Christopher Gorham

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Christopher Gorham
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Born
Christopher David Gorham

(1974-08-14) August 14, 1974 (age 45)
Alma mater UCLA
OccupationActor
Years active1997–present
Spouse(s)
Anel Lopez(m. 2000)
Children3

Christopher David Gorham (born August 14, 1974) is an American actor who is best known for the ABC series Ugly Betty . He has also appeared in such series as Insatiable , Popular , Odyssey 5 , Felicity , Jake 2.0 , Medical Investigation , Out of Practice , Harper's Island , Covert Affairs , and Once Upon a Time .

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Early life

Gorham was born in Fresno, California, to David Gorham, a certified public accountant, and Cathryn Gorham, a school nurse. He attended Roosevelt School of the Arts and graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Theater in 1996. [1] While in college he participated in many sports, including martial arts, stage combat, fencing, rollerblading, and ballroom dancing. [2]

Career

His first job in the acting business was as an intern on Baywatch (1989). 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 . He 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 and Dr. Miles McCabe in the NBC drama Medical Investigation . He 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). He joined the cast full-time for the series' second season. He then left in July 2008, but returned for the Season 3 and then also the Season 4 finale. [3] He 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.

From July 13, 2010 until December 18, 2014, Gorham played blind special ops agent Auggie Anderson on Covert Affairs , leading the main character, a trainee CIA agent played by Piper Perabo, at her new job. The series was highly successful for the USA Network, running for five seasons. The series was cancelled in January 2015. [4] BuddyTV ranked Gorham fifth on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011". [5]

In 2014 Gorham recurred in the back half of the third season of Once Upon a Time as Walsh, the Wizard of Oz. [6] He currently plays rival pageant coach Bob Barnard on the Netflix series Insatiable which premiered August 10, 2018. [7]

Personal life

Gorham is married to his former Popular co-star, Anel Lopez Gorham, with whom he has three children: sons born 2001 and 2003, and a daughter born in January 2009. [8] He is an autism awareness advocate as he has a child diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. [9]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1997Shopping for FangsExtra
1997 A Life Less Ordinary Walt
2000Dean QuixoteReal happy fella
2001 The Other Side of Heaven John GrobergCamie Award [10]
2004Spam-kuRoy
2010 My Girlfriend's Boyfriend Ethan Reed
2010 Answer This! Paul Tarson
2011 The Ledge Chris
2011 Somebody's Hero Dennis SullivanConey Island Film Festival Award for Best Feature
2014 Justice League: War Barry Allen / The Flash (voice)Direct-to-video
2015 Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Barry Allen / The Flash (voice)Direct-to-video
2016 Justice League vs. Teen Titans Barry Allen / The Flash (voice)Direct-to-video
2016 A Boy Called Po David Wilson
2017 We Love You, Sally Carmichael! Simon Hayes / Sally CarmichaelDirectorial debut [11]
2018 The Death of Superman Barry Allen / The Flash (voice)Direct-to-video
2019 Reign of the Supermen Barry Allen / The Flash (voice)Direct-to-video
2019The Other Side of Heaven II: Fire of Faith [12] John Groberg
2020 Justice League Dark: Apokolips War Barry Allen / The Flash (voice)Direct-to-video

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1997 Spy Game Daniel / LucasEpisode: "Nobody Ever Said Growing Up Was Easy"
1997–98 Party of Five Elliot4 episodes
1998 Buffy the Vampire Slayer James StanleyEpisode: "I Only Have Eyes for You"
1998 Vengeance Unlimited Jason HarringtonEpisode: "Noir"
1999 Saved by the Bell: The New Class Mark CarlsonEpisode: "Liz Burns Eric"
1999–01 Popular Harrison John Main role, 43 episodes
2001–02 Felicity Trevor O'Donnell8 episodes
2002–03 Odyssey 5 Neil TaggartMain role, 19 episodes
2003 Boomtown Gordon SinclairEpisode: "Monster's Brawl"
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CoreyEpisode: "Crash and Burn"
2003 Without a Trace Josh AbramsEpisode: "Victory for Humanity"
2003–04 Jake 2.0 Jake FoleyLead role, 16 episodes
Nominated – Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award
2004–05 Medical Investigation Dr. Miles McCabeMain role, 20 episodes
2005–06 Out of Practice Benjamin BarnesMain role, 22 episodes
2006 Relative Chaos Dil GilbertTelevision film
2006–10 Ugly Betty Henry Grubstick Main role (seasons 1–2), 33 episodes
Nominated Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series [13]
2008 The Batman William Mallory Voice role; episode: "The End of the Batman"
2008–09 Harper's Island Henry Dunn Main role, 13 episodes
2010–14 Covert Affairs Auggie AndersonMain role, 75 episodes
2011 Love Bites DaleEpisode: "Boys to Men"
2012 Hot in Cleveland CaseyEpisode: "Tangled Web"
2014 Once Upon a Time Walsh / The Wizard of Oz 3 episodes
2016 Heartbeat Wyatt2 episodes
2017 2 Broke Girls BobbySeason 6 recurring role [14]
2017 The Magicians John GainesSeason 2 recurring role [15]
2018–19 Insatiable Bob BarnardMain role

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