In 1981, Christopher made his stage debut in the play "Final Touches."
Christopher made his television acting debut in a pilot named "Fog."
In 1981, he starred in his first TV-movie entitled "Twirl."
Though famous for movies and television, Christopher has also starred in theatre. He has starred in the Los Angeles Theatre Center's productions of "Hamlet," "Othello," and "The Taming Of The Shrew."
As of April 2007, Christopher currently resides in Southern California with his wife and four children.
Christopher is friends with actress Sheryl Lee.
He is well-known for playing arrogant characters, such as in his role as Shooter McGavin in "Happy Gilmore" and as Tappy Tibbons in "Requiem for a Dream."
While in New York, Christopher studied with famed acting teacher Stella Adler.
He is the older brother of actor Daniel McDonald.
In 1982, he won the Drama-Logue Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie "Final Touches."
Christopher's first professional acting job was in the touring company of Elizabeth Swados' musical "Nightclub Cantata".
He was a pre-med major before he turned his attention to acting.
In 2002, Christopher appeared in Peter Gabriel's "The Barry Williams Show" music video.
Christopher's father was a high school principal and a music director.
He is one of seven children.
Christopher studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, the Stella Adler Acting Conservatory in New York, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
He is a member of the Kappa Alpha Society.
Christopher went to Hobart College in Geneva, New York.
Christopher stands 6'3" tall.
Christopher: Actors think the grass is always greener. When you do a play, you wish you could be making easy money doing a film, because you work your butt off on the stage. Then you do your television and say, 'God, if I have to do this one more time, I'll just go crazy.' I think any actor would rather do quality work than the episodic TV which pays the rent.