|Chris D’Elia Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||March 29, 1980|
Chris D’Elia is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and podcast host who is best known for portraying characters such as Bill Stankowski in the comedy-drama TV series Glory Daze (2010–2011), Alex Miller in the sitcom Whitney (2011–2013), Danny Burton in the sitcom Undateable (2014–2016), Kenny in the medical drama TV series The Good Doctor (2017–2018), and Henderson in the psychological thriller TV series You (2019). Between 2012 and 2015, he had co-hosted the Ten Minute Podcast, and in February 2017, he had started hosting the weekly podcast Congratulations with Chris D’Elia, which has charted in the ‘Top 20 Comedy Podcasts’ in several countries. In January 2013, he had launched a parody rap album titled Such Is Life, as MC Chank Smith.
Christopher William D’Elia
Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
Beachwood Canyon, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Chris had graduated, in 1998, from the La Cañada High School in La Cañada Flintridge, California. After his high school graduation, he had joined New York University to study acting but had dropped out after a year.
Stand-Up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Podcast Host
- Father – Bill D’Elia (Screenwriter, TV Producer, Director, Actor)
- Mother – Ellie D’Elia (née Dombroski) (Interior Decorator)
- Siblings – Matt D’Elia (Younger Brother) (Filmmaker, Actor)
- Others – Carmela Pacelli (Maternal Grandmother)
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
82 kg or 181 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Chris has dated –
- Emily Montague (2002–2010) – Chris began dating actress Emily Montague in 2002 and the couple got married on July 29, 2006. They eventually parted ways in 2010.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Polish and Italian descent on his mother’s side and Italian descent on his father’s side.
- Lanky frame
- Center-parted, neck-length, tousled hair
- Sports a rugged beard
- Affable smile
- Raised left eyebrow
Chris D’Elia Facts
- Born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey, he had completed his high schooling in Los Angeles as his family had moved there when he was 12 years old. While he was still in high school, he had been selected to play the character of Luke Sarison in a couple of episodes of the medical drama TV series Chicago Hope (1996–1997).
- Between this and 2004, he had had only one other acting role, and during this downtime, he had written several scripts and material for stand-up comedy. He had decided to seriously pursue a stand-up comedy career in 2005.
- He affectionately refers to the listeners of his Congratulations with Chris D’Elia podcast as ‘Babies’.
- As of December 2020, all 4 of his stand-up comedy specials – White Male Black Comic (2013), Incorrigible (2015), Man On Fire (2017), and No Pain (2020) – were directed by his father Bill D’Elia.
- In an April 2018 episode of his podcast, he had imitated rapper Eminem and praised him as one of the greatest rappers of all time. His work was received positively by fans which led him to perform the imitation twice more – in September 2018 (in his car) and January 2019 (in his garage). In May 2019, rapper Logic‘s single titled Homicide, featuring Eminem, had included the audio clip from Chris’ car video. Chris was then included in a pivotal role in the music video of the song.
Featured Image by Chris D’Elia / Instagram