Kristoffer Polaha is an actor who has build a diverse body of work to his name over the seventeen years he’s been in film and television. He is best known for his performance as a series regular in Backstrom, a television show following the Portland Police Bureau’s Special Crimes Unit as Peter Niedermayer. He starred alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar in Ringer as Henry Butler, following their family in New York City, navigating stolen identities and lies. Polaha joined Shiri Appleby and Britt Roberston in Life Unexpected, a sweet show about two people discovering they suddenly have a 15 year old daughter to support. He is also known for Miss Guided, Where Hope Grows, North Shore, and Rocky Mountain Christmas. Most recently, Polaha has guest starred in Ballers and is currently portraying Sam Barber in Condor, following the life of a CIA analyst Joe Turner.
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- Semester At Sea
- Where Hope Grows interview
“My faith is sort of the back bone of my entire career.”
“This is a quote out of the Bible. It says, “I will use stories to speak my message and explain things that have been hidden since the creation of the world.” I mean it’s kind of epic. It’s kind of mind blowingly epic.”
“I think what’s important as an artist is to define your voice. Whose story are you telling? What story are you telling?”