Who is Chris D’Elia?
Christopher William D’Elia was born in Montclair, New Jersey USA, on 29 March 1980 – his zodiac sign is Aries and he holds American nationality. He is an actor, writer and a stand-up comedian, who might be known best for his portrayal of Alex Miller in the comedy series “Whitney”, created by Whitney Cummings who also starred in it alongside Chris and Rhea Seehorn. It aired from 2011 to 2013, and the story follows a couple and their friends living in Chicago – the series won one award and was nominated for two others.
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Dad, brother and education
Chris was raised alongside his brother Matt D’Elia, now an actor and filmmaker, in Montclair by their mother Ellie who was an interior decorator, and their father Bill D’Elia who is a famous American actor, film producer and director.
Chris lived in Montclair until he turned 12, when the family moved to Los Angeles in California as his father was offered a job there. Chris attended La Canada High School, at which he became interested in acting and doing stand-up comedy, which he mostly practiced by putting on comedy shows for his friends and family. Upon matriculation in 1998 he enrolled at New York University, but quit after a year to focus on his acting career.
Roles in TV series
Chris has appeared in roughly 36 movies and TV series, and we are about to mention some of his most notable performances in this article.
He made his debut TV series appearance in 1996, when invited to play Luke Sarison in two episodes of the mystery thriller drama “Chicago Hope”, created by David E. Kelley and which starred Mandy Patinkin, Adam Arkin and Hector Elizondo. It’s about the people working at a big hospital in Chicago, and won 24 awards including a Golden Globe, while it was nominated for 108 other awards during airing from 1994 to 2000.
Chris went on to appear in single episodes of many series such as “Boston Legal”, “American Dreams” and “Monk”, and was then invited to play Bill Stankowski, one of the lead characters in 10 episodes of the comedy series “Glory Daze”. Between 2014 and 2016, Chris played the lead character Danny in all 36 episodes of the comedy “Undateable”, which also starred Brent Morin and Bianca Kajlich, and is about a man who helps his sister and her friends with dating advice. Chris went back to appearing in single episodes of many series such as “Rush Hour”, “Lip Sync Battle Preshow” and “The Great Indoors”, and in 2018 play the supporting character Dean in seven episodes of the comedy “Alone Together”, which received mixed reviews.
His most recent role in a TV series has been in three 2019 episodes of the romantic drama “You”.
Roles in movies
Chris made his debut film appearance in 2004, when cast to play Marc in the drama “Almost”, which is about a man who is trying to turn his life around after being released from prison.
He went on to play supporting characters in several movies which failed to attract much attention, such as “Bad Girls from Valley High”, “Crazylove” and “Fool in the Headlights” (short), and 2016 saw him play the lead character Adam in the comedy “Flock of Dudes”, written and directed by Bob Castrone, and which follows a man in his 30s who decides to stop seeing his best friends in an attempt to grow up.
Chris’ following roles were in movies “XOXO”, “Band Aid” and “Little Evil”, and he then portrayed Peter Brock, one of the lead characters in the 2018 romantic comedy “Half Magic”.
Two of his most recent appearances in movies have been in the 2019 short music video “Logic Feat. Eminem: Homicide”, and the 2020 comedy “Film Fest”, written and directed by Marshall Cook – Chris has recently finished shooting for the upcoming romantic drama movie “Life in a Year”.
Since 2006, Chris has been working as a stand-up comedian, and has appeared in numerous shows such as “Comedy Central Presents”, “Live Nude Comedy” and “Live at Gotham”.
From 2012 to 2015, he and his two friends hosted the comedy “Ten Minute Podcast”, and since 2017 he has been hosting another podcast “Congratulations with Chris D’Elia”.
He is also somewhat of a singer, and in January 2013 his parody rap album entitled “Such Is Life” came out.
Collaboration with Eminem
In April 2018, Chris released an episode of his podcast in which he imitated famous American rapper Eminem, and mocked Eminem’s fans while also claiming that Eminem is one of the best rappers in the world. As his fans enjoyed his imitation of Eminem, Chris did it again and released a video of him rapping in his car in September 2018, and in his garage in January 2019.
Eminem loved the video filmed in Chris’ garage, and shared it on his Twitter account, while a part of the video was then featured in the song “Homicide” by Logic, which featured Eminem. Chris then went on to help shoot the song’s music video, in which he lip-synced Eminem’s part, while the actor Chauncey Leopardi lip-synced Logic’s part and Eminem lip-synced Chris’ part.
Girlfriend, wife and allegations of sexual misconduct
In 2006, Chris married his now ex-wife actress Emily Montague, but they divorced in 2010 for unknown reasons – he hasn’t talked about any other women he might have dated.
Just recently in June 2020, Chris was accused of sexual harassment by more than one underage girl, however, he has denied these accusations and stated that he hasn’t ever pursued an underage girl.
Because of these accusations, Comedy Central removed an episode of the series “Workaholics” in which Chris played a child molester, while they also removed one of his stand-up specials from their website entitled “White Male. Black Comic.” Chris was also removed from the show “Army of the Dead”, and replaced by the actress Tig Notaro.
Megan Drust, an actress, has stated in September 2020 that Chris offered her a ride home from a restaurant in 2011, and that he unzipped his pants during the ride and started masturbating in front of her – she then asked him to stop and exited his car. Several of Chris’ friends have stated to have heard about the story not long after the incident.
As of November 2020, Chris is single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Chris loves to watch animated comedy series, and a few of his favorites are “South Park”, “Rick and Morty” and “The Simpsons”, as he enjoys the kind of humor used in these.
He also likes to watch live-action movies, and a few of his favorite actors and actresses are Jim Carrey, Eddie Murphy and Mitzi Shore, and has stated how these people have also influenced his own comedy style.
Chris goes to the gym once or twice a week – he isn’t very interested in having a well-built body, but mostly does it as he doesn’t have other means of recreation.
He likes to travel, and his career has taken him to many US states, while he has also had a chance to travel to Europe for both work and pleasure.
He is a lover of animals, and has two pet dogs Cooper and Trash Dog Chenzo, while his favorite animals are lions.
Age, height and net worth
Chris’ age is 40. He has long brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) and he weighs around 172lbs (78kgs).
As of November 2020, his net worth has been estimated at over $13 million.