Kristoffer Jon Polaha (born February 18, 1977) is an American actor. He is known for his starring roles on television as Jason Matthews in North Shore, Nathaniel "Baze" Bazile in Life Unexpected, and Henry Butler in Ringer. Since 2016, Polaha appeared in 6 Hallmark movies and a four-part series of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movies, saying "as an actor, I am leaning into Hallmark because it’s fun to sit with my seven-year-old and show him what I do for a living. These are family-friendly movies. I’m leaning in because my 91-year-old Nana finally thinks I’ve made it in Hollywood because I’m on Hallmark." Polaha had a minor but notable role in the superhero film Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) directed by Patty Jenkins.
Polaha is a practicing Christian and spoke about how he fell away from his faith, but a death-defying experience made him believe again. In 2019, when asked in an interview what he would like to be remembered for, Polaha replied: "So I'm an actor, and if an audience is going to remember me, I'd kind of like to be in the same boat as Jimmy Stewart, Tom Hanks...these guys who are really great at their craft but who've also made people feel really good on a human level. Even Audrey Hepburn was somebody who – wouldn't it be great to have these amazing successes as an actor so that aspect of your life was a given, but then the stories also include how kind they are. Just what good people they were. And I would love that to be my legacy."Polaha married actress Julianne Morris on June 7, 2003 at the Windermere Chapel in Windermere, Florida. The couple has three sons named Kristoffer Caleb (b. 2004), Micah (b. 2006) and Jude (b. 2011).
Kristoffer Jon Polaha was born on February 18, 1977 in Reno, Nevada to Esther and Jerome Polaha. His father was a Washoe District Court Judge. Polaha is the youngest of four brothers. He left Reno in the early 1990s to attend Robert Louis Stevenson boarding school in Pebble Beach, California. In 1999, he graduated from New York University's Tisch School Of Arts, where he earned a bachelor's degree in arts.
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Mystery 101: Deadly History
When Amy's uncle goes missing, Amy and her husband travel to New York to look for him.
Mystery 101: Killer Timing
An escaped serial killer and an attempt on Travis's life makes this their most dangerous case yet as Amy andTravis team up with his FBI agent ex to find the connection before it's too late.
Mystery 101: An Education in Murder
A young writer's research leads the police to revisit a famous murder case that convicted Amy's colleague at Elmstead, so they can clear the professor's name.
Wonder Woman 1984
A bungled store robbery places Wonder Woman in a global battle against a powerful and mysterious ancient force that puts her powers in jeopardy.
Mystery 101: Dead Talk
Amy heads to Seattle to give a TEDTalk-style lecture. When a tech genius dies, Amy suspects foul play. When local cops shut her out, Travis joins forces with Amy to figure out whodunit.
Mystery 101: Words Can Kill
When a guest at the college book festival is killed, Amy and Travis clash after he arrests an unlikely person for murder. Amy must fight to prove he's got the wrong person behind bars.
When a college student is found dead, English professor Amy uses her crime fiction expertise to solve the case faster than the detective, who ends up working with Amy to catch the killer.
Run the Race
In the wake of his mother's death and his father's abandonment, an All-State athlete,Zach, finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship and the brothers' ticket out of town...
The company holiday party must be thrown by Rebecca. She has to juggle her work, family traditions, and nemesis to make the party a success.
Mystery 101: Playing Dead
A mystery is being produced by the local theater. When one of the actresses' life is in danger, Amy &Travis must uncover which character is playing for keeps.
Beneath The Leaves
Four small-town boys are kidnapped by James Whitley, a warm-eyed psychopath. His grotesque pursuit to reunite orphaned children with their deceased birth parents is halted when the boys escape and he ...
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Small Town Christmas
Author Nell Phillips’ first book has become a surprise best-seller of the Christmas season. Nell’s last stop on a nationwide book tour takes her to the town of Springdale, the hometown of Emmett Turne...
Pearl in Paradise
Alex Anderson and Colin Page are looking for a blue pearl that Colin wrote about in his book Pearl in Paradise. Alex is in the running for the creative director position if she can photograph the pear...
Each of them has yet to find one thing that makes them even remotely interesting. Most people will never go on a journey like that. A journey to find their true talent.
When Joe Turner learns that the CIA has been using a program he developed to spy on American citizens, he is tested to see if he is still a good analyst. Three days of condor were political thrillers....
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Rocky Mountain Christmas
Sarah Davis heads to her uncle's struggling ranch to escape New York and the spotlight from her recent break up. When she returns home for the first time since her aunt's death, Graham, an entitled Ho...
The Good Doctor
A young surgeon with Savant syndrome is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. Can a person who doesn't relate to people save their life?
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odie King is a rich and famous rock star at the height of his career when he?s about to start the biggest tour of his life. After experiencing some symptoms of tinnitus, a doctor informs Jodie that he...
A former Navy SEAL lands a job as a police officer in Los Angeles where he's working with a veteran detective to maintain a low stress level in his life.
After a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession, a low-level cabinet member is suddenly appointed President of the United Stat...
Hearts of Christmas
When Alice, a beloved neonatal intensive care unit supervisor, is forced to take early retirement, her young colleague Jenny decides to turn the upcoming staff Christmas party into a surprise celebrat...
A woman is told in a dating guide book that she should find a husband who loves her as much as she does.
When the groom's oldest friend, Cole, (Jack Quaid) finds out his best friend, Jason, (Jared Wernick) is getting married, he escapes from the institution he has been incarcerated in and makes a surpris...
2 TV shows
Detective Lieutenant Backstrom has no filter. He returned from disgrace to lead Portland's new S.C.U after being exiled from the traffic division for offensive behavior. Tasked with navigating the cit...
Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former pla...
Atlas Shrugged: Part III
The nation's economy is rapidly collapsing. As crime and fear take over the countryside, the government continues to exert its brutal force against the nation's most productive who are mysteriously va...
Back in the Day
You have to go back in order to move forward. Jim Owens does that when he heads home for his high school reunion in this raunchy comedy. He tried to relive the glory days with his boys and explore an ...
Where Hope Grows
Calvin Campbell was forced to retire due to his panic attacks. He struggles with life's twists and turns even though he had the talent for the big leagues. He ignores the challenge of raising his daug...
1 TV show
Made in Jersey
A young working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete among her Manhattan colleagues at a prestigious New York law firm.
2 TV shows
She witnessed a murder six months after deciding to get sober. Realizing her life is in danger and not trusting the FBI to protect her, she runs to her wealthy twin sister in New York. The other went ...
An irreverent look at the conflict, chaos and humor that defines teenage life through the eyes of 15-year-old Jenna Hamilton, whose life begins to change when a simple accident becomes an epic misunde...
1 TV show
At birth, 16-year-old Lux was given up for adoption. The three formed an unlikely family when she was put back into the care of her birth parents.
3 TV shows
A member of an underground group of individuals who have been wiped clean of their identities so they can be imprinted with any number of new identities. Between missions to a secret facility known as...
Better Off Ted
Ted, a successful but morally conscious man, runs a research and development department at a morally questionable corporation. Veridian has no invention or achievement that is too far out of the ordin...
After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle gets permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigati...
2 TV shows
The show aired on The CW and City in Canada from October 5, 2008 to July 19, 2009. Kevin Murphy is an executive producer on the series. The show aired on Sundays at 8:00pm. Easy Money was pulled along...
Having navigated the awkward and sometimes traumatic world of high school, Rebecca Freely returns to her alma mater as a guidance counselor, free of the insecurities and orthodontia of her school days...
1 TV show
Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at a fictional advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at a newly created firm located nearby in the Time-Life Building. The phrase "mad...
4 TV shows
Dr. The Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab helps Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly burned or destroyed that the standard identification methods are usele...
Close to Home
Warner Bros co-produced Close to Home. CBS has television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The series was called American Crime in pre-production. It aired from October 4, 2005 to May 11, 2007. The s...
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Four egocentric friends who run a neighborhood Irish pub in Philadelphia try to find their way through the adult world of work and relationships. Their warped views and precarious judgments often lead...
Hot Properties is an ensemble ABC comedy featuring four women working together in a Manhattan real estate office. It was first aired on October 7, 2005. Often compared to Sex and the City and the CBS ...
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The staff and guests of a fictional hotel on Hawaii's North Shore were the focus of a prime-time soap opera.
Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at a fictional hospital in New Jersey.
The Plight of Clownana
Ishamel is the mascot of the store. After the nearby porn store gets its own mascot, Ishamel is left wondering what his life is all about.
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A bitter ex-boyfriend exacts revenge by having a sexual relationship with his former girlfriend's mother.
Birds of Prey
Huntress and her associates are determined to continue Batman's fight against the criminals of New York City.
Without a Trace
The FBI has a missing persons unit in New York City.
CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve gruesome murders. The Miami C...
1 TV show
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
A Las Vegas team of forensic investigators are trained to solve criminal cases by combing the crime scene, collecting irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that solve the mystery.
2 TV shows
The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and helps people with supernatural-related problems while trying to find his own redemption. Buffy the Vampire Slayer has a spin-off.
There are strange things happening in a small New Mexico town. In 1999, a cute high-school student saves the life of a waitress. The two form a bond that threatens the survival of a secret universe in...