Chris was swept up in the story telling and relationships in the first show he saw at TimeLine, TO MASTER THE ART:

Seeing a show at TimeLine is such an intimate experience. I left the production buzzing. I’d followed TimeLine for years and the second I finally saw their work, I was hooked.

Chris is now an Associate Artist at TimeLine, where he has appeared in SPILL, A RAISIN IN THE SUN and the Chicago premiere of CHIMERICA.

The ability to work with a super talented, giving, and supportive group of artists, who care about history and how it reflects the issues of today, is inspiring.

Other Chicago theatre credits include MONSTER and THIS IS MODERN ART (Steppenwolf). He has also worked on stage with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Next Theatre, Oak Park Festival Theatre, Redtwist Theatre, and The Neo-Futurists. Regional credits include several productions with Saratoga Shakespeare Company. Chris works as a theatrical violence designer as well, and has collaborated on productions with Northlight, Theater Wit, The Arc Theatre, American Blues Theatre, Redtwist and Chicago Dramatists. Television credits include CHICAGO FIRE, CHICAGO MED, CHICAGO JUSTICE (NBC), and MIND GAMES (ABC). He’s also voiced over 100 national Ace Hardware television and radio commercials.

Chris hails from Stamford, N.Y., a tiny village in the Catskills. He grew up in a house with his first generation, Italian American grandparents. He was surrounded by loved ones that had grown up in a very different world and had been tested in ways that he could only imagine. They ignited in him an interest in the past, making him a voracious consumer of films and literature that had anything to do with history.

Chris has a BA degree in Theatre from The University at Albany and an MFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul. Since 2017, Chris has lived and worked in Los Angeles, but still considers Chicago to be his artistic home.