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Chris Ellis

Chris Ellis is an American film and television actor who was born April 14, 1956 in Dallas, Texas. Ellis always wanted to be an actor because of television. He grew up in the 50's in the deep south in a "world of privation and violence", but saw on television people who seemed to have lives of ease and privilege. It took him seven years to finish college however, because "I have always been shiftless". During those years Chris became involved in community theatre in Memphis, where "I did and do still think the quality of the work has always been quite good". By the time he moved to New York, he had worked with many excellent actors in about two dozen plays, classical and contemporary. "I cannot imagine what might have supplanted that background for a newcomer in New York." His first part in either television or film came in 1979, where he played a truck driver in the TV movie The Suicide's Wife, which starred Angie Dickinson. The role resulted in very little TV or film work. After working in regional theatre for a year or so, Chris fell off the radar screen and did not work for about ten years. During that time he lived in "bone-grinding poverty" in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen. In one nine-month period of 1987, Chris accepted 102 dinner invitations. "I don't know why they kept arriving, nor why I counted them, though I do know why I accepted them." In 1990, a break came when he got a part in Days of Thunder, which starred Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Cary Elwes, Robert Duvall, and Randy Quaid. John C. Reilly and Fred Dalton Thompson also appear. This seemed to jump-start Ellis' career as parts in films like My Cousin Vinny with Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei, a small part in Addams Family Values, and a larger one in Apollo 13 as former NASA Mercury Seven astronaut Deke Slayton, alongside Tom Hanks, followed. He also began picking up credits on well-known television shows like Melrose Place, NYPD Blue, and The X-Files. Since working with Hanks on Apollo 13, the two have worked together on That Thing You Do, the TV miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, and Catch Me If You Can. Ellis returned to a fictional NASA Mission Control when he played a Flight Director in 1998's Armageddon. Additional films in which Ellis has appeared include Home Fries, October Sky, Live Free or Die Hard, and Transformers. His television credits also include The West Wing, Ghost Whisperer, Chicago Hope, The Pretender, Alias, JAG, CSI: NY, Burn Notice, and Cold Case. He appeared in three season one episodes of Millennium as group member Jim Panseayres. He has established a reputation as being particularly talented at portraying Southern lawmakers or serious military or police-type characters. He also appeared in Criminal Minds as Sheriff Jimmy Rhodes who calls for the BAU's help in investigating a string of murders in New Mexico. In addition to that, he also had two guest appearances in NCIS as Gunnery Sergeant John Deluca. Ellis's appearance in the Season 1 episode, "The Curse" was uncredited while his second and final appearance in Season 2's "The Bone Yard" was credited. Description above from the Wikipedia article Chris Ellis (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Narozen(a):
Apr 14, 1956 In Dallas, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
52
První projekt:
In the movie Můj bratranec Vinny 1992-03-13
Poslední projekt:
Film The Show 2017-09-21

Hrál ve filmech:
Poster of Teenage Dirtbag
Poster of Odložené případy
Poster of Birds of Prey
Poster of Říjnové nebe


Filmografie
Film The Show Keller 2017-09-21
Film Faults Dad 2014-03-06
Film Jessabelle Sheriff Pruitt 2014-08-29
Film Temný rytíř povstal Fr. Reilly 2012-07-16
Seriál Strážce pořádku Unknown 2010-03-16
Film G-Force NSA Director 2009-07-21
Film Teenage Dirtbag Pops 2009-10-20
Seriál Mentalista Sherrif Mullery 2008-09-23
Film Gospel Hill L Donn Murray 2008-02-09
Film Crazy Glen the Carousel Manager 2008-03-02
Film Smrtonosná past 4.0 Scalvino 2007-06-20
Film Transformers Admiral Brigham 2007-06-27
Seriál Status: Nežádoucí Unknown 2007-06-28
Seriál Šílenci z Manhattanu Del Hill 2007-07-19
Seriál Jednotka zvláštního určení Unknown 2006-03-07
Seriál Revelations Unknown 2005-04-13
Film V rukách nepřítele Samuel Littleton 2005-04-15
Film Ostrov Aces & Spades Barman 2005-07-20
Seriál Posel ztracených duší Unknown 2005-09-23
Seriál Myšlenky zločince Sheriff Rhodes 2005-09-22
Seriál Kriminálka New York Unknown 2004-09-21
Seriál Veronica Mars Unknown 2004-09-22
Seriál Birds of Prey Unknown 2003-05-21
Film Chyť mě když to dokážeš Special Agent Witkins 2003-02-13
Seriál Námořní vyšetřovací služba Unknown 2003-09-23
Seriál Odložené případy Unknown 2003-09-28
Seriál First Monday Unknown 2002-01-15
Film Love Liza Patriot Model Aeronautics Clerk 2002-12-30
Seriál Odpočívej v pokoji Unknown 2001-06-03
Film Planeta opic Commander Karl Vasich 2001-07-25
Seriál Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Film Beyond the City Limits Det. Hanson 2001-12-17
Film Sleduje tě vrah! Hollis 2000-09-08
Film Říjnové nebe Principal Turner 1999-02-19
Seriál Family Law Unknown 1999-09-20
Seriál Roswell Unknown 1999-10-06
Seriál The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
Film Godzilla General Anderson 1998-05-20
Film Co se doma usmaží Henry Lever 1998-11-25
Film Armageddon Flight Director Clark 1998-07-01
Film Mr. Bean: Největší filmová katastrofa Det. Butler 1997-07-03
Seriál Chameleon Unknown 1996-09-19
Film To je náš hit! Phil Horace 1996-10-04
Film If These Walls Could Talk Crowd Leader 1996-10-13
Seriál Millennium Unknown 1996-10-25
Film Apollo 13 Deke Slayton 1995-06-30
Film The Tie That Binds Security Guard #1 1995-09-08
Seriál Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Seriál Akta X Unknown 1993-09-10
Film Ghost in the Machine Lieutenant 1993-12-29
Film Můj bratranec Vinny J.T. 1992-03-13
Seriál Melrose Place Unknown 1992-07-08