Christopher Britton (actor)

Christopher Britton is a Canadian film, stage, television and voice actor who is probably best known for his work in X-Men: The Animated Series, in which he was the voice of Mister Sinister. More recently, he has voiced the character of Soichiro Yagami in the English dub of the anime series Death Note and its live action counterpart. He also was the narrator on the Dino Crisis II video game created by Capcom in 2000. He has a regular role as Richard Norton in Da Vinci's Inquest/City Hall, and has acted in several different movies from The Day After Tomorrow to Godsend. He has worked on many different plays and theater productions, including two seasons with the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, and has acted throughout Ontario, Vancouver, and the United States.

Christopher Britton
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Born
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Other namesChris Britton
OccupationActor
Years active1979–present
AgentEdna Talent Management
Spouse(s)
Claudette Jaiko
(m. 1980; div. 1986)

(m. 2006)

BackgroundEdit

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Chris Britton first studied acting as a teenager. For a brief period, an interest in dance led him to become a member of the Judy Jarvis Dance Company, one of the first modern dance companies in Toronto. He graduated from York University with a BFA in theatre. While an undergraduate he was an Associate Fellow of Stong College teaching a course in the life and work of Edward Gordon Craig. Upon graduating he spent two seasons at both the Stratford and Shaw Festivals and worked at regional theaters across Canada. In 1980 Chris started the first Artists Action Network within Amnesty International that worked for the release of imprisoned artists. During the early eighties he studied acting with Uta Hagen in New York City and acted in The Misanthrope directed by Mark Lamos at The Hartford Stage and The Taming of the Shrew at the Astor Place Theater in New York. He returned to Canada to be a member of the Grand Theater Company with Robin Phillips. In the late 80's he landed the role of 'Einstein' in the one actor play and toured Canada, Boston and Louisville, Kentucky. in over 200 performances. In film and television his talents as a character actor can be seen in roles such as the evil Rombout Kemp in Peter Greenaway's Nightwatching, the KKK leader opposite Forest Whitaker in Deacons For Defense, the mad film critic in John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns and in The Final Cut opposite Robin Williams. He has had recurring roles in DaVinci's Inquest, DaVinci's City Hall, Intelligence and Painkiller Jane. His first screenplay Capital Murder, based on the true story of the lawyer who defended the last two men to be executed in Canada was awarded a Fellowship in the Praxis Screenwriting Competition. A second screenplay, The Good Men, an action thriller, was also awarded a Fellowship at Praxis.

Chris Britton lives and works in Vancouver with his wife, actress Gwynyth Walsh and frequently returns to Toronto to work and spend time with his daughter Paget.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1979 The Brood Man In Auditorium
1981 Scanners Hazmat Worker Uncredited
1981 Ticket to Heaven Simon
1986 Maximum Overdrive Drive-thru Teller Voice Voice;
Uncredited
1989 Millennium Council Chamber Member, Buffalo
1989 Whispers Bookseller
1997 Good Will Hunting Executive #2
2001 Judgment Guard
2003 Deacons for Defense William Chase
2004 The Final Cut Jason Monroe
2004 Godsend Dr. Lieber
2004 Flush Richard
2004 The Day After Tomorrow Vorsteen
2006 Death Note Soichiro Yagami Voice; English dub
2006 Silent Hill Adam
2007 Nightwatching Rombout Kemp
2009 No One Knows You Like Your Mother Victor Alberton
2011 Thor: Tales of Asgard Odin[1] Voice
Direct-to-video
2013 Carrie Dr. Dean L. McDuffy
2017 Death Note Aaron Peltz

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1981 The Great Detective Miles Porter Episode: "Skull-Duggery"
1993-97 X-Men Mister Sinister Voice
11 Episodes
1994 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Father Williams Episode: "The Possessed"
1995 TekWar Janus Episode: "Tek Posse"
1998 Silver Surfer Prime Minister Zarek Voice
Episode: "The Forever War"
2002 Mutant X J.K. Bergman Episode: "Sign from Above"
2004-05 Da Vinci's Inquest Richard Norton 8 Episodes
2005 Stargate Atlantis Prenum Episode: "The Siege: Part 2"
2006 Blade Barron Episode: "Conclave"
2007-08 Death Note Soichiro Yagami English Dub
27 Episodes
2011 Mayday Capt. Chesley Sullenberger Episode: "Hudson Splash Down"
2011-12 Iron Man: Armored Adventures Doctor Doom[2] Voice
2 Episodes
2017-18 Riverdale Judge 2 Episodes
2017-19 My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Star Swirl the Bearded[1] Voice
4 Episodes

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man [1]
2000 Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes Uncredited
Dino Crisis II Male Narration [1]
Project I.G.I. 1st truck vocal-effects, Additional Voices
2005 Evil Dead: Regeneration Additional voices
The Matrix: Path of Neo Swordsman Uncredited

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Chris Britton - 10 Character Images". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Marvel Animation Age – The Marvel Animation News Resource". Marvel.toonzone.net. Retrieved 2016-03-09.

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