Christopher Michael Pratt is an American actor born June 21, 1979. Pratt originally grew to fame with his television roles, best know for the NBC Sitcom Parks and Recreation from 2009-2015. Pratt received critical acclaim and was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2013.
Biography/Career prior to Jurassic World
Chris Pratt was born in Virginia, Minnesota, to his parents Kathleen Lousie and Daniel Clifton Pratt. When he was three, his family moved to Washington, where Pratt attended Lake Stevens High School. After dropping out of community college, he worked a few odd jobs. However, he eventually ended up being homeless, living in Maui, Hawaii. Chris referred to it as being “a pretty awesome place to be homeless.”
His early film career began with supporting roles in films that hit some mainstream acclaim such as Wanted, Moneyball, The Five-Year Engagement and Zero Dark Thirty.
Pratt embarked on his leading actor career with breakout performances in 2014, with both films ; The Lego Movie and Cosmic entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy as Peter Quill/ Star-Lord. Both films received critical acclaim, which often highlighted his performance.
Pratt would go on in 2015 to star in Jurassic World, the fourth film in the Jurassic Park franchise. He starred as Owen Grady, a former member of the United States Navy, brought on by InGen to take part in the I.B.R.I.S project as a Velociraptor trainer. Jurassic World was the franchise’s most successful film, earning $1.6 billion at the box office.
Chris returned to the Jurassic World trilogy as Owen in JA Bayona’s 2018 film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which like its predecessor was a commercial, and for the most part, critical, success. Pratt will return to his role as Owen Grady in the final film of the trilogy, set to release in theatres on June 11, 2022. The film itself was delayed by a year due to the impact of the Covid-19 virus pandemic.
Pratt was fortunate enough to be named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2015.
Pratt would go on to star in The Magnificent Seven and Passengers. Pratt reprises his role as Peter Quill/Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, to which he played again in Avengers : Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Pratt will continue his work in the Marvel Universe by appearing in Thor: Love and Thunder and will be returning to his role of Star-lord in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.