People's Magazine Investigates Ep. 212
Broken (Post Production)
Raised in the south suburbs and the city of Chicago, Chris' love of entertainment was sparked by his father and uncle, who introduced him to the music industry at an early age.
Pursuing sports as a teenager, Chris began his college career playing football and basketball at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. In between sports and formal academic courses, Chris took theater performance classes as an elective. As Chris’ interests shifted towards music his sophomore year, he decided to transfer to Benedictine University in Naperville, Illinois to be closer to his hometown and the Chicago music scene.
After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Chris released his first independent album in October 2010 appropriately titled, “Love Muzik”. Chris not only provided vocal talent to this project, he also wrote and produced the entire album.
After this, Chris expanded his musical talents by working on projects that involved scores and soundtracks of films. It was here that Chris was introduced to the world of film- a world that has become his passion. Focusing on acting and directing, Chris has appeared on network television, most recently NBC's hit show Chicago PD as well as Fox's hip hop drama, 'Empire'.Not forgetting to mention the many independent feature films.
As an actor, Chris is compelled by thoughtful and meaningful stories audiences can relate to. He firmly believes in the transformative power of film- as a social, political, emotional, and humanistic force. Above all, he is committed to a life in film as a means of participating in the artistic dialog that is so vital to the health of any society.