Chris D’Elia is an American comedian, actor and podcast host of Italian and Polish descent. Among his major influences as a comedian are Bryan Callen, Eddie Murphy, Jim Carrey and Mitzi Shore.
D’Elia has a younger brother named Matt D’Elia, who is a filmmaker and an actor. Their father Bill D’Elia, a television producer and director, is a second generation Italian-American.
Matt and Chris’s mother Eleanor “Ellie” Dombroski D’Elia, who worked at ABC, is of Polish and Italian descent. She attended Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, United States and Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, USA.
Chris started acting when he was a student in La Cañada High School in La Cañada Flintridge, California. Here are 13 more facts about the Italian-Polish-American comedian and actor:
- He was born in Montclair, New Jersey where he was also raised.
- A teetotaler, he has never consumed illicit drugs or alcohol.
- He was 12 years old when he and his family relocated to Los Angeles, California, USA in 1992.
- From 1996 to 1997, he made his television debut by playing Luke Sarison in the ABC medical drama series “Chicago Hope.”
- In 1998, he graduated from La Cañada High School.
- He went to New York University in New York City, New York to study acting but he dropped out after one year.
- In 2004, he made his film debut by playing Marc in “Almost,” which also starred Janelle Bayard and Vanessa Branch.
- He was married to Emily Montague from 2006 to 2010.
- From 2010 to 2018, he was featured in 15 episodes of “Laugh Factory.”
- On February 3, 2013, he released his debut comedy album “Such is Life.”
- His podcast “Congratulations with Chris D’Elia” started in 2017.
- He has one son who was born in February 2020.
- He appeared as the stunt double of Marshall Bruce “Eminem” Mathers III in the music video of Sir Robert Bryson “Logic” Hall II’s song “Homicide” featuring Eminem, which was released on May 3, 2019.