Chris O'Donnell
Chris O'Donnell
Christopher Eugene "Chris" O'Donnell is an American actor. He played Robin in two Batman films, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, Charlie Simms in Scent of a Woman, Finn Dandridge in Grey's Anatomy, Peter Garrett in Vertical Limit, and more recently, Jack McAuliffe in The Company. O'Donnell currently stars as NCIS Special Agent G. Callen on the CBS crime drama television series NCIS: Los Angeles.
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Chris O'Donnell talks faith, family and love
Fox News - over 2 years
'NCIS' star opens up
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Chris O'Donnell's son almost smuggled toy knife through airport security [Photos]
Calgary Sun - about 3 years
Chris O'Donnell's wife almost found herself in airport police hell recently when the couple's seven year old attempted to smuggle a fake bowie knife through customs.
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NCIS: LA's 100th Episode: Callen Gets a Blast From the Past
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
Los Angeles celebrates 100 episodes this week, and viewers will get some long-awaited answers about Callen's (Chris O'Donnell) past, according to showrunner Shane Brennan. [...] along the way, we filled out more and more of Callen's backstory, but each one of those pieces was shaped so that it would fit into this piece of the puzzle here that we reveal in Episode 100. As shown in the clip below, Callen comes face-to-face with a kidnapping victim who claims to be his father. The fallout from this latest clash may be catastrophic, warns Brennan, especially once Callen and the team realize that he might be the kidnappers' real target. Photos: TV's least competent law enforcement [...] she tries to keep the truth from him about his father to protect him. ...
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TLC renews ‘Who Do You Think You Are?'
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Brent Lang LOS ANGELES ( - First, TLC saved "Who Do You Think You Are?" from cancelation over at NBC and now it's giving it another year. The cable channel announced that it will be giving the genealogical docu-series a 10-episode second season on the network and a fifth season overall, which will air in 2014. "Who Do You Think You Are?" has averaged 1.8 million total viewers per episode this season, which featured Christina Applegate, Kelly Clarkson, Cindy Crawford, Zooey Deschanel, Chelsea Handler, Chris O'Donnell, and Trisha Yearwood. ...
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Horrible Movie Celebrates Anniversary
Huffington Post - over 3 years
On June 20, 1997, "Batman and Robin" was released into theaters. George Clooney starred as Batman, with Uma Thurman, Chris O'Donnell, Alicia Silverstone and Arnold Schwarzenegger filling out the cast. Despite the starpower, "Batman and Robin" was a major flop: The Joel Schumacher film received a mere 12 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and grossed just over $107 million at the North American box office, a scant amount for a superhero movie starring Batman. “With hindsight it's easy to look back at this and go, 'Woah, that was really shit and I was really bad in it,'" Clooney told Total Film in 2011. "The truth is, my phone rang, and the head of Warner Bros said 'Come into my office, you are going to play Batman in a Batman film,' and I said, 'Yeah!' I called my friends and they screamed and I screamed and we couldn’t believe it!" Clooney acknowledged that he wouldn't be "George Clooney" without "Batman and Robin" on his resume. "Batman is still the biggest break I ever ...
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Baseball: Agoura's Mike Cordero is headed to Loyola [Updated]
LATimes - over 3 years
Mike Cordero, who guided Agoura to consecutive Marmonte League baseball championships, has been hired as the baseball coach at Loyola, Athletic Director Chris O'Donnell confirmed on Wednesday. He'll take over a Loyola program that made it to the Southern Section Division 1 semifinals and shared the Mission League title last season with Division 1 champion Harvard-Westlake. He inherits three returning pitchers already committed to Pac-12 schools _ Nathan Hadley (UCLA), Quinn Brodey (Stanford) and Kyle Beadles (Arizona). Cordero, 32, who attended L.A. Cathedral, said going to Loyola "is like coming home." He will be returning to his Catholic school roots. He said he watched Loyola play several times last season. "Pitching is the key. There's a lot of potential there," he said. -- Eric Sondheimer
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You Won't Believe Chris O'Donnell's Favorite Show
Huffington Post - over 3 years
These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's easy to forget that stars are real people. That's why HuffPost Celebrity decided to launch its all-new #nofilter quick-fire question-and-answer series. Because how well do you know someone until they've shared their guiltiest pleasures? Chris O'Donnell stopped by HuffPost Live Thursday afternoon to fill us in on his gig on "NCIS: Los Angeles," his days as a superhero's sidekick in "Batman & Robin" and more. But what really caught our attention was when the 42-year-old father-of-five revealed his favorite TV show to HuffPost Celebrity while answering some of our #nofilter questions. (To be honest, his answer made us cheer and laugh at the same time). What’s your guilty pleasure? The cheeseburger I’m going to have a P.J. Clarke's before I go to the airport is one of my guilty pleasures. Probably some oysters and cold bee ...
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Chris O'Donnell dishes on season finale of 'NCIS'
Fox News - almost 4 years
Talking shop with Hollywood star
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Video: Chris O'Donnell on role in "NCIS: Los Angeles"
CBS News - about 4 years
Actor Chris O'Donnell speaks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about his role as "Agent G. Callen" on CBS's hit show "NCIS: Los Angeles."
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Football: Mike Christensen is out at Loyola
LATimes - about 4 years
Mike Christensen is no longer the football coach at Los Angeles Loyola after three seasons. Christensen left Carson three years ago to replace Jeff Kearin, who was forced out. Christensen's departure was revealed last Friday to coaches and announced to the players on Monday morning. Principal Frank Kozakowski said there were "a combination of whole different factors" in the coaching change. Christensen will continue to teach at Loyola until his contract ends at the conclusion of the school year. As for a replacement, Kozakowski said there are a "number of inhouse candidates." Athletic Director Chris O'Donnell said ties to Loyola would be preferred in a candidate to replace Christensen. -- Eric Sondheimer  
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Hobbits, superheroes put magic in NZ film industry
Seattle Pi - about 4 years
Hobbits, superheroes put magic in NZ film industry Associated Press Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 10:08 p.m., Saturday, November 24, 2012 With days to go, a buzzing intensity fills the once-dilapidated warehouses where Peter Jackson's visual-effects studio is rushing to finish the opening film in "The Hobbit" trilogy. There are old-time movie posters, prop skulls of dinosaurs and apes, and a wall of latex face impressions of actors from Chris O'Donnell to Tom Cruise. "The film business in general is volatile, and visual effects has to be sitting right on the crest of that wave," Letteri says. Like many countries, New Zealand offers incentives and rebates to film companies and will contribute about $100 million toward the $500 million production costs of "The Hobbit" trilogy. Warner Bros. executives flew to New Zealand and ...
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Chris O'Donnell promotes flu vaccination, busts myths surrounding the shot
Fox News - over 4 years
While the holiday season may be upon us, another season has also arrived – flu season.  In order to encourage people to get vaccinated, actor Chris O'Donnell is raising awareness about a new flu shot with a much shorter needle, as well as clearing up misconceptions surrounding the vaccine
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PHOTOS: <em>NCIS: L.A.</em> Actors' Mothers Guest Star on the Hit
People Magazine - over 4 years
"She thinks this is her big break," Chris O’Donnell says of his mom's spot on the show
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Actor Chris O'Donnell Educates Adults On Seriousness Of The Flu, Annual Vaccination Options
My Eagle News - over 4 years
(NAPSI)Actor Chris ODonnell, star of NCIS: Los Angeles, knows the single most important thing adults can do to help prevent getting or spreading the flu is to receive their annual flu vaccination. How
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Chris O’Donnell On Why His ‘Robin’ Spin-Off Never Happened & Passing On Men In Black
Access Hollywood - over 4 years
On the heels of his roles in two Batman films, Chris O’Donnell revealed that plans for his own Robin spin-off were in the works. So, what happened? Plus, why did he pass on the lead role in “Men In Black,” which eventually went to Will Smith?
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Chris O'Donnell dives into the sea while filming NCIS (before rolling off his wetsuit)
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
The Grey's Anatomy actor was seen filming scenes for NCIS: Los Angeles today against the backdrop of the beautiful and quirky Venice Beach in California.
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Chris O'Donnell celebrates Irish heritage with support of Tourism Ireland
Business & Leadership - over 4 years
American film and TV star Chris O'Donnell is visiting Ireland this week to do a photoshoot at Ashford Castle in Co Mayo for the successful CBS Watch magazine.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Chris O'Donnell
  • 2010
    Age 39
    In 2010, O'Donnell appeared in the sequel to the 2001 movie Cats & Dogs, The Revenge of Kitty Galore.
    More Details Hide Details O'Donnell is married to Caroline Fentress. They have five children. O'Donnell is a practicing Roman Catholic.
  • 2005
    Age 34
    O'Donnell took a lead role in the Fox Network television series Head Cases in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details The show was the first show of the fall 2005 season to be canceled, and only two episodes were aired. He was subsequently cast as veterinarian Finn Dandridge on the ABC drama Grey's Anatomy. He featured prominently in the TNT miniseries The Company as fictional CIA case officer Jack McAuliffe, in a performance that subtly portrayed his character's progression from spoon-fed Yale elitist to jaded, post-Cold War cynic. Film projects for 2008 included Kit Kittredge: An American Girl and Max Payne. Since 2009, O'Donnell stars in NCIS: Los Angeles, a spin-off of NCIS, as G. Callen, an NCIS Special Agent in charge of the Office of Special Projects Team stationed in Los Angeles. CBS describes Callen as "a chameleon who transforms himself into whomever he needs to be to infiltrate the criminal underworld."
  • 2004
    Age 33
    O'Donnell also appeared in the 2004 episode of Two and a Half Men entitled "An Old Flame With A New Wick."
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    However, he came back in 2004 with the widely praised Kinsey.
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  • 1996
    Age 25
    He was considered for the lead role in Spider-Man, when the project was in development with James Cameron directing in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details Tobey Maguire was ultimately cast. O'Donnell did not appear in another movie for two years. He was the producers' original choice for the role of James Edwards in Men in Black (1997), but, after he turned it down, the role went to Will Smith. The Robert Altman film Cookie's Fortune, The Bachelor (1999) and Vertical Limit (2000) were only moderately successful. Following Vertical Limit, a four-year hiatus led some to believe Batman & Robin had damaged his career.
    O'Donnell followed with a starring role in 1996's The Chamber, based on the John Grisham novel.
    More Details Hide Details He subsequently reprised his role as Robin in the Batman sequel, Batman & Robin, in 1997. Although a box office success, the movie was critically panned and O'Donnell himself has called it a low point in his career.
  • 1992
    Age 21
    He was named one of the 12 Promising New Actors of 1992 in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 44.
    More Details Hide Details After the success of Blue Sky (1994) and Circle of Friends (1995), O'Donnell played Dick Grayson/Robin in Batman Forever. He reportedly was part of a field of candidates that included Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jude Law, Ewan McGregor, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Toby Stephens, and Scott Speedman. Producers narrowed their choices to DiCaprio and O'Donnell. At a comic book convention, they asked a group of 11-year-old boys, the target audience, which actor could win a fistfight. After the boys overwhelmingly declared O'Donnell the winner, he was ultimately given the role. O'Donnell was said to be 20th Century Fox's favorite choice to play Jack Dawson in Titanic, but DiCaprio ended up with the role.
  • 1986
    Age 15
    O'Donnell was discovered when he was cast in a McDonald's commercial, in which he served Michael Jordan. His first television role was an appearance on the series Jack and Mike in 1986.
    More Details Hide Details At the age of 17, he was offered a chance to audition for a part in the movie Men Don't Leave, with Jessica Lange, and he won the role. In the early 1990s, O'Donnell was a featured player in many successful movies such as Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), School Ties (1992), and Scent of a Woman (1992) with Al Pacino (receiving a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, which he lost to Gene Hackman for Unforgiven).
  • 1970
    Born on June 26, 1970.
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