Mostly Credited As: Christian Stolte
Sometimes Credited As: Chris Stolte
Birth Name: Christian Joseph Stolte
Date Of Birth: October 16, 1962 (Age 53)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri
Christian Stolte stars as Randy “Mouch,” McHolland, an experienced veteran who will do anything to protect his fellow firefighters, and his coveted spot on the firehouse couch, in NBC’s drama “Chicago Fire.”
Stolte was born in St. Louis during the Cuban missile crisis and 28 years later, he moved to Chicago in search of artistic fulfillment.
He studied acting under Jane Brody, and began working steadily in Chicago theater in such places as Steppenwolf Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, A Red Orchid Theatre (which produced a play written by Stolte, which won a Joseph Jefferson citation for Best New Work), Piven Theatre, Famous Door and Profiles Theatre.
His first film role was in “The Public Eye,” starring Joe Pesci, which was released on Stolte’s 30th birthday. He has worked regularly since, including such films as “Ali,” “Road to Perdition,” “Stranger Than Fiction,” “Public Enemies,” and as the killer who provokes Gerard Butler’s vengeance in “Law Abiding Citizen.”
On television, he has had recurring roles in the cop dramas “Turks,” “The Chicago Code,” “Prison Break,” “Boss” and “The Playboy Club.” He is a co-creator of the web-series “Graveyard,” which can be witnessed in all its grotesque glory at thegraveyardshow.com.
Stolte still resides in Chicago, and spends ridiculous amounts of time with his wife and two endlessly-amusing daughters.