Born and raised in Christchurch, Chris' passion for performance was nurtured early when he trained at Original Scripts Theatre School under the guidance of Wendy Steeds and Sonia Chappell performing in their plays for 10 years. Chris has gone on to work extensively throughout New Zealand, appearing in television, theatre and comedy since his training at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School.
As a writer and comedian Chris has co-written and performed in the campy cult hits Camping and D.O.C'ing with writing partner Thomas Sainsbury as part of the NZ International Comedy Festival. Chris was also awarded the 2015 Best Newcomer Award for his solo show No More Dancing in the Good Room which returned as part of the 2016 Pride Festival and continued on to a successful national tour.
Chris co-created the web-series; Bachelor Pad and Stake Out as well as co-writing the popular Christmas shows for Basement Theatre Auckland - Hauraki Horror and The Opening Night Before Christmas. For Silo Theatre, Chris appeared in Blind Date Project as well as starring as David Halls in Hudson and Halls Live! which won him Best Actor for the role in 2016 at the Wellington Theatre Awards.
Chris currently writes and performs for TV 3's Jono and Ben and Funny Girls as well as being a core cast member of the award winning improv comedy show Snort, which plays to sell out houses every Friday night at The Basement Theatre in Auckland.
Chris is honoured to be able to return home and perform for the first time on The Court Theatre stage since his demanding role of "The Fat Pig" in The Three Little Pigs.
- 2017 - Hudson & Halls Live! - Peter Halls