If you were a teenager or a young adult during the ‘90s, you probably think you know everything about the hit comedy film “American Pie” and the actors in it. However, do you know where The Sherminator is now, and what his marital status is?
Early life and Education
Chris Owen was born on 25 September 1980, in Michigan USA. His parents are Rosie Taylor and Gary Owen, and he has a younger brother, Gareth Owen.
He was raised in California, US, to where his family moved when he was just a toddler.
He went to the local high school, but later moved to Parkhead, Edinburgh in Scotland, so he could attend Stevenson College.
Owen’s acting career started when he was only 10 years old, when he landed a role in the French-Canadian film “Le Peloton D’Execution” in 1991. In the early ‘90s, he acted in several feature films, such as “It Runs in the Family”, “Major Payne”, “Angus” and “Black Sheep”. He portrayed a guest role in several TV series from this time period, such as “Picket Fences”, “Boy Meets World” and “7th Heaven”.
In 1997, he portrayed Steve in a family drama “The Ride”, and the next year had a small role of Klepto Kid in “Can Hardly Wait”. In 1999 he portrayed Quentin in “October Sky”, a role that earned him a Young Star Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in Drama Film nomination. That same year, he portrayed Derek Funkhouser Rutley in a high school romantic comedy, “She’s All That”.
Owen’s breakthrough role happened in 1999, when he portrayed the self-proclaimed womanizer, Chuck Sherman aka The Sherminator, in the famous comedy film, “American Pie”.
This led to Owen’s increased popularity, and in 2000 he had a prominent role in the comedy film, “Ready to Rumble”. The next year he appeared in two episodes of TV series “Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family”, as well as in a comedy film “Going Greek”. He reprised the role of Chuck Sherman in a sequel of “American Pie” that aired in 2001 then in 2002 he appeared in “Van Wilder: Party Liaison” as well as in “A Midsummer Night’s Rave”, in which he portrayed the role of Frankie. In 2003 he appeared in an episode of TV series “Everwood” and he had a guest role in detective comedy TV series “Monk”.
That same year, he co-starred as Leonard Smallwood in a crime comedy “Gold Diggers”. In 2004, he made an appearance in the feature film “Hidalgo”, and also portrayed Trent Barker in an episode of the TV series “Without a Trace”, then Huey in “Dear Wendy”, a crime drama written by Lars von Trier. In 2005, he reprised the role of Chuck Sherman in a short movie spin-off from “American Pie”, “American Pie Presents: Band Camp”.
In the late 2000s, he appeared in several feature films, including “The Mist”, “Just Add Water”, “The Life of Lucky Cucumber” and “Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion”.
In 2012, he returned again as Chuck Sherman in “American Reunion”, and the same year portrayed Officer Young in “Pretty Bad Actress”, then appeared as Chad in the short movie “Undead: A Love Story”. He appeared in the 2015 comedy movie “Bachelors”, and in the next year was Matthew in “All That Jam”. In 2016 he had guest roles in the popular TV series “Criminal Minds” and entitled “Scarecrow”, before portraying Mike Kastelein in the final season of the crime series “Hand of God”, and in 2018 he appeared in “The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time”.
Owen has also appeared in several music videos. He was in the video for Something Corporate’s song “If You C Jordan”, as well as in a video for Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike’s hit single “Mammoth”.
He married his longtime girlfriend, Michelle Beck, in 2007, however, the couple divorced in 2012 – they don’t have children together. In 2013, Owen started dating a fellow actress, Dayna Cousins, who is known for her roles in movies such as “Dark Feed” and “Shout It Out!” On 22 July 2018, the duo announced their engagement on Owen’s Instagram profile, via a picture that showed her engagement ring.
In 2014, during an interview for “New York Daily News”, Owen admitted that he was working as a sushi restaurant waiter, and stated that ‘life doesn’t always go the way you planned. I love acting and this job lets me stay in the fight.’
Owen has a Corgi dog, called Barron, who is a common guest on Owen’s Instagram profile.
He is often confused with the Australian filmmaker of the same name.
Owen is active on the social media platform Instagram, on which he is posting photos that show his private life.
Owen makes most of his money from his acting career. He is usually playing supporting roles, and this has earned him an estimated net worth of around $500,000 as of early 2020.
Owen has a height of 5ft 10ins (1.78m) and weighs around 150lbs (68kgs). He has ginger red hair, and sports a goatee; he has bright blue eyes.