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Chris Klein

Chris Klein was born in Hinsdale, Illinois, on March 14, 1979, to Terese (Bergen), a kindergarten teacher, and Fred Klein, an engineer. He is of German, Irish, and English descent. After spending the first thirteen years of his life there, he moved with his family to Nebraska. It was while he was in high school that Klein was discovered by director Alexander Payne, who was busy casting his upcoming film, Election. Klein won the role of Paul Metzler in Payne's film, which opened to enthusiastic reviews. As Paul, Klein played the dim but sweet football player persuaded by Matthew Broderick's Jim McAllister to run against the unopposed Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon) in the school's student council election. The film was released in April 1999 to positive reviews. Soon after, Klein found a steady amount of work in the film industry while briefly attending TCU, where he studied theater and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was next seen in American Pie, which opened on July 9, 1999, and was a box office success. Klein reprised his American Pie role in American Pie 2 and American Reunion. In 2002, Klein had a role in the Mel Gibson Vietnam War film, We Were Soldiers. Klein has also appeared in several teen movies, including Just Friends (2005), American Dreamz (2006). In 2014, Klein was cast as an American pilot in the Damien Lay film The Uberkanone. He co-starred in the 2014 comedy indie film Authors Anonymous with Kaley Cuoco.


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Born:
Mar 14, 1979 In Hinsdale, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
14
First Appeared:
In the series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-05-25
Latest Project:
Series Motive 2013-05-23

2 wins & 4 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Wilfred
Poster of Franklin & Bash
Poster of Raising Hope
Poster of The Good Guys
Filmography
Motive Unknown 2013-05-23
TRON: Uprising Unknown 2012-05-20
Franklin & Bash Unknown 2011-06-01
Wilfred Unknown 2011-06-23
The Good Guys Unknown 2010-05-19
Raising Hope Unknown 2010-09-01
Watch What Happens: Live Unknown 2009-06-16
The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
Welcome to the Captain Marty Tanner 5 episodes, 2008 2008-02-04
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Punk'd Unknown 2003-03-17
The Challenge Unknown 1998-06-01
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25