Chris Diamantopoulos

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Chris Diamantopoulos
Chris Diamantopoulos 4th Annual Norma Jean Gala (cropped).jpg
Diamantopoulos in 2015
Born (1975-05-09) May 9, 1975 (age 46)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActor
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2005)
Children3

Chris Diamantopoulos (Greek: Χριστόφορος Διαμαντόπουλος; born May 9, 1975) is a Canadian actor of Greek descent. He is known for his roles as Russ Hanneman in the HBO series Silicon Valley, Moe Howard in the 2012 film The Three Stooges, Finn in Good Girls Revolt, and the voice of Mickey Mouse in the eponymous television series, as well as The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse.[1]

Career[edit]

Diamantopoulos began appearing in television commercials and professional theatre productions at the age of 9 and by the time he turned 18, he had left home to partake in a series of U.S. national tours.[2] A short time later, he worked on Broadway where he played leading parts in The Full Monty (2002) and Les Misérables (2003).[3] Diamantopoulos attended East York Collegiate Institute.

He portrayed Robin Williams in Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy alongside co-star Erinn Hayes. He has guest-starred in several series, including Kevin Hill, Charmed, The Sopranos, Nip/Tuck and Boston Legal. In 2007, he appeared opposite Debra Messing in The Starter Wife, where he played the role of Rodney, the interior decorator.

Diamantopoulos had a recurring role on State of Mind. He also guest-voiced on American Dad! in 2009.

On the eighth season of 24, he played U.S. president Allison Taylor's Chief of Staff Rob Weiss. He played Frank Sinatra in The Kennedys. Diamantopoulos played Moe Howard in the 2012 The Three Stooges film.

Around sometime in 2013, Diamantopoulos voiced Mickey Mouse as well as the Vampire and a Mummy in Mickey Mouse and its follow-up series The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse in which he also voiced a Laughing Fish and a 3rd Weasel. Although Bret Iwan voices Mickey in most media since his predecessor's death in 2009, Diamantopoulos gives Mickey a voice that is more similar to Walt Disney's.

He had recurring roles on the NBC sitcoms Up All Night, as Maya Rudolph's on and off lover, Julian; The Office, as Brian, a former member of the show's documentary film crew (alongside future Silicon Valley cast member Zach Woods), and on Arrested Development, as Marky, Lindsay's face-blind environmentalist boyfriend.

He has featured in the UK/US television sitcom Episodes playing the part of TV network boss Castor Sotto, and Mr. Chris in the TV adaptation of About a Boy.

In 2017, Diamantopoulos starred in the musical Waitress on Broadway.

On October 11, 2018, it was revealed by TVLine that Diamantopoulos would have a role in the spin-off pilot for the situation comedy The Middle playing Sue Heck's mercurial, charming and rich boss Nick.[4]

Diamantopoulos voiced Frank Heffley in the animated Diary of a Wimpy Kid film, released on Disney+ on December 3, 2021.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Diamantopoulos grew up splitting his time between Canada and Greece. He is of Greek descent and is a practising member of the Greek Orthodox church, as well as a fluent Greek speaker.[6][7]

He met his wife, actress Becki Newton, in a subway station in New York City. The couple married in 2005.[8] Newton gave birth to their first child, a boy, in November 2010.[9] In 2014, they had a girl,[10] and they had another daughter in 2020.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Refs.
2000 The Adulterer Dave
2001 Drop Dead Roses Trevor
2006 Wedding Daze William
2007 Three Days to Vegas Laurent Perrier
Protagonist Ancient Greek Narrator Voice, documentary
2009 Under New Management Robert Monte
2012 The Three Stooges Moe Howard
2013 The Art of the Steal Guy de Cornet [12]
Empire State Spiro
2014 Dr. Cabbie Colin Hill
2015 Man Vs. Doug
Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts Green Arrow Voice, direct-to-video [13][14]
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem [13][15]
2016 Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants [13][16]
2018 The Truth About Lies Eric Stone
2021 Justice Society: World War II Steve Trevor Voice, direct-to-video
Red Notice Sotto Voce [17]
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Frank Heffley Voice

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Refs.
2002 Law & Order Chris Wilson Episode: "Open Season"
2004 American Dreams Coach Tom Berg 2 episodes
Charmed Inspector Davis Episode: "Charmed Noir"
DeMarco Affairs Ernesto Boticelli TV movie
Frasier Steve Episode: "And Frasier Makes Three"
Kevin Hill Gil Hacker Episode: "Love Don't Live Here Anymore"
Nip/Tuck Chad Myers Episode: "Erica Noughton"
Third Watch Hansen Episode: "Black and Blue"
2005 Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy Robin Williams TV movie
Into the Fire NTSB Agent #2 TV movie
Jake in Progress Cesar Episode: "Stand by Your Man"
2006 52 Fights Rob TV movie
Boston Legal Douglas Karnes Episode: "Whose God Is It Anyway?"
The Sopranos Jason Barone Episode: "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh"
2006–present American Dad! Various Voices, 38 episodes
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Oliver Zarco Episode: "The Chick Chop Flick Shop"
Raines Andrew Carver Episode: "Closure"
The Starter Wife Rodney 6 episodes
State of Mind Phil Erikson 6 episodes
2008 Eli Stone Jake McCann Episode: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
The Starter Wife Rodney 10 episodes
2010 24 Rob Weiss 12 episodes
2011 The Kennedys Frank Sinatra Episode: "Bobby's War"
2011–2012 Up All Night Julian 4 episodes
2012 WWE Raw Moe Howard Episode #20.15
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Himself - Guest Episode #20.125
Made in Hollywood Moe Episode #7.24; archive audio only
The Talk Himself - Guest Episode: "19 April 2012"
2013 Arrested Development Marky Bark, Divine Spirit 7 episodes
Community Reinhold Episode: "Alternative History of the German Invasion"
Doctor Lollipop Dr. Lollipop Voice, pilot
The Goodwin Games Chad Episode: "The Birds of Granby"
The Office Brian 5 episodes
2013–2018 Family Guy Parker Stanton, Frank Maxwell, Stryker Foxx, Millipede, Dean Martin Voices, 6 episodes
2013–2019 Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse, Vampire, Mummy Voice, 94 episodes [18][19]
2014 Hannibal Clark Ingram 2 episodes
High Moon Ian TV movie
2014–2015 About a Boy Mr. Chris 9 episodes
Episodes Caster Sotto 8 episodes
2015 Batman Unlimited Green Arrow Voice, 2 episodes [13]
BoJack Horseman Matthew Fox Voice, episode: "Hank After Dark"
Club Penguin: Halloween Panic! Redrum Voice, television special [13]
Ellen More or Less Jerry TV movie
Robot Chicken Michael Bay, Fritz Darges Voices, episode: "Zero Vegetables"
2015–2016 Good Girls Revolt Evan Phinnaeus 'Finn' Woodhouse 10 episodes
2015–2019 Silicon Valley Russ Hanneman 13 episodes
2016 Style Code Live Himself Episode: "Good Girls Revolt Cast Interview & One Knit Wonders"
Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special Mickey Mouse Voice; Television special[13]
2016–2018 Skylanders Academy Master Eon, Chompy Mage Voices, 38 episodes
Justice League Action Green Arrow, Oliver Queen, Nyorlath, H.I.V.E. Master Voices, 8 episodes [13][20][21]
2017 A Christmas Story Live! Old Man Parker TV movie
Click, Clack, Moo: Christmas at the Farm Mouse Voice, TV movie [13]
Entertainment Tonight Himself 2 episodes
Justice League Action Shorts Green Arrow, Metallo Voices, 2 episodes
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit David Willard Episode: "Know It All"
The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular Mickey Mouse, Morty Fieldmouse, Ferdie Fieldmouse Voices; Television special[13]
2017–2018 Celebrity Page Himself 2 episodes
2018 The Dangerous Book for Boys Patrick, Terry McKenna 6 episodes
Harvey Street Kids Boy #1, Cheesecake the Horse Voices, episode: "Campfire Weekend/Girls Just Wanna Save Fun" [13]
Let's Get Physical Barry Cross 8 episodes
Sue Sue in the City Nick TV movie
Voltron: Legendary Defender Macidus Voice, 2 episodes
2018–2021 DuckTales Storkules, Drake Mallard/Darkwing Duck, Melon, Mystical Goat, Eggheads, Hades Voices, 9 episodes [13]
2018–2019 Go Away, Unicorn! Unicorn, Dad Voice, 15 episodes
2019 FBI Benjamin Chase Episode: "Invisible"
The Twilight Zone Joe Beaumont Episode: "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet" (credited as "The 'Pilot'")
Elementary Jason Wood Episode: "Into the Woods" [22][23]
Green Eggs and Ham Bean Counter Voice, episode: "Here" [13]
2020 Harley Quinn Aquaman Voice, 2 episodes [13]
Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure Brock Thunderstrike/Flynn Rider Voice, episode: "Flynnposter"
2020–2021 The Fungies! Cmdr. Beefy Voice, 6 episodes
2020–present Blood of Zeus Evios, Poseidon Voice, Netflix anime series [24]
The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse, Laughing Fish, Weasel 3, Magic Mirror Voices, Disney+ series
2021 Bless the Harts Minister Mikey Voice, episode: "Easters 11"
Invincible Donald Ferguson, Doc Seismic, Isotope Voices, 7 episodes
Solos Technician Episode: "Jenny"
Big City Greens Ed Zecutive Voice, episode: "Animation Abomination"
Centaurworld Ched Voice, 18 episodes [25]
The Harper House Dr. Morocco Voice, 7 episodes
Inside Job Robotus Voice, 6 episodes
True Story Savvas
TBA Pantheon Pope Voice, in production

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Venue Notes
1995 Andrew Lloyd Webber - Music of the Night Performer Touring
2000 The Full Monty Ethan Girard Eugene O'Neill Theatre Replacement
2001 National Tour
2003 Les Misérables Marius Pontmercy Imperial Theatre Replacement
2017 Waitress Dr. Pomatter Brooks Atkinson Theatre Replacement

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role Notes Refs.
2003 Celebrity Deathmatch Voice-over actor Credited as Chris Diamantopolis
2007 300: March to Glory Daxos, Persian Commander, Various Persians Grouped under "Cast" [13]

Theme park attractions[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2020 Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway Mickey Mouse Voice

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor, Blake (June 27, 2013). "Disney Shorts Debut with New Voice for Mickey Mouse". The Rotoscopers. Archived from the original on July 3, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
  2. ^ "Biography for Chris Diamantopoulos". IMDb. Retrieved April 5, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Chris Diamantopoulos". IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
  4. ^ Ausiello, Michael (October 11, 2018). "Middle Spinoff: Chris Diamantopoulos Joins ABC Offshoot as Sue's Boss". TVLine. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  5. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (September 2, 2021). "Animated 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Movie Hits Disney+ in December". Animation Magazine. Retrieved September 8, 2021.
  6. ^ "Under New Management - The Movie : Wall Street Meets Mob Street - Cast". Undernewmanagement-themovie.com. 2009. Archived from the original on November 11, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
  7. ^ Callum-Penso, Lillia (August 7, 2011). "Local pair puts Book of Revelation on the app". The Greenville News.
  8. ^ Rosenblum, Emma (November 16, 2008). "Pretty Becki". New York Magazine.
  9. ^ "Actress Becki Newton Welcomes Son!". US Weekly. December 9, 2010. Retrieved December 22, 2010.
  10. ^ "Becki Newton: What's In My Bag?". US Weekly. April 22, 2015. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  11. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/CAdE1ouA9zc/?igshid=1r1nz9hmhaz0n
  12. ^ Brooks, Brian (January 12, 2012). "Chris Diamantopoulos Joins Cast Of 'The Black Marks'". Deadline. Retrieved January 15, 2013.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Behind The Voice Actors – Chris Diamantopoulos". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved February 12, 2019. – green check mark indicates roles that have been verified by BTVA through closing credits
  14. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: First "Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts" Trailer Runs Wild". Comic Book Resources. February 9, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  15. ^ "EXCLUSIVE TRAILER DEBUT: Joker Rules in "Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem"". Comic Book Resources. June 2, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  16. ^ Lam, Steve (July 6, 2016). "Batman Unlimited: Mechs Vs. Mutants Trailer Premieres". Bam! Smack! Pow!. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  17. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (February 10, 2020). "'Red Notice': 'The Umbrella Academy's Ritu Arya, Chris Diamantopoulos Join Dwayne Johnson In Netflix Film".
  18. ^ Taylor, Blake (June 27, 2013). "Disney Shorts Debut with New Voice for Mickey Mouse". The Rotoscopers. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
  19. ^ King, Susan (June 21, 2014). "Russi Taylor, the voice and personality of Minnie Mouse". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  20. ^ Jim Krieg [@jim_krieg] (December 11, 2016). "Listen for Chris Diamantopoulos' brilliant and sonorous voice work. That's when you know Green Arrow is about to sh…" (Tweet). Retrieved December 18, 2016 – via Twitter.
  21. ^ "The Trouble with Truth". Justice League Action.
  22. ^ "Chris Diamantopoulos | TV Guide". TVGuide.com.
  23. ^ "'Elementary' Spoilers For Season 7, June 20, 2019 Episode 5 Revealed | OnTheFlix". ontheflix.com.
  24. ^ "Netflix Orders 'Gods & Heroes' Greek Mythology Anime Series". Deadline.com. March 12, 2019. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  25. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (June 14, 2021). "Annecy: Netflix Kids & Family Animation Unbridles 'Centaurworld' Trailer; New Images for 'Karma's World,' 'Back to the Outback' & 'Vivo'". Animation Magazine. Retrieved July 27, 2021.

External links[edit]