Happy Birthday to our favorite Guardian and velociraptor whisperer, Chris Pratt who turns 38 today.
Christopher Michael Pratt was born in 1979 in Virginia, Minnesota. While living in Maui, Hawaii, Pratt lived out of a van and slept in a tent on the beach. in an interview with The Independent, he had the following to say about his then situation,
“It’s a pretty awesome place to be homeless. We just drank and smoked weed and worked minimal hours, just enough to cover gas, food, and fishing supplies.”
He was noticed by actress/director Rae Dawn Chong while waiting tables. She hired him for her horror movie short Cursed Part 3.
His first regular television role was in Everwood where he played the role of Harrold Abbott. After the show canceled, he went on to join the fourth season of The O.C.
He appeared in the film Wanted and in 2009, started his role as Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation.
Pratt went on to appear in a number of films including Moneyball, 10 years, Zero Dark Thirty, Her, The Lego Movie, The Magnificant Seven, and Passengers.
In 2014, he became our favorite “Guardian” playing the role of Peter Quill/Star Lord in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. In the following year, he starred as Owen Grady in Jurassic World. He reprised both roles in this year’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and the upcoming Jurassic World 2. He will also play Grady in the Marvel film Avengers: Infinity War scheduled for release in May 2018.
This past April, Chris Pratt was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Pratt met his wife, Anna Faris on the set of Take Me Home and the couple got married in 2009. They have a son named Jack who was born in August of 2012.
Join us here at FanFest News in wishing Chris the happiest of birthdays with many more to come!
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