Young & Restless Actor Kristoff St. John, Dead at 52
Feb 4, 2019 @ 2:08pm
I was very shocked to hear about this death this morning. “Young and the Restless” star Kristoff St. John, who played Neil Winters on the soap opera for the last 28 years, was found dead Sunday. A cause of death has not yet been released.
Born in New York City, St. John — the son of actor Christopher St. John — entered the industry at a young age.
According to his show’s cast bio, Kristoff St. John made his television debut at age 7 in the series, “That’s My Mama.”
He went on to star in the series “Charlie & Company” with Flip Wilson, Gladys Knight and Della Reese, and later had roles in “The Bad News Bears” and “The San Pedro Beach Bums.”
St. John also had a recurring role on “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” and made appearances on other TV shows, including “Diagnosis Murder,” “Arli$$,” “The Jamie Foxx Show,” “Martin,” and “Living Single.”
His turn as Denise Huxtable’s vegetarian boyfriend David James, who crossed swords with her parents on an episode of “The Cosby Show,” was one of St. John’s most fondly remembered performances.
St. John joined the cast of “The Young & the Restless” in 1991.