10 Things to Know About Hallmark Actor Kristoffer Polaha
Kristoffer Polaha has an interesting life on and off the television screen.
1. His Name
Kristoffer Polaha was born in Reno Nevada on February 18, 1977. Some people might think he is Hawaiian because of his name, but the actor and producer is Czech.
Kristoffer graduated from New York University Tisch School of the Arts in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in arts. Then he moved to Los Angeles to start a career in acting.
3. Acting Career
Polaha didn't have a hard time getting acting roles. In 2001, he began his acting career in the theater instead of in movies. He acted in plays such as Ragtime Revue at Lincoln Center, Long Day’s Journey Into Night at Roundabout Theater, Bread and Butter at Provincetown Playhouse, and Richard III at the Stella Adler Conservatory.
4. Hallmark Movies
By the time Kristoffer began acting on the Hallmark Channel, he already had 15 years of experience. His first Hallmark movie Dater's Handbook in 2016. He acted alongside Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, who is now married to Prince Harry and the mother of a son and daughter.
Since 2016, Polaha has had a starring role in a Hallmark every year. In fact, in that year, he appeared in two movies, one movie in 2017, and two in 2018.
He had a starring role every year since his first Hallmark movie in 2016. In fact, he made two movies that year. He made one in 2017, and two in 2018. Four of the seven Mystery 101 movies were released in 2019, one in 2020, and the remaining two in 2021. That means of his 14 Hallmark movies, seven of them have been with Jill Wagner in the Mystery 101 series.
The actor shared the good news with his fans on a podcast that Mystery 101 has not been canceled and will return in 2022. The last season ended with a cliffhanger about the future of the romantic relationship between Polaha's character Detective Travis Burke and Jill Wagner's character Professor Amy Winslow.
5. Kristoffer Loves Making Hallmark Movies
Kristoffer says that he enjoys acting in Hallmark's family-friendly movies. He says he can watch the movies with his 91-year-old Nana and be proud of his work. She thinks he is a real actor because she sees him on the Hallmark Channel. The actor also says it’s fun to sit with his young children and show them what he does for a living. He concludes that Hallmark movies are uplifting for the young and old and all ages in between.
Viewers know Kristoffer is a popular actor on the Hallmark Channel, but some might not know that he signed a book deal in 2020 with Rosewind Book to co-author a series of romance novels with Anna Gomez where the setting is in Hawaii.
Moments Like This was published on March 9, 2021. It is about a young woman who is having a challenge with her career and relationship. Where the Sun Rises is scheduled to be released on October 11, 2022. It is also about the challenges of love and romance when the daughter of a plantation worker falls in love with the son of one of the richest men in Oahu. Needless to say, their worlds are different.
7. Production Company
Not only is Polaha a popular actor and author, but he is also an executive producer of some films. He intends to produce his books for film and television through his own company Podunk Productions.
8. Kristoffer Polaha's Family
Polaha has been married to actress Julianne Morris since June 7, 2003. The couple has three sons, and all of them have biblical names: Caleb was born in 2004, Jude was born in 2006, and Micah was born in 2011. Even though Julianne is an actress, she has never starred in a Hallmark movie. Fans would love to the couple act together in a Hallmark movie like husband and wife Carlos and Alexa PenaVega.
Julianne has had recurring roles on The Young and the Restless (1994-1996, 2014) and Days of Our Lives (1998-2002).
9. Personal Life
Kristoffer and Julianne are practicing Christians and that is the way they are raising their three sons. Kristoffer admitted that at one time he fell away from his faith, but a near-death experience caused him to believe again. He sustained severe injuries to his face, hand, and arms that required 180 stitches.
10. Social Media
Kristoffer uses social media to keep in touch with his more than 62.4k Instagram followers.
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