Blair Redford

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Blair Redford
BornDavid Blair Redford
(1983-07-27) July 27, 1983 (age 31)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Years active2004–present
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Blair Redford
BornDavid Blair Redford
(1983-07-27) July 27, 1983 (age 31)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Years active2004–present

David Blair Redford (born July 27, 1983) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Tyler "Ty" Mendoza in Switched at Birth, Ethan Whitehorse in The Lying Game and Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald in Passions.

Early life[edit]

Redford grew up in the suburb of Canton, Georgia and attended Sequoyah High School. He is of Irish, French, German, and Native American descent.[1] He worked for several summers in Georgia's Renaissance Festival performing and doing stunts, creating a pirate character named "Rusty Compass." He is an avid tennis player, and turned down scholarships upon graduating high school in order to act.[citation needed]


Redford got his start with a win in a Warner Bros. open call that granted him a seat as a team member of the WB Road Crew. After about a year and a half on the Road Crew, he moved to Los Angeles. After a short time there, he then landed the role of Scott "Scotty" Grainger, Jr. on the soap opera The Young and the Restless in July 2005, which he left in February 2006.

Redford later replaced Adrian Bellani in the role of the Latino character Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald in the soap opera Passions from 2007 to 2008 when the show moved from NBC exclusively to DirectTV for its final season. Redford also landed the starring role of Nash Rambler in the horror-comedy film Dance of the Dead.

Redford starred in The CW drama pilot Betwixt, which wasn't picked up to series, and also appeared in the third season of The CW's 90210 as a recurring character named Oscar.[2] He played James, a Bumper Band member in the film Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera. In 2011, he appeared in five episodes of ABC Family's Switched at Birth as Tyler "Ty" Mendoza, then left the show to start filming for ABC Family's The Lying Game. He was in the series for two seasons before it was cancelled by producers.BuddyTV ranked him #17 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011". He reprised his role in the second half of Switched at Birth's second season in summer 2013. He left Switched at Birth to do other shows.[3]

In September 2013, it was announced that Redford would guest star as Zach in the second season of Beauty & the Beast on The CW.[4]

In March 19, 2014, it was reported that Redford had been cast in the TV series Satisfaction as Simon.


2005SlipPeterShort film
2006The Other SideReaper #3
2006Voodoo MoonEvil Young ManTV film
2008Dance of the DeadNash Rambler
2008The Day the Earth Stood StillArmy Fighter Pilot #1
2010Ugly, Strong, and DignifiedThe DukeShort film
2010BurlesqueJames/Bumper Band member
2011GoyPaul Rosenberg
2014V/H/S: Viralsegment "Dante the Great"
2004Blue Collar TVTimEpisode 1-7: "Vacations"
2005–2006The Young and the RestlessScott "Scotty" Grainger Jr.Regular character; 39 episodes
2007October RoadRoss St. MarieEpisode 1-3: "Tomorrow's So Far Away"
"A New Legacy"
"Open and Shut"
2007–2008PassionsMiguel Lopez-FitzgeraldMain character; 44 episodes
2008Lincoln HeightsMiguelEpisode 3-9: "Prom Night"
2009FlashForwardJoelEpisode 1-1: "No More Good Days"
2009CSI: MiamiTroy BillingsEpisode 8-3: "Bolt Action"
2010HugeRyan Boone/ArturoEpisode 1-5: "Movie Night"
201090210OscarRecurring character; 10 episodes
2011–2013Switched at BirthTyler "Ty" MendozaRecurring character; 20 episodes
2011–2013The Lying GameEthan WhitehorseMain character; 30 episodes
2013CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationLuke HollandEpisode 13-18: "Sheltered"
2013Beauty & the BeastZach HayesEpisode 2-5 : "Reunion"
2014-PresentSatisfactionSimonMain role
Video games
2013Beyond: Two SoulsJay


  1. ^ Nededog, Jethro (September 28, 2010). "'90210's' Blair Redford on his musical turn in 'Burlesque'". Zap2it. Retrieved August 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ "90210 Lands Soap StarBlair Redford". 
  3. ^ "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". Buddy TV. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ Ross, Robyn (September 5, 2013). "Beauty and the Beast Scoop: Who Are Cat and Vincent's New Threats?". TV Guide. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 

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