If he wasn't an actor he would have become a writer or a director.
Chris' childhood nickname is Kip, because when he tried to say his name it came out as 'Kiptader'.
In April 2007, it was revealed that Chris would leave Home And Away and travel to LA to pursue an acting role there.
Chris lists his secret TV addiction as Degrassi Junior High.
Chris lists his favourite TV character as Kramer from Seinfeld.
Chris lists his favourite TV show as We Can Be Heroes.
His favourite music is Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, David Gray and The Pharcyde
He was awarded the Most Popular New Male Talent Award of 2005 in TV Week's Logie Awards . He was also nominated for a Silver Logie for the Most Popular Actor in 2005!.
Chris has had roles on Marshall Law, Neighbours and Network Ten children's series Fergus McPhail.
Chris has been a very keen surfer since he was a teenager and surfing has now become his favourite past time, as a shoulder injury prevented him from pursuing a football career.
While pursuing film courses, Chris worked in several casual jobs: as a horticultural labourer, as a waiter, as a barman and also in a surf-wear shop.
His family lived for several years in Sassafras, in the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria, and then moved to Melbourne's East Coast.
Just as his character Kim has moved a lot, Chris himself has moved a lot with his family to different parts of Australia.
Chris is extremely modest, considering he was on the short list for being chosen as 2005 Bachelor for Cleo magazine.
He lives in the Northern Beaches area, sharing a house with fellow actor Mark Furze.
Chris is Melbourne-born and moved to Sydney to join the cast of Home and Away.
He also has a younger brother named Liam.
Younger brother of Luke Hemsworth.
Chris dated his co-star Isabel Lucas who plays Tasha Andrews.
Chris: (asked who his TV crush is) Ellen Pompeo from Grey's Anatomy. She's gorgeous. I'd love to work with her one day.
Chris: (asked what his favourite TV snack is) Whatever I've got in my cupboard, which usually isn't much! Most likely Vegemite and Saladas.
Chris: I entered the work force cleaning breast pumps at a pharmacy! It was a part-time gig while I was at school… no interview required.
Chris: My younger brother Liam is in Year 10 and is doing an acting course.
Chris: At home in Victoria, we have three dogs, Tosh and Lucy, they're half Blue Heelers, and then there's Torrin a little Maltese terrier. She gets more attention in the house than anyone else! Yes, I miss them a lot.
Chris:I enjoyed the story line where I was seeking out my long-lost mother…that called for more heightened emotions and tense scenes, especially with Ivar Kants who plays my father. Ivar is such a professional actor and his experience has helped me so much – I've learnt a lot from him.
Chris: It was like being on a holiday at first, but as time has gone by I've settled in more to Sydney, but Melbourne will always be home.
Chris: I get along with everyone because they are such a good bunch of people!.I'm learning a lot and having a ball. There is still a lot to learn about my character, but I've got a good grip on it all.( on the cast of home and away)
Chris: Well, I'll keep on auditioning and one day maybe I'll go to LA and try out for films there.
Chirs: Kim isn't a bad kid, he has been there and done it all and moved to so many schools. He knows he won't be in one place for too long so he doesn't go out of his way to make new friends and doesn't care about the impression he leaves. Kim basically has the attitude of taking it as it comes. ( on his character on Home and Away)
Chris: I actually find it harder to act in the scenes where there's not much happening, say having a milkshake in the Diner. That is far harder to do than straight scenes where there's a drama going on and you have something to do.
Chris: (on his girlfriend, Isabel Lucas) I won't comment on that. I've never really talked about my relationships.
Chris: (on his partner, Abbey Ross, on Dancing With The Stars) She's gorgeous. Dancers in general are fit and have sex appeal.
Chris: (on rumours he is leaving Home And Away) I have to clear this up because I'm going to get sacked if that rumour keeps getting out there. I am not leaving Home And Away well, certainly not any time soon. I don't know where that story began. I do have plans to head overseas to LA, but not for a while yet.