Christopher Gorham

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Christopher Gorham
Born Christopher David Gorham
(1974-08-14) August 14, 1974 (age 41)
Fresno, California, U.S.
Alma mater UCLA
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997-present
Spouse(s) Anel Lopez Gorham
(m. 2000–present) 3 children

Christopher David Gorham[1] (born August 14, 1974) is an American actor who is known for the series, ABC hit Ugly Betty, Popular, Odyssey 5, Jake 2.0, Medical Investigation, Out of Practice, Harper's Island and Covert Affairs.

Early life[edit]

Gorham was born in Fresno, California, to David Gorham, a certified public accountant, and Cathryn Gorham, a school nurse. He attended high school at Roosevelt School of the Arts, and graduated from UCLA with a BA in Theater in 1996.[2] While in college he participated in many sports including martial arts, stage combat, fencing, rollerblading, and ballroom dancing.[3][4]


His first job in the acting business was as an intern on Baywatch (1989).[3] 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. Gorham 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, Dr. Miles McCabe in the NBC drama Medical Investigation, and 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). Gorham joined the cast full-time for the series' second season. He then left in July 2008, but returned for the Season 3 and also Season 4 finale.[5] Gorham 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.

In summer, 2010 he was cast as one of the leads in Covert Affairs, playing a blind special ops agent, Auggie Anderson, who leads the main character, a trainee CIA agent played by Piper Perabo, at her new job. The series on the USA cable network received high ratings right from the airing of its pilot episode and was renewed for a fourth season on September 25, 2012.[6] Covert Affairs had a season 5 premiere on June 24, 2014. BuddyTV ranked Gorham No. 5 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".[7]

In 2014 Gorham will add another recurring role to his resume, as he joins the cast of Once Upon a Time for a storyline involving the series' character Emma Swan in New York City and her ties to his character.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Gorham is married to his former Popular co-star, Anel Lopez Gorham, with whom he has three children: sons Lucas (born c.2001) and Ethan (born c.2003), and a daughter named Alondra Cecelia Lopez Gorham (born January 10, 2009).[9]



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[10]
2004 Spam-ku Roy
2006 Relative Chaos Dil Gilbert Television film
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


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
Nominated – Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award[11]
2004–2005 Medical Investigation Dr. Miles McCabe 20 episodes
2005–2006 Out of Practice Benjamin Barnes 22 episodes
2006–2010 Ugly Betty Henry Grubstick 33 episodes
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series[12]
2008 The Batman William Mallory Voice
Episode: "The End of the Batman"
2008–2009 Harper's Island Henry Dunn
2010–2014 Covert Affairs Auggie Anderson 75 Episodes[13]
2011 Love Bites Dale Episode: "Boys to Men"
2012 Hot in Cleveland Casey Episode: "Tangled Web"
2014 Once Upon a Time Walsh / Flying Monkey / The Wizard of Oz Guest Role


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  2. ^ "NOTABLE ALUMNI ACTORS". UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "IMDB bio"
  4. ^ "Christopher Gorham Biography". August 14, 1974. Retrieved April 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ugly Betty: Henry Is Back!". Retrieved April 22, 2009. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 25, 2012). "USA’s ‘Royal Pains’, ‘White Collar’ & ‘Covert Affairs’ Renewed". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ "'Once Upon a Time' casts 'Covert Affairs' star in key guest star role -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. November 22, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ "It's a Girl for Ugly Betty's Chris Gorham!",, January 11, 2009
  10. ^ "Camie Award Web Site". 
  11. ^ "IMDB Awards". 
  12. ^ "The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild. Retrieved July 21, 2010. 
  13. ^ Covert Affairs

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