Christopher Collet

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Christopher Collet
Born (1968-03-13) March 13, 1968 (age 49)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1983–2012
Spouse(s) Nicole Dooley (2005-present)

Christopher Collet (/kˈl/; born March 13, 1968) is an American actor who is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Jake Livingston in the 1984 movie Firstborn and for his lead role in the 1986 film The Manhattan Project.

Career[edit]

Collet decided to enter show business during his teens and acquired an agent. His first film role was "Paul" in the 1983 horror Sleepaway Camp. Collet remained in touch with his co-star Jonathan Tiersten and they auditioned together for shows. Collet eventually landed the role of "Neil Oxley" in the 1984 CBS after school special Welcome Home Jellybean. Following this success Collet landed numerous roles in television and film including "Jake Livingston" in Firstborn, "Richard Jahnke Jr." in the 1985 TV film Right to Kill?, "Paul Stephens" in the 1986 film The Manhattan Project, and "Albert Kaussner" in the 1995 Stephen King miniseries The Langoliers. His television appearances include guest roles on Magnum P.I., The Cosby Show, The Hitchhiker (1983), The Equalizer (1985), L.A. Law (1986), and MacGyver (1985). He also starred in several Broadway theatre productions.[1] Collet has also been the voice director for many 4Kids television productions, and voiced the character of Orbot in the video game Sonic Unleashed.

Two of the stars of Sex and the City have played his girlfriend: Sarah Jessica Parker in Firstborn, and Cynthia Nixon in The Manhattan Project. Collet and co-star Cynthia Nixon were both attending Hunter College High School at the time they filmed The Manhattan Project.

Personal life[edit]

Collet was born in New York City. He has one younger sister, Jennifer. He is a 1986 graduate of Hunter College High School.

Collet met his wife Nicole Dooley in 1998 when they played husband and wife on an episode of Silk Stalkings. Both are Pilates instructors and co-own The Pilates Boutique in Brooklyn, New York. They have one son, Julien.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1983 Sleepaway Camp Paul
1984 Firstborn Jake Livingston
1986 The Manhattan Project Paul Stephens
1990 Prayer of the Rollerboys Gary Lee
2008 15 Below Zero Calvin Short
2012 The Illusionauts Additional Voices

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984-91 CBS Schoolbreak Special Kyle / Neil Oxley 2 Episodes: Welcome Home, Jellybean; Lies of the Heart
1985 Right to Kill? Richard Jahnke Jr. TV Movie
1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Benjamin Reed 1 Episode: Hero in the Family
1987 The Hitchhiker Jimmy Lee Stoler 1 Episode: Homebodies
1988 The Equalizer Danny Winters 1 Episode: The Child Broker
The Cosby Show Jake Palmer 1 Episode: The Visit
1988-89 American Playhouse David 2 Episodes: Pigeon Feathers, Love and Other Sorrows
1989 ABC Afterschool Special Nickel 1 Episode: Private Affairs
1991 L.A. Law 2LT Robert Braden 1 Episode: Rest in Pieces
Gabriel's Fire Moon Man 1 Episode: One Flew Over the Bird's Nest
MacGyver Sir Galahad / Groom 2 Episodes: Good Knight MacGyver: Part 1 & 2
1992 The Heights Paul Brinkman 1 Episode: The Transformation
O Pioneers! Amedee TV Movie
1995 The Langoliers Albert Kaussner TV Mini-Series
Central Park West Zack Wells 1 Episode: When I Deceive You...
1998 Silk Stalkings Russ 1 Episode: Fear and Loathing in Palm Beach
Magnum, P.I.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christopher Collet - Biography
  2. ^ "Pilates Marriages". Retrieved February 10, 2010. 

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