Ncis: los angeles
christopher eugene o’donnell is best known to entertainment fans as robin in two batman movies (1995’s batman forever and batman & robin in 1997). but these days, we prefer him as agent g callen, lead star in ncis: los angeles (2009-current). here’s all you need to know about the 44-year-old actor… he was born in illinois to julie ann rohs von brecht and william o’donnell sr, who worked at a local radio station. he’s got two older brothers and four older sisters. chris worked with basketball icon michael jordan in 1983 when he started doing tv commercials for brands like mcdonald’s. his first tv role was in 1986 on jack & mike (1986-1987) and he made his bigscreen debut in 1990 drama men don’t leave, opposite jessica lange of american horror story (2011-current) fame. he earned his bachelor of science degree in 1991 at boston college and chris admitted in an interview that if he wasn’t an actor, he’d have gone into finance and worked on wall street. the actor’s been married to teacher caroline fentress since 1997 and they have five kids. before that, chris dated both drew barrymore (1994-1995) and reese witherspoon in 1995. rumour has it oscar-winner al pacino told chris to “never date an actress”. who did he beat to the role of robin? alan cumming (eli gold on the good wife, 2009-current), christian bale (batman in the dark knight trilogy, 2005-2012) and leonardo dicaprio. and how did he outshine leo? the producers asked kids who’d win in a fight and they said chris, so he nabbed the gig. is chris a delicate diva? well, for a guy who’s famous for action roles, he has a personal stuntman. whatever project he’s working on, jim mcconnell does all the tricky stuntwork for him.
chris o’donnell’s swapped being a movie superhero for a crime fighter in la.