Chris Diamantopoulos’ Height, Net Worth, Wife Becki Newton



Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of Birth May 9, 1975
Spouse Becki Newton
Fact Brother-in-law of Matt Newton.



Chris Diamantopoulos is a Canadian actor, born on 9 May 1975, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He’s particularly known for his role in the series “Silicon Valley”, and in the film “The Three Stooges”.

Early Life and Education

Information of Christopher Diamantopoulos’ family and early education is undisclosed, though it’s known that he’s of Greek descent, spending his childhood between Greece and Canada.

Chris matriculated from East York Collegiate Institute in Toronto. During his childhood, he started acting in theater and TV commercials, also practicing to become a classical singer.

Career

Broadway

When Chris was 18 years old, he left his home in Toronto to perform in theater tours in Canada and the US. Eventually he landed roles on Broadway, performing in dramas such as the musical “Andrew Lloyd Webber – Music of the Night” in 1995, then starring as Ethan Girard in “The Full Monty”, and in “Les Misérables” as Marius. He then took a long break from Broadway, coming back in 2017 to play Dr. Pomatter in the cast of “Waitress”.

Debut in TV and Films

Chris Diamantopoulos made his film debut as Dave in the 2000 movie “The Adulterer”, followed by his appearance as Trevor in 2001’s movie “Drop Dead Roses”.

However, he found more opportunities on TV, after making his debut in the series “Law & Order”. From then he landed several minor roles in shows such as “Third Watch”, “Frasier”, “Charmed” and “American Dreams”. In 2005 he portrayed famous actor Robin Williams in based-on-real-life TV movie “Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy”, earning critics’ approval for his acting, and a nomination for a Prism Award.

In 2007 Chris landed his first recurring character role in a TV series when he appeared as Rodney in “The Starter Wife”, followed by his character Phil Eriksen in “State of Mind”.

Chris Diamantopoulos

Most Famous Roles

In 2010 Chris was cast to appear in the eight season of FOX’s series “24” as Rob Weiss, Chief of Staff, and one of Diamantopoulos’ most memorable roles on TV.

Diamantopoulos continued appearing in other famous TV series – in 2013 he appeared as cameraman Brian, in the Golden Globe Award winning sitcom “The Office”, centered on Dunder-Mifflin Paper Co.’s employees, and their hilarious and silly everyday life. The same year Chris was cast in “Arrested Development”, portraying Marky Bark’s character, an ostrich farmer and environmentalist who Lindsay Bluth Fünke runs away with.

Another well-known series Chris appeared in was “Silicon Valley”, portraying the Russ Hanneman character inspired by business man Mark Cuban.

When asked about this, Diamantopoulos answered: ‘I know Mark and a few other guys were the inspiration for Russ. The say the best comedy comes from reality. I think the only thing I really borrowed from Mark is his arms folded/smile to the camera pose that he does in the opening credits of “Shark Tank”. I practiced in the mirror for hours.’

Despite the fact that Chris’ career has been mainly focused on TV productions, he’s also known for his role in various movies. However, his most iconic role to date has been as Moe in the film “The Three Stooges”, a modern version of the original comedy-shorts broadcast for the first time by Columbia Pictures in 1934.

In his audition for the role, Chris wore prosthesis and make up to resemble Moe’s character, also putting a lot of work in other aspects: ‘When I first heard about the role, I recognized that there are such differences in the way that we’re put together.  I’m kind of slender and my face doesn’t resemble his at all. It really became a study in standing in front of the mirror and changing my posture and my face and figuring out how can make this work. It wasn’t until I actually bought a wig and put together a padded suit to change my frame that I realized, “oh, I think I can make this happen”.’

Diamantopoulos’ enthusiasm for performing Moe’s character as best as he could, was caused by his own love for the original show: ‘We put so much work, effort and care into recreating the comedy stylings of a trio that, for me personally, represents the better part of the first 15 years of my life.’

Voice Actor

Chris has made himself a name as voice actor too, for his outstanding work in diverse animated productions. In 2006 he started voicing various characters in the animated series “American Dad!” followed by his participation in “Family Guy” as the voices of Parker Stanton, Stryker Foxx and Millipede.

Chris was heard as Green Arrow in various productions such as “Batman Unlimited” and “Justice League Action”, however, Diamantopoulos most notable role as voice actor is in the short series “Mickey Mouse”, voicing the famous mouse created by Walt Disney.

Awards

For his outstanding work as actor, Chris has been nominated for various celebrated awards, such as Behind the Voice Actors Awards, Annie Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards.

Personal Life

Chris met “Ugly Betty” actress Becki Newton in New York, when both were in Times Square subway station. The couple married on 12 May 2005, and is still together.

In 2010, Becki was asked about children by US Magazine: ‘I think someday, when the time is right, it’ll happen’. Later that year in November, the couple welcomed their first child – a boy – and four years later, Becki gave birth to a girl.

In 2015 Becki was interviewed again by US, sharing some tidbits about her maternal life. She revealed that she often wore her baby girl’s accessories when she went to the gym, and that she kept washable markers and wipes with her, as her son was learning to write.

Net Worth

Chris Diamantopoulos has an estimated net worth of $2 million, which is a result of his work as an actor on TV and Broadway and in films.

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Appearance

Chris is a man of white ethnicity, with apparently handsome features, brown hair and eyes. He’s 5ft 9ins (1,75m) tall, and though his weight is unknown, he has a slender build.

Interesting Facts

Chris has been suggested to change his name several times in his career. However, proud of his Greek origin, he’s refused: ‘I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t considered it’. He recalls Kurt Russell suggesting that he change his name to “Chris D” to expand his marketability. ‘I don’t doubt that he had a great point. I gave it SERIOUS consideration, but ultimately the change felt false.’ (…) ‘I like to think that even if you can’t pronounce it, it’s memorable.’

Chris was also asked if he had any problems growing up with a surname like his: ‘I grew up in a predominately Greek neighborhood, so Diamantopoulos was like Smith. Come to think of it, we made fun of Steve Smith a lot.’

Diamantopoulos accidentally hurt himself physically during the filming of “The Three Stooges”: ‘I dislocated my shoulder during a scene, and had to re-enter the scene and slap Curly. We finished, and then, that night, I went to the hospital. And, I broke my finger, trying to poke Larry in the eyes.’ Despite of these mishaps, he enjoyed playing Moe’s character: ‘I had to ice my hands because it would hurt so much when I would slap the guys. But, it was so much fun! I was a kid in a candy store.’

General Info

Full Name Chris Diamantopoulos
Date Of Birth May 9, 1975
Height 1.75 m
Profession Comedian, Voice Actor
Education East York Collegiate Institute

Family

Accomplishments

Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance, Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Movies The Three Stooges, Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem, Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants, Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts, The Art of the Steal, Dr. Cabbie, Wedding Daze, Empire State, Drop Dead Roses, The Truth About Lies, Doctor Lollipop, Under New Management, Protagonist, Disney Mickey Mouse ‘…
TV Shows 24, The Starter Wife, Mork & Mindy, Episodes, Skylanders Academy

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Quotes

# Quote
1 I’m so proud to be the voice of Mickey Mouse in these. Enjoy!
2 I get to play Moe in The Three Stooges (2012). This is the role of a lifetime.

Facts

# Fact
1 His wife, Becki Newton, gave birth to a son, born in Los Angeles in early November, 2010.
2 Brother-in-law of Matt Newton.
3 Classically trained singer.
4 His idols growing up were: Harrison Ford, Errol Flynn, Frank Sinatra, The Three Stooges and Danny Kaye.
5 He is of Greek descent. Greek is his first language.
6 Attended East York Colligiate Institute in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. While in attendance, he successfully played the lead in several school musical productions, such as Anything Goes, and Man of LaMancha.
7 He does an amazing Sean Connery impression.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

Title Year Status Character
The Truth About Lies 2016 post-production Eric Stone
Untitled Three Stooges Sequel announced Moe
American Dad! 2006-2016 TV Series Guy / Italian Man / Man in Supermarket / …
Good Girls Revolt 2015-2016 TV Series Evan Phinnaeus ‘Finn’ Woodhouse / Evan Phinnaeus Woodhouse
Skylanders Academy 2016 TV Series Master Eon
Mickey Mouse 2013-2016 TV Series short Mickey Mouse / Mummy
Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants 2016 Video Green Arrow
Oliver Queen (voice)
Silicon Valley 2015-2016 TV Series Russ Hanneman
Ellen More or Less 2015 TV Movie Jerry
Robot Chicken 2015 TV Series Michael Bay
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem 2015 Video Green Arrow (voice)
About a Boy 2014-2015 TV Series Mr. Chris
BoJack Horseman 2015 TV Series
Man Vs. 2015 Doug
Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts 2015 Video Green Arrow (voice)
Batman Unlimited 2015 TV Series Green Arrow
Episodes 2014-2015 TV Series Castor Sotto
Family Guy 2013-2015 TV Series Millipede
High Moon 2014 TV Movie Ian
Dr. Cabbie 2014 Colin
Hannibal 2014 TV Series Clark Ingram
Doctor Lollipop 2013 Short Dr. Lollipop (voice)
The Art of the Steal 2013 Guy de Cornet
The Goodwin Games 2013 TV Series Chad
Arrested Development 2013 TV Series Marky Bark / Divine Spirit
The Office 2013 TV Series Brian / Cameraman
Empire State 2013 Spiro
Community 2013 TV Series Reinhold
The Three Stooges 2012 Moe
Up All Night 2011-2012 TV Series Julian
The Kennedys 2011 TV Mini-Series Frank Sinatra
24 2010 TV Series Rob Weiss
Under New Management 2009 Robert Monte
The Starter Wife 2008 TV Series Rodney
Eli Stone 2008 TV Series Jake McCann
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2007 TV Series Oliver Zarco
State of Mind 2007 TV Series Phil Eriksen, MD
Phil Ericksen, MD
The Starter Wife 2007 TV Mini-Series Rodney
Raines 2007 TV Series Andrew Carver
300: March to Glory 2007 Video Game Daxos
Persian Commander
Various Persians (voice)
Three Days to Vegas 2007 Laurent Perrier
52 Fights 2006 TV Movie Rob
Boston Legal 2006 TV Series Douglas Karnes
Wedding Daze 2006 William
The Sopranos 2006 TV Series Jason Barone
Into the Fire 2005 TV Movie NTSB Agent #2
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy 2005 TV Movie Robin Williams
Jake in Progress 2005 TV Series Cesar
DeMarco Affairs 2004 TV Movie Ernesto Boticelli
Kevin Hill 2004 TV Series Gil Hacker
American Dreams 2004 TV Series Coach Tom Berg
Charmed 2004 TV Series Inspector Davis
Nip/Tuck 2004 TV Series Chad Myers
Frasier 2004 TV Series Steve
Third Watch 2004 TV Series Hanson
Celebrity Deathmatch 2003 Video Game voice
Law & Order 2002 TV Series Chris Wilson
Drop Dead Roses 2001 Trevor
The Adulterer 2000 Dave

Soundtrack

Title Year Status Character
Mickey Mouse 2016 TV Series short performer – 1 episode
Eli Stone 2008 TV Series performer – 1 episode

Self

Title Year Status Character
The Talk 2012 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series Himself – Guest
WWE Raw 2012 TV Series Moe
Protagonist 2007 Documentary Ancient Greek Narrator (voice)

Awards

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2016 BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical Short Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem (2015)
2014 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance Mickey Mouse (2013)
2014 Annie Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production Mickey Mouse (2013)
2014 BTVA Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Breakthrough Voice Actor of the Year
2014 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series – Children’s/Educational Mickey Mouse (2013)
2006 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy (2005)
2005 Gemini Gemini Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy (2005)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia


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