Klein is best known for his role as Paul Metzler in Election, Chris “Oz” Ostreicher in the American Pie comedy teen films, the serial killer Cicada on The Flash, and most recently as Bill Townsend on Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias.
While he was waiting for the call, Payne auditioned for Election and chose Klein. The film was released in April 1999 to positive reviews, and they began filming. Klein quickly found steady employment in the film business after finishing his degree at TCU, where he studied theater and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
He then appeared in American Pie (1999), playing Christopher Russell Ostreicher, which debuted on July 9, 1999, and became a box office hit. In 1998, Klein appeared in the film The Tempter. He played Billy Loomis, a thief who goes blind after stealing a diamond from an Armenian mobster played by Liam Neeson in 2000’s Adaptation (2002).
Klein reprised his role in American Pie 2 (2001) and American Reunion (2012), but he was not in American Wedding due to scheduling conflicts. Klein had a part in Mel Gibson’s Vietnam War movie We Were Soldiers (2002). Rollerball, which was remade in 2002, was a box office flop that received poor reviews.
Klein has also appeared in a number of teen flicks, including Just Friends (2005) and American Dreamz (2006).
Chris Klein’s Wife, Laina Rose Thyfault
In January 2000, Klein began dating actress Katie Holmes. The pair got engaged around Christmas of 2003. In March 2005, the relationship came to an end after Klein and Holmes called off their engagement.
Laina Rose Thyfault, a travel agent, met Klein in 2011 at a mutual friend’s wedding. They got engaged in December 2014 after three years of dating, and married August 9, 2015, in Montana.
In March 2016, Klein announced on Twitter that he and his wife were expecting their first child together. Their son was born in 2016. The pair also has a daughter who was born in 2018.
Klein was detained by authorities in San Diego County on February 5, 2005, and again in Los Angeles on June 16, 2010. On June 21, 2010, it was announced that Klein had enrolled at the Cirque Lodge to begin a 30-day alcohol addiction therapy program. “Chris understands now that he cannot overcome this illness alone,” said his publicist.
Sweet Magnolias Actor Chris Klein Net Worth Explored
Sweet Magnolias Actor Chris Klein Filmography:
- American Pie
- Here on Earth
- Say It Isn’t So
- American Pie 2
- We Were Soldiers
- The United States of Leland
- Just Friends
- The Long Weekend
- American Dreamz
- Lenexa, 1 Mile
- The Good Life
- Day Zero
- New York City Serenade
- Hank and Mike
- Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
- The Six Wives of Henry Lefay
- Play Dead
- Caught in the Crossfire
- American Reunion
- Authors Anonymous
- Game of Aces
- The Competition
- Benchwarmers 2
- Ron’s Gone Wrong
His net worth is estimated to be $5 million – $8 million, as of 2022. Acting is his main source of income.
Chris Klein Awards And Honours
Chicago Film Critics Association, Teen Choice Awards, Young Hollywood Awards