Chris D’Elia Biography
Chris D’Elia is an American stand-up comedian, actor, podcaster, and writer. He is best known for playing Alex Miller on the NBC sitcom Whitney; Danny Burton on the sitcom Undateable, also on NBC; and Kenny on the ABC television series The Good Doctor.
While in high school, Chris started his early acting career having some guest starring parts on Chicago Hope. He attended college at New York University where he studied acting.
Chris dropped out after a year because he really did not like college. After D’elia dropped out of college, he appeared in a movie that went straight to DVD. At the time of his downtime as an actor, he started writing scripts. Chris decided to do stand-up comedy, which he had always wanted to do.
He has been doing stand-up comedy since 2006. Chris considers himself to be a stand-up comedian who acts.
Chris D’Elia Age
Christopher D’Elia was born on the 29th of March 1980 in Montclair, New Jersey.
Chris D’Elia Height
D’Elia stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches tall, which is the same as 1.87 in metric units.
Chris D’Elia Family | Dad
D’Elia was born the son of a TV producer and director Bill D’Elia (father), and interior decorator Ellie D’Elia (mother). He was raised up along with his younger brother, a filmmaker/actor Matt D’Elia. He was raised in up Montclair, New Jersey until age twelve, his family moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of 12.
Chris D’Elia Wife
D’Elia got married to actress Emily Montague and divorced in 2010, there is no much information about his love life.
Chris D’Elia Education
He was enrolled and later graduated from La Cañada High School in 1998, he then joined the New York University and studied acting although he dropped out after a year because he didn’t like college.
Chris D’Elia Stand Up
D’Elia got to be featured has been featured on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and Comedy Central Presents as well as on Showtime’s Live Nude Comedy. He got to be introduced to a broader audience as a regular on the series Glory Daze, which ran for one season on TBS, playing “the Oracle”, William Stankowski. He was also originally only cast for the pilot but they made him a series regular. D’Elia went on co-starring in the NBC comedy series Whitney, opposite comedian Whitney Cummings for two seasons.
He was also one of three hosts of the Ten Minute Podcast, along with Bryan Callen and Will Sasso. D’Elia released a parody rap album as MC “Chank Smith,” releasing a debut album called “Such Is Life” that was produced by Mr. Green in 2013. The same year he first one-hour stand-up special, White Male Black Comic, aired on Comedy Central. It was being directed by his father. In May 2014, D’Elia was cast in the lead role of the NBC sitcom Undateable, which premiered on May 29, 2014. Bill Lawrence is the executive producer.
His show is a multi-camera sitcom with a live audience based on the book Undateable: The 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won’t Be Dating or Having Sex by Ellen Rakieten and Anne Coyle. The show as well often incorporates improv, with D’Elia playing Oscar to Brent Morin’s straight-man Felix à la The Odd Couple. The cast of the show as well includes stand-up comics who were good friends before the show. He was cast in 2015 by Bill Lawrence together with, Brent Morin, Ron Funches, and Rick Glassman on a series of the stand-up tour date to promote the show. He currently works as a director and an executive producer for the television series, Grand Hotel, which airs on ABC.
Chris D’elia Podcast
D’elia has hosted the weekly podcast Congratulations with Chris D’Elia since February 2017. the podcast has charted in the top 20 comedy podcasts in multiple countries. Listeners of Congratulations with Chris D’Elia are often referred to as ‘Babies’.
He has heavily influenced other podcasts by his style. The podcasts include: The Fighter and the Kid, hosted by friend Bryan Callen and former MMA fighter turned E! host Brendan Schaub
Chris D’Elia Eminem
Chris imitated rapper Eminem and made fun of Eminem’s middle-aged fans on an April 2018 episode of his Congratulations podcast. He was conceding that Eminem was “one of the best rappers of all time”.
A positive reaction to that imitation led D’Elia to imitate Eminem’s rapping again in videos he posted online in September 2018 (in his car) and January 2019 (in his garage).
Chris D’Elia Net Worth
D’Elia has an estimated net worth of $16 million dollars although there are also claims the value of Chris D’Elia’s asset value is bigger than this figure.
Chris D’elia Movies
- 2019 – Life in a Year
- 2018 – Half Magic
- 2017 – Band Aid
- The Female Brain
- Little Evil
- 2016 – XOXO[
- 2015 – Flock of Dudes
- 2013 – Funny: The Documentary
- 2012 – Celeste and Jesse Forever
- 2005 – Bad Girls from Valley High
- 2005 – Crazylove
- 2004 – Almost
- TBA – Army of the Dead
Chris D’elia TV Shows
- 2019 – Comedians of the World
Huge in France
- 2018 – Alone Together
- 2017–2018 – The Good Doctor
- The Great Indoors
- Man On Fire
- 2016 – Rush Hour
- Typical Rick
- Lip Sync Battle
- 2015 – Incorrigible
- 2014–2016 – Undateable
- 2014 – Jennifer Falls
- 2013–2016 Sanjay and Craig
- 2013 – White Male. Black Comic
- 2012 – Sullivan & Son
- 2011–2013 Whitney
- 2011 – Workaholics
- 2010–2011 Glory Daze
- 2005 – American Dreams
- 2005 – Monk
- 2004 – Boston Legal
- 2000 – Get Real
- 1996–1997 Chicago Hope