- 1 Who is Christopher Daniel Barnes?
- 2 How rich is he, as of now? Christopher Daniel Barnes Net Worth
- 3 Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background
- 4 Career Beginnings
- 5 Rise to Prominence
- 6 Continued Success
- 7 Further Work
- 8 Roles in the 2000s and 2010s
- 9 Career as an Author
- 10 Appearance and Vital Statistics
- 11 Personal Life and Hobbies
Who is Christopher Daniel Barnes?
Christopher Daniel Barnes was born on 7 November 1972 under the zodiac sign of Scorpio, in Portland, Maine USA. He is a 48-year-old actor and voice actor, probably still best recognized for playing Scott Hayden in the ABC sci-fi series “Starman” (1986-1987), and for lending his voice to Prince Eric in the Disney animated musical fantasy film “The Little Mermaid” (1989), and voicing the title character in the Fox Kids Network’s superhero animated series “Spider-Man” (1994-1998).
How rich is he, as of now? Christopher Daniel Barnes Net Worth
As of early 2021, Christopher Daniel Barnes’ net worth is estimated at over $3 million, earned through his successful career in the film industry as both actor and voice actor, working on 55 television and film titles since he, and probably his parents launched his career back in the mid-1980s.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background
Christopher Daniel Barnes spent his early years in his hometown of Portland until the age of eight, when his family moved to New York City to pursue his career. He was raised an only child by his father, Steve Barnes and his mother, Carol Nixon. He holds American nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. His career began while he was still attending elementary school – he completed his high school education in 1990, then focused on his career rather than pursuing a college degree, but returned later and obtain his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2004, and subsequently also earned his Master of Arts degree in 2009.
Christopher Daniel Barnes started his career as a child model and actor by appearing in various TV commercials, while he made his debut film appearance as Kevin Palmer Jr. in the 1984 romantic comedy-thriller film “American Dreamer”, next to JoBeth Williams, Tom Conti and Giancarlo Giannini. In the following year he played Tom Harding in the made-for-TV drama film “Picking Up The Pieces”, and then guest-starred as Gardner Waterford in the episode “Columbus Circle” of the children’s anthology series “ABC Weekend Special”, and Paul Stenbeck in three episodes of the CBS soap opera “As The World Turns”.
Rise to Prominence
Christopher’s big break came when he was just 14, and chosen to portray Scott Hayden in the ABC sci-fi series “Starman” (1986-1987), which earned him a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Young Actor Starring in a Television Drama Series. Then in the following year he was nominated for the same award in the same category for his performance as Ross Harper in the short-lived NBC sitcom “Day By Day”, aired from 1988 to 1989. His voice-over career began with Prince Eric in the Disney animated musical fantasy film “The Little Mermaid” (1989), which he would later reprise in such video games as “Disney’s Ariel the Little Mermaid” (1992), “Ariel’s Story Studio” (1997), and “Kingdom Hearts II” (2005).
Thereafter, he guest-starred as Will Hatch / Boyd in two episodes of the anthology series “ABC Afterschool Special” (1989-1990), Kevin Kelly in the episode “Feelings” of the NBC sitcom “The Golden Girls” (1990), and Dave in the episode “Exile” of the TV family drama series “Disneyland” (1990). During the same year, he provided additional voice-overs in the TBS animated superhero series “Captain Planet And The Planeteers”, and appeared in the made-for-TV family comedy film “Just Perfect”.
The ‘90s continued with his portrayal of Jay Butterman in the made-for-TV sci-fi comedy film “Frankenstein: The College Years”, and voice-over of Sergeant Sonny Bonds in the video game “Police Quest III: The Kindred”, both in 1991.
He then played Sean in the made-for-TV crime drama film “Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story”, and guest-starred as Crawford’s son in the episode “Guns ‘n’ Neurosis” of the Fox sitcom “Herman’s Head”, both in 1992.
Afterwards, Christopher guest-starred as Farnsworth in three episodes of the NBC sitcom “Blossom” (1992-1995), Josh Elliott in the episode “Darien Comes Home” of the PTEN sci-fi series “Time Trax” (1993), and Raymond in the episode “A Chip Off the Old Charley” of the NBC sitcom “Empty Nest” (1994). He then landed the role of Barry in the 1994 short adventure comedy-drama film “A Pig’s Tale”, before joining the main cast of the Fox Kids Network’s superhero animated series “Spider-Man”, providing his voice to the title character from 1994 to 1998. He reprised the role in the video game “Spider-Man Cartoon Maker” (1995), and the action sci-fi animated film “Spider-Man: Secret Wars” (1997).
Also in 1995, Christopher landed the role of Greg Brady in the comedy film “The Brady Bunch Movie”, which he would later reprise in the episode “A House To Die For” of the NBC sitcom “Wings” (1995), and the film “A Very Brady Sequel” (1996). Meantime, he portrayed Michael in the made-for-TV comedy film “Spring Fling!”, and guest-starred as Scott Leone in the episode “Between Mother And Daughter” of the anthology series “CBS Schoolbreak Special” and a fraternity brother in the segment “The Brotherhood” of the UPN paranormal anthology series “Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories”, all in 1995.
After guest-starring as Donal Miller in the episode “To Party Or Not To Party” of the ABC teen sitcom “Clueless” (1996), Christopher was cast as Lenny in the Fox teen drama series “Beverly Hills, 90210”, and did the voice-over of James in the video game “Return To Krondor”, both in 1998.
Later that year, he was chosen to play Leonard Rickets in the UPN sitcom “Malcolm & Eddie” through 2000, and that year guest-starred as Lt. Andy Kingsley in the episode “JAG TV” of the CBS legal drama series “JAG” and Police Officer in two episodes of The WB’s family drama series “7th Heaven”.
Roles in the 2000s and 2010s
In 2001, Christopher did the voice-overs of Taggart McStone in the episode “Agent Tag” of the Chinese-American animated comedy series “Jackie Chan Adventures” and The Prince in the fantasy comedy animated film “Cinderella II: Dreams Come True”, which he would later reprise in its 2007 sequel, entitled “Cinderella III: A Twist In Time”. He also made guest-starring appearances as Ken Duncan in the episode “Friends, Colleagues, Brothers” of the UPN sitcom “Girlfriends”, and Dennis Loggins in the episode “Most Likely To Succeed” of the CBS fantasy drama series “Touched By An Angel”, also in 2001.
Thereafter, he provided the voice of Scott Donovan in the video games “Law & Order: Dead On The Money” (2002) and “Law & Order: Double Or Nothing” (2003), and landed the role of Ryan Ballister in the romantic comedy film “Shut Up And Kiss Me” (2004).
Christopher did additional voices acting in the 2007 direct-to-video animated musical film “Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams”, after which he voiced Spider-Man Noir in the 2010 video game “Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions” and Spider-Man 2099 in the 2011 video game “Spider-Man: Edge Of Time”. Christopher continued with voice-overs of Symbiote Spider-Man and Superior Spider-Man in the video game “Marvel Heroes” (2013), and Electro, Spyder-Knight, and Wolf Spider in the Disney XD superhero animated series “Ultimate Spider-Man” from 2013 through2019, and concurrently also lent his voice to Donald Menken in the video game “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”, and Electro and Vulture in the video game “Spider-Man Unlimited”, both in 2014. Most recently, he reprised the role of Electro in the 2019 video game “Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order”.
Career as an Author
Apart from being a professional actor and voice actor, Christopher is also known as a writer, having written many short stories, which you can read on his official website, including “The Addict”, “The Wolf”, and “The Watcher”. In October 2013, he published a short story entitled “The Warrior” via CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Christopher Daniel Barnes has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 11ins (1.80m), but information about his weight, vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.
Personal Life and Hobbies
Christopher Daniel Barnes has married twice, firstly to Dawn Nallick, however, the public isn’t aware of how long they were together, or any other details. In 2012, he tied the knot with Rebecca Guyadeen, and they are still going strong.
In his spare time, Christopher enjoys playing the guitar and reading. He also practices Yoga, and such martial arts as Tai Chi, Kenpo, and Shotokan.