Chris Eigeman

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Chris Eigeman
Christopher Eigeman

(1965-03-01) March 1, 1965 (age 54)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
OccupationActor, screenwriter, director, producer

Christopher Eigeman (born March 1, 1965) is an American actor and a film director.

Eigeman is best known for roles in films written and directed by Whit Stillman: Metropolitan, Barcelona, and The Last Days of Disco.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Eigeman was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1965. He attended The Putney School, Putney, Vermont, from 1979 to 1983, and graduated from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre in 1987. He has been married to Linda D. Eigeman since 1993. They have a son, born in 2008.[3]


Eigeman has appeared in theatrical films including Kicking and Screaming (1995), Mr. Jealousy (1997), Highball (1997), Maid in Manhattan (2002), Crazy Little Thing (aka The Perfect You) (2002), The Treatment (2006).

Eigeman has appeared in television series including It's Like, You Know..., Gilmore Girls, Malcolm in the Middle, Homicide: Life on the Street, Fringe, and Girls.

In 1992, Eigeman filmed a pilot for an American version of the British cult sci-fi television show Red Dwarf, playing the part of Arnold Rimmer; however, the show was not picked up as a series. During the mid-1990s, he appeared in a series of television advertisements for Pacific Bell that highlighted his sarcastic, straight-ahead delivery. In these spots, Eigeman always appeared in dark suit and tie, regardless of the situation.

Eigeman wrote and directed the film Turn the River (2007).



  1. ^ Holden, Stephen (August 3, 1990). "New Face; Crashing A Socialite's Cozy World". The New York Times. Archived from the original on January 23, 2019. Retrieved April 6, 2012.
  2. ^ Frey, Hillary (October 16, 2007). "'90s Boy Grows Up". The New York Observer. Archived from the original on February 12, 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2012.
  3. ^ Lee, Linda (May 2, 1999). "A NIGHT OUT WITH: Chris Eigeman; Last Exit for Whining". The New York Times. Archived from the original on September 12, 2017. Retrieved July 4, 2016.

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