Christopher Grant Wenchell was born in Brentwood, New York on May 22. He is the third of 11 children. Growing up on Long Island Chris became very active, so his parents put him in soccer at a young age.
When he was 13, he and his family moved to the south fork and attended Eastport High School. He excelled in music playing trumpet, but he was also somewhat troublesome so he joined sports again. After Graduation he attended The Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, studying Computer Animation where he created animated short films.
It was during this time while living in the city that he decided to take acting classes and workshops. The desire to excel became so great for him that he decided to pursue a career in acting. Chris moved to Los Angeles the following year.