|Birth date:||February 15, 1955|
|Birth place:||Manhasset, New York|
|Education:|| Hobart College|
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Stella Adler Acting Conservancy
|Parents:|| James McDonald|
|Spouse(s):||Lupe Gidley (m. 1992)|
|Children:|| Jackson Riley McDonald|
Hannah Elizabeth McDonald
Ava Catherine McDonald (b. 2001)
Christopher McDonald (born February 15, 1955) is a voice actor for Regular Show, having provided the voice of CJ's father, Carl Putter. McDonald is known for portraying Darryl Dickinson in Thelma & Louise, Kent Mansley inThe Iron Giant, and as Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore.
Christopher McDonald was born on February 15, 1955 in Manhasset, New York, the son of James, an educator, and Patricia McDonald, a real estate agent. He grew up in Romulus, New York. He later studied dentistry at Hobart College with a football scholarship, before switching to English. He then began attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He then persuaded acting coach Stella Adler to help hone his acting skills, taking classes at the Stella Adler Conservancy. Before being an actor he worked as a waiter.
After graduating at the Conservancy, McDonald made his film debut in Nightclub Cantata. He later played Darryl Dickinson in the film Thelma & Louise, which would become one of his most well known roles, as would playing Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore.
McDonald has also acted on Broadway, taking part in the plays Chicago and Lucky Guy.
He has also dabbled in voiceover work, providing the voices of Kent Mansley in The Iron Giant, Superman in Batman Beyond and Hego in Kim Possible.
McDonald had a younger brother, named Daniel (1960-2007), who was also an actor. Daniel died in 2007 from brain cancer; he also has a sister. McDonald was once involved in a car accident that put him into a coma for two days. He married actress Lupe Gidley in 1992; together the couple have four children: Jackson Riley McDonald, Hannah Elizabeth McDonald, Rose McDonald and Ava Catherine McDonald (born September 4, 2001). McDonald is also a fan of auto racing, and once raced in the Long Beach Grand Prix.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/christopher-mcdonald/bio/144797
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 http://www.nytimes.com/movies/person/47257/Christopher-McDonald/biography
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 http://www.filmreference.com/film/12/Christopher-McDonald.html
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1346&dat=19910611&id=wdsvAAAAIBAJ&sjid=FfwDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1154,143184
- ↑ http://www.broadway.com/buzz/stars/christopher-mcdonald/profile/
- ↑ http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Christopher-McDonald/
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 http://www.nndb.com/people/100/000131704/
- ↑ http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1346&dat=19980502&id=QuRNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Lf0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5868,806596