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Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Keynote Speaker: Actor Known for "Law & Order: SVU" and "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp"

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Christopher Meloni Biography

With rugged looks and an imposing presence, Christopher Meloni frequently found himself cast in tough guy roles, but when given the chance the actor displayed surprising range, particularly in comedy. Meloni broke in via television and eventually began landing bit parts in feature films like "Clean Slate," "Junior" and "12 Monkeys." Meloni all but cemented his stature as a Mafia-type thug with his vicious performance in the sexually-charged thriller "Bound," which was followed by similarly brutish parts in series such as "NYPD Blue" and the miniseries "The Last Don." By the end of the decade, however, Meloni took on two equally intense roles as characters who could not have been more diametrically opposed to each other. On "Oz," Meloni gave a chilling performance as serial killer Chris Keller, and shortly thereafter he joined the cast of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" as Detective Elliot Stabler, a cop who tirelessly pursued perpetrators of the most heinous sexual crimes. As much as he would be known for his dramatically intense performances, Meloni would prove himself capable of delivering huge belly laughs with gut-busting cameos in films such as "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle." Though he left "SVU" after 12 seasons in 2011, Meloni always found himself in the enviable position of being able to work in both drama and comedy with equal facility.

Meloni had a co-starring role in "Without a Kiss Goodbye,". The following year, he also made the jump to the big screen with small parts in two feature films -- the Dana Carvey amnesia comedy "Clean Slate" and "Junior". Meloni also had the good fortune to make a brief appearance in the Terry Gilliam-directed "12 Monkeys,". He was able to flex a little more muscle as the brutish Mafia scion Johnny Marzonne in the neo-noir "Bound," written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers. The erotic crime thriller starred Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon as a pair of femme fatales who first become lovers, and then partners in crime. Although he ran the risk of being typecast, Meloni continued to accept tough guy roles, including a recurring turn as the vicious gun dealer, Jimmy Liery, on the long-running Steven Bochco procedural, "NYPD Blue," as well as a recurring role on another Bochco production, "Brooklyn South." A role in a similar vein came his way with the miniseries "Mario Paso's 'The Last Don,'" in which he received positive notices for his intense portrayal of Darryl Hannah's sadistic ex-husband. Meloni also made a small, but utterly hilarious impact as a take-no-guff gay hotel clerk in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," starring Johnny Deep and directed once again by Terry Gilliam.

Around this time, things began to pick up for Meloni when he joined the cast of the award-winning prison drama "Oz." As inmate Chris Keller, a serial killer whose passions and brutality frequently endangered even those closest to him, Meloni received almost unanimous praise from critics and fans alike. There was also a 1998 turn as a bounty hunter in a two-part episode of the critically acclaimed crime drama "Homicide: Life on the Street." That same year, the actor also re-teamed with "Oz" co-star Rita Moreno for the indie family comedy "Carlo's Wake." A higher profile, but less challenging role as the jilted fiance in the Julia Roberts-Richard Gere romantic comedy "Runaway Bride" preceded what would be Meloni's biggest role up to that point in his career. As the hot-tempered, driven Detective Elliot Stabler on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Meloni would garner a legion of fans for his committed portrayal of the passionate cop, earning himself a 2006 Emmy nomination for Best Actor. As with many of the more popular characters in the "Law & Order" universe, Stabler made crossover appearances on the original series and its spin-offs, including "Law & Order: Trial by Jury." As busy as he was, Meloni still managed to find time to appear in projects such as the little-known summer camp comedy "Wet Hot American Summer," co-starring Janeane Garafolo and Paul Rudd, and the TV movie "Dominick Dunne Presents: Murder in Greenwich" as controversial former-detective Mark Fuhrman.

Even as the usually grim "Law & Order: SVU" continued its long run, Meloni took rare opportunities to work his funny bone with hilarious cameos in the medical comedy "Scrubs" in 2003, and was barely recognizable in the raunchy "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" as the insane "Freakshow." In the mawkish "Nights in Rodanthe," Meloni had the thankless task of playing the philandering husband of Diane Lane, once again losing the girl to Richard Gere. He had a bit of silly fun as Coach Davie Stewie, a humiliated one-time Olympic hopeful desperate to recapture his glory via his middle school students in "Gym Teacher." The following year, he appeared in two long-delayed films, the apocalyptic teen horror movie "Carriers" and the John Krasinski-directed "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men," based on the novel by David Foster Wallace. Meanwhile, Meloni ended his run on "SVU" after 12 seasons in order to pursue other projects, stating that he had a great run and left the show with promises of appearing as a guest star in the future. He moved on to a prominent recurring role on "True Blood" as Roman Zimojic, an ancient vampire and Guardian of the blood of Lilith who is staked by Russell (Denis O'Hare) at the end of the fifth season.

Meloni stars in the upcoming FOX series "Surviving Jack," based on Justin Halpern's book "I Suck at Girls." The show is set in the 1990s and follows the relationship between a teenage boy and his aloof dad.

Most recently, Meloni starred in the Netflix original comedy series, "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp."

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Christopher Meloni Videos

Christopher Meloni interview 2001 - YouTube
Chris Meloni SVU Interviews - YouTube

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Christopher Meloni is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Television & Film, Acting and Entertainment.

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Christopher Meloni is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Television & Film, Acting Speakers and Entertainment. The estimated speaking fee range to book Christopher Meloni for live events is $50,000 - $100,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Christopher Meloni generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ty Burrell, Alfonso Ribeiro and Michael McGrady. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Christopher Meloni for an upcoming event.

Christopher Meloni Videos

Christopher Meloni interview 2001 - YouTube
Chris Meloni SVU Interviews - YouTube

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