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 (1996–99, 2003–11, 2013–) and Connor Bishop (2004–05) 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. He 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 feed that Pedigo had given birth to a baby girl, Boheme.[10][11]

Filmography[edit]

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
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)
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

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Project Result Ref.
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 [12]
TV Guide 12 Hottest Daytime Stars General Hospital Won [13]
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 [14]
2006 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series General Hospital Nominated [15]
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 [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rookie Of The Year". Soap Opera Digest (American Media, Inc.). December 31, 1996. 
  2. ^ Soap Opera Digest & Weekly Home Page
  3. ^ "About GH: About the Actors - Tyler Christopher - General Hospital @ soapcentral.com". soapcentral.com. 
  4. ^ "Tyler Christopher: Native Son". Soap Opera Digest. 
  5. ^ "Celeb Spotlight: Tyler Christopher". People. June 17, 2005. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "General Hospital's Tyler Christopher is a Married Man! (Updated!)". 
  7. ^ "Tyler Christopher Welcomes Son Greysun James". People. October 5, 2009. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  8. ^ Fit for a Prince". Soap Opera Digest. July 22, 2013. p. 45.
  9. ^ "General Hospital's Tyler Christopher Welcomes Second Child". 
  10. ^ "Tyler Christopher on Twitter". Twitter. 
  11. ^ Name was confirmed in the June 8th issue of Soaps In Depth
  12. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (March 11, 1998). "ABC tops Emmy noms". Variety. Los Angeles: Penske Business Media. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  13. ^ TV Guide, June 1998
  14. ^ "Daytime Emmy Award Nominations". TVWeek. Detroit, Michigan: Crain Communications. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  15. ^ "The 33rd Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. February 8, 2006. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  16. ^ "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Award Winners" (PDF). Los Angeles: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 1, 2016. Archived from the original on May 4, 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2016. 

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