Kristoff St. John
Kristoff St. John
St. John in 2000
|Born||July 15, 1966|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||February 3, 2019 (aged 52)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Valley Oaks Memorial Park, Westlake Village, California, U.S.|
|Other names||Christoff St. John|
|Known for||Roots: The Next Generations |
The Young and the Restless
|Parent(s)||Christopher St. John|
Kristoff St. John (July 15, 1966 – February 3, 2019) was an American actor. From 1991 to 2019, St. John portrayed the role of Neil Winters on CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, which earned him eleven Daytime Emmy Award nominations, two Emmy Awards, and ten NAACP Image Awards.
Kristoff St. John was born July 15, 1966, in New York City and grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Los Angeles. His father, Christopher St. John, is a producer, actor and director, while his mother, Marie, is an entertainer.
As a ten-year-old child, St. John had a featuring role on the Saturday-morning comedy Big John, Little John, broadcast on NBC in 1976. St. John portrayed a young Alex Haley in the 1979 ABC miniseries Roots: The Next Generations. He also made a small appearance as Booker Brown on the ABC sitcom Happy Days, as well as a boyfriend of Denise Huxtable on an early episode of The Cosby Show. In his first major role, he appeared as Charlie Richmond Jr. in the 1985 CBS sitcom Charlie & Co.
St. John's first major soap role was Adam Marshall on the NBC soap opera Generations. After the show's cancellation in 1991, he originated the role of Neil Winters on The Young and the Restless, and played the character for 25 years; no African American actor had appeared on the series more frequently than St. John. In 1992, he won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role. On September 5, 1994, he hosted CBS Soap Break.
In 2005, St. John became a special host for TV Guide Channel. In 2007, he received his fifth Daytime Emmy nomination. He was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor. In 2008, St. John won his second Daytime Emmy, as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
St. John was married and divorced twice. He had a son, Julian (1989–2014) and a daughter, Paris Nicole (born 1992) with his first wife, boxer Mia St. John. Julian died by suicide on November 23, 2014, following a long history of mental illness. St. John was married to Allana Nadal from 2001 to 2007, and they had a daughter, Lola (born April 15, 2003). On August 31, 2018, he was engaged to Russian model Kseniya Olegovna Mikhaleva.
St. John died at his Los Angeles, California, home on February 3, 2019, at the age of 52. On March 19, 2019, it was announced that his death had been ruled accidental, with the cause listed as hypertrophic heart failure.
|1975||That's My Mama||Andy|||
|1976–77||Big John, Little John||Homer|||
|1976||Happy Days||Booker Brown|
|1977||Wonder Woman||Linc||as Christoff St. John|
|1977||The San Pedro Beach Bums||Ralphie|||
|1979||Roots: The Next Generations||Young Alex Haley||as Christoff St. John|
|1979–1980||The Bad News Bears||Ahmad Abdul Rahim||as Christoff St. John|
|1982||Sister, Sister||Daniel "Danny" Burton||TV movie|
|1984||The Cosby Show||David James|||
|1985–1986||Charlie & Co.||Charlie Richmond Jr.|||
|1988||A Different World||E.Z. Brooks|||
|1989||Finish Line||Tito Landreau|
|1991–2019||The Young and the Restless||Neil Winters||Series regular|
|1995||Hangin' with Mr. Cooper||Eric|||
|1994–1999||CBS Soap Break||Host|||
|The Jamie Foxx Show||Morris|||
|2002||Trois 2: Pandora's Box||Victor DuBois|||
|2009||Everybody Hates Chris||Himself|
|2013||20 Feet Below: The Darkness Descending||Smitty|
|2017||A Christmas Cruise||Jake||TV movie|
|2019||Home Is Where The Killer Is||Dr. Fredericks|
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