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Christopher, Tyler 1972–

CHRISTOPHER, Tyler 1972–

(Tyler Baker)

PERSONAL

Full name, Tyler Christopher Baker; born November 11, 1972, in Joliet, IL; raised in Delaware, OH; married Eva Longoria (an actress and producer), January 20, 2002 (marriage ended). Education: Attended Ohio Wesleyan University. Avocational Interests: Travel, fitness workouts.

Addresses:

Agent—Alisa Adler, Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Ric Beddingfield, 9255 Sunset Blvd., Suite 920, Los Angeles, CA 90069 (some sources cite 13636 Ventura Blvd., Suite 464, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423).

Career:

Actor. 68 Cent Crew Theatre Company, Los Angeles, founding member. Appeared in commercials. Worked as a bartender and a waiter.

Member:

Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors:

First Americans in the Arts awards, outstanding performance in a daytime television series, 1996 and 1997, Soap Opera Digest Award, outstanding male newcomer, 1997, Soap Opera Update Award, best male newcomer, 1997, Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding younger actor in a drama series, 1998, and Image Award nomination, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, outstanding actor in a daytime drama series, 2004, all for General Hospital; Portland Festival of World Cinema Award, best actor, 2001, for Out of the Black; First Americans in the Arts Award, outstanding supporting actor in a film, 2001, for Catfish in Black Bean Sauce; First Americans in the Arts Award, outstanding guest actor on a television drama series, 2001, for The Pretender; First Americans in the Arts Award, outstanding actor in a television drama, c. 2001, for The Pretender 2001; other awards, including Male Native American of the Year Award, White Buffalo Spirit Award, and Native American of the Year Award, All Nations Council.

CREDITS

Television Appearances; Series:

Nikolas Cassadine, General Hospital, ABC, 1996–99, 2003—.

Conner Bishop, General Hospital, ABC, 2004—.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Jacob Wheeler, Jr., Into the West, TNT, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Ethan, The Pretender 2001 (also known as The Pretender), TNT, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(As Tyler Baker) Nikolas Cassadine, General Hospital: Twist of Fate, ABC, 1996.

The General Hospital 35th Anniversary Show, ABC, 1998.

Himself, SOAPnet Reveals ABC Soap Secrets, SoapNet, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

(As Tyler Baker) Presenter, The 24th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1997.

The 25th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 1998.

Presenter, The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Celebrity contestant, "Jamaica," Search Party, E! Entertainment Television, 1999, 2000.

Anton, "Pardon My Past," Charmed, The WB, 2000.

Ethan Clausen (Mirage), "The Inner Sense: Parts 1 & 2," The Pretender, NBC, 2000.

Neil Lumston, "Human Error," Family Law, CBS, 2000.

Wolfram & Hart lawyer, "Five by Five," Angel, The WB, 2000.

Detective David Scott, "The Beast," Special Unit 2, UPN, 2001.

Person at club, "Girlfight," Felicity, The WB, 2001.

Signore Christofero, "Soap Royalty/Princess Greta's Coronation," Days of Our Lives, NBC, 2001.

Billy Raddison, "Snuff," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as CSI), CBS, 2002.

Dr. Jay Ferguson, "One Night at Mercy," The Twilight Zone, UPN, 2002.

Holden McKay, "All Hallow's Eve," Boomtown, NBC, 2002.

Joe Akers, "Family Business," JAG, CBS, 2002.

Seaman Sam Bellows, "Welcome Home," The Division, Lifetime, 2002.

Officer Fisher, "John Doe," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2003.

Guest, The View, ABC, 2003.

Guest, One Day with …, SoapNet, 2004.

Guest, Soapography, SoapNet, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Appeared in the pilot One for the Money, NBC and UPN; also appeared as Sergeant Samuel Van Handle in Sam's Circus, an unaired pilot.

Film Appearances:

(As Tyler Baker) Scott, Common Bonds, 1997.

Michael, Catfish in Black Bean Sauce, Phaedra Cinema, 1999.

Dan Stone, Face the Music, Winding Road Entertainment, 2000.

Cole Malby, Out of the Black (also known as Buried Lies), PorchLight Entertainment, 2001.

Rick, Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (also known as U.S. Seals: Dead or Alive and U.S. Seals 3: Frogmen), Artisan Entertainment, 2002.

No Turning Back, Innovation Film Group, 2003.

Also appeared in the short film The Gift.

Stage Appearances:

Dennis, Loot, Black Theatre Company, Second Stage, Los Angeles, 1997.

Robert Ames, Ladies of the Corridor, Tamarind Theatre, 2000, 2002.

Appeared as Billy D. in Bill W and Dr. Bob and as Arnold Wiggins in The Boys Next Door, both 68 Cent Crew Theatre Company, Los Angeles; appeared as Sal in Starfire, Company of Angels Theatre.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Soap Opera Weekly, August 25, 1998, pp. 24–26; May 18, 2004, p. 34.

Soaps in Depth, September 22, 1998, pp. 63–69; June 8, 2004, p. 27.

TV Guide, June 13, 1998, p. 17; July 18, 2004, p. 43.

Electronic:

Tyler Christopher Official Site,http://www.tylerchristopher.com, November 26, 2004.

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