In 1998, Christopher won the Lone Star Film & Television Award at the Lone Star Film & Television Awards in the category of Best Director for his direction of the 1996 film Waiting for Guffman.
In 2001, Christopher (along with Michael McKean and Harry Shearer) won the Video Premiere Award at the DVD Exclusive Awards in the category of Best DVD Audio Commentary for the commentary featured on the Special Edition DVD on the 1984 film This Is Spinal Tap.
Jamie Lee Curtis saw a publicity photograph of Christopher and his co-stars of the film This Is Spinal Tap as seen in Rolling Stone Magazine. When Jamie Lee gave her phone number to Christopher's agent they had their first date and eventually married.
Christopher is of Caucasian descent.
Christopher has a reputation of being difficult when being interviewed, once described by reviewer Warren Etheredge as being "rude, condescending and intolerable."
In 2004, Christopher (along with Eugene Levy & Michael McKean) won a Grammy Award at the Grammys in the category of Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for the song "A Mighty Wind" as heard in the 2003 film A Mighty Wind. In 2004, Christopher won the FFCC Award (along with fellow actors) at the Florida Film Critics Circle Awards in the category of Best Ensemble Cast for the 2003 film A Mighty Wind.
In 2001, Christopher was given special thanks in the credits of the short film Code of Conduct.
In 1976, Christopher (along with fellow writers) won an Emmy at the Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special for the 1975 television show The Lily Tomlin Special.
In 1996, Christopher appeared in a television commercial for IBM, in the role of Nigel Tufnel. In 2002, Christopher directed a commercial for Dockers Dress Casuals, as seen during that year's Super Bowl.
In 2001, Christopher was nominated for an American Comedy Award at the American Comedy Awards, USA in the category of Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as Harlan Peeper in the 2000 film Best in Show. In 2001, Christopher was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award at the Satellite Awards in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for the 2000 film Best in Show.
Christopher married Jamie Lee Curtis on December 18, 1984.
Christopher is 5'11" (1.80 m).
Christopher: But I am interested in the notion that people can become so obsessed by their world that they lose sense and awareness of how they appear to other people. They're so earnest about it. But that's true of so many things.
Christopher: People want me to be funny all the time. They think I'm being funny no matter what I say or do and that's not the case. I rarely joke unless I'm in front of a camera. It's not what I am in real life. It's what I do for a living.
Christopher: Comedy is like music. You have to know the key and you have to find players with good chops.
Christopher: The movies have a way of seeping out there over time. We don't put them in 2,000 theaters. It wouldn't work that way.