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Chris Diamantopoulos (Greek: Χρήστος "Κρις" Διαμαντόπουλος; born May 9, 1975) is a Canadian actor, voice actor, and comedian. His acting roles include Russ Hanneman in the HBO series Silicon Valley, Moe Howard in the 2012 film The Three Stooges, and the voice of Mickey Mouse in the eponymous television series.[1]

Chris Diamantopoulos
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Diamantopoulos at the 4th Annual Norma Jean Gala in March 2015
Born
Chris Diamantopoulos

(1975-05-09) May 9, 1975 (age 44)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActor, voice actor, comedian
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)
Becki Newton (m. 2005)
Children2

CareerEdit

Diamantopoulos began appearing in TV commercials and professional theatre productions at the age of 9 and by the time he turned 18, he had left home to partake in a series of U.S. national tours.[2] A short time later, he worked on Broadway where he played leading parts in The Full Monty (2002) and Les Misérables (2003).[3] Diamantopoulos attended East York Collegiate Institute.

He portrayed Robin Williams in Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy alongside co-star Erinn Hayes. He has guest-starred in several series, including Kevin Hill, Charmed, The Sopranos, Nip/Tuck and Boston Legal. In 2007, he appeared opposite Debra Messing in The Starter Wife, where he played the role of Rodney, the interior decorator.

Diamantopoulos had a recurring role on State of Mind. He also guest-voiced on American Dad! in 2009.

On the eighth season of 24, he played US President Allison Taylor's Chief of Staff Rob Weiss. He played Frank Sinatra in The Kennedys. Diamantopoulos played Moe Howard in the 2012 The Three Stooges film.

He had recurring roles on the NBC sitcoms Up All Night, as Maya Rudolph's on and off lover, Julian; The Office, as Brian, a former member of the show's documentary film crew; and on Arrested Development, as Marky, Lindsay's face-blind environmentalist boyfriend.

He has recently featured in the UK/US television sitcom Episodes playing the part of TV network boss Castor Sotto, Mr. Chris in the TV adaptation of About a Boy, and billionaire investor Russ Hanneman in Silicon Valley.

In 2017 Diamantopoulos starred in the musical Waitress on Broadway.

On October 11, 2018, it was revealed by TVLine that Diamantopoulos would have a role in the upcoming spinoff pilot for the situation comedy The Middle playing Sue Heck's mercurial, charming and rich boss Nick.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Diamantopoulos grew up splitting his time between Canada and Greece. He is of Greek descent and is a practicing member of the Greek Orthodox church.[5][6]

He met his wife, actress Becki Newton, in a subway station in New York. The couple married on May 12, 2005. Newton gave birth to their first child, a boy, in November 2010.[7] In 2014 they had a girl.[8]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

List of Live-Action performances in film
Year Series Role Notes Source
2000 The Adulterer Dave
2001 Drop Dead Roses Trevor
2006 Wedding Daze William
2007 Three Days to Vegas Laurent Perrier
2009 Under New Management Robert Monte
2012 The Three Stooges Moe Howard
2013 The Art of the Steal Guy de Cornet [9]
2013 Empire State Spiro
2014 Dr. Cabbie Colin Hill
2015 Man Vs. Doug
2017 The Truth About Lies Eric Stone
List of voice performances in film
Year Series Role Notes Source
2015 Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts Green Arrow Direct-to-video [10][11]
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem [10][12]
2016 Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants [10][13]

TelevisionEdit

List of Live-Action performances in television
Year Series Role Notes Source
2002 Law & Order Chris Wilson Episode: "Open Season"
2004 Third Watch Hansen Episode: "Black and Blue"
2004 Frasier Steve Episode: "And Frasier Makes Three"
2004 Nip/Tuck Chad Myers Episode: "Erica Noughton"
2004 Charmed Inspector Davis Episode: "Charmed Noir"
2004 Kevin Hill Gil Hacker Episode: "Love Don't Live Here Anymore"
2004 DeMarco Affairs Ernesto Boticelli TV movie
2004 American Dreams Coach Tom Berg 2 episodes
2005 Jake in Progress Cesar Episode: "Stand by Your Man"
2005 Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy Robin Williams TV movie
2005 Into the Fire NTSB Agent #2 TV movie
2006 Boston Legal Douglas Karnes Episode: "Whose God Is It Anyway?"
2006 The Sopranos Jason Barone Episode: "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh”
2006 52 Fights Rob TV movie
2007 Raines Andrew Carver Episode: "Closure"
2007 The Starter Wife Rodney 6 episodes
2007 State of Mind Phil Erikson 6 episodes
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Oliver Zarco Episode: "The Chick Chop Flick Shop"
2008 The Starter Wife Rodney 10 episodes
2010 24 Rob Weiss 12 episodes
2011 The Kennedys Frank Sinatra Episode: "Bobby's War"
2011–2012 Up All Night Julian 4 episodes
2012 WWE Raw Moe Howard Episode #20.15
2013 Community Reinhold Episode: "Alternative History of the German Invasion"
2013 The Goodwin Games Chad Episode: "The Birds of Granby"
2013 Arrested Development Marky Bark, Davini Spirit 7 episodes
2013 The Office Brian, Cameraman 5 episodes
2014 Hannibal Clark Ingram 2 episodes
2014 High Moon Ian TV movie
2014–2015 About a Boy Mr. Chris 9 episodes
2014–2015 Episodes Caster Sotto 8 episodes
2015 Ellen More or Less Jerry TV movie
2015–2016 Good Girls Revolt Evan Phinnaeus 'Finn' Woodhouse 10 episodes
2015–present Silicon Valley Russ Hanneman 18 episodes
2017 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit David Willard Episode: "Know It All"
2017 A Christmas Story Live! Old Man Parker TV movie
2018 The Dangerous Book for Boys Patrick, Terry McKenna 6 episodes
2018 Let's Get Physical Barry Cross 8 episodes
2018 Sue Sue in the City Nick TV movie
2019 The Twilight Zone Joe Beaumont Episode: "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet" (credited as "The 'Pilot'")
2019 Elementary Jason Wood[14] Episode: "Into the Woods"[15]
2019 Untitled The Middle spinoff Upcoming television series
List of voice performances in television
Year Series Role Notes Source
2006–present American Dad! Donald Sutherland, Robert DeNiro, Abraham Lincoln, others 28 episodes
2013–present Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse 83 episodes [16][17]
2013 Doctor Lollipop Dr. Lollipop Pilot
2013–2018 Family Guy Parker Stanton, Fivel Mousekowitz, Stryker Foxx, Millipede 6 episodes
2015 Batman Unlimited Green Arrow Episodes: "Training Standoff", "No Joke" [10]
2015 BoJack Horseman Additional voices Episode: "Hank After Dark"
2015 Club Penguin: Halloween Panic! Redrum Television Special [10]
2015 Robot Chicken Michael Bay, Fritz Darges Episode: "Zero Vegetables"
2016–18 Skylanders Academy Master Eon,Chompy Mage 38 episodes
2016–present Justice League Action Green Arrow, Nyorlath, H.I.V.E. Master (1st appearance) 8 episodes [10][18][19]
2017 Click, Clack, Moo: Christmas at the Farm Mouse Television film [10]
2017 Justice League Action Shorts Green Arrow, Metallo Episodes: "True Colors", "Super Stakeout"
2018 DuckTales Storkules, Drake Mallard/Darkwing Duck, Melon 5 episodes
2018 Harvey Street Kids Horse, Boy #1 Episode: "Campfire Weekend/Girls Just Wanna Save Fun" [10]
2018 Voltron: Legendary Defender Macidus 2 episodes
2018–present Go Away, Unicorn! Unicorn 15 episodes
2019 Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure "Flynn Ryder"

Video gamesEdit

List of voice performances in Video games
Year Series Role Notes Source
2003 Celebrity Deathmatch Additional voices
2007 300: March to Glory Daxos, Persian Commander, various persians

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Taylor, Blake (June 27, 2013). "Disney Shorts Debut with New Voice for Mickey Mouse". The Rotoscopers. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
  2. ^ "Biography for Chris Diamantopoulos". IMDb. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Chris Diamantopoulos". IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  4. ^ Ausiello, Michael (11 October 2018). "Middle Spinoff: Chris Diamantopoulos Joins ABC Offshoot as Sue's Boss". TVLine. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Under New Management - The Movie : Wall Street Meets Mob Street - Cast". Undernewmanagement-themovie.com. 2009. Archived from the original on 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2014-02-22.
  6. ^ Callum-Penso, Lillia (August 7, 2011). "Local pair puts Book of Revelation on the app". The Greenville News.
  7. ^ "Actress Becki Newton Welcomes Son!". US Weekly. December 9, 2010. Retrieved December 22, 2010.
  8. ^ "Becki Newton: What's In My Bag?". US Weekly. April 22, 2015. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  9. ^ Brooks, Brian (12 January 2012). "Chris Diamantopoulos Joins Cast Of 'The Black Marks'". Deadline. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Chris-Diamantopoulos/
  11. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: First "Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts" Trailer Runs Wild". Comic Book Resources. February 9, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  12. ^ "EXCLUSIVE TRAILER DEBUT: Joker Rules in "Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem"". Comic Book Resources. June 2, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  13. ^ Lam, Steve. "Batman Unlimited: Mechs Vs. Mutants Trailer Premieres". Bam! Smack! Pow!. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  14. ^ https://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/chris-diamantopoulos/credits/193468/
  15. ^ http://ontheflix.com/2019/06/13/elementary-spoilers-for-season-7-june-20-2019-episode-5-revealed/
  16. ^ Taylor, Blake (June 27, 2013). "Disney Shorts Debut with New Voice for Mickey Mouse". The Rotoscopers. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
  17. ^ King, Susan (June 21, 2014). "Russi Taylor, the voice and personality of Minnie Mouse". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  18. ^ Jim Krieg [@jim_krieg] (December 11, 2016). "Listen for Chris Diamantopoulos' brilliant and sonorous voice work. That's when you know Green Arrow is about to sh…" (Tweet). Retrieved December 18, 2016 – via Twitter.
  19. ^ "The Trouble with Truth". Justice League Action.

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