Television, film and stage actor Chris Chalk was a keynote speaker at the 69th annual SETC Convention this March in Mobile, AL. In addition to his Thursday keynote presentation, Chalk led a masterclass for high school students on Wednesday.
Meet Chris Chalk
Chris Chalk is currently starring as “Lucius Fox” on Fox’s drama series “Gotham.”
Most recently, Chalk wrapped Gideon Raff’s “The Red Sea Diving Resort” which he stars in opposite Haley Bennett, Chris Evans and Ben Kingsley. The film will be released in 2018. Chris also played the memorable role of “Officer Frank” in Kathryn Bigelow’s DETROIT.
Previously, Chalk starred opposite Aaron Paul in Zack Whedon’s independent film “Come and Find Me” and also starred opposite Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez in “Lila and Eve” which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival with rave reviews. He also co-starred in Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” opposite Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Chalk plays “Clemens Ray,” a fellow kidnapped slave who is brought to the South along with “Solomon” (Ejiofor).
On TV, Chris played “Gary Cooper” in Aaron Sorkin’s award winning HBO series “The Newsroom.” He previously Chris played the role of “Tom Walker” on Showtime’s Emmy Winning Series “Homeland” and recurred on USA Network’s “Complications” and WGN’s “Underground.” He also guest starred in hit series such as in CBS’ “Unforgettable,” FX’s “Justified,” “Persons of Interest,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Good Wife,” “Rescue Me,” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”
In 2010, Chalk received the “Recognition for Outstanding Broadway Debut” at the 66th Annual Theatre Awards and was awarded a Drama Desk Awards “Best Featured Actor Nomination” for his portrayal of “Cory” in August Wilson’s “Fences”. Chris starred opposite Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in the Tony Award Winning Broadway show.
Chalk’s previous stage work includes Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize winning play “Ruined”, “Unconditional” (LAByrinth Theatre Company, The Public Theater), “Defiance” (Manhattan Theatre Club City Center), The Overwhelming (Roundabout) and most recently played a death-row inmate in Nathan Louis Jackson’s “When I Come to Die” (Lincoln Center) directed by Tony Award-nominated Thomas Kail.
Previously, Chris starred in Focus Features’ “Being Flynn” playing “Ivan” opposite Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore, and has appeared in a variety of films such as the hit film based on the Broadway musical “Rent,” “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead,” “The Architect,” and “Then She Found Me.”