Potter, Chris 1960–
Potter, Chris 1960–
Full name, Christopher Jay Potter; born August 23, 1960, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; raised in London, Ontario, Canada; son of Ron (a professional football player, football coach, and an executive for an insurance company) and Judith (a lawyer and singer) Potter; married; wife's name, Karen; children: Jessie, Quinn, Claire, Gray. Education: Attended the University of Western Ontario. Avocational Interests: Hockey, baseball, football.
Actor and director. Licks (rock and roll band), lead singer, 1978–81; singer and guitarist with other bands; cofounder of Frontier Productions. Worked as a model, a stockbroker in Europe and Canada, an insurance salesperson, and a sailor on an oil tanker. Player in the All–Star Hockey League for charity.
Feature Film Award, best actor in a drama, New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, 2001, for Rocket's Red Glare; Gemini Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a featured supporting role in a dramatic program or miniseries, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 2005, for Sex Traffic.
Television Appearances; Series:
Tim, Material World, CBC, c. 1989–93.
Voice of Gambit/Remy LeBeau, X–Men (animated), Fox, 1992–96.
Peter Caine, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, syndicated, 1993–97.
Detective sergeant Tom Ryan, Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1996–99.
Dr. David Cameron, Queer as Folk (also known as Q.A.F. and Queer as Folk USA), Showtime, 2000–2001.
Dan Lennox, Wild Card (also known as Zoe Busiek: "Wild Card"), Lifetime, 2003–2005.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
Tom Harlsburgh, Sex Traffic, CBC and Channel 4 (England), 2004.
Dan Abrams, Superstorm, 2007.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Adrian Seville, The Waiting Game (also known as Harlequin's "The Waiting Game" and Clair comme le cristal), The Movie Channel, 1998.
Jed Seigel, Final Jeopardy, ABC, 2001.
Jonathan, The Shrink Is In, Oxygen, 2001.
David Morrow, Open House, CBS, 2003.
Dr. Jack Murray, A Wrinkle in Time (also known as Un raccourci dans le temps), ABC, 2003.
Sam Bryant, Rush of Fear, Lifetime, 2003.
Fred Trump, Jr. as an adult, Trump Unauthorized (also known as Ambition), ABC, 2005.
Graydon Jennings, Thrill of the Kill, Lifetime Movie Network, 2006.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Farmer, "The Walls of Jericho," War of the Worlds (also known as War of the Worlds: The Second Invasion), syndicated, 1988.
Grant Simon, "Confession," Street Legal, CBC, 1989.
Griff Lewis, "Fatal Obsession," Katts and Dog (also known as Rin Tin Tin: K–9 Cop), CTV and Family Channel, 1989.
Gary Galletta, "Snidersich," Top Cops, CBS, 1990.
Henry Bunch, "Rocky Bridges," Top Cops, CBS, 1990.
Dan, "Let Death Do Us Part," The Hidden Room, Lifetime, 1991.
Dave Driscoll and Robert Cea, "Dave Driscoll," Top Cops, CBS, 1991.
Mike Eubanks, "Mike Eubanks and Robert Kurowski," Top Cops, CBS, 1991.
Billy, "The Three Tramps," Counterstrike (also known as Force de frappe), CTV and USA Network, 1992.
Wally Crabtree, "Betty Jane Hendricks and Wally Crabtree," Top Cops, CBS, 1992.
William Freeman, "William Freeman," Top Cops, CBS, 1992.
Frank, "Providence," Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years, CTV and syndicated, 1995.
Voice of Gambit/Remy LeBeau, "Neogenic Nightmare Chapter 4: The Mutant Agenda," Spider–Man (animated; also known as Spiderman), Fox, 1995.
Voice of Gambit/Remy LeBeau, "Neogenic Nightmare Chapter 5: Mutants Revenge," Spider–Man (animated; also known as Spiderman), Fox, 1995.
Captain Turner, "Stranded," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime, Sci–Fi Channel, and syndicated, 1999.
Michael, "Hey La, Hey La, My Ex–Boyfriend's Back," Will & Grace, NBC, 2000.
Michael, "Angels Anonymous," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2001.
Able Ladrone, "The Right Horse," Andromeda (also known as Gene Roddenberry's "Andromeda"), syndicated, 2003.
Mr. Rice, "Head," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order's Sex Crimes, Law & Order: SVU, and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2004.
Ray Green, "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning," One Tree Hill, The WB, 2005.
Linus McKellen, "Manipulated," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order's Sex Crimes, Law & Order: SVU, and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2006.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
Peter Caine, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, syndicated, 1992.
Dr. David Cameron, Queer as Folk (also known as Q.A.F. and Queer as Folk USA), Showtime, 2000.
Sam Ryan, Astronauts, ABC, 2000.
Jack Brewster, The Big House (also known as Being Brewster), ABC, 2001.
Dan Lennox, Wild Card (also known as Zoe Busiek: "Wild Card"), Lifetime, 2003.
Bob Sullivan, Runaway, The CW, 2006.
Television Director; Episodic:
"Genius," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1998.
"Hidden Agenda," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1998.
"It's the Great Pumpkin, Harry," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1999.
Tom Young, Rocket's Red Glare, Argus Entertainment/Capital Arts Entertainment, 2000.
Valentine, Arachnid (also known as Amazon), Lions Gate Films, 2001.
Fisherman, Right Hook: A Tall Tail (short film), National Film Board of Canada, 2004.
Captain Bill Fawcett, The Pacifier (also known as Gnome and Le pacificateur), Buena Vista, 2005.
Mike Muggins, Spymate, Miramax, 2006.
The Judgement of Slippery Jack (musical), 1987.
Biloxi Blues, Grand Theatre, Mainstage, London, Ontario, Canada, c. 1988.
Appeared in other productions, including the musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Performer in an acting group performing at the Port Stanley Summer Festival.
Tourmaline, MAG Records, 1997.
Tourmaline, MAG Records, 1997.