Where Are They Now - Friday, March 3, 2017
With the remake of Stephen King's It on the horizon I thought we should see what actor Dennis Christopher has been doing lately.
Christopher has appeared in nearly 40 movies and made-for-TV movies since 1975. So, let's find out more about his extensive career and what he is up to now!
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Madge Sinclair: She appeared in the TV mini-series "Roots" and the TV series "Trapper John, M.D." as well as many movies
Ann Blyth: She appeared in a number of movies in the 1940s and 1950s, most notably in "Mildred Pierce" and "Kismet"
Marion Zimmer Bradley: Science fiction/fantasy writer, author of "The Mists of Avalon"
(Answer at the bottom)
Learn More About Dennis Christopher on Celebrity Nooz
December 2, 1955, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CLAIM TO FAME:
He is known for his roles in Breaking Away and in Fade to Black.
He is married to Margarett Soloman.
Christopher got his big break as Dave Stoller in the coming-of-age classic Breaking Away (1979). For this role, he won the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer and the Youth in Film Award for Best Juvenile Actor in a Motion Picture.
Christopher's other roles include American track star Charlie Paddock in Chariots of Fire, and tragic film buff psychopath Eric Binford in Fade to Black, Damon in The Falling (1985), Nathan Flowers in A Sinful Life (1989), and science fiction movies like Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II.
On television, he has appeared in the Profiler TV series, Eddie Kaspbrak in Stephen King's It, Desmond Floyd in Jake Speed, and in the HBO series Deadwood.
Is of half Italian descent and half Irish descent.
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1979" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 31.
Graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania-Class of 1968 (as Dennis Carrelli).
Has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Breaking Away (1979), Chariots of Fire (1981) and Django Unchained (2012).
WHERE IS HE NOW:
In 2016, he appeared on the TV series Graves. Hopefully he makes his way back to the silver and LED screens soon.
2016 Graves (TV Series)
- Not Giants But Windmills (2016)
- Through a Glass Gravely (2016)
- The Careless Giant (2016)
- A Tincture of Madness (2016)
2014 Perception (TV Series)...Fred Gorman
- Cobra (2014)
2013 Unforgettable (TV Series)...Lukas Emminger
- Line Up or Shut Up (2013)
2013 Prisoners...Mr. Jones (uncredited)
2012 Django Unchained...Leonide Moguy
2010 Queen of the Lot...Odin Johannessen
2008 Criminal Minds (TV Series)...Abner Merriman
- Damaged (2008)
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)...Richard Dorsey / Homeless Guy
- Lying Down with Dogs (2007)
- Cockroaches (2007)
2006 The Lost Room (TV Mini-Series)...Dr. Martin Ruber
- The Eye and the Prime Object (2006)
- The Comb and the Box (2006)
- The Key and the Clock (2006)
2006 Deadwood (TV Series)...Bellegarde
2006 Trapped! (TV Movie)...Adrien
2004 NYPD Blue (TV Series)...Gerard Prosser
- The Vision Thing (2004)
2004 Nine Lives...Mikey
2004 Angel (TV Series)...Cyvus Vail
2004 Mind Rage...Steve
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)...Roger Coffman
- Cherry Red (2003)
2003 Six Feet Under (TV Series)...Kevin Lamb
- Nobody Sleeps (2003)
2002 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)...Charles Rutledge
- One Twelve (2002)
2002 Star Trek: Enterprise (TV Series)...Danik
- Detained (2002)
2000-2001 FreakyLinks (TV Series)...Vince Elsing
2001 18 Wheels of Justice (TV Series)...Vin Malfi
- The Game (2001)
2001 Kate Brasher (TV Series)...Jesus
- Georgia (2001)
- Jeff (2001)
2001 Roswell (TV Series)...Bobby Dupree
- How the Other Half Lives (2001)
- Disturbing Behavior (2001)
2001 The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (TV Movie)...Joshua 'Carrots' Beale
1996-1999 Profiler (TV Series)...Jack of All Trades / Albert Newquay / Sheriff Ed Post
1998 New York Undercover (TV Series)...Dr. Royce
- Spare Parts (1998)
1997 Skeletons (TV Movie)...Jim Norton
1996 The Burning Zone (TV Series)...Dr. Balfour
- Lethal Injection (1996)
1996 Tarzan: The Epic Adventures (TV Series)...Philip D'Arnot
- Tarzan's Return: Part 1 (1996)
1996 Pacific Blue (TV Series)...Dr. Mortimer T. Anton
- The Phoenix (1996)
1996 The Sentinel (TV Series)...Dr. Anthony Bates
- Cypher (1996)
1996 The Silencers...Comdor
1996 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series)...Ambassador Dillington
- Reunion (1996)
1996 It's My Party...Douglas Reedy
1995 Bad English I: Tales of a Son of a Brit
1995 Aurora: Operation Intercept...Victor Varenkov
1995 Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare (TV Movie)...Pruitt Taylor Beauchamp
1995 The Watcher (TV Series)
- Heartburned (1995)
1994 The Disco Years (Short)...Mr. Reese
1994 The Cosby Mysteries (TV Series)...Eric Humbold
- Mirror, Mirror (1994)
1994 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)...Borath
- The Search: Part 2 (1994)
1994 Boys Life: Three Stories of Love, Lust, and Liberation...Mr. Reese (The Disco Years)
1994 Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II...Leech
1993 Necronomicon: Book of Dead...Dale Porkel (part 2)
1993 Curacao (TV Movie)...Friedrich (uncredited)
1990-1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)...Lyman Taggart / Dr. Henry Carlson
- Final Curtain (1993) ... Lyman Taggart
- Shear Madness (1990) ... Dr. Henry Carlson
1993 Doppelganger...Doctor Heller
1992 Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story (TV Movie)...Randy
1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)...Jamie Berne
- Oceans White with Phone (1992) ... Jamie Berne
1991 Dead Women in Lingerie...Lapin
1991 False Arrest (TV Movie)...Wally Roberts
1991 Monsters (TV Series)...Laurence Bauer
- Hostile Takeover (1991)
1990 It (TV Mini-Series)...Eddie Kaspbrak
- Part 2 (1990)
- Part 1 (1990)
1990 Circuitry Man...Leech
1989 Matlock (TV Series)...Noel Bishop
- The Star (1989)
1989 A Sinful Life...Nathan Flowers
1988 Christabel (TV Mini-Series)...U.S. Airman
- Episode #1.3 (1988)
1987 Hooperman (TV Series)...Danny Welles
- Blues for Danny Welles (1987)
1987 Stingray (TV Series)...Joshua Williams
- The Second Finest Man Who Ever Lived (1987)
1986 The Equalizer (TV Series)...Father Nicholas Kostmayer
- The Cup (1986)
1986 Jake Speed...Desmond Floyd
1986 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)...Dr. Stanley
- A Safe Place (1986)
1986 Flight of the Spruce Goose...Stan
1985 Moonlighting (TV Series)...Benjamin Wylie
- The Lady in the Iron Mask (1985)
1985 Alien Predator...Damon
1984 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)...Daryl Kirby
- Promises... Promises (1984)
1984 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)...Killer
- Number Eight (1984)
1983 Didn't You Hear... Kevin
1983 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)...Jack
- Jack and the Beanstalk (1983)
1982 Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder...Brian Anderson
1981 Chariots of Fire...Charles Paddock
1980 Fade to Black...Eric Binford
1979 The Last Word...Ben Travis
1979 Breaking Away...Dave
1979 California Dreaming...T.T.
1978 A Wedding...Hughie Brenner
1977 September 30, 1955...Eugene
1977 3 Women...Soda Delivery Boy (uncredited)
1976 Bernice Bobs Her Hair (TV Movie)...Charley
1972 Roma...The Hippie (uncredited)
1971 The Young Graduates...Pan
1971 Blood and Lace...Pete
1967 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)...young Merlin
- Merlin the Magician (1967)
To see Then & Now pictures of Dennis Christopher, visit: Celebrity Nooz
--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Madge Sinclair - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 04/28/1938 Died: 12/20/1995
Ann Blyth - ALIVE
Marion Zimmer Bradley - DEAD (Heart attack)
Born: 06/03/1930 Died: 09/25/1999
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
P. J. Bradley, 76, Northern Irish politician.
Tania Dalton, 45, New Zealand netball player (national team), complications from an aneurysm.
John Hampshire, 76, English cricketer (Yorkshire, national team).
Taarak Mehta, 88, Indian playwright and humorist.
Simeon Datumanong, 81, Filipino politician.
Leone di Lernia, 78, Italian radio host, singer and composer, liver cancer.
Peter Mathews, 65, Irish politician, TD (2011–2016), oesophageal cancer.
James McGrath, 85, Canadian politician, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador (1986–1991), MP (1957–1963, 1968–1986).
Nicholas Mosley, 93, British novelist and biographer.
Joseph A. Panuska, 89, American educator, President of the University of Scranton (1982–1998).
Pierre Pascau, 78, Mauritian-Canadian journalist.
Vladimir Petrov, 69, Russian ice hockey player, Olympic champion (1972, 1976) and silver medalist (1980).
Elisabeth Waldheim, 94, Austrian political figure, First Lady (1986–1992).
Zvjezdan Cvetkovic, 56, Croatian football player and manager.
Marcel De Corte (fr), 87, Belgian footballer (Anderlecht, national team).
Arvo Krikmann, 77, Estonian folklorist and academic.
Liu Zemin, 72, Chinese politician.
Carlos Humberto Romero, 92, Salvadoran politician, President (1977–1979).
P. Shiv Shankar, 87, Indian politician, Governor of Sikkim (1994–1995) and Kerala (1995–1996).
Jórunn Viðar, 98, Icelandic pianist and composer.
Alex Young, 80, Scottish footballer (Hearts, Everton, national team).
Abu Khayr al-Masri, 59, Egyptian deputy leader of al-Qaeda, drone strike.
Katalin Berek, 86, Hungarian actress (Adoption).
Cabral, 16, Polish-born British dressage horse, Paralympic gold winner (2012), euthanized.
Jay Cronley, 73, American writer (Tulsa World).
Ludvig Faddeev, 82, Russian theoretical physicist and mathematician (Faddeev equations, Faddeev-Popov ghost).
Eugene Garfield, 91, American linguist.
Ned Garver, 91, American baseball pitcher (St. Louis Browns, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Athletics).
Preben Hertoft, 89, Danish sexologist.
Sir Gerald Kaufman, 86, British politician, MP for Manchester Ardwick (1970–1983) and Manchester Gorton (since 1983), Father of the House (since 2015).
Essa Moosa, 81, South African judge and anti-apartheid activist.
Andy Potter, 55, British radio presenter, cancer.
Abdul Salam, 48-49, Afghan Taliban-recognized Governor of Kunduz, drone strike.
Mushi Santappa, 93, Indian chemist.
Serban Stanoiu (ro), 76, Romanian judge, Constitutional Court justice (2001-2007), and lawyer.
Irvine Sellar, 82, English property developer (The Shard).
Ray Stokes, 92, Australian footballer.
Joseph Wapner, 97, American judge (Los Angeles County Superior Court) and television personality (The People's Court, Judge Wapner's Animal Court).
Hassan Al-Jundi, 78, Moroccan author, playwright and actor (The Message).
Hassan Daaboul, Syrian general, head of military intelligence, bombing.
Stanley Dearman, 84, American newspaper publisher and civil rights activist.
Neil Fingleton, 36, English basketball player, actor and stuntman (Game of Thrones, 47 Ronin, Avengers: Age of Ultron), heart attack.
Shifa Gardi, 30, Iraqi journalist (Rudaw), bombing.
Russell Hardin, 76, American political scientist.
Jan Hoem, 77, Norwegian population scientist.
Bobby Lumley, 84, English footballer (Hartlepool United, Charlton Athletic).
Eric Miller, 75, American record producer (Pablo Records), heart attack.
Carlos Miloc, 85, Uruguayan football coach (Tigres UANL).
Toshio Nakanishi, 61, Japanese musician (Plastics), esophageal cancer.
Elli Norkett, 20, Welsh rugby player (national team), traffic collision.
Bill Paxton, 61, American actor (Apollo 13, Aliens, Big Love), complications following heart surgery.
Chez Pazienza, 47, American journalist, author and television producer, heroin overdose.
Jack Pope, 103, American judge, attorney and author, Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court (1982–1985).
Ron Savage, 63, American news anchor and journalist (WJBK), heart attack.
Doug Tamaki, New Zealand tourism entrepreneur.
Bill Wallace, 69, American journalist (San Francisco Chronicle), cancer.
Lloyd Williams, 83, Welsh rugby player (Cardiff, national team).