Kristoff St. John

Kristoff St. John

Highest Rated: 36% The Champ (1979)

Lowest Rated: 36% The Champ (1979)

Birthday: Jul 15, 1966

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Actor Kristoff St. John began acting as a child before becoming a mainstay on the daytime soap opera "The Young & the Restless" (CBS, 1973-). Born in New York, he spent part of his childhood in Connecticut before relocating to Los Angeles. He found success early, appearing in the live-action Saturday morning show "Big John, Little John" (NBC, 1976). Guest appearances on "Happy Days" (ABC, 1974-84) and "Wonder Woman" (ABC/CBS, 1975-79), as well as a small role in the film "The Champ" (1979), followed. He was cast as the childhood version of author Alex Haley in the miniseries "Roots: The Next Generation" (ABC, 1979) and was a series regular in the short-lived sitcom "The Bad News Bears" (CBS, 1979-80), alongside Corey Feldman. After an appearance on the hit "The Cosby Show" (NBC, 1984-92), he earned his first starring role in the sitcom "Charlie & Co." (ABC, 1985-86), playing the son of Flip Wilson and Gladys Knight. He next moved into what would become his home for the rest of his career. The actor joined Vivica A. Fox and Richard Roundtree in the cast of the groundbreaking soap opera "Generations" (NBC,1989-91). After that show ended, he continued on daytime television taking a role on the long-running serial "The Young and the Restless," as the show added a group of African-American characters, an influx of talent that also included Victoria Rowell and Shemar Moore. St. John portrayed cosmetics executive Neil Winters, a role that he would play for 28 years. While working on the soap opera, the actor made occasional TV guest appearances on shows like "Martin" (FOX, 1992-97) and "Living Single" (FOX, 1993-98), and had a recurring role on "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper" (ABC, 1992-97). He also appeared in a string of television Christmas movies including "Marry Us for Christmas" (UP, 2014) and "A Christmas Cruise" (ION, 2017). St. John died unexpectedly at age 52 due to heart failure brought about by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy on February 3, 2019. His final episode of "The Young and the Restless" aired three days later on February 6.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 0% No Place Like Home Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 33% A Christmas Cruise Jake (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Baby for Christmas Lawrence (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marry Us for Christmas Lawrence (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet 20 Ft. Below: The Darkness Descending Smitty (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called God Screenwriter - 2013
No Score Yet 17% Carpool Guy Steven (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 85% Pandora's Box Victor Dubois (Character) $882K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finish Line Tito Landreau (Character) - 1989
36% 82% The Champ Sonny (Character) - 1979

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Young and the Restless Neil Winters (Character) 2011-2019 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2019 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2010
95% 98% Everybody Hates Chris Himself (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet SOAPnet Selects: The Best of '06 Unknown (Character) 2006
62% No Score Yet Arli$$ Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Your Love Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suddenly Susan Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Matters Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pensacola: Wings of Gold Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living Single Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jamie Foxx Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crew Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martin Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hangin' With Mr. Cooper Unknown (Guest Star) 1994-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1994-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad News Bears Ahmad Abdul Rahim (Character) 1979-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big John, Little John Homer (Character) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet That's My Mama! Unknown (Guest Star) 1975

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