• Chris Tallman is an American actor, movie writer, director, and comedian born in Madison, Wisconsin USA in 1970.
• He studied at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and appeared in numerous school plays during his four years there.
• He has appeared in close to 80 movies and TV series, and is best known for his portrayal of Dr. Daniel Bloom in the popular short science fiction comedy series “Time Belt”.
• He is married with two daughters and lives in Los Angeles.
• He has a net worth of more than $1.2 million.
Who is Chris Tallman?
American actor, movie writer, director, and comedian Christian Tallman, was born in Madison, Wisconsin USA, on 22 September 1970 under the zodiac sign of Virgo. He’s appeared in close to 80 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still best known for his portrayal of the main character Dr. Daniel Bloom in the popular short science fiction comedy series “Time Belt”, which he also created; the series also starred Claudia Dolph and Matt Gourley, follows Dr. Daniel Bloom who’s invented The Time Belt, and aired in 2003 and 2004.
Chris is today working on multiple upcoming projects, and is thus still quite active in the movie industry.
Education and early life
Chris was raised in Madison by his mother Sally Probasco who was a city lawyer, while his father’s name remains undisclosed; his parents divorced when he will still very young, and Sally went on to marry Topf Wells, who worked for American lawyer Kathleen Falk as her chief of staff. Chris hasn’t revealed if he has any siblings, so his fans assume that he’s an only child.
He studied at Madison West High School, and appeared in numerous school plays during his four years there, while he began appearing in theatre plays at the age of 17. Chris matriculated in 1988, and then enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating in 1992, then spent the following five years performing with many theater groups, prior to launching his career on TV.
Roles in TV series
Chris’ debut TV series appearance was in the 1997 comedy “Comic Barbara”, and he appeared in a couple of other series in the remainder of the ‘90s, such as the comedy “Spin City”, the mystery crime drama “Diagnosis Murder”, and the action fantasy drama “Angel”.
In 2008, Chris played Chuck Packman in three episodes of the comedy “Kitten vs. Newborn”, and the same year saw him play Alan Boda, one of the main characters in the comedy “Chocolate News”, created by Fax Bahr, and which also starred David Alan Grier and Tangie Ambrose in the series which parodied magazine shows.
Between 2013 and 2018, Chris starred as Hank Thunderman in the action comedy drama “The Thundermans”, created by Jed Spingarn, and co-starred Jack Griffo, Kira Kosarin and Addison Riecke. It follows the lives of two superhero siblings, and the series won two of its 18 award nominations.
A couple of Chris’ following roles were in the mystery drama “Hotel Du Loone”, the adventure family comedy “Knight Squad”, and the animated action comedy “Hot Streets” (voice role).
Since 2003, he’s been playing various characters in the crime comedy drama “Reno 911!”, created by Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney, and Robert Ben Garant who also starred in it; it follows the people working at Sheriff’s Department in Reno, Nevada, and the series has won one of its 11 award nominations.
Roles in movies
Chris made his debut film appearance in the 2002 action science fiction comedy “Robot Bastard!”, while his first notable performance was his portrayal of DJ in the critically acclaimed 2006 biographical war adventure “Rescue Dawn”, written and directed by Werner Herzog, and which starred Christian Bale, Jeremy Davies and Steve Zahn. It follows a US fighter pilot who was shot down while flying over Laos, and the film won one of its seven award nominations.
What also marked the 2000s for Chris was his portrayal of Alligator Expert in the 2007 crime comedy “Reno 911! Miami”, written and directed by Robert Ben Garant, and which starred Thomas Lennon and Kerri Kenney; it follows a team of Reno police officers who’ve been called to offer their assistance in Miami Beach following a terrorist attack.
A couple of Chris’ following roles were in the 2008 comedy “Man Stroke Woman”, the 2009 short comedy “Match.com Commercial”, and the 2010 short science fiction “1945A”.
His most recent film role has been his portrayal of Detective James Walsh in the 2021 action crime comedy “Overrun”, written and directed by Josh Tessier, and which starred Omid Zader, Johnny Messner and Bruce Dern. It follows former soldier Marcus Lombardi who’s trying to rescue his kidnapped sister.
Chris received special thanks for the 2017 TV special “Patton Oswalt: Annihilation”.
He has eight writing, four producing and four directing credits; some of his most notable writing credits include eight episode of the series “Time Belt” in 2003 and 2004, the 2012 short comedy movie “Zombie Apocalypse” and three episodes of the 2019 adventure family comedy series “Knight Squad”.
Chris could’ve been seen making a guest appearance in talk-shows “The Worst Show on the Web”, “Quiet on the Set” and “Real Life Sci-Fi”, amongst many others.
Wife and children
Chris is quite a secretive man, and prefers to keep the details of his private life to himself. It’s still widely known that he’s been married to non-celebrity American Sarah Stanard since 28 October 2006; Sarah worked as a contestant co-ordinator on the 2008 episode “Here’s to Man and Woman’s Best Friend” of the reality show “Greatest American Dog”, and provided archive material for the making of the 2020 documentary mini-series “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark”.
Chris and Sarah attended the same college, but didn’t meet on campus, only several years later in Los Angeles. They have two daughters together, but the girls’ names haven’t been disclosed, nor their dates of birth.
There are no other women whom Chris has been with, that the public knows about, and he’s married to Sarah Stanard as of September 2022, and has two daughters with her.
Hobbies and interesting facts
There are numerous random things which Chris enjoys doing in his spare time, including watching superhero movies, both animated and live action, baking and writing.
He’s today living in Los Angeles together with his wife and their daughters, but has revealed that he’d like to return to Madison.
Chris loves to play board games, with his favorite being “Dungeons and Dragons”, while some of the others he likes to play include “Settlers of Catan”, “Azul” and “Ticket to Ride”.
His favorite actors are Bill Murray and Ryan Gosling, and his favorite movies “Ghostbusters”, “What About Bob?” and “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou”.
Height, eyes and net worth
Chris’ age is 51. His hair and eyes are brown, his height’s 6ft 2ins (1.88m) and he weighs about 176lbs (80kgs).
Chris’ net worth’s been estimated at more than $1.2 million, as of September 2022.