Christopher Tyler "Chris" Young (born April 28, 1971) is an American actor, producer and director.

Life and career

Young was born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Judy (née Kreutz), a teacher and librarian, and Dick Young, a businessman.[1] Young's show business career started at the age of 15 when he played Bryce Lynch, a child computer hacker prodigy, in the Max Headroom science fiction television series. He starred in many other television shows and several feature length films thereafter including PCU, Book of Love and The Great Outdoors.

Further to his acting, Young co-produced and starred in the NBC movie Killing Mr. Griffin in 1997, produced The Proud Family Movie in 2005 for the Disney Channel and supervised post-production for the romantic comedy Marigold. Young has also been affiliated with the music industry, having produced twelve music videos for American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson's 2006 tour, producing and directing thirteen music videos for American girl group Slumber Party Girls and directing the music video "Struggle" for indie pop band Ringside.


Year Film Role Notes
1988 She's Having a Baby Buck from The Great Outdoors Uncredited
The Great Outdoors Buck Ripley
1990 The Runestone Jacob
Book of Love Jack Twiller
1991 December Stuart Brayton
1993 Warlock: The Armageddon Kenny Travis
1994 In the Living Years Crispy Alternative title: Letter to Dad
Deep Down Andy Alternative title: Conversations in Public Places
PCU Tom Lawrence
1997 The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue Rob (Voice) Direct-to-video release
1998 Falling Sky Kyle
The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars Rob (Voice) Direct-to-video release
1001 Nights
2006 The Need
Year Title Role Notes
1987–1988 Max Headroom Bryce Lynch 14 episodes
1988 Jake's Journey Jake Television movie
Dance 'til Dawn Dan Lefcourt Television movie
1989 Live-In Danny Mathews 9 episodes
Falcon Crest Chris Agretti 4 episodes
1990–1991 Married People Allen Campbell 12 episodes
1992 Breaking the Silence Kenny Becker Television movie
1993 Crime & Punishment 1 episode
1994 MacShayne: The Final Roll of the Dice Bernard Pinsky Television movie
Runaway Daughters Bob Randolph Television movie
1995 Friends Steven Fisherman 1 episode
Dave's World Smitty 1 episode
1996 Minor Adjustments Brandon 1 episode
Married... with Children Jackson 1 episode
1997 Life with Louie Voice roles 3 episodes
Killing Mr. Griffin Jeff Television movie
Step By Step Chip Dahlgren 1 episode
1998 The Adventures of A.R.K.
Director, unknown episodes
1999–2000 The New Adventures of A.R.K.
Director, 9 episodes
2005 The Proud Family Movie
Television movie


  1. "Chris Young Biography (1971-)". Retrieved 27 November 2009. 

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