Auggie Anderson
played by Chris Gorham
  • Character bio
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A former CIA special operative, Auggie was forced out of fieldwork after being blinded during a mission with Army Special Forces in Iraq. But thanks to his tenacity and technological prowess, he's been able to create a new role for himself at the CIA as the head of the DPD’s tech ops department and Joan’s right-hand man. Auggie’s been given several opportunities to climb the ranks at the Agency, and though Henry Wilcox’s machinations set him back a bit, as always Auggie has managed to land on his feet. 

With his skill and encyclopedic knowledge of the Agency’s protocol and inner workings, Auggie is an indispensable asset to Joan, Arthur and the CIA. But it's Annie who values brilliant, loyal, and quick-witted Auggie most. He’s been her most trusted ally, handler and close friend since she arrived at the CIA, and their friendship finally blossomed into something more before Annie went dark. Though their relationship may have floundered, Auggie has never had trouble meeting women, and there’s always the chance that new romantic prospects are on the horizon.

Christopher Gorham stars as fan-favorite blind CIA operative Auggie Anderson in USA's hit original series COVERT AFFAIRS. He has also directed several episodes of the series. 

Recently, Gorham has appeared in a recurring role on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” and alongside Rainn Wilson, Mario Lopez and Kelly Rutherford in the feature film “The Stream,” profits from which support the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In 2011, Gorham appeared in Sundance Film Festival entry "The Ledge" with Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson and Terrence Howard, and was featured in starring roles in three other independent films: "Answer This!" with Arielle Kebbel and Chris Parnell, "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend" opposite Alyssa Milano, and "Somebody's Hero." 

Gorham is known from his starring role on ABC's "Ugly Betty" as Betty's accountant boyfriend, the endearing "Henry." He then transitioned into the role of a cold-blooded serial killer in the Jon Turteltaub produced CBS Series "Harper's Island.” Gorham adeptly turned leading man on the acclaimed action-adventure drama series "Jake 2.0," where he starred as Jake Foley. Gorham was also a series regular on the NBC comedy "Out of Practice" opposite Henry Winkler, Ty Burrell, Stockard Channing and Jennifer Tilly. Additional series regular television credits include "Medical Investigation,” "Odyssey 5" and Ryan Murphy's cult-favorite teen comedy "Popular.” 

Gorham made his feature film debut in acclaimed director Danny Boyle's "A Life Less Ordinary," with Ewan McGregor and Cameron Diaz. In direct contrast, he starred opposite Anne Hathaway as a missionary to Tonga in the film "The Other Side of Heaven" for producer Gerald Molen. 

On the stage, he guest starred in the Off-Broadway production "Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell" at the Minetta Lane Theatre, and performed in the play "The Water Children" at The Matrix Theatre. 

Gorham is a Fresno native. While attending UCLA he met his wife, actress Anel Lopez Gorham, with whom he now has two sons and a daughter.