Christophe Zajac-Denek is an American actor, drummer, and stuntman. Born in Detroit, Michigan, he moved to Los Angeles in 2009. In 2022, Christophe starred in a feature alongside award-winning, A-listers. Details of this project will be available once the release date is set. Christophe is a cast member on The Return Season of Twin Peaks (2017), directed by David Lynch. He plays Ike "The Spike" Stadtler, a vicious hitman. Christophe has co-starred on 10 episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live (2016-2020) as various principal comedic characters. Other co-starring roles include Lemon (2017), Fresh Off The Boat (2016), Tales of Halloween (2015), A Million Ways To Die In The West (2014), and Paul (2011).
As a professional drummer, Christophe has played on Jimmy Kimmel Live (2016) with house band: Cleto and the Cletones, on Ellen Degeneres Show (2009-2010) with Yuto Miyazawa, and was featured as the drumming baby in the film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016). Prior to moving to Hollywood, Christophe co-founded an original band from Detroit called The Hard Lessons (2003-2008) in which he toured the US and Europe.
Being a little person and very athletic, Christophe has been called for all sorts of stunt work. On Deadpool Musical 2 (2018) Christophe stars as the superhero Puck and showcased extensive combat choreography. On Twin Peaks (2017) he wielded multiple weapons and performed combat choreography in scenes with stars Kyle MacLaughlin and Naomi Watts. OZ: The Great and Powerful (2013) found Christophe flying on wires and driving a team of horses. Paul (2011) called on Christophe to be the movement and motion reference for the CGI lead/title character.
In addition to acting for film and TV, Christophe hosts and produces a podcast about the exceptional lives of people with dwarfism. The show is called I'm Kind Of A Big Deal. Christophe also advocates for people of short stature by creating media and journalism works that have been featured on ipondr.com. He has starred in multiple projects that have screened at various film festivals across the globe. Christophe is also a speaker who has presented to major corporations and conferences. His life's mission is to work to elevate little people to a level of parity in Hollywood and society.