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Christopher McDonald was born and raised in New York City, New York, to Patricia, a real estate agent, and James R. McDonald, an educator. His breakout role was in Ridley Scott's Thelma and Louise (1991), followed shortly by playing Jack Barry in Robert Redford's Quiz show (1994). Other notable performances include Into Thin Air (1997) as John ... See full bio »

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Requiem for a Dream
Requiem for a Dream Tappy Tibbons
Thelma & Louise
Quiz Show
Quiz Show Jack Barry
Harry's Law
Harry's Law Tommy Jefferson


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 2018 Deep Murder (post-production)
 2018 Abruptio (filming)
Police Chief Richter
 2017 Wetlands
Det. Paddy Sheehan
 2017 Once Upon a Time in Venice
Mr. Carter
 2017 The Tank
 2017 The Crash
Del Banco
 2016/III Exposed
Lieutenant Galway
 2015 The Squeeze
 2015 Don't Worry Baby
Harry Lang
 2014 Believe Me
 2014 Being American
 2014/II Pretty Perfect
 2012 Not Fade Away
Jack Dietz
 2011 Adventures of Serial Buddies
Father Christopher
 2010 Barry Munday
Dr. Preston Edwards
 2010 Black Widow
 2010/IV Refuge
Jack Phillips
 2009/II Reunion
 2009 Fanboys
Big Chuck (as Chris McDonald)
 2009 Spooner
Dennis Spooner
 2008 An American Carol
Lab Supervisor
 2008 Player 5150
Tony Moffit
 2008 Summerhood
The 'Ass' Director
 2008 Mad Money
Bryce Arbogast (as Chris McDonald)
 2007 My Sexiest Year
Adult Jake
 2006 Funny Money
 2003 Grind
Mr. Rivers
 2002 Speakeasy
Dr. Addams
 2002 Children on Their Birthdays
Speedy Thorne
 2001 The Man Who Wasn't There
Macadam Salesman
 2001 The Theory of the Leisure Class
Buddy Barnett (as Chris McDonald)
 2000 Nurse Betty
Duane Cooley (scenes deleted)
 2000 The Skulls
Martin Lombard
 2000 Takedown
Mitch Gibson (as Chris McDonald)
 2000 Isn't She Great
Brad Bradburn (as Christopher MacDonald)
 2000 Magicians
 1999 The Iron Giant
Kent Mansley (voice)
 1999 Five Aces
Ash Gray
 1998 The Faculty
Mr. Frank Connor (as Chris McDonald)
 1998 Gideon
Alan Longhurst
 1998 SLC Punk!
 1998 Jaded
Jack Carlson
 1997 The Eighteenth Angel
Hugh Stanton
 1997 Flubber
Wilson Croft
 1997 Lawn Dogs
Morton Stockard
 1997 A Smile Like Yours
Richard Halstrom
 1996 House Arrest
Donald Krupp
 1996 Celtic Pride
Coach Kimball
 1996 Unforgettable
Stewart Gleick
 1995 Fair Game
Lieutenant Meyerson
 1995 Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back
Sheriff Jack Banning
 1994 The Road Killers
 1994 Monkey Trouble
 1993 Bums
Sgt. Andrew Holloman
 1993 Cover Story
Sam Sparks
 1993 Conflict of Interest
Mickey Flannery
 1991 Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue
Senator Dixon
 1991 Dutch
Reed Standish
 1989 Playroom
 1989 Chances Are
Louie Jeffries
 1987 Outrageous Fortune
George (as Chris McDonald)
 1985 The Boys Next Door
Detective Mark Woods
 1984 Chattanooga Choo Choo
 1984 Breakin'
 1984 Where the Boys Are
 1982 The Black Room
 1982 Grease 2
 1980 The Hearse
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Alternate Names:

Christopher MacDonald | Chris MacDonald | Chris McDonald


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[2011, on You've Reached the Elliotts (2006)] That was a pretty funny pilot that didn't get picked up, unfortunately. It was the Chris Elliott show, basically. It was about his family, and he had a beautiful daughter, a sister, and his sister was married to Phil. And Phil was the brother-in-law nobody likes to have. He was the quintessential blowhard, basically. He was a know-it-all, and he would... See more »


Played TV show hosts in Quiz Show (1994), Requiem for a Dream (2000) and in the music video for Peter Gabriel's song "The Barry Williams Show". See more »


Declaring "Oh my God!" mid-sentence, as in Happy Gilmore (1996) and The Iron Giant (1999) See more »

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