Chris Klein


name: Chris Frederick Klein
born: March 14, 1979 in Hinsdale, IL
raised: in Chicago; at age 13 the family moved to Nebraska
family: father, Fred (a GM executive); mother, Terese (a teacher); a brother and a sister
education: Millard West High School, Millard, Nebraska; currently attending Texas Christian University
hobbies: video games, travel and hand out with friends
religion: Chris is a devout Christian
trivia: played outside linebacker on his high school football team; was named Mr. Millard West 1995; other high school activities: was in Madrigals (choir) and swing choir; played Friedrich in his high school production of The Sound of Music and Albert in Bye Bye Birdie; Chris is still in touch with his American Pie co-stars, Jason Biggs and Eddie Kaye Thomas; Chris is "alarm clock crazy", he has to check at least twice to make sure it's on.
discovered by: Alexander Payne (while leaving the weight room at his school, where he pumped iron 2 hours every other day
first acting experience: singing This Little Light of Mine as a kid in community theater at the Sheraton Convention Center in Chicago
status: Seventeen reports he just ended a 3 year relationship; Dolly and the NY Daily News report he's recently teamed up with Katie Holmes

(A pair of happy couples...)

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  • Election (1999) Paul Metzler
  • American Pie (1999) Chris "Oz" Ostreicher
  • Here on Earth (2000) Kelly Morse
  • Say It Isn't So (2000) Gilly Noble

comments: Born near Chicago and raised in Nebraska, the new guy on the scene is Chris Klein. First seen in this year's Election with Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick, Chris can also be found amongst the group of guys in this summer's hit American Pie. We hear Chris was discovered by Election director, Alexander Payne while he was scouting locations for the film. Chris bumped into him coming out of the weight room (he pumps iron for 2 hours every other day), was introduced and eventually got a part. We think Chris is definitely going places, with a great acting style, good looks and what seems to be a fairly level head on his shoulders for someone thrust into Hollywood. Up next: he plays a rich prep-school kid ("confident, cocky and edgy") with a macho father who spends the summer in a small town in Here on Earth, also starring Josh Hartnett and Leelee Sobieski. Look for a release nationwide on March 24th. His next role is in Say It Ain't So, opposite Heather Graham. Look for a release in late 2000.

contact: Chris Klein, c/o William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Star of the Month: Chris Klein
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Chris on his Here on Earth role: "I fell in love with the character of Kelly, because playing him gave me the opportunity to experience emotions and really practice the craft of acting."

Chris on food: "I'm from Nebraska, so I'm a big eater. I'm not into the whole Hollywood 'sushi-and-rice' thing. I like beef."

fave (all time) actor: Jimmy Stewart
fave (contemporary) actor: Tom Cruise
boxers or briefs: both

Latest News:

  • Rumor has it there's an American Pie sequel in the works...
  • Both Twist and Teen People have articles about Chris this month
  • Chris' TCU roomie claims that Chris was pretty much a good boy while at college: he never drank, wasn't a player, and went to church every Sunday
  • Chris appears in the new Jessica Simpson - Nick Lachey video, "Where You Are"
  • E! Online reports that Chris was spotted at the Reel Inn in Malibu with Katie Holmes. Are they dating? Aussie mag Dolly says "Yes!"


Quote of the Month:

  • "I wanted that college life," he says. "I wanted to be with the guys and the girls and lift the weights and play the sports."



  • The Official Here on Earth website
  • The Original Chris Klein Homepage
  • Chris Klein Online
  • About Chris Klein



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