Christon Staples Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 05 Jun, 2018
Facts of Christon Staples
Date of Birth: 1986 , December-26
Age: 34 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Christon Staples
Birth Name Christon Staples
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, California
Ethnicity African-American
Profession Dunker
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Face Color Black
Famous for The Bachelorette 14
TV Show The Bachelorette 14
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Christon Staples, a former Harlem Globetrotter, rose to fame after appearing in the reality show, The Bachelorette 14. Staples showed Becca Kufrin some of his skills during the premiere of the show. Staples is a professional dunker and has also participated in several tournaments winning some of them.

Early Life And Career Of Christon Staples

Christon Staples was born on 26th December 1986 in Los Angeles, California under the birth sign Capricorn.

Staples is a professional dunker. Previously, he was involved in corporate jobs in Detroit and later he sent an email to an exhibition basketball team, Harlem Globetrotters after being bored from his corporate jobs. He was then called up by the club and started visiting several places with the club. While playing for the club, he was nicknamed Smooth.

After engaging with the club for months, he decided to try out a new career as an actor. He stated,

''[The Globetrotters] weren’t going to let me leave the tour for something that wasn’t a big-budget film even though it was with a well-known director. So I had to make a tough decision because I couldn’t do both. I had to take a step back and think about my career at that point. I had great success with the Globetrotters and was making moves as far as branding myself and getting my name out there. I decided to take a chance and resign from the Globetrotters and try acting and make this movie.''

In 2017, Staples worked in his first sports drama film Slamma Jamma directed by Timothy A. Chey. In the movie, he played the role of Michael Diggs, a former promising basketball player, preparing for a national dunking competition after serving six years in prison for the crime which he did not commit.

Besides, in 2016, he won a charity Dunk Fest after jumping over a moving Chevrollette Corvette and also jumping over four children before a 360-degree spin.  Before being the contestant on The Bachelorette, Staples traveled to various cities and countries showing his dunk skills and tricks. 

The Bachelorette

In 2018, Staples appeared on the reality show The Bachelorette 14 which premiered on 28th May 2018. He along with other contestants Garrett Yrigoyen, Clay Harbor, Jordan Kimball, Leo Dottavio among others participated on the show to win the heart of Becca Kufrin.

During the premiere of the show, Staples showed his balling skills to Kufrin and tossed the ball over her head.

Christon Staples’ Net Worth

Christon Staples has an estimated net worth of thousand dollars, however, the amount is not revealed yet and still under review. As per some sources, a professional dunker averagely makes a salary of $63,972.

Staples also won an impressive cash prize from several competitions. In 2017, his team won $100k on the jump10 tournament. His many upcoming projects will also add to his worth.

Previously, he booked to appear in commercials for national McDonald and other ABC. 

Besides, the contestants of the show, The Bachelorette spent over $1000 plus on their wardrobe to get more opportunity in future. But they get no money from the show.

Christon Staples’ Personal Life

The former Harlem Globetrotter, Christon Staples is yet to be married. Staples is more focused on his career which might be the reason for giving first priority to his works rather than involving in any relationships. As of 2018, Staples is single.

Some of his hobbies include traveling and playing basketball. He spends most of his spare time in the gym.

Here is the video where Christon Staples talks about his career: