Christopher Gorham is an American-born actor who is possibly best known for his appearances in the ABC comedy-drama series “Ugly Betty.” He’s also appeared in several other TV series, such as “Insatiable,” “Covert Affairs,” and “Odyssey 5” among others.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Christopher David Gorham is a native of Fresno, California, who was born under the Leo zodiac sign on 14 august 1974, which makes him 49 years old as of 2023. He is the son of the certified public accountant, David Gorham, and his wife, the school nurse, Cathryn Gorham. He has not revealed whether he has any siblings and has also kept most of his childhood details under wraps. He follows the Christianity religion. Christopher began appearing in theatrical productions when he was four years old.
Regarding his education, Gorham went to Roosevelt School of the Arts, in Fresno, and later joined the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA), from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater in late 1996; when he was in college, he participated in several sports such as stage combat, martial arts, ballroom dancing, and rollerblading.
Christopher made his film debut in 1997, with a minor role in “Shopping for Fangs” and he later in the same year played Walt in the romantic black comedy “A Life Less Ordinary”. His first major role was in the adventure drama, “The Other Side of Heaven” in 2001, and he then focused on TV appearances, before later starring alongside Alyssa Milano and Michael Landes in the romantic comedy “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” in 2010. His fame skyrocketed in 2011 when he was cast as Dennis Sullivan in the family adventure film “Somebody’s Hero.”
Christopher next voiced Barry Allen/The Flash in the animated superhero films “Justice League: War,” “Justice League: Throne of Atlantis,” and “Justice League vs. Teen Titans” in 2014, 2015, and 2016 respectively.
He made his directing debut with “We Love You, Sally Carmichael!” in 2017, and also played Simon Hayes in the comedy. He later voiced The Flash/Barry Allen in three more animated superhero movies, including “The Death of Superman” and “Justice League Dark: Apokolips War” in 2018 and 2020 respectively, then later played Johnny Carson in the Regina King-directed drama “One Night in Miami.”
Christopher made his TV debut in a 1997 episode of the action-adventure “Spy Game”, and thereafter portrayed Elliot in four episodes of the teen drama “Party of Five” in 1997 and ‘98. Subsequently, he appeared in single episodes of several series, before he landed the role of Harrison John in The WB teen comedy-drama, “Popular”, sharing the screen with Carly Pope and Leslie Bibb in 43 episodes of the show (1999-2001), which was created by Gina Matthews and Ryan Murphy. He later appeared in eight episodes of The WB drama “Felicity” in 2001 and 2002, and 19 episodes of the Canadian sci-fi, “Odyssey 5” in 2002 and 2003.
In 2003, Gorham portrayed Jake Foley in the science fiction “Jake 2.0,” Dr. Miles in the medical drama “Medical Investigation” in 2004, and Benjamin in the Paramount Television sitcom “Out of practice” in 2005. Between 2006 and 2010, he landed the lead role of Henry Grubstick in the ABC comedy-drama “Ugly Betty”, appearing in 33 episodes of the show, which starred America Ferrera, Ana Ortiz and Mark Indelicato.
He later landed another starring role as Auggie Anderson in 75 episodes of the action drama “Covert Affairs,” which aired on USA Network from 2010 to 2014. Christopher’s following roles were in the fantasy adventures “Once Upon a Time” also in 2014, the sitcom “Two Broke Girls” in 2017, the black comedy-drama “Insatiable” in 2018, and recently in the legal drama “The Lincoln Lawyer” in 2022, the latter was based on Michael Connelly’s novel, “The Brass Verdict.”
Social Media Presence
Gorham goes by the username @chrisgorham on Instagram, and has over 265,000 followers. He launched his verified Twitter account in May 2009, and he is now followed by around 100,000 fans – his username is @ChrisGorham. Moreover, he has around 20,000 fans on Facebook.
Awards and Nominations
In 2003, Gorham scooped a joint Character and Morality in Entertainment (Carmie) Award for “The Other Side of Heaven”, and in the year that followed, he was nominated for an Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films award for “Jake 2.0.” Moreover, he was nominated for a Gold Derby Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in “Ugly Betty” in 2007 and 2008 respectively.
Christopher is married to his college sweetheart, the actress Anel Lopez. The duo attended UCLA together, and have also shared the screen in several projects, including “Shopping for Fangs.” They dated for several years, and eventually walked the aisle on 22 January 2000, in the presence of family, friends, and church members. The couple likes sharing their throwback and wedding anniversary pictures on their respective social media platforms.
In 2001, Gorham and Lopez welcomed their first son named Lucas Lopez Gorham., and were blessed with another son, Ethan Lopez Gorham, in 2003, who recently matriculated from San Marino High School in California in 2022, and is now a student at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. They later had a daughter named Alondra Cecelia Lopez Gorham in 2009. Lucas was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome (AS) when he was nine years old – during a 2011 interview with Disability Scoop, Christopher stated, ‘I don’t think of him as my son with Asperger’s. I think of him as my son…We, as his parents, are going to do our best — as we do with all of our kids — to give him the best shot at having the best life he can.’ Christopher is now an advocate for autism awareness.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Gorham is of Caucasian roots, and has a set of brown eyes and brown hair. He has an athletic body, weighs around 170lbs (77kgs), and is 5ft 11 ins (1.80m) tall, with vital statistics of approximately 40-30-15; he wears shoe size 9(US).
Christopher has been active in the showbiz industry since 1997, which has seen him accumulate a good sum. He is worth approximately $5 million as of 2023, and seems to be leading a modest lifestyle.
Who Is Christopher’s Wife, Anel Lopez? Brief Biography
Anelita ‘Anel’ Lopez was born on 10 March 1975, in the USA, and is now 47 years old. She is the daughter of Margarita and Samuel Lopez, and was raised alongside her two brothers. According to her Facebook page, she has a degree in Performing Arts and Communication Science. She is famous for her role as Princess Leia in “Felicity,” Poppy Fresh in “Popular,” and Harper Lee in “Man Woman Film.” Gorham’s wife has accumulated a net worth of over $1 million from her acting career.