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      Dennis Christopher

      Dennis Christopher

      Highest Rated: 95% Breaking Away (1979)

      Lowest Rated: 20% Jake Speed (1986)

      Birthday: Dec 2, 1955

      Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

      This once boyishly handsome, stage-trained character player enjoyed a brief stint as a Hollywood leading man in the late 1970s and early 80s after the surprising success of "Breaking Away" (1979). Christopher proved extremely likable as a young Italophile cyclist in middle America coming to grips with growing up. Though he was already 24 at the time, Christopher was so convincing at conveying the anxieties of youth that he won a Youth in Film Award. This could have been a career transforming role but he faltered with his next two projects, "Fade to Black" (1980) and "Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder" (1982). The former was a gory thriller in which he went over-the-top as a movie-obsessed serial killer. Christopher shifted gears with the latter, playing a sensitive American GI paired with a dedicated doctor (Susan Saint James) during the Vietnam War. While his notices were respectable, the film failed to register at the box office. After a five year hiatus from the big screen, Christopher returned as a supporting player in genre movies beginning with the action comedy misfire "Jake Speed" (1986). This was followed by dubious (almost) direct-to-video titles and obscure international co-productions.

      Highest rated movies

      95% Breaking Away
      87% Django Unchained
      83% Chariots of Fire
      69% A Wedding
      68% It
      60% Boys Life
      42% Fade to Black
      36% Queen of the Lot

      Photos

      Dennis Christopher at arrivals for EQUALS Premiere, Arclight Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA July 7, 2016. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Dennis Christopher at arrivals for 2nd Annual Pre-Oscar Brunch Celebrating Montblanc Signature for Good Collection with UNICEF, Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA February 23, 2013. Photo By: Sara Cozolino/Everett Collection FADE TO BLACK, (aka FONDU AU NOIR), from left: Linda Kerridge, Dennis Christopher, 1980, © American Cinema Releasing FADE TO BLACK, (aka FONDU AU NOIR), Dennis Christopher, 1980, © American Cinema Releasing FADE TO BLACK, (aka FONDU AU NOIR), Dennis Christopher, 1980, © American Cinema Releasing FADE TO BLACK, Dennis Christopher, 1980, (c) American Cinema Releasing BREAKING AWAY, Dennis Christopher, Robyn Douglass, 1979, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved FADE TO BLACK, (aka FONDU AU NOIR), Dennis Christopher (on ground), Morgan Paull, 1980, © American Cinema Releasing FADE TO BLACK, (aka FONDU AU NOIR), Dennis Christopher, 1980, © American Cinema Releasing FADE TO BLACK, (aka FONDU AU NOIR), Dennis Christopher, 1980, © American Cinema Releasing CALIFORNIA DREAMING, Dennis Christopher, 1979, (c) American International A SINFUL LIFE, Blair Tefkin, Dennis Christopher, 1989, (c) New Line BREAKING AWAY, Paul Dooley, Dennis Christopher, Barbara Barrie, 1979, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved CHARIOTS OF FIRE, Dennis Christopher, 1981, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. FADE TO BLACK, Dennis Christopher, 1980, © American Cinema Releasing FADE TO BLACK, Dennis Christopher, 1980, ©American Cinema Releasing FADE TO BLACK, from left: Linda Kerridge, Dennis Christopher, 1980, © American Cinema Releasing FADE TO BLACK, (aka FONDU AU NOIR), from left: Dennis Christopher, Linda Kerridge, 1980, © American Cinema Releasing FADE TO BLACK, (aka FONDU AU NOIR), Dennis Christopher, in photographs: Marilyn Monroe (left), Cary Grant (right), 1980, © American Cinema Releasing A WEDDING, from left: Carol Burnett, Paul Dooley, Mia Farrow, Dennis Christopher, Amy Stryker, 1978, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      88% 100% Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story Self - 2022
      87% 92% Django Unchained Leonide Moguy (Character) $162.8M 2012
      36% 62% Queen of the Lot Odin Johannessen (Character) $158.2K 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapped! Adrien (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 43% Nine Lives Mikey (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 74% The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Joshua "Carrots" Beale (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mind Rage Steve (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 45% Skeletons Jim Norton (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 10% The Silencers Comdor (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Tarzan Unknown (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Aurora: Operation Intercept Victor Varenkov (Character) - 1995
      60% No Score Yet Boys Life Mr. Reese (The Disco Years) (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 40% Necronomicon Dale Porkel (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 0% Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II Leech (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 24% Doppelganger Doctor Heller (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story Randy (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 0% Dead Women in Lingerie Lapin (Character) - 1991
      68% 64% It Eddie Kaspbrak (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 31% Circuitry Man Leech (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Sinful Life Nathan Flowers (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Friends John (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 17% Alien Predator Damon (Character) - 1987
      20% 44% Jake Speed Desmond Floyd (Character) $1.1M 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Didn't You Hear? Kevin (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 86% Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder Brian Anderson (Character) - 1982
      83% 80% Chariots of Fire Charles Paddock (Character) - 1981
      42% 43% Fade to Black Eric Binford (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Word Ben Travis (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 50% California Dreaming T.T. (Character) - 1979
      95% 88% Breaking Away Dave Stoller (Character) - 1979
      69% 80% A Wedding Hughie Brenner (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 53% September 30, 1955 Eugene (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 40% The Young Graduates Pan (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 22% Blood and Lace Pete (Character) - 1971

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 55% Unforgettable Lukas Emminger (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      77% 75% The Lost Room Dr. Martin Ruber (Character) 2006
      92% 96% Deadwood Bellegarde (Guest Star) 2006
      83% 93% NYPD Blue Gerard Prosser (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      81% 96% Six Feet Under Kevin Lamb (Guest Star) 2003
      56% 80% Star Trek: Enterprise Danik (Guest Star) 2002
      31% No Score Yet FreakyLinks Vince Elsing (Character) 2000-2001
      23% No Score Yet Kate Brasher Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Profiler Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      43% No Score Yet The Burning Zone Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sentinel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet 76% seaQuest DSV Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Watcher Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      91% 89% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Borath (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Dr. Henry Carlson (Guest Star) 1990 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil Wars Jamie Berne (Guest Star) 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stephen King's It Eddie Kaspbrak (Character) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Guest 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Driver (Character) 1984