Growing up in Canada, he attended the University of Toronto to play basketball. But an unexpected back injury in his second season made him unsure about his future. Soon after, he began helping out in the drama department and his friend gave him a small role in a play. He was bit by the acting bug and decided to pursue it professionally shortly after graduation. Sutcliffe worked steadily in Toronto where he performed in local theatre. But it wasn't until age 25 that he made his professional debut in a commercial for Molson beer.
His hard work quickly paid off when he landed a role in a CBS pilot. Following the pilot he decided to move to Los Angeles and landed series regular roles in two television series, Cold Feet for NBC and Grapevine for CBS. He then got a part on the acclaimed WB series Gilmore Girls that would continue to keep his career moving in an upward spiral. Sutcliffe played Christopher, the understanding father of Rory and ex-husband to Lorelai. This role led to guest spots on other shows such as, Friends, Will and Grace, CSI and The Division.
Most recently, the talented actor appeared in the Disney film, Under the Tuscan Sun opposite the Oscar nominated actress, Diane Lane. He can also be seen in the independent film, Testosterone which premiered at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival. Currently, he is filming the romantic comedy, Cake in Canada opposite Heather Graham.
Sutcliffe currently lives in Los Angeles. When not acting, he loves to play hockey, basketball and is in training to run his first marathon this spring.
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David Sutcliffe Facts
|Birthday||June 8, 1969 (48)|
|Birthplace||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Sticks and Stones|
|The Convenient Groom|
|Before You Say I Do|
|Cracked: The Darkness Within|
|Night of the Twisters|