Christopher Paul "Chris" Massoglia[1] (born March 29, 1992) is an American television and motion picture actor.
Chris Massoglia was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Christopher and Karen Massoglia.[2] His father is a chiropractor and his mother a homemaker.[2] His parents are devout Christians and Republicans, and Massoglia grew up a fan of Christian pop music (as well as unable to listen to rap music).[2] Gifted with an above-average intelligence, Massoglia was homeschooled by his mother.[2] While his peers were taking third grade-level subjects, Massoglia was taking eighth grade-level courses.[2] By the age of 13, he had enrolled in an online university where his coursework included developmental psychology, Biblical studies, algebra, and American history.[2] He also had studied jujitsu, played piano, trained as a hip-hop dancer, knew American sign language, and rode horses.[2] He was also a stand-out Little League Baseball player.[2] The Massoglia family has, as of 2009, refused to move to Hollywood, preferring to maintain a home in Minneapolis despite the extensive travel for Chris that this requires.[3]

He began attending acting workshops at a dancing academy in his home town of Minneapolis while in middle school, and auditioning for television commercials by creating home-made audition tapes.[3] His first jobs included commercials for Target, Marshall Field's, PepsiCo, and Best Buy.[2]
He began acting in 2003 under the name "Chris Kelly" (sometimes appearing as "Chris J. Kelly") in an episode of the television program Law & Order: Criminal Intent.[3] The same year, he was considered for the part of 10-year-old Sean in the Nicole Kidman film Birth, but the family refused to allow him to appear naked on screen with a nude, grown woman.[2] He auditioned for Spider-Man 2 (getting far enough in the casting process to spend an afternoon with Tobey Maguire) and Bad News Bears (he returned six times for call-backs but was not cast).[2] He spent the summer of 2004 away from auditions to play Little League Baseball; his team (the Robbinsdale All-Stars) won the Minnesota state title that year but did not go to the Little League World Series after losing in the Indianapolis regionals.[2] He appeared in two episodes of Medical Investigation in 2004,[4] and four episodes of the TNT cable television police drama Wanted in 2005.[3][4] He began using his family name of Massoglia in 2008.[3]
He made his feature film acting debut in 2007 in the motion picture A Plumm Summer,[5] but his most prominent role as of 2009 was as "Darren Shan" in the 2009 film Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant.[6] Originally scheduled to debut in theaters in 2010, the film was moved to October 2009 to "capitalize on the Halloween season",[7] and opened a month prior to another highly-anticipated vampire picture, New Moon.[8]
His follow-up project was the 3-D horror film The Hole, directed by Joe Dante,[9][10][11] He also went on to playing an older Sam, Zac Efron's brother in Charlie St. Cloud, but his role was cut from the film.[11][12]



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Toronto Sun
October 2, 2019

EVANS, John Franklin Actor | Director | Producer | Playwright | Creator | Father | Friend 

John Evans passed away at home in Toronto surrounded by love on September 28, 2019, following a diagnosis of cancer ten months ago. In both his life and work, John brought passion and fire to everything he did. As an actor Evans sought truth. Preparing for the role of the drifter "Lee" in Sam Sheppard's play "True West", he would rise in the middle of the night, don his character's filthy wardrobe and walk the gritty streets for hours, inhaling the margins, observing the hustle, and finding his way into the spirit of his character. In 1982, John was recognized for that role by his peers with the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Lead. "A great honour", he would later joke, that "was immediately followed by a year of unemployment in the great Canadian tradition of ensuring that our actors maintain their humility". John played principal roles in numerous film and TV productions opposite some of the biggest international names. He brought great precision and deep feeling to his craft and was warm and supportive of those he worked with, but he was not known to suffer fools gladly, and if that happened to include the director, so be it. John's roots as a Macedonian were central to who he was, and he created and produced concert events for his community at Roy Thomson Hall that re-enforced the profound and sometimes fragile Macedonian connection with the homeland. In 1986, John married Lyne Tremblay, an actor, dancer and singer best known for her role as "Cassandra" the Siamese, in "Cats". John and Lyne's relationship was filled with artistic collaborations, their most beautiful production was that of their two daughters, Michelle and Lisa, both of whom are pursuing careers in the creative arts. John had a remarkable relationship with his girls, by turns, father, mentor and best friend. Lyne, Michelle and Lisa were by his side when he took his final breath. An artist to the end, John finished his most recent work, "Standardized Patient", a satirical psychological thriller currently in development with The Buchwald Agency in NYC, a week before his passing. John was the eldest son of Mary and Jim Evans and is survived by his beloved daughters, Michelle and Lisa, his younger brother George and George's wife Nancy, his niece and nephews, Peter, Michael, Katie, his cousin Michael, and Michael's son William, and his grand-nephews River, Luke and Austin. John Evans will long be remembered for his passion, vision, kindness and raw commitment to cutting through artifice to find deep meaning. He was an original, a rebel, and a man who was profoundly loved by so many. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane Subway, on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 10-11 a.m., followed by a Celebration of Life in the Chapel at 11 am. Online condolences may be made through

EVANS, John (John  Franklin Evans)
Born: 3/10/1943, Macedonia
Died: 9/28/2019, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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