A native of Bayport, NY, a small town on the south shore of Long Island, Chris graduated Tufts University with an electrical engineering degree. He was hooked on the entertainment business early on: His father was a professional singer.
Chris enrolled at Playhouse West the moment he landed in Los Angeles to study with Robert Carnegie and Jeff Goldblum. He still studies there.
After a few commercial roles and a number of independent film roles, Chris decided to write and produce his own feature film. Sensitive Johnson screened at over 20 festivals, winning three of them, and took home many awards.
He also appeared in the feature film "17 Again" and has made dozens of award winning short films, including recent festival films workshopped at WMM: Direction, The Exchange, The Honesty Trial, Deal With It, and The Table Read.
Chris also performs stand up comedy. He's spent a decade touring clubs, colleges, and military bases all over the US and has toured US bases in Afghanistan to entertain the troops.
Chris is also hooked on making music. His first full band studio album, Emotional Wreck was a popular indie record that spawned a national tour, which included opening for Violent Femmes, and a documentary film made about the marketing of the record, called 800 CDs.
Chris's creative strength is using self-deprecation and vulnerability to weave stories about the hazards of love and other frustrations. He says the the best cure for a broken heart is laughing at someone else's.