Christopher Jaymes


Christopher Jaymes
Christopher Jaymes
Born July 19, 1973 (1973-07-19) (age 38)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, director, screenwriter, and producer
Website
http://wwww.chrisjaymes.com/

Christopher Jaymes (born July 19, 1973) is an American television and film actor, director, screenwriter and producer.[1]

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Early life

Jaymes was born in Long Beach, California and spent his early years in Huntington Beach, California as an only child. In his early teens, while working in a SCUBA dive shop as a Rescue Diver, he started having success as an amateur skateboarder which led him into the entertainment industry where he started working as an actor at the age of eighteen. He went on to attend Berklee College of Music studying piano and orchestration and toured with a number of artists as a piano player.[2]

Career

Jaymes' first role was starring opposite Helen Hunt in the CBS movie-of-the-week Murder In New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story and he then went on to appear on a number of other television shows including "LOST",Party of Five, Profiler, Chicago Hope, NYPD Blue and Touched By An Angel. He played in a number of films as well including Ivan Reitman's Father's Day starring Robin Williams and Billy Crystal.[3]

By 2000, he had directed a number of short films including The Reel and working as a script supervisor, editor and screenwriter until he starred and co-produced the feature film It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Trying. After which, he directed his first feature film In Memory of My Father where he starred alongside Jeremy Sisto and Judy Greer, as well as, produced, wrote, directed and edited the film which went onto receive critical acclaim and win a number of awards internationally, including the 2006 American Spirit/Best Feature Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the Grand Jury Award at CineVegas, Best Debut Feature at Sonoma Valley Film Festival and Best Director at the San Diego Film Festival.[3][4][5]

Jaymes also published a book, entitled Boxing Day about his experiences working in the 2004 tsunami disaster relief efforts[6]

In 2010, Chris Jaymes co-wrote and directed "Making A Scene" starring William Shatner, Dave Foley, and Jason Priestley, a 1 hour comedy for television,[3] which led to a string of shows for the CBC including "Long Story Short" a scripted comedy with Martin Short starring Robin Duke, Anne Murray, and Norman Jewison. [3][7]

In 2011, he directed the feature length thriller, "The Cottage" starring David Arquette, Kristen Dalton, and Lorraine Nicholson.

Filmography

  • "The Cottage" (2012) - Director/Editor
  • "Misfits" (2011) - Actor
  • "Shrink Me" (2010) - Writer/Director
  • "Bhutto" (2010) - Cinematography
  • "Beyond the Mat" (2010) - Editor
  • "In Memory of My Father" (2008) - writer, director, producer, editor, actor
  • "It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Trying" (2000) - producer, actor
  • "Max, 13" (1999) - actor
  • "Verses" (1999) - actor, editor
  • "The Reel" (1999) - writer, director, actor
  • "Little Savant" (1999) - actor
  • "Some Girl" (1998) - actor
  • "Father's Day" (1997 - actor
  • "Dogs of Wood's Hole" (1997) - actor

Television

Awards

*In Memory of My Father

  • 2006 Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Best American Film/American Spirit Award
  • 2006 Sonoma Valley Film Festival – Best Debut Feature
  • 2006 Santa Cruz Film Festival – Director’s Award
  • 2005 CineVegas – Grand Jury Award
  • 2005 San Diego Film Festival – Best Director
  • 2005 AOF FEST – Best Picture
  • 2005 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival – Spirit Award
  • 2006 Lake Forest Film Fest – Grand Jury Award

Nominations

  • In Memory of My Father
  • 2006 Atlanta Film Festival – Best Actor
  • 2006 Marbella International Film Festival - Best Film
  • 2005 NatFilm Copenhagen – Best Feature
  • 2005 Starz Denver Int. Film Fest – Director to Watch – Chris Jaymes

References

External links


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