• Chris Owen was born in 1980 in Michigan, USA.
• He started his acting career at age 10 and had a breakthrough role in 1999 in the comedy film "American Pie" as Chuck Sherman aka The Sherminator.
• He reprised his role in a sequel, a short spin-off, and "American Reunion" in 201•
• He married his longtime girlfriend in 2007, but they divorced in 2012; he is currently engaged to fellow actress Dayna Cousins.
• Owen's estimated net worth is around $500,000 as of 2020.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$200 thousand dollars
Date Of BirthSeptember 25, 1980
SpouseMichelle Beck
FactHas appeared in five movies with actor Charlie Talbert, whom he met on Angus (1995).


If you were a teenager or a young adult during the ‘90s, you probably think you know everything about the hit comedy film “American Pie” and the actors in it. However, do you know where The Sherminator is now, and what his marital status is?

Early life and Education

Chris Owen was born on 25 September 1980, in Michigan USA. His parents are Rosie Taylor and Gary Owen, and he has a younger brother, Gareth Owen.

He was raised in California, US, to where his family moved when he was just a toddler.

He went to the local high school, but later moved to Parkhead, Edinburgh in Scotland, so he could attend Stevenson College.


Owen’s acting career started when he was only 10 years old, when he landed a role in the French-Canadian film “Le Peloton D’Execution” in 1991. In the early ‘90s, he acted in several feature films, such as “It Runs in the Family”, “Major Payne”, “Angus” and “Black Sheep”. He portrayed a guest role in several TV series from this time period, such as “Picket Fences”, “Boy Meets World” and “7th Heaven”.

In 1997, he portrayed Steve in a family drama “The Ride”, and the next year had a small role of Klepto Kid in “Can Hardly Wait”. In 1999 he portrayed Quentin in “October Sky”, a role that earned him a Young Star Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in Drama Film nomination. That same year, he portrayed Derek Funkhouser Rutley in a high school romantic comedy, “She’s All That”.

Owen’s breakthrough role happened in 1999, when he portrayed the self-proclaimed womanizer, Chuck Sherman aka The Sherminator, in the famous comedy film, “American Pie”.

This led to Owen’s increased popularity, and in 2000 he had a prominent role in the comedy film, “Ready to Rumble”. The next year he appeared in two episodes of TV series “Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family”, as well as in a comedy film “Going Greek”. He reprised the role of Chuck Sherman in a sequel of “American Pie” that aired in 2001 then in 2002 he appeared in “Van Wilder: Party Liaison” as well as in “A Midsummer Night’s Rave”, in which he portrayed the role of Frankie. In 2003 he appeared in an episode of TV series “Everwood” and he had a guest role in detective comedy TV series “Monk”.

That same year, he co-starred as Leonard Smallwood in a crime comedy “Gold Diggers”. In 2004, he made an appearance in the feature film “Hidalgo”, and also portrayed Trent Barker in an episode of the TV series “Without a Trace”, then Huey in “Dear Wendy”, a crime drama written by Lars von Trier. In 2005, he reprised the role of Chuck Sherman in a short movie spin-off from “American Pie”, “American Pie Presents: Band Camp”.

In the late 2000s, he appeared in several feature films, including “The Mist”, “Just Add Water”, “The Life of Lucky Cucumber” and “Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion”.

Chris Owen

In 2012, he returned again as Chuck Sherman in “American Reunion”, and the same year portrayed Officer Young in “Pretty Bad Actress”, then appeared as Chad in the short movie “Undead: A Love Story”. He appeared in the 2015 comedy movie “Bachelors”, and in the next year was Matthew in “All That Jam”. In 2016 he had guest roles in the popular TV series “Criminal Minds” and entitled “Scarecrow”, before portraying Mike Kastelein in the final season of the crime series “Hand of God”, and in 2018 he appeared in “The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time”.

Owen has also appeared in several music videos. He was in the video for Something Corporate’s song “If You C Jordan”, as well as in a video for Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike’s hit single “Mammoth”.

Personal Life

He married his longtime girlfriend, Michelle Beck, in 2007, however, the couple divorced in 2012 – they don’t have children together. In 2013, Owen started dating a fellow actress, Dayna Cousins, who is known for her roles in movies such as “Dark Feed” and “Shout It Out!” On 22 July 2018, the duo announced their engagement on Owen’s Instagram profile, via a picture that showed her engagement ring.

In 2014, during an interview for “New York Daily News”, Owen admitted that he was working as a sushi restaurant waiter, and stated that ‘life doesn’t always go the way you planned. I love acting and this job lets me stay in the fight.’

Owen has a Corgi dog, called Barron, who is a common guest on Owen’s Instagram profile.

He is often confused with the Australian filmmaker of the same name.

Owen is active on the social media platform Instagram, on which he is posting photos that show his private life.

Net Worth

Owen makes most of his money from his acting career. He is usually playing supporting roles, and this has earned him an estimated net worth of around $500,000 as of early 2020.

Physical characteristics

Owen has a height of 5ft 10ins (1.78m) and weighs around 150lbs (68kgs). He has ginger red hair, and sports a goatee; he has bright blue eyes.

General Info

Full NameChris Owen
Net Worth$200 thousand dollars
Date Of BirthSeptember 25, 1980
Height1.78 m
ProfessionPhotographer, Actor


SpouseMichelle Beck


Music GroupsGirls
MoviesAmerican Pie, American Pie 2, American Reunion, American Pie Presents: Band Camp, October Sky, National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze, The Mist, National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 2, National Lampoon's Gold Diggers, Major Payne, National Lampoon's Van Wilder, She's All That, Dear Wendy, Can't Hardly Wait, An...
TV ShowsSocial Studies

Social profile links


1Moved to California with his family when he was a young child.
2Loves listening to music and playing guitar.
3Has a dog named Barron.
4Has appeared in five movies with actor Charlie Talbert, whom he met on Angus (1995).
5The suit he wore in American Pie (1999) was also worn by Steve Buscemi in The Wedding Singer (1998)




Can't Hardly Wait1998Klepto Kid
The Ride1997/ISteve
Meego1997TV SeriesTod Johnson
Sister, Sister1997TV SeriesNeil Hawkins
Social Studies1997TV SeriesCollin McGuirk
7th Heaven1996-1997TV SeriesSam
The Adventures of Pinocchio1996Video GameCandlewick
The Faculty1996TV SeriesPetey
Black Sheep1996Hal
Angus1995Troy Wedberg
Major Payne1995Cadet Wuliger
VR.51995TV SeriesHarrassing Boy
It Runs in the Family1994Scut Farcus
Boy Meets World1993TV SeriesNed
Picket Fences1993TV SeriesMilton Lebeck
Le peloton d'exécution1991TV MovieJorge Zebrowski
Off-Timepost-productionRoss the Cashier
The Epidemicpre-productionJosh
Criminal Minds2016TV SeriesKevin Decker
Ves etot dzhem2016Matthew
Undead: A Love Story2012ShortChad
American Reunion2012Sherman
Love, Gloria2011Officer Young
The Mentalist2011TV SeriesNick aka Megafan8
Hit List2011Wick
Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion2009Igniter Boy
The Life of Lucky Cucumber2009Rodney Machado
Just Add Water2008/IWill
The Mist2007Norm
Party Legends, Pledges and 'Bull'-ies2007Video short
Brothers & Sisters2006TV SeriesTaylor the Clerk
Dorm Daze 22006VideoBooker McFee
American Pie Presents: Band Camp2005VideoSherman
Old Man Music2005ShortTeenager #1
Dear Wendy2004Huey
Without a Trace2004TV SeriesTrent Barker
Hidalgo2004First Soldier
Dorm Daze2003Booker McFee
Monk2003TV SeriesTrainee
National Lampoon's Gold Diggers2003Leonard Smallwood
Everwood2003TV SeriesPierson
A Midsummer Night's Rave2002Frankie
Van Wilder2002Suicidal Freshman
American Pie 22001Chuck Sherman
Going Greek2001Davis
Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family2001TV SeriesAgent Mace / Investigator
Ready to Rumble2000Isaac
Brutally Normal2000TV SeriesCorey
Good vs Evil1999TV SeriesTrekkie
American Pie1999Chuck Sherman
October Sky1999Quentin
She's All That1999Derek Funkhouser Rutley

Camera Department

The Horse Trader2004Short still photographer


Band Camp Dirty Diary: American Pie Presents Band Camp DVD2005Video documentary shortHimself
Letters to Dear Wendy2005TV Special documentaryHimself / Huey
Spotlight on Location: October Sky1999Video documentary shortHimself / Quentin

Archive Footage

Video on Trial2007TV SeriesThe Shermanator


Nominated Awards

1999YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama FilmOctober Sky (1999)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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