Tyler Christopher (actor)

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Tyler Christopher
Born Tyler Christopher Baker
(1972-11-11) November 11, 1972 (age 43)
Joliet, Illinois, U.S.
Other names Tyler Baker
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Eva Longoria (m. 2002; div. 2004)
Brienne Pedigo (m. 2008)
Children 2
Website www.tylerchristopher.com

Tyler Christopher (born Tyler Christopher Baker; November 11, 1972)[1] is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Nikolas Cassadine (1996–1999, 2003–2011, 2013—) and Connor Bishop (2004–2005) on the ABC soap opera General Hospital.

Early life[edit]

Christopher was born in Joliet, Illinois and grew up in Delaware, Ohio,[2] the youngest of four children.[3] He is of Native American heritage, as his mother Jimi-Ann is Choctaw and his father Jim Baker is Seneca.[citation needed] About his Native American background, Christopher has said "I've been recognized within the Native American community in terms of entertainment. There's not a lot of us out there, not tons of competition. We are definitely a minority amongst a minority, but we're out there. Not everyone's Italian or Latin that has dark hair and dark eyes."[4]

He attended Ohio Wesleyan University for two years and then moved to Los Angeles.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Christopher was married to Eva Longoria from 2002 to 2004. Christopher and Brienne Pedigo publicly announced their engagement in October 2006.[6] Christopher and Pedigo married September 27, 2008.[6] The couple resides in Los Angeles and had their first child, Greysun James Christopher on October 3, 2009.[7][8] In October 2014, it was announced that Christopher and his wife were expecting their second child due in May 2015.[9] On May 3, 2015, Christopher confirmed on his official Twitter that Pedigo had given birth to a baby girl, Boheme.[10][11]


Year Film Role Notes
1996 General Hospital Nikolas Cassadine
Connor Bishop
July 15, 1996 – 1999, April 21, 2003 – June 30, 2011, July 27, 2011 to July 30, 2011, March 22, 2013 to present
September 2004-January 2005
1999 Catfish in Black Bean Sauce Michael
2000 Face the Music Dan
The Pretender Ethan 2 episodes: "The Inner Sense" (part 1 & 2)
Charmed Anton 1 episode
Angel Bret Folger 1 episode
Family Law Neil Lumston 1 episode
2001 The Pretender 2001 Ethan
Days of Our Lives Signore Christofero 1 episode
Felicity Clubgoer 1 episode
Out of the Black Cole Malby
Sam's Circus Sgt. Samuel Van Handle
Special Unit 2 Det. David Scott 1 episode
2002 Frogmen Operation Stormbringer Rick
The Division Seaman Stan Bellows 1 episode
JAG GSGT Joe Akers 1 episode
Boomtown Holden McKay 1 episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Billy Rattison 1 episode
The Twilight Zone Dr. Jay Ferguson Episode: "One Night at Mercy"
2003 Crossing Jordan Officer Fisher 1 episode
2005 Into the West Jacob Wheeler Jr. unknown episodes
2006 Secrets of a Small Town Grant Wilson 1 episode
2009 Raven Vlad
The New York City Kitties Alexandar Vander Platt/Handsome Devil
2011-2013 The Lying Game Dan Whitehorse


  • 1997, Won "Best Newcomer" Soap Opera Digest
  • 1997, Won "Outstanding Performer in a Television Series", First Americans in the Arts
  • 1998, Won "Outstanding Performer in a Television Series", First Americans in the Arts
  • 1998, Nominated at Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Younger Actor
  • 1998, TV Guide's list of "12 Hottest Daytime Stars[12]
  • 2004, NAACP's Image Awards, Outstanding Actor (nominated)
  • 2005, Nominated at Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actor
  • 2006, Nominated at Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actor
  • 2011, Won "Best Supporting Actor in a Movie", American Indian Film Institute, 36th Annual Film Festival


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