Chris: "I consider an inspiration from God gave me the courage to tackle my dreams".
Conducted by Phil
March 17th, 2006
Chris Kramer may be best known to
fans of Canadian series The Collector in which he plays the lead role of
Morgan Pym, but this talented young actor has also appeared in many of
genre TV's finest shows, including The Twilight Zone and The Dead
Read on to see what Chris has been up to since season
three of The Collector wrapped.
What were your hobbies as a
child were you always a creative person?
My hobbies as a child included, playing sports, t-ball, soccer, also going
to work with dad on the weekends was cool cause he would always pay cash,
and just about anything to bug my older sister Amy.
When did you become interested
in acting and how did you go about breaking into the
My interest for acting started at an early age but I never actually got
into the business until I was in my early twenties, when what I consider
an inspiration from God gave me the courage to tackle my dreams.
You have been a part of some
amazing TV shows thus far, how did you enjoy working on The Twilight
The Twilight Zone was a fantastic experience, not only because I got to be
a part of a legendary show, but also because I had the pleasure of working
with Molly Sims, and was there when she got the phone call about landing
her role on Las Vegas.
"Going to work with dad on the weekends was cool cause he would always pay cash".
In 2004 you landed the lead
role in The Collector. Did you have to go through some pretty tough
auditions to get the part?
Getting the role of Morgan on The Collector was actually smooth and quick,
it all happened with two auditions and all within a week. That's pretty
rare in this business.
What initially drew you to the
script and the role of Morgan Pym?
What initially drew me to the role of Morgan, I'll have to be honest, was
just the chance to be the lead on a series, but once I got into the
character and talked to Jon Cooksey about the role and history, it really
tied in to my beliefs as a catholic and I liked where the series was
Would you say you are
attracted to darker roles and in particular parts in horror or sci-fi
I wouldn't say I'm attracted to darker roles, for now that's what coming
to me, in future I would love to be a huge action star. Think
The Bourne Identity.
You have worked with some very
talented young actors, especially on The
Collector, does that help to make the long hours a little bit easier?
Working with great actors always makes things easier, I have been so
blessed to have worked with so many on my show, and they are all
"I would love to work on 24".
You did an episode of The Dead
Zone last year. The show has established a very strong following, did you
enjoy being able to be a part of the show?
Being a part of The Dead Zone was such a pleasure, not only because it’s a
great show but the actors; Michael Hall and the others were so
professional and made it a great place to work.
There is a lot of stuff going
on in Canada of late with the majority of shows and movies being shot
there, does that make it easier to find work or do you find that there is
At this point in my career, I'm finding it easier to find work not only in
Canada, but also in the US which is where I am now based.
Is there any particular show
you would like to work on?
I would love to work on 24 but for now my main focus is movies.
What are your plans for the
future in terms of you career and possible roles or
I just finished a movie called Afghan Knights with Michael Madsen and Gary
Stretch. I'm doing a movie called Circle of Friends in Montreal in April,
then hopefully kill, kill faster, faster in early May.
"Thank you ever so much for taking part in this interview
And we wish you the very best of luck in the future."