Sutcliffe in 2012
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.
Sutcliffe was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, but 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 TV 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.
Sutcliffe's film work includes the straight to DVD film Cake, Testosterone, Under the Tuscan Sun, Misconceptions and the made-for-TV movies Murder in the Hamptons and 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 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.
|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|
|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|
|Mega Cyclone||Jason||TV movie|
|2013||Cracked||Det. Aidan Black||Season 1–2
|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|
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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