Kristoffer Polaha

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Kristoffer Polaha
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Polaha in 2011
Kristoffer Jon Polaha

(1977-02-18) February 18, 1977 (age 42)
Years active2001–present
Julianne Morris (m. 2003)

Kristoffer Jon Polaha (born February 18, 1977) is an American film and television actor best known for his roles as Jason Matthews in North Shore, Nathaniel "Baze" Bazile in Life Unexpected, and Henry Butler in Ringer.


Polaha starred on ABC's mid-season replacement series Miss Guided[1] and appeared in the Fox Network television series Tru Calling and Backstrom.

He next played Nate Bazile, a bar owner who discovers he has a teenage daughter, on the series Life Unexpected, during its two season.[2] In late 2010, he signed a talent holding deal with CBS[3] He played Henry Butler on the CW series Ringer[4] until the series cancellation in 2012.[5]

Polaha starred as John Galt in Atlas Shrugged: Part III[6], which was released September 12, 2014.

Polaha has worked in several original Hallmark Channel films starring opposite Meghan Markle in Dater's Handbook in 2016,[7] and most recently in Rocky Mountain Christmas opposite Lindy Booth in December 2017.[8] as well as "Pearl in Paradise" with Jill Wagner (2018).

Personal life[edit]

Polaha is a practicing Christian and spoke about how he fell away from his faith, but a death defying experience made him believe again.[9]

Polaha has been married to actress Julianne Morris since 2003. They have three sons together.[10]

Selected filmography[edit]

Film roles[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Home Base Nick
2008 Billy: The Early Years Young Charles Templeton
2013 Devil's Knot Val Price
2014 Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who Is John Galt? John Galt
2015 Where Hope Grows Calvin Campbell
2016 Vineland Alexander
2018 Beneath the Leaves Detective Brian Larson
2018 Bachelor Lions James Harmon 2019
2020 Wonder Woman 1984 Post-production

Selected television roles[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Angel Dylan Blim Season 3, Episode 6, "Billy"
2002 Roswell Eric Hughs Season 3, Episode 11, "I Married An Alien"
2002 Birds of Prey Darkstrike Episode 7, "Split"
2003 America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story John F. Kennedy Jr.
2003 Tru Calling Mark Evans Season 1, Episodes 1,2 et 7
2004 North Shore Jason Matthews Main role
2005 House Jeff Forster Season 2, Episode 6, Spin
2006 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 2, Episode 1, "Charlie Gets Crippled" Male Employee
2006 CSI: Miami Jeremy Fordham Episode 6, "Curse of the Coffin"
2006 Bones Will Hastings Season 2, Episode 10, "The Headless Witch in the Woods"
2007–2009 Mad Men Carlton Hansen 4 episodes
2009 Valentine Danny Valentine 8 episodes
2009 Without a Trace Justin Morgan Episode 18, "Daylight"
2009 Better Off Ted Don Episode 4, "Racial Sensitivity"
2009 Dollhouse Nate Jordan Episode 2, "Instinct"
2010 Romantically Challenged Jesse Episode 3, "Perry and Rebecca's High School Reunion"
2010–2011 Life Unexpected Nathaniel "Baze" Bazile Main role
2011–2012 Ringer Henry Butler
2012 Made in Jersey Nolan[11]
2012 Awkward. Ben 1 episode
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Darryl Walsh[12] Season 14, Episode 10, "Girls Gone Wild"
2015 Backstrom Sgt. Peter Niedermayer 13 episodes
2015 Stalker Nathan Grant
2015 Hawaii Five-0 Hank Weber Season 6, Episode 8, "Piko Pau ‘Iole"
2015–2016 Castle Caleb Brown recurring, 4 episodes
2016 Hearts of Christmas[13] Matt Crawford Hallmark Movies & Mysteries TV Movie
2016 Rizzoli & Isles Edward Dunn[14] Season 7, Episode 10, "For Richer or Poorer"
2016 Dater's Handbook Robert Hallmark Channel TV Movie
2016 Lethal Weapon Bennet Hirsch/Gino Corelli Episode 2, "Surf N Turf"
2017 Rocky Mountain Christmas[15] Graham Mitchell Hallmark Movies & Mysteries TV Movie
2018 Pearl in Paradise Colin Page Hallmark Channel TV Movie
 "A Small Town Christmas"
 Hallmark Channel TV Movie
2018 Condor Sam Barber
2019 Mystery 101: Mystery 101 Pilot Travis Hallmark Movie


  1. ^ "TV Review: 'Miss Guided'". LA Times. 17 March 2008.
  2. ^ Life Unexpected canceled Archived 2011-10-28 at the Wayback Machine,; accessed February 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "'Life Unexpected' Star Kristoffer Polaha Signs Talent Holding Deal With CBS". 29 November 2010.
  4. ^ "'Life Unexpected': Kristoffer Polaha previews the CW's new drama". LAtimesblogs. 18 January 2010.
  5. ^ "'Life Unexpected' creator Liz Tigelaar on finale: 'By the end, they all get to where they are supposed to be'". LAtimesblogs. 18 January 2011.
  6. ^ On the set of Atlas Shrugged 3 with Kristoffer Polaha (John Galt). Official Atlas Shrugged Youtube Channel. 10 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Dater's Handbook – Interview – Kristoffer Polaha on Hallmark Channel – The actor talks about why he loves working for Hallmark Channel". Hallmark Channel. 30 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Rocky Mountain Christmas". Hallmark Channel. 22 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Actor Who Stopped Praying and Fell Away From His Faith Reveals the Death-Defying Moment That Brought Him Back to God". 26 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Life Unexpected's Kristoffer Polaha and Wife Welcome a Baby Boy!". EOnline. 2 January 2011.
  11. ^ Roots, Kimberly (July 5, 2012). "Exclusive: Ringer's Kristoffer Polaha Joins CBS' Made in Jersey as Series Regular". TVLine. Retrieved July 7, 2012./
  12. ^ "'CSI' Books 'Ringer' Star for Season 14 (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. 25 October 2013.
  13. ^ "'Hearts Of Christmas': Hospital Job Cuts Saved By Angels In Heartwarming Hallmark Movie, Starring Emilie Ullerup, Kristoffer Polaha". 3 December 2016.
  14. ^ "'Rizzoli & Isles' Season 7 Episode 11 Latest Spoiler Updates: Serial Killer On The Loose? Jane's Brother Tommy Makes Boston Comeback". Parent Herald. 21 August 2016.
  15. ^ "'Rocky Mountain Christmas' Hallmark Movies, Mysteries Premiere: Cast And Trailer". 22 December 2017.

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