Film acting debut in "Gray Lady Down"
Lived in England for a time; worked as a stage hand
London debut in "The Aspern Papers", opposite Vanessa Redgrave
TV-movie debut, "Anna Karenina"
Worked at Princeton's McCarter Theater after school in his teens
Directed the A&E special "The Brooke Ellison Story" based on the real life story of Brooke Ellison, who at age 11 suffered paralysis, but went on to earn her degree from Harvard
First acting role since being paralyzed, a TV remake of "Rear Window"
Hosted the second season of the Discovery Channel's compilation documentary TV series, "The Hollywood Stuntmakers"
Narrated the IMAX extreme sports film "Extreme"
Paralyzed in a riding accident in May
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (April 15)
Signed by HBO to direct a TV-movie, "In the Gloaming" (aired in April 1997)
Underwent surgery to have experimental electrodes implanted in his diaphragm, which extended his ability to breathe without a respiriator
Appeared in controversial commerical for biotech company Nuveen airing during the Superbowl which depicted Reeves (via CGI) walking again
Began lengthy recurring association with the Williamstown Theatre in Massachusetts
Did national tour of play, "Irregular Verb to Love", opposite Celeste Holm while doing graduate work at Juilliard
Executive produced the PBS documentary series "Freedom: A History of Us"
Gained prominence in film in the title role of "Superman"
Hosted the Travel Channel's ecology series, "Earth Journeys with Christopher Reeve"
Made public appearance as a presenter at the Academy Awards
Raised in Princeton, New Jersey
Returned to the United States; played Ben Harper on the CBS daytime serial drama, "Love of Life"
Screewriting debut "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace"
Second interview with Barbara Walters helps ABC win the week's rating race
Was interviewed by Barbara Walters on ABC newsmagazine "20/20" in September
Wrote first post-paralysis memoir "Still Me," for which he won a Grammy for Spoken Word Album
Wrote second memoir "Nothing is Impossible: Reflections on a New Life," a collection of anecdotes and public speeches for which he received a Grammy nomination for Spoken Word Album
Broadway debut opposite Katharine Hepburn in "A Matter of Gravity"
Cast as Dr. Swann, a mysterious scientist with information on Clark Kent's origing, on the WB series "Smallville"
First public appearance at The Creative Coalition's annual dinner in October
Played the leading role of Ken Talley in the Broadway production of Lanford Wilson's "Fifth of July"
Reprised role as Dr. Swann on the WB series "Smallville"
Turned down lucrative offer to do cigarette commercials in Japan