Produced in Illinois in 1970, celebrity Chris O’Donnell went from modeling to little television components to picture. He realized silver screen stardom with 1992’s Scent of a Woman, starring opposite Al Pacino and earning a Golden Globe Award nod because of his performance. More movies followed, including two Batman hits, along with a stint on Broadway. More lately, O’Donnell, now a married father of five, located a long-term TV house on the hit show NCIS: Los Angeles.
Standing out from his six older siblings, by the time he reach adolescence, O’Donnell had become a model.
Print work as well as an area television advertisements led O’Donnell to getting his first real acting job: a little part on an episode ABC’s Jack and Mike in 1986. Four years after, the actor found himself working in movie, impersonating Jessica Lange’s son in Men Don’t Leave. Films such as Fried Green Tomatoes and School Ties followed.
The part earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination (best performance by an actor in a supporting character), as well as the film offers kept on coming.
Between acting jobs, O’Donnell was able to study at Loyola Academy in Chicago as well as the University of California, Los Angeles, before graduating from Boston College with a diploma in advertising in 1995. The exact same year, he handled the part of Robin/Dick Grayson in Batman Forever.
After donning a cape as Boy Wonder, Chris O’Donnell stepped away in the limelight to concentrate on his private life. The couple had their first of five kids jointly in 1999, the exact same year that O’Donnell returned to making films. His film credits from this interval contain Cookie’s Fortune, Vertical Limit and The Bachelor, the latter of which he also produced (with his production firm, George Street Films).
O’Donnell went on to find new playing land—the theater stage—starring in a production of Arthur Miller’s The Man Who Had All the Luck, which finally ended up on Broadway in 2002.
The performer subsequently analyzed the waters for something more long-term, landing the part of undercover agent G. Callen on a special episode of the popular CBS show NCIS. O’Donnell earned additional credits through the series’ fourth season, taking on directing work as well as his recurring role as Callen. In 2013, the performer/director was busy filming his fifth season of NCIS: Los Angeles (premiering in the fall of 2013) while eagerly expecting more directing work.