Dennis Christopher

Dennis Christopher

Highest Rated: 95% Breaking Away (1979)

Lowest Rated: 20% Jake Speed (1986)

Birthday: Dec 02, 1955

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

This once boyishly handsome, stage-trained character player enjoyed a brief stint as a Hollywood leading man in the late 1970s and early 80s after the surprising success of "Breaking Away" (1979). Christopher proved extremely likable as a young Italophile cyclist in middle America coming to grips with growing up. Though he was already 24 at the time, Christopher was so convincing at conveying the anxieties of youth that he won a Youth in Film Award. This could have been a career transforming role but he faltered with his next two projects, "Fade to Black" (1980) and "Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder" (1982). The former was a gory thriller in which he went over-the-top as a movie-obsessed serial killer. Christopher shifted gears with the latter, playing a sensitive American GI paired with a dedicated doctor (Susan Saint James) during the Vietnam War. While his notices were respectable, the film failed to register at the box office. After a five year hiatus from the big screen, Christopher returned as a supporting player in genre movies beginning with the action comedy misfire "Jake Speed" (1986). This was followed by dubious (almost) direct-to-video titles and obscure international co-productions.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
87% 91% Django Unchained Leonide Moguy (Character) $162.8M 2012
36% 63% Queen of the Lot Odin Johannessen (Character) $158.2K 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapped! Adrien (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 43% Nine Lives Mikey (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 73% The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Joshua "Carrots" Beale (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mind Rage Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 40% Skeletons Jim Norton (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Tarzan Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 11% The Silencers Comdor (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aurora: Operation Intercept Victor Varenkov (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boys Life Mr. Reese (The Disco Years) (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 0% Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II Leech (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 39% Necronomicon Dale Porkel (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 24% Doppelganger Doctor Heller (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story Randy (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 0% Dead Women in Lingerie Lapin (Character) - 1991
67% 63% It Eddie Kaspbrak (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 32% Circuitry Man Leech (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Sinful Life Nathan Flowers (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Friends John (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 19% Alien Predator Damon (Character) - 1987
20% 45% Jake Speed Desmond Floyd (Character) $1.1M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Didn't You Hear? Kevin (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 86% Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder Brian Anderson (Character) - 1982
82% 80% Chariots of Fire Charles Paddock (Character) - 1981
45% 43% Fade to Black Eric Binford (Character) - 1980
95% 88% Breaking Away Dave Stoller (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Word Ben Travis (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 50% California Dreaming T.T. (Character) - 1979
73% 80% A Wedding Hughie Brenner (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 50% September 30, 1955 Eugene (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 22% Blood and Lace Pete (Character) - 1971

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 70% Unforgettable Lukas Emminger (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lost Room Dr. Martin Ruber (Character) 2006
92% 96% Deadwood Bellegarde (Guest Star) 2006
83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Gerard Prosser (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
81% 97% Six Feet Under Kevin Lamb (Guest Star) 2003
57% 79% Star Trek: Enterprise Danik (Guest Star) 2002
25% No Score Yet FreakyLinks Vince Elsing (Character) 2000-2001
23% No Score Yet Kate Brasher Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Profiler Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
40% No Score Yet The Burning Zone Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sentinel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet seaQuest DSV Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Watcher Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
91% 87% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Borath (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1993 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil Wars Jamie Berne (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsters Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stephen King's It Eddie Kaspbrak (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Guest 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1984

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