|Date of Birth
||8 June 1969
|Place of Birth
||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Following a lower back injury that forced him to quit the university basketball team, David Sutcliffe turned his interest to acting. He performed in several local plays in Toronto and worked steadily in Canadian television and film.
The aspiring actor subsequently moved to New York where he broke into the entertainment industry by doing commercials. He got his first television job in a February 1995 episode of CBS original drama "Forever Knight." Afterward, more TV works arrived. He could be seen in made-for-TV movies Where's the Money, Noreen? (1995), Night of the Twisters (1996), Holiday Affair (1996) and Melanie Darrow (1997). He was also spotted as a guest in an episode of the Canadian sci-fi/drama series "Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal."
In 1997, David made his big screen debut appearance in the thriller Bad Day on the Block (starring Charlie Sheen). He followed it up with roles in two 1998 comedy films, Tamra Davis' Half Baked (starring Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer and Guillermo Diaz) and writer-director John Kalangis' Jack & Jill (starring Shauna MacDonald and John Kalangis). Meanwhile, he appeared as a guest in an episode of ABC family comedy with a romantic twist, "Two Of A Kind," and NBC Emmy Award-winning sitcom "Will & Grace." He also costarred with Jean Louisa Kelly, playing middle class and easy-going couple Adam Williams and Rachel Bradley, on NBC’s version of British comedy/drama "Cold Feet."
Entering the new millennium, David starred as hotel manager Matt Brewer on CBS brief-lived comedy "Grapevine," alongside Kristy Swanson and George Eads. The show only lasted for five episodes and David subsequently went to guest star on such TV series as NBC’s wildly popular sitcom “Friends,” CBS popular, Emmy Award-winning crime drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and its spin-off, "CSI: Miami."
In 2001, David snagged his most famous role to date, as Christopher Hayden, the father of Rory Gilmore (played by Alexis Bledel) and long time friend and periodic love interest of Lorelai Gilmore (played by Lauren Graham) on the WB’s (now CW) an hour-long comedy-drama "Gilmore Girls." And as of 2006, David is still working on the show.
During his "Gilmore Girls" years, David had a recurring role as Jonah in Lifetime Television popular cop drama "The Division" in 2003. He also returned to the big screen with a starring role as a brilliant graphic novelist with writer’s block in David Moreton's drama comedy inspired by James Robert Baker's novel, Testosterone, and a bit part in Audrey Wells' adaptation of Frances Mayes' book, Under the Tuscan Sun (starring Diane Lane, Sandra Oh and Lindsay Duncan; both in 2003). He also starred as Patrick Owen, a high school teacher who becomes a popular movie actress' (played by Teri Polo) boyfriend, on ABC brief-running sitcom "I'm with Her" (2003-2004).
2005 saw David in the films Happy Endings, Break a Leg, Cake and in the TV movies Murder in the Hamptons, Snow Wonder, and His and Her Christmas. He is currently on set filming writer-director José Antonio Negret's upcoming drama-thriller which follows the last 90 minutes in a kidnapped hostage's life, Hacia la oscuridad (a.k.a. Towards Darkness). He will share the screen with America Ferrera, Roberto Urbina and Tony Plana.