Chris Makepeace

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Chris Makepeace
Born(1964-04-22) April 22, 1964 (age 50)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
NationalityCanadian
OccupationActor, Assistant Director
Years active1974-present
1974-2001 (acting)
 
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Chris Makepeace
Born(1964-04-22) April 22, 1964 (age 50)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
NationalityCanadian
OccupationActor, Assistant Director
Years active1974-present
1974-2001 (acting)

Christopher Makepeace (born April 22, 1964) is a Canadian actor and assistant director.

Life and career[edit]

Makepeace was born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Doreen and Harry Makepeace.[1] He began his acting career in a 1974 Canadian television special, The Ottawa Valley. His next role was in 1979's Canadian comedy, Meatballs, in which he starred opposite Bill Murray, playing one of the teenage attendees of a summer camp. The film grossed over $43 million at the box office and Makepeace was cast in the leading role in the Fox film, My Bodyguard, which was released in July 1980 to positive reviews,[2] grossing $22.5 million domestically.[3] In his review of the film, critic Roger Ebert said that Makepeace's performance resulted in "one of the most engaging teenage characters I've seen in the movies in a long time."[4] Makepeace also starred opposite Lee Majors and Burgess Meredith in the 1981 film The Last Chase. Makepeace's subsequent roles included appearances in made-for-television films and a few feature films, including The Falcon and the Snowman in 1985 and 1986's Vamp. He has not appeared in any films released since 2001.

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 came to fruition.

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

Filmography[edit]

Film and television credits[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1974The Ottawa Valleyn/aUncredited
1979MeatballsRudy GernerFilm
1980My BodyguardClifford PeacheFilm
1981The Littlest HoboWillie(1979 TV series) Episode: "East Side Angels"
1981The Last ChaseRingFilm
1982The Mysterious StrangerAugust FeldnerTV Movie
1982Mazes and MonstersJay Jay BrockwayMade-for-television movie CBS
1983The Terry Fox StoryDarrell FoxTV Movie
1984The OasisMattFilm
1985The Falcon and the SnowmanDavid LeeFilm
1985The UndergradsDennis 'Jody' AdlerTV Movie
1986VampKeithFilm
1987Captive HeartsRobertFilm
1988Aloha SummerFranklin SmithFilm
1988Why on Earth?Mike TognettiTV Movie
1989The Jim Henson HourZeb Norman(1989 TV series) Episodes: "Science Fiction" and "Aquatic Life"
1989The HitchhikerJeremy(1983 TV series) Episode: "Power Play"
1991Beyond RealityAnthony Bowen(1991 TV series) Episode: "Miracle Worker"
1996Memory RunAndre FullerFilm
1996A Holiday for LoveJoe MarsdonTV Movie
1998Short for NothingGlenFilm
2001Full DisclosurePilotVideo

Awards[edit]

YearAwardCategory/RecipientResult
1980Genie AwardBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for: Meatballs (1979)Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chris Makepeace Biography (1964-)
  2. ^ "http://www.rottentomatoes.com/". My Bodyguard reviews. Retrieved March 10, 2006. 
  3. ^ "http://www.boxofficemojo.com/". My Bodyguard box office tally. Retrieved March 10, 2006. 
  4. ^ "http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/". My Bodyguard review. Retrieved March 10, 2006. 

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