Christopher Gorham

Christopher Gorham

Born Christopher David Gorham
(1974-08-14) August 14, 1974
Fresno, California, U.S.
Alma mater UCLA
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997-present
Spouse(s) Anel Lopez Gorham
(m. 2000–present) 3 children

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.

Early life

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 Theater in 1996.[1] While in college he participated in many sports including martial arts, stage combat, fencing, rollerblading, and ballroom dancing.[2]


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. 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 then also Season 4 finale.[3] 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 was renewed for a fourth season on September 25, 2012.[4] 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".[5]

In 2014 Gorham added another recurring role to his resume, as he joined 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.[6]

Personal life

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 Cecelia Lopez Gorham (born January 10, 2009).[7]



Year Title Role Notes
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[8]
2004 Spam-ku Roy
2010 My Girlfriend's Boyfriend Ethan Reed
2010 Answer This! Paul Tarson
2011 The Ledge Chris
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
TBA We Love You, Sally Carmichael Unknown Directorial debut[9]


Year Title Role Notes
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[10]
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
2016 Heartbeat Wyatt 2 episodes


  1. "NOTABLE ALUMNI ACTORS". UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  2. "Christopher Gorham Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
  3. "Ugly Betty: Henry Is Back!". TV Guide. April 22, 2009. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  4. Andreeva, Nellie (September 25, 2012). "USA's 'Royal Pains', 'White Collar' & 'Covert Affairs' Renewed". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 25, 2012.
  5. "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. Retrieved January 13, 2012.
  6. "'Once Upon a Time' casts 'Covert Affairs' star in key guest star role -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. November 22, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
  7. "It's a Girl for Ugly Betty's Chris Gorham!". People. January 11, 2009.
  8. "Camie Award Web Site".
  9. McNary, Dave. "'Covert Affairs' Star Christopher Gorham Makes Directorial Debut (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  10. "The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild. Retrieved July 21, 2010.

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