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Chris Bender (film producer)

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Chris Bender (born 1971) is an American film producer whose beginnings were through co-producing American Pie film series based on his own high school experiences.[1] In November 1998, he established the management and production company, Benderspink, with partner J.C. Spink, a fellow alumnus of Bucknell University. They have had a successful first look deal with New Line Cinema[2] for over 15 years. Benderspink also recently inked a first look deal with Universal Cable Productions.[3]

Chris Bender
Born1971 (age 47–48)
OccupationFilm producer

Chris has produced or developed projects that have grown into six franchises in various genres: "Final Destination", “American Pie”, “The Ring”, “Cats & Dogs”, “The Butterfly Effect”, and “The Hangover” series. Eight of his movies have opened to number one, and Chris and JC were nominated for a Golden Globe Award for A History of Violence".[4]

He most recently served as producer on the comedies The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey, We’re the Millers, starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis, and Vacation, a sequel to the original National Lampoon franchise, starring Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, and Chris Hemsworth, all for New Line Cinema.



Year Title Role Notes
1999 American Pie co-producer
2000 Final Destination associate producer
2001 Cats & Dogs executive producer
American Pie 2 co-producer
2002 Cheats producer
2003 American Wedding producer
Blind Horizon co-executive producer
2004 The Butterfly Effect producer
2005 The Ring Two co-executive producer
Monster-in-Law producer
A History of Violence producer
Red Eye producer
Just Friends producer
2006–09 Kyle XY executive producer Television series
2006 The Butterfly Effect 2 producer Direct to video
2008 The Ruins producer
Insanitarium producer
Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous executive producer
2009 Kill Theory producer
The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations producer
The Hangover executive producer
2010 Leap Year producer
2011 I Am Number Four executive producer
Arthur producer
The Hangover Part II executive producer
2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone producer
The Hangover Part III executive producer
We're the Millers producer
2014 Zombeavers producer
2015 Vacation producer
2016 Criminal producer
Tracktown executive producer
2017 Rings executive producer
2018 Under the Silver Lake producer
2019 Polaroid producer
2020 My Spy producer
Mulan producer


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