THIS IS US made America sit up in their seats and pay attention to the man behind the immediate heart throb of Toby, Chris Sullivan. He first gained attention for his portrayal of Tom Cleary on the Cinemax drama THE KNICK. He played Benny Hammond in STRANGER THINGS and Taserface in GUARDIAN OF GALAXY VOL. 2. It may appear that Chris had an easy ride to the dense career track he is on, but he has been putting in the work for over 17 years. Graduation from Loyal Marymont University left him transformed from a Tennis pro turned actor and climbing the ladder to seek representation. A self-proclaimed perfectionist and dedicated artist with no backup plan, listen in to see how he landed his agent several years after graduation, how he made $5000 stretch for almost a year living in Los Angeles, how Broadway prepared him for a role of a lifetime on the Cinemax show THE KNICK and how every part since The KNICK can all be traced back to that character.
Chris is currently starring on the hit NBC show THIS IS US and is the lead singer of the band SULLY AND THE BENEVOLENT FOLK.
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“Have faith in something, develop faith in something greater than yourself. That is the thing that will carry you through all the hard times.”
“Rehearsal for high school play is the same as Broadway rehearsal, doesn’t matter, creativity is the same.” CLICK TO TWEET
“An artistic endeavor, job of any art (good, bad or other) is to elicit some desire of exploration in the audience.” CLICK TO TWEET
Great interview! I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about Chris’ journey. Loved it.