McDonald, Christopher 1955(?)–

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McDONALD, Christopher 1955(?)–

(Christopher MacDonald, Chris McDonald)


Born February 12, 1955 (some sources cite 1954), in Manhasset (some sources cite New York), NY; son of James (an educator) and Patricia (a nursing professor and real estate agent) McDonald; brother of Daniel McDonald (an actor); married Lupe Gidley (an actress), 1992; children: Jackson Riley, Hannah Elizabeth, Rose, Ava Catherine. Education: Hobart and William Smith Colleges, graduated (cum laude), 1977; studied acting at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and with Stella Adler at Acting Conservatory, New York City; also trained with Jose Quintero. Avocational Interests: Piloting aircraft, motorcycles, golf.

Addresses: Agent—Scott Henderson, William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Daniel Sussman, Brillstein–Grey Entertainment, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—Charlene Lee, Jonas Public Relations, 240 26th St., Suite 3, Santa Monica, CA 90402.

Career: Actor. Dalmatian Dreams (charity golf team), team member.

Awards, Honors: DramaLogue Award, best actor, 1982, for Final Touches.


Film Appearances:

Peter (Pete), The Hearse, 1980.

Goose McKenzie, Grease 2, Paramount, 1982.

James, Breakin' (also known as Breakdance: The Movie), Cannon, 1984.

Paul, Chattanooga Choo Choo, April Fools Distribution, 1984.

Terry, The Black Room, 1984.

Tony, Where the Boys Are '84 (also known as Where the Boys Are), TriStar, 1984.

Detective Mark Woods, The Boys Next Door (also known as Big Shots and Death Takes a Holiday), New World Pictures, 1986.

(As Chris McDonald) George, Outrageous Fortune, Buena Vista, 1987.

Mad Mike, Paramedics, Vestron Pictures, 1987.

Peter Sin, Cool Blue, 1988.

Louie Jeffries, Chances Are, TriStar, 1989.

(As McDonald) Chris, Playroom (also known as Schizo), 1990.

Darryl, Thelma & Louise, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1991.

Reed, Dutch (also known as Driving Me Crazy), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1991.

Senator Dixon, Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue (also known as Wild Orchid 2: Blue Movie Blue), Triumph Releasing, 1992.

Bridge crosser, Anyone for Bridge?, 1993.

Dan, Benefit of the Doubt (also known as Im Bann des Zweifels), Miramax, 1993.

Frank Kelbo, Fatal Instinct (also known as Triple Indemnity), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1993.

Mike, Grumpy Old Men, Warner Bros., 1993.

Sam Sparks, Cover Story, Arrow Releasing, 1993.

Bums, 1993.

Glen, The Road Killers (also known as Roadflower), Miramax, 1994.

Jack Barry, Quiz Show, Buena Vista, 1994.

Kerr, Terminal Velocity, Buena Vista, 1994.

Tom, Monkey Trouble (also known as Pet), New Line Cinema/Encore Entertainment, 1994.

Jack Banning, Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back, 1995.

Lieutenant Meyerson, Fair Game, Warner Bros., 1995.

Roy Mueller, My Teacher's Wife, 1995.

Bad with Numbers, 1995.

Coach Kimbell, Celtic Pride, Buena Vista, 1996.

Donald Krupp, House Arrest, Rysher Entertainment, 1996.

Jack Carlson, Jaded, 1996.

Shooter McGavin, Happy Gilmore, Universal, 1996.

Stewart Gleick, Unforgettable, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1996.

Tony Potenza, The Rich Man's Wife, Buena Vista, 1996.

Voice of Jor–El, Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (animated), 1996.

Hugh Stanton, The Eighteenth Angel, Rysher Entertainment, 1997.

Morton Stockard, Lawn Dogs, Strand Releasing, 1997.

Richard Halstrom, A Smile Like Yours, Paramount, 1997.

Ward Cleaver, Leave It To Beaver, Universal, 1997.

Wilson Croft, Flubber (also known as The Absent–Minded Professor and Disney's Flubber: The Absent Minded Professor), Buena Vista, 1997.

(As McDonald) Frank Connor, The Faculty (also known as Feelers), Dimension Films, 1998.

Stevo's Dad, S.L.C. Punk!, Sony Pictures Classics, 1998.

Tony, Divorce: A Contemporary Western, 1998.

Travis Cole, Dirty Work (also known as Sale boulot), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1998.

Alan Longhurst, Gideon (also known as Gideon's Web), Baldwin/Cohen Productions, 1999.

(As Christopher MacDonald) Voice of Kent Mansley, The Iron Giant (animated), Warner Bros., 1999.

(As MacDonald) Brad Bradburn, Isn't She Great (also known as Ist sie nicht grossartig?), MCA/Universal, 2000.

Jake, Magicians, 2000.

Martin Lombard, The Skulls (also known as Le clan des skulls), MCA/Universal, 2000.

Mitch Gibson, Takedown (also known as Hackers 2: Takedown), Dimension Films, 2000.

Tappy Tibbons, Requiem for a Dream (also known as Delusion over Addiction), Artisan Entertainment, 2000.

Todd Gross (television meteorologist), The Perfect Storm (also known as Der Sturm), Warner Bros., 2000.

(Scenes deleted) Duane Cooley, Nurse Betty (also known as Nurse Betty—Gefaehrliche Traeume), USA Films, 2000.

Announcer, The Theory of the Leisure Class, Vanguard Cinema, 2001.

Macadam sales representative, The Man Who Wasn't There, USA Films, 2001.

Dr. Addams, Speakeasy, Miramax, 2002.

President of the United States, Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams, Miramax/Dimension Films, 2002.

Speedy Thorne, Children on Their Birthdays, Artisan Entertainment, 2002.

Mr. Rivers, Grind, Warner Bros., 2003.

Officer Stacey Koon, The L.A. Riot Spectacular, 2004.

The Drummer, 2004.

Syriana (also known as See No Evil), Warner Bros., 2004.

Film Director and Producer:

The Outside World, 1996.

Television Appearances; Series:

Captain Tim Riley, Call to Glory, ABC, 1984–1985.

Matt Collins, Walter & Emily, NBC, 1991–1992.

(As Chris McDonald) Joey DeRuzza, Good Advice, CBS, 1993.

Bryce Chase, Veronica's Closet, NBC, 1997–1998.

Rex Weller, Family Law, CBS, 1999–2002.

Ted Shackleton, Cracking Up, Fox, 2004.

Walter Booth, a recurring role, North Shore, Fox, 2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Terry Kelsey, Telling Secrets (also known as Contract for Murder), ABC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Usher, Getting Married, 1978.

Buddy Butler, Twirl, NBC, 1981.

Steve Tyler, Triplecross, ABC, 1985.

Jeb (Nancy's husband), Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion, NBC, 1987.

Gregory Wolff, Little Girl Lost, ABC, 1988.

Jeb (Nancy's husband), An Eight Is Enough Wedding, NBC, 1989.

Robert Parker, Fatal Exposure, USA Network, 1991.

Victor Lange, Red Wind, USA Network, 1991.

Mickey Flannery, Conflict of Interest, HBO, 1992.

Jack Walsh, Another Midnight Run, syndicated, 1994.

Jack Walsh, Midnight Runaround, syndicated, 1994.

Jack Walsh, Midnight Run for Your Life, syndicated, 1994.

(As Chris McDonald) Major Sherman Joy, The Tuskegee Airmen, HBO, 1995.

Jon Krakauer, Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (also known as Death on Everest), ABC, 1997.

Ash Gray, Five Aces, Cinemax, 1999.

Mel Allen, 61* (also known as 61), HBO, 2001.

Chet Brown, Word of Honor, TNT, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Making of Adam Sandler's Video, Comedy Central, 1996.

The Making of "The Iron Giant," The WB, 1999.

Judge, The 49th Annual Miss USA Pageant, CBS, 2000.

Host, Coming Up Roses, CBS, 2001.

Host from Nashville, The All–American Thanksgiving Parade, CBS, 2001.

Judge, Miss Universe Pageant, CBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Himself, Prism Awards 2000, syndicated, 2000.

Himself, Prism Awards 2001, syndicated, 2001.

(Uncredited) Himself, The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Rick Walker, "Endless Slumper," Cheers, NBC, 1982.

All American, "The Tar Creek Chronicles," At Ease, ABC, 1983.

Dennis, "Something Fishy," Riptide, NBC, 1984.

Joe Flynn, "Ten Wheel Trouble," Knight Rider, NBC, 1985.

Sonny Dupree, "The Garbage Man," Hunter, NBC, 1985.

Aqua Vita delivery person, "Aqua Vita," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1986.

Eric Lane, "The Professor," Matlock, NBC, 1986.

Johnny, "Dead Men Don't Floss," Riptide, NBC, 1986.

Mr. Toleson, "The Best Intentions," Our House, NBC, 1987.

Josh Towler, "Billionaire Body Club," The Highwayman, NBC, 1988.

Richie, "Patches of Light," Aaron's Way, NBC, 1988.

David Channing, "The Hunting Party," Matlock, NBC, 1989.

(As Chris McDonald) "A Matter of Honor: Parts 1 & 2," Paradise, CBS, 1989.

Lieutenant Richard Castillo, "Yesterday's Enterprise," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as The Next Generation and Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1990.

Nick Todd, "Did You Ever See a Dream Dying?," Empty Nest, NBC, 1990.

Nick Todd, "It Happened Two Nights, Four Costume Changes," Empty Nest, NBC, 1990.

Nick Todd, "Her Cheatin' Heart," Empty Nest, NBC, 1991.

Stu Cutler, "For Whom the Belch Tolls" (also known as "Hasta La Vista, Neighbor"), Home Improvement, ABC, 1992.

Voice of Jor–El, "Last Son of Krypton: Part 1," Superman (animated), The WB, 1996.

Voice of Jor–El, "Stolen Memories," Superman (animated), The WB, 1996.

(As Chris McDonald) Lutz, "Ricochet," Gun (also known as Robert Altman's Gun), ABC, 1997.

Himself, "Northern Trail: Club Sandwiches Not Seals," Road Rules, MTV, 1998.

Voice of Superman, "The Call: Parts 1 & 2," Batman Beyond (animated), The WB, 2000.

Himself, Intimate Portrait: Lisa Hartman–Black, Lifetime, 2001.

Rick, "Mr. Motivation," The Twilight Zone, UPN, 2002.

Bob Carrol, "The Bus," Without a Trace, CBS, 2003.

Himself, "Chicago Tour," Dweezil and Lisa, Food Network, 2004.

Voice of Hego, "Go Team Go," Kim Possible (animated), The Disney Channel, 2004.

Himself, Best Week Ever, VH1, 2004.

Guest, The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2004.

Guest, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2004.

Also appeared on The Hollywood Squares.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Simon Carter, Fog, CBS, 1981.

"Being a Winner," Lottery$ (also known as Lottery!), ABC, 1983.

Gardner, The Antagonists, 1991.

Randy, Banner Times, CBS, 1993.

Applewood 911, Fox, 1998.

Stage Appearances:

Final Touches, Los Angeles production, beginning 1981.

Boze Herzlinger, The Petrified Forest, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 1985–1986.

Steve, The House of Correction, Los Angeles Theatre Center, 1987–1988.

Appeared in Hamlet, Hay Fever, Othello, and The Taming of the Shrew.

Major Tours:

Nightclub Cantata (musical), U.S. cities, c. 1980.



Himself, The Making of "Requiem for a Dream," Artisan Entertainment, 2001.

Himself, Thelma & Louise: The Last Journey, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer Home Entertainment, 2003.

Music Videos:

"The Barry Williams Show," by Peter Gabriel, 2002.



The Outside World, 1996.



People Weekly, November 10, 1997, p. 127.

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