Chris Eigeman

Actor, Parking valet
Scene stealer Chris Eigeman, familiar to movie audiences as the favorite choice for sardonic supporting roles in the films of Whit Stillman and Noah Baumbach, made his mark on television as the newly transplanted New ... Read more »
Born: 03/01/1965 in Denver, Colorado, USA

Filmography

Actor (20)

Arbitrage 2012 (Movie)

Gavin Briar (Actor)

Girls 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Turn the River 2008 (Movie)

Mike Simms (Actor)

The Treatment 2007 (Movie)

Jake Singer (Actor)

Dirty Love 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Clipping Adam 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Maid in Manhattan 2002 (Movie)

John Bextram (Actor)

The Next Big Thing 2002 (Movie)

Gus Bishop (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Perfect You 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Homicide: Life on the Street 1996 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

It's Like, You Know... 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Highball 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mr. Jealousy 1998 (Movie)

Dashiell Frank (Actor)

The Last Days of Disco 1998 (Movie)

Des (Actor)

Kicking and Screaming 1995 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Barcelona 1994 (Movie)

Fred Mason (Actor)

The Obit Writer 1992 (Movie)

Sid (Actor)

Metropolitan 1990 (Movie)

Nick Smith (Actor)

Path To War (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Turn the River 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mr. Jealousy 1998 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Director (2)

Midnight Sun 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Turn the River 2008 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Midnight Sun 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Scene stealer Chris Eigeman, familiar to movie audiences as the favorite choice for sardonic supporting roles in the films of Whit Stillman and Noah Baumbach, made his mark on television as the newly transplanted New Yorker at once appalled at and attracted to life in Los Angeles on the ABC sitcom "It's like, you know. .." (1999). A pleasantly attractive actor, with wavy dark hair and WASPy good looks whose privileged background failed to open many doors, Eigeman found himself doing odd jobs as a parking valet and a laborer while studying his craft, appearing in regional and Off-Broadway stage productions, and waiting for his big break.

Relationships

Linda Eigeman

Wife
married c. 1993 works at CNN

EDUCATION

Kenyon College

Gambier , Ohio
won Paul Newman Award for best actor in graduating class

Putney School

Putney , Vermont
began acting in high school productions

Kenyon College

Gambier , Ohio
won Paul Newman Award for best actor in graduating class

Circle in the Square Professional Theater School

New York , New York

Milestones

2007

Co-starred with Famke Janssen and Ian Holm in "The Treatment"

2004

Cast opposite Jenny McCarthy in John Mallory Asher's "Dirty Love"

2003

Had a recurring role on the WB's "Gilmore Girls"

2001

Had a recurring role on the Fox sitcom, "Malcolm in the Middle"

1999

Starred in the ABC sitcom "It's like, you know...", opposite Jennifer Grey

1998

Served as associate producer and star of Baumbach's "Mr. Jealousy"

1998

Reunited with Stillman to play the club's assistant manager in "The Last Days of Disco"

1997

Starred in Baumbach's "Highball"

1996

Made rare TV guest appearance on an episode of NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street" directed by Stillman

1995

First collaboration with writer-director Noah Baumbach, "Kicking and Screaming", billed as Chris Eigeman

1994

Second collaboration with Stillman, "Barcelona"

1992

Co-starred in unsold pilot, "Red Dwarf", a remake of the British TV series

1990

Feature film debut in Stillman's "Metropolitan", billed as Christopher Eigeman

After college, briefly moved to Seattle, Washington

Answered advertisement for actors and was cast by director Whit Stillman

Interned at Actors Theatre of Louisville (Kentucky)

Born and raised in Denver, Colorado

Appeared in commercials for Pacific Bell

Moved to NYC; studied acting at Circle in the Square Theatre School

Bonus Trivia

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He was the commercial spokesperson for Pacific Bell in a series of widely-seen and appreciated commercials in 1996.

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