June 5, 1969
|Occupation||Film, television actor, bodybuilder|
|Years active||1994 - present|
Christian Boeving (born June 5, 1969) is an American actor, writer, producer, fitness model, personal trainer, and former bodybuilding supplement spokesperson. He grew up in Missouri, United States and resides in Los Angeles County in Southern California.
Boeving was born in Dallas, Texas. One of his best known roles was in the 1999-2000 sports entertainment series "Battle Dome" playing "The Commander". He has also appeared in several films including the documentary Bigger, Stronger, Faster. Boeving ranks as one of the most photographed male fitness celebrities in the world, as a fitness model appearing on over 450 bodybuilding, health and fitness magazine covers to date, most notably Muscle and Fitness and the October 2000 issue of Playgirl, also working as a health, fitness, and lifestyle freelance writer/columnist.
Boeving went on to guest-star in television shows like V.I.P., Sheena, and Nash Bridges and later garnered roles in major motion pictures such as Batman & Robin and Daredevil and Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven." He carried the lead role (lt. Andrew Peers) in the low budget action film When Eagles Strike (2003), directed by Cirio H. Santiago, and later played Grendel in 2007's charity-film Beowulf: Prince of the Geats, produced in order to benefit the American Cancer Society. Boeving also played Dash Rendar in the yet-to-be released fan film Star Wars: Secrets of the Rebellion, with the movie gaining mass media attention and speculation when the director, Mark Andrew Twitchell, was charged and convicted of first degree murder, before the film was completed. Most recently, Boeving stars in the soon to be released feature film Zombie Massacre, based on the 1998 video game for the Amiga computer, under the same name. This was a clone of the immensely popular first person shooter Doom on the Amiga. He appeared in Magic Mike XXL, a sequel to the 2012 box-office hit, but his scenes were edited out.
Boeving was featured in the highly acclaimed documentary Bigger, Stronger, Faster, in which he revealed that he has used anabolic steroids since the age of 16. Shortly after the film's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, MuscleTech, a bodybuilding supplement company, dropped its sponsorship of Boeving for breaching the company's rules by discussing his steroid use.
- Stephanie Clifford (June 9, 2008). "A Self-Described Steroid User Loses Job as Fitness Model". The New York Times. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
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