Chris Krauser was born Christopher Allan Krauser on September 8th 1977in Sylvania Ohio. His father Christopher Paul Krauser is Polish andGerman who previously owned a business and raced cars with Porsche. Hismother Jeanne is half Italian and grew up in Southern Californiaattending the Hollywood High School. His great grandfather Steve on hisdad's side was from Warsaw Poland and his grandmother was from RomeItaly on his mom's side.
His great, great uncle Alfred was a WWIfighter pilot back in Germany. Chris spent time between both statesOhio and California but mostly stayed in Ohio until August of 2002. Once in a while with his family he visited his grandmother who lived onVenice Beach until the early 1990's where she owned a home. He attended Ladyfield, a Catholic private grade school in Toledo whichis in Northwest Ohio. During this time he got into some trouble atschool and received bad grades.
Growing up at an early age he startedlifting weights after his father gave him his first barbell set. As ayouth and a teen he won a few small powerlifting tournaments in themiddleweight and light heavyweight class of 160 - 176 and 177 - 189lbs. He became an avid weightlifter sometimes exercising most of the day. From an early age he dreamed of becoming a bodybuilder up until about19 years old but then that dream seem to fade away. He realized havinga more lean frame was more attractive to have than a stockier one andin general more healthier.
Around that time while academicallystruggling at St. Francis De Sales Catholic High School he thoughtabout becoming a model or an actor instead but waited until after HighSchool to do so. While attending St Francis during his Freshman andSophomore years he wrestled but won only 1 match, his last one in thatperiod of two years and took a pretty tough beating. He wrestledbriefly but left during his junior year after struggling to maintainthe 112 lbs weight class. He struggled in school getting poor gradesand detested his home life while staying with his parents.
Liftingweights and exercising pretty much helped him survive through much ofthis period during which he had many faltered relationships. Whileattending the University of Toledo he dropped out of Business Schoolduring the beginning of the third year with around 70 credits. Wantingto explore a different route and attempting to get his feet wet withsome experience he tried acting at the University Of Bowling Green. With the help from the instructor of the class, after trying out for afew plays like Othello and Macbeth by Shakespeare he found acting notas he expected. He dropped out of acting after a year and then left theUniversity.
Still wanting to try acting but not Shakespeare, whileworking at a job he meet a friend whom helped him get his first smallacting role in the film called Ice Cold Fear filmed in 2001 playing abeach bum. The film didn't get released until years later. During thistime an interest in guitar and piano music came about. He quicklylearned how to play piano and even took lessons as a kid. He wrote afew pieces of music during an early period in his life.
The guitarbecame less of an interest but that to still stuck with him until hehad to sell it for money. At the same time he started writing his firstscreenplay and briefly modeled some clothes for Dilliard's while alsoworking there at 21. He went to New York and tried out for Next ModelManagement but couldn't come back due to financial situations. Duringhis childhood he encountered a few traumatic experiences like fallingoff a moving boat and had several severe car accidents. During the summer of 2000 and 2001 he traveled to Canada to be an extrain a film and auditioned for two agencies but didn't really accomplishmuch during that period.
During 2001 he signed up with TVI ActorsStudio Showcase and flew to Los Angeles for two weeks. During the twoweek showcase he made a few contacts and meet a few agents but didpoorly. His acting was not good nor was he prepared during the time ofthe showcase because he never had really ever done anything like thatespecially in front of that many professional people. He came home atthe end of 2001. But feeling that Ohio was not the right place to livethe rest of his life he decided to move to Los Angeles.
He saved upsome money and sold some of his belongings. While working at the HomeDepot took a transfer from Toledo Ohio to 2000 miles across the countryto another store in Southern California. He packed up his stuff anddrove 55 hours with a friend to Altadena California. Shortly afterarriving rent prices went up and he couldn't afford his place. So helived anywhere he could.
He also worked many different jobs in LA as aserver, bus boy, putting together electrical components at a warehouse,a doorman at Club Lotus and a dishwasher at local restaurant chainwhich went out of business. He slept mostly in his car for some of 2002to the end of almost 2005. He lived outside the Walmart and around thecorner or near the Home Depot wear he was working. While sleeping inhis vehicle outside a Car Max for 3 months people would shout and throwthings at his car to make him leave the lot but he never did and a fewtimes he found his tires flat. In order to keep his circulation goingor get enough exercise he would get out and run around his car for anhour and do push ups during the night time after work.
A number oftimes got arrested but let go after he explained to local policeofficers his situation some of which would actually come back and checkup on him to make sure he was okay. He would take showers at a nearbygymnasium and clean himself up. Finally a family member in late 2005helped him get an apartment in Van Nuys. During the beginning of 2004he signed up with Central Casting as well as a few other extra castingagencies to earn some extra money while also working a regular day job. He worked almost everyday 5 to 6 days a week for the next few years onthe film sets willing to do almost anything to get a job.
He was firedfrom Central Casting in 2009 while on set during an assigned week forCriminal Minds. Unfortunately he had to leave on an family emergencybut they didn't seem to understand the circumstances. During a musicclass he took with one of the top composers in Hollywood he got to playhis one of his piano music sonatas in front an entire filled room. After just a few minutes Mr. Young quoted saying," He has a lot oftalent.
" But also stated "A good lesson in jazz might might helpful. "He got a few small roles from 2004 - 2008. He got to play a SwatOfficer in the TV series C. S. I Miami and F.
B. I. Special Agent EddieVelasco in Dexter. In The World's Most Astonishing News!(Sekai GyotenNews!) playing a Lead Detective in one of the episodes during 2009. Inthe TV Movie Surviving Terror 2008 he played the role of Tario GuardShivago while being filmed at Ontario Airport.
He signed a fewcontracts with some agencies but dropped out due to financialconstraints and decided he needed something steadier. At the same timehe quite his regular day job and took a vendor job which took him allover southern California. A year later after quitting that job hereturned to the Home Depot working at the Hollywood Store on SunsetBlvd for half a year during 2006. He then started writing a fewscreenplays and at the same time got hired as a Car Salesman atUniversal City Nissan near Universal Studios. After he parted ways withUniversal City Nissan he started a program at a nursing schoolgraduating in 2011 as a licensed nurse.
He currently is finishing hisRegistered Nursing somewhere in Southern California with a degree. .
|1||A Warriors Heart||2011||as Military Police (MP)|
|2||Chelsea Lately||2007||as Himself - Audience Member|
|3||CSI: Miami||2002||as Probation Security Officer|
|4||Dexter||2006||as F.B.I Special Task Force Agent|
|5||Moonlight||2007||as L.A.P.D. Fully Uniformed Cop|
|6||Darkstorm||2009||as Soldier 1|
|7||Ice Cold Fear||2006||as Beach Bum - Beer Commercial Segment|
|8||LA Blues||2007||as Bartender|
|9||One Day Like Rain||2007||as Party Goer|
|10||Spring Breakdown||2009||as Hot Frat Guy|
|11||Surviving Terror||2008||as Tario Security Guard Shivago|
|12||The Bare Minimal||2017||as Rick Summerfield/St. Michael|
|13||The Claim||2000||as Nazi|
|14||CSI: NY||2004||as New York Pedstrian|
|15||Eleventh Hour||2008||as Security Guard|
|16||Entourage||2004||as Hollywood Reporter #1|
|18||Lie to Me||2009||as City Patrol Officer|
|20||Monk||2002||as Uniformed Cop|
|21||Sekai Gyoten News||2000||as Lead Detective|
|22||Shark||2006||as Assistant Laboratoy Techician|
|23||Side Order of Life||2007||as Mail Room Clerk|
|25||The Game||2006||as Himself|
|26||The Unit||2006||as Agent|
|27||Without a Trace||2002||as Reporter/Boom Operator/Witness/Searcher/Cameraman|
|28||Womens Murder Club||2007||as Police Officer|