Founding member of the Elephant Theatre Company. For 12 years he has been casting national commercials, music videos, and films including: Kelsey Grammer, Jorge Garcia (Lost), Jason Segel (Knocked Up) and James Ransone (Generation Kill) in the independent film Good Humor Man; and William Shatner’s Price Line spot. Worked closely with directors Paul Mazursky (Moscow on the Hudson) and Harold Becker (Sea of Love), and cast for Philip Seymour Hoffman. In 2008, Chris was voted one of the Favorite Commercial Casting Directors by Back Stage/West; and in 2009—one of the Favorite Commercial Audition Workshop teachers. Last year, he cast 28 of his students in commercials. He is a Drama-Logue Award winning director and has directed over 20 plays in his 15 year tenure with the Elephant. Chris has been teaching for 10 years.