Dennis Christopher

Biography

Dennis Christopher (born December 2, 1955) is an American film actor. He is known for his roles in Breaking Away and in Fade to Black. He has appeared in nearly 40 movies and made-for-TV movies since 1975. Life and career Christopher was born Dennis Carrelli in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1950. He is of half Italian descent and half Irish descent. Christopher's breakthrough role was as Dave Stoller in the coming-of-age classic Breaking Away (1979). His performance won him the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer and the Youth in Film Award for Best Juvenile Actor in a Motion Picture, as well as garnering a Golden Globe nomination. Christopher's other roles include American track star Charlie Paddock in Chariots of Fire, and tragic film buff psychopath Eric Binford in Fade to Black, Damon in The Falling (1985), Nathan Flowers in A Sinful Life (1989), and science fiction movies like Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II. 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 his 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. Christopher played a character named Leonide Moguy in Quentin Tarantino's film Django Unchained (2012). He also played the adult Eddie Kaspbrak in Stephen King's IT.

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Breaking Away

Dave

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Fade to Black

Eric Binford

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Doppelganger

Doctor Heller

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Silencers

Comdor

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Alien Predator

Damon

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Jake Speed

Desmond Floyd

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Dangerous Isolation

Adrien

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Nine Lives

Mikey

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Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II

Leech

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California Dreaming

T.T.

Starring In
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Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story

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Pennywise: The Story of It

Self

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Django Unchained

Leonide Moguy

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Queen of the Lot

Odin Johannessen

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Nine Lives

Mikey

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Dangerous Isolation

Adrien

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Angel: Series 3

Cyvus Vail (3 episodes, 2004)

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Angel - Season Four

Cyvus Vail (3 episodes, 2004)

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Skeletons

Jim Norton

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It's My Party

Douglas Reedy

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Silencers

Comdor

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Boys Life

Mr. Reese (The Disco Years)

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Frelons

Pruitt Taylor Beauchamp

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Aurora - Operation Intercept

Victor Varenkov

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Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II

Leech

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Necronomicon: Book of Dead

Dale Porkel (part 2)

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Curacao

Friedrich (uncredited)

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Doppelganger

Doctor Heller

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False Arrest

Wally Roberts

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Dead Women in Lingerie

Lapin

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Circuitry Man/Plughead-Rewired: Circuitry Man II

Leech

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Jake Speed

Desmond Floyd

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Alien Predator

Damon

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Faerie Tale Theatre - Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack

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Chariots of Fire

Charles Paddock

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Fade to Black

Eric Binford

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Breaking Away

Dave

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California Dreaming

T.T.

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A Wedding

Hughie Brenner

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3 Women

Soda Delivery Boy (uncredited)

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Bernice Bobs Her Hair

Charley

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Roma

The Hippie (uncredited)

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Blood And Lace

Pete

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