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Chris O'Donnell Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jun 26, 1970
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001
  • Birth Name: Christopher Eugene O'Donnell

Winnetka, Illinois native Chris O'Donnell was planning to study for a career in finance when he was spotted by a talent agent, who was so taken by the young man's natural star quality that he advised him not to take acting lessons. After a handful of roles in such films as [[Feature~V32170~Men Don't Leave~mendontleave]] (1989) and [[Feature~V18668~Fried Green Tomatoes~friedgreentomatoes]] (1991), O'Donnell made the quantum leap to A-list performer in the 1992 film [[Feature~V43117~Scent of a Woman~scentofawoman]], in which he played the high school-age companion and general factotum to a blind, ornery retired military officer ([[Performer~P54596~Al Pacino~alpacino]]). "Hunk hearthrob" status came O'Donnell's way with his appearance as D'Artagnan in the 1993 filmization of [[Feature~V119909~The Three Musketeers~thethreemusketeers]] and 1994's [[Feature~V134568~Circle of Friends~circleoffriends]], in which he played an innocent young Irish lad dealing with burgeoning hormones and Catholic values in the 1950s. With 1995's [[Feature~V134815~Batman Forever~batmanforever]], O'Donnell's star ascended into blockbuster heaven with his high-octane performance as Robin, the Boy Wonder; he reprised the role two years later, this time playing opposite [[Performer~P13722~George Clooney~georgeclooney]] in [[Feature~V143325~Batman & Robin~batmanandrobin[serial]]] (1997). Subsequently turning away from action roles, O'Donnell could next be seen as a bumbling, small-town policeman in [[Performer~P79456~Robert Altman~robertaltman]]'s [[Feature~V175951~Cookie's Fortune~cookiesfortune]] (1999). That same year, he starred as the title character in [[Feature~V181100~The Bachelor~thebachelor]], a commitment-phobe who must find a woman to marry in twenty-four hours so he can inherit a large fortune. Over the next decade O'Donnell gravitated increasingly toward television, essaying recurring roles on Grey's Anatomy, The Practice, and NCIS: Los Angeles and appearing in the Emmy-nominated mini-series The Company while occasionally returning to the big screen in such films as Max Payne and Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi