David Sutcliffe

David Sutcliffe


6/8/1969, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Birth Name

David Sutcliffe



Also Known As

David Sutcliff
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Audiences may best know David Sutcliffe from his recurring role on Gilmore Girls. He has also played a recurring role in the Lifetime series The Division, and starred in the series I'm With Her, Grapevine, and Cold Feet. His guest appearances include roles on Friends, Will & Gracemore


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • During his time on Gilmore Girls, David and Lauren Graham became good friends. In fact they had such a close friendship that Lauren (unlike many Gilmore Girls fans)actually wanted Lorelai and Chris to wind up together.

    • David had a brief appearance in the movie Half Baked.

    • David is right handed.

    • David currently resides in Los Angeles.

    • David was raised in Grimsby and St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada.

    • David has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from the University of Toronto.

    • David played Ian in the movie Cake and played Gilbert 'Gil' Palmer in Happy Endings.

    • Before heading to Hollywood, he starred in an independent feature film entitled Two or Three Words directed by Toronto-local Evan Georgiades.

    • While he was in college he waited tables at local greasy spoon Michael's on Bay.

    • Has was married to Julie McCullough from November 2001 to December 2003 but now they are divorced.

    • The 6th Prestige Awards, which honors performers of prime-time network television, nominated David Sutcliffe for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Christopher in Gilmore Girls on June 29, 2006.

    • David Sutcliffe is adding to his credits in a new thriller movie called Hacia la Oscuridad(or Toward Darkness) in Panama with America Ferrera from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. The movie is due for release in 2007.

    • Moving to New York, he broke into the entertainment business by doing commercials.

    • David's college roommate was a playwright looking for actors to cast in his play, so David went for it and ended up with a degree in English literature.

    • When he was younger, David Sutcliffe just wanted to be active in sports. But while playing on the varsity basketball team at the University of Toronto, he suffered a terrible back injury that would end his athletic career.

    • David plays poker in his spare time and also plays on the World Poker Tour in the Hollywood Home games.

    • David's height is 6' 1" (1.85 m).

    • Being a Toronto native, it is no surprise to find David Sutcliffe playing hockey in Southern California. In addition to playing hockey, David enjoys practicing yoga and has previously trained for - and competed in - a marathon.

  • Quotes

    • David: I have a pretty strong bond with both Lauren and Alexis (Bledel, who plays daughter Rory), which happened kind of instantaneously in the first season. At the same time, there is something lost when you're there every day. Before, Christopher would show up and it was a bit of an event, everybody knows that sh–'s gonna go down...and now I'm sort of here. So it's kind of bittersweet in a way.

    • David: They are intense. And they have strong feelings about how the show unravels. The one thing that most people seem to agree on is that Lorelei and Christopher have a unique chemistry and that shows. But I am kind of a hated man. Even though there are Christopher supporters, they're in the minority.

    • David: I grew up loving Three's Company and loving John Ritter as Jack Tripper. I got to meet John when I was doing I'm With Her. It was a big deal for me to meet one of my idols.

    • David: I think there's a lot of people feeling very disconnected from family, I think that [family] is a grounding force that we all desire, whether that's your actual family or a family of friends. I think there are a lot of people in the world feeling completely alienated and alone and just not sure what their place is.

    • David: I'm always striving to go to the next level and to get the next job and to move up the ladder, but I'm amazed that I got this far and I'm grateful for what I have now.

    • David (On Gilmore Girls fans): The fans of the show - there's a lot of issues that a lot of young girls have with their fathers so they project a lot of those issues onto me - so sometimes when I'm out they're like 'Why weren't you at Rory's graduation?'" he says. "They're very upset.

    • David (On his changing feelings of his Gilmore Girls character, Christopher): Over time, I really started to embrace it and realize how unique the show is and how lucky I am to be part of something that has seeped into the conscious of the public. I'm very proud to be part of it.

    • David: Occasionally, I go online to see where the audience stands with what Christopher is doing and how they're reacting.

    • David: I've just become obsessed with ballroom dancing. I signed up for the introductory course, which was like a four-week thing. By the end of it, I was hooked. I love it. It's sort of flirty, but it's not sexual. I can't quit until I've got it down and I can really dance. I'm there four or five times a week.