• Chris Klein is an American actor, best known for his role as Chris 'Oz' Ostreicher in the "American Pie" franchise.
• He has also appeared in films such as "We Were Soldiers", "The Long Weekend" and "Day Zero".
• He has received two Young Hollywood Awards and the 'Superstar of Tomorrow' accolade.
• In 2011, Klein began a relationship with Laina-Rose Thyfault, whom he married in 2015, and the couple have two children.
• Chris Klein has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$1.5 million
Date Of BirthMarch 14, 1979
SpouseLaina Rose Thyfault, Kelly Cline, Sabrina Cline
FactEngagement to actress Katie Holmes called off in March 2005.
PaymentsEarned $600,000 from American Reunion (2012)

Who is Chris Klein?

Chris Klein is an American actor, who is probably most famous for portraying the character of Chris ‘Oz’ Ostreicher in several installments of the comedy film franchise “American Pie”. Additionally, he is widely recognized for appearing in movies such as “We Were Soldiers” (2002), “The Long Weekend” (2005) and “Day Zero” (2007) as well as in TV series including “Wilfred” and “The Flash”.

Early Life, Childhood and Education

Frederick Christopher ‘Chris’ Klein was born under the zodiac sign of Pisces on the 14th March 1979, in Hinsdale, Illinois, the middle child of a kindergarten teacher Terese (née Bergen) and an engineer Fred Klein. He has an older sister named Debbie, born in 1978, and a younger brother named Timothy, born in 1982. Apart from being of American nationality and white ethnicity, Chris is also of German as well as of part-Irish origin through his mother’s side.

At his age of 13, his family relocated to Omaha, Nebraska, where he was educated at Millard West High School. During his high school years, he was involved not only within its theatre section but the Millard West Swim Team as well, being also active as a linebacker of the school’s American Football team. Upon completing his secondary education, Chris enrolled at Texas Christian University.

Chris Klein

Acting career

Chris’ on-screen acting career began in 1999, when he was cast in the Oscar-nominated comedy drama movie “Election”, in which he appeared opposite Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon. However, to greater prominence he came later that year when he starred as Oz in the teenage comedy movie “American Pie”. For this performance he was rewarded with two Young Hollywood Awards, in 2000 and 2001, and was honored with the flattering ‘Superstar of Tomorrow’ accolade.

With his popularity on the rise, he appeared in leading roles in movies “Here on Earth” and “Say It Isn’t So”, before starring in the “American Pie” sequel in 2001, simply entitled “American Pie 2”.

In 2002 he appeared opposite Mel Gibson in the critically acclaimed historic war drama movie “We Were Soldiers”, which was followed by a side role in the drama movie “The United States of Leland” in 2003. In the 2005 comedy movie “The Long Weekend” Chris starred in the role of the leading protagonist, while in 2006 he made his voice acting debut in an episode of the TV animated comedy series “American Dad!”.

In 2007 Klein was cast as the main character of Noah in the Primetime Emmy nominated TV drama film “The Valley of Light”, after which he starred opposite Elijah Wood in the drama movie “Day Zero”. In 2008 Klein was cast for the recurring role of Marty Tanner in the TV comedy series “Welcome to the Captain”, after which he guest starred in the comedy film “The Six Wives of Henry Lefay”. In 2011 he began appearing in the recurring role of Drew in the TV comedy drama series “Wilfred”, which he occasionally reprised through the show’s four-season-long run, ’til 2014.

After reprising the role of Oz in the fourth motion picture of the “American Pie” movie franchise named “American Reunion” in 2012, Chris Klein made a streak of small-screen guest appearances in TV series such as “Franklin & Bash”, “Raising Hope” and “TRON: Uprising“. All these were followed by a series of brief appearances in a couple of TV series, as well as in several critically booed movies, until in 2018 he was cast for the recurring role of Cicada – the main villain of the fifth season of The CW TV’s action fantasy series “The Flash”, based on the eponymous DC Comics’ series of superhero comic books.

Personal Life

In January 2000, Chris began dating a colleague, American actress Katie Holmes. After almost three years of dating, in December 2003 the couple announced their engagement, however, in March 2005 they called it off and parted ways. Between 2006 and 2008, Klein was dating an actress Ginnifer Goodwin.

In 2011, Chris met Laina-Rose Thyfault, began their relationship, and three years later in December 2014 the couple became engaged, while eight months after that they tied the knot.

Their outdoor wedding ceremony was held on the 9th August 2015 and took place at the Rainbow Ranch in Big Sky, Montana. In July 2016 the couple was blessed with their firstborn child, a son named Frederick Easton Klein while in May 2018 they welcomed their second child, a daughter named Isla Rose Klein.

Apart from being a successful actor, Klein had faced some law issues on several occasions in the past – for driving under the influence he was arrested in February 2005, and again in June 2010 and spent some time in jail. Additionally, he was struggling with alcohol addiction, and in June 2010 he voluntarily checked himself in for rehab at the Cirque Lodge in Orem, Utah.

This year I was given more than I ever thought possible. So very grateful for 2015 and my beautiful wife. Laina and I wish you all the happiest of New Year!

Posted by Chris Klein on Thursday, December 31, 2015

The 41-year-old American actor maintains a slim and masculine figure, and is standing 6ft 1ins (1.85m) and weighing around 176lbs (80kg).

Net Worth

According to authoritative sources, it is estimated that as of mid-2020, the total size of Chris Klein’s wealth revolves around an enviable sum of $3 million, which has been acquired entirely through his prominent acting career that is currently spanning over 20 years, being active since 1999.

General Info

Full NameChris Klein
Net Worth$1.5 million
Date Of BirthMarch 14, 1979
Height1.85 m
EducationTexas Christian University, Millard West High School, Marshall University


SpouseLaina Rose Thyfault, Kelly Cline, Sabrina Cline
ChildrenChristopher L. Cline, Candice L. Cline, Alex L. Cline, Kameron N. Cline, Christopher L. Cline, Candice L. Cline, Alex L. Cline, Kameron N. Cline
ParentsTerese Klein, Fred Klein
SiblingsTimothy Klein, Debbie Klein


AwardsYoung Hollywood Award for Best Ensemble Cast, Young Hollywood Award for Male Superstar of Tomorrow
NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Liar, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice...
MoviesAmerican Reunion, American Pie, American Pie 2, Just Friends, Rollerball, Say It Isn't So, Here on Earth, We Were Soldiers, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, Election, American Dreamz, Authors Anonymous, The Long Weekend, The United States of Leland, Hank and Mike, Game of Aces, Caught in the C...
TV ShowsWilfred, Welcome to The Captain, Wilfred, Welcome to The Captain

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American Reunion (2012)$600,000


1(2012) Rollerball was definitely a dud. I was 21-years-old, working on a movie with a budget of $103 million, and working with John McTiernan, who did Die Hard, Predator, and The Hunt For Red October. I did the best I could with that project. But listen: the movie doesn't work. There's a lot of reasons for it, but it certainly wasn't for lack of effort on my part.
2(2012, on quitting drinking) I realized I had to get it straight and realize what the fuck was going on because the me that I knew was slipping away. At that point, fuck acting. Can I even get out of bed? I was a 31-year-old man with bills to pay, a dog to take care of, and my mother sick with worry. And I'm in jail again. How did I get here? Living with addiction is not living, it's existing and barely hanging on. I was sick and tired of feeling that way and I didn't know how to not feel that way, so I got help.
3I don't need food to impress, man. It's a flash of a smile and a nice conversation. And at the end of the day, she's cooking the food.


1Became a father for the 1st time at age 37 when his wife Laina-Rose Thyfault gave birth to their son Frederick Easton Klein on July 23, 2016.
2His father is of 3/4 German and 1/4 Irish descent. His mother is of Irish, as well as German and English, ancestry.
3Lending his voice to The Wild Bunch (2017), out in 2010. [October 2009]
4Filming American Dreamz (2006). [September 2005]
5Was in a relationship with Ginnifer Goodwin for two years, until December 2008.
6Attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha.
7His mother is a teacher in Orange County, California
8Has an older sister and a younger brother.
9Engagement to actress Katie Holmes called off in March 2005.
10He was the only one of the five original boys from the series to not appear in American Wedding (2003). When queried, writer Adam Herz stated that they did not have enough for Chris to do, and that it was hard enough to fit the currently existing cast in. They were unable to do a cameo appearance because Chris was in London during filming, and the budget would not allow for the expenses of having him flown in for just a few scenes.
11Proposed to girlfriend of four years, Katie Holmes, during Christmas 2003 at her family's home in Ohio. Asked her father's permission first.
12Is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
13Played Tony in his high school production of West Side Story.
14Was discovered in his high school by director Alexander Payne who was scouting locations for Election (1999).
15His family moved to Omaha, Nebraska, USA at age 11.
16Played linebacker in High School.




The Competitionpost-productionCalvin Chesney
Game of Aces2016Jackson Cove
The Grinder2016TV SeriesBenji
Idiotsitter2016TV SeriesChris Klein
Motive2015TV SeriesBrad Calgrove
How We Live2015TV MovieMatt Harris
Damaged2014TV MovieSam Luck
Wilfred2011-2014TV SeriesDrew
Authors Anonymous2014Henry Obert
Cops Uncuffed2012TV MovieOfficer Peter Pritchard
TRON: Uprising2012TV SeriesDash
Raising Hope2012TV SeriesBrad
Franklin & Bash2012TV SeriesTommy Dale
American Reunion2012Oz
The Good Guys2010TV SeriesGeorge Jenkins
Caught in the Crossfire2010Briggs
Chris Klein: More Leaked Auditions2010Video short
Play Dead2009VideoRonnie Reno
The Six Wives of Henry Lefay2009Stevie
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li2009Charlie Nash
Welcome to the Captain2008TV SeriesMarty Tanner
Hank and Mike2008Conrad Hubriss
New York City Serenade2007Ray
Day Zero2007Rifkin
The Valley of Light2007TV MovieNoah
The Good Life2007Tad Tokas
American Dad!2006TV SeriesGary / Rick
Lenexa, 1 Mile2006Andy Lausier
American Dreamz2006William Williams
Just Friends2005/IDusty Dinkleman
The Long Weekend2005Cooper
Tilt-A-Whirl2005ShortCustomer #2
The United States of Leland2003Allen Harris
We Were Soldiers20022nd Lt. Jack Geoghegan
Rollerball2002Jonathan Cross
American Pie 22001Oz
Say It Isn't So2001Gilbert Noble
Here on Earth2000Kelley
American Pie1999Chris 'Oz' Ostreicher
Election1999Paul Metzler


Game of Aces2016producer


Just Friends2005/Iperformer: "Jamie Smiles"


Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
The Playboy Morning Show2014TV SeriesHimself
The Big Picture2012TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
IC Places Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHimself -Guest
Watch What Happens: Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin2012TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Chocolate, the Shit, the Vomit, and the Blood (or) The Making of 'Hank and Mike'2008Video documentaryHimself
Secret's Out2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Punk'd2004-2007TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2004-2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Showbiz Show with David Spade2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Kelly Slater Surf Invitational2004TV MovieHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
V Graham Norton2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Born Sloppy2003TV SeriesHimself
We Were Soldiers: Getting It Right2002Video documentary shortHimself / 2nd Lt. Jack Geoghegan
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years2002TV MovieHimself
VH-1 Behind the Movie2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Electric Playground2002TV Series documentary
MADtv2002TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest / Executive
WWE Smackdown!2002TV SeriesHimself
Good Times with Cast and Crew of 'American Pie 2'2002Video documentary shortHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2001 MTV Movie Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Young Hollywood Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Comedy Central Canned Ham2001TV SeriesHimself
The Challenge2001TV SeriesHimself
2000 MTV Movie Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter
Spotlight on Location: American Pie1999TV Short documentaryHimself
Gomorron1999TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesOz
Tan a gustito2006TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2001Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsSuperstar of Tomorrow - Male
2000Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsBest Ensemble CastAmerican Pie (1999)

Nominated Awards

2000CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising ActorAmerican Pie (1999)
2000OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - MaleElection (1999)
2000Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice LiarAmerican Pie (1999)
2000Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice Breakout PerformanceAmerican Pie (1999)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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