Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine on General Hospital)

Current Character: Nikolas Cassadine

Birthday: 1972-11-11

Birthplace: Born in Delaware, Ohio

Marital Status: Married to Brienne Pedigo (2008)


Born and raised in Ohio, Tyler Christopher is the youngest of four children. Following graduation from high school, he attended Ohio Wesleyan University for two years before heading to California in hopes of pursuing a career in acting!

Although his initial effort proved to be a false start, he returned to Hollywood in 1995 and set his sights in earnest, doing the requisite rounds of auditions. His hard work and perseverance paid off, as he landed the part of Laura Spencer's son on ABC Daytime's longest-running drama.

Tyler Christopher returned to the role of the noble and complex Nikolas Cassadine in April of 2003, a role he originated in the summer of 1996. Although named one of TV Guide's Hottest Daytime Stars in 1998, it is Tyler's unique sensibility and maturity that makes his portrayal of the strong yet sensitive Nikolas Cassadine so successful. He was nominated for an Emmy in 1999 and again in 2005 for his portrayal.

Divorced from Eva Longoria in 2005, Tyler currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Career Highlights

Days of our Lives - Stefan O. DiMera (December 29, 2017 - present)
Into the West - Jacob Wheeler Jr./Touch the Sky (2005)
General Hospital - Connor Bishop (September 2004 to January 25th, 2005)
Days of our Lives - Signore Christofero; "Soap Royalty /Princess Greta's Coronation" (episode # 1.8986)
February 6th, 2001
The Pretender - Ethan Parker (2000)
General Hospital - Nikolas Cassadine (1996 to 1999; Summer 2003 to June 30, 2011)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Younger Lead Actor (1998)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2005, 2006)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2004, 2005, 2006)
Daytime Emmys Winner Outstanding Lead Actor (2016)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (2019)
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Male Newcomer (1997)
Soap Opera Update Award Best Male Newcomer (1997)
First Americans in the Arts Outstanding Performer in a Television Series (1997, 1998; for General Hospital)
First Americans in the Arts Outstanding Performer in a Television Series (2002; for The Pretender)
First Americans in the Arts Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Film (2002, for Catfish in Black Bean Sauce)


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