David Sutcliffe

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David Sutcliffe
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Born (1969-06-08) June 8, 1969 (age 47)
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.[1]


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.[citation needed] 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.


Year Title Role Note
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 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
Testosterone Dean Seagrave
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
Cake Ian
Happy Endings Gil
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
Norm Norm
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
Mega Cyclone Jason TV movie
2013 Cracked Det. Aidan Black Season 1–2
21 Episodes
2015 Proof Dr. Len Barliss 10 Episodes
Rookie Blue Lloyd Hill Episode: Perfect Family
Charming Christmas Nick TV movie
2016 Degrassi: Next Class Himself Episode: #NotAllMen (Season 1, Episode 6)
Milton's Secret Bill Adams
The Convenient Groom Lucas Wright TV movie
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Christopher Hayden


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