Born in Reno, Nevada, Polaha is the fourth of four boys belonging to Jerome and Esther Polaha. While studying at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he received rave reviews in the New York Times for his role as John Brown in Eugene O’Neill’s "Bread and Butter."
His television credits include starring roles in "Ringer," "Life Unexpected," "North Shore" and "Miss Guided." He has guest starred on "CSI: Miami," for the Network, "Mad Men," "Bones" and "House" among others. He also portrayed John F. Kennedy, Jr. in the made for television movie "America’s Prince."
Polaha's feature film credits include "Devil's Knot" and "Old Days," both to be released next year.
Polaha lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife, Julianne, and their three sons. His birthday is February 18.
Follow him on Twitter @KrisPolaha.