Chris Geere stars as “Jimmy Shive-Overly.” A brash, self-destructive narcissist with selective face-blindness, Jimmy is a British novelist living in Los Angeles. His hotly-anticipated first book — a semi-autobiographical tale of a father and son reconnecting — was a minor critical darling, even if sales were less than stellar. Jimmy has been burned by relationships in the past and has thus written them off completely. He instead chooses to focus his energies on scotch, aggressively foisting his opinions upon others, and writing his next book, which isn't as easy as he thought it would be. Jimmy’s crafted a very controlled lifestyle that allows him to stay firmly in his comfort zone; that lifestyle is quickly sidelined when Gretchen enters his life.
Chris Geere was born in Cambridge, UK and trained at Guildford School of Acting. He began his career on stage opposite Dame Judi Dench in Royal Shakespeare Company’s All’s Well That Ends Well followed by a small role in HBO’s Band of Brothers. Additional television credits include BBC’s The Bill, Casualty, Eastenders, Death in Paradise and Outnumbered. His first series regular role was in the war drama Bombshell for ITV. Other series regular roles include the beloved music/drama teacher “Matt Wilding” in the BBC award-winning series Waterloo Road, Pete vs Life opposite Rafe Spall, The Spa and Ash Atalla’s Trollied.
In film, Geere starred opposite Olivier Martinez in MGM’s werewolf thriller, Blood and Chocolate, and he gained international recognition when he took over the lead role of “King Edvard” in the Prince & Me series. He also starred opposite Joanna Lumley in Sky1’s comedic short Little Crackers. Most recently, Geere had supporting roles in Warner Bros’ Cleanskin opposite Sean Bean, and in M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth opposite Will Smith.
Geere is based in the UK where he lives with his wife and baby boy.