Chris Diamantopoulos

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Chris Diamantopoulos
Chris Diamantopoulos 4th Annual Norma Jean Gala (cropped).jpg
Diamantopoulos at the 4th Annual Norma Jean Gala in March 2015
Born Christopher Diamantopoulos
(1975-05-09) May 9, 1975 (age 40)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor, comedian, voice actor
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Becki Newton (m. 2005)
Children 2

Christopher "Chris" Diamantopoulos (born May 9, 1975; Greek: Χριστόφορος "Κρις" Διαμαντόπουλος) is a Greek-Canadian actor, comedian, and voice actor.

Career[edit]

Diamantopoulos began appearing in TV 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.[1] A short time later, he landed on Broadway where he played leading parts in The Full Monty (2002) and Les Misérables (2003).[2] Diamantopoulos attended East York Collegiate Institute.

He portrayed Robin Williams in Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy. 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 the gay interior decorator character of Rodney.

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 US 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. He also is the current spokesman for the firm Charles Schwab.[3] He understudied Donny Osmond on tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

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, and on Arrested Development, as Marky, Lindsay's face-blind environmentalist boyfriend. He is also the voice of Mickey Mouse for the eponymous animated series.[4]

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

Personal life[edit]

Diamantopoulos grew up splitting time between Canada and Greece. He is of Greek descent and adheres to the Orthodox Christian faith.[5][6] He met his wife, actress Becki Newton, in a subway station in New York. The couple married on May 12, 2005. Becki gave birth to their first child, a boy, in November 2010.[7] In 2014, they had a second child.

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography for Chris Diamantopoulos". IMDB. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Chris Diamantopoulos". IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  3. ^ sourced: ‘The Three Stooges’: The new Moe speaks for Charles Schwab posted by halboedeker on February 16, 2012 8:55 AM
  4. ^ Taylor, Blake (June 27, 2013). "Disney Shorts Debut with New Voice for Mickey Mouse". The Rotoscopers. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Under New Management - The Movie : Wall Street Meets Mob Street - Cast". Undernewmanagement-themovie.com. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  6. ^ Callum-Penso, Lillia (August 7, 2011). "Local pair puts Book of Revelation on the app". The Greenville News. 
  7. ^ "Actress Becki Newton Welcomes Son!". US Magazine. December 9, 2010. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 
  8. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: First "Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts" Trailer Runs Wild". Comic Book Resources. February 9, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ "EXCLUSIVE TRAILER DEBUT: Joker Rules in "Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem"". Comic Book Resources. June 2, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 

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