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September 23, 2022

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StarClearanceToday's featured celebrity is actor Chris Makepeace!

I'm sure that you remember Makepeace from the coming-of-age film My Bodyguard (1980) and the screwball comedy Meatballs (1979), with Bill Murray. Two classic movies that have truly stood the test of time.

Let's find out what he's doing these days!

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Chris Makepeace

Learn More About Chris Makepeace, see Then & Now pictures, and find out What He's Been Up To on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: April 22, 1964 in Montréal, Québec, Canada

BIRTH NAME: Christopher Makepeace

CLAIM TO FAME: Chris Makepeace is a Canadian actor best known for his starring roles in the coming-of-age film My Bodyguard (1980) and comedy horror Vamp (1986), and in the screwball comedy Meatballs (1979).

FAMILY LIFE: Makepeace married his wife Elizabeth in 2015.

INFO: The son of Doreen and Harry Makepeace.

His older brother, Tony Makepeace, is a Canadian photographer.

Started acting in TV commercials at the age of ten.

Has studied at Second City Workshop.

TRIVIA: Began his acting career in a 1974 Canadian television special, The Ottawa Valley.

His first big role was in the Canadian comedy, Meatballs (1979), in which he starred opposite Bill Murray. The movie was a hit, grossing more than $43 million at the box office.

In 1980, Makepeace was nominated for a Genie Award for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Meatballs (1979).

His next project, My Bodyguard (1980), earned him serious notices. In critic Roger Ebert's review he said that Makepeace's performance resulted in "one of the most engaging teenage characters I've seen in the movies in a long time."

In 1981, Makepeace recorded spoken dialogue for the Kiss album Music from "The Elder" with Producer Bob Ezrin, but it was not used in the final mix; plans to turn the album into a feature film never materialized.

He has not appeared in any films since 2001, moving instead behind the camera as an assistant director. He worked on Drop the Beat (2000), Full Disclosure (2001), Tangled (2001), Silver Man (2003), and Play (2010).

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW: It would appear that Makepeace has unofficial retired from the entertainment industry. It would be nice to see him make a comeback to the big or small screen. How about in a reboot of Meatballs and My Bodyguard? It could work.


2001 Full Disclosure (Video)...Pilot

1999 M.U.G.E.N (Video Game)

1998 Short for Nothing...Glen

1996 A Holiday for Love (TV Movie)...Joe Marsdon

1995 Memory Run (Video)...Andre Fuller

1991 Beyond Reality (TV Series)...Anthony Bowen
- Miracle Worker (1991) ... Anthony Bowen

1989 Lighthouse island (TV Movie)...Zeb Norman

1989 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)...Jeremy
- Power Play (1989) ... Jeremy

1989 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)...Zeb Norman / Zeb
- Oceans (1989) ... Zeb Norman
- Outer Space (1989) ... Zeb

1988 Why on Earth? (TV Movie)...Franklin Smith

1988 Aloha Summer...Mike

1987 Captive Hearts...Robert

1986 Vamp...Keith

1985 The Undergrads (TV Movie)...Dennis `Jody' Adler

1985 The Falcon and the Snowman...David Lee

1984 The Oasis...Matt

1983 The Terry Fox Story (TV Movie)...Darrell Fox (as Christopher Makepeace)

1982 Mazes and Monsters (TV Movie)...Jay Jay

1982 The Mysterious Stranger (TV Movie)...August Feldner

1981 The Last Chase...Ring

1981 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)...Willie
- East Side Angels (1981) ... Willie

1980 My Bodyguard...Clifford

1979 Meatballs...Rudy

1974 The Ottawa Valley (TV Movie) (uncredited)

To see Then & Now pictures of Chris Makepeace, visit: Celebrity Nooz