Christopher McDonald
American actor
Christopher McDonald
Christopher McDonald is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore, Tappy Tibbons in Requiem for a Dream, and Mel Allen in the HBO film 61*.
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Aisle View: Stop The Presses!
Huffington Post - 4 months
John Slattery and Nathan Lane in The Front Page Photo: Julieta Cervantes That's not the sound of a fleet of flivvers backfiring that you hear at the Broadhurst on West 44th Street these nights. It's laughter, cascading and echoing like bullets from tommy guns of the St. Valentine's Day variety, circa 1928 Chicago. We are in 1928 Chicago, as it happens; not in a mob-run parking garage but in the press room of the Cook County Criminal Courts Building, which breeds its own sort of violence. Yes, The Front Page--Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur's classic comedy melodrama--is back on Broadway, as riproaring as ever. This production, happily, fires on all cylinders. We can't exactly call the cast of twenty-one (plus bit player/understudies) an all-star cast; they are not, all, what we might consider stars. But they are comic all-stars, anyway. To say that Walter Burns--that iconic, hard-boiled city editor who set the mold for hard-boiled city editors on stage and screen f ...
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Lingerie Model Accused Of Setting Car Fires
Huffington Post - over 3 years
A goth lingerie model known for her flaming red hair is accused of starting six fires. Rose Cohen, 18, was arrested Saturday for setting fire to five cars and one mailbox in Boca Raton, Fla., A male suspect, Christopher McDonald, 21, was also arrested, CBS12.com reported. Investigators said that early Saturday morning, Cohen and McDonald, and two other suspects, allegedly stuffed paper into the hoods and gas tanks of cars before lighting the vehicles on fire. Surveillance footage helped authorities track down the owners of a Chrysler Sebring convertible used during the vandalism. A minor who admitted to police that he drove the car during the incident led authorities to Cohen and McDonald. Officials said Cohen had eight gas caps in her possession, Sun-Sentinel.com reported. She later allegedly admitted helping to torch between 15 or 16 cars. Cohen is being held in lieu of $21,020 bail, while MacDonald's is set at $40,000, according to jail records. Befo ...
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Rachel Chang: Full House Bros John Stamos and Bob Saget Get 'Lucky' with Tom Hanks
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
When Tom Hanks took the stage on Sunday afternoon for his Broadway play, Lucky Guy, he was performing for a full house. Such a full house, in fact, that Uncle Jesse and Danny Tanner became the "rockstars" of the show. Full House alums John Stamos and Bob Saget have famously remained close since the show ended 18 years ago, with Stamos even posting an Instagram photo of the on-screen brothers-in-law spending Thanksgiving 2012 together in front of sheet music (I'd like to imagine they were singing "Kokomo" -- duh). But what link do they have to Academy Award winner Hanks? Well, Hanks is a not-so-closeted Full House geekburger with cheese (in the words of Kimmy Gibbler, natch). So much so that he mastered a slam poetry tribute to the '80s and '90s sitcom on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in October 2012. So in a totally random (yet oddly completely natural!) pop culture moment, it was Stamos and Saget who showed their support for Hanks in his Broadway debut play. Aft ...
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Rex Reed: 'You Don't Hardly Get Them Kind No More'
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
There are several obvious reasons to applaud the arrival of Lucky Guy, the splendidly thoughtful and robustly entertaining new play about the life and career of fearless Pulitzer Prize winning New York newspaper columnist and general all-around tough guy Mike McAlary, which just bounded into the Broadhurst in time to jazz up an otherwise anemic Broadway season. First, it's Nora Ephron's final play in an illustrious career that was unfairly cut short when she died of cancer on June 26, 2012 at the still-young age of 71. Second, it marks the triumphant theatre debut of Oscar-winner Tom Hanks, already one of the greatest movie stars on the planet, now proving his acting chops are just as impressive in person. Third, it's a play that grabs you by the throat, makes you laugh and cry, holds you transfixed for two hours, paralyzes you with excitement from start to finish, and leaves you cheering. I can think of no stronger motivation for getting off your duff and into the traffic to ...
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Liz Smith: Broadway Bravos to Tom Hanks and Lucky Guy -- the Final Work of Norah Ephron. Courtney vs. Vance, Deirde Lovejoy and Peter Scorlari Heighten the Brilliance
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
"But for many years I was in love with journalism. I loved the city room. I loved the pack. I loved smoking and drinking scotch and playing dollar poker. I didn't know much about anything and I was in a profession where you didn't have to. I loved the speed. I loved the deadlines. I loved that you wrapped the fish. You can't make this stuff up, I used to say. "I'd known since I was a child that I was going to live in New York eventually, and that everything in between would be just an intermission. I'd spent all those years imagining what New York was going to be like. I thought it was going to be the most exciting, magical, fraught-with-possibility place that you could ever live, a place where if you really wanted something you might be able to get it; a place where I'd be surrounded by people I was dying to know, a place where I might be able to become the only thing worth being, a journalist. "And I'd turned out to be right." This is Nora Ephron's preface in th ...
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Regina Weinreich: Tom Hanks' Mustache in Lucky Guy
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Tom Hanks sporting '80s-ish facial hair was explaining the difference between his naturally grown mustache and that of the character he portrays in his Broadway debut Lucky Guy, the play by the late Nora Ephron based on the life of Mike McAlary. His went out in tough bristles, Hanks gesticulated madly bringing his hands under his nose where a tight, well clipped fringe sat by contrast. A gaggle of interviewers laughed. The mood at the Broadhurst Theater and at Gotham Hall for Lucky Guy's opening night on Monday was bittersweet exuberance: with the tearful final moment of the play, when Hanks, as McAlary after a near-death accident and sick with the cancer that killed him, delivers a weighty speech and a portrait of Nora Ephron hangs over the stage. Hanks was not the only one crying. Lucky Guy is not just the story of Mike McAlary. Rather, evoking the boisterous bars and back-biting newsrooms habituated by the tabloid press of the time, including foul mouths, smoking, and ...
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David Finkle: First Nighter: Tom Hanks Takes Broadway in Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Tom Hanks lands on Broadway. The two-time Oscar-winner is headlining Lucky Guy at the Broadhurst. And as anyone who knows about theater behavior nowadays will easily predict, standing-room-only audiences can't wait to give their idol one of those all but obligatory standing ovations. Of course, they're not only leaping to their feet for Hanks' performance in Nora Ephron's charismatic play but for the entire list of movies he's made -- including Ephron's Sleepless in Seattle -- where they couldn't ovate him through the closing credits. When they stood then, it merely meant they were leaving the auditorium. Nevertheless, this rapacious standing-o is assuredly deserved -- more so than many of the hugely undeserving upright ovations that many performers and productions get when people pay so much for their tickets they automatically rise as testimony to themselves that the ticket price they paid was worth it. For his rousing response, Hanks is impersonating Mike McAlary ...
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Boardwalk Empire: Nucky Strikes Back!
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Boardwalk Empire: Nucky Strikes Back! Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 5:29 a.m., Friday, October 19, 2012 Never the most slap-happy of protagonists, Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), the bootlegging kingpin of the show's 1920s Atlantic City, has been paying dearly for a couple of jaw-dropping twists in last year's finale: his ruthless execution of surrogate son and right-hand man Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt) and the spiteful decision of his do-gooding wife, Margaret (Kelly Macdonald), to sign over their invaluable parcel of shoreline real estate to the Catholic Church. [...] at a price to his domestic life, his business and maybe his sanity, as his execution of Jimmy - the comeuppance to the latter's conspiring against him - has been haunting him through nightmares and hallucinations. Says Buscemi, ...
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35 Years Ago We Lost the King of Rock-n-roll. Celebrate His Life and Music with Chris Macdonald's Memories of Elvis Tribute Concert at the Broward Center August 18th.
Yahoo News - over 4 years
With his heartfelt tribute to Elvis Presley,Chris MacDonald will bring back the memories of the King of Rock-n-Roll in a truly dynamic multi-media performance complete with costumes, dancers, singers and a high-energy concert band. Don't miss this very special 35th Anniversary Memorial Tribute Concert celebrating the life and music of one of the greatest entertainers and pop culture icons of our time. ...
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Robert De Niro Talks MIDNIGHT RUN Sequel
Boom Tron - almost 5 years
Midnight Run, the 1988 action/comedy starring Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, and John Ashton, is a fairly underrated film.  That’s nothing new.  But talks of a sequel with De Niro will hopefully not only raise the profile of this classic, but of the public perception of bounty hunting as well. Allow me to expand on that.  A few years ago, I decided I wanted to learn more about the modern state of this profession.  So like any good boy, I began at my local public library.  I entered a search in the fully digitized ye olde card catalog, and those of you paying attention have likely already guessed what I found: nothing but books written by Duane Chapman, the be-mulleted star of the hit reality show, Dog the Bounty Hunter.  Whatever my personal feelings about Dog’s show or haircut, I don’t think I’m too out of line when I say what that guy does for a living is not exactly “reality.”  Perhaps once upon a time, he was a 9-to-5 sorta fugitive recovery agent, but by the time anybody woul ...
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Update: Christopher McDonald Was the Father of the Dead Baby
KHSLTV- Chico; CA - almost 5 years
Despite initial reports that Chistopher McDonald was not the father of slain 11-month-old Sebastian McDonald, the boy's mother today said her boyfriend was indeed the biological father.
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Christopher McDonald is Dead
KHSLTV- Chico; CA - almost 5 years
The man accused of killing a baby in Redding last week has been removed from support three days after attempting suicide at the Shasta County Jail.
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NBC Stars Share Tips For Being Green (Videos)
Beleb Dirty Laundry - almost 5 years
It is no secret that NBC is a big supporter of Green Week. This year the network has recruited some of it’s biggest stars to give us all tips on being green and you can see them all right here, pretty cool. IF you have watched any of NBC’s programming this week you know the network is running spots with some of their top talent talking about what they do to stay green. I have six of the fabulous tidbits for you to check out. They are awesome, I mean who can’t stand to learn a little more about saving out beloved planet? Anjelica Huston reveals a planet-friendly tip that’s something to sing about. Nick Offermanhas offers a fashionable tip on saving electricity. Alison Sweeney knows how to play it cool. Christopher McDonald shows some horse sense when it comes to transportation. Ken Jeong knows a simple trick that can make a difference. Sam Jaeger has a tip for enjoying life and going green: slow down. I don’t know about you but ...
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Brother of Accused Baby Killer Speaks Out
KCRTV - almost 5 years
SHASTA COUNTY For the first time, we are hearing from the brother of the man who police say killed a baby in Redding last week. Christopher McDonald was arrested for allegedly kidnapping and murdering 11-month old Sabastian McDonald on Thursday. Today, Donald McDonald says his brother is not a heartless killer. In an exclusive interview with KRCR Newschannel 7, he asks the public to not judge his brother until all the facts are in.
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The Brooklyn Brothers Beats the Best lands Coveted Screening Spot at TIFF - MMD Newswire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
The film is written and directed by Ryan O'Nan and stars Ryan O'Nan, Michael Weston and Arielle Kebbel with an ensemble cast including Melissa Leo, Andrew McCarthy, Christopher McDonald, Jason Ritter and Wilmer Valderrama. The film is produced by Jason
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Lemonade Mouth Live Web Chat - Entertainment Focus
Google News - over 5 years
In detention, music teacher Ms. Reznik storms angrily out of the room to file a complaint with Principal Stanley Brenigan (Christopher McDonald). While cleaning the music room, the students start tapping out a beat. They begin to pick up instruments
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Happy Birthday, David Chase! Now where's that HBO series about Hollywood? - Baltimore Sun (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Chase has just written, produced and directed "Twylight Zones," a feature about a fictional New Jersey rock band in the 1960s, starring his "Sopranos" star, James Gandolfini, along with Brad Garrett and Christopher McDonald. (It's due out in 2012
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Medoff Film Refuge to open White Sands International Film Festival of Las Cruces - Focus on Travel News
Google News - over 5 years
The film stars Linda Hamilton (Terminator, Terminator 2), Christopher McDonald (Happy Gilmore, Thelma and Louise) and Chris Payne Gilbert (CSI: Miami, The Shield.) Medoff is a well respected screenwriter, playwright, director and actor who resides in
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Christopher McDonald
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 58
    In October 2013, McDonald started filming for A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island.
    More Details Hide Details The film is set to release in 2016.
  • 2009
    Age 54
    In 2009, McDonald also lent his voice talents in the Thomas Nelson audio Bible production known as The Word of Promise.
    More Details Hide Details In this dramatized audio, McDonald played the characters of Luke the Evangelist. McDonald played the eponymous lead in Peter Gabriel's music video for the song "The Barry Williams Show". He also replaced Robert De Niro in the Midnight Run movie franchise, playing Jack Walsh in three films: Another Midnight Run, Midnight Runaround, and Midnight Run for Your Life. He portrayed baseball player Joe DiMaggio in the ESPN original series The Bronx Is Burning.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1985
    Age 30
    In television, along with recurring roles on the television series Family Law, North Shore, Veronica's Closet, Good Advice, and Harry's Law, McDonald has also made guest appearances on Cheers, Riptide, Knight Rider, The Sopranos, Psych, both the 1985 and the 2002 versions of The Twilight Zone, Home Improvement, Las Vegas, the Law & Order franchise, Stargate Universe, and Star Trek: The Next Generation as Lt. Richard Castillo in the season 3 episode "Yesterday's Enterprise".
    More Details Hide Details McDonald's voice work includes the determined government agent Kent Mansley in the animated film The Iron Giant. He also voiced Jor-El in Superman: The Animated Series and subsequently an older version of Superman in Batman Beyond. He has recalled great affection for these roles, saying that he enjoyed them because he was (and continues to be) such a fan of Superman and because they were in such contrast to the less than sympathetic onscreen roles for which he is known. He subbed for Burt Reynolds as Boss Hogg in The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning.
  • 1978
    Age 23
    He appeared on The Dating Game in 1978 as one of the three bachelors, but was one of the two who was not chosen for the date.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 6100
    He was featured as Ward Cleaver in the movie version of Leave It to Beaver and famous baseball broadcaster Mel Allen in 61*.
    More Details Hide Details In 1994, he starred in the film Terminal Velocity as an aggressive Russian mafia villain.
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