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​Chris Evans, Ludacris, Chris Meloni

Literally Just 40 Celebrities Named Chris

Because there are so many more than just Evans, Pratt, Hemsworth and Pine

Welcome to TV Guide's 12 Days of Chris-Mas, a festive celebration of famous dudes named Chris. Every day leading up to Dec. 25, we will honor a single Chris, counting down to the best Chris of the year.

Here's something you may have heard: Hollywood is filled with dudes named Chris. And we're not just talking about the main four: Evans, Hemsworth, Pine and Pratt. There were Chrises before the current Chrisification of Hollywood and there will be Chrises long after, so why should those four get all the credit and attention?

You're right. They shouldn't. That's why we brought you here: to celebrate all things Chris, including all the other important Hollywood figures who share that fated nomenclature. We gathered up 40 of the most important performers in Hollywood named Chris to give each and every one their due. But these Chrises aren't necessarily superheroes, nor do they necessarily have the perfect square jaw, fair features and rock-hard abs. Because a Chris shouldn't be defined by their looks, they should be defined by one thing and one thing only: the name Chris.

12 Days of Chris-Mas, Explained

So if Evans, Hemsworth, Pine and Pratt aren't for you, or maybe you're looking to expand your Chris obsession, check out all these eligible Chrises in the gallery below.

Can You Believe These People Are All Named Chris?