Eigeman at the 2008 Independent Film Festival of Boston
March 1, 1965
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, screenwriter, director, producer|
Christopher Eigeman (born March 1, 1965) is an American actor and a film director.
Eigeman is best known for roles in films written and directed by Whit Stillman: Metropolitan (1990), Barcelona (1994), and The Last Days of Disco (1998) as well as Noah Baumbach's Kicking and Screaming (1995), Mr. Jealousy, and Highball (both 1997). He also has made recurring appearances in Malcolm in the Middle, Gilmore Girls, and Girls.
Eigeman was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1965. He attended The Putney School, Putney, Vermont, from 1979 to 1983, and graduated from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre in 1987. He has been married to Linda D. Eigeman since 1993. They have a son, born in 2008.
Eigeman has appeared in theatrical films including Kicking and Screaming (1995), Mr. Jealousy (1997), Highball (1997), Maid in Manhattan (2002), Crazy Little Thing (aka The Perfect You) (2002), The Treatment (2006).
In 1992, Eigeman filmed a pilot for an American version of the British cult sci-fi television show Red Dwarf, playing the part of Arnold Rimmer; however, the show was not picked up as a series. During the mid-1990s, he appeared in a series of television advertisements for Pacific Bell that highlighted his sarcastic, straight-ahead delivery. In these spots, Eigeman always appeared in dark suit and tie, regardless of the situation.
Eigeman wrote and directed the film Turn the River (2007).
|1995||Kicking and Screaming||Max Belmont|
|1997||The Next Step||David|
|1997||Mr. Jealousy||Dashiell Frank||also associate producer|
|1998||The Last Days of Disco||Des|
|2002||The Next Big Thing||Gus Bishop|
|2002||Crazy Little Thing||Jimmy||aka The Perfect You|
|2002||Maid in Manhattan||John Bextrum|
|2004||Clipping Adam||Tom Sheppard|
|2006||The Treatment||Jake Singer|
|2007||Turn the River||Mike Simms||also executive producer, writer, director|
|2018||Seven in Heaven||Director, writer|
|1996||Homicide: Life on the Streets||Jude Silvio||Episode: The Heart of a Saturday Night|
|1999-00||It's Like, You Know...||Arthur Garment||26 episodes|
|2001-05||Malcolm in the Middle||Lionel Herkabe||9 episodes|
|2002||Path to War||Bill Moyers||Television movie, HBO|
|2004||Gilmore Girls||Jason Stiles||13 episodes|
|2008||Fringe||David Esterbrook||Episode: The Cure|
|2009||CSI: Miami||Garrett Yates||Episode: Kill Clause|
|2012||Bunheads||Conor||Episode 8: Blank Up, It's Time|
|2016||Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life||Jason Stiles||Episode: "Winter"|
Awards and Nominations
|2007||Hamptons International Film Festival||Best Screenplay||Turn the River||Won|
|2009||Independent Spirit Awards||John Cassavetes Award||Nominated|
|2011||20/20 Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Metropolitan||Nominated|
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