Chris was born on March 13, 1972, in Clinton, NC and graduated from Terry Sanford Senior High School in Fayetteville, NC in 1990. He began his acting career with the Sampson Regional Theatre, Clinton, NC in its production of Annie in 1984. He later participated in various productions at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church, Fayetteville, NC, including its long running annual production of The Singing Christmas Tree, as both a performer and musician. Upon retirement from Federal Service with the Department of Veteran Affairs, he resumed his acting career in 2019 with his first appearance on the CW's Black Lightning Series and continues to film in a variety of roles.