Chris Young has for over 20 years been a successful actor, producer, and director, with more than 30 movie and TV credits and a deep working knowledge of the creative and technological aspects of digital-content production. He next will direct the feature thriller THE NEED, based on his award-winning short film.
Young began his entertainment industry career at 15 when he starred as boy genius Bryce Lynchon the cult TV series MAX HEADROOM. Before becoming a producer and director, he starred in the features THE GREAT OUTDOORS, BOOK OF LOVE, and PCU.
Young produced THE PROUD FAMILY MOVIE (Disney Channel), co-produced and starred in the NBC movie KILLING MR. GRIFFIN, and served as executive producer and director on 26 half-hour episodes of NEW ADVENTURES OF A.R.K. (Discovery Channel). He produced and directed 12 original music videos for Kelly Clarkson's "Addicted" tour and 13 music videos for Geffen Records' SPG (Slumber Party Girls); and shot, directed, and edited the music video "Struggle"for the Balthazar Getty/Scott Thomas project Ringside. As a digital artist, Young has provided 3d animation and design imagery for Oracle, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Tim McGraw, Perry Farrell, Ne-Yo, Sarah Brightman, Miley Cyrus, and Chris Cornell.