Bender, Chris 1971(?)-

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Bender, Chris 1971(?)-


Born c. 1971.


Office—Benderspink, 110 South Fairfax Ave., Suite 350, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Agent—Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Producer and actor. New Line Cinema, publicity department intern; Fine Line Distribution, company floater, then assistant; Benderspink (a management and production company), cofounder (with J. C. Spink), 1998—.

Awards, Honors:

Toronto Film Critics Award, best picture, 2005, for A History of Violence.


Film Work:

Coproducer, American Pie, Universal, 1999.

Executive producer, Black People Hate Me and They Hate My Glasses (short), 2000.

Associate producer, Final Destination, New Line Cinema, 2000.

Executive producer, Cats & Dogs, Warner Bros., 2001.

Coproducer, American Pie 2, Universal, 2001.

Executive producer, Outside, 2002.

Producer, Cheats (also known as Chea+ers), New Line Cinema, 2002.

Producer, American Wedding (also known as American Pie: The Wedding and American Pie-Jetzt wird geheiratet), Universal, 2003.

Co-executive producer, Blind Horizon, Lions Gate Films, 2003.

Producer, The Butterfly Effect, New Line Cinema, 2004.

Co-executive producer, The Ring Two (also known as Samara and Samara: The Ring 2), DreamWorks, 2005.

Producer, Monster-in-Law (also known as Das Schwiegermonster), New Line Cinema, 2005.

Producer, A History of Violence, New Line Cinema, 2005.

Producer, Red Eye, DreamWorks, 2005.

Producer, Just Friends (also known as Just Friends—No Sex, Simplement amis?, and Wild X-mas), New Line Cinema, 2005.

Producer, The Butterfly Effect 2, New Line Cinema, 2006.

Executive producer, Major Movie Star, 2008.

Producer, Insanitarium, 2008.

Producer, Kill Theory, Lionsgate, 2008.

Producer, The Ruins, DreamWorks, 2008.

Film Appearances:

Scared guy in bathroom, American Wedding (also known as American Pie: The Wedding and American Pie—Jetzt wird geheiratet), Universal, 2003.

(Uncredited) Airline passenger, Red Eye, DreamWorks, 2005.

Himself, Acts of Violence (documentary), New Line Home Video, 2006.

Television Work; Series:

Co-executive producer, Con, Comedy Central, 2005.

Executive producer, Bound, 2006.

Executive producer, Kyle XY, ABC Family, 2006-2007.

Television Work; Specials:

Executive producer, The Duff Challenge, Fox Sports, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, "A History of Violence," HBO First Look, HBO, 2005.



Variety, May 3, 2001; February 10, 2003, p. 61.


Chris Bender Website,, April 2, 2008.