Kristoff St. John Bio
Kristoff St. John (July 15, 1966 – February 3, 2019) was an American actor. From 1991 to 2019, he portrayed the role of Neil Winters on The Young and the Restless, which earned him eleven Daytime Emmy Award nominations, two Emmy Awards, and ten NAACP Image Awards.
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|Born||July 15, 1966
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||February 3, 2019 (aged 52)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Valley Oaks Memorial Park|
|Other names||Christoff St. John|
|Known for||Roots: The Next Generations
The Young and the Restless
|Parent(s)||Christopher St. John
Marie St. John
Kristoff St. John Biography
Kristoff St. John was born July 15, 1966, in New York City and grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Los Angeles. His father, Christopher St. John, is a producer, actor and director, while his mother, Marie, is an entertainer.
As a ten-year-old child, St. John had a featuring role on the Saturday-morning comedy Big John, Little John, broadcast on NBC in 1976. St. John portrayed a young Alex Haley in the 1979 ABC miniseries Roots: The Next Generations. He also made a small appearance as Booker Brown on the ABC sitcom Happy Days, as well as a boyfriend of Denise Huxtable on an early episode of The Cosby Show. In his first major role, he appeared as Charlie Richmond Jr. in the 1985 CBS sitcom Charlie & Co.
St. John’s first major soap role was Adam Marshall on the NBC soap opera Generations. After the show’s cancellation in 1991, he originated the role of Neil Winters on The Young and the Restless, and played the character for 25 years; no African American actor had appeared on the series more frequently than St. John. In 1992, he won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role. On September 5, 1994, he hosted CBS Soap Break.
In 2005, St. John became a special host for TV Guide Channel. In 2007, he received his fifth Daytime Emmy nomination. He was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor. In 2008, St. John won his second Daytime Emmy, as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Kristoff’s last air date, as Neil Winters on The Young and the Restless, was on February 6, 2019.
St. John was married and divorced twice. He had a son, Julian (1989–2014) and a daughter, Paris Nicole (born 1992) with his first wife, boxer Mia St. John. Julian died by suicide on November 23, 2014, following a long history of mental illness. St. John was married to Allana Nadal from 2001 to 2007, and they had a daughter, Lola (born April 15, 2003). On August 31, 2018, he was engaged to Russian model Kseniya Olegovna Mikhaleva.
St. John was a vegan and animal rights advocate and appeared in two PETA ad campaigns.
St. John died at his Los Angeles, California, home on February 3, 2019. On March 19, 2019, it was announced that his death had been ruled accidental, with the cause listed as hypertrophic heart failure.
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