Christopher Gorham

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Christopher Gorham
ChristopherGorhamTIFFSept2011.jpg
BornChristopher David Gorham
(1974-08-14) August 14, 1974 (age 40)
Fresno, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1997-present
Spouse(s)Anel Lopez Gorham
(m. 2000–present) 3 children
 
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Christopher Gorham
ChristopherGorhamTIFFSept2011.jpg
BornChristopher David Gorham
(1974-08-14) August 14, 1974 (age 40)
Fresno, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1997-present
Spouse(s)Anel Lopez Gorham
(m. 2000–present) 3 children

Christopher David Gorham[1] (born August 14, 1974) is an American actor who is known for the series, ABC hit Ugly Betty, Popular, Odyssey 5, Jake 2.0, Medical Investigation, Out of Practice, Harper's Island and Covert Affairs.

Early life[edit]

Gorham was born in Fresno, California, to David Gorham, a certified public accountant, and Cathryn Gorham, a school nurse. He attended high school at Roosevelt School of the Arts, and graduated from UCLA with a BA in Film & Theater Arts in 1996.[2] While in college he participated in many sports including martial arts, stage combat, fencing, rollerblading, and ballroom dancing.[3][4]

Career[edit]

His first job in the acting business was as an intern on Baywatch (1989).[3] Gorham has appeared in a number of science fiction TV series, ranging from a starring role in Odyssey 5 to the title character in Jake 2.0. He also had roles on Party of Five, Felicity and Without a Trace. Gorham has also acted in films, including 2001's The Other Side of Heaven co-starring Anne Hathaway.

Gorham played Harrison John in the WB series Popular, Dr. Miles McCabe in the NBC drama Medical Investigation, and played the lead role in the short-lived CBS series Out of Practice. He was also the lead of ABC Family's original movie Relative Chaos.

Three years after Jake 2.0 ended, Gorham had a recurring role as Henry Grubstick in Silvio Horta's new series, Ugly Betty, and played the main love interest for the series' heroine Betty Suarez (played by America Ferrera). Gorham joined the cast full-time for the series' second season. He then left in July 2008, but returned for the Season 3 and also Season 4 finale.[5] Gorham starred in the 2009 CBS TV miniseries, Harper's Island, in which characters were killed off every week leading to the eventual reveal of the murderer.

In summer, 2010 he was cast as one of the leads in Covert Affairs, playing a blind special ops agent, Auggie Anderson, who leads the main character, a trainee CIA agent played by Piper Perabo, at her new job. The series on the USA cable network received high ratings right from the airing of its pilot episode and has been renewed for a fourth season on September 25, 2012.[6] Covert Affairs had a season 5 premiere on June 24, 2014. BuddyTV ranked Gorham No. 5 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".[7]

In 2014 Gorham will add another recurring role to his resume, as he joins the cast of Once Upon a Time for a storyline involving the series' character Emma Swan in New York City and her ties to his character.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Gorham is married to his former Popular co-star, Anel Lopez Gorham, with whom he has three children: sons Lucas (born c.2001) and Ethan (born c.2003), and a daughter named Alondra Cecilia Lopez Gorham (born January 10, 2009).[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1997Shopping for FangsExtra
1997A Life Less OrdinaryWalt
2000Dean QuixoteReal happy fella
2001The Other Side of HeavenJohn GrobergCamie Award[10]
2004Spam-kuRoy
2006Relative ChaosDil GilbertTelevision film
2010My Girlfriend's BoyfriendEthan Reed
2010Answer This!Paul Tarson
2011The LedgeChris
2011Somebody's HeroDennis SullivanConey Island Film Festival Award for Best Feature
2014Justice League: WarBarry Allen / The Flash (voice)Direct-to-video
2015Justice League: Throne of AtlantisBarry Allen / The Flash (voice)Direct-to-video

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1997Spy GameDaniel / LucasEpisode: "Nobody Ever Said Growing Up Was Easy"
1997–1998Party of FiveElliot4 episodes
1998Buffy the Vampire SlayerJames StanleyEpisode: "I Only Have Eyes for You"
1998Vengeance UnlimitedJason HarringtonEpisode: "Noir"
1999Saved by the Bell: The New ClassMark CarlsonEpisode: "Liz Burns Eric"
1999–2001PopularHarrison John43 episodes
2001–2002FelicityTrevor O'Donnell8 episodes
2002–2003Odyssey 5Neil Taggart19 episodes
2003BoomtownGordon SinclairEpisode: "Monster's Brawl"
2003CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationCoreyEpisode: "Crash and Burn"
2003Without a TraceJosh AbramsEpisode: "Victory for Humanity"
2003–2004Jake 2.0Jake Foley16 episodes
Nominated – Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award[11]
2004–2005Medical InvestigationDr. Miles McCabe20 episodes
2005–2006Out of PracticeBenjamin Barnes19 episodes
2006–2010Ugly BettyHenry Grubstick33 episodes
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series[12]
2008The BatmanWilliam MalloryVoice
Episode: "The End of the Batman"
2008–2009Harper's IslandHenry Dunn
2010–presentCovert AffairsAuggie Anderson
2011Love BitesDaleEpisode: "Boys to Men"
2012Hot in ClevelandCaseyEpisode: "Tangled Web"
2014Once Upon a TimeWalsh / Flying Monkey / The Wizard of OzGuest Role

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0330913/
  2. ^ "NOTABLE ALUMNI ACTORS". UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "IMDB bio"
  4. ^ "Christopher Gorham Biography". Tvguide.com. August 14, 1974. Retrieved April 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ugly Betty: Henry Is Back!". TVGuide.com. Retrieved April 22, 2009. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 25, 2012). "USA’s ‘Royal Pains’, ‘White Collar’ & ‘Covert Affairs’ Renewed". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ "'Once Upon a Time' casts 'Covert Affairs' star in key guest star role -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. November 22, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ "It's a Girl for Ugly Betty's Chris Gorham!", People.com, January 11, 2009
  10. ^ "Camie Award Web Site". 
  11. ^ "IMDB Awards". 
  12. ^ "The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild. Retrieved July 21, 2010. 

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