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The son of Rat Packer Peter Lawford and Patricia Kennedy, John F Kennedy's elder sister, hazel-eyed, brown-haired Christopher Lawford took a most circuitous route before realizing acting was his true calling. He obtained a law degree form Boston College and then, while lecturing in psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School, earned $100 for his first modeling gig, which led him to TV commercials and eventually theater. The Lawford name helped him get his foot in the Hollywood door, and he debuted in James Bruce's feature "The Suicide Club" (1987), followed by Danny Huston's "Mr. North" (1988). His greatest exposure came as Charlie Brent in the ABC daytime serial "All My Children," a role he played for a little more than three years. Lawford worked his way up the cast list in features like Oliver Stone's "The Doors" (1991) and Mike Binder's "Blankman" (1994) before executive producing and co-starring as a gay theater director in Tony Vitale's critically-acclaimed "Kiss Me, Guido" (1997). Among his TV credits, Lawford acted for fellow Kennedy clansman turned director Arnold Schwarzenegger (married to cousin Maria Shriver) in "The Switch," a 1990 episode of HBO's "Tales From the Crypt."
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Made feature debut as Anne Lange's boyfriend in James Bruce's "The Suicide Club"
Directed by cousin Maria Shriver's husband Arnold Schwarzenegger in "The Switch", an episode of HBO's "Tales From the Crypt"
TV-movie debut in the NBC teenage, adventure drama "Exile"
Played a New York journalist in Oliver Stone's "The Doors"
Assumed role of Charlie Brent, former cosmetics model and ex-boyfriend of Erica Kane, on the ABC daytime serial "All My Children" in July; remained a little over three years
Portrayed Vince Buccini in "Jack the Bear"
Starred alongside Victoria Principal and Robert Hays in the Lifetime movie "The Abduction"
Executive produced and co-starred in "Kiss Me, Guido"
Cast as an Air Force pilot in the based-on-fact "Thirteen Days", about the Cuban Missile Crisis; uncles John and Robert are lead characters in drama
'Portrayed' actor William Haines (mostly in voiceovers) in the documentary "Out of the Closet, Off the Screen: The Life of William Haines"
Played the Vice President in "Exit Wounds"
Appeared in the thriller "Hitters"
Had recurring role of Senator Jordan on "General Hospital"
Had a minor role in "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines"
Starred as Jim Moffett in "The World's Fastest Indian"
Played a supporting role in Anthony Hopkins drama "Slipstream"
Appeared in final film role, the drama "Eavesdrop"