Who the heck am I?

Well, for the first 15 years or so after college, I was a stage actor in Chicago—comedies and musicals mostly, but a few juicy dramas in there as well. Once I started making a living at it, I thought I’d always and forever be a stage actor as my sole profession. However…

An acting connection led me to land a prominent position representing Toyota as a live spokesperson and presenter at international auto shows. This eventually led to many more hosting and presenting clients over the years, and now the majority of my professional life is still spent onstage, but at trade shows and live marketing events.

I’ve also kept myself active with theatre by doing shows when I can find (or engineer) a nice hiatus, and by touring the world with a phenomenal Chicago-based theatre company called Classical Kids Music Education. We’ve been translating the passion and drama of classical music to theatre goers through two-handers performed in front of full symphony orchestras for nearly two decades.

It’s been an amazing—often bumpy, but always thrilling—ride so far, and if you’ve read this far into my career summary, maybe we’ll work together soon and add to the excitement…here’s hoping!

My Trade Show Hosting Reel

https://vimeo.com/127963897

Some Photos of Me

Where am I going?

Some Recent and Upcoming Projects

Toyota Live

Toyota Live

Washington D.C., Apr 4-14

NTI

NTI

Orlando, May 20-23

SLEEP '19

SLEEP ’19

San Antonio, June 8-12

AVMA

AVMA

Washington D.C., Aug. 3-5

Black Hat USA

Black Hat USA

Las Vegas, Aug 7-8

Pack Expo

Pack Expo

Las Vegas, Sept 23-25

Where have I been?

Who likes me?

“…if you’re looking for a knowledgeable, professional presenter with incredible communication and performance skills, Chris is your man!”

– T. Heinrich, Volkswagen Elite Sales

“Chris is one of the most talented professional speakers I have ever had the pleasure of working with…”

– N. Poniatowski, Director of Sales at Four Winds Interactive

Do YOU like me?

If you’re a future client looking to inquire after my services as a host or emcee, a current client looking to follow up on a booking or the like, or just want to say “HI!,” the “Book Me” button below is the way to go.

Thanks for looking me up!