In promotion of his latest film, “Superhero Movie,” Christopher McDonald '77 visited the New York Stock Exchange earlier this month to ring the Closing Bell.
“Superhero Movie” (Dimension Films), a spoof of the comic book hero film genre, also starring Tracy Morgan and Pamela Anderson, was released on March 28. McDonald plays Lou Landers, a scientist who becomes transformed in an accident into the villain known as Hourglass.
McDonald was born in New York City and raised in Romulus, N.Y. He is well known for appearing in “Thelma & Louise” (1991), “Grumpy Old Men” (1993), “Quiz Show” (1994), “Fair Game” (1995), “Happy Gilmore” (1996), “Flubber” (1997), and “Dirty Work” (1998) as well as on television in regular appearances on the series “Cracking Up” (Fox), “Kim Possible” (Disney), “North Shore” (Fox), “Family Law” (CBS) and “Veronica's Closet” (NBC).
His notable dramatic television guest-starring roles include work on “The Sopranos,” “The Bronx is Burning” and “61.” He also played defense attorney Billy Flynn in the Broadway musical “Chicago.”
An English major and originally pre-med at HWS, McDonald decided to pursue an acting career in his senior year. While at Hobart, he played basketball and soccer, worked at Saga, participated in Koshare and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Society.
After HWS, he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in England (where Kelly Burke '05 is now studying) and attended the Stella Adler Acting Conservatory in New York. He's currently the president of his own production company, Middle Son Production, Inc.