Geoff Stults is an American actor who is known for his performances in TV series such as '7th Heaven,' 'October Road,' 'The Finder,' and 'Enlisted.' Even though he had already been part of commercials as a child, Geoff eventually ventured into football. He also received a scholarship because of his football skills. Interestingly, he was destined to be an actor. When he joined college, Geoff rekindled his love for acting and decided to make it his career. Geoff made his TV and film debuts subsequently. However, he gained more prominence on the small screen. He had lead roles in the films 'D.E.B.S' and 'The Opposite Sex,' while he made prominent appearances in 'The Express: The Ernie Davis Story,' 'I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell,' 'Unforgettable,' 'Only the Brave,' 'She's Out of My League,' and '12 Strong.' Some of Geoff's notable TV roles have been in 'Happy Town,' 'Reunion,' 'The Odd Couple,' 'Zoo,' and 'Grace and Frankie.'
Childhood & Early Life
Geoff was born Geoffrey Manton Stults, on December 15, 1977, in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado. His brother, George Stults, is also an actor, and they have played siblings on screen, too.
Geoff graduated from 'Manitou Springs High School.' He played professional gridiron football as a wide receiver for the team 'Klosterneuburg Mercenaries' (now 'Danube Dragons') in Austria. His exceptional skills in the sport earned him a scholarship to 'Whittier College,' in Whittier, California. He was quite active in the college's theater productions.
Geoff was a prolific football player and was selected to play semi-professional football in Europe. However, his passion for acting drove him to return to the US and pursue the craft.
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Geoff started his career as an actor in 2000, as ‘Dale’ in three episodes of the 'MTV' anthology 'Undressed.' Simultaneously, He made single-episode appearances in 'Everybody Loves Raymond,' 'L.A. 7,' and 'Spin City.'
The following year, Geoff made his film debut with the indie film 'Thank You, Good Night.' Subsequently, he played ‘Mike Lawrence’ in 'The Break-Up' (2006) and ‘Chad’ in 'In the Mix' (2005). Geoff was cast as the male lead in the 2004 female action–comedy 'D.E.B.S.' In 2006, he featured in two shorts, 'Carjacking' (as ‘Tom’) and 'Day 73 with Sarah' (as ‘Steve’).
Geoff had relatively larger roles on TV. In 2001, he joined the sixth season of 'The CW' (previously 'The WB') drama '7th Heaven,' as a recurring character. He was made a regular in the following season but was made a recurring in the ninth season. He made guest appearances in the eleventh season.
In '7th Heaven,' Geoff got his breakthrough role, ‘Ben Kinkirk,’ ‘Kevin's younger brother. His performance was received positively by the audience. Geoff played a fireman brilliantly and displayed great chemistry with Jessica Biel, who played his love interest, ‘Mary Camden.’
In 2005, Geoff had a recurring role (five episodes) as ‘Peter Holland’ in the 'Fox' drama 'Reunion.' Two years later, he began portraying ‘Eddie Latekka’ in the popular 'ABC' soap opera 'October Road' and continued for two consecutive seasons.
Geoff appeared as ‘Bob Lundy’ in the 2008 sports film 'The Express: The Ernie Davis Story,' as ‘Dan’ in the 2009 independent comedy 'I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell,' and as ‘Cam Armstrong’ in the 2010 romantic comedy 'She's Out of My League.'
Geoff's next regular role was as ‘Tommy Conroy’ in the 'ABC' drama 'Happy Town' (2010, eight episodes). He appeared as ‘Nicholas’ in the comedy 'Life Happens' and as ‘Raymond Caffrey’ in the biopic 'J. Edgar.'
In 2011, 'Fox' announced that they had picked up its crime procedural comedy–drama 'Bones' spin-off, 'The Finder,' and that they had cast Geoff in the main role of ‘Walter Sherman’ (13 episodes), an Iraq war veteran who acquires an extraordinary skill of finding anybody or anything after sustaining a brain injury from an explosion.
In 2014, Geoff appeared as series regular ‘Sergeant Pete Hill’ in 13 episodes of the 'Fox' comedy 'Enlisted.' Some of his recurring roles are those of ‘Will’ in the 'Fox' sitcom 'Ben and Kate' (2012), ‘Murph’ in the 'CBS' sitcom 'The Odd Couple' (2015–2017), ‘FBI Agent Ben Shafer’ in 'Zoo' (2015), and ‘Mitch’ in the comedy web series 'Grace and Frankie' (2015 and 2017).
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Geoff was cast as ‘Vince,’ a successful divorce lawyer and a notorious womanizer with a string of affairs with his clients, in the 2014 small-budget indie film 'The Opposite Sex.'
Some of Geoff's recent notable film appearances have been as ‘David Connover’ in the drama–thriller 'Unforgettable' (2017), as ‘Travis Turbyfill’ in the biographical drama 'Only the Brave' (2017), and as ‘Sean Coffers,’ a member of 'Operational Detachment Alpha' (ODA) 595 in the war drama '12 Strong' (2018).
He has worked as an executive producer for the 2009 movie ‘Powder Blue’ and as a producer for the 2006 TV movie ‘Deceit.’
Family & Personal Life
Geoff initially dated actor and former ‘WWE Diva’ Stacy Keibler. The news of their relationship surfaced in June 2005. The two had appeared together on the 'MTV' reality show 'Punk'd' and are part-owners of ‘Hollywood Fame,’ the expansion franchise of the 'American Basketball Association.' There were rumors of their engagement in 2009, which turned out to be false when they split the following year.
Geoff was rumored to be in a short-lived relationship with American business professional Heidi Androl, who later married Michael Guzman. Geoff was also reported to be dating actor Kellie Martin.
Geoff is currently in a relationship with an interior designer named Alana Marie. Alana works for 'Kelly Wearstler Co.'
Geoff has named his dog ‘Walter P Sherman,’ after his character in 'The Finder.'
Geoff's character's brother in '7th Heaven' was played by George Stults. Interestingly, Geoff and George often audition for the same parts.
It is believed that Geoff’s net worth is $4 million dollars. His highest-paid project was ‘Enlisted,’ where he made $333,333.