Brian Forster

Brian A. Forster (born April 14, 1960) is an American former child actor. He is best known as the second actor to play the role of Chris Partridge in the television series The Partridge Family.

Brian Forster
The Partridge Family Brian Forster Circa 1973.JPG
Brian Forster, c. 1968
Brian A. Forster

(1960-04-14) April 14, 1960 (age 60)
Years active1969–1977, 2008


Forster joined The Partridge Family in 1971, replacing Jeremy Gelbwaks,[1] and continued until the show ended in 1974.[2] Chris Partridge was the drummer of the fictional family band. As of 2002/2003, Forster was a race car driver in Northern California, and continued to act in community theater there.[3]

Forster is the son of Jennifer Raine and actor Peter Forster and, through his mother, is a great-great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens. He is also the stepson of actor Whit Bissell and stepgrandson of actor Alan Napier, who portrayed Alfred the Butler in the Batman television series (1966–1968).[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1969 The Brady Bunch The Elf Episode: "Eenie, Meenie, Mommy, Daddy"
1969 Family Affair Boy Episode: "What's Funny About a Broken Leg?"
1971–74 The Partridge Family Chris Partridge 71 episodes
1973 Goober and the Ghost Chasers Chris Partridge (voice) 8 episodes
1974–75 Partridge Family 2200 A.D. Chris Partridge (voice) 16 episodes
1977–78 Fred Flintstone and Friends Chris Partridge (voice) Segment: The Partridge Family in Outer Space
1977 Thanksgiving Reunion with The Partridge Family and My Three Sons Himself TV special
2008 Break a Leg Chris Partridge Episode: "Ghosts, Mimes & Partridges"


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