Chris Pine

  • Birth Name: Christopher Whitelaw Pine
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor

Fast Facts

  • His parents were both actors. His father, Robert Pine, played Sgt. Joseph Getraer on the TV series CHiPs; his mother, Gwynne Gilford, appeared on numerous TV series and in the 1987 film Masters of the Universe.
  • Producer Martin Jurow (Breakfast at Tiffany's; Terms of Endearment) is a cousin on his father's side.
  • Spent his junior year of college in England at the University of Leeds.
  • Was accepted at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art after college, but decided he didn't want to go deep into debt to pay for it.
  • Was named one of Variety's 10 Actors to Watch in 2008.


  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance: Nominee


  • Robert Pine — Father
  • Phillip Pine — Uncle
  • Martin Jurow — Cousin
  • Anne Gwynne — Grandmother
  • Dominique Piek — Ex-significant Other
  • Gwynne Gilford — Mother
  • Katherine Pine — Sister


  • University of California, Berkeley, California, United States (BA in English, 2002); attended the American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, California, United States