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Chris Vance

Chris Vance is best known for his role on Prison Break as mysterious inmate James Whistler whom Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) was forced to break out of a deadly Panamanian prison.

Vance was born in London, England, and grew up in Bristol. He graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the north of England before returning to London. From his first job playing Paris in Romeo and Juliet in Oxford to various roles in the London Fringe, Royal National Theatre and other theater companies throughout the U.K., his acting skills were finely honed on stage. His British television appearances include Kavanagh QC, Peak Practice, The Bill, Doctors and Family Affairs.

In his late 20s, Vance moved to Australia and divided his time between Melbourne and Sydney. His Australian acting credits include the long-running medical drama All Saints, as well as Stingers, The Secret Life of Us and Blue Heelers. He also appeared in Arclight Films' feature Macbeth.

Vance currently lives in Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.

Chris Vance Facts

BirthdayDecember 30, 1971 (49)
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Chris Vance compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Street Kings
The Tuskegee Airmen
The Art of the Deal
The Legend Still Lives: 30 Years of Madman
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Transporter: The Series Season 2
Cookie's Fortune
Secrets & Lies
Transporter: The Series
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