Jun. 26th, 1970
Winnetka, Illinois, USA
Chris O'Donnell's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles[none found]
Chris O' Donnell (born June 26th, 1970). He is the youngest child in his family with four sisters and two brothers. He first started modeling at the age of thirteen and continued until the age of sixteen, when he appeared in commercials. When he was seventeen, he was preparing to stop acting and modeling, but was asked to audition for what would be his first film, Men Don't Leave (1990). He didn't want to go to the audition, but his mother bribed him by saying she would buy him a new car if he went and he duly got the role.
Ever since that moment in his life, Chris has appeared in some major motion pictures including Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Scent of a Woman (1992), Mad Love (1995) and Vertical Limit (2000). He is currently working on Kinsey (2004), which should appear in theaters in the year 2004.
Chris took time off from acting to spend time with his wife, Caroline, son, Chris Jr., and his daughter Lilly. He also spent two months in New York performing in Arthur Miller's The Man Who Had All the Luck.
Swing (2009/I) (in production) (rumored) .... Coach Clothier
Easter Sixteen (2009) (pre-production) .... Ross
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010) (post-production) .... Shane
A Little Help (2010) (post-production) .... Bob
"NCIS: Los Angeles" .... Special Agent G. Callen (10 episodes, 2009)
- Brimstone (2009) TV episode .... Special Agent G. Callen
- Random on Purpose (2009) TV episode .... Special Agent G. Callen
- Ambush (2009) TV episode .... Special Agent G. Callen
- Pushback (2009) TV episode .... Special Agent G. Callen
- Keepin' It Real (2009) TV episode .... Special Agent G. Callen
"Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" .... Special Agent G. Callen (2 episodes, 2009)
... aka NCIS (USA: short title)
... aka NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (USA: new title)
- Legend: Part 2 (2009) TV episode .... Special Agent G. Callen
- Legend: Part 1 (2009) TV episode .... Special Agent G. Callen
Max Payne (2008) .... Jason Colvin
... aka Max Payne (Canada: French title)
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) .... Jack Kittredge
"The Company" .... Jack McCauliffe (1 episode, 2007)
- Episode #1.1 (2007) TV episode .... Jack McCauliffe
"Grey's Anatomy" .... Dr. Finn Dandridge (9 episodes, 2006)
- What I Am (2006) TV episode .... Dr. Finn Dandridge
- Sometimes a Fantasy (2006) TV episode .... Dr. Finn Dandridge
- I Am a Tree (2006) TV episode .... Dr. Finn Dandridge
- Time Has Come Today (2006) TV episode .... Dr. Finn Dandridge
- Losing My Religion (2006) TV episode .... Dr. Finn Dandridge
"Head Cases" .... Jason Payne (5 episodes, 2005)
- In the Club (2005) TV episode .... Jason Payne
- Malpractice Makes Perfect (2005) TV episode .... Jason Payne
- S(elf) Help (2005) TV episode .... Jason Payne
- Pilot (2005) TV episode .... Jason Payne
- Be Your Best You (2005) TV episode .... Jason Payne
The Sisters (2005) .... David Turzin
Kinsey (2004) .... Wardell Pomeroy
"Two and a Half Men" .... Bill / ... (1 episode, 2004)
- An Old Flame with a New Wick (2004) TV episode .... Bill/Jill
The Amazing Westermans (2004) (TV)
"The Practice" .... Brad Stanfield (4 episodes, 2003)
- Blessed Are They (2003) TV episode .... Brad Stanfield
- Cause of Action (2003) TV episode .... Brad Stanfield
- The Chosen (2003) TV episode .... Brad Stanfield
- We the People (2003) TV episode .... Brad Stanfield
29 Palms (2002) .... The Hitman
Vertical Limit (2000) .... Peter Garrett
... aka Vertical Limit (Germany)
... aka Vertical Limit - In größter Gefahr (Germany: TV title)
The Bachelor (1999) .... Jimmie Shannon
Cookie's Fortune (1999) .... Jason Brown
Batman & Robin (1997) .... Robin / Dick Grayson
In Love and War (1996) .... Ernest 'Ernie' Hemingway
The Chamber (1996) .... Adam Hall
Batman Forever (1995) .... Robin / Dick Grayson
Mad Love (1995) .... Matt Leland
Circle of Friends (1995) .... Jack Foley
Blue Sky (1994) .... Glenn Johnson
The Three Musketeers (1993) .... D'Artagnan
Scent of a Woman (1992) .... Charlie Simms
School Ties (1992) .... Chris Reece
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) .... Buddy Threadgoode
... aka Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (UK)
Men Don't Leave (1990) .... Chris Macauley
- Children (2 daughters & 3 sons): (with Fentress) Lily Anne O'Donnell (b. September 3, 1999 in New Zealand), Christopher Eugene O'Donnell "Chip" (b. October 24, 2000 at 7 lbs 9 oz), Charles McHugh O'Donnell (b. July 11, 2003 in Los Angeles, California at 7 lbs 7 oz), Finley O'Donnell (b. March 24, 2006 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California) and Maeve Frances O'Donnell (b. December 10, 2007 at 8 lbs & 21 1/2 in. long).
- Avid golfer who belongs to a number of clubs including Pine Valley and The Bel Air Country Club
- Won the part of Robin over several other actors, who included (according to 'Joel Schumacher' (qv)) 'Alan Cumming' (qv), 'Toby Stephens' (qv), 'Jude Law' (qv), 'Ewan McGregor' (qv) and, most notably, 'Christian Bale' (qv), who went on to play Batman. The second time he played the role, he acted opposite 'Uma Thurman' (qv), whose ex-husband 'Gary Oldman' (qv) went on to play Commissioner Gordon.
- Began modeling after his sister Sally talked to a talent agent into seeing him.
- Originally cast in _The Prince of Tides (1991)_ (qv), but 'Barbra Streisand' (qv) decided she wanted her real son to play the part. She wanted to personally apologize to Chris, so she called his dorm room. One of his roommates answered the phone and took the message, which bewildered him because Chris had not yet mentioned that he was "in the movie biz".
- While working on _Cookie's Fortune (1999)_ (qv) he was often found playing golf at Kirkwood National Golf Course and was once held up on the 14th hole by 'Joey Paul Gowdy' (qv) who was spraying insecticides on all of the greens.
- Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1992" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 44.
- The final choice for the role of Robin in _Batman Forever (1995)_ (qv) came down between him and 'Leonardo DiCaprio' (qv). Kids in the key demographic were polled as to which of the two would win in a fight. O'Donnell beat DiCaprio out.