Gimme Them Deets
Chris Mayers is an actor, screenwriter, comedian, and improviser based in Atlanta. Born in South Carolina, Chris swears he's not Conan O'Brien's son, but he understands why you'd think that. Chris began acting when he was 12, later studying theater at SCAD and The Atlantic Theatre in New York City. Extensively trained in stage, screen, and improv, Chris has played a variety of roles in films, commercials, and plays. He's great at petting dogs and making weird faces. Not necessarily at the same time, but he's working on it.
He was most recently seen on stage in Theatre Buford's production of Damn Yankees. You can also see him on screen as a recurring character on the first season of FOX's The Resident as Dr. Steven Butler; on Season 2 of Atlanta as Teke; and on Season 2 of Ozark as Eddie. And look out for him in the upcoming Life-Size 2 on Freeform this Christmas!
Improving at Improv-ing
As an improviser, he won the College Improv Tournament South Regional and was a College Improv Tournament finalist. He has studied with great improv teachers at Second City, Dad’s Garage, Highwire Comedy Co., The Atlantic Theatre and SCAD, including Matt Stanton, Ian Covell, Amanda Rountree, Josh Lewis and David Storck. He regularly performs improv and sketch at Highwire Comedy Co. and performs with The Unscripted Shakespeare Ensemble (improvised Shakespeare), The Tipsy Zone (improvised Twilight Zone episodes), and Overly Dramatic Crescendo (improvised musicals) all around Atlanta.
Hey, Look What I can Do!
Although he couldn’t grow facial hair until he was 25, Chris can now sport a magnificent beard, given at least 12 hours' notice. He plays the guitar, mandolin, and ukulele, and loves to sing. While this hasn’t really helped him get someone to fall in love with him just yet, he still holds out hope. Chris also plays soccer and volleyball and loves running and working out, in a futile attempt to keep his natural scrawniness at bay. He has a big laugh and can’t help himself from reacting to movies out loud. He apologizes if you’ve ever sat next to him in a movie theater.