Frederick Christopher “Chris” Klein was discovered in his Omaha, Nebraska high school by director Alexander Payne while he was casting for his cult film Election. A natural talent, Chris won the role of “Paul Metzler” and charmed as the polite student president candidate opposite Reese Witherspoon. This role catapulted him into fame and scored him his next breakout role as “Chris ‘Oz’ Ostreicher” in American Pie and the highly successful sequel American Pie 2. It was for this role that Chris was nominated for the Chicago Film Critics Association's Most Promising Actor, as well as for two Teen Choice Awards.
Chris went on to star in Here On Earth, nabbing him the “Male Superstar of Tomorrow” Young Hollywood Award. His career flourished with roles in When We Were Soldiers and Just Friends, which showcased his range for both drama and comedic flair. Other notable film credits include Rollerball, Say It Isn't So and the independent film The United States of Leland, with Kevin Spacey, Ryan Gosling and Don Cheadle.
Chris has continued his work on the small screen as well, with guest roles on the television shows Welcome to the Captain, The Good Guys, and FX’s Wilfred alongside Day Zero costar, Elijah Wood.
Chris currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his German shepherd, Chief, and most recently stared in the smash comedy American Reunion.