Born in NYC, and raised in the city and Westchester, Chris is a mix of sexy prep schoolboy and inner city grit. He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary with a degree in psychology. While in college he became interested in acting, took an acting class, and discovered a passion and a talent that was highly praised by his teachers. Upon graduation he worked briefly in Investment Banking, and left that lucrative but unfulfilling field to pursue what he feels is his true calling.
Both in L.A. and New York, Chris has studied and coached with several excellent teachers, including Charlie Laughton, William Alderson, Marcia Haufrecht, Arian Brandt, and Fred Waggoner. Chris has been a lead in over 19 films in the last 4 years, and more than 25 shorts and features in his entire career. Many have gone to film festivals such as Cannes, Slamdance, Berlin, Cinequest, and Brooklyn. Most notably, he played the lead character in Sean Kirkpatrick’s feature film Cost of a Soul
, which on May 20th, 2011 premiered across the country in 50 AMC theaters. AMC and its distributor, Relativity Media, chose Cost of a Soul
as the winning film of the year in their “I am Rogue” film contest.
The characters that Chris plays range from dark and quirky, to romantic, to comedic; and sometimes require him to gain or lose significant amounts of weight, demonstrating his ability to dramatically transform himself physically to portray a character. In addition to his refined acting technique, Chris credits his long time dedication to the martial arts, and spiritual practices, as what centers and grounds him in his acting work. These disciplines enable him to consistently bring forth richly human characters with greater depth and scope.
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