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Overview

Christopher Atkins
Atkins attending the Bench Warmer Holiday Party at Empire, Hollywood, California on December 5, 2009
Born Christopher Atkins Bomann
(1961-02-21) February 21, 1961 (age 54)
Rye, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1977–present
Spouse(s) Lyn Barron (m. 1985 - 2007), divorced
Children Grant Atkins (b. 1985)
Brittney Atkins (b. 1987)


Atkins attending the Bench Warmer Holiday Party at Empire, Hollywood, California on December 5, 2009 - Christopher Atkins
Atkins attending the Bench Warmer Holiday Party at Empire, Hollywood, California on December 5, 2009
For other people named Chris Atkins, see Chris Atkins (disambiguation).

Christopher Atkins (born Christopher Atkins Bomann;[1] February 21, 1961) is an American actor, who became famous in his debut role with co-star Brooke Shields in the 1980 film The Blue Lagoon.

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Thanks 1961
February 21: Christopher Atkins (born Christopher Atkins Bomann; February 21, 1961) is an American actor, who became famous in his debut role with co-star Brooke Shields in the 1980 film The Blue Lagoon.
Thanks 1985
May 25: In 2009, he appeared on VH1's Confessions of a Teen Idol, a reality show in featuring former teen idols. He married Lynne Barron, from Sydney, Australia, on 25 May 1985; the couple had two children, a son, Grant Atkins (born 10 December 1985) and a daughter, Brittney Atkins (born 1 May 1987). He owns an outdoor sports company and has patented a fishing lure.[citation needed] In July 2015, Swedish media reported that Atkins has been in a long-distance relationship with Sandra Ankarbjörk for nearly two years. They met after Ankarbjörk had contacted Atkins on Facebook. It was reported that Atkins spends some portions of the year in the Swedish town of Skövde as a result of this relationship.
Thanks 2007
He starred in the direct-to-DVD sci-fi movie 100 Million BC.
Thanks 2009
He appeared on VH1's Confessions of a Teen Idol, a reality show in featuring former teen idols.

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Early life

Atkins was born in Rye, New York, to German Americans Donald Bomann and Bitsy Nebauer. In high school, he was a lifeguard and sailing instructor, where he was discovered for The Blue Lagoon.

Career

He had no previous interest or experience in acting, but an agent he knew persuaded him to audition for The Blue Lagoon, a role he won over 2,000 other actors. In the film, he and co-star Brooke Shields played two teenage cousins who have lived alone together since they were marooned as children in a tropical paradise, eventually falling in love. The film grossed over $58 million with a production cost of $4.5 million.[citation needed]

Atkins in 1981 - Christopher Atkins
Atkins in 1981

He went on to star with Kristy McNichol in The Pirate Movie (1982), an update of Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta The Pirates of Penzance. He hit #71 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with the song "How Can I Live Without Her?", which appeared in The Pirate Movie.

In A Night in Heaven (1983), also starring Lesley Ann Warren, Atkins played Rick Monroe, an outspoken and overconfident student working his way through college as a male stripper. For one season (1983–1984), Atkins had a recurring role as swimming instructor Peter Richards on the CBS prime time soap opera Dallas in which his character has an affair with Sue Ellen Ewing.

Atkins has been the cover boy of many teen magazines and has appeared in several television commercials representing Coke and Adidas.

In the 1990s and 2000s, he appeared in the made-for-network and cable movies Fatal Charms, Project Shadowchaser III and Angel Flight Dawn. Other projects includef Caved In, Spiritual Warriors, 13th Child, The Employee of the Month, Tequila Express, Quigley and True Legends of the West. Comic roles include Mortuary Academy (1988), Shoot (1992) and he reunited with Shields on her series Suddenly Susan as a fellow journalist who is uninterested in her.[2]

In 2007, he starred in the direct-to-DVD sci-fi movie 100 Million BC. In 2009, he appeared on VH1's Confessions of a Teen Idol, a reality show in featuring former teen idols.[3]

Personal life

Atkins and his daughter on the red carpet at the 62nd Annual Mother Goose Parade in San Diego County, 2008. - Christopher Atkins
Atkins and his daughter on the red carpet at the 62nd Annual Mother Goose Parade in San Diego County, 2008.

He married Lynne Barron, from Sydney, Australia, on 25 May 1985; the couple had two children, a son, Grant Atkins (born 10 December 1985) and a daughter, Brittney Atkins (born 1 May 1987).[4][5]

He owns an outdoor sports company and has patented a fishing lure.[citation needed] In July 2015, Swedish media reported that Atkins has been in a long-distance relationship with Sandra Ankarbjörk for nearly two years. They met after Ankarbjörk had contacted Atkins on Facebook. It was reported that Atkins spends some portions of the year in the Swedish town of Skövde as a result of this relationship.[6]

Recognition

Atkins was nominated for a Golden Globe Awards for New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture – Male for The Blue Lagoon as well as Best Young Actor for the Young Artist Awards.

He is ranked Number 76 on VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars.

Filmography

  • The Blue Lagoon (1980) as Richard Lestrange
  • Child Bride of Short Creek (1981) (TV) as Isaac King
  • Swan Lake (1982) (voice) as Prince Siegfried
  • The Pirate Movie (1982) as Frederic
  • Aladdin and the Magic Lamp (1982) (voice) as Aladdin
  • A Night in Heaven (1983) as Rick Monroe (also known as Ricky The Rocket)
  • Dallas (1978) TV Series as Peter Richards (1983–1984)
  • Secret Weapons (1985) as Allan Collier
  • El ataque de los pájaros, also known as Evil Birds and Beaks: The Movie (1987) as Peter
  • Mortuary Academy (1988) as Max Grimm
  • Listen to Me (1989) as Bruce Arlington
  • Shakma (1990) as Sam
  • Fatal Charm (1990) as Adam
  • King's Ransom (1991) as Spence
  • Extralarge: Miami Killer (1991) as Blake
  • Wet and Wild Summer! (1992) as Bobby McCain
  • Dracula Rising (1993) as Vlad
  • Die Watching (1993) as Michael Terrence
  • Dispara! (1993) as Spence
  • Trigger Fast (1994) as Dusty Fog
  • Signal One, also known as Bullet Down Under (1994) as Martin Bullet
  • Guns of Honor (1994) as Dusty Fog
  • Bandit Goes Country (1994) as Johnny Bruce
  • Smoke n Lightnin (1995) as Lightnin'
  • Project Shadowchaser III (1995) as Snake
  • Red Shoe Diaries 13: Four on the Floor (1996) (segment "Four on the Floor")
  • It's My Party (1996) as Jack Allen
  • Dead Man's Island (1996) as Roger Prescott
  • Angel Flight Down (1996) as Jack Bahr
  • Mutual Needs (1997) as Andrew
  • Shoot (1998) as Spence
  • The Little Unicorn (1998) as PC Sid Edwards
  • Lima: Breaking the Silence (1998) as Jeff
  • Deadly Delusions (1999) as Sam Gitlin
  • Stageghost (2000) as Matthew Bronson
  • Dark Realm (2000) (TV Series)
  • Civility (2000) as John Cade
  • Title to Murder (2001) as Paul Shaughnessy
  • Tequila Express (2002) as David Manning
  • The Stoneman (2002) as Kip Hollings
  • Mending Fences (2002) as Tom
  • The Employee of the Month (2002) as Bill
  • The Color of Water (2002) as Clay
  • 13th Child (2002) as Ron
  • Quigley (2003) as Woodward
  • True Legends of the West (2003) as Theodore Sutherland
  • The Librarians (a.k.a. Strike Force) (2004) as Ringo
  • Caved In: Prehistoric Terror (2005) (TV) as John Palmer
  • Spiritual Warriors (2005) as King of Sparta
  • 100 Million BC (2007) as Erik Reno
  • Hidden (2008) as Walter
  • I Am Somebody: No Chance in Hell (it) (2008) (original title: Chinaman's Chance) as Jacob
  • Forget Me Not (2008) as Mr. Channing
  • Confessions of a Teen Idol (2009)
  • Exodus Fall (2009) as Wayne Minor
  • Gathering of Heroes: Legend of the Seven Swords (2009) as Garrik Grayraven
  • The Hard Ride (2009) as George Custer
  • Prism (2009) as Detective Shane Dover
  • The Earth Empires: Ottoman Invasion (2010) as jannisery Commander Murat of the Dark
  • Harley's Hill (2011) as Mr. Miller, the father of Sara, a young girl determined to turn a runaway horse into a prized thoroughbred
  • Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012) as Mr. Christiansen
  • Waiting in the Wings: The Musical (2014) as Priest

References

  1. ^ Christopher Atkins Biography. Movies.yahoo.com (April 20, 2011). Retrieved on 2013-07-24.
  2. ^ Suddenly Susan: Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut. TV.com (February 7, 1999). Retrieved on 2013-07-24.
  3. ^ Confessions of a Teen Idol's VH1 Page. Vh1.com. Retrieved on July 24, 2013.
  4. ^ Ron Galella Archive - 2012: Actor Christopher Atkins, wife Lyn Barron, daughter Brittney Bomann and son Grant Bomann [retrieved 31 July 2015].
  5. ^ Christopher Atkins at nndb.com [retrieved 31 July 2015].
  6. ^ http://www.aftonbladet.se/nojesbladet/klick/article21099559.ab
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