Chris was born and raised in the Detroit area. He started drawing at a young age, mostly monsters, dogs and dinosaurs. He took an oil painting class with his brother where he produced several masterpieces according to his mother.
In High School, Chris discovered a passion for theater after starring in two plays, he was hooked. He received a BFA from the University of Detroit and an MFA in acting, from the University of Nebraska. His dream was always to give Hollywood a try. After marrying his beautiful wife Monica (an artist in her own right) they headed to California.
Chris has been working as an actor for over 30 years appearing in well over 200 films, TV shows and commercials. His credits include: The Middle, Ford vs. Ferrari, Seinfeld, Friends, Bruce Almighty, Shameless and many more. He was also one of the Capital One Vikings for many years.
When the film Jurassic Park came out it renewed his interest in Dinosaurs. He taught himself how to sculpt and eventually created a line of dinosaur model kits. His sculpting then expanded into the human form. The human face has always been intriguing, especially those of Native Americans, because their faces tell a story. Chris’ bronze sculpture of Sitting Bull is in a place of honor at the Standing Rock Reservation Visitor Center in Fort Yates, North Dakota where the great Sioux Chief is buried.
After creating sculptures for a few years he wanted to try his hand at oil painting again. His knowledge of sculpting, light and shadow and three dimensional form made the transition easier. Again, faces and people became an obsession as well as still life and animals. He loves to capture a photorealistic likeness using many layers of transparent glazing.
After all, “God is in the details!” Chris feels very blessed for being able to pursue what he loves.