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Chris Owen (actor)

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Chris Owen
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Owen at a December 2007 charity event
Born (1980-09-25) September 25, 1980 (age 39)
OccupationActor, Photographer
Spouse(s)Michelle Beck (2007–2012)

Chris Owen (born September 25, 1980) is an American actor and photographer. He is best known for his role as Chuck Sherman, a.k.a.The Sherminator in the American Pie film franchise, appearing in American Pie, American Pie 2, American Pie Presents: Band Camp and American Reunion. Aside from Eugene Levy, he is the only actor from the theatrical features to appear in the "American Pie Presents:" direct-to-video spin-off movies.

Life and career

Owen was born in Michigan but moved to California with his family as a young child. Chris also lived in Parkhead, Edinburgh where he later attended Stevenson College.

Owen began acting as early as age 10, with his first recorded film credit in Le peloton d'exécution (1991), a French-Canadian film. After that, he appeared in numerous films of the '90s, like Major Payne, Black Sheep, Can't Hardly Wait, She's All That, October Sky, and the 1995 film Angus, the first of five films with longtime friend and collaborator Charlie Talbert.

In 1999, Owen appeared in the hit comedy film American Pie as Chuck Sherman, a teenager that boasts himself of being a "ladies man" and goes by "The Sherminator". Owen reprised his role in all of the sequels of the American Pie film franchise, including one of the straight-to-DVD spin-offs called American Pie Presents: Band Camp.

Along with his appearances in the American Pie and National Lampoon film franchises, Owen has appeared in TV shows like 7th Heaven, Monk, and The Mentalist.

In 2014, a New York Daily News article reported Owen was working as a waiter at a sushi restaurant in Santa Monica, California. In the article, Owen says that "life doesn’t always go the way you planned. I love acting and this job lets me stay in the fight."[1] After that article was published, he appeared in two films in addition of a role on Criminal Minds.

During his career, Owen also appeared in the music videos of Something Corporate's song "If You C Jordan"[2] and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike's hit single "Mammoth" with Moguai, remixed by Hardstyle superstar Coone.

Owen was married to Michelle Beck from 2007 to 2012.


Title Year Role Notes
Major Payne 1995 Cadet Wuliger
Angus 1995 Troy Wedberg
Black Sheep 1996 Hal
The Ride 1997 Steve
Can't Hardly Wait 1998 Klepto Kid
She's All That 1999 Derek Funkhouser Rutley
October Sky 1999 Quentin Wilson Nominated – YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama Film
American Pie 1999 Chuck "Sherminator" Sherman
Ready to Rumble 2000 Isaac
Going Greek 2001 Davis
American Pie 2 2001 Chuck "Sherminator" Sherman
National Lampoon's Van Wilder 2002 Suicidal Freshman
A Midsummer Night's Rave 2002 Frankie
National Lampoon's Gold Diggers 2003 Leonard Smallwood Also known as National Lampoon's Lady Killers
National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze 2003 Booker McFee
Hidalgo 2004 First Soldier
Dear Wendy 2005 Teenager #1
American Pie Presents: Band Camp 2005 Chuck "Sherminator" Sherman Direct-to-video
National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 2 2006 Booker McFee Direct-to-video
The Mist 2007 Norm
Just Add Water 2008 Will
The Life of Lucky Cucumber 2009 Rodney Machado
Super Capers 2009 Igniter Boy
Love, Gloria 2011 Officer Young
American Reunion 2012 Chuck "Sherminator" Sherman
Hit List 2012 Wick
Fortress 2012 Burt
Bachelors 2015 Floyd
All That Jam 2016 Matthew


  1. ^ "Celebs trade spotlight for normal jobs". New York Daily News. October 5, 2014. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  2. ^ Corey Moss (February 8, 2002), SOMETHING CORPORATE TAKE DOWN THE SHERMANATOR, TAKE HOME A PLAYMATE, MTV, retrieved September 8, 2019

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