Lawford, Christopher 1955–

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LAWFORD, Christopher 1955–

(Chris Lawford)


Full name, Christopher Kennedy Lawford; born March 29, 1955, in Santa Monica, CA (some sources say Los Angeles, CA); son of Peter (an actor) and Patricia (maiden name, Kennedy) Lawford; nephew of John F. Kennedy (a U.S. president); married Jeannie Olsson (an advertising sales assistant), November 17, 1984; children: David Christopher, Savannah Rose, Matthew. Education: Tufts University, B.A., American history and literature, 1977; Boston College, J.D., 1983; Harvard Medical School, M.A., clinical psychology; also attended Fordham University and Georgetown University.

Career: Actor and producer. Appeared in television commercials in Boston, MA; set up clinic in Boston, MA, to treat opiate dependency; Harvard Medical School, lecturer in psychiatry; also worked as a model.


Film Appearances:

Catherine's boyfriend, The Suicide Club, Angelika Films, 1987.

Michael Patrick Ennis III, Mr. North, Goldwyn, 1988.

Phil, Spellbinder, 1988.

Steve, Impulse, 1990.

Larry, The Russia House, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1990.

Martins, Run, Buena Vista, 1991.

New York journalist, The Doors, Unirecord Internacional, 1991.

Vince Buccini, Jack the Bear, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1993.

Mayor Marvin Harris, Blankman, Columbia, 1994.

Rich, Drunks, 1995.

Senator Brill, Fool's Paradise, Trident Releasing, 1997.

Dakota, Kiss Me, Guido, Paramount, 1997.

Not Even the Trees, 1998.

Ask for Becky Whiteworth, 1998.

Oh, Belly … Belly, 1998.

Joshua, Dead Broke, 1999.

(As Chris Lawford) Barfly, The Waiting Game, Seventh Art Releasing, 1999.

Christopher Lawford, R2PC: Road to Park City, Phaedra Cinema, 2000.

Police lieutenant, The 6th Day (also known as Le sixieme jour), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2000.

Commander William B. Ecker, mission flight leader, Thirteen Days (also known as Thirteen Days Which Shocked the World), New Line Cinema, 2000.

(As Chris Lawford) Vice President, Exit Wounds, Warner Bros., 2001.

Red Zone, 2001.

Cassidey, Hitters, Fries Film Group, 2002.

(As Chris Lawford) Brewster's aide, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (also known as T3 and Terminator 3—Rebellion der Maschinen), Warner Bros., 2003.

Studio executive #1, Chump Change, Miramax, 2004.

Film Work:

Executive producer, Kiss Me, Guido, Paramount, 1997.

Television Appearances; Series:

Sixth Philip Charles "Charlie" Brent, Jr., All My Children, ABC, 1992–1997.

Senator Jordan, General Hospital, ABC, 2002–2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Prosecutor John Gleeson, Witness to the Mob, NBC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Exile, NBC, 1990.

Dan Solano, The Abduction, NBC, 1996.

Reuben, Mary, Mother of Jesus, NBC, 1999.

Dave Pembroke, The Sex Monster, Cinemax, 1999.

District Attorney Cunningham, The Confession, Cinemax, 1999.

Quinlan, Dark Tides, Showtime, 2000.

Davis, Londinium (also known as Four Play and Four-play), Cinemax, 2001.

Jimmy Christopholous, Walking Shadow, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Vice President Chet Ridgeway, Counterstrike, TBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Interviewee, The Young Kennedys, The Learning Channel, 1998.

William Haines, Out of the Closet, Off the Screen: The Life of William Haines (documentary), AMC, 2002.

Officer Kenny Clay, Cop Shop, PBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Sale Away: Part 2," Midnight Caller, 1990.

Manager, "The Switch," Tales from the Crypt, 1990.

"Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Part 1," Midnight Caller, 1990.

Chick Westfall, "S.O.B.," Silk Stalkings, 1991.

Steve Carter, "Upstairs, Downstairs," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1999.

"Joe Must Go," 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Bill, "Daphne Does Dinner," Frasier, NBC, 2003.



People Weekly, March 11, 1991, p. 99.

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