CHRIS PINE (Captain James T. Kirk), who has emerged as one of Hollywood's hottest young actors, is currently shooting "Jack Ryan," slated for a December 2013 release, assuming the mantle of the Tom Clancy action hero previously portrayed on film by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck. Most recently, Pine starred opposite Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law in DreamWorks Animation's "Rise of the Guardians"; was seen opposite Michelle Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Banks and Olivia Wilde in the Touchstone Pictures drama "People Like Us"; and co-starred with Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy in the 20th Century Fox action-comedy "This Means War."
Previously, Pine starred opposite Denzel Washington in the 20th Century Fox action film "Unstoppable," directed by Tony Scott. In 2009, Pine starred as James T. Kirk in Paramount's box-office smash-hit feature film "Star Trek" for director J. J. Abrams. He reprises the role for "Star Trek Into Darkness."
Pine's additional feature credits include the Paramount Vantage film "Carriers," the educational animated feature "Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey," "Bottle Shock" for writer/director Randall Miller, the independent feature "Small Town Saturday Night" for writer/director Ryan Craig, Joe Carnahan's gritty ensemble drama "Smokin' Aces" for Working Title Films and Universal Pictures, "Blind Dating" co-starring Eddie Kaye Thomas and Jane Seymour, and the Fox/New Regency romantic comedy "Just My Luck" opposite Lindsay Lohan. Pine made his feature film debut opposite Anne Hathaway in "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement."
On the stage, Pine was most recently seen starring in Martin McDonagh's "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. In March 2011, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle honored him with their Best Lead Performance award for his work in "Inishmore."
Pine also received a 2009 Ovation Award nomination for his performance in the drama "Farragut North" starring opposite Chris Noth at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. His additional stage credits include the Neil LaBute play "Fat Pig," also at the Geffen Playhouse, and "The Atheist," a one-man show performed off-off-Broadway.
Pine graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in English and studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater and University of Leeds in the U.K. His extensive theater work includes performances in productions of "Our Town," "American Buffalo," "No Exit," "Waiting for Godot," and "Orestes."
Pine comes from a performing family. His parents are actors Gwynne Gilford and Robert Pine, and his late grandmother, Anne Gwynne, was a film actress of the '30s and '40s.