Chris McKenna (actor)

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Chris McKenna
Christopher L. McKenna

(1977-10-18) October 18, 1977 (age 41)
Years active1991–present
Partner(s)Lovisa Jansson

Christopher L. "Chris" McKenna (born October 18, 1977) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in a number of television series.

Early life[edit]

Chris was born in Queens, New York.[1]


McKenna is known to daytime television audiences for his portrayal of Joey Buchanan on ABC's daytime soap opera One Life to Live from 1990 to 1993. The character of Joey is the son of Victoria Lord, the longtime heroine and matriarch of the series. McKenna is also known for playing the lead role in the grim 2003 film King of the Ants, a role which earned him critical acclaim.

On October 22, 2000 Chris played Greg, a college jock who wants to join the Phi Iota Gamma fraternity in the television drama Touched by an Angel on CBS.


Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Boy Who Cried Bitch Ross (as Christopher L. McKenna)
1997 In & Out Locker Room Guy (as Chris L. McKenna)
1997 Academy Boyz Brookfield Player
2000 Cement Highway Patrol Officer #1
2002 Wishcraft Shaun
2003 King of the Ants Sean Crawley (as Chris L. McKenna)
2004 King of the Ants: Behind the Scenes Himself Video documentary short
2006 Art School Confidential Mikey (as Chris L. McKenna)
2007 Daydreamer Shane Marcell
2007 In the Wall Christopher Short film
2008 A Voice in the Dark Alan Video
2010 A Voice in the Dark Alan
2011 Holiday Engagement Jason King
2014 Blind Pass Dr. Michael Roselli (as Chris L. McKenna)
2014 Runaway Det. Jason Lansing
20?? The Hollywood Reboot Riker In Development


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Lifestories: Families in Crisis Michael Darling Guest; Episode "Gunplay: The Last Day in the Life of Brian Darling"
1990–1993 One Life to Live Joey Buchanan Contract role
1998 Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher Rodney Guest; Episode "Foul Play"
1998 Unhappily Ever After Mike Baxter Guest; Episode "Triple Play"
1998 Touched by an Angel Harold Guest; Episode "Beautiful Dreamer"
1998 The '70s Show Destroy Guest; Episode "The Keg" (as Chris L. McKenna)
2000 Opposite Sex Rob Perry Regular; 8 episodes
2000 Touched by an Angel Greg Guest; Episode "Legacy"
2001 The Practice Benjamin Smith Guest; Episode "Home of the Brave" (as Chris L. McKenna)
2001–2002 That's Life Rick Daniel Guest; Episodes "Oh, Baby!" and "Baum's Thesis" (as Chris L. McKenna)
2002 The District Greg Guest; Episode "The Second Man"
2010 Private Practice Colin Bowman Guest; Episode "Best Laid Plans"
2010 Undercovers Col. Joseph Korman Guest; Episode "Crashed"
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles CIA Agent Guest; Episode "Deliverance" (as Chris L. McKenna)
2011 Rizzoli & Isles Jim Tolliver Guest; Episode "Living Proof"
2011 Harry's Law Jeremy Preston Guest; Episode "Hosanna Roseanna" (as Chris L. McKenna)
2011–2013 90210 Patrick Westhill Recurring; 7 episodes (as Chris L. McKenna)
2012 House Simon Lawson Guest; Episode "The C-Word" (as Chris L. McKenna)
2012 Castle Simon Westport Guest; Episode "The Final Frontier" (as Chris L. McKenna)
2014 The Exes Ed Stevens Guest; Episode "Bachelor Party" (as Chris L. McKenna)
2014–2015 State of Affairs Nick Vera Recurring (as Chris L. McKenna)
2014–2015 The Young and the Restless Det. Mark Harding Recurring (as Chris L. McKenna)
2015 Criminal Minds Congressman Benjamin Troy Episode: "Rock Creek Park"
2016 The Bold and the Beautiful Dr. Hayden Guest; 1 episode (March 3, 2016)
2017 Grimm Lt. Grossante 2 episodes
2017 Lucifer Ben Rivers Guest; Episode "Mr. & Mrs. Mazikeen Smith" (as Chris L. McKenna)
2017 SEAL Team Pete Green Episode "The Spinning Wheel"


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