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Christopher Michael "Chris" Pratt (born June 21, 1979) is an American actor best known for his roles as Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy, Owen Grady in Jurassic World, Harold Brighton "Bright" Abbott in the television series Everwood, Ché in season 4 of The OC, and Andy Dwyer in the television series Parks and Recreation.

Life and careerEdit

Raised in Lake Stevens, Washington, Pratt was waiting tables at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant in Maui, Hawaii when he was discovered by actor-director Rae Dawn Chong; she cast him in the horror film Cursed Part 3. He joined the cast of The O.C. for its fourth season, playing Ché, an activist and Summer Roberts' best friend while attending Brown University.

He dated Everwood co-star Emily VanCamp, who portrayed his character's sister. He married actress Anna Faris on July 9, 2009.[1]


Year Film Role Other notes
2000 Cursed Part 3 Devon
2003 The Extreme Team Keenan Alternative title: The X-Team
2005 The U: Uncut Chris Pratt
Strangers with Candy Brason
2007 Walk the Talk Cam
2008 Wieners Bobby
Wanted Barry
Deep in the Valley Lester
2009 Bride Wars Fletcher Flemson
Young Americans Kyle Masterson
Jennifer's Body Officer Roman Duda
2014 The Lego Movie Emmet Brickowski
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Star-Lord
2015 Jurassic World Owen
2016 The Magnificent Seven Joshua Faraday
2016 Passengers Jim Preston
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Star-Lord
2018 Avengers: Infinity War Star-Lord
2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Owen
2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Emmet
2019 The Kid Grant Cutler
2019 Avengers: Endgame Star-Lord
2020 Onward Barley Lightfoot
Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Huntress Nick Owens 1 episode
2005 Path of Destruction Nathan McCain Television movie
2002-2006 Everwood Bright Abbott 89 episodes
2006-2007 The OC Ché 9 episodes
2008 The Batman Jake (Voice) 1 episode
2009-2015 Parks and Recreation Andy Dwyer Main Cast
2010, 2011 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Cooper Daniels 2 episodes
2014 Saturday Night Live Himself (Host) 1 episode
2017 Mom Nick Banaszak 1 episode

Award nominationsEdit

Year Award Result Category Series
2004 Teen Choice Awards Nominated Choice TV Sidekick Everwood
2005 Choice TV Sidekick Everwood


  1. [1], June 21, 2009

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