Chris O'Donnell

Actor, Model
Golden Globe nominated actor Chris O'Donnell was deemed the next "golden boy" of Hollywood following his breakout supporting role opposite a particularly crusty Al Pacino in "Scent of a Woman" (1992). He held his own ... Read more »
Born: 06/25/1970 in Winnetka, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (57)

Conan 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS: Los Angeles 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Late Show With David Letterman 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

Who Do You Think You Are? 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Little Help 2011 (Movie)

Bob Pehlke (Actor)

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore 2010 (Movie)

Shane (Actor)

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

NCIS 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl 2008 (Movie)

Jack Kittredge (Actor)

Max Payne 2008 (Movie)

Jason Colvin (Actor)

The Company (TNT) 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Head Cases 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sisters 2006 (Movie)

David Turzin (Actor)

Kinsey 2004 (Movie)

Wardell Pomeroy (Actor)

Two and a Half Men 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

29 Palms 2003 (Movie)

The Hitman (Actor)

The Practice 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Al Pacino: Inside Out 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Vertical Limit 2000 (Movie)

Peter Garrett (Actor)

Cookie's Fortune 1999 (Movie)

Jason Brown (Actor)

The Bachelor 1999 (Movie)

Jimmy Shannon (Actor)

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Barbara Walters Presents: 6 to Watch 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman & Robin 1997 (Movie)

Robin/Dick Grayson (Actor)

Masters of Fantasy: Joel Schumacher 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1997 MTV Movie Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

In Love and War 1996 (Movie)

Ernest Hemingway (Actor)

The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chamber 1996 (Movie)

Adam Hall (Actor)

Batman Forever 1995 (Movie)

Robin/Dick Grayson (Actor)

Circle of Friends 1995 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Mad Love 1995 (Movie)

Matt (Actor)

Riddle Me This: Why Is Batman Forever? 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Blue Sky 1994 (Movie)

Glenn Johnson (Actor)

The Three Musketeers 1993 (Movie)

D'Artagnan (Actor)

Scent of A Woman 1992 (Movie)

Charlie Simms (Actor)

School Ties 1992 (Movie)

Chris Reece (Actor)

Fried Green Tomatoes 1991 (Movie)

Buddy Threadgoode (Actor)

Men Don't Leave 1990 (Movie)

Chris Macauley (Actor)

WWII in HD: The Air War (TV Show)

Voice
Producer (5)

NY Ink 2011 (Tv Show)

Associate Producer

The Triangle 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Bachelor 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Miracle on the 17th Green (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Triangle (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Golden Globe nominated actor Chris O'Donnell was deemed the next "golden boy" of Hollywood following his breakout supporting role opposite a particularly crusty Al Pacino in "Scent of a Woman" (1992). He held his own with unexpected strength, and because of this performance, went on to enjoy a steady film career playing clean-cut, regular-guys-turned-heroes who fought to save people in courtrooms and from dangerous mountainsides. Among his more famous "hero" roles was that of comic book character Robin; first opposite Val Kilmer in "Batman Forever" (1995) and then alongside George Clooney in the dismal, franchise-halting sequel, "Batman & Robin" (1997). In the new millennium, O'Donnell's flagging film career gave way to stability as a dramatic TV actor on "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005- ) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (CBS, 2009- ), where his sturdy, everyman quality found a warm reception among primetime audiences.

Relationships

Christopher Eugene O'Donnell Jr

Son
Born October 24, 2000 mother, Caroline Fentress

Caroline Fentress

Wife
Born c. 1972 sister of O'Donnell's Boston College roommate together since 1993 married April 19, 1997

William O'Donnell

Father

Julie O'Donnell

Mother

Lily O'Donnell

Daughter
Born Sept. 3, 1999 mother, Caroline Fentress

Maeve O'Donnell

Daughter
Born December 10, 2007 mother, Caroline Fentress

Charles O'Donnell

Son
Born July 11, 2003 mother, Caroline Fentress

Finley O'Donnell

Son
Born March 24, 2006 mother, Caroline Fentress

Reese Witherspoon Actor

Companion

EDUCATION

Boston College

Boston , Massachusetts 1994

Loyola Academy

Willmette , Illinois 1988

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
Attended law school, but did not graduate

Milestones

2010

Starred in "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore," the sequel to the 2001 family film "Cats & Dogs"

2009

Cast as Special Agent G. Callen in the spin-off series, "NCIS: Los Angeles" (CBS)

2008

Played Abigail Breslin's father in the family film, "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl"

2006

Played the lead in the limited TNT series, "The Company"

2006

Guest-starred as Meredith's love interest, veterinarian Finn Dandridge on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"

2004

Portayed researcher Wardell Pomeroy in "Kinsey" opposite Liam Neeson as Alfred Kinsey

2003

Had a recurring role on the ABC drama, "The Practice"

2001

Appeared in Arthur Miller's "The Man Who Had All the Luck" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival; reprised role on Broadway in 2002

2000

Starred in the action adventure "Vertical Limit"

1999

Executive producing debut, "The Bachelor"; also starred

1999

Returned to acting in Robert Altman's "Cookie's Fortune"

1999

TV debut as executive producer, "The Miracle on the 17th Green" (CBS)

1997

Reprised Robin, opposite George Clooney's Batman in Schumacher's critically panned "Batman & Robin"

1997

Formed production company, George Street Pictures; entered into producing agreement with Warner Bros.

1996

Offered a fine turn in an adaptation of John Grisham's "The Chamber"

1996

Portrayed a young Ernest Hemingway in the fact based story "In Love and War"

1995

Played the romantic lead opposite Minnie Driver in "Circle of Friends"

1995

Cast as Robin opposite Val Kilmer's Batman in Joel Schumacher's "Batman Forever"

1992

Played a prep schooler who takes a job spending time with a blind military man (Al Pacino) in "Scent of a Woman"

1992

Joined an all-star cast in "School Ties"

1990

Second collaboration with Jessica Lange, "Blue Sky" (released theatrically in 1994)

1988

Film debut, playing Jessica Lange's teenage son in "Men Don't Leave"

1986

Professional acting debut in an episode of the ABC series, "Jack and Mike"

1983

Began modeling and appearing in local TV commercials

Grew up in Winnetka, Illinois near Chicago's north shore

Took hiatus from film acting, reportedly turning down a role in "Men in Black" (1997)

Bonus Trivia

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"What makes Chris so funny is that he does his scenes with a straight face. He wasn't trying hard to convince us he was funny." - director Robert Altman, director of "Cookie's Fortune" (1999), The Chicago Sun-Times, April 4, 1999

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O'Donnell confessed his addictions to Jane Granahl of The San Francisco Examiner (Dec. 20, 1998): "I have a SERIOUS caffeine habit. And golf. I played 36 holes yesterday on my day off."

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"The terrible scandal about Chris O'Donnell is that there is no terrible dark scandal." - Joel Schumacher to Los Angeles Magazine, June 1997

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"It frustrates [the press] that I have this clean-cut image. It's not normal for an actor to be like this, I guess. But I'm not trying to create an image. I'm just being myself." - O'Donnell quoted in The Chicago Tribune, June 15, 1997

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