Chris is a puppeteer, actor, builder, and entertainer who has been living and working in New York City for over a decade. Since his completion of the Studio conservatory program at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy he has been working in a variety of creative mediums. Chris has worked with networks such as Disney, NBC, Universal Kids, Warner Bros, Nickelodeon, MTV, PBS, and brands such as Crunch Fitness, Charmin, Emblem Health, Twitter, LinkedIn, New York Public Library, Macy's, Bank of America, Ghostery, and more!
His work in puppetry, acting, and event entertainment has allowed him to perform on national television, and on stage off-broadway and throughout the NYC area, as well as touring throughout North America. As a performer, director, and content creator Chris's work has been seen by millions online, and been put on stage at various venues throughout the city.
Highlights from Chris' puppetry work include starring as Tigger in the original off-broadway cast of Disney's Winnie the Pooh, as well as in the Emmy-nominated preschool series Snug's House as the puppeteer and voice of Snug the puppy on NBC's Universal Kids Network. Catch Snug with his best friends Carly and TJ as well as special guests such as Dolly Parton, Jimmy Fallon, Isla Fischer, the Wiggles and more on the Universal Kids YouTube Channel and all VOD services!
Chris' puppetry and acting has been featured in commercials for Crunch Fitness, Birkenstoks, Emblem Health, and Circus Hill, on television shows: Pixar in Real Life, Today, Cake Boss, Moms with Attitude, Celebrity Wife Swap, & MTV's Story Pig, in short films: Midair, Tweetin' Donald, Dragons to Dinosaurs, First Prize (HBO) and in the feature films The Fracktoplots and Moon Quest.
Chris performs the Mighty T-Rex and has served as Lead Puppeteer at Field Station: Dinosaurs since 2012 where he brings the 15 ft long, 100 lb mechanical dinosaur puppet to life and has taught tens of thousands of kids about dinosaurs and science. Over the years Chris has starred in, developed, and directed many shows for the Field Station including directing/building the puppets for Dinosaur Daredevil: Archaeopteryx Cleared for Takeoff- a black light puppet musical featuring a cast of over 30 puppets. Field Station: Dinosaurs will open again in May 2023.
Chris worked with the Jim Henson Company on the first national tour of Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy's Big Adventure under director John Tartaglia. Recently Chris joined Teatro SEA for a two week engagement of La Cucarachita Martina at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, GA. Other theatrical puppetry credits include: Los Grises/The Grey Ones (Teatro SEA/The Whitney Museum), Pirate Song and Helping Draw (Up in Arms), Habitat Heroes (Seventh Generation), Amaze Lights (Parallel Exit), Dante's Inferno (The Brick Theater), Abominable Fancy (Hudson Guild Theatre), The Little Mermaid (Standard Toykraft.)
As a human actor on stage Chris' credits include face character work at Macy's Santaland on 34th Street, The Butterfingers Angel and Laughter on the 23rd Floor with theater troupe By the Mummers, the national tour of Box Out Bullying, voicing various characters in Krampusnacht, a staged radio play with March Forth Productions, and appearing in The History of Toys with the Toy Museum of NY as a Swing.
In addition to performing, Chris has served as a puppet designer, builder, and wrangler for many productions such as Disney's Winnie the Pooh, Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Chris is currently serving as the Puppet Repair Fabricator on Little Shop of Horrors off-broadway. See more here.