Christopher is playing Marcus in Twilight Saga: New Moon.
Christopher was in several of "The Chloe Chronicles" on the Smallville DVDs.
Christopher loves doing period dramas.
Christopher wanted to be a psychologist before deciding to pursue acting.
Christopher is a member of the physical theater troupe Pigeons International.
Christopher played Charles Dickens in the Canadian TV movie Les Fantômes du passé de Dickens; the title in English is The Ghosts of Dickens' Past.
Christopher was in the IMAX film India: Kingdom of the Tiger.
In 1989 and 1990 Christopher performed at Canada's Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada.
Christopher is a very good hockey player and was once invited to join the Ottawa Senators hockey team.
-2005 Howie Award at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival for playing H.P. Lovecraft in the film Out of Mind.
-2006 Leo Award for Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series for The Collector episode "The Alchemist."
Christopher enjoys scuba diving, snowboarding, skiing and motorcycle riding.
The facial tattoo Christopher character "Todd" the Wraith has on Stargate Atlantis was inspired by the face paint of Kiss lead guitarist Ace Frehley.
Christopher didn't use a bald cap for his role of John Druitt in Sanctuary he shaved off all his hair himself.
Christopher speaks English, French, and Norwegian.
Christopher is 6'4" (1.93m) tall.
Christopher played both Gandalf and Smaug in a theatrical production of The Hobbit in 2002.
Christopher is the nephew of explorer Thor Heyerdahl.
Christopher is half Norwegian and half Scottish.
Christopher Heyerdahl: You know, evil is a point of view. I think that evil comes out of choice. If you have a choice to do one thing that is cruel, hurtful, sadistic, and you choose not to do it, well there's the option that we all have in varying degrees in our lives.
Christopher Heyerdahl: So strangely enough it was outside influence that drew me away from higher education. [laughs] And I've really never looked back. I've been really lucky with my career as being a working actor.
Christopher Heyerdahl: (about seeing the first script for Sanctuary) I was shown the script [and they said,] "Here, take a look at this Chris and just have a good read. It's a great script." And I looked at it. I fell absolutely in love with this character of Montague John Druitt. Just the tragic essence of the character was very attractive to me and I thought, 'Oh, if anybody else gets this part I'm just gonna...now maybe I'll become the murderer.'
Christopher Heyerdahl: (about "Into the West") Saddlesores! It was shot in the backwoods of Alberta and the shooting experienced amazing storms, mudpits, horses freaking out, wagons falling over, and crossing the river we had some pretty hairy moments. It was on the edge of true realism.
Christopher Heyerdahl: (about Kingdom Hospital) I played the character [of Reverend Jimmy Criss] completely straight. He saw the soul - didn't judge anybody. Irreverence is great!
Christopher Heyerdahl: (On his role on Stargate SG-1) Well it was all new to me. I didn't know anybody at that point, and that was really the beginning of quite an adventure, because I met Amanda [Tapping] on that. I met Martin [Wood] on that, and it turned out that we were all neighbors. So that started a whole adventure into friendship that has led on to where we are today. It was a great start because they're wonderful friends and wonderful people to work with. That was a great day walking in there. It was an odd thing, especially because we were on this very bizarre lot known as "Fantasy Gardens," I think it was called, which was started by a rather odd premier here in BC, and his wife. This Dutch garden. It was walking into a very surreal world out of somebody else's imagination. It was a timeless little world and strangely realistic.
Christopher Heyerdahl: (On if he is a fan of Sci-Fi) Always that question. The fan of science fiction. I'm a fan, I would say, of fantasy. It's something my girlfriend told me the other day, because sometimes I can be dismissive of so many genres. And then she said "What are you talking about? You love this stuff." I love anything to do with the boundaries, or lack of boundaries, of our own imagination. And the possibilities that are within us all. Who knows what's out there. I would say I am a fan of fantasy, and science fiction would definitely fall into that category.
Christopher Heyerdahl: Part of the [ Stargate ] Atlantis set had been used on Blade Trinity which I had been in. It was kind of funny to walk in and say, "I know this place".