Chris Mulkey (born May 3, 1948) Award-winning American actor, writer and director, Chris Mulkey has a long and diverse career in film, television and stage.

Chris starred on CSI:Crime Scene Investigation Season 4, Episode 4 Feeling the Heat (2003) as Mr. Young, and on Season 12, Episode 2 Tell-Tale Hearts (2011) as Maurice Gallows. He also starred on CSI:Cyber, Season 2, Episode 12 Going Viral (2016) as Mayor Cavanaugh. He starred on CSI:NY Season 5, Episode 10 The Triangle (2008) as Bernie Benton. And finally on CSI:Miami, Season 1, Episode 14 Forced Entry (2003) as Leonard Murphy.

Early life[]

Chris grew up in the Midwest, majored in acting at the University of Minnesota and spent four years as a company member of the Children's Theatre of Minneapolis. While in Minnesota, Chris starred in Loose Ends (1975), the Grand Prize winner at the USA film Festival. Chris moved to Hollywood 1975, married actress/artist Karen Landry and they moved to Venice Beach. The couple wrote and starred in Patti Rocks (1988), an independent film that won the Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival. Chris and Karen often worked together in film and on stage in LA, New York, and the Twin Cities.


Chris is best known for On the Basis of Sex (2018), Whiplash (2014), Captain Phillips (2013), Twin Peaks (1990), Castle Rock (2018), Broken Trail (2006), Any Day Now (1998) and Boardwalk Empire (2010).

Chris is also a songwriter with original songs featured in films and television and can be seen playing around the country with his band Chris Mulkey and Deluxe.

Personal life[]

Spouses: Karen Landry (July 25, 1981 - December 31, 2015) (her death, 2 children)
Lorraine M Smith (September 29, 1972 - August 7, 1978) (divorced)
Children: Amelia Mulkey & Elizabeth Mulkey



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