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Short Info

Date Of BirthDecember 23, 1972
SpouseEdie Inksetter
FactLives in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Christian Potenza is a Canadian actor, comedian, television host, and musician. He is best known for his role as Chris McLean on the Canadian television series Total Drama.

Potenza was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on August 21, 1971. He is the son of Italian immigrants. His father was a carpenter and his mother was a homemaker. He has two older sisters.

Potenza attended high school at North Toronto Collegiate Institute. He then studied acting at the Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto.

Potenza’s first acting role was in the Canadian television series Street Legal in 1992. He has also appeared in the television series Due South, La Femme Nikita, and Relic Hunter. In 2000, he had a recurring role in the Canadian television series Traders.

In 2005, Potenza began appearing in the Canadian television series Total Drama as Chris McLean, the host of the show. He has appeared in all six seasons of the show.

Potenza has also appeared in the films Saw IV (2007), The Incredible Hulk (2008), and Kick-Ass 2 (2013).

In addition to his acting career, Potenza is also a musician. He is a member of the band The Lust Boys.

Potenza has been married to his wife, Laura, since 2003. They have two children together.

General Info

Full NameChristian Potenza
Date Of BirthDecember 23, 1972
Height1.82 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Voice Actor


SpouseEdie Inksetter


NominationsCanadian Screen Award for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series, Gemini Award for Best Individual or Ensemble Performance in an Animated Program or Series, Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series
MoviesThe Tuxedo, Bunks, Reel Love, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, Run Robot Run!, Population 436, Forever Mine, The Puck Hogs, The Rocker, The Santa Suit, Shelby, The White Dog Sacrifice, The Ex-Files, A Wing And A Prayer
TV ShowsTotal Drama, Sidekick, Pearlie, Total Drama Action, 6teen, Wayside, Untalkative Bunny, Riverdale, Total Drama World Tour, The Tournament, Alison & Allie

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My Ass Is a Bathmat2016Short post-productionMatt
Garage Talks2016TV SeriesGuest
Look Again2015Sebastian
Odd Squad2015TV SeriesCowboy with Dog Problem
Remedy2015TV SeriesPaul Dempster
Total Drama2007-2014TV SeriesChris Chris Maclean Jack ...
Shelby2014Uncle Stephen
Saving Hope2014TV SeriesCarl Palansky
Orphan Black2014TV SeriesCashier
The Ron James Show2009-2014TV Series
Milton's Frontier2014ShortMilton
But I'm Chris Jericho!2013TV SeriesRyan Archer
Total Drama All Stars2013TV SeriesChris McLean
Covert Affairs2013TV SeriesRaymond Kent
Bunks2013TV MovieCrawl
Total Drama Revenge of the Island2012TV SeriesChris Maclean
King2012TV SeriesErnie
Murdoch Mysteries2012TV SeriesShoeless Jack Leary
Reel Love2011TV MovieEverett Whitman
Moon Point2011Rick
Dead Dreams2011Sandman
Madangeul naon amtak2011Mayor (English version, voice)
Sidekick2010-2011TV SeriesTrevor
Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure2011VideoSound Engineer
Inanimate Insanity2011TV Mini-SeriesMePhone4
Flashpoint2011TV SeriesDixon
Almost Naked Animals2011TV Series
Drained2011Video shortJeremy
Pearlie2009-2010TV Series
The Santa Suit2010TV MovieSecurity Guard
Rookie Blue2010TV SeriesSpeeder
Scaredy Squirrel2010TV Series
6Teen2004-2010TV SeriesJude Lizowski Jude jude Lizowski
Dunce Bucket2009TV Movie voice
The Jazzman2009Bartender Artist
Puck Hogs2009Jack Goldstein
Sophie2009TV SeriesDonald
The Rocker2008Dry Engineer
Best Ed2008TV SeriesOther voices
Ten Seconds2007TV ShortFriend
Writing All Wrong2006Video short
Run Robot Run!2006Garth
The Shakespeare Comedy Show2006TV SeriesRichmond (segment "Richard III")
Population 4362006VideoFrank Ramsey
Neil2005Homeless Man
The White Dog Sacrifice2005Rob
A Wing and a Prayer2005ShortBarry
King's Ransom2005Officer Holland
The Tournament2005TV SeriesDoug
My Brother's Keeper2004Dave
Ham & Cheese2004Patt Watts
Mutant X2004TV SeriesHotel Clerk
The Arbuckle Academy2003ShortBobby
The One2003TV MovieBill
Escape from the Newsroom2002TV MovieChris
The Tuxedo2002CSA Agent Joel
Patti2002TV Series
Degrassi: The Next Generation2001TV SeriesCashier
Leap Years2001TV SeriesLighting Guy
The Famous Jett Jackson2000-2001TV SeriesDeputy Spencer
Hendrix2000TV MovieChas Chandler
The Thin Blue Lie2000TV MovieDanny O'Brien
One Kill2000TV MovieParker
Twice in a Lifetime2000TV SeriesYoung Barry Kirkbride
Forever Mine1999Corrections Officer
La Femme Nikita1999TV SeriesRueben
Naked City: Justice with a Bullet1998TV MovieRudy
Riverdale1997TV SeriesJimmy


Moon Point2011producer
Dead Dreams2011associate producer
Writing All Wrong2006Video short producer


Dunce Bucket2009TV Movie written by


Katie Chats2014-2015TV SeriesHimself


Nominated Awards

2015Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or SeriesTotal Drama All Stars (2013)
2008GeminiGemini AwardsBest Individual or Ensemble Performance in an Animated Program or Series6Teen (2004)
2006GeminiGemini AwardsBest Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or SeriesThe Tournament (2005)
2005GeminiGemini AwardsBest Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or SeriesThe Tournament (2005)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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