Christopher Judge is an American actor best known for playing Teal’c in the Canadian-American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1. He attended the University of Oregon on a football scholarship and was a Pacific-10 Conference player. Judge always knew that he wanted to be an actor, wanting to invoke feelings in others that he was receiving from the shows. He realized quickly that sports would be the stepping stone to an acting career.
While at Oregon, Judge was a pre-med major, then psychology, then telecommunications and film, with a minor in psychology. In his senior year, he won a regional contest to host the West Coast Fox KLSR Morning Show, an “MTV talk show-type thing”; he used this experience to get an agent and move to Los Angeles. Some early roles were Bird on a Wire, Cadence, Neon Rider, and MacGyver with future Stargate SG-1 star Richard Dean Anderson. In the ensuing years, Judge had small parts in various television shows and movies, such as 21 Jump Street (with future SG-1 director Peter DeLuise), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and House Party 2, and as a regular on Sirens.
Judge’s largest role came in 1997 with Stargate SG-1. While at a friend’s house, he saw his friend’s roommate practicing for an audition for the show and was intrigued. While the roommate was away, Judge looked at the audition notes, then called his agent and insisted he get him an audition or lose him as a client.
His most recent work including Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, LA Apocalypse, Lowlifes, Nobility, and World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor. He will also be in God of War Video Game, set to be released in 2018.