Dennis Christopher

Inside Biography

Dennis Christopher is an American stage and screen actor. With over five decades in the acting business, Christopher has been seen in such movies as Breaking Away, Fade to Black, It, Chariots of Fire, and Django Unchained.  

How Old is Dennis Christopher? What is His Height?

Dennis Christopher was born Dennis Carrelli on December 2, 1955. He is 64 years old as of July 2020 and stands at 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 meters).  

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Carrelli attended Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1968. 


Christopher began his professional acting career in 1967 with a guest appearance in the ABC sci-fi series The Time Tunnel. His feature film debut came in the 1971 erotic slasher film Blood and Lace

The next couple of years saw Christopher make appearances in a litany of diverse movies like the 1971 drama The Young Graduates, the 1972 semi-autobiographical comedy-drama Roma, the 1977 avant-garde drama 3 Women, the ensemble comedy A Wedding, and the 1979 comedy-drama California Dreaming. 

Dennis Christopher as Dave Stohler in Breaking Away SOURCE: Pinterest

 His first major breakthrough came in 1979 when he starred alongside Dennis Quaid in the Oscar-nominated coming of age comedy-drama Breaking Away. For his performance as the lead Dave Stohler, Christopher was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award. 

He found more critical favor and widespread recognition with his portrayal of American Olympic runner Charley Paddock in the Oscar-winning 1981 biographical drama Chariots of Fire. 

 Other notable movie roles include 1980's Fade to Black, 1985's Damon in The Falling, and 1989's Nathan Flowers in A Sinful Life. 

Additionally, Christopher played Leonide Moguy in Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-nominated 2012 revisionist Western, Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kerry Washington.  

On television, Christopher is most known for his work in Cagney & Lacey, The Equalizer, Murder, She Wrote, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Crossing Jordan, Six Feet Under, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and NYPD Blue.

Christopher also played one of the main characters, Eddie Kaspbrak, in the original 1990 ABC adaptation of Stephen King's It; and had recurring appearances as Bellegarde in the HBO Western, Deadwood, and as Martin Treadwell in the Epix comedy series, Graves

Married to Margarett Soloman

Dennis Christopher is married to his longtime partner Margarett Soloman.

Dennis Christopher and his wife Margarett Soloman SOURCE: Getty Images

Not much is known about their relationship.  

Has a Net Worth of $3 Million

As of August 2020, Dennis Christopher has a net worth of $3 million. His wealth comes from his over-five-decade acting career. Since his acting debut in the mid-'60s, Christopher has been in nearly 90 movies and TV shows combined. He is perhaps most known for his roles in Oscar-nominated movies like Breaking Away, Chariots of Fire, and Django Unchained. 

by shrijan, 31 Jul, 2020

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