Christopher Durang

Birthday: Jan 2, 1949
Birthplace: Not Available
Christopher Durang first studied theater at Harvard before moving on to the Yale School of Drama and working under Robert Brustein. He began his career as a parodist, penning The Idiots Karamazov and The Vietnamization of New Jersey before finding his trademark blend of satire and black comedy. Influenced by Eugene Ionesco and Tom Stoppard, among others, Durang uses wit and absurdity to take on issues of religion and family. His best-known works are the domestic comedies The Marriage of Bette and Boo and Baby With the Bathwater, and the religious satire Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You. Though Durang has written several screenplays, only Beyond Therapy, first staged as a play, has been filmed, under the direction of Robert Altman. As an actor, Durang has contributed spirited cameos to quite a few films, including a turn as Santa in Life With Mikey and as a magical sprite in Simply Irresistible. He has also collaborated on stage projects with Sigourney Weaver.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Sister Mary Explains It All Screenwriter 2001
27% The Out-of-Towners Paranoid Man 1999
13% Simply Irresistible Gene O'Reilly 1999
15% The Cowboy Way Waiter 1994
27% Life with Mikey Santa 1993
37% Housesitter Rev. Lipton 1992
25% The Butcher's Wife Mr. Liddle 1991
No Score Yet In The Spirit Ambulance Attendant 1990
77% A Shock to the System Convention Speaker 1990
25% Penn & Teller Get Killed Jesus Freak 1989
43% Mr. North YMCA Clerk 1988
57% The Secret of My Success Davis 1987
25% Beyond Therapy Screenwriter 1987
40% Heaven Help Us Priest 1985


94% Frasier
Guest Sebastian
  • 1998
  • 1996


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