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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Other names||Chris Britton|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, stage actor|
|Agent||Edna Talent Management|
(m. 1980; div. 1986)
Gwynyth Walsh (m. 2006)
Christopher Britton sometimes credited as "Chris Britton," is a Canadian-born film and television actor, voice actor and stage actor who is probably best known for his work in X-Men: The Animated Series, in which he was the voice of Mister Sinister. More recently, he has voiced the character of Soichiro Yagami in the English dub of the anime series Death Note and its live action counterpart. He also was the narrator on the Dino Crisis II video game created by Capcom in 2000. He has a regular role as Richard Norton in Da Vinci's Inquest/City Hall, and has acted in several different movies from The Day After Tomorrow to Godsend. He has worked on many different plays and theater productions, including two seasons with the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, and has acted throughout Ontario, Vancouver, and the United States.
Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Chris Britton first studied acting as a teenager. For a brief period, an interest in dance led him to become a member of the Judy Jarvis Dance Company, one of the first modern dance companies in Toronto. He graduated from York University with a BFA in theatre. While an undergraduate he was an Associate Fellow of Stong College teaching a course in the life and work of Edward Gordon Craig. Upon graduating he spent two seasons at both the Stratford and Shaw Festivals and worked at regional theaters across Canada. In 1980 Chris started the first Artists Action Network within Amnesty International that worked for the release of imprisoned artists. During the early eighties he studied acting with Uta Hagen in New York City and acted in The Misanthrope directed by Mark Lamos at The Hartford Stage and The Taming of the Shrew at the Astor Place Theater in New York. He returned to Canada to be a member of the Grand Theater Company with Robin Phillips. In the late 80's he landed the role of 'Einstein' in the one actor play and toured Canada, Boston and Louisville, Kentucky. in over 200 performances. In film and television his talents as a character actor can be seen in roles such as the evil Rombout Kemp in Peter Greenaway's Nightwatching, the KKK leader opposite Forest Whitaker in Deacons For Defense, the mad film critic in John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns and in The Final Cut opposite Robin Williams. He has had recurring roles in DaVinci's Inquest, DaVinci's City Hall, Intelligence and Painkiller Jane. His first screenplay Capital Murder, based on the true story of the lawyer who defended the last two men to be executed in Canada was awarded a Fellowship in the Praxis Screenwriting Competition. A second screenplay, The Good Men, an action thriller, was also awarded a Fellowship at Praxis.
Chris Britton lives and works in Vancouver with his wife, actress Gwynyth Walsh and frequently returns to Toronto to work and spend time with his daughter Paget.
Graduate of the York University Theatre program (1970s)
Performed at Canada's Stratford Festival
|1979||The Brood||Man In Auditorium|
|1981||Ticket to Heaven||Simon|
|1986||Maximum Overdrive||Drive-thru Teller Voice||Voice|
|1989||Millennium||Council Chamber Member, Buffalo|
|1997||Good Will Hunting||Executive #2|
|2003||Deacons for Defense||William Chase|
|2004||The Final Cut||Jason Monroe|
|2004||The Day After Tomorrow||Vorsteen|
|2006||Death Note||Soichiro Yagami||Dubbing role for Takeshi Kaga|
|2009||No One Knows You Like Your Mother||Victor Alberton|
|2011||Thor: Tales of Asgard||Odin||Voice|
|2013||Carrie||Dr. Dean L. McDuffy|
|2017||Death Note||Aaron Peltz||Netflix film|
|1981||The Great Detective||Miles Porter||Episode: "Skull-Duggery"|
|1994||Kung Fu: The Legend Continues||Father Williams||Episode: "The Possessed"|
|1995||TekWar||Janus||Episode: "Tek Posse"|
|1998||Silver Surfer||Prime Minister Zarek||Voice|
Episode: "The Forever War"
|2002||Mutant X||J.K. Bergman||Episode: "Sign from Above"|
|2004-05||Da Vinci's Inquest||Richard Norton||8 Episodes|
|2005||Stargate Atlantis||Prenum||Episode: "The Siege: Part 2"|
|2007-08||Death Note||Soichiro Yagami||English Dub|
|2011||Mayday||Capt. Chesley Sullenberger||Episode: "Hudson Splash Down"|
|2011-12||Iron Man: Armored Adventures||Doctor Doom||Voice|
|2017-19||My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic||Star Swirl the Bearded||Voice|
|1995||Marvel Super Heroes||Iron Man|||
|2000||Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes||Uncredited|
|Dino Crisis II||Male Narration|||
|Project I.G.I.||1st truck vocal-effects, Additional Voices|
|2005||Evil Dead: Regeneration||Additional voices|
|The Matrix: Path of Neo||Swordsman||Uncredited|
- "Chris Britton - 10 Character Images". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
- "Marvel Animation Age – The Marvel Animation News Resource". Marvel.toonzone.net. Retrieved 2016-03-09.