Chicago-born actor/writer/producer CHRIS MARRS graduated by the skin of his teeth from the locally-renowned College of Communications at Marquette, and derives his material from the myriad of professional pursuits he has engaged with since graduation.
These stints include (but are not excluded to) employment as a:
- Chicago Bulls beat reporter the now defunct rivals.com
- Public Relations Stunt Coordinator
- On-air color commentator for the now defunct Rockford Lightening of Continental Basketball Association
- Professional Ping Pong emcee for Killer Spin
- Semi-Professional Nanny
- Chicken-wing eating champion – Milwaukee’s ‘Wing King’
Among his many television credits, Chris has guest starred in episodes of Mind of the Married Man, ER, Cold Case, Without a Trace and Las Vegas, and is a featured regular on alternative programming for Comedy Central.
Before relocating to Los Angeles, he created, hosted and produced the celebrity lifestyles show Sweet Homes Chicago which aired on NBC & PAX in the Windy City. On the big screen, Chris can be seen setting Nicolas Cage straight in the opening scene of The Weather Man, and getting down with Bernie Mac in Mr. 3000.
As a veteran improviser, Chris has appeared in a number of TV and radio commercials and has both written and appeared in dozens of branded entertainment projects for Microsoft, Nintendo, Wrigleys, and Cisco Systems, among others.
Most recently, Chris’ LA ICE web comedy series was purchased by FREMANTLE MEDIA for development and distribution.
In his spare time, Chris has an unhealthy fascination with Chicago Cubs and all things sports. Chris can be seen performing weekly on stage at iOWest, L.A.’s top improv comedy theater.