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May 20, 1959 (age 57)
San Francisco, California, United States
|Alma mater||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, production manager, film producer|
Christopher "Chris" DeFaria (born May 20, 1959) born San Francisco, California is an American film producer and production manager of such films as Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Gravity (2013) and Happy Feet Two (2011). He served as president of animation and innovative technology at Warner Bros. Pictures for the past four years. In January 2017, he joined DreamWorks Animation in the newly-created position of president of the DreamWorks Feature Animation Group. As president, DeFaria will oversee all aspects of DWA's feature animation business, including slate strategy, development, production; innovation and technology; and business affairs.
As a child, he was a voice actor playing the part of Peppermint Patty in five Peanuts specials: It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown (1969), Play It Again, Charlie Brown (1971), There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown (1973), and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973). He voiced Peppermint Patty in the second Peanuts film, Snoopy, Come Home (1972). He voiced Pig-Pen in A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969).
He is a graduate of UCLA, a member of the AMPAS and WGA and a founding member of FilmAid International.
- "Christopher DeFaria Filmography". The New York Times.
- "DreamWorks Animation Finds New Chief in Warner Bros. Veteran (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-01-12.