|Date of Birth
|Place of Birth
Christopher Bruno was born in the small town of Milford, Connecticut. Chris attended college in Vermont, where he was a member of the school's ski team while studying Psychology. During his sophomore year, he was temporarily sidelined with an injury, so he decided to try something different. He auditioned for and was cast as the lead in his first play, Machiavelli's "The Mandrake".
Having discovered a new passion for the arts, Bruno transferred as a theatre major to the State University of New York at Stonybrook, where he was a walk-on starting pitcher for the school's baseball team (his fastball was clocked at 90 mph), which had a 6-0 record his senior year.
Upon graduation, Chris moved to New York, where one year (and several bar-tending jobs) later, he was offered a two-year contract on NBC's "Another World" (1964). During his first year on the show, Chris was nominated for a Soap Opera Award as "Outstanding Newcomer". A few years later, he was cast in the role of "Michael Delaney" on ABC's "All My Children" (1970), which won an Emmy the year he joined the cast.
Chris eventually moved to Los Angeles, where he began performing stand-up comedy at The Improv. This led him guest-starring roles on the sitcoms - "Suddenly Susan" (1996), "The Nanny" (1993), "Jesse" (1998) and a recurring role on Alan Ball's series "Oh, Grow Up" (1999).
In 1998, Bruno and his brother Dylan Bruno, were cast in Lorenzo Carcaterra's dark & gritty New York cop show The Force (1999) (TV). Summer of 2004, Chris produced & starred in the feature film Last of the Romantics (2007) & appeared in an episode of the Lifetime Television series "1-800-Missing" (2003). Before filming began on the "The Dead Zone" (2002) Season 4, Chris completed work on the feature film The World's Fastest Indian (2005) opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins, which Chris said was one of the most exciting jobs he'd ever done.
Chris was able to exercise his directing skills as he guided an episode of "The Dead Zone" (2002) Season 5,entitled "Independence Day", which also included his brother, Dylan Bruno. They dedicated this episode to the memory of their mom who had just passed away from cancer.