Role Nikolas, GH
Show General Hospital
BIRTHDATE: November 11, 1972
BIRTHPLACE: Joliet, IL
STAR SIGN: Scorpio
YEARS ON SHOW: 1996-99; 2003-present
MARITAL STATUS: Married Brienne Pedigo on September 27, 2008; Divorced from Eva Longoria (ex-Isabella, Y&R) whom he married January 20, 2002
CHILDREN: son Greysun, born October 3, 2009
The youngest of four children, Tyler Christopher was born in Joliet, IL, but he grew up with his two sisters and brother in Delaware, OH. Accomplished in sports, he graduated from high school and attended Ohio Wesleyan University for two years, before heading to California to pursue a career in acting. It didn’t last long: He returned home shortly after heading West, then gave Hollywood another shot in 1995. His hard work and perseverance paid off when he landed the part of Laura Spencer’s son, Nikolas, on GH in July, 1996. He left GH to try his luck in prime-time and film three years later, but after some notable guest appearances on TV series, he was lured back this year to the character he originated. His official Web site is tylerchristopher.com.
- Born Tyler Christopher Baker, then legally changed his last name to Christopher while engaged to Vanessa Marcil (Brenda, GH).
- Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall, AMC) were witnesses at his wedding to Longoria.
- Received a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Younger Actor in 1998.
- Enjoys playing golf.
- Cousin of co-stars Derk and Drew Cheetwood.