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June 8, 1969 |
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
David Sutcliffe (born June 8, 1969) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for playing Christopher Hayden, Rory Gilmore's father and Lorelai Gilmore's on-and-off boyfriend, on the CW show Gilmore Girls. He played the lead role in Cracked as Detective Aidan Black.
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A 1990 graduate of Victoria College at the University of Toronto, he studied English literature, and played varsity basketball before sustaining a career-ending knee injury. While in college, he waited tables at local greasy spoon Michael's on Bay. Before heading to Hollywood, he starred in the independent feature film Two or Three Words, directed by Toronto-local Evan Georgiades.
He subsequently appeared in the straight to DVD film Cake with Heather Graham, Taye Diggs, Sandra Oh and Sarah Chalke, and the film Testosterone opposite Antonio Sabato Jr. and Sônia Braga. In 2003, Sutcliffe appeared at the very end of Under the Tuscan Sun with Diane Lane and Sandra Oh. He played the character Ed, a writer who falls in love with Frances in the last scenes of the movie. He played financier Ted Ammon in the made-for-TV movie Murder in the Hamptons.
He has appeared in numerous TV shows such as I'm with Her (where he had the lead male role, along with Teri Polo), Friends, Will & Grace, Accidentally on Purpose, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Cold Feet.
He also had a recurring role on Private Practice, where he was signed for 13 episodes during the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 seasons. He played a police officer smitten with the lead character Dr. Addison Montgomery.
In 2008, Sutcliffe filmed Misconceptions in St. Petersburg, Florida, with Orlando Jones. The film was co-written and directed by television director and Eckerd College professor Ron Satlof . He also starred in the 2009 film Before You Say I Do.
He also produced and directed the 11-part documentary series Group, about a week-long group therapy retreat. Sutcliffe is also Certified Core Energetics Practitioner, a graduate of the Radical Aliveness Institute of Southern California.
Sutcliffe played on the World Poker Tour in the Hollywood Home games, for the Hollygrove House charity.
|1999||Will & Grace||Campbell||Episode: Secrets and Lays-Series 1|
|1999||Two Of A Kind||Rick||Episode: "First Crush"|
|2000||Friends||Kyle||Episode: "The One with the Engagement Picture"|
|Grapevine||Matt Brewer||5 episodes|
|2001||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Ian Wolf||Episode: "Overload"|
|Providence||Russell Banks||Episode: "Love Story"|
|2001–2007, 2016||Gilmore Girls||Christopher Hayden||37 episodes|
|2002||Mutant X||Mark Kearney||Episode: "Body and Soul"|
|Body & Soul||Barry Matheson||Episode: "The Curse"|
|2003||Under the Tuscan Sun||Ed|
|The Division||Jonah||6 episodes|
|The Atwood Stories||Morrison||Episode: "Polarities"|
|CSI: Miami||Rick Breck||Episode: "Evidence of Things Unseen"|
|I'm with her||Patrick Owen||Series regular (1 season, 22 episodes)|
|2005||Murder in the Hamptons||Ted Ammon|
|Snow Wonder||Jim||TV movie|
|His and Her Christmas||Tom Lane||TV movie|
|2007||Towards Darkness / Hacia la Oscuridad||Charlie Bain||Movie Spanish/English dialog|
|2007–2009||Private Practice||Kevin Nelson||13 episodes (season 1 - season 2)|
|2008||Sticks and Stones||Neil Martin|
|Inconceivable||Jon Du Bose|
|Misconceptions||Parker Bliss Sr|
|2009||Before You Say I Do||George||TV movie|
|Accidentally on Purpose||Brian||Episodes: "The Third Man", "One Night Stand"|
|2010||Drop Dead Diva||Charles Ellis||Episodes: "The Long Road to Napa"|
|The Wish List||Fred Jones||TV movie|
|Lie to Me||John Stafford||Episode: "Beyond Belief" (Season 3, Episode 6)|
|2011||On Strike for Christmas||Stephen||TV movie|
|2011||Mega Cyclone||Jason||TV movie|
|2013||Cracked||Det. Aidan Black||Season 1–2
|2015||Proof||Dr. Len Barliss||10 Episodes|
|2015||Rookie Blue||Lloyd Hill||Episode: Perfect Family|
|2015||Charming Christmas||Nick||TV movie|
|2016||Degrassi: Next Class||Himself||Episode: #NotAllMen (Season 1, Episode 6)|
|2016||Milton's Secret||Bill Adams|