Who is Christopher Judge?

American actor Douglas Christopher Judge was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 13 October 1964, making Libra his zodiac sign; he’s of Cherokee and African ancestry. He has 62 acting credits, but is perhaps known best for voicing the lead character Kratos in the 2018 video game “God of War”, as well as in its 2022 sequel “God of War: Ragnarok”; both games have won numerous awards, and follow the adventures of God of War Kratos and his son Atreus.

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Education and early life

Christopher was raised in Los Angeles alongside his younger brother Jeff Judge, by their father Francis Judge and mother Gladys; not many details have been shared about Christopher’s family, because he respects their privacy.

While growing up, Christopher spent most of his spare time watching television together with his brother, and he already knew at quite an early age that he wanted to become an actor. He played football while attending Carson High School, only because he believed the sport to be a ‘stepping stone to an acting career’.

He matriculated in 1982 and then enrolled at University of Oregon on a football scholarship; he played for the Oregon Ducks from 1982 through 1985, when he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree.

Christopher then won a contest and began hosting his own radio show in Oregon, while he eventually moved back to Los Angeles and began working on his acting career. Christopher honed his acting skills at Los Angeles’ Howard Fine Studio.

Roles in TV series

Christopher’s debut TV series role was playing Deron in the 1990 episode “Live and Learn” of the action crime adventure “MacGyver”, and some of his following roles were in the crime mystery “21 Jump Street”, another crime mystery “Booker” and the drama “Neon Rider”.

In 1994 and 1995, he portrayed Officer Richard Styles in 22 episodes of the crime drama “Sirens”, which starred A. J. Johnson and Liza Snyder, and follows the lives of three female Pittsburgh police officers; the series was nominated for four awards. Christopher had only two roles in TV series in the remainder of the ‘90s, playing Workman in the 1995 episode “There’s the Rub: Part 2” of the comedy “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, and voicing Plato in 13 episodes of the 2000 animated family fantasy “Adventures from the Book of Virtues”.

From 2000 through 2003, he voiced Magneto and Magnus in 18 episodes of the popular animated action adventure “X-Men: Evolution”, which starred Scott McNeil and Meghan Black, and follows the adventures of X-Men; the series won three of the six awards for which it was nominated.

From 1997 through 2007, Christopher starred as Teal’c in all 213 episodes of the action adventure “Stargate SG-1”, which also starred Michael Shanks and Richard Dean Anderson, and was created by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner. It follows the secret military team SG-1 as they’re exploring other planets, and the series won 18 of its 115 award nominations.

Christopher’s since had only a couple of TV series roles, with his three most recent having been in 16 episodes of the 2019 animated family comedy “Wacky Races” (voice role), three episodes of the 2021 animated action adventure “Final Space” (voice role), and six episodes of the 2022 action adventure “The Guardians of Justice”.

Roles in movies

Christopher’s debut film role was playing Cop at Café in the 1990 action comedy “Bird on a Wire”, and his following three roles were in the 1990 drama “Cadence”, the 1991 musical comedy “House Party 2” ,and the 1999 documentary “On the Inside: State Department Protectors”.

The year 2002 saw him play Dr. Brooks in the adventure family comedy “Snow Dogs”, which starred James Coburn and Cuba Gooding Jr, and was directed by Brian Levant. It follows a Miami dentist who’s inherited a team of sled dogs, and the movie won a 2003 ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for Top Box Office Films. Some of Christopher’s notable performances in the remainder of the 2000s were in the 2005 mystery thriller “Personal Effects”, the 2007 horror comedy “A Dog’s Breakfast”, and the 2008 action adventure “Stargate: The Ark of Truth”.

In 2012, Christopher played Mercenary Security in the critically acclaimed action thriller “The Dark Knight Rises”, which starred Tom Hardy and Christian Bale, and was directed by Christopher Nolan. It follows Batman as he’s defending Gotham City from guerrilla terrorist Bane, and the film won 42 of its 145 award nominations.

Some of his most recent film roles have been in the 2017 science fiction “Nobility”, and in 2018 the action mystery horror “Minutes to Midnight” and the action “Bad Company”.

Other credits

Christopher’s voiced characters in 15 video games, including D-Mob in the 2003 “Def Jam Vendetta”, Jericho in the 2008 “Turok”, and Teal’c in the 2013 “Stargate SC-1: Unleashed”.

He received special thanks for the 2004 video game “Def Jam: Fight for NY”, and the 2018 action mystery horror movie “Minutes to Midnight”.

Some of Christopher’s recent talk-show appearances have been in “Hollywood Treasure”, “The Angry Geeks Show” and “From the Mouths of Babes”.

Awards and nominations

Christopher’s won four of his nine award nominations, including a 2003 BAFTA Games Award win for Performer in a Leading Role, for “God of War: Ragnarok”.

His three other wins were a 2019 NAVGTR Award for Outstanding Performance in a Drama, Lead for “God of War”, a 2022 The Game Award for Best Performance, and a 2023 NAVGTR Award for Lead Performance in a Drama, both for “God of War: Ragnarok”.

Love life and marriages

Christopher’s married twice. His first wife was Canadian producer Margaret Judge, who’s perhaps only known for producing the 2022 thriller movie “River Road”; the two married on 25 August 1995, and divorced on 20 December 2011; they have three children together: Catrina, Christopher and Cameron Judge, however, their birthdates haven’t been disclosed.

He married his second wife, Canadian model and actress Gianna Patton on 28 December 2011, eight days after his and Margaret’s divorce was finalized; they have a daughter Chloe together, but her birthdate hasn’t been disclosed either.

Christopher’s married to his second wife Gianna Patton as of June 2023, and they have a daughter together; he also has three children with his first wife Margaret Judge.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Christopher’s an avid golfer and has entered a number of tournaments.

He’s a philanthropist and a supporter of the non-profit organization Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada.

Christopher’s son Cameron Judge is today a professional Football Player, for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League’s West Division.

One of Christopher’s best friends is Canadian actor, producer and director Michael Shanks, whom he met on the set of the series “Stargate SG-1”.

One of his favorite actors is Dom DeLuise, and some of his favorite movies include “The Twelve Chairs”, “Silent Movie” and “An American Tail”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Christopher’s age is 58. He has brown eyes and short black hair, is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall and weighs around 210lbs (95kgs).

Christopher’s net worth’s been estimated at over $3 million, as of June 2023.

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