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Chris O'Donnell

Actor, "NCIS: Los Angeles"

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Chris O'Donnell Biography

Variously labeled by the press as "The Last Boy Scout" or "Mr. Squeaky Clean", he is an actor whose ordinary, decent personal life has translated to the screen in wholesome, regular guy roles. Blandly attractive, but possessing enough gravity to be a compelling screen presence, he has provided able support to some of cinema's powerful personalities (e.g., Jessica Lange, Al Pacino) as well as proving a successful light comedian, It was only when he attempted to translate his straight-laced, preppy persona and instinctual approach to performing into a dramatic leading man (as in 1997's "The Chamber") that he stumbled.

The Chicago-area native began his career as a juvenile model after learning that a female classmate earned $60 for a session. Armed with head shots and determination, the blond, blue-eyed O'Donnell soon landed print ads for Marshall Field's department stores. Local TV commercials soon followed before he landed his first professional acting role in a 1986 episode of the ABC series "Jack and Mike" (which was shot in Chicago). Although he preferred to attend crew practice than audition for his breakthrough debut screen role as Jessica Lange's teenage son in "Men Don't Leave" (shot in 1988; released in 1990), O'Donnell subsequently nailed the part and his career began to blossom. He was briefly seen in "Fried Green Tomatoes" (1991) as the doomed brother of Idgie Threadgoode (Mary Stuart Masterson) and offered a fine turn as a preppie rooming with a Jewish student (Brendan Fraser) in "School Ties" (1992), roles which typecast him.

"Scent of a Woman" (1992) also played off his altar-boy looks, casting him as a student reluctantly shanghaied into accompanying a belligerent blind military officer (Al Pacino) to NYC. Although Pacino's histrionics threatened to blow him off the screen, O'Donnell managed to hold the screen, projecting a quiet strength that fit the character. Attempting to shift gears, the actor accepted the role of the callow D'Artagnan in yet another remake of "The Three Musketeers" (1993) but he was upstaged by his more flamboyant co-stars Charlie Sheen and Kiefer Sutherland as well as an ill-advised curly hairdo. Rebounding, O'Donnell tapped his familial Irish roots to portray a big man on campus who catches the eye of an overweight dreamer in "Circle of Friends" (1995). Further honing his chops as a romantic leading man, he was paired with wild child Drew Barrymore in "Mad Love" (also 1995) in Antonia Bird's study of a misunderstood teenage couple. With the same year's revisionist "Batman Forever", O'Donnell allowed his natural charisma to come to the fore as circus acrobat Dick Grayson whom he essayed with the right notes of rebellious cockiness that played off Val Kilmer's stoic Caped Crusader. Attempting to stretch his thespian muscles further, he stumbled as an inexperienced lawyer attempting to save his racist grandfather from Death Row in "The Chamber" and was miscast as the young Ernest Hemingway (opposite Sandra Bullock) in the biographical romance "In Love and War" (both 1996). Following a reprise of his sidekick (this time to George Clooney) in the overproduced and confusing mess "Batman & Robin" (1997), O'Donnell withdrew from showbiz to get married and enjoy quality time with his bride. He returned to the screen as a goofy deputy investigating a possible homicide while romancing the deceased's granddaughter in Robert Altman's Southern Gothic comedy "Cookie's Fortune" (1999). Later that year, under the auspices of his George Street Films, he made his producing debut on "The Bachelor", a romantic comedy loosely based on the 1925 Buster Keaton vehicle "Seven Chances". In the film, O'Donnell starred as a reluctant groom who must marry within a 24-hour period in order to inherit his grandfather's multi-million dollar estate. He then segued to the action adventure "Vertical Limit" (2000), playing a mountaineer who comes out of retirement to save his sister who is trapped in a vertical cave on a climb in the Himalayas.

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    Booking fees for Chris O'Donnell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Chris O'Donnell, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Chris O'Donnell?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chris O'Donnell for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chris O'Donnell for your next private or corporate function.
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Chris O'Donnell Biography

Variously labeled by the press as "The Last Boy Scout" or "Mr. Squeaky Clean", he is an actor whose ordinary, decent personal life has translated to the screen in wholesome, regular guy roles. Blandly attractive, but possessing enough gravity to be a compelling screen presence, he has provided able support to some of cinema's powerful personalities (e.g., Jessica Lange, Al Pacino) as well as proving a successful light comedian, It was only when he attempted to translate his straight-laced, preppy persona and instinctual approach to performing into a dramatic leading man (as in 1997's "The Chamber") that he stumbled.

The Chicago-area native began his career as a juvenile model after learning that a female classmate earned $60 for a session. Armed with head shots and determination, the blond, blue-eyed O'Donnell soon landed print ads for Marshall Field's department stores. Local TV commercials soon followed before he landed his first professional acting role in a 1986 episode of the ABC series "Jack and Mike" (which was shot in Chicago). Although he preferred to attend crew practice than audition for his breakthrough debut screen role as Jessica Lange's teenage son in "Men Don't Leave" (shot in 1988; released in 1990), O'Donnell subsequently nailed the part and his career began to blossom. He was briefly seen in "Fried Green Tomatoes" (1991) as the doomed brother of Idgie Threadgoode (Mary Stuart Masterson) and offered a fine turn as a preppie rooming with a Jewish student (Brendan Fraser) in "School Ties" (1992), roles which typecast him.

"Scent of a Woman" (1992) also played off his altar-boy looks, casting him as a student reluctantly shanghaied into accompanying a belligerent blind military officer (Al Pacino) to NYC. Although Pacino's histrionics threatened to blow him off the screen, O'Donnell managed to hold the screen, projecting a quiet strength that fit the character. Attempting to shift gears, the actor accepted the role of the callow D'Artagnan in yet another remake of "The Three Musketeers" (1993) but he was upstaged by his more flamboyant co-stars Charlie Sheen and Kiefer Sutherland as well as an ill-advised curly hairdo. Rebounding, O'Donnell tapped his familial Irish roots to portray a big man on campus who catches the eye of an overweight dreamer in "Circle of Friends" (1995). Further honing his chops as a romantic leading man, he was paired with wild child Drew Barrymore in "Mad Love" (also 1995) in Antonia Bird's study of a misunderstood teenage couple. With the same year's revisionist "Batman Forever", O'Donnell allowed his natural charisma to come to the fore as circus acrobat Dick Grayson whom he essayed with the right notes of rebellious cockiness that played off Val Kilmer's stoic Caped Crusader. Attempting to stretch his thespian muscles further, he stumbled as an inexperienced lawyer attempting to save his racist grandfather from Death Row in "The Chamber" and was miscast as the young Ernest Hemingway (opposite Sandra Bullock) in the biographical romance "In Love and War" (both 1996). Following a reprise of his sidekick (this time to George Clooney) in the overproduced and confusing mess "Batman & Robin" (1997), O'Donnell withdrew from showbiz to get married and enjoy quality time with his bride. He returned to the screen as a goofy deputy investigating a possible homicide while romancing the deceased's granddaughter in Robert Altman's Southern Gothic comedy "Cookie's Fortune" (1999). Later that year, under the auspices of his George Street Films, he made his producing debut on "The Bachelor", a romantic comedy loosely based on the 1925 Buster Keaton vehicle "Seven Chances". In the film, O'Donnell starred as a reluctant groom who must marry within a 24-hour period in order to inherit his grandfather's multi-million dollar estate. He then segued to the action adventure "Vertical Limit" (2000), playing a mountaineer who comes out of retirement to save his sister who is trapped in a vertical cave on a climb in the Himalayas.

Chris O'Donnell Videos

  • Chris O'Donnell Still Has The Robin Costume - YouTube
  • NCIS: LA - Chris O'Donnell's Ice Bucket Challenge - YouTube

FAQs on booking Chris O'Donnell

  • How to book Chris O'Donnell?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chris O'Donnell for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Chris O'Donnell, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Chris O'Donnell or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Chris O'Donnell?

    Booking fees for Chris O'Donnell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Chris O'Donnell, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Chris O'Donnell?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chris O'Donnell for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chris O'Donnell for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Chris O'Donnell or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chris O'Donnell or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Chris O'Donnell is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chris O'Donnell for your event is available upon request. Chris O'Donnell generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rachel Zegler, BJ Harrison, Jaden Michael, Matthias Schweighöfer and Daniel Ezra. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chris O'Donnell for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Chris O'Donnell Still Has The Robin Costume - YouTube
    NCIS: LA - Chris O'Donnell's Ice Bucket Challenge - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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