|Education||University of Toronto|
(m. 2001; div. 2003)
David Sutcliffe (born June 8, 1969) is a Canadian-American retired actor. He is known for playing Christopher Hayden on the television series Gilmore Girls and Detective Aidan Black on the television series Cracked.
Sutcliffe was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and raised in Grimsby and St. Catharines, Ontario. He studied English literature at Victoria College in the University of Toronto. He was recruited to play varsity basketball at university, but had to give up the sport when he was diagnosed with a herniated disk.
Sutcliffe has appeared in numerous television shows; his most notable roles are Adam Williams on Cold Feet, Patrick Owen on I'm with Her, Christopher Hayden on Gilmore Girls, Officer Kevin Nelson on Private Practice, Detective Aidan Black on Cracked and Dr. Len Barliss on Proof.
He was also in an episode of the show Nancy Drew in 1995, titled "Exile", playing the character of actor Tyler Reed.
He also produced and directed the 11-part documentary series Group, about a week-long group therapy retreat.
Sutcliffe is also a 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. In 2013, he helped raise funds in support of children's mental health programs in Toronto.
When the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol occurred, Sutcliffe denied attending via Twitter, but stated that he would be proud to share a smoke with a certain person who did. Later, in reply to a tweet, he said he was "kidding".
|1997||Bad Day on the Block||Helicopter observer|
|1998||Half Baked||After school dad|
|1998||Jack & Jill||N/A|
|1999||Two or Three Words||Ryder|
|2003||Under the Tuscan Sun||Ed|
|2005||Happy Endings||Gil Palmer|
|2005||Break a Leg||Happy actor|
|2007||Hacia la oscuridad||Charlie Bain||Also known as Total Darkness in English|
|2008||Inconceivable||Jon Du Bose|
|2008||Misconceptions||Parker Bliss Sr.|
|2013||Hunting Season||Mike Davis|
|2016||Milton's Secret||Bill Adams|
|1995||Forever Knight||Fiance||Episode: "Be My Valentine"|
|1995||Nancy Drew||Tyler Reed||Episode: "Exile"|
|1995||Where's the Money, Noreen?||Satterfield lookalike||Television film|
|1996||Night of the Twisters||Farm dad||Television film|
|1996||Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal||Campus cop||Episode: "The Infestation/Human Apportation"|
|1996||Holiday Affair||N/A||Television film|
|1997||Melanie Darrow||Carl||Television film|
|1997||Fast Track||Marty James||Episode: "The Whole Truth"|
|1998||Two of a Kind||Rick||Episode: "First Crush"|
|1999||Will & Grace||Campbell||Episode: "Secrets and Lays"|
|1999||Cold Feet||Adam Williams||Main role|
|2000||Grapevine||Matt Brewer||Main role|
|2000||Friends||Kyle||Episode: "The One with the Engagement Picture"|
|2001–2007||Gilmore Girls||Christopher Hayden||36 episodes|
|2001||Providence||Russell Banks||Episode: "Love Story"|
|2001||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Ian Wolf||Episode: "Overload"|
|2002||Body & Soul||Barry Matheson||Episode: "The Curse"|
|2002||Mutant X||Mark Kearney||Episode: "Body and Soul"|
|2003||CSI: Miami||Rick Breck||Episode: "Evidence of Things Unseen"|
|2003||The Atwood Stories||Morrison||Episode: "Polarities"|
|2003||The Division||Jonah/Dr. Michaelson||6 episodes|
|2003–2004||I'm with Her||Patrick Owen||Main role|
|2005||Murder in the Hamptons||Ted Ammon||Television film|
|2005||Snow Wonder||Jim||Television film|
|2005||His and Her Christmas||Tom Lane||Television film|
|2007–2009||Private Practice||Kevin Nelson||13 episodes|
|2008||Sticks and Stones||Neil Martin||Television film|
|2009||Before You Say "I Do"||George Murray||Television film|
|2009||Accidentally on Purpose||Brian||2 episodes|
|2010||The Wish List||Fred Jones||Television film|
|2010||Drop Dead Diva||Charles Ellis||Episode: "The Long Road to Napa"|
|2010||Lie to Me||John Stafford||Episode: "Beyond Belief"|
|2010||On Strike for Christmas||Stephen Robertson||Television film|
|2011||Mega Cyclone||Jason Newmar||Television film|
|2013||Cracked||Detective Aidan Black||Main role|
|2015||Rookie Blue||Lloyd Hill||Episode: "Perfect Family"|
|2015||Proof||Dr. Leonard "Len" Barliss||Main role|
|2015||Charming Christmas||Nick||Television film|
|2016||Degrassi: Next Class||Himself||Episode: "#NotAllMen"|
|2016||The Convenient Groom||Lucas Wright||Television film|
|2016||Timeless||Lucy's boss||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2016||Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life||Christopher Hayden||Episode: "Fall"|
|2016||Deadly Inferno||Colin||Television film|
|2017||Insecure||Isaac||Episode: "Hella Perspective"|
|2017||A Man for Every Month||Ben||Television film|
|2018||The Romanoffs||Philip Hayward||Episode: "Panorama"|
Awards and nominations
|2014||ACTRA Awards||Outstanding Performance – Male||Cracked||Nominated|||
|Canadian Screen Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role||Nominated|||
|2016||Golden Maple Awards||Best Actor in a TV Series Broadcast in the U.S.||Proof||Nominated|||
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- "A Winning Pair: Celebrity Poker Aces and Top Pros Ante Up for World Poker Tour Invitational". prnewswire.com. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
- "Hincks-Dellcrest Centre One Night Stand Charity Fundraiser". Filler Magazine. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
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