Chris Klein
Chris Klein
Real Name/Full Name Frederick Christopher Klein
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Chris Klein
Birth Place: Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: March 14 1979
Age/How Old: 45 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 79 Kg
In Pounds – 174 lbs
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Fred Klein
Mother – Terese Bergen
Siblings: Debbie Klein, Timothy aka Tim Klein
School: Millard West High School
College: Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas.
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: Lindley Gardner, Ginnifer Goodwin
Wife/Spouse Name: Laina Rose Thyfault (m. 2015)
Kids/Children Name: Frederick Easton Klein, Isla Rose Klein
Profession: Actor
Net Worth: $4 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

Frederick Christopher Klein is an American actor who is popular for his roles as Paul Metzler in Election, Chris ‘Oz’ Ostreicher in the American Pie comedy teen film. He has also known for his roles as Cicada on The Flash, Bill Townsend in Sweet Magnolias.

Well, how well do you know about Chris Klein? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Chris Klein’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Chris Klein to date.

Biography and Early Life

Chris Klein was born in Hinsdale, Illinois, to father Fred Klein and mother Terese on March 14, 1979. His mother is a teacher, and his father is an engineer.  Klein is descended from English, German, and Irish ancestors. He grew up with his older sister, Debbie, and younger brother, Timothy, in Brookfield, Illinois.

His father was an architect, and his mother worked as a kindergarten teacher. Frederick has an older sister Debbie (1978), and a younger brother Timothy, so she had plenty of “students” at home (1982). Christopher is an American with a German, Irish, and English heritage.

Like many other school-aged boys, Chris preferred sports and participated in soccer as a defender and midfielder, as well as swimming. The future actor, on the other hand, possessed artistic abilities. He made his stage debut at the age of ten in Chicago, singing the gospel song This Little Light of Mine.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Chris Klein in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Chris Klein’s age is 45 years old as of today’s date 18th April 2024 having been born on 14 March 1979. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 174 lbs in Pound and 79kg in Kilograms.


Chris Klein did his schooling at Millard West High School. He went on to Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Chris Klein With Wife Laina Rose Thyfault
Chris Klein With Wife Laina Rose Thyfault

Chris Klein started dating actress Katie Holmes in January 2000. In 2003, the couple got engaged.  In March 2005, the couple called off their engagement and ended their relationship. In 2011, Klein met travel agent Laina Rose Thyfault at the wedding of a mutual acquaintance. After three years of dating, they got engaged in December 2014 and married on August 9, 2015, in Montana. Klein and his wife revealed their first child together in a tweet in March 2016. In 2016, they welcomed their first child. In 2018, the couple had their first child, a daughter.

Is Chris Klein Gay?

No, Chris Klein is not gay. He has a beautiful wife named Laina Rose Thyfault, which proves the fact that his sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

Director Alexander Payne spotted Klein during his senior year at Millard West High School and offered him his first professional acting contract. Payne was looking for a place in Omaha to film the American dark comedy film “Election” when this happened. Klein portrayed Paul Metzler in the April 23, 1999 movie, which earned critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination despite being a box office flop.

Klein didn’t look back after the ‘Election’ and went on to obtain other on-screen appearances while studying theatre at TCU for a short time. He played Chris “Oz” Ostreicher in the American teen sex comedy film “American Pie.” On July 9, 1999, the film became a box office hit, earning Klein a CFCA Award nomination and two Teen Choice Award nominations in 2000.

Meanwhile, on March 24, 2000, he starred in the American romantic drama film “Here on Earth” as Kelvin “Kelley” Morse, alongside Leelee Sobieski and Josh Hartnett. However, both critically and commercially, the film was a flop. The following year, he appeared in the American screwball sex comedy film “Say It Isn’t So,” which was also a flop.

Klein went on to appear in a variety of other films over the next several years, including ‘Just Mates’ (2005), ‘American Dreamz’ (2006), ‘Authors Anonymous’ (2014), and ‘The Competition’ (2018). Meanwhile, he started watching television. In 2008, he played Marty Tanner in CBS’s American sitcom “Welcome to The Captain.”


Following are the awards received by Chris Klein in his entire career as an actor:

  • “Most Promising Actor” – American Pie (2000)
  • “Choice Breakout Performance” – American Pie (2000)
  • “Male Superstar of Tomorrow”(2001)

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Chris Klein in 2024

Chris Klein Net Worth
Chris Klein Net Worth

Chris Klein has amassed a sizable fortune and salary from his work as an actor in the film industry. He has a net worth of $4 million as of 2024. His finances, on the other hand, are still undisclosed.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • His first public appearance was in church choirs when he was a teenager.
  • His first big expenditure with the money he got in Hollywood was to pay for another semester at Texas Christian University, as he had taken considerable time off to make his first two films.
  • Known for his looks, he has over 47,000 followers on Instagram.

Behind the scenes, we can see that Chris Klein was more than just a movie star; he was a man who, without much effort, managed to fulfill the dreams of many young boys and girls. He had not considered such a profession, he said and was just looking for summer jobs. He is known for his roles in movies such as American Pie Reunion, and Sweet Magnolias.


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