Childhood & Early Life
Christopher Mintz-Plasse was born on June 20, 1989, in Woodland Hills, California, to Ray and Ellen Plasse. While his father comes from a Christian family, his mother belongs to a Jewish family.
Mintz-Plasse is the great-grandson of American film producers Charles Mintz and MJ Winkler. The latter, his great-grandmother, holds an important place in the early development of animation films in Hollywood.
He studied at El Camino High School from 2003 to 2007. He is into acting since an early age. He was part of his school’s improv team as well as he had begun acting in the first grade.
Christopher Mintz-Plasse got his first big break in Hollywood in 2007 with the coming-of-age teen comedy film ‘Superbad’. He played the role of McLovin, which earned him praise from critics and audience.
He was next in David Wain’s comedy movie ‘Role Models’ in 2008. He appeared alongside Seann William Scot and Paul Rudd in the film..
His next movie was also a comedy, ‘Year One’ (2009), directed by Harold Ramis. He portrayed the comic version of Issac, a biblical figure. He shared the screen with actors such as Jack Black, Michael Cera, Paul Rudd, and Olivia Wilde.
In 2010, he was part of ‘Kick-Ass’, where he played the role of Red Mist, a.k.a. Chris D'Amico. The director of the movie, Matthew Vaughn, said the role of Red Mist was to be a minor one until he noticed the talent of Mintz-Plasse.
In the same year, he lent his voice to animation movies. First, he voiced the character of Fishlegs Ingerman in ‘Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon’ and ‘How to Train Your Dragon’. Later in May, he voiced Giuseppe, a Chinese Crested Dog, in ‘Marmaduke’.
In 2011, he again voiced the character of Fishlegs Ingerman in two movies of the franchise ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ – ‘Gift of the Night Fury’ and ‘Book of Dragons’. He also starred in the remake of Tom Holland’s ‘Fright Night’.
In 2012, Mintz-Plasse appeared as himself in ‘The Far Cry Experience’, a web series. The series was based on the events that preceded those of ‘Far Cry 3’, an action-adventure video game.
From 2012 to 2018, he was in ‘DreamWorks Dragons’, a TV series part of ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise. He also lent his voice to the character of Alvin in ‘ParaNorman’, an animated comedy-horror film.
In 2013, Mintz-Plasse appeared as a fictionalized version of himself in ‘This is the End’, a disaster black comedy. Others, including Seth Rogen, Rihanna, Channing Tatum, and Michael Cera, also appeared as a fictionalized version of themselves. In the same year, he reprised his role of Chris D'Amico in ‘Kick-Ass 2’. He was also a part of ‘Movie 43’ in the segment called ‘Middleschool Date’.
In 2014, Mintz-Plasse became a part of the ‘Neighbors’ film series, playing the character of Scoonie. He would go on to reprise the role in ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’ in 2016. He voiced Fishlegs Ingerman in ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’.
In 2016, he starred in ‘Get a Job’, a Dylan Kidd’s comedy film. The movie originally shot in 2012, was released in 2016 and the cast included stars such as Bryan Cranston, Alison Brie, Anna Kendrick, among others.
In 2016, he also appeared in three episodes of ‘Flaked’, a comedy TV series, playing the role of Topher. He also lent his voice in ‘Trolls’, a musical comedy. He went on to reprise his role of ‘King Gristle’ in the movie for the TV film, ‘Trolls Holiday’ in 2017.
From 2016 to 2017, he played the role of Clark Roberts, in the TV series, ‘The Great Indoors’. The show was cancelled after one season.
In 2017, he was seen in ‘The Disaster Artist’, an autobiographical movie based on the friendship of actors Tommy Wiseau and Sestero.
In 2019, Mintz-Plasse again voiced Fishlegs Ingerman in film, ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’. He is also starring in an upcoming film, ‘Promising Young Woman’.
Family & Personal Life
Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s father worked as a mailman and his mother was a school counsellor. He has a brother and a sister.
Not much is known about Mintz-Plasse’s dating life as he has kept it quite secretive. He was linked with actress Chloë Grace Moretz, but it was rubbished as rumors.
In 2016, rumours surrounding his sexual orientation arose after the ‘Superbad’-star posted a pic online kissing another guy. In the background were religious banners protesting against homosexuality. A few days after the controversy, fans speculated that he had posted the pic in support of homosexuals.