An actor for most of his life, Kristoff St. John's first big role was as a young Alex Haley in the iconic miniseries Roots
. He also guest starred as one of Denise Huxtable’s boyfriends on the hit family sitcom The Cosby Show
. But St. John is best known for his role as Neil Winters on the daytime soap The Yong and the Restless
, where he has been a cast member for more than 20 years. In 1992, he won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role in Y&R.