Stanley Episode: "I Only Have Eyes for You"
1998 Vengeance Unlimited Jason Harrington Episode: "Noir"
1999 Saved by the Bell: The New Class Mark Carlson Episode: "Liz Burns Eric"
1999–2001 Popular Harrison John 43 episodes
2001–2002 Felicity Trevor O'Donnell 8 episodes
2002–2003 Odyssey 5 Neil Taggart 19 episodes
2003 Boomtown Gordon Sinclair Episode: "Monster's Brawl"
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Corey Episode: "Crash and Burn"
2003 Without a Trace Josh Abrams Episode: "Victory for Humanity"
2003–2004 Jake 2.0 Jake Foley 16 episodes
2004–2005 Medical Investigation Dr. Miles McCabe 20 episodes
2005–2006 Out of Practice Benjamin Barnes 22 episodes
2006 Relative Chaos Dil Gilbert Television film
2006–2010 Ugly Betty Henry Grubstick 33 episodes
2008 The Batman William Mallory / Wrath Voice, episode: "The End of the Batman"
2008–2009 Harper's Island Henry Dunn 13 episodes
2010–2014 Covert Affairs Auggie Anderson 75 episodes
2011 Love Bites Dale Episode: "Boys to Men"
2012 Hot in Cleveland Casey Episode: "Tangled Web"
2014 Once Upon a Time Walsh, Wizard of Oz 3 episodes
2016 Heartbeat Wyatt 2 episodes
2016 Major Crimes Dax Pirig Episode: "Cashed Out"
2017 2 Broke Girls Bobby 8 episodes[17]
2017 The Magicians Senator John Gaines 3 episodes[18]
2018–2019 Insatiable Bob Barnard 22 episodes
2019 Modern Family Brad Episode: "Perfect Pairs"
2022 The Lincoln Lawyer Trevor Elliot 10 episodes
2022 Leverage: Redemption Richard Prosper Episode: "The Pyramid Job"
2023 Accused Jason Episode: "Morgan's Story"
TBA Unplanned in Akron Jeff Episode #1.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NOTABLE ALUMNI ACTORS". UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  2. ^ "Christopher Gorham Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
  3. ^ "The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild. Retrieved July 21, 2010.
  4. ^ "Ugly Betty: Henry Is Back!". TV Guide. April 22, 2009. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  5. ^ Gelman, Vlada (January 6, 2015). "USA Network Cancels Covert Affairs". TVLine. Archived from the original on October 24, 2022. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  6. ^ "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. December 7, 2011. Retrieved January 13, 2012.
  7. ^ "'Once Upon a Time' casts 'Covert Affairs' star in key guest star role -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. November 22, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 10, 2017). "'Insatiable': Netflix Picks Up Ex-CW Pilot Starring Debby Ryan To Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 25, 2021). "Christopher Gorham Joins Netflix's 'The Lincoln Lawyer', Signs With Verve – Deadline". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  10. ^ "Justice League Dark: Apokolips War's Christopher Gorham Talks Playing Flash". CBR. May 12, 2020. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  11. ^ "It's a Girl for Ugly Betty's Chris Gorham!". People. January 11, 2009.
  12. ^ "'Covert Affairs' Star Opens Up About Son's Autism". Disability Scoop. June 3, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  13. ^ "Camie Award Web Site".[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ McNary, Dave (April 25, 2016). "'Covert Affairs' Star Christopher Gorham Makes Directorial Debut (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.com. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  15. ^ Sean P. Means (February 27, 2018). "A sequel to the Mormon missionary drama 'The Other Side of Heaven' starts shooting in April". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  16. ^ "'Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham' Sets Voice Cast (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. December 6, 2022.
  17. ^ Petski, Denise (December 9, 2016). "'2 Broke Girls' Casts Christopher Gorham As Recurring". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  18. ^ Petski, Denise (September 28, 2016). "'The Magicians' Casts Christopher Gorham; 'Outcast' Adds C. Thomas Howell". Deadline. Retrieved February 12, 2017.

External links[edit]