Chris Wiehl

Actor, Personal trainer, Security guard (at a Gap store)
A steady primetime presence since 1995, actor Chris Wiehl had the kind of All-American good looks and dedicated work ethic that turned a college dream into reality. Armed with a B.F.A from the drama program at the ... Read more »
Born: 10/29/1970 in Yakima, Washington, USA

Filmography

Actor (35)

Killing Kennedy 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

My Engagement Party 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Yakima, Wash 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Farewell Mr. Kringle 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Medium 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boy Meets World 1996 - 2000, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Clueless 1996 - 2000, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cybill 1996 - 2000, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Early Edition 1995 - 2002, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

JAG 1995 - 2002, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Partners 1999 - 2000, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Popular 1996 - 2000, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1996 - 2002, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wings 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Women's Murder Club 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Private Practice 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Monkey 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

What Boys Like 2004 (Movie)

Jay (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2001 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood Homicide 2003 (Movie)

Cheeseburger Cop (Actor)

Playmakers 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Cold Hearts 2001 (Movie)

Charles (Actor)

ER 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pensacola: Wings of Gold 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Broken Hearts Club 2000 (Movie)

J Crew Guy (Actor)

Payne 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Can't Hardly Wait 1998 (Movie)

Horny Guy (Actor)

Girl 1998 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

Space: Above and Beyond 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Bull (TV Show)

Actor

Jenny (TV Show)

Actor

Moonlight and Mistletoe (TV Show)

Actor

Mutiny (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Yakima, Wash 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

A steady primetime presence since 1995, actor Chris Wiehl had the kind of All-American good looks and dedicated work ethic that turned a college dream into reality. Armed with a B.F.A from the drama program at the University of Washington, Wiehl landed his first paying gig on an episode of NBC's military drama "JAG" (1995-2005), and made his film debut a few years later in the alcohol-soaked "Gunshy" (1998). A recurring role on the syndicated action series "Pensacola: Wings of Gold" (CBS, 1997-2000) led to a small but memorable part in 2000's "The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy," centered on a group of gay friends in West Hollywood. Wiehl kept the momentum going with a supporting turn as an EMT on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000- ), among numerous other one-off roles, and in 2010 he co-starred with Christine Taylor in the Hallmark Movie Channel's Christmas-themed romance "Farewell Mr. Kringle." His portrayal of an art gallery owner on "Switched at Birth" (ABC Family, 2011- ) proved another small but solid showcase for the veteran actor.

Born in Yakima, WA to a family of German and Danish descent, Chris Wiehl grew up in an atypical household; his father, Richard, was an FBI agent assigned to investigate the shooting of JFK. Not keen to follow in his father's footsteps, Wiehl earned a drama degree from the University of Washington. Wiehl made his TV debut in 1995 on "JAG," a military legal drama that later spawned the long-running "NCIS" (CBS, 2003- ) franchise. After jumping to the big-screen in "Gunshy," starring William Petersen, Wiehl touched down in a supporting role on "Pensacola: Wings of Gold" (Syndication, 1997-2000), set at a military training base in the Florida panhandle. A background appearance as simply "J. Crew Guy" in "The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy" offered another outlet for Wiehl's considerable good looks and low-key talent. Wiehl reunited with Petersen in 2001 when he was cast as an EMT on "CSI," and even enjoyed a romantic subplot with star Jorja Fox. A number of subsequent supporting roles on quickly-cancelled shows didn't deter Wiehl, though, in 2010 he appeared as Christine Taylor's small-town love interest in the family-friendly "Farewell Mr. Kringle." A year later Wiehl joined the cast of the Peabody Award-winning series "Switched at Birth" as a sensitive art gallery owner with designs on single mother Regina (Constance Marie).

Relationships

Lis Wiehl

Sister

Dick Wiehl

Father

EDUCATION

University of Washington

Milestones

2012

Portrayed an art gallery owner on ABC Family's "Switched at Birth"

2010

Cast opposite Christine Taylor in the Hallmark Movie Channel's "Farewell Mr. Kringle"

2002

Had regular role on the CBS drama "First Monday"

2001

Featured on CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"

2000

Appeared in "The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy"

2000

Co-starred in "Bull"

1999

Cast in a recurring role on CBS' "Pensacola: Wings of Gold"

1998

Landed first film role in "Gunshy"

1995

Moved to L.A. (date approximate)

1995

Made TV debut on CBS' "JAG"

Bonus Trivia

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His middle name, Richard, is an homage to his father, an FBI agent assigned to investigate the assasination of John F. Kennedy.

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Suffered hearing loss in one ear due to surgery to remove a tumor.

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Is a certified lifeguard.

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