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Chris Klein Biography

Birth Name:
Christopher Klein
Birth Place:
Hinsdale, Illinois, United States

Fast Facts

  • Was discovered by Alexander Payne at his high school, where the director was scouting for locations to shoot dark comedy Election; the 1999 film marked Klein's feature debut
  • Made the leap to action movies in 2002, appearing in the Vietnam War drama We Were Soldiers and sci-fi remake Rollerball
  • Landed his first regular TV role in 2008, starring on CBS sitcom Welcome to the Captain
  • Went to rehab for alcohol addiction in 2010