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Christopher McDonald

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Christopher McDonald was born and raised in New York City, New York, to Patricia, a real estate agent, and James R. McDonald, an educator. His breakout role was in Ridley Scott's Thelma and Louise (1991), followed shortly by playing Jack Barry in Robert Redford's Quiz show (1994). Other notable performances include Into Thin Air (1997) as John Krakauher and Tappy Timmons in Requiem for a Dream (2000) opposite Ellen Burstyn. Chris has co-starred in hit comedies Happy Gilmore, American Pie, Flubber and Leave it to Beaver. Harry's Law, Boardwalk Empire and Family Law highlight his television credits. Trained by legendary acting teacher Stella Adler and also at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Chris has been singled out by the New York Times as one of the most prolific actor's in Hollywood. He has performed in over 100 films spanning thirty five years. His 40 stage credits include Billy Flynn in the Broadway production of Chicago and the 2013 hit, Lucky Guy opposite Tom Hanks. Since the loss of two siblings and a parent to cancer, Chris has been an active supporter of the Make a Wish foundation along with charities which help cancer research. He participates in celebrity fund raising events throughout the world. A graduate of Hobart and William Smith college in 1977, he is a principle donor for the building of their new performing arts center.

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Christopher McDonald Seen With Beer at Oktoberfest Before DUI Arrest

Christopher McDonald
Beer in Hand Before DUI Bust ... Guten Oktoberfest!

Christopher McDonald was slinging brew like the Germans do during Oktoberfest -- which could help explain his DUI arrest later the same day.  TMZ has obtained video of Chris at an… READ MORE >

Christopher McDonald Arrested for DUI, Plays Celebrity Card

Christopher McDonald
Busted for DUI ... Plays Celebrity Card

"Happy Gilmore" star Christopher McDonald has been arrested for drunk driving ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us "Thelma & Louise" actor was driving in the Lake Arrowhead… READ MORE >

- 23 days ago
Shooter McGavin Gives Post-DUI Advice To Tiger Woods, Says Tiger Will Bounce Back

Shooter McGavin
Post-DUI Advice For Tiger Woods ... You Can Bounce Back, I Did

One of the greatest (fictional) golfers ever says he still believes in Tiger Woods ... and is giving TW some game on how to bounce back from his DUI ... 'cause he's been there too.  We… READ MORE >

- 142 days ago
Shooter McGavin -- Hands-On Golf Pro ... Just Taaaaap It In (VIDEO)

Shooter McGavin
Hands-On Golf Pro ... Just Taaaaap It In

Shooter McGavin took a page out of Happy Gilmore's playbook by giving a hot bikini clad comic swinging lessons ... on the green. Christopher McDonald, who played the sleazy golf pro in the… READ MORE >

- 616 days ago
'Happy Gilmore' Star -- The Gopher from 'Caddyshack' ... WAS EPICALLY BAD!!!!

'Happy Gilmore' Star
The Gopher from 'Caddyshack' ... WAS EPICALLY BAD!!!!

It could have been the GREATEST golf movie of all time ... even better than "Happy Gilmore" ... but the one thing holding back "Caddyshack" is that stupid GOPHER ... so says Shooter McGavin… READ MORE >

- 1230 days ago
Shooter McGavin -- Police Release Arrest Video -- Shows Him Cuffed & Laughing

Shooter McGavin
Police Release Arrest Video Cuffed & Laughing

Shooter McGavin ... popped yesterday in North Carolina for DWI ... has taken a starring role ... in a police video shot by the highway patrol officers who took him in. The video was just released… READ MORE >

- 1496 days ago
Shooter McGavin -- Takes Unhappy DWI Mug Shot

Shooter McGavin
Takes Unhappy DWI Mug Shot

10:46 AM PT --  McDonald was released at 7:20 AM ET. He has a court date on Dec. 11. 9:30 AM PT -- Shooter was SUPER wasted ... and barely able to utter a coherent sentence ... this according… READ MORE >

- 1497 days ago
Christopher McDonald -- 'Last Call' for Booze & Fan Photos at Yankees Game

Christopher McDonald
'Last Call' for Booze & Pics At Yankees Game

Christopher McDonald earned his Yankees fan pinstripes last night by being the coolest guy ever when an obnoxious fan interrupted his night at the Stadium.It went down during the late innings of… READ MORE >

- 1516 days ago
Shooter McGavin Goes on Fender-Bender

Shooter McGavin Goes on Fender-Bender

Christopher McDonald -- the guy who played Shooter McGavin in "Happy Gilmore" -- landed in the rough Tuesday night ... TMZ has learned, dude was the victim in a minor collision in West… READ MORE >

- 2560 days ago
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