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Chris Ellis

Chris Ellis

Actor

Chris Ellis is an American film and television actor who was born April 14, 1956 in Dallas, Texas. Ellis always wanted to be an actor because of television. He grew up in the 50's in the deep south in a "world of privation and violence", but saw on television people who seemed to have lives of ease and privilege. It took him seven years to finish college however, because "I have always been shiftless". During those years Chris became involved in community theatre in Memphis, where "I did and do still think the quality of the work has always been quite good". By the time he moved to New York, he had worked with many excellent actors in about two dozen plays, classical and contemporary. "I cannot imagine what might have supplanted that background for a newcomer in New York." His first part in either television or film came in 1979, where he played a truck driver in the TV movie The Suicide's Wife, which starred Angie Dickinson. The role resulted in very little TV or film work. After working in regional theatre for a year or so, Chris fell off the radar screen and did not work for about ten years. During that time he lived in "bone-grinding poverty" in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen. In one nine-month period of 1987, Chris accepted 102 dinner invitations. "I don't know why they kept arriving, nor why I counted them, though I do know why I accepted them." In 1990, a break came when he got a part in Days of Thunder, which starred Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Cary Elwes, Robert Duvall, and Randy Quaid. John C. Reilly and Fred Dalton Thompson also appear. This seemed to jump-start Ellis' career as parts in films like My Cousin Vinny with Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei, a small part in Addams Family Values, and a larger one in Apollo 13 as former NASA Mercury Seven astronaut Deke Slayton, alongside Tom Hanks, followed. He also began picking up credits on well-known television shows like Melrose Place, NYPD Blue, and The X-Files. Since working with Hanks on Apollo 13, the two have worked together on That Thing You Do, the TV miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, and Catch Me If You Can. Ellis returned to a fictional NASA Mission Control when he played a Flight Director in 1998's Armageddon. Additional films in which Ellis has appeared include Home Fries, October Sky, Live Free or Die Hard, and Transformers. His television credits also include The West Wing, Ghost Whisperer, Chicago Hope, The Pretender, Alias, JAG, CSI: NY, Burn Notice, and Cold Case. He appeared in three season one episodes of Millennium as group member Jim Panseayres. He has established a reputation as being particularly talented at portraying Southern lawmakers or serious military or police-type characters. He also appeared in Criminal Minds as Sheriff Jimmy Rhodes who calls for the BAU's help in investigating a string of murders in New Mexico. In addition to that, he also had two guest appearances in NCIS as Gunnery Sergeant John Deluca. Ellis's appearance in the Season 1 episode, "The Curse" was uncredited while his second and final appearance in Season 2's "The Bone Yard" was credited. Description above from the Wikipedia article Chris Ellis (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Born: April 14, 1956 (Age 67) in Dallas, Texas, USA

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Chris Ellis  Movies & TV Credits

Title Rating Job Role(s) Year
Movie
8.2
ActorFr. Reilly2012
Movie
6.9
ActorFlight Director Clark1998
Movie
7.9
ActorDeke Slayton1995
Movie
7
ActorBOP Official Grant1997
Movie
7.3
ActorScalvino2007
Movie
7.2
ActorAdmiral Brigham2007
Movie
5.2
ActorGeneral Anderson1998
Movie
4.8
ActorSecurity Guard #11995
Movie
6.7
ActorAces & Spades Barman2005
Movie
6.3
ActorDetective Butler1997
Movie
6
ActorVice President - Grand Cayman Bank2005
Movie
7.9
ActorPrincipal Turner1999
Movie
6.9
ActorCoggs2005
Movie
8.2
ActorSpecial Agent Witkins2002
Movie
5.5
ActorCommander Karl Vasich2001
Movie
7.5
ActorAdditional Magician1995
Movie
5.2
ActorSheriff Pruitt2014
Movie
7.8
ActorJ.T.1992
Movie
6.9
ActorMoving Man1993
Movie
7.1
ActorPops2009
Movie
6.8
ActorDad2014
Movie
5.1
ActorHollis2000
Movie
5.6
ActorPhillip Brodeur2004
Movie
5.4
ActorKeller2017
Movie
5.8
ActorSamuel Littleton2005
Movie
4.9
ActorHenry Lever1998
Movie
3.7
ActorDet. Hanson2001
Movie
4.9
ActorHarvey2018
Movie
4.3
ActorPrincipal Don Bishop2017
Movie
5.5
ActorSenator Thaddeus2017
Movie
5.4
ActorHank2018
Movie
6.8
ActorPatriot Model Aeronautics Clerk2002
Movie
6.8
ActorHendricks2014
Movie
5.3
ActorL Donn Murray2008
Movie
5.4
ActorDetective Warren2001
Movie
5
ActorNSA Director2009
Movie
6.3
ActorHarlem Hoogerhyde1990
Movie
5.5
ActorDewey2001
Movie
6.2
ActorGlen the Carousel Manager2008
Movie
5.6
ActorMr. Adler2021
Movie
5.3
ActorBuddy #11997
Movie
7.2
ActorOfficer1997
Movie
7.8
ActorPoliceman1995
Movie
7.2
ActorPhil Horace1996
Movie
6.1
ActorSergeant2003
Movie
6.2
ActorBurt1993
TV Show
8.6
ActorConstruction Worker #2
2 Episodes
2001-2005
TV Show
8.5
ActorDouglas Cooper
1 Episode
2010-2015
TV Show
6.7
ActorCaptain Ken Nilsen
2 Episodes
2005-2010
TV Show
8.1
ActorVirgil Watkins
2 Episodes
2007-2013
TV Show
6.2
Actor1 Episode1992-1999
TV Show
7.7
ActorT. Greer
1 Episode
1999-2002
TV Show
7.7
ActorDaniel Crockett
1 Episode
1996-2000
TV Show
7.7
ActorAgent Chapman
1 Episode
2001-2006
TV Show
7.8
ActorJim Horn (2008)
1 Episode
2003-2010
TV Show
7.9
ActorCongressman Bruce Gelber
3 Episodes
2006-2009
TV Show
7.1
ActorVincent Williams
1 Episode
2004-2013
TV Show
8.2
ActorSheriff Rhodes
1 Episode
2005
TV Show
8.5
ActorSheriff Lance Hindt
1 Episode
1993-2018
TV Show
7.9
Actor3 Episodes1996-1999
TV Show
7.1
Actor1 Episode2002-2002
TV Show
7
Actor1 Episode1994-2000
TV Show
6.3
Actor1 Episode1999-2002
TV Show
6.2
ActorLarry Ketterly
1 Episode
2002-2003
TV Show
8.3
ActorSherrif Mullery
1 Episode
2008-2015
TV Show
7.6
ActorAdm. Stenner
1 Episode
1995-1996
TV Show
6.7
ActorBrian Pascal
1 Episode
1996-1999
TV Show
7.2
ActorMaddox Resor
1 Episode
2011-2012
TV Show
7.8
ActorHayes
2 Episodes
2008-2009
TV Show
7.8
ActorColonel Arnold Cassell
1 Episode
2009-2014
TV Show
8.8
ActorChris O'Keefe
1 Episode
2005-2013
TV Show
6.9
ActorLeonard Wilson
1 Episode
1993-2001
TV Show
8.7
ActorCongressman Fields
1 Episode
1999-2006
TV Show
8
ActorMr. Switzer
1 Episode
1995-1997
TV Show
7.9
ActorJohn Deluca
1 Episode
2003
TV Show
7.9
ActorJohn DeLuca (uncredited)
1 Episode
2003
TV Show
7.8
ActorMarty Steinbecker
1 Episode
2017-2024
TV Show
7.8
ActorClinton Malton
1 Episode
2000-2015
TV Show
7.5
ActorDerek Poole
1 Episode
2020
TV Show
8.6
ActorDel Hill
1 Episode
2007-2015
TV Show
8.2
ActorReverend Ted Capistrano
1 Episode
2004-2019
TV Show
7.2
ActorRichard Lehmann
1 Episode
2018-2020
TV Show
6.6
ActorChristos Markos
1 Episode
2015-2018
TV Show
6.8
ActorWalter Exley
1 Episode
2010-2011
TV Show
7.6
ActorWarden Nick Larsen
1 Episode
2012-2012
Short Film
6.9
ActorAl2018
Short Film
7.3
ActorWillinger McDodey2005
Movie
4.8
ActorWes1996
Movie
7
ActorCrowd Leader1996
Movie
6.5
ActorSgt. Whiteley2004
Movie
6.1
ActorCaptain Anderson2004
Limited Series
6.1
Actor1 Episode2005-2005
Limited Series
7.7
ActorJubal Jacobs
1 Episode
2012-2012
Limited Series
8.4
ActorBob Parker
1 Episode
1998-1998
Title Rating Job Role(s) Year
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