Chris Klein

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Chris Klein

Born

3/14/1979, Hinsdale, Illinois, USA

Birth Name

Frederick Christopher Klein

Gender

Male
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Biography

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Chris Klein was born on March 14, 1979 to Fred and Terese Klein in the town of Hinsdale, Illinois. The Kleins (Fred, Terese, Chris, sister Debbie and brother Tim) moved to Omaha, Nebraska, when Chris was thirteen. Even at a young age, Chris was interested in acting -…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Chris' first acting experience was singing This Little Light of Mine, as a kid in community theater at the Sheraton Convention Center in Chicago.

    • Chris is repped by the William Morris Agency.

    • Chris was voted "Most Likely To Be Famous" in high school.

    • Chris enjoys swimming.

    • Chris used to drive an '82 Camaro Z28.

    • Chris thinks Jodie Foster is an incredible actress.

    • Chris' mother works as a teacher in Orange County, California.

    • Chris' younger brother uses the stage name Jamie Isaac Conde.

    • Chris attended Texas Christian University, where he majored in Dramatic Arts.

    • In 2003, Klein appeared on Punk'd, where he was tricked by Ashton Kutcher into believing that his house had been seized by a terrorist.

    • Chris has one false front tooth. He lost the original in a football injury in high school.

    • In February 2005, Chris was arrested for drunk driving.

    • Chris on his ex-fiance Katie Holmes converting to Scientology: "A lot has been made of her getting into Scientology. I hope that she's making decisions that are making her happy and that she doesn't have people in her life leading her astray from what she wants and what she believes."

    • Chris broke up with his fiance, actress Katie Holmes in March 2005. Shortly thereafter, she and Tom Cruise began dating, and are now enaged.

    • Chris proposed to his then-girlfriend of four years, actress Katie Holmes, during Christmas 2003 at her family's home in Ohio. He went the traditional route and asked her father's permission first.

    • Athletic Chris played quarterback and linebacker on his high school football team.

    • Chris is six feet, one inch tall.

    • Chris is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

    • Although Rollerball was released in early 2002, Chris actually shot the film in July 2000.

    • Chris has a younger brother named Tim and an older sister named Debbie.

    • Chris was the only one of the five original boys from the American Pie series to not appear in American Wedding. Writer Adam Herz stated that they did not have enough for Chris to do, and that it was hard enough to fit the currently existing cast in. They were unable to do a cameo appearance because Chris was in London during filming, and the budget would not allow for the expenses of having him flown in for just a few scenes.

    • Chris appeared with his Rollerball co-star LL Cool J on World Wrestling Federation programming early in 2002, to promote the film, in which several WWF star appear.

    • Chris won the Young Hollywood Award for "Male Superstar of Tomorrow" in 2001.

    • Chris appeared in television commercials for The Sims Online.

    • Chris played Tony in his high school production of West Side Story.

    • Chris was discovered in his high school by director Alexander Payne who was scouting locations for Election.

  • Quotes

    • Chris: What inspires me is that any time I have an opportunity to work with somebody that I know is going to challenge me, to go farther than I've gone before to do different things, to learn and grow in my craft. That's really the goal for me to stay conscious trying to do that, and to continue my own personal journey as an actor and trying to work with those directors that I feel can get me there and can share with me.

    • Chris: I think, in my life and in my experience, teens have stress, and everybody's stress is unique, and everybody's frame of reference is different.

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