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Also Known As: Christopher T Titus, Chris Titus Died:
Born: October 1, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Newark, California, USA Profession: comedian, actor, producer, playwright, screenwriter, author, TV series creator

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A lanky blond comic and actor, Christopher Titus parlayed his sardonic attitude and deeply personal stories into the acclaimed one-man play "Norman Rockwell Is Bleeding" (1998) and the critically-praised, bracing sitcom "Titus" (Fox, 2000- ). By mining stories based on his dysfunctional family (including an alcoholic father and mentally unstable mother), he was able to prove that comedy could be found in the most unusual of circumstances.

A lanky blond comic and actor, Christopher Titus parlayed his sardonic attitude and deeply personal stories into the acclaimed one-man play "Norman Rockwell Is Bleeding" (1998) and the critically-praised, bracing sitcom "Titus" (Fox, 2000- ). By mining stories based on his dysfunctional family (including an alcoholic father and mentally unstable mother), he was able to prove that comedy could be found in the most unusual of circumstances.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Bad Parents (2013)
2.
 Scar (2011)
3.
 Remarkable Power (2010)
4.
 Deep Family Secrets (1997) Cowboy No 1
5.
 Grand Deceptions (1989) 1st Paramilitary Man
7.
 I Love the '80s (2002)
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Settled with father, who gained custody, in Northern California
1977:
At age 12, decided to live permanently with his mother and ran away from home (date approximate)
1985:
Began performing at "open mike" comedy clubs in San Francisco (date approximate)
:
Hired as opening act for Kenny Loggins and Michael Bolton
1988:
Film acting debut in "Killer Klowns From Outer Space"
1989:
TV acting debut in an episode of Fox's "21 Jump Street"
1989:
Acted in the TV-movie "Grand Deceptions", an episode of "Columbo"
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Continued to perform standup comedy as well as made guest appearances on TV shows
1996:
Began telling personal stories in his standup act
1997:
Acted in the direct-to-video release "Crash Dive"
1998:
Wrote autobiographical play "Norman Rockwell Is Bleeding" which detailed his mother's emotional instability and his father's alcoholism; premiered in L.A.
2000:
Debuted as star, co-creator and executive producer of the autobiographical sitcom "Titus" (Fox)
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Notes

Christopher Titus has written several articles about automobiles for several magazines. They may be accesses at his official website, www.christophertitus.com

"All this stuff in my life that people spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in therapy on became jokes. I had group therapy with 300 audience members every night. Suddenly, it became 'They're all laughing so it must not suck that bad.'" --Christopher Titus quoted in Entertainment Weekly, March 24, 2000.

While in high school, Titus was by his own accounts a hard-partier who more than dabbled in drugs and alcohol. He sobered up after an incident which he recounted in an interview: "One night I was with a bunch of buddies on the beach in Santa Cruz drinking all night. I had about 12 beers in me when I fell into a bonfire. I came close to death and still have scars on my head."

"The show is called "Titus"--it goes down and I get the blame, if it succeeds I get the credit. I might as well deserve the credit and I might as well deserve the blame. I am an intense guy, I am committed to excellence. What are they going to say about you in 50 years? You did some piece of crap where you and the goofy neighbor went on some caper?" --Titus quoted in Backstage West, January 6, 2000.

"All we want people to do is laugh. The show's not about triumph over tragedy. Life isn't a tragedy, it's just life. We all have crappy things happen to us. You can choose to let it ruin your life or you can make it work for you." --Christopher Titus quoted in Us Weekly, May 22, 2000.

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wife:
Erin Titus. Lived together for more than five years before getting married; married in April 1991.

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father:
Ken Titus. Salesman. Divorced from Juanita Herman; remarried five times; also lived with two other women during son's adolescence; died on January 6, 2001 at age 58.
mother:
Juanita C Holmes. Divorced from Ken Titus; according to her son, "she was in and out of mental institutions"; reportedly killed her abusive third husband; committed suicide on November 18, 1994 at age 64.
step-brother:
Dave Titus.
half-sister:
Kirsten.
half-sister:
Sharon.
niece:
Amy. Related to his wife; has lived with Titus and his wife.
daughter:
Kennie Marie Titus. Born on August 25, 2001; named after Titus' late father Kenneth.
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