Chris Chalk

With his bright eyes and compelling on-screen personality, Chris Chalk's success as an actor came as no surprise to his longtime fans. Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Chalk hadn't even considered the notion of acting ... Read more »

Filmography

Actor (22)

Gotham 2011 - 2012, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 2004 - 2006, 2011 - 2012, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

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The Blacklist 2016 (Tv Show)

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Underground 2016 (Tv Show)

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Complications 2015 (Tv Show)

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Lila and Eve 2015 (Movie)

Alonzo (Actor)

Burning Blue 2014 (Movie)

Jones (Actor)

Sons of Anarchy 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Newsroom 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Unforgettable 2014 (Tv Show)

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12 Years a Slave 2013 (Movie)

Clemens (Actor)

Homeland 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

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Justified 2013 (Tv Show)

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Being Flynn 2012 (Movie)

Ivan (Actor)

Nurse Jackie 2011 (Tv Show)

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Person of Interest 2011 (Tv Show)

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Don't Fade Away 2009 (Movie)

Deuce (Actor)

The Good Wife 2009 (Tv Show)

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Then She Found Me 2008 (Movie)

Orderly (Actor)

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead 2007 (Movie)

Officer (Actor)

Rescue Me 2006 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 (Tv Show)

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Biography

With his bright eyes and compelling on-screen personality, Chris Chalk's success as an actor came as no surprise to his longtime fans. Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Chalk hadn't even considered the notion of acting until he enrolled at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. There, he fell in love with theater and performed in a wide variety of plays including "Hair," "Much Ado About Nothing," "The Perfect Party," and "The Bible: The Complete Word of God." After graduating, Chalk began pursuing a professional career on both the stage and the screen, eventually landing a small role in the movie adaptation of the musical "Rent" (2005), though his appearance would last for only eight seconds. After starring in "Defiance" at the Manhattan Theatre Club City Center in 2006 and in an acclaimed Broadway production of "Fences" in 2010, Chalk landed the recurring role of Tom Walker on the phenomenally popular series "Homeland" (Showtime, 2011-) in 2011. Soon, he was offered the role of Gary Cooper on the Aaron Sorkin series "The Newsroom" (HBO, 2012-14), prompting the New York-based actor to relocate to Los Angeles. Though that show would wrap in 2014, Chalk wasted no time booking his next series, playing Lucius Fox on the "Batman" prequel series "Gotham" (Fox, 2015- ).

EDUCATION

University of North Carolina

2001

Milestones

2015

Was cast as Lucius Fox on the series "Gotham."

2013

Gave a critically acclaimed performance in the film "12 Years a Slave."

2012

Took on the role of Gary Cooper on the series "The Newsroom."

2011

Became a cast member on the popular series "Homeland."

2010

Appeared on Broadway in "Fences" at the Cort Theatre in New York.

2007

Made a memorable appearance in the comedy-drama "Then She Found Me."

2006

Starred in  "Defiance" by John Patrick Shanley at the Manhattan Theatre Club City Center.

2004

Made a guest appearance as a kayaker on an episode of "Law & Order."

Bonus Trivia

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Appeared in college productions of the plays "Much Ado About Nothing," "The Perfect Party," "Hair," and "The Bible: The Complete Word of God."

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Had planned on remaining permanently in New York, but eventually opted to relocate to Los Angeles after winning the role of Gary Cooper on "Newsroom."

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Worked as a doorman at The W Hotel in Times Square before he began earning his living as an actor.

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Appeared in the movie "Rent" for under eight seconds.

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