Chris Klein

Highest Rated: 92% Election (1999)
Lowest Rated: 3% Rollerball (2002)
Birthday: Mar 14, 1979
Birthplace: Hinsdale, Illinois, USA
Possessing the sort of apple-cheeked, translucent-skinned All-American wholesomeness that has made him a natural for the pretty-boy jock roles which began his career, Chris Klein started a minor sensation after appearing in only two films. The actor was born in Hinsdale (Chicago), Illinois on March 14, 1979. After spending the first 13 years of his life there, he moved with his family to Nebraska. It was while he was in high school that Klein was discovered by director Alexander Payne, who was busy casting his upcoming film, Election (1999). Klein won the role of Paul Metzler in Payne's film, which opened to enthusiastic reviews. As Paul, Klein played the dim but sweet football player persuaded by Matthew Broderick's Jim McAllister to run against the unopposed Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon) in the school's student council election. Klein played a similar character in his next film, the 1999 summer smash American Pie. As Chris "Oz" Ostreicher, Klein was again seen as a sweetly dim high-school jock, who, rather than wanting to win an election, channeled his energies toward losing his virginity. The success of the film was great enough to lead Klein to drop out of Texas Christian University (where he had been a freshman) to follow an acting career that had certainly gotten off to a serendipitous beginning. His days as a youthful and fresh-faced gentle jock numbered, 2002 found Klein substantially roughing it up with his action debut in director John McTiernan's much delayed and critically panned Rollerball. That same year he was in the indie drama The United States of Leland. He continued to work steadily in projects such as Just Friends, American Dreamz, and Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. In 2011 he was cast in the American remake of the odd Australian sitcom Wilfred, and he answered the call when the Pie gang got back together for 2012's American Reunion. Klein later had guest spots on shows like Idiotsitter and The Grinder.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Competition Calvin Chesney 2018
No Score Yet Game of Aces Capt. Jackson Cove 2016
No Score Yet Damaged Sam Luck 2015
7% Authors Anonymous Henry Obert 2014
45% American Reunion Oz $55.4M 2012
No Score Yet Only God Could Hear Me Actor 2011
No Score Yet The Six Wives of Henry Lefay Stevie 2010
No Score Yet Caught in the Crossfire Briggs 2010
6% Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Charlie $8.7M 2009
No Score Yet Play Dead Ronnie Reno Producer 2009
No Score Yet Hank and Mike Conrad Hubriss 2008
8% New York City Serenade Ray 2007
24% Day Zero George Rifkin 2007
No Score Yet The Valley of Light Noah Locke 2007
20% The Good Life Tad 2007
No Score Yet The Long Weekend Cooper Waxman 2006
41% American Dreamz William Williams $7.2M 2006
No Score Yet Full Count Andy Lausier 2006
42% Just Friends Dusty $32.6M 2005
34% The United States of Leland Allen Harris $0.3M 2004
63% We Were Soldiers Geoghegan $78.1M 2002
3% Rollerball Jonathan Cross $18.9M 2002
52% American Pie 2 Oz $144.1M 2001
9% Say It Isn't So Gilly $4.9M 2001
17% Here on Earth Kelly 2000
61% American Pie Oz 1999
92% Election Paul Metzler 1999

TV

CREDIT
89% The Flash
2014
Cicada
  • 2019
  • 2018
93% The Grinder
2015-2016
Benji
  • 2016
82% Wilfred
2011-2014
Drew
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
61% Franklin & Bash
2011-2014
  • 2012
92% Raising Hope
2010-2014
Brad
  • 2012
68% The Good Guys
2010
George Gluck
  • 2010
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2008
  • 2006
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
Appearing
  • 2004
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2002
  • 2001

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