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Blair Redford
David Blair Redford

(1983-07-27) July 27, 1983 (age 40)
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present

David Blair Redford (born July 27, 1983) is an American actor. He is known for his television roles such as Scotty Grainger on The Young and the Restless, Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald on Passions, Ethan Whitehorse on The Lying Game, Tyler "Ty" Mendoza on Switched at Birth and Simon Waverly on Satisfaction and Thunderbird on The Gifted.

Early life

Redford grew up in the suburb of Canton, Georgia and attended Sequoyah High School. He is of Irish, French, German and Native American descent. He worked for several summers in Georgia's Renaissance Festival performing and doing stunts, creating a pirate character named "Rusty Compass." He is an avid tennis player, and turned down scholarships upon graduating high school in order to act.


Redford got his start with a win in a Warner Bros. open call that granted him a seat as a team member of the WB Road Crew. After about a year and a half on the Road Crew, he moved to Los Angeles. After a short time there, he then landed the role of Scotty Grainger on the soap opera The Young and the Restless in July 2005, which he left in February 2006.

Redford later replaced Adrian Bellani in the role of the Latino character Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald in the soap opera Passions from 2007 to 2008 when the show moved from NBC exclusively to DirectTV for its final season. Redford also landed the starring role of Nash Rambler in Gregg Bishop's horror-comedy film Dance of the Dead which was released by Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures and Lions Gate Entertainment.

Redford starred in The CW drama pilot Betwixt, which wasn't picked up to series, and also appeared in the third season of The CW's 90210 as a recurring character named Oscar. He played James, a Bumper Band member in the film Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera. In 2011, he appeared in five episodes of ABC Family's Switched at Birth as Tyler "Ty" Mendoza, then left the show to start filming for ABC Family's The Lying Game. He was in the series for two seasons before it was cancelled by the network. ..... He reprised his role in the second half of Switched at Birth's second season in summer 2013 and left to pursue other shows.

In September 2013, it was announced that Redford would guest star as Zach in the second season of Beauty & the Beast on The CW.

On March 19, 2014, it was reported that Redford had been cast in Satisfaction as Simon Waverly. The male escort drama series aired for two seasons on the USA Network. In 2017, he starred as John Proudstar / Thunderbird in the Marvel Studios series The Gifted.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Slip Peter Short film
2006 The Other Side Reaper #3
2008 Dance of the Dead Nash Rambler
2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still Army Fighter Pilot #1
2010 Ugly, Strong and Dignified The Duke Short film
2010 Burlesque James / Bumper Band Member
2014 V/H/S: Viral Himself Segment: "Dante the Great"
2015 A Girl Like Grace Billy
2016 Siren ... Guy
2020 Goy Paul Rosenberg


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Blue Collar TV Tim Episode: "Vacations"
2005–2006 The Young and the Restless Scotty Grainger Regular cast, 39 episodes
2006 Voodoo Moon Evil Young Man Television film
2007 October Road Ross St. Marie Episode: "Tomorrow's So Far Away"
2007 Cane Marcus 2 episodes
2007–2008 Passions Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald Regular cast, 44 episodes
2008 Lincoln Heights Miguel Episode: "Prom Night"
2009 FlashForward Joel Episode: "No More Good Days"
2009 CSI: Miami Troy Billings Episode: "Bolt Action"
2010 Huge Ryan Boone / Arturo Episode: "Movie Night"
2010 90210 Oscar Recurring role; 10 episodes
2010 Betwixt Moth Unsold television pilot
2011–2013 Switched at Birth Tyler "Ty" Mendoza Recurring role, 15 episodes
2011–2013 The Lying Game Ethan Whitehorse Main role, 30 episodes
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Luke Holland Episode: "Sheltered"
2013 Beauty & the Beast Zach Hayes Episode: "Reunion"
2014–2015 Satisfaction Simon Waverly Main role, 19 episodes
2015 The Red Road Cody 2 episodes
2017–2019 The Gifted John Proudstar / Thunderbird Main cast
TBA Three Women Will Upcoming series

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Beyond: Two Souls Jay (voice)

See also

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