Tyler Christopher (actor)
|Born||Tyler Christopher Baker
November 11, 1972
Joliet, Illinois, U.S.
|Other names||Tyler Baker|
|Spouse(s)||Eva Longoria (m. 2002; div. 2004)
Brienne Pedigo (m. 2008)
Tyler Christopher (born Tyler Christopher Baker; November 11, 1972) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Nikolas Cassadine (1996–99, 2003–11, 2013–2016) and Connor Bishop (2004–05) on the ABC soap opera General Hospital.
Christopher was born in Joliet, Illinois and grew up in Delaware, Ohio, the youngest of four children. He is of Native American heritage, as his mother Jimi-Ann is Choctaw and his father Jim Baker is Seneca. 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."
Christopher was married to Eva Longoria from 2002 to 2004. He and Brienne Pedigo publicly announced their engagement in October 2006; Christopher and Pedigo married September 27, 2008. the couple resides in Los Angeles and had their first child, Greysun James Christopher, on October 3, 2009. In October 2014, it was announced that Christopher and his wife were expecting their second child, due in May 2015. On May 3, 2015, Christopher confirmed on his official Twitter feed that Pedigo had given birth to a baby girl, Boheme.
|1996||General Hospital||Nikolas Cassadine
|July 15, 1996 – 1999, April 21, 2003 – June 30, 2011, July 27, 2011 to July 30, 2011, March 22, 2013 to June 19, 2016
October 26, 2004–January 25, 2005
|1999||Catfish in Black Bean Sauce||Michael|
|2000||Face the Music||Dan|
|The Pretender||Ethan||2 episodes: "The Inner Sense" (part 1 & 2)|
|Angel||Bret Folger||1 episode|
|Family Law||Neil Lumston||1 episode|
|2001||The Pretender 2001||Ethan|
|Days of Our Lives||Signore Christofero||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|
|The New York City Kitties||Alexandar Vander Platt/Handsome Devil|
|2011–2013||The Lying Game||Dan Whitehorse|
Awards and nominations
|1997||Soap Opera Digest Award||Best Newcomer||General Hospital||Won|
|First Americans in the Arts||Outstanding Performer in a Television Series||General Hospital||Won|
|1998||First Americans in the Arts||Outstanding Performer in a Television Series||General Hospital||Won|
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series||General Hospital||Nominated|||
|TV Guide||12 Hottest Daytime Stars||General Hospital||Won|||
|2004||NAACP Image Award||Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series||General Hospital||Nominated|
|2005||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||General Hospital||Nominated|||
|2006||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||General Hospital||Nominated|||
|2011||American Indian Film Institute,||Best Supporting Actor in a Movie||Won|
|2016||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||General Hospital||Won|||
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