CHRISTOPHER MCDONALD (Mr. Peters) is a classically trained stage actor with a diverse body of work in film, television and the theater.
Most recently, McDonald was a series regular on David E. Kelley's NBC series HARRY'S LAW starring alongside Kathy Bates. In addition, he has been recurring on HBO's BOARDWALK EMPIRE and his character returns in the new season.
Other television credits include FAMILY LAW, VERONICA'S CLOSET, NORTH SHORE and CRACKING UP, all in leading roles. McDonald has guest starred on THE SOPRANOS, THE BRONX IS BURNING, 61, SGU: STARGATE UNIVERSE, NUMB3RS, LAW & ORDER, MY BOYS and PSYCH. His voice work includes a recurring role on Disney Channel's KIM POSSIBLE.
Born in New York City, McDonald is one of seven children. He grew up in Romulus, New York, where his father was the high-school principal and musical director. Originally a pre-med major at Hobart College, McDonald decided to pursue an acting career in the midst of his senior year. He then studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and the Stella Adler Acting Conservatory in New York.
McDonald first caught Hollywood's attention when he played Goose McKenzie in GREASE 2. Beloved for his comedic roles as Mr. Stifler in AMERICAN PIE and Shooter McGavin in HAPPY GILMORE, he also made his mark in memorable performances in such films as THELMA & LOUISE and QUIZ SHOW, among others.
Additional film credits include THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE, CHANCES ARE, DUTCH, WILD ORCHID 2, GRUMPY OLD MEN, FATAL INSTINCT, TERMINAL VELOCITY, COVER STORY, THE RICH MAN'S WIFE, LEAVE IT TO BEAVER, FLUBBER, THE IRON GIANT, THE PERFECT STORM, SPY KIDS 2, GRIND, TAKEDOWN, RUMOR HAS IT, KICKIN' IT OLD SKOOL, MAD MONEY, SUPERHERO MOVIE, FANBOYS and THE HOUSE BUNNY, among others.
Also a respected stage actor, McDonald has won such honors as the Drama-Logue Award for Best Actor for his performance in FINAL TOUCHES. In 2006, he starred on Broadway as Billy Flynn in CHICAGO. He also took the stage in productions of NIGHTCLUB CANTINA, HAY FEVER, BOUNDERS and The Los Angeles Theatre Center's productions of HAMLET, OTHELLO and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.
In his free time, McDonald is an avid pilot and also enjoys skiing, fishing and auto racing. He has competed in the Long Beach Grand Prix and on several tracks in Germany.
McDonald currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Lupe, his son and three daughters.
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