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Kristoffer Polaha: See the 10 Dreamiest Movies Starring the Hallmark Hunk

Remember when he starred in a Hallmark movie with Meghan Markle?

Kristoffer Polaha has been solidifying his title as Hallmark hunk for close to a decade, starring in everything on the network from mysteries to romance.

Born in Reno, Nevada, the 47-year-old leading man has been at it in the industry for quite some time, with early work including guest roles on shows like Angel, Roswell, That’s Life, House and more, with more prominent roles throughout the early 2000s and 2010s being on series like North Shore, Miss Guided, Life Unexpected and Ringer, to name a few.

By 2015, he was making his Hallmark debut (alongside none other than Meghan Markle) and has become a staple on the network ever since — but don’t miss his parts in major blockbusters either! The actor has also had roles in movies like Jurassic World: Dominion (2022) and Wonder Woman 1984 (2020).

Kristoffer Polaha, 2019
Kristoffer Polaha, 2019Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

As an actor, I am leaning into Hallmark because it’s fun to sit with my seven-year-old and show him what I do for a living,” he wrote in the guest column of The Hollywood Reporter in 2018.

“These are family-friendly movies. I’m leaning in because my 91-year-old Nana finally thinks I’ve made it in Hollywood because I’m on Hallmark. People her age remember the stores and the tangible products of a major household name brand. I’m leaning into them because they are leaning into me and showing me the love.”

Here, take a look at the 10 best Kristoffer Polaha Hallmark movies!

Kristoffer Polaha movies

10. A Winning Team (2023)

Nadia Hatta leads as Emily, a pro soccer player who, due to poor sportsmanship, gets let go from her team and returns to her home town to regroup. It’s there where she meets Ian (Polaha), the coach of her neice’s soccer team. While their coaching and leadership styles differ, the two team up to lead the young team to victory — but what happens when Emily is offered a spot back on her old team?

9. We Wish You a Married Christmas (2022)

With the advice of their marriage coach, Becca (Marisol Nichols) and Robby (Polaha) make their way to a cozy inn in Vermont ahead of the holidays in an effort to try and connect more. However, a car related issue extends their stay and forces them to partake in the holiday festivities that surround them — and it just might be the thing that brings them back together.

8. Double Holiday (2019)

Rebecca (Carly Pope) is forced to work alongside her intolerable colleague to plan their company Christmas party. Despite the two competing for the same promotion, Rebecca begins warming up to Chris as he learns about her family’s Hannukah traditions and the two learn about each other outside of the office.

7. Rocky Mountain Christmas (2017)

Sarah (Lindy Booth) heads home to her family’s dude ranch in Colorado where she meets Graham (Polaha), a movie star looking to learn the ins and outs of ranching and wrangling ahead of his next film.

6. Pearl in Paradise (2018)

A magazine photographer (Jill Wagner) and author (Polaha) team up to find a rare blue pearl in Fiji that he wrote about in his novel, Pearl in Paradise. As they embark on this adventure, they just might discover something else they hadn’t expected: love.

5. A Dickens of a Holiday! (2021)

Brooke D’Orsay leads as Cassie, who reaches out to action star Jake (Polaha) to star in his hometown’s production of A Christmas Carol as part of their Victorian festival. Though initially at odds, the two warm up to each other in the spirit of Christmas.

4. Small Town Christmas (2018) Kristoffer Polaha movies

Nell (Ashley Newbrough) is less than excited about doing a reading at an old friend’s bookstore (Polaha). Having stood her up on their first date and left town with no explanation, she holds resentment toward Emmett, especially when he introduces her as a “former acquaintance.” However, when she meets his young niece, she learns there’s more to the story.

3. A Biltmore Christmas (2023)

A screenwriter named Lucy (Bethany Joy Lenz) visits the Biltmore Estate, the filming location of a 1947 film they’re doing a remake of, to find inspiration. When she finds herself transported to 1947, she’s soon falling for the film’s star (Polaha), complicating things quite a bit.

2. Hearts of Christmas (2016) Kristoffer Polaha movies

This film follows a group of selfless nurses apart of the NICU at a hospital, and when a beloved member of the team is forced to retire early as a means of cutting costs, they decide to give her a sendoff at their annual Christmas party. However, the hospital’s new CFO (Polaha) responsible for this has a change of heart when he sees how important these nurses really are to people.

1. Dater’s Handbook (2016) Kristoffer Polaha movies

Meghan Markle plays an unlucky-in-love woman who turns to the pros — Dr. Susie and her newest “Dater’s Handbook.” Before long, she finds herself torn between two different men.

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