Chris Ellis

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Birth Name: Chris Ellis
Born: 04/14/1956
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Born in Memphis, TN on April 14, 1956, Ellis was raised in Frayser, a working class suburb in northern Memphis where his mother made ends meet by renting out rooms to boarders. He began acting in community theater as early as 1970, during which he also took seven years to complete his college education. Ellis later relocated to New York City, where he performed in approximately two dozen plays. His screen debut came at the end of the 1970s in the TV-movie "The Suicide's Wife" (CBS, 1979), but it was followed by a period of lengthy inactivity, during which Ellis reportedly existed in dire poverty in New York's Hell's Kitchen. He resurfaced in 1990 with a colorful turn as a NASCAR pit crew mem... Continue Bio >>

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