Christopher McDonald Biography (1955?-)

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. 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, BeverlyHills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Charlene Lee, Jonas Public Relations, 240 26th St., Suite 3, Santa Monica, CA 90402.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
February 12, 1955?
New York

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • 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 overAddiction), 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 NurseBetty--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
  • Miniseries
  • Terry Kelsey, Telling Secrets (also known as Contract for Murder), ABC, 1993
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: TheNext 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 RobertAltman'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.
  • 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
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • 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
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • The Outside World, 1996

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

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

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