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 Popular, Odyssey 5, Felicity, Jake 2.0, Medical Investigation, Out of Practice, Harper's Island, Covert Affairs, and Once Upon a Time.
Gorham at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival
Christopher David Gorham
August 14, 1974
Anel Lopez (m. 2000)
Gorham was born in Fresno, California, to David Gorham, a certified public accountant, and Cathryn Gorham, a school nurse. He attended Roosevelt High School and graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Theater in 1996. While in college he participated in many sports, including martial arts, stage combat, fencing, rollerblading, and ballroom dancing.
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. 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. BuddyTV ranked Gorham fifth on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".
In 2014 Gorham recurred in the back half of the third season of Once Upon a Time as Walsh, the Wizard of Oz. He currently plays rival pageant coach Bob Barnard on the Netflix series Insatiable which premiered August 10, 2018.
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. He is an autism awareness advocate as he has a child diagnosed with Asperger syndrome.
|1997||Shopping for Fangs||Extra|
|1997||A Life Less Ordinary||Walt|
|2000||Dean Quixote||Real happy fella|
|2001||The Other Side of Heaven||John Groberg||Camie Award|
|2010||My Girlfriend's Boyfriend||Ethan Reed|
|2010||Answer This!||Paul Tarson|
|2011||Somebody's Hero||Dennis Sullivan||Coney 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 Carmichael||Directorial debut|
|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|
|2019||The Other Side of Heaven II: Fire of Faith||John Groberg|
|1997||Spy Game||Daniel / Lucas||Episode: "Nobody Ever Said Growing Up Was Easy"|
|1997–98||Party of Five||Elliot||4 episodes|
|1998||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||James Stanley||Episode: "I Only Have Eyes for You"|
|1998||Vengeance Unlimited||Jason Harrington||Episode: "Noir"|
|1999||Saved by the Bell: The New Class||Mark Carlson||Episode: "Liz Burns Eric"|
|1999–2001||Popular||Harrison John||Main role, 43 episodes|
|2001–02||Felicity||Trevor O'Donnell||8 episodes|
|2002–03||Odyssey 5||Neil Taggart||Main role, 19 episodes|
|2003||Boomtown||Gordon Sinclair||Episode: "Monster's Brawl"|
|2003||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Corey||Episode: "Crash and Burn"|
|2003||Without a Trace||Josh Abrams||Episode: "Victory for Humanity"|
|2003–04||Jake 2.0||Jake Foley||Lead role, 16 episodes|
Nominated – Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award
|2004–05||Medical Investigation||Dr. Miles McCabe||Main role, 20 episodes|
|2005–06||Out of Practice||Benjamin Barnes||Main role, 22 episodes|
|2006||Relative Chaos||Dil Gilbert||Television 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
|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 Anderson||Main role, 75 episodes|
|2011||Love Bites||Dale||Episode: "Boys to Men"|
|2012||Hot in Cleveland||Casey||Episode: "Tangled Web"|
|2014||Once Upon a Time||Walsh / The Wizard of Oz||3 episodes|
|2017||2 Broke Girls||Bobby||Season 6 recurring role|
|2017||The Magicians||John Gaines||Season 2 recurring role|
|2018–present||Insatiable||Bob Barnard||Main role|
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