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Dennis Christopher

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dennis Christopher (born Dennis Carrelli on December 2, 1955) is an American actor. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is known for playing Dave Stoller in Breaking Away and tragic film buff psychopath Eric Binford in Fade to Black. His Golden Globe-nominated breakthrough role was as Dave Stohler in the coming-of-age classic Breaking Away (1979). Other roles include American track star Charlie Paddock in Chariots of Fire, and Fade to Black, science fiction movies like Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II. He has appeared in nearly 40 movies and made-for-TV movies since 1975. Television roles include "Jack of All Trades" in the Profiler TV series, Eddie Kaspbrak in Stephen King's It, Desmond Floyd in Jake Speed, and in the HBO series Deadwood. Christopher has guest starred in two Star Trek episodes: the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "The Search (Part II)" and the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Detained". He also guest-starred as the demon-sorcerer Cyvus Vail in three episodes of Angel. Christopher had a reunion with Breaking Away "father" Paul Dooley, again as his son, in an episode of TV's Law & Order: Criminal Intent. The two had first played father and son in Robert Altman's A Wedding. In December 2006 he played Dr. Martin Ruber in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries The Lost Room.

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Dec 2, 1955 In Philadelphia - Pennsylvania - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie ICON: The Robert Englund Story
Latest Project:
Movie Pennywise: The Story of IT 2018-03-22
Known For
Poster of Star Trek: Enterprise
Poster of Six Feet Under
Poster of Jake Speed
Poster of The Young Graduates
Movie ICON: The Robert Englund Story 2022
Movie Pennywise: The Story of IT Himself 2018-03-22
Movie Battle at Versailles 2016-05-05
Movie Queen of the Lot Odin Johannessen 2013-11-20
Movie Jobriath A.D. Himself 2012-01-01
Movie Django Unchained Leonide Moguy 2012-12-25
Movie Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution Self 2012-09-07
Series Perception Fred Gorman 2012-07-09
Series The Lost Room Dr. Martin Ruber 2006-12-11
Movie Trapped! Adrien 2006-09-13
Movie Wings on Their Heels: The Making of 'Chariots of Fire' Self 2005-01-01
Series Criminal Minds Unknown 2005-09-22
Series Deadwood Unknown 2004-03-21
Movie Nine Lives Mikey 2004-08-13
Series FreakyLinks 2002-07-06
Movie The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Joshua 'Carrots' Beale 2001-01-20
Series Six Feet Under Unknown 2001-06-03
Series Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
Series Star Trek: Enterprise Unknown 2001-09-26
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Series Roswell Unknown 1999-10-06
Series Angel Cyvus Vail 1999-10-05
Movie Skeletons Jim Norton 1997-04-04
Movie The Silencers Comdor 1996-04-23
Series Profiler 1996-09-21
Series Tarzan: The Epic Adventures Paul D’Arnot 1996-08-28
Movie Aurora: Operation Intercept Victor Varenkov 1995-01-01
Series The Watcher Unknown 1995-01-17
Movie Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare Pruitt Taylor Beauchamp 1995-02-28
Movie The Disco Years Mr. Reese 1994-01-01
Movie Boys Life Mr. Reese (The Disco Years) 1994-09-30
Movie Circuitry Man II: Plughead Rewired Leech 1994-04-01
Movie Doppelganger Doctor Heller 1993-03-01
Series Moon Over Miami Unknown 1993-09-15
Movie Necronomicon Dale Porkel 1993-11-01
Series seaQuest DSV Unknown 1993-09-12
Movie False Arrest Wally Roberts 1991-11-03
Movie Dead Women in Lingerie Lapin 1991-01-01
Movie Circuitry Man Leech 1990-05-01
Series It Eddie Kaspbrak 1990-11-18
Movie A Sinful Life Nathan Flowers 1989-06-30
Movie Friends John 1988-05-06
Movie Flight of the Spruce Goose Stan 1986-01-17
Series Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
Movie Jake Speed Desmond Floyd 1986-05-30
Series The Equalizer Unknown 1985-09-18
Series Moonlighting Unknown 1985-03-03
Movie Alien Predators Damon 1985-01-01
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie Jack and the Beanstalk Jack 1983-09-08
Series Cagney & Lacey Unknown 1982-03-25
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
Movie Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder Brian Anderson 1982-05-03
Movie Chariots of Fire Charles Paddock 1981-05-15
Movie Fade to Black Eric Binford 1980-10-14
Movie The Last Word Ben Travis 1979-01-01
Movie California Dreaming T.T. 1979-04-01
Movie Breaking Away Dave Stoller 1979-05-24
Series Tales of the Unexpected Unknown 1979-03-24
Movie September 30, 1955 Eugene 1977-08-19
Movie 3 Women Soda Delivery Boy (uncredited) 1977-04-10
Movie Bernice Bobs Her Hair Charley 1976-10-06
Movie Roma The Hippie (uncredited) 1972-03-15
Movie The Young Graduates 1971-06-02
Movie Blood and Lace Pete 1971-03-17
Movie Didn’t You Hear… Kevin 1970-12-16