Kristoff St. John

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Kristoff St. John
Born (1966-07-15) July 15, 1966 (age 50)
New York, New York, U.S.
Other names Cristoff St. John
Christopher St. John
Years active 1975-present
Spouse(s) Allana Nadal (2001-2007) (divorced)
Mia St. John (1991-1995) (divorced)
Parent(s) Christopher St. John
Marie St. John

Kristoff St. John (born July 15, 1966) is an American actor, best known for his role as Neil Winters on the daytime US drama The Young and the Restless.

Early life[edit]

Kristoff St. John was born July 15th 1966, in New York City. Kristoff St. John was born with acting in his blood. His father, Christopher St. John, is an actor and director, while his stepmother, Marie, is an actress who graduated from London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.


As a child, St. John portrayed a young Alex Haley in the ABC miniseries Roots: The Next Generations.[1] He also made a small but notable appearance as Booker Brown on the ABC sitcom Happy Days,[2] as well as a boyfriend of Denise Huxtable on an early episode of The Cosby Show.[3] In his first major role, he appeared as Charlie Richmond, Jr. on the CBS sitcom Charlie & Co., along with Flip Wilson, Gladys Knight, and Jaleel White.

St. John's first major soap role was Adam Marshall on the NBC soap opera Generations, the first daytime drama to feature a core African American family from its inception. After Generations was cancelled in 1991, he originated the role of Neil Winters on The Young and the Restless, where he continues to appear to this day. A cast member for 25 years, no African American actor has appeared on Y&R more frequently than St. John. In 1992, he won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role in Y&R. Over the years, he has also won numerous NAACP Image Awards.

On September 5, 1994, he went on to host CBS Soap Break. The show ran until December 31, 1999.

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. He served as a judge at the 2012 Noor Iranian Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Personal life[edit]

Kristoff St. John has been married and divorced twice. He had a son Julian (born December 5, 1989 - November 23, 2014) and a daughter Paris Nicole (born 1992) with ex-wife boxer Mia St. John. He was then married to Allana Nadal from 2001 to 2007 and they have a daughter, Lola (born April 15, 2003).[4] His son Julian died by suicide on November 23, 2014 after a long history of mental illness.[5]




  1. ^ Daniel Wilcox & Thad Mumford (writers); Georg Stanford Brown (director) (1979-02-22). "Part 5". Roots: The Next Generations. ABC. 
  2. ^ James Ritz (writer); Jerry Paris (director) (1976-01-20). "Football Frolics". Happy Days. Season 3. Episode 18. ABC. 
  3. ^ John Markus (writer); Jay Sandrich (director) (1984-11-15). "How Ugly Is He?". The Cosby Show. Season 1. Episode 9. NBC. 
  4. ^ "My Lil Lola Lemon is Officially a Teenager Today". . April 15, 2016.
  5. ^ "Kristoff St. John's Son Julian Dead at 24". . November 29, 2014.

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