American actor Geoff Stults, younger brother of “7th Heaven” star George Stults, became famous for playing fireman Ben Kinkirk on the WB’s longest running and still highest rated series “7th Heaven” (2001-2006). The former professional football player gained additional popularity for playing roles in the successful films Wedding Crashers (2005) and The Break-Up (2006). In a more recent time, television audience can catch the actor in the drama series “October Road” (2006-?), playing Eddie Latekka.
As for his private life, Stults has Hollywood Fame, a 2006 development franchise of the American Basketball Association. He has been romantically involved with Stacy Keibler.
Childhood and Family:
Geoffrey Manton Stults, who would later be popular as Geoff Stults, was born on December 15, 1977, in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Colorado. Along with his brother, George Stults (born August 16, 1975), he revisited their hometown in the summer and found summer job as lifeguards. In high school, Geoff excelled in football, and later attended Whittier College, in Whittier, California, on a football scholarship. It was in college that he was caught by the acting bug. Geoff played professional football in Europe as a wide receiver for Danube Dragons (formerly known as the Klosterneuburg Mercenaries).
Currently, the Michigan native lives in Los Angeles, where he shares a home with brother and fellow actor George Stults.
A star player on the football field, Geoff Stults became interested in acting while in college where he found himself participating in several theater productions. Michigan-born, Colorado-raised Stults made his guest starring debut on the television series “Everybody Loves Raymond” in 2000, and went on to appear in episodes of “L.A. 7” (2000), “Spin City” (2000), “MTV’s Undressed” (2000),” Grounded for Life” (2001) and “The Chronicle” (2001).
Stults’ big break arrived when he landed the role of fireman Ben Kinkirk, the love interest of Mary Camden (played by Beverley Mitchell) and brother of Kevin Kinkirk (played by his real life brother George Stults), on the long-running television series “7th Heaven” in the middle of the sixth season in 2001. He was a full time cast member in the opening of the seventh season, but was no-longer there by mid-season. He, however, did make an appearance at his characters bothers marriage to Lucy Camden.
Still in 2001, Stults had his first taste in front of the film camera as Moses in the family film No Place Like Home, which he continued with performances in King’s Highway (2002), Project Viper (2002) and Nantucket (2002). During 2003-2004, he could be seen in the busted pilots Untitled Jenny McCarthy Project (2003) and “The Hollywood Division” (2004). Also in 2004, Stults appeared in direct-to-video-released films D.E.B.S. and Bring It on Again.
After appearing in the made-for-television film Confessions of an American Bride (2005), starring Shannon Elizabeth and Eddie McClintock, Stults enjoyed box office success with the Owen Wilson-Vince Vaughn comedy vehicle Wedding Crashers (2005), where he was cast as Craig. The same year, he supported Usher Raymond in the comedy film In the Mix, costarred as Peter Holland in the TV series “Reunion” as well as returned to his role as Ben Kinkirk in a 2005 episode of “7th Heaven.”
2006 saw Stults experience another blockbuster victory with the film comedy romantic The Break-Up, starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn. He also starred with Shiri Appleby in the short film Carjacking (2006) and again guest starred in the series that made him popular, “7th Heaven.”
More recently, Stults starred as Eddie Latekka in the television drama series “October Road” (2006-?). Among his costars in the show are Tom Berenger, Elizabeth Bogush, Warren Christie and Rebecca Field.