Chris Wedge is a producer and director known for his work as a voice actor for animated films. He is American; his full name is John Christian Wedge and was born in Binghamton in
. He graduated from Fayetteville-Manlius High School in 1975 and later received BFA in Film from SUNY at Purchase in 1981 at New York. At the age of 12, he was fascinated by the animation technology, and he followed the Yellow Ball Workshop, which he thought was very interesting. He did an Art Education at Ohio State University and MA in Computer Graphics. He taught at the New York City’s School of Visual Arts. He met
at the School which eventually became his directing partner in future. He had a clear aim in his mind and always loved his way around directing. He started working for the MAGI/SynthaVision as a principal animator on the Disney film Tron in 1982. He also did some other works during that period like Where The Wild Things Are (1983), George Shrinks, Dinosaur Bob and Santa Calls. He co-founded Blue Sky Studios along with Carl Ludwig, Michael Ferraro, Alison Brown, Eugene Troubetzkoy and
. He was the Vice-President of Creative Development, which is one of the best computer animation studios. He also formed a film production company named WedgeWorks. He was involved in many great’s works including the short animated film Bunny. He also received Academy Award for the best animated short film in 1998. His work moved along great with many small stints, but in 2002, Wedge directed Blue Sky Studio’s first computer animated film,
. It received tremendous response from the audience and earned him great fame. He also gave his voice in the movie for the role of Scrat and Dodo. The character was a total hit and was loved by all. He continued the role and also appeared their sequels.
In 2005, Chris directed Robots, which was created by him and William Joyce. The movie was a super hit and gave Chris the confidence to do more films. He gave his voice in many films like Gone Nutty, Aunt Fanny’s Tour of Booty, Family Guy, The Simpson and Ice Age series. In 2013, he created a new live action/animated franchise with Paramount Animation. The first film was titled
with the whooping budget of 100 million dollars. He lives in with his wife, Jeanne Markel in Katonah, New York along. They have a beautiful family of four with a daughter and a son named Sarah and Jack. Throughout his career, he claimed many prizes and awards. He received Ottawa International Animation Festival Award for Best Production in less than 10 minutes in length for Joe’s Apartment. He also got Drama International Short Film Festival Award, Nashville Film Festival Award and Oberhausen International Short Film Festival Award in 1999 for his work in the field of animation. In 2003, he won the Animation Director of the Year at ShowWest Convention Award for Ice Age. He has always loved the work he does and that has made him do better every next time.