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Chris Klein
Chris Klein

Christopher Frederick Klein (born March 14, 1979) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his role in American Pie. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (500x625, 93 KB) Mugshot of actor Chris Klein, taken by police photographers from the San Diego, California sheriffs office). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (500x625, 93 KB) Mugshot of actor Chris Klein, taken by police photographers from the San Diego, California sheriffs office). ... March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... American Pie is a 1999 film, the first by director Paul Weitz, written by Adam Herz. ...

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Biography

Early life

Klein was born in Hinsdale, Illinois to Terese and Fred Klein, an engineer. He has a sister, Debbie, and a younger brother, Tim. Klein moved to Omaha, Nebraska as a young teenager and played quarterback and linebacker in high school. Hinsdale is a prestigious suburban village located in Cook County and DuPage County in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Nickname: Gateway to the West Location in Nebraska Coordinates: Country United States State Nebraska County Douglas Founded 1854 Incorporated 1857 Mayor Michael Fahey Area    - City 307. ... High school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


Career

As a senior in high school, Klein was offered his first professional acting job by director Alexander Payne, who was scouting Millard West High School as a potential filming location for the movie Election. The film was released in April of 1999 to positive reviews, and Klein was next seen in American Pie, which opened on July 9, 1999 and was a box office success. Klein has subsequently appeared in several films catering to teenage audiences, with the most recent including Just Friends (2005) and American Dreamz (2006). Alexander Payne Constantine Alexander Payne (born February 10, 1961 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American film director and screenwriter of Greek descent (his Greek name is Alexandros Papadopoulos). ... Millard West High School is a secondary school located in Omaha, Nebraska. ... American Pie is an eight-and-a-half minute long classic rock song by singer-songwriter Don McLean, about the day the music died. ... July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Old Farts by the Sometimes-United Nations. ... Just Friends is a movie about Chris Brander, an overweight high school student (Ryan Reynolds) who is in love with his best friend, Jamie Palamino (Amy Smart). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Personal life

Klein briefly attended Texas Christian University, where he studied theatre and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. In early 2004, he became engaged to long-time girlfriend Katie Holmes, but the two broke off the engagement in early of 2005. After she became engaged to Tom Cruise, Holmes initially claimed that she was still close to Klein and talked with him daily. Klein disputed her story in a November 2005 interview with Details magazine. Currently he is romantically linked with actress Ginnifer Goodwin and recently they went public. Texas Christian University (TCU) is a private, coeducational university located in Fort Worth, Texas. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... ΛΧΑ (Lambda Chi Alpha), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the largest mens general fraternities in North America with more than 250,000 initiated members and chapters (called Zetas) at more than 300 universities. ... Kate Noelle Katie Holmes[1] (born December 18, 1978) is an American actress who first achieved fame for her role as Joey Potter on The WB teen drama Dawsons Creek from 1998 to 2003. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Ginnifer Goodwin Ginnifer Goodwin (born May 22, 1978) is an American actress. ...


In February 2005, Klein was arrested in San Diego, California after being pulled over for erratic driving by the police. His BAC was 0.20 (the legal limit in California is 0.08) as measured by a Breathalyzer test. He has been charged with two misdemeanors for the offence and faces a possible six months of jail for each if convicted. It has been suggested that Downtown San Diego be merged into this article or section. ... Bač (Serbian: Бач or Bač; Hungarian: Bács; German: Batsch) is a town and municipality in South Backa District of Vojvodina, Serbia. ... A breathalyzer (or breathalyser) is a device for estimating blood alcohol content (BAC) from a breath sample. ...


Klein was the focus of a Punk'd segment in which host Ashton Kutcher repeatedly mocks his performance as Jonathan Cross in the 2002 film Rollerball. Despite seeing Camera men and audio specialists in his own home, Klein remains ignorant to the set-up and ducks for cover when told to do so. Punkd is an American hidden camera practical joke television series on MTV, produced and hosted by Ashton Kutcher, which first aired in 2003. ... Christopher Ashton Kutcher (born February 7, 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is an American actor, television producer, and former fashion model. ... Rollerball can be: A Rollerball pen is a type of Ball-point pen and ink. ...


Klein has one false front tooth. He lost the original in a football accident in high school.


Selected filmography

Day Zero is a 2006 film about the draft, directed by Brian Gunnar Cole, starring Elijah Wood, Chris Klein and Ginnifer Goodwin. ... // Notable events concerning the film industry in 2006. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... // Notable events concerning the film industry in 2006. ... The Long Weekend is the title of an episode of the Disney television series American Dragon: Jake Long. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... Just Friends is a movie about Chris Brander, an overweight high school student (Ryan Reynolds) who is in love with his best friend, Jamie Palamino (Amy Smart). ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... The United States of Leland is a 2004 dramatic movie by director Matthew Ryan Hoge about a meek teenaged boy named Leland P. Fitzgerald who has inexplicably committed a shocking murder. ... // February 24 - The Pianist, directed by Roman Polanski, wins 7 Cesar Awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Music and Best Cinematography. ... We Were Soldiers is a 2002 war film that dramatized the Battle of Ia Drang which took place in November 1965, the first major engagement of American troops in the Vietnam War . ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Rollerball was a 2002 remake of the 1975 science fiction film also titled Rollerball. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... American Pie 2 is the 2001 sequel to the comedy film American Pie. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2001. ... Say It Isnt So is a romantic film starring Chris Klein and Heather Graham about two young lovers who come to believe that they are actually siblings. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2001. ... Here on Earth (ISBN 0425169693) is a novel by Alice Hoffman, and was chosen as an Oprah Book Club® Selection. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2000. ... American Pie is a 1999 film, the first by director Paul Weitz, written by Adam Herz. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1999. ... Election is a 1999 film adapted from a critically acclaimed 1998 novel[1] of the same name by Tom Perrotta. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1999. ...

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Chris Klein (actor) at AllExperts (431 words)
Klein was born in Hinsdale, Illinois to Terese and Fred Klein, an engineer.
Klein briefly attended Texas Christian University, where he studied theatre and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
Klein was the focus of a Punk'd segment in which host Ashton Kutcher repeatedly mocks his performance as Jonathan Cross in the 2002 film Rollerball.
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