Chris was born in 1942 in West Virginia. He attended the Woodrow Wilson High School, followed by the West Virginia University and the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Chris has a masters degree in Theater gained from the Catholic University of America.
Chris' acting career started with Theater work, but he has gone on to become a well recognized screen actor, starring in both Television and Film productions such as ER, Judging Amy, "The Princess Bride" and "The Sentinel".
Chris has been married three times. He has four children from two of his marriages.