Christopher Gorham

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Christopher Gorham
Christopher David Gorham

(1974-08-14) August 14, 1974 (age 47)
Alma materUCLA
Years active1997–present
Anel Lopez
(m. 2000)

Christopher Gorham (born August 14, 1974) is an American actor who is best known for the ABC series Ugly Betty. He has also appeared in such series as Insatiable, Popular, Odyssey 5, Felicity, Jake 2.0, "The Magicians", Medical Investigation, Out of Practice, Harper's Island, Covert Affairs, and Once Upon a Time.

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]


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). He joined the cast full-time for the series' second season. He then left in July 2008, but returned for the Season 3 and then also the Season 4 finale.[3] 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.

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.[4] BuddyTV ranked Gorham fifth on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".[5]

In 2014 Gorham recurred in the back half of the third season of Once Upon a Time as Walsh, the Wizard of Oz.[6] He played rival pageant coach Bob Barnard on the Netflix series Insatiable which premiered August 10, 2018.[7]

On March 25, 2021, it was announced that Gorham has been cast as Trevor Elliot, the accused client of Mickey Haller in the upcoming Netflix ordered series The Lincoln Lawyer with Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller.[8]

Gorham is also the voice of Barry Allen / The Flash in the DC Animated Movie Universe, beginning with Justice League: War (2014) and concluding with Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020). [9]

Personal life[edit]

Gorham is married to his former Popular co-star, Anel Lopez Gorham, with whom he has three children: sons born 2001 and 2003, and a daughter born in January 2009.[10] His son Lucas was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, transforming Gorham into 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.[11]



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[12]
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 / The Flash (voice) Direct-to-video
2015 Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Barry Allen / The Flash (voice) Direct-to-video
2016 Justice League vs. Teen Titans Barry Allen / The Flash (voice) Direct-to-video
2016 A Boy Called Po David Wilson
2017 We Love You, Sally Carmichael! Simon Hayes / Sally Carmichael Directorial debut[13]
2018 The Death of Superman Barry Allen / The Flash (voice) Direct-to-video
2019 Reign of the Supermen Barry Allen / The Flash (voice) Direct-to-video
2019 The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith[14] John Groberg
2020 Justice League Dark: Apokolips War Barry Allen / The Flash (voice) Direct-to-video
2020 One Night in Miami Johnny Carson


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Spy Game Daniel / Lucas Episode: "Nobody Ever Said Growing Up Was Easy"
1997–98 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"
1999–01 Popular Harrison John Main role, 43 episodes
2001–02 Felicity Trevor O'Donnell 8 episodes
2002–03 Odyssey 5 Neil Taggart Main role, 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"
2003–04 Jake 2.0 Jake Foley Lead role, 16 episodes
Nominated – Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award
2004–05 Medical Investigation Dr. Miles McCabe Main role, 20 episodes
2005–06 Out of Practice Benjamin Barnes Main role, 22 episodes
2006 Relative Chaos Dil Gilbert Television film
2006–10 Ugly Betty Henry Grubstick Main role (seasons 1–2), 33 episodes
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series[15]
2008 The Batman William Mallory Voice role; episode: "The End of the Batman"
2008–09 Harper's Island Henry Dunn Main role, 13 episodes
2010–14 Covert Affairs Auggie Anderson Main role, 75 episodes
2011 Love Bites Dale Episode: "Boys to Men"
2012 Hot in Cleveland Casey Episode: "Tangled Web"
2014 Once Upon a Time Walsh / The Wizard of Oz 3 episodes
2016 Heartbeat Wyatt 2 episodes
2017 2 Broke Girls Bobby Season 6 recurring role[16]
2017 The Magicians John Gaines Season 2 recurring role[17]
2018–19 Insatiable Bob Barnard Main role
2019 Modern Family Brad Episode: "Perfect Pairs"
TBA The Lincoln Lawyer Trevor Elliot Main role


  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. ^ "Ugly Betty: Henry Is Back!". TV Guide. April 22, 2009. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  4. ^ Gelman, Vlada (January 6, 2015). "USA Network Cancels Covert Affairs". TVLine. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  5. ^ "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. December 7, 2011. Retrieved January 13, 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "'Once Upon a Time' casts 'Covert Affairs' star in key guest star role -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. November 22, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 10, 2017). "'Insatiable': Netflix Picks Up Ex-CW Pilot Starring Debby Ryan To Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 25, 2021). "Christopher Gorham Joins Netflix's 'The Lincoln Lawyer', Signs With Verve – Deadline". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  9. ^ "Justice League Dark: Apokolips War's Christopher Gorham Talks Playing Flash". CBR. May 12, 2020. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  10. ^ "It's a Girl for Ugly Betty's Chris Gorham!". People. January 11, 2009.
  11. ^ "'Covert Affairs' Star Opens Up About Son's Autism". Disability Scoop. June 3, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  12. ^ "Camie Award Web Site".[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ McNary, Dave (April 25, 2016). "'Covert Affairs' Star Christopher Gorham Makes Directorial Debut (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ "The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild. Retrieved July 21, 2010.
  16. ^ Petski, Denise (December 9, 2016). "'2 Broke Girls' Casts Christopher Gorham As Recurring". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  17. ^ Petski, Denise (September 28, 2016). "'The Magicians' Casts Christopher Gorham; 'Outcast' Adds C. Thomas Howell". Deadline. Retrieved February 12, 2017.

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