Crown Media Networks, the parent company of Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama networks produces over 80 original films a year, with around 40 of them being holiday films for the Countdown to Christmas programming event. The network has a new movie premiere almost every weekend on both Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries so it’s no surprise that the company has been signing some of their favorite and fan favorite talent to multi-picture deals to ensure fans will get more content from their most popular actors.
The network has signed several fan favorite actors so far and look to sign a few more. Parade.com will keep you apprised of any new talent signing with the network that is home to shows like When Calls the Heart and Chesapeake Shores. Check back here for updates.
Which Hallmark actors are staying with Hallmark Channel?
The following actors have signed multi-picture deals with Crown Media, Hallmark Channel’s parent company. Some include exclusive Christmas movies for the network.
Lacey Chabert was the first to sign with the network and she will not only star in films for Hallmark Channel but will also serve as a producer on some of them. She recently starred in The Wedding Veil trilogy for the network and has starred in the popular All of My Heart trilogy as well as The Crossword Mysteries on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Roswell, New Mexico star Heather Hemmens also inked a multi-picture deal with the network.
Hemmens previously starred in the Hallmark Channel’s Love, Take Two and last year’s Christmas in My Heart on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. At the time of her multi-pic deal, she was just the second actor to sign with the network after Lacey Chabert. She recently starred in Caribbean Summer.
Brennan Elliott first came to fans attention when he starred as Warren Saget on Hallmark Channel’s original series, Cedar Cove. He quickly became a fan favorite after starring in the first All of My Heart film opposite Lacey Chabert and A Christmas Melody with Mariah Carey. He also stars in the Flower Shop Mysteries and Crossword Mysteries series of films for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Holly Robinson Peete
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Holly Robinson Peete, who began growing a fan base with her turn as Officer Judy Hoffs on the original 21 Jump Street, has starred in multiple films for Hallmark Channel as well as the network’s first reality show, Meet the Peetes. She followed up her successful run on 21 Jump Street with another successful run on Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper.
Her first television appearance was on Sesame Street where her father, Matt Robinson, played the original Gordon.
Bennett recently signed a deal with Hallmark Channel. He last starred in The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls opposite Chesapeake Shores’ Robert Buckley, who played his brother in the films.
Walker has starred in almost two dozen films for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. His first film for Hallmark was A Bride for Christmas with Arielle Kebbel back in 2012. He most recently starred in Curious Caterer: Dying for Chocolate opposite Nikki DeLoach.
Taylor Cole is a popular staple on the Hallmark Channel having starred in films like Falling for You, Making Spirits Bright, and the One Winter trilogy of movies with Jack Turner, Rukiya Bernard and Dewshane Williams – One Winter Weekend, One Winter Proposal, and One Perfect Wedding. Cole also stars in the Ruby Herring Mysteries franchise on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries opposite Stephen Huszar.
Best known for her role as Julie Taylor on the Emmy-nominated series, Friday Night Lights, Teegarden appeared on Hallmark Channel’s My Family Christmas Tree opposite Andrew Walker and A New Year’s Resolution. She also starred in Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ Once Upon a Christmas Miracle with Brett Dalton, which was based on a true story. Her most recent film with the network is Heart of the Matter on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Macfarlane is best known for his roles as Scotty Wandell on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters and as D’avin Jaqobis on SYFY’s Killjoys. He recently starred in the Netflix film, Single All the Way.
Macfarlane most recently starred in Moriah’s Lighthouse opposite Rachelle Lefevre on Hallmark Channel.
Paevey quickly became a fan favorite with his first Hallmark film, Unleashing Mr. Darcy. The General Hospital alum soon followed that up with Harvest Love, From Friend to Fiance and Marrying Mr. Darcy – the sequel to Unleashing Mr. Darcy.
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