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Chris Klein

Chris KleinBorn: 14-Mar-1979
Birthplace: Hinsdale, IL

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: "Oz" Ostreicher in American Pie

In 1998, Chris Klein was a high school kid in a suburb of Omaha, Nebraska. He sang in the school choir, ran on the track-and-field team, and starred in the drama club's production of West Side Story. When moviemaker Alexander Payne came to town, scouting locations and actors for his high school comedy Election with Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick, Klein auditioned for a small role. Instead he was given the film's third-biggest part, playing the jock who runs against Witherspoon for class president. On the strength of positive reviews for his work in Election, Klein was cast in a low-budget comedy called American Pie, where he explained to virginal Jason Biggs that "third base" felt like "warm apple pie".

Klein has not had any great artistic or box office success since his first two films, but both of those films were horribly successful, and Klein has not yet faced any danger of unemployment. He briefly attended Texas Christian University, but had so many offers from Hollywood he dropped out almost immediately. In We Were Soldiers, he went to war with Mel Gibson. He starred in the 2002 remake of Rollerball with LL Cool J. In Here On Earth, Just Friends, and American Dreamz he played the boyfriend of, respectively, Leelee Sobieski, Michelle Williams, and Mandy Moore.

In real life, Klein dated Katie Holmes for five years, and he was her fiancÚ when Tom Cruise came along and scuttled their wedding plans. In 2005, about the time Holmes was being assimilated, Klein was arrested for driving his BMW with a blood alcohol content twice the California limit. He eventually pled guilty and was fined $1,800 and sentenced to 150 hours of community service, which he reportedly served with the Red Cross.

Father: Fred Klein (engineer, b. 1951)
Mother: Terri Klein (school teacher, b. 1950)
Sister: Debbie Klein (b. 1978)
Brother: Timothy Klein (b. 1982)
Girlfriend: Katie Holmes (dated 1999-2003, engaged 2003-05)

    High School: Millard West High School, Millard, NE
    University: Texas Christian University (dropped out)

    Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
    Driving While Intoxicated San Diego (Feb-2005) pled guilty
    Driving While Intoxicated Sherman Oaks, CA (16-Jun-2010) pled no contest
    Cirque Lodge Jun-2010
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Alcoholism

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    American Reunion (4-Apr-2012) · Oz
    Caught in the Crossfire (13-Jul-2010) · Briggs
    Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (25-Feb-2009)
    The Six Wives of Henry Lefay (2009) · Stevie
    Hank and Mike (Jan-2008) · Conrad Hubriss
    New York City Serenade (13-Sep-2007)
    Day Zero (29-Apr-2007) · Rifkin
    The Valley of Light (28-Jan-2007)
    The Good Life (20-Jan-2007)
    American Dreamz (4-Mar-2006) · William Williams
    Just Friends (23-Nov-2005)
    The Long Weekend (5-Aug-2005) · Cooper
    The United States of Leland (18-Jan-2003)
    We Were Soldiers (25-Feb-2002) · 2nd Lt. Jack Geoghegan
    Rollerball (8-Feb-2002) · Jonathan
    American Pie 2 (6-Aug-2001)
    Say It Isn't So (12-Mar-2001)
    Here on Earth (15-Mar-2000) · Kelley
    American Pie (9-Jul-1999)
    Election (23-Apr-1999) · Paul Metzler


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