Chris Geere Biography


Birthday: March 18, 1981 (Pisces)

Born In: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

Chris Geere is an English actor who is best known for playing Jimmy Shive-Overly in the FXX comedy-drama series 'You're the Worst' and Roger Clifford in the urban fantasy mystery film 'Detective Pikachu'. Another of his most remembered roles was as Matt Wilding on the British school drama series 'Waterloo Road'. Starting with a background in theatre, he has worked regularly in both the British and American entertainment industries. Apart from numerous guest appearances, he also had recurring roles in series such as 'Bombshell', 'Pete Versus Life', 'The Spa', 'Trollied', 'Modern Family' and 'This Way Up'. His small list of film credits includes 'Blood and Chocolate', 'Cleanskin', 'After Earth', 'The Last Showing', 'Urge', 'Deadtectives', and 'The Festival', as well as the direct-to-video movies 'The Prince and Me 3: A Royal Honeymoon' and 'The Prince and Me 4: The Elephant Adventure', where he played King Edvard a.k.a. Eddie.
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British Celebrities Born In March

Also Known As: Christopher William Geere

Age: 42 Years, 42 Year Old Males


Spouse/Ex-: Jennifer Sawdon (m. 2010)

children: Freddie Geere

Born Country: England

Actors British Men

Height: 6'1" (185 cm), 6'1" Males

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education: Perins School

Chris Geere, who acted in plays and musicals as a teenager, got his first professional role in 2004, when he appeared in the very small role of a spear-holder in a production of 'All's Well That Ends Well', starring Dame Judi Dench, for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He went on to appear in small roles in films like 'Wondrous Oblivion' and 'Blood and Chocolate', and on television series such as 'Band of Brothers', 'TLC', 'Casualty', 'Trust', 'Adventure Inc.', 'The Bill', 'Family Affairs' and 'Bombshell'. However, he first gained recognition on British television after being cast in the main role of Matt Wilding on the school-drama 'Waterloo Road', on which he appeared for 60 episodes between 2007-09 and 2011-12.
He continued to make guest appearances on several other television shows, including 'EastEnders', 'Hollyoaks', 'Doctors', 'Death in Paradise' and 'Outnumbered', and had a recurring role on 'The Spa' and 'Trollied'. In films, he had small roles in Sean Bean's 'Cleanskin' and Will Smith's 'After Earth'. In 2014, he began appearing in the lead role of self-involved writer Jimmy Shive-Overly in the American comedy-drama series 'You're the Worst', which earned him international audience. After the series ended following five successful seasons in 2019, he acted as Roger Clifford, alongside Ryan Reynolds, in the Pokémon film 'Detective Pikachu'. In the recent years, he also had recurring roles in 'Modern Family' and 'This Way Up'.
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Beyond Fame
Chris Geere is known for playing wild and crazy characters, which include one of his most famous roles, the hilariously stupid Jimmy Shive-Overly in 'You're the Worst', about whom he said: "I loved him at some bits, I felt sorry for him at other bits, and I hated him lot of the time." During an interview with BBC about his character Matt Wilding on 'Waterloo Road' in 2007, Chris Geere mentioned that while he also thinks a lot like Matt, he is very open about himself in contrast to Matt who keeps to himself. He also told BBC that his school reports mentioned that he had a tendency to be easily distracted. To cure his "thinking" issue, he meditates twice each day, 10 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the night, using a citrine orb given to him by his manager. Geere who is finally happy to appear in the Pokémon movie that his son can enjoy, is also eager to play Doctor Who, or a big villain who is seemingly friendly and harmless but turns out to be "an absolute psycho".
Family & Personal Life
Christopher William Geere was born on March 18, 1981, in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. Because his father had a job reviving failing newspapers, he lived in various places across the UK while growing up, and also spent short stints in Hong Kong and Phoenix, Arizona. He was primarily raised in the Winchester area of Hampshire, where his family still lives, and later settled in Putney, a district in southwest London.
He was a good student, but did not excel in any particular subject. While he was interested in art, he was not sure about future goals until his drama teacher at school, Angela Mackie, convinced him to play the lead role in his school's production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. At about 14, he appeared in a musical version of the 1980 coming-of-age romantic comedy film 'Gregory's Girl'. He was later selected into the Guildford School of Acting ahead of nearly three thousand other applicants. He moved to the United States in 2017.
Chris Geere married jazz singer, songwriter and pianist Jennifer Sawdon in 2010. They have a son named Freddie, who was born in 2012. Following the birth of their son, he and his wife became involved in an infant-feeding program, "breastfeeding buddies", at Wythenshawe Hospital that attempted to encourage women to breastfeed their babies. He currently lives with his wife and son in Manchester.

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