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Dennis Christopher

Dennis Christopher

  • Born on
    • December 2nd, 1955
Dennis Christopher (born Dennis Carrelli on December 2, 1955) is an American actor. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is known for playing Dave Stoller in Breaking Away and tragic film buff psychopath Eric Binford in Fade to Black. His Golden Globe-nominated breakthrough role was as Dave Stohler in the coming-of-age classic Breaking Away (1979). Other roles include American track star Charlie Paddock in Chariots of Fire, and Fade to Black, science fiction movies like Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II. He has appeared in nearly 40 movies and made-for-TV movies since 1975. Television roles include "Jack of All Trades" in the Profiler TV series, Eddie Kaspbrak in Stephen King's It, Desmond Floyd in Jake Speed, and in the HBO series Deadwood. Christopher has guest starred in two Star Trek episodes: the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "The Search (Part II)" and the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Detained". He also guest-starred as the demon-sorcerer Cyvus Vail in three episodes of Angel. Christopher had a reunion with Breaking Away "father" Paul Dooley, again as his son, in an episode of TV's Law & Order: Criminal Intent. The two had first played father and son in Robert Altman's A Wedding. In December 2006 he played Dr. Martin Ruber in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries The Lost Room.

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Filmography

Acting (21 Credits)

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2012Django Unchained as Leonide MoguyWatch Free
2006The Lost Room as Dr. Martin Ruber
2001The Ballad of Lucy Whipple as Joshua 'Carrots' Beale
2000Freakylinks
1995Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare as Pruitt Taylor Beauchamp
1994Boys Life: Three Stories of Love, Lust, and Liberation as Mr. Reese (The Disco Years)
1993Doppelganger as Doctor Heller
1993Necronomicon: Book of Dead as Dale Porkel
1990It as Eddie Kaspbrak
1990It as Eddie Kaspbrak
1990Circuitry Man as Leech
1990Stephen King's It as Eddie Kaspbrak
1986Alien Predator as Damon
1986Jake Speed as Desmond Floyd
1981Chariots of Fire as Charles Paddock
1980Fade to Black as Eric Binford
1979California Dreaming as T.T.
1979Breaking Away as Dave Stoller
1977Three Women as Soda Delivery Boy (uncredited)
1972Roma as The Hippie (uncredited)
1971Blood and Lace as Pete

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