March 29, 1980|
Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.
|Residence||Beachwood Canyon, Los Angeles, California|
|Education||La Cañada High School|
Emily Montague (m. 2006–2010)
|Relatives||Matt D'Elia (brother)|
Christopher D'Elia (born March 29, 1980) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and podcast host. He is known for playing Alex Miller on the NBC sitcom Whitney; Danny Burton on the sitcom Undateable, also on NBC; and Kenny on The Good Doctor on ABC.
D'Elia was born in New Jersey, the son of TV producer and director Bill D'Elia, and interior decorator Ellie D'Elia (née Dombroski). He has a younger brother, filmmaker/actor Matt D'Elia. His father is first generation Italian-American.
He attended New York University and studied acting but dropped out after a year because he didn't like college. He then appeared in a movie that went straight to DVD. During his downtime as an actor he started writing scripts. When he was 25 he decided to do standup, which he had always wanted to do.
D'Elia has been doing stand-up comedy since 2006. He considers himself to be a standup comedian who acts. He has been featured on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, Comedy Central Presents, and Showtime's Live Nude Comedy. He was introduced to a broader audience as a regular on the series Glory Daze, which ran for one season on TBS, playing "the Oracle", William Stankowski. He was originally only cast for the pilot, but was made a series regular.
D'Elia was one of three hosts of the Ten Minute Podcast (from 2012 to 2015), along with Bryan Callen and Will Sasso. Since February 2017, he has hosted the weekly podcast Congratulations with Chris D'Elia, which has charted in the top 20 comedy podcasts in multiple countries. Other podcasts have been heavily influenced by his style, including The Fighter and the Kid, hosted by friend Bryan Callen and former MMA fighter turned E! host Brendan Schaub.
D'Elia also gained over 2 million followers on Vine.
In May 2014, D'Elia was cast in the lead role of the NBC sitcom Undateable, which premiered on May 29, 2014, executive produced by Bill Lawrence. The show is a multi-camera sitcom with a live audience, based on the book Undateable: 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won't Be Dating or Having Sex by Ellen Rakieten and Anne Coyle.
The show often incorporates improv, with D'Elia playing Oscar to Brent Morin's straight-man Felix à la The Odd Couple. The cast includes stand-up comics who were good friends before the show.
In 2016, D'Elia headlined the Leafly 420 Comedy Tour show in Chicago with special guest Ron Funches.
D'Elia has developed a significant fanbase. He jokingly calls this following his "cult".
D'Elia was raised Catholic. In a standup routine, he joked about how creepy certain aspects of Catholic mass are.[when?]
In 2006, D'Elia married actress Emily Montague. They divorced in 2010.
Despite the fact that his characters in Whitney (Alex Miller) and Undateable (Danny Burton) are both portrayed as frequent drinkers, D'Elia has never used drugs or alcohol. At the Chicago Leafly 420 show, D'Elia told the audience that he does not use cannabis.
During an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, he confirmed that he frequently uses a walking aid called "rollator" when shopping. He tries to work against the stigma that old people carry. "I try to make the use of Rollators okay for the young ones. Not great, just okay. Old people matter," he told the bewildered Rogan.
|2005||Bad Girls from Valley High||Gavin|
|2012||Celeste and Jesse Forever||Snow White|
|2013||Funny: The Documentary||Himself||Documentary|
|2015||Flock of Dudes||Adam|
|2017||Band Aid||Uber Annoying|
|2017||The Female Brain||Charlie|
|2018||Life in a Year||Phil|
|1996–1997||Chicago Hope||Luke Sarison||Episodes: "Quiet Riot" and "Love on the Rocks"|
|2000||Get Real||Chuck||Episodes: "Choices" and "Absolution"|
|2004||Boston Legal||Kevin Quinlan||Episode: "An Eye for an Eye"|
|2005||American Dreams||Phil Toolin||Episode: "California Dreamin'"Episode:|
|2005||Monk||Cal Gefsky||Episode: "Mr. Monk Gets Drunk"|
|2010–2011||Glory Daze||Bill Stankowski||Main role|
|2011||Workaholics||Topher||Episode: "To Friend a Predator"|
|2011–2013||Whitney||Alex Miller||Main role|
|2012||Sullivan & Son||Ryan Capps||Episode: "The Fifth Musketeer"|
|2013||White Male. Black Comic||Himself||Television special|
|2013–2016||Sanjay and Craig||Remington Tufflips||Voice; recurring role|
|2014||Jennifer Falls||Adam||Main role|
|2014–2016||Undateable||Danny Burton||Lead role|
|2015||Comedy Central Roast||Himself||Roaster - Roast of Justin Bieber|
|2016||Rush Hour||Buddy||Episode: "Welcome Back, Carter"|
|2016||Typical Rick||Lukee Sado||Episodes: "Schmooze You Lose" and "Unbroken Family"|
|2017||The Great Indoors||Aaron Wolf||Episode: "Aaron Wolf"|
|2017||Man On Fire||Himself||Television special|
|2018–present||The Good Doctor||Kenny||Recurring role|
|2018–present||Alone Together||Dean||Main role|
|2014, 2017||Joe Rogan Experience||Himself (Special Guest)||Podcast|
|2012–2016||Ten Minute Podcast||Various roles||Podcast|
|2017–present||Congratulations with Chris D'Elia||Various roles||Podcast|
|2018||H3 Podcast||Himself (Special Guest)||Podcast|
- Comedy albums
|Such is Life|
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- Tomashoff, Craig (March 2013). "Like Father, Like Son". Emmy. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
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- Downs, Gordon (January 19, 2011). "Interview With Comedian Chris D'Elia". San Diego. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
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- Gleib, Ben (July 11, 2012). "#034: Guest Chris D'Elia: "God Particle Testicle Fish"". Last Week on Earth with Ben Gleib. Smodcast. Archived from the original (Audio interview/podcast) on April 27, 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
- Lamoray, Lena (February 2, 2011). "Exclusive Interview Chris D'Elia, Chris plays STANKOWSKI in GLORY DAZE on TBS". Lena Lamoray. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
- Wiegand, David (21 September 2011). "'Whitney' review: Too much stand-up in sitcom". San Francisco Chronicle. p. E1. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
- Clements, Erin (November 15, 2012). "Whitney Cummings, Chris D'Elia Talk Dating Deal-Breakers, Go-To Excuses For HuffPost's #nofilter". Huffington Post. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
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- Ortiz, Jen (December 2, 2013). "The GQ+A: Comedian Chris D'Elia on His Comedy Central Special and Getting Heckled by Drunk Girls". GQ. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
- King, Larry (6 December 2013). "Larry King Now: Alex Borstein & Chris D'Elia". Larry King Now. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
- Kasperowicz, Leslie (March 3, 2013). "Whitney's Chris D'Elia Joins NBC's Undateable Pilot". Cinemablend. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
- Stanley, Alessandra (May 28, 2014). "A Bunch of Friends? Yeah, Again: 'Undateable' Keeps a Sitcom Formula Alive". New York Times. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
- Steinberg, Lisa (May 23, 2014). "Interviews – TV: Chris D'Elia & Bill Lawrence – Undateable". Starry Constellation Magazine. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
- Goldberg, Lesley (February 20, 2013). "NBC's Bill Lawrence Comedy 'Undateable' Casts Lead". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
- Ray, Lincee (June 19, 2014). "5 reasons to watch 'Undateable'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
- Radish, Christina (July 6, 2014). "Brent Morin Talks 'Undateable,' Performing Stand-Up, His Weird Life Journey with Chris D'Elia, Being Funny on Camera, Singing on the Show, and More". Collider. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
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- Lawrence, Bill (May 28, 2014). "The 'Undateable' Comedy Tour: How to Launch (or Not Launch) a TV Show in 2014". Grantland. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
- "Leafly Comedy Tour Chicago". Leafly Events. Retrieved 2016-04-23.
- "Chris D'elia Tweet about starting cult". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-03-24.
- Roots, Kimberly (November 12, 2012). "Whitney Season 2 Preview: Whitney Cummings on Alex's Issues, the Possible Patter of Little Feet". TV Line. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
- David, Mark (August 8, 2013). "Comedian Craig Ferguson Sells to Comic Chris D'Elia". Variety. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
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- "I am comedian Chris D'Elia (from Workaholics and other things). Ask me anything. (self.IAmA)". Reddit. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
- "Hayley Kiyoko Of 'CSI: Cyber' Is Cast In 'XOXO', Netflix' Indie-Fest Feature Project". Hollywood Reporter. 8 August 2013.
- "Last Night On @midnight: Will Sasso, Bryan Callen, Chris D'Elia". Nerdist. May 30, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
- "Chris D'elia AKA Chank Smith released his rap album...."Such is Life"". Duncan Trussell. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011.