Birthday: July 15
In 1989, Kristoff St. John joined the cast of the daytime drama “Generations” as Adam Marshall, a role that garnered him two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, in 1990 and 1991. In 1991 he joined the cast of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS as Neil Winters. In 1992 he won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series and won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2008. Also, he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 1993, 1999, 2000, 2007 and 2015. In 2016 he received his first nomination in the Lead Actor category. In addition, St. John won the NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in a Daytime Drama in 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008. He has been nominated for the Image Award 13 times.
St. John made his television debut at age 7 in the series “That’s My Mama” and starred in the series “Charlie & Company,” with Flip Wilson, Gladys Knight and Della Reese, as well as “The Bad News Bears” and “The San Pedro Beach Bums.” His additional television credits include guest-starring roles in “Diagnosis Murder,” on the Network, “Suddenly Susan,” “Arli$$,” “The Jamie Foxx Show,” “Get Real,” “Pensacola,” “Martin,” “Living Single,” “For Your Love” and “The Cosby Show.” He had a recurring role on “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper.”
Throughout his career, St. John has worked with such legendary entertainers as Richard Pryor, Tony Orlando, Diahann Carroll, Jack Warden, James Earl Jones, Smokey Robinson, Irene Cara, Farrah Fawcett and Jon Voight and had the distinction of playing young Alex Haley in “Roots 2,” for which he won a Youth in Film Award.
St. John’s feature-film credits include “The Champ,” “Top of the Heap,” “Avatarmania” and “Pandora’s Box.”
St. John formed a production company to produce and direct his own projects. In 1995 he produced and hosted the CBS series “CBS Soap Break,” an up-close and personal look at CBS soap stars. Also, he has written, produced, directed and hosted two installments of a behind-the-scenes video series titled “Backstage Pass to the Daytime Emmys.” He exercised his hosting chops as a co-host on the red carpet for TV Guide Channel’s 2007 Golden Globes preshow.
St. John, who is active with the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, American Diabetes Foundation and PETA, has three children: Julian, Paris and Lola.
His birthday is July 15. Follow him on Twitter @KristoffStJohn.