New York native Christopher Gartin (Grady Hoover) fell into show business at the age of thirteen when he accompanied his sister on a trip to meet a casting agent. Before he knew it, he was going to his first audition and was cast as the lead in the Circle-in- the-Square production of The Buddy System.A typical teenager, he was torn between the sacrifices of school athletics and a normal life as a kid versus the thrill of acting and its inherent obligations. However, he continued to juggle those responsibilities and landed parts in the features No Big Deal opposite Kevin Dillon and First Born starring Teri Garr and Peter Weller.
It wasn’t until he was chosen by Harvey Fierstein to take over Matthew Broderick’s role in the Tony Award-winning Torch Song Trilogy that Christopher was inspired to pursue a fulltime acting career. Following Torch Song Trilogy, he was cast in the Broadway production of Precious Sons in which he understudied the two “sons” opposite Ed Harris and current cast member Judith Ivey. Following a semester at the University of Southern California, he was cast in the series “Aaron’s Way” and went on to appear on numerous television series including “Who’s the Boss,” “Boys of Twilight,” “Room for Romance,” “Going Places,” “Melrose Place” and “M.A.N.T.I.S.”
Gartin stared in “Buddies,” a comedy series from Wind Dancer Production Group and Touchstone Television. His movie-of-the-week credits include Parent Trap III, Words To Live By, Danielle Steele’s Changes, The Story Lady and Matters of the Heart, and he recently filmed the role of Johnny Mnemonic in the CD-ROM movie version of the feature with Keanu Reeves.
In addition to his acting credits, Gartin has directed a production of David Mamet’s Sexual Perversity in Chicago and enjoys writing whenever time allows.
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