Christopher Lawford

Actor, Producer, Model
The son of Rat Packer Peter Lawford and Patricia Kennedy, John F Kennedy's elder sister, hazel-eyed, brown-haired Christopher Lawford took a most circuitous route before realizing acting was his true calling. He ... Read more »
Born: 03/29/1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (43)

Ask for Becky Whiteworth 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Oh, Belly...Belly 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

eavesdrop 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

All My Children 1969 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Intervention: After Treatment 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

Generation Boom 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Slipstream 2007 (Movie)

Lars (Actor)

Cop Shop 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The O.C. 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The World's Fastest Indian 2005 (Movie)

Jim Moffett (Actor)

Frasier 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 (Movie)

Brewster's Aide (Actor)

Exit Wounds 2001 (Movie)

Vice President (Actor)

Ocean's Eleven 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

R2PC: Road to Park City 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Walking Shadow 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 6th Day 2000 (Movie)

Police Lieutenant (Actor)

Thirteen Days 2000 (Movie)

Commander William B Ecker (Actor)

Not Even the Trees 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Sex Monster 1999 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

The Young Kennedys 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Broke 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Drunks 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Fool's Paradise 1997 (Movie)

Senator Brill (Actor)

Kiss Me Guido 1997 (Movie)

Dakota (Actor)

Blankman 1994 (Movie)

Mayor Marvin Harris (Actor)

Jack the Bear 1993 (Movie)

Vince Buccini (Actor)

Run 1991 (Movie)

Martins (Actor)

The Doors 1991 (Movie)

New York Journalist (Actor)

Exile 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Russia House 1990 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

The Switch 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. North 1988 (Movie)

Michael Patrick Ennis III (Actor)

The Suicide Club 1988 (Movie)

Catherine's Boyfriend (Actor)

Counterstrike (TV Show)

Actor

Dark Tides (TV Show)

Actor

FourPlay (TV Show)

Actor

Mary, Mother of Jesus (TV Show)

Actor

The Abduction (TV Show)

Actor

The Confession (TV Show)

Actor

Witness to the Mob (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

The son of Rat Packer Peter Lawford and Patricia Kennedy, John F Kennedy's elder sister, hazel-eyed, brown-haired Christopher Lawford took a most circuitous route before realizing acting was his true calling. He obtained a law degree form Boston College and then, while lecturing in psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School, earned $100 for his first modeling gig, which led him to TV commercials and eventually theater. The Lawford name helped him get his foot in the Hollywood door, and he debuted in James Bruce's feature "The Suicide Club" (1987), followed by Danny Huston's "Mr. North" (1988). His greatest exposure came as Charlie Brent in the ABC daytime serial "All My Children", a role he played for a little more than three years. Lawford worked his way up the cast list in features like Oliver Stone's "The Doors" (1991) and Mike Binder's "Blankman" (1994) before executive producing and co-starring as a gay theater director in Tony Vitale's critically-acclaimed "Kiss Me, Guido" (1997). Among his TV credits, Lawford acted for fellow Kennedy clansman turned director Arnold Schwarzenegger (married to cousin Maria Shriver) in "The Switch", a 1990 episode of HBO's "Tales From the Crypt".

Relationships

David Christopher Kennedy Lawford

Son
born c. 1987

Jeannie Lawford

Wife
married in 1984 together since 1979

Peter Lawford

Father
born on September 7, 1923 died on December 24, 1984 of cardiac arrest

Patricia Lawford

Mother
married Peter Lawford in 1954 divorced in 1966 sister of US President John F Kennedy, US Attorney General Robert F Kennedy and Massachusetts Senator Edward M Kennedy

Matthew Lawford

Son
born c. 1995 named after paternal grandfather

Savannah Lawford

Son
born on February 13, 1990 named for his maternal grandmother

Robin Lawford

Sister
born on July 2, 1961

Sydney Lawford

Sister
born on August 25, 1956 mother, Patricia Lawford

Victoria Lawford

Sister
TV coordinator for Very Special Artists born on November 4, 1958

EDUCATION

Tufts University

Medford , Massachusetts

Harvard Medical School

Cambridge , Massachusetts
was lecturer at school as well

Tufts University

Medford , Massachusetts

Boston College

Boston , Massachusetts 1983

Milestones

2001

'Portrayed' actor William Haines (mostly in voiceovers) in the documentary "Out of the Closet, Off the Screen: The Life of William Haines"

2000

Cast as an Air Force pilot in the based-on-fact "Thirteen Days", about the Cuban Missile Crisis; uncles John and Robert are lead characters in drama

1997

Executive produced and co-starred in "Kiss Me, Guido"

1996

Starred alongside Victoria Principal and Robert Hays in the Lifetime movie "The Abduction"

1994

Portrayed Vince Buccini in "Jack the Bear"

1992

Assumed role of Charlie Brent, former cosmetics model and ex-boyfriend of Erica Kane, on the ABC daytime serial "All My Children" in July; remained a little over three years

1991

Played a New York journalist in Oliver Stone's "The Doors"

1990

Directed by cousin Maria Shriver's husband Arnold Schwarzenegger in "The Switch", an episode of HBO's "Tales From the Crypt"

1990

TV-movie debut in the NBC teenage, adventure drama "Exile"

1988

Made feature debut as Anne Lange's boyfriend in James Bruce's "The Suicide Club"

Bonus Trivia

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Lawford helps his cousin Robert F Kennedy Jr on the Hudson Riverkeeper Fund, dedicated to cleaning up the waterways. He also is involved in Very Special Arts, which conducts workshops and plays for handicapped people.

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"[Acting] just made me very nervous. I remember doing a play in high school, a very minor role in 'Twelfth Night', I think, and it was terrifying.But I admit there were times when I'd see my dad on a film set and think it looked like a pretty good thing to do. I remember when he was making 'Sergeants 3' (1962) and I saw him and Sinatra running around as cavalry and jumping on and off horses and thinking, 'Now this would be a great way to make a living.'But Later on I just thought acting was too plain scary." --Christopher Lawford to DAILY NEWS, January 14, 1996

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"I had an amazingly good time with my father. I got what I needed all along the way. I wouldn't change one thing.My only regret is that our experience wasn't longer and more full, and to have him alive today to see his grandkids." --Lawford in NEW YORK POST, July 15, 1997

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When he got the script for "Thirteen Days", the new movie about his Kennedy uncles, actor Chris Lawford says, he "fully intended to hate it. I knew the story. I wasn't convinced it could be a feature (film). But I couldn't put it down. It was literally one of the most exciting movies I had read."He adds, "The other thing, frankly, was it really showed President Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy to be American heroes, and they were during that crisis." --from Jeannie Williams' column in USA Today, January 17, 2001.

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