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Chris O'Donnell

Career Highlights
Non-acting Careers
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  • Max Payne, Jason Colvin, 2008
  • Kit Kittredge, Jack Kittredge, 2008
  • The Sisters, David Turzin, 2005
  • Kinsey, Wardell Pomeroy, 2004
  • NCIS: Los Angeles, G. Callen, 2009
  • NCIS, G. Callen, 2009
  • The Company, Jack McCauliffe, 2007
  • Grey's Anatomy, Dr. Finn Dandridge, 2006
Big Break
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Basic Stats
Date of Birth June 26th, 1970
Birth Place Winnetka, Illinois, USA
Eye Color Blue
Height 5' 10"
Family Spouse: Caroline Fentress - 5 Children
Education Boston College, 1995
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Cast Member Bio
O'Donnell was discovered when he was cast in a McDonald's commercial, in which he served Michael Jordan.

At the age of seventeen, he was offered a chance to audition for a part in the movie Men Don’t Leave, with Jessica Lange, and he won the role.

In the early 1990s, O'Donnell was a featured player in many successful movies such as Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) and Scent of a Woman (1992).

With the success of Circle of Friends (1995), O'Donnell further cemented his place in Hollywood's A-list when he was chosen over Leonardo DiCaprio for the role of Robin in the hugely successful Batman Forever. The role of Robin was one of the most sought-after roles at that time. O'Donnell was part of a field that included Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Christian Bale (who went on to play the Dark Knight himself in "Batman Begins"), Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Tobey Stephens, and Scott Speedman. Producers narrowed their choices to DiCaprio and O'Donnell. At a comic book convention, they asked the young boys attending which actor could beat the other in a fistfight. When the boys overwhelmingly declared O'Donnell the winner, he was ultimately given the role.

O'Donnell followed that film with an appearance in the 1996 film The Chamber, based on the John Grisham novel. He subsequently appeared in the "Batman" sequel, Batman & Robin, in 1997. Critically panned, the movie turned out to be one of the largest box office failures in history.

O'Donnell did not appear in another movie for two years. His next appearance was in the Robert Altman film Cookie's Fortune, as part of the ensemble. His more mainstream comeback films The Bachelor (1999) and Vertical Limit (2000) were only moderately successful.

Following Vertical Limit, a four-year hiatus led many to believe he had met the same career fate of his Batman & Robin co-star Alicia Silverstone. However, in 2004, he appeared in the widely praised Kinsey.

Cast Member Quotes
[Talking about the Batman films]: "Some day my kids are going to watch these and say to themselves 'That's daddy!'."
[Comparing the experiences of making Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997)]: "When I made Batman Forever (1995), I felt like I was making a movie. When I made Batman & Robin (1997), I felt like I was making a toy commercial".
It's the most amazing feeling to hold your child in your arms.
Next Big Thing — you hear all that crap. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t psyched.

Cast Member Trivia
Chris' personal stunt double is stuntman Jim McConnell (1996 - present)
Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world [1996]
He got his start in a McDonald's commercial.
Children (2 daughters & 3 sons): (with Fentress) Lily Anne O'Donnell (b. September 3, 1999 in New Zealand), Christopher Eugene O'Donnell "Chip" (b. October 24, 2000 at 7 lbs 9 oz), Charles McHugh O'Donnell (b. July 11, 2003 in Los Angeles, California at 7 lbs 7 oz), Finley O'Donnell (b. March 24, 2006 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California) and Maeve Frances O'Donnell (b. December 10, 2007 at 8 lbs & 21 1/2 in. long).
Attended Loyola Academy (Chicago) and UCLA. Graduated from Boston College in 1995 with a BA in marketing.
Chris did not attend his high school Prom because he was participating in a crew meet.
Wife Caroline is an elementary school teacher.

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MelindaCBS Does anyone know who all 5 of his children are? 2 Jun 24 2009, 7:46 AM EDT by MelindaCBS
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I could only find 3 of his children's names.♥
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