Chris Klein is an American actor. He was born as Frederick Christopher Klein on March 14, 1979, in Hinsdale, Illinois, the USA to Terese, a kindergarten teacher and Fred Klein, an engineer. During his childhood, he had the chance to sing The Little Eight of Mine at the Sheraton Convention Center, Chicago. He lived there for 13-years and later shifted to Omaha, Nebraska. He studied at Millard West High School in Omaha, where he performed the West Side Story. He got his first acting job when he was in his senior years, after director
offered him a role in the comedy-drama film, Election, in 1999. Chris also studied at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth in Texas. After receiving positive reviews in his first film, he has found a fixed amount of work in the glamor world. Simultaneously, he is studying theater and became a member of the fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha. Also in 1999, he became popular for his role as Chris “Oz” Ostreicher in the box-office hit film, American Pie. In 2000, he starred as Kelvin Morse in the romantic drama film, Here on Earth, together with
and Josh Harnett. In 2001, Chris reprised his role in the American Pie 2, but was not part of the film’s third installment, American Wedding (2003); nevertheless, he appeared in the
He took part in Mel Gibson-starrer, We Were Soldiers, in 2002 and later starred in John McTiernan’s Rollerball, a remake of the 1975 sci-fi film of the same name. However, this film failed miserably at the box office. He later appeared in many teen films like Just Friends in 2005 and Paul Weitz’ American Dreamz in 2006. In 2014, Chris was cast as an American pilot in The Uberkanone and co-starred with
in the indie film,
. Chris was rumored to be dating with actress,
in January 2000 and got engaged in 2003. However, they parted ways in March 2005. He later had a relationship with actress,
, but it ended up after two years. In August 2015, he got married to a travel agent, Laina Rose Thyfault, and the wedding took place in Montana. In February of 2005, he was arrested for drunk driving in San Diego County and also in Los Angeles, California in the year 2010. He took a 30-day alcohol addiction program in June 2010.