Last updated May 11, 2004
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American actor Christopher Daniel Barnes began his career as a child model. Acting professionally since the age of eight, often as under the stage name "C.B. Barnes," he began acting in TV commercials in 1981, racking up credits in over 100.
In his feature film debut Chris appeared opposite Tom Conti and Jobeth Williams in American Dreamer. He went on to become a regular for two years on the daytime drama "As the World Turns." At 13 he moved to California to star with Robert Hays in the TV series "Starman," based on the movie of the same name. A leading role in the NBC series "Day by Day" followed. Chris then appeared in several ABC Afterschool Specials and CBS Schoolbreak Specials. He also landed supporting parts in TV movies (Exile, Murder Without Motive) and occasional episodic guest appearances (Blossom). When not in front of the camera, Chris served as the teenage spokesman for Greenpeace.
In the mid-nineties Chris could be seen as the bell-bottommed, '70s teen legend Greg Brady in the Brady Bunch movies. He also provided the voice of Spider-Man for the Fox animated series, as well as Prince Eric's in Disney's The Little Mermaid. Recently Chris has made several guest appearances on TV shows including "7th Heaven" and "Touched by an Angel." In 2002 Chris voiced Prince Charming in Disney's Cinderella II: Dreams Come True. Chris stars in the the independent film Shut Up and Kiss Me to be released August 2004.
Read Chris's 1995 Starlog interview, "Chris Barnes, The Spectacular Spider-Man"
Chris discusses Spider-man, whom he voiced in the mid-90s animated series, in three RealMedia* video clips from A&E's 1995 "Biography: Stan Lee: ComiX-man." Many thanks go to DRG4, who kindly provided the clips.
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