Where is Chris Owen aka The Sherminator in “American Pie”?

Known from movies

Short information

Net value $200 thousand dollars
Date of birth September 25, 1980
Husband Michelle Beck
Fact Moved to California with his family when he was a young child.


If you were a teen or young adult in the ’90s, you probably think you know everything about the hit comedy movie “American Pie” and the actors in it. However, do you know where The Sherminator is now and what his marital status is?

Early life and education

Chris Owen was born on September 25, 1980 in Michigan, USA. His parents are Rosie Taylor and Gary Owen, and he has a younger brother, Gareth Owen.

He grew up in California, USA, where his family moved when he was just a toddler.

He attended the local secondary school but later moved to Parkhead, Edinburgh in Scotland so that he could attend Stevenson College.


from Owen acting career started when he was only 10 years old, when he landed a role in the French-Canadian film “Le Peloton D’Execution” in 1991. In the early 1990s, he acted in several feature films, such as “It Runs in the Familie”, “Major Payne”, “Angus” and “Black Sheep.” He guest-starred in several TV series from this period, such as “Picket Fences”, “Boy Meets World” and “7th Heaven”.

In 1997, he played Steve in a family drama “The Ride”, and the following year played a small role of Klepto Kid in “Can Hardly Wait”. In 1999, he played Quentin in “October Sky”, a role that earned him a Young Star Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama Film Nomination. That same year, he played Derek Funkhouser Rutley in a high school romantic comedy, “She’s All That”.

Owen’s breakthrough came in 1999, when he played self-proclaimed womanizer Chuck Sherman, aka The Sherminator, in the famous comedy film “American Pie.”

This led to Owen’s increased popularity and in 2000 he featured prominently in the comedy film “Ready to Rumble”. The following year, he appeared in two episodes of the TV series “Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family”, as well as in a comedy film “Going Greek”. He reprized the role of Chuck Sherman in a sequel to ‘American Pie’ which aired in 2001 and in 2002 appeared in ‘Van Wilder: Party Liaison’ and in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Rave’, playing the role of Frankie. In 2003, he appeared in an episode of the TV series “Everwood” and had a guest role in the detective comedy TV series “Monk”.

That same year, he co-starred as Leonard Smallwood in a crime comedy “Gold Diggers”. In 2004, he appeared in the feature film “Hidalgo”, and also played Trent Barker in an episode of the TV series “Without a Trace”, then Huey in “Dear Wendy”, a crime drama written by Lars von Trier. In 2005, he reprized the role of Chuck Sherman in a short film spin-off of “American Pie”, “American Pie Presents: Band Camp”.

In the late 2000s, he appeared in several feature films, including “The Mist,” “Just Add Water,” “The Life of Lucky Cucumber,” and “Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion.”

Chris Owen

In 2012, he returned again as Chuck Sherman in “American Reunion”, and the same year he played Officer Young in “Pretty Bad Actress”, then appeared as Chad in the short film “Undead: A Love Story”. He appeared in the 2015 comedy film “Bachelors” and the following year Matthew was in “All That Jam”. In 2016, he had guest roles in the hit TV series “Criminal Minds” and titled “Scarecrow”, before playing Mike Kastelein in the final season of the crime series “Hand of God”, and in 2018 he appeared in “The Last Sharknado: It’s about time.”

Owen has also appeared in several music videos. He was in the video for Something Corporate’s song “If You C Jordan”, as well as a video for Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike’s hit single “Mammoth”.

Private life

He married his longtime girlfriend, Michelle Beck, in 2007, but the couple divorced in 2012 – they have no children together. In 2013, Owen started dating a fellow actress, Dayna Cousins, who is known for her roles in movies like “Dark Feed” and “Shout It Out!” On July 22, 2018, the duo announced their engagement on Owen’s Instagram profile, via a photo showing her engagement ring.

In 2014, during an interview for “New York Daily News,” Owen admitted to working as a waiter at a sushi restaurant, stating that “life doesn’t always go the way you planned.” I like acting and this job allows me to stay in the fray.”

Owen has a Corgi dog named Barron who is a frequent guest on Owen’s Instagram profile.

He is often confused with the Australian filmmaker of the same name.

Owen is active on the social media platform Instagram, on which he posts pictures showing his private life.

Net value

Owen earns most of his money from his acting career. He usually plays supporting roles, and this one has him estimated net worth of approximately $500,000 as of early 2020.

Physical Characteristics

Owen is 1.78 m tall and weighs about 68 kg. He has red hair and a goatee; he has bright blue eyes.

General information

First and last name Chris Owen
Net value $200 thousand dollars
Date of birth September 25, 1980
Height 1.78m
Profession Photographer, actor
Nationality American



Music groups Girls
Movies American Pie, American Pie 2, American Reunion, American Pie Presents: Band Camp, October Sky, National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze, The Mist, National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze 2, National Lampoon’s Gold Diggers, Major Payne, National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, She’s All That, dear Wendy, can’t wait, a…
TV shows Social Studies

Links to social profiles


# Fact
1 Moved to California with his family when he was a young child.
2 Loves listening to music and playing the guitar.
3 Has a dog named Barron.
4 Has appeared in five films with actor Charlie Talbert, whom he met on Angus (1995).
5 The suit he wore in American Pie (1999) was also worn by Steve Buscemi in The Wedding Singer (1998)




Title Year Status Character
Can hardly wait 1998 Klepto Kids
The ride 1997/I Steve
meego 1997 TV serials Todd Johnson
Sister, sister 1997 TV serials Neil Hawkins
Social Studies 1997 TV serials Colin McGuirk
7th Heaven 1996-1997 TV serials Sam
The Adventures of Pinocchio 1996 Video game Candle wick
The faculty 1996 TV serials Petey
Black sheep 1996 hall
Angus 1995 Troy Wedberg
Major Payne 1995 Cadet Wuliger
VR.5 1995 TV serials tricky boy
It runs in the family 1994 Cut Farcus
Boy meets world 1993 TV serials Dutch
Picket fences 1993 TV serials Milton Lebeck
The platoon of execution 1991 TV movie George Zebrowski
Spare time after-production Ross the cashier
The epidemic pre-production Josh
Criminal ghosts 2016 TV serials Kevin Decker
Ves etot dzhem 2016 Matthew
bachelors 2015 Floyd
Undead: a love story 2012 Short Chad
American reunion 2012 Sherman
Fortress 2012 Video Burt
Love, Gloria 2011 Officer Young
The mentalist 2011 TV serials Nick aka Megafan8
hit list 2011 Wick
Expired 2011/i Short Nelson
Super Capers: Ed’s origins and the missing precious metal 2009 Detonator boy
The life of happy cucumber 2009 Rodney Macado
Only add water 2008/i Shall
The fog 2007 Norm
Party legends, pledges and bullies 2007 Video short
5/25/77 2007
Brothers Sisters 2006 TV serials Taylor the clerk
Dormitory Daze 2 2006 Video Booker McFee
American Pie presents: Band Camp 2005 Video Sherman
Old Man Music 2005 Short Teen #1
Dear Wendy 2004 Huey
Without a trace 2004 TV serials Trent Barker
Hidalgo 2004 First soldier
Dormitory Daze 2003 Booker McFee
Monk 2003 TV serials Trainee
The National Lampoon prospectors 2003 Leonard Smallwood
Everwood 2003 TV serials Pierson
A midsummer night rave 2002 Frankie
From Wilder 2002 Suicidal freshman
american pie 2 2001 Chuck Sherman
go Greek 2001 Davis
Cover Me: Based on the real life of an FBI family 2001 TV serials Agent Mace / Investigator
Ready to Mess 2000 Isaac
Brutally normal 2000 TV serials Corey
Good against evil 1999 TV serials Trekkie
American pie 1999 Chuck Sherman
October Heaven 1999 Quentin
She’s it all 1999 Derek Funkhouser Rutley

Camera department

Title Year Status Character
The horse trader 2004 Short still life photographer


Title Year Status Character
Band Camp Dirty Diary: American Pie Presents Band Camp DVD 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Letters to dear Wendy 2005 TV Special documentary Self / Huey
Spotlight on location: October Sky 1999 Video documentary short Himself / Quentin


Nominated awards

Year Price Ceremony Presentation Movie
1999 YoungStar Award YoungStar Awards Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama Film October Heaven (1999)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia


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