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|Born||Christopher Clare Showerman
June 24, 1971
Stockbridge, Michigan, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, screenwriter, comedian|
Showerman was born and raised in Jackson, Michigan on June 24, 1971.
He embarked on an acting career after attending Michigan State University, where he majored in music. After small roles in several studio feature films, including Starship Troopers (1997) and Best in Show (2002), Showerman was cast in the lead in Dumped (2000). His big break came in 2003 when he was cast to replace Brendan Fraser as George in George of the Jungle 2 (2003).
Showerman has appeared in such films as Sea of Fear, Idol, Live Fast, Die Young, Complacent, and Big Game. His most recent credits include Hole in One, A Night at the Silent Movie Theater, Commander and Chief, and Radio America, which he also wrote, produced and directed. On television, he has appeared on Jack of All Trades, The OC, and CSI Miami.
A year after Brendan Fraser opted not to reprise his role as George in Disney's George of the Jungle sequel, Disney decided to produce the film for the direct-to-video market. Showerman was asked to play the part of George.
Showerman met his predecessor at a charity event some months after the movie's completion.
"I was in Las Vegas with our visual effects crew shooting some exteriors and stayed the same hotel as Brendan while he was working on the new Looney Tunes movie. I wrote him a note telling him how great I thought he was and left it for him at the front desk. Five months later, he showed up to a charity event I was at, came up to me and introduced himself. He said he would have gotten back to me in Vegas, but I didn't leave any contact info!"
In 2006, Showerman formed an independent film production company called Shorris Film with Clint Morris, whose first film was the supernatural western Between the Sand and the Sky. The company also produced Radio America, co-starring, directed and written by Showerman. In 2012, Shorris Film co-produced Bristled: The Howl Chronicles.
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- George of the Jungle 2 (2003) as George
- The Gentle Barn (2005) as Jay
- Sea of Fear (2006) as Derek
- Bad Day (2008)
- Speedball (2014)
- Radio America (2015)