While pursuing film courses, Chris worked in several casual jobs: as a horticultural labourer, as a waiter, as a barman and also in a surf-wear shop.
Chris has been a very keen surfer since he was a teenager and surfing has now become his favourite past time, as a shoulder injury prevented him from pursuing a football career.
- Chris lists his secret TV addiction as Degrassi Junior High.
- Chris lists his favourite TV character as Kramer from Seinfeld.
- Chris lists his favourite TV show as We Can Be Heroes.
- His favourite music is Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, David Gray and The Pharcyde
Chris' childhood nickname is Kip, because when he tried to say his name it came out as 'Kiptader'.