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David Sutcliffe
Canadian actor

David Sutcliffe

David Sutcliffe
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Canadian actor
Is Actor Film actor
From Canada
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 8 June 1969, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Age 52 years
Spouse: Julie McCullough
The details (from wikipedia)


David Sutcliffe (born June 8, 1969) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for playing Christopher Hayden, Rory Gilmore's father and Lorelai Gilmore's on-and-off boyfriend, on the CW show Gilmore Girls.

Early life

Sutcliffe was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, but raised in Grimsby and St. Catharines, Ontario. He studied English literature at Victoria College in the University of Toronto. He was recruited to play varsity basketball at university, but had to give up the sport when he was diagnosed with a herniated disk.


Sutcliffe has appeared in numerous TV shows, his most notable roles are Adam Williams on Cold Feet, Patrick Owen on I'm with Her, Christopher Hayden on Gilmore Girls, Officer Kevin Nelson on Private Practice, Detective Aidan Black on Cracked and Dr. Len Barliss on Proof.

Sutcliffe's film work includes the straight to DVD film Cake, Testosterone, Under the Tuscan Sun, Misconceptions and the made-for-TV movies Murder in the Hamptons and Before You Say I Do.

He also produced and directed the 11-part documentary series Group, about a week-long group therapy retreat.

Other work

Sutcliffe is also a Certified Core Energetics Practitioner, a graduate of the Radical Aliveness Institute of Southern California.


Sutcliffe played on the World Poker Tour in the Hollywood Home games, for the Hollygrove House charity. In 2013, he helped raise funds in support of children’s mental health programs in Toronto.


Year Title Role Note
1999 Will & Grace Campbell Episode: Secrets and Lays-Series 1
1999 Two Of A Kind Rick Episode: "First Crush"
2000 Friends Kyle Episode: "The One with the Engagement Picture"
Grapevine Matt Brewer 5 episodes
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Ian Wolf Episode: "Overload"
Providence Russell Banks Episode: "Love Story"
2001–2007 Gilmore Girls Christopher Hayden 37 episodes
2002 Mutant X Mark Kearney Episode: "Body and Soul"
Body & Soul Barry Matheson Episode: "The Curse"
2003 Under the Tuscan Sun Ed
Testosterone Dean Seagrave
The Division Jonah 6 episodes
The Atwood Stories Morrison Episode: "Polarities"
CSI: Miami Rick Breck Episode: "Evidence of Things Unseen"
I'm with Her Patrick Owen Series regular (1 season, 22 episodes)
2005 Murder in the Hamptons Ted Ammon
Cake Ian
Happy Endings Gil
Snow Wonder Jim TV movie
His and Her Christmas Tom Lane TV movie
2007 Towards Darkness / Hacia la Oscuridad Charlie Bain Movie Spanish/English dialog
2007–2009 Private Practice Kevin Nelson 13 episodes (season 1 - season 2)
2008 Sticks and Stones Neil Martin
Inconceivable Jon Du Bose
Norm Norm
Misconceptions Parker Bliss Sr
2009 Before You Say I Do George TV movie
Accidentally on Purpose Brian Episodes: "The Third Man", "One Night Stand"
2010 Drop Dead Diva Charles Ellis Episodes: "The Long Road to Napa"
The Wish List Fred Jones TV movie
Lie to Me John Stafford Episode: "Beyond Belief" (Season 3, Episode 6)
2011 On Strike for Christmas Stephen TV movie
Mega Cyclone Jason TV movie
2013 Cracked Det. Aidan Black Season 1–2
21 Episodes
2015 Proof Dr. Len Barliss 10 Episodes
Rookie Blue Lloyd Hill Episode: Perfect Family
Charming Christmas Nick TV movie
2016 Degrassi: Next Class Himself Episode: #NotAllMen (Season 1, Episode 6)
Milton's Secret Bill Adams
The Convenient Groom Lucas Wright TV movie
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Christopher Hayden

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2014 ACTRA Awards Outstanding Performance - Male Cracked Nominated
Canadian Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Nominated
2015 Nominated
2016 Golden Maple Awards Best actor in a TV series broadcast in the U.S. Proof Nominated
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