Sutcliffe in 2012
|Education||University of Toronto|
(m. 2001; div. 2003)
David R. Sutcliffe (born June 8, 1969) is a Canadian-American actor. He is best known for playing Christopher Hayden on the television series Gilmore Girls and Detective Aidan Black on the television series Cracked.
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. He moved to Los Angeles in 1998.
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.
He was also in an episode of the show Nancy Drew (1995) entitled “Exile” playing the character of actor Tyler Reed.
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.
Sutcliffe announced his retirement from acting on May 20, 2019 via his official Facebook page.
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.
|1997||Bad Day on the Block||Helicopter Observer||Direct-to-video|
|1998||Half Baked||After School Dad|
|Jack & Jill|
|1999||Two or Three Words||Ryder|
|Under the Tuscan Sun||Ed|
|2005||Happy Endings||Gil Palmer|
|2007||Hacia la oscuridad||Charlie Bain||Also known as Total Darkness in English|
|2008||Inconceivable||Jon Du Bose|
|Misconceptions||Parker Bliss Sr.|
|2013||Hunting Season||Mike Davis|
|2016||Milton's Secret||Bill Adams|
|1995||Forever Knight||Fiance||Season 2 episode 15: "Be My Valentine"|
|Nancy Drew||Tyler Reed||Episode 3: "Exile"|
|Where's the Money, Noreen?||Satterfield Lookalike||TV film|
|1996||Night of the Twisters||Farm Dad||TV film|
|PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal||Campus Cop||Season 1 episode 6: "The Infestation/Human Apportation"|
|1997||Melanie Darrow||Carl||TV film|
|Fast Track||Marty James||Episode 7: "The Whole Truth"|
|Two of a Kind||Rick||Episode 4: "First Crush"|
|1999||Will & Grace||Campbell||Season 1 episode 17: "Secrets and Lays"|
|Cold Feet||Adam Williams||Main role|
|2000||Grapevine||Matt Brewer||Main role|
|Friends||Kyle||Season 7 episode 5: "The One with the Engagement Picture"|
|2001||Providence||Russell Banks||Season 3 episode 16: "Love Story"|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Ian Wolf||Season 2 episode 3: "Overload"|
|2001–2007||Gilmore Girls||Christopher Hayden||37 episodes|
|2002||Body & Soul||Barry Matheson||Season 1 episode 5: "The Curse"|
|Mutant X||Mark Kearney||Season 2 Episode 9: "Body and Soul"|
|2003||CSI: Miami||Rick Breck||Season 1 episode 16: "Evidence of Things Unseen"|
|The Atwood Stories||Morrison||Episode 1: "Polarities"|
|The Division||Jonah/Dr. Michaelson||6 episodes|
|2003-2004||I'm with Her||Patrick Owen||Series regular|
1 season, 22 episodes
|2005||Murder in the Hamptons||Ted Ammon||TV film|
|Snow Wonder||Jim||TV film|
|His and Her Christmas||Tom Lane||TV film|
|2007–2009||Private Practice||Kevin Nelson||13 episodes (season 1 - season 2)|
|2008||Sticks and Stones||Neil Martin||TV film|
|2009||Before You Say "I Do"||George||TV film|
|Accidentally on Purpose||Brian||Episodes 3 and 8: "One Night Stand" and "The Third Man"|
|2010||Drop Dead Diva||Charles Ellis||Season 2 episodes 3: "The Long Road to Napa"|
|The Wish List||Fred Jones||TV film|
|Lie to Me||John Stafford||Season 3 Episode 6: "Beyond Belief"|
|On Strike for Christmas||Stephen Robertson||TV film|
|2011||Mega Cyclone||Jason||TV film|
|2013||Cracked||Det. Aidan Black||Season 1–2 |
|2015||Rookie Blue||Lloyd Hill||Season 6 episode 2: "Perfect Family"|
|Proof||Dr. Leonard "Len" Barliss||Main role|
|Charming Christmas||Nick||TV film|
|2016||Degrassi: Next Class||Himself||Season 1 episode 6: #NotAllMen|
|The Convenient Groom||Lucas Wright||TV film|
|Timeless||Lucy's Boss||Season 1 episode 1: "Pilot"|
|Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life||Christopher Hayden||Episode 4: "Fall"|
|Deadly Inferno||Colin||TV film|
|2018||The Romanoffs||Philip Hayward||Season 1 episode 6: "Panorama"|
Awards and nominations
|2014||ACTRA Awards||Outstanding Performance - Male||Cracked||Nominated|||
|Canadian Screen Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role||Nominated|||
|2016||Golden Maple Awards||Best actor in a TV series broadcast in the U.S.||Proof||Nominated|||
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