Born in Toronto and raised in London, Ontario, Canada, Chris Potter is best known for his starring role as Peter Caine alongside David Carradine in “Kung Fu: The Legend Continues.” Potter also starred for three seasons as Det. Sgt. Tom Ryan in “Silk Stalkings” and currently stars in the Canadian television series “Heartland.”
He discovered his love of acting in school, but he didn’t initially pursue it professionally, working instead as a stockbroker, until he was discovered in an amateur theater production. He soon landed the lead in the Canadian Broadcast Television show “Material World.” He also starred opposite Joely Fisher in the Lifetime series “Wild Card.” Other TV credits include “Queer as Folk,” “The Young and the Restless,” “Will & Grace” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and the recent TV movie “The Perfect Assistant.”
Potter’s feature credits include “Hairspray,” “The Pacifier,” “Spymate,” “Will and Grace,” and Hallmark Channel’s “The Good Witch,” the network’s highest-rated film of 2008, “The Good Witch’s Garden,” “The Good Witch’s Gift” and “The Good Witch’s Family.” In addition, Potter has lent his voice to animation, bringing the character of Gambit to life on “X-Men: The Animated Series.”
In 2001, he received the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival Award for best actor for his first feature film role in the drama “Rocket’s Red Glare.” Potter and his wife live in Ontario, Canada. They have three daughters and one son.