Chris O'Donnell

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Quotes (13)

  • Chris O'Donnell: (on doing "NCIS Los Angeles") I had been interested in doing television just as a general idea. I think it's an exciting format. There's some great stuff being done. On a personal basis, it worked well for me, too, the idea of being in one city. I've got five kids now, which is a reality of my life that I had to consider. I gotta work. I've got a lot of mouths to feed and they eat a lot.

  • Chris O'Donnell: I like being busy to set an example for my kids. I came out of college and was working nonstop. Then I stopped for a while and had a bunch of kids. Then all of a sudden I'm sitting at home and my kids are looking at me like, 'What are you doing?' I'm like, 'I don't know what I'm doing. I think I'm ready to get back to work.' I've been real busy the last couple of years and it feels really good.

  • Chris O'Donnell: When you're labeled as a young-leading-man type, there can be a huge success for a little while. But there's so many of them and you can be gone so quick.... It's really frustrating to think: How long is this going to last? That's why you've got to know what the most important things in your life are and let them be the most important things.

  • Chris O'Donnell: Because I'm married and have kids, I feel like I sometimes get pegged as a choirboy or something, but I wouldn't exactly describe myself that way.

  • Chris O'Donnell: I don't get surprised very often to be honest. I'm the kind of person who you couldn't throw a surprise party for because I'd figure it out.

  • Chris O'Donnell: I used to always think 17 was the best age, but boy there's new stuff that creeps up all the time.

  • Chris O'Donnell: It's the most amazing feeling to hold your child in your arms.

  • Chris O'Donnell: (comparing the experiences of making the Batman Movies): When I made Batman Forever, I felt like I was making a movie. When I made Batman & Robin, I felt like I was making a toy commercial.

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Trivia (19)

  • In October 2009, O'Donnell was honored with the prestigious Caritas Award for his exemplary service to the community. Throughout the years, he has hosted and supported events which helped raise funds for Saint John's Child and Family Development Center and other charity organizations.

  • When he was still a teen, O'Donnell appeared as a counter boy in a McDonald's commercial where he was serving Michael Jordan.

  • O'Donnell is of paternal Irish and maternal German descent. He was raised as a devout Catholic.

  • In 1999, Chris acted as an executive producer for the made-for-TV movie Miracle on the 17th Green. He was also a producer for Y2K that year.

  • Film and TV Movie Credits: • Max Payne (2008) as Jason Colvin • Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) as Jack Kittredge • The Sisters (2005) as David Turzin • Men Don't Leave (1990) as Chris Macauley

  • If he didn't turn out to be an actor, O'Donnell would probably be working in Wall Street. He always had an interest in finance.

  • Before he married his wife Caroline, Chris dated actresses Drew Barrymore (1994-1995) and Reese Witherspoon (1995).

  • O'Donnell was the voice behind the character Craig Willmore in the video game The X-Files.

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