Christopher Masterson

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Christopher Masterson
Born Christopher Kennedy Masterson
(1980-01-22) January 22, 1980 (age 38)
Long Island, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, disc jockey
Years active 1988–present
Relatives Danny Masterson (brother)
Jordan Masterson (maternal half-brother)
Alanna Masterson (maternal half-sister)
Will Masterson (paternal half-brother)

Christopher Kennedy Masterson (born January 22, 1980) is an American actor and disc jockey known best for his role as Francis on Malcolm in the Middle. He is the younger brother of Danny Masterson, and the older half-brother of Alanna Masterson, and Jordan Masterson.


Masterson played Geoff in the direct-to-video movie Dragonheart: A New Beginning, the sequel to Dragonheart. Masterson is best known for playing the character of trouble-making Francis in the sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. He took on the role for seven years, from 2000–2006. In 2003 he played Edward Linton in MTV's Wuthering Heights. Masterson portrayed a lead character in the films Scary Movie 2, Waterborne, Made for Each Other and Intellectual Property.[1] He guest starred in two episodes of That '70s Show, alongside his brother, Danny. In the USA Network television series White Collar, he played Josh Roland in the episode "Where There's a Will". He also played Scotty O'Neal in the movie My Best Friend's Wedding. In 2012, Masterson had a guest role on the TBS series Men at Work as a concierge named Archie. His brother, Danny Masterson, plays Milo, on the show, although the two did not share any scenes together.

In the 2010s, he transitioned into deejaying.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Masterson was born on Long Island, New York, the son of Carol Masterson, a manager, and Peter Masterson, an insurance agent.[4] Masterson, like his brother Danny Masterson, is a follower of Scientology. The two have invested in restaurants together.[5] He also has a half-sister, actress Alanna Masterson, and a half-brother, actor Jordan Masterson.[6] Masterson was in a relationship with his brother's That 70's Show co-star Laura Prepon from 1999 to 2007.[7][8]


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Hiroshima Maiden Timmy Bennett TV Movie
1992 Singles Young Steve
Mom I Can Do It Danny Morris
1995 Cutthroat Island Bowen
1996 Sunchaser Jimmy Reynolds
1997 Campfire Tales Eric
My Best Friend's Wedding Scotty O'Neal
Ecce Pirate Young Ecce Short
1998 Girl Richard
American History X Daryl Dawson
2000 Dragonheart: A New Beginning Geoff
2001 Strange Frequency Todd TV Movie
Nice Guys Finish Last Billy Short
Scary Movie 2 Buddy
2002 Hold On Short
2003 Wuthering Heights Edward Linton
2005 Waterborne Zach
2006 Intellectual Property Unknown
2007 The Masquerade Ken Short
2008 The Art of Travel Conner Layne
2009 Made for Each Other Dan
2010 Impulse David Short
2012 Electric Sheep Android
2013 Chapman Paul Holt
2014 Bad Roomies Trevor
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Murphy Brown Young Avery Episode "One"
1994 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Lewis Bing Episode: "Just One Lullaby"
The Road Home Sawyer Matson 6 episodes
What'z Up? Himself Co-host
1996 The Client Tommy Powers Episode: "Private Lives"
1997 Touched by an Angel Doc Episode: "Children of the Night"
1998 The Pretender Chris Conti Episode: "Toy Surprise"
Millennium Landon Bryce Episode: "A Room with No View"
2000–2006 Malcolm in the Middle Francis Main cast; 118 episodes
YoungStar Award for Best Young Ensemble Cast (2000)
Nominated – Young Artist Award for Best Ensemble in a TV Series (2001)
2002 That '70s Show Todd 2 episodes
The Dead Zone Todd Paley Episode: "Quality of Life"
2003–2004 The Wild Thornberrys Shane G. Voice; 5 episodes
2004 MADtv Lawyer Episode "#10.7"
2011 White Collar Josh Roland Episode: "Where There's a Will"
2012 Men at Work Hotel Clerk Episode: "Toilet of Eden"
2013 Onion News Empire Sam West Episode: "Pilot"
2014 Haven Morgan Gardener 2 episodes


  1. ^ Brenoff, Ann (December 8, 2008). "Christopher Masterson, Laura Prepon sell Los Feliz home for $2,280,000". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ *"A Drink with Chris Masterson", Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  3. ^ Gomez, Luis (June 08, 2012), "Chris Masterson saves the day at Drumbar opening, 'Mob Wives Chicago' cast member hosting viewing party, Ben Harper dines at Gibsons", The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  4. ^ "Christopher Masterson Biography (1980-)". 
  5. ^ Garcia, Jennifer et al. (June 9, 2008), "DOLCE TURNS 5!", People. 69 (22):30
  6. ^ Keck, William (14 March 2005). "No funny business here". USA Today. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  7. ^ Webber, Stephanie (October 5, 2016). "Laura Prepon, Ben Foster Engaged After Whirlwind Romance: See Her Engagement Ring!". Us Magazine. Retrieved September 17, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Laura Prepon and Ben Foster Engaged: What to Know About the Ultra-Private Couple". People. October 5, 2016. Retrieved September 17, 2018. 

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