Chris Lemmon


Christopher Boyd Lemmon (born June 22, 1954) is an American actor and author.

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Lemmon at the 62nd Academy Awards in 1990
Christopher Boyd Lemmon

(1954-06-22) June 22, 1954 (age 68)
OccupationActor, author
Years active1977–present
Spouse(s)Gina Raymond (m. 1988)
Children3, including Sydney Lemmon
Parent(s)Jack Lemmon
Cynthia Stone

Early life and educationEdit

Lemmon was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of actress Cynthia Stone and actor Jack Lemmon.[1] Lemmon attended the Verde Valley School in Sedona, Arizona.[2] With a talent for music, he was encouraged by his father to study piano. Lemmon considered playing piano professionally after having graduated from the California Institute of the Arts, with degrees in classical piano and composition, and in theater.


He appeared as an actor in numerous stage productions, including the west-coast tour of Barefoot in the Park, directed by Jerry Paris, the original West coast production of Shay by Anne Commire, and A. R. Gurney's Love Letters with Stephanie Zimbalist. He portrayed Richard Phillips in two situation comedies, Duet (1987) and Open House (1989), and also co-starred as Martin "Bru" Brubaker in the television series Thunder in Paradise, which featured American professional wrestler Hulk Hogan. Lemmon is also a screenwriter and producer.[3] Algonquin Books published Lemmon's tribute to his father, titled A Twist of Lemmon (2006), which was re-released in 2008 as a paperback by Applause Theatre and Cinema Books.

He appeared in three films with his father: Airport '77 (1977), That's Life! (1986), and Dad (1989).

Lemmon was to star in the film Publicity Stunt, a comedy which he co-wrote, which was to be shot in Connecticut and directed by Joel Zwick.[1] He and Zwick had a terrible falling out, which resulted in a series of lawsuits that spanned nearly a decade. It was finally settled when Zwick agreed to pay $1.7 million for damages and gained property of the highly controversial script. The script has never made it to light.

Lemmon adapted his tribute to his father, A Twist of Lemmon to the stage in 2015. The show, which Lemmon has performed all around the United States, follows the relationship between Lemmon and his father as seen through his father's eyes.[4]

Lung transplantEdit

On December 19, 2018, after an article in The San Diego Union-Tribune,[5] Lemmon confirmed on Facebook that he'd had a double lung transplant due to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and is recovering well.

Personal lifeEdit

Lemmon has been married to actress Gina Raymond since 1988. The couple reside in Connecticut and have three children.[1]





  1. ^ a b c Saenger, Diana. "Lemmon, Chris". Classic Movie Guide. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Famous Name Helps Actress's Career". Wilmington Morning Star. Associated Press. 2 February 1979. p. 6B. Retrieved 9 December 2014 – via Google News.
  3. ^ "Chris Lemmon". Speakers on Healthcare. Archived from the original on 15 April 2009.
  4. ^ Violanti, Tony (29 August 2015). "Jack Lemmon's son bringing legendary actor's story to The Sharon". Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Column: Actor Jack Lemmon's son, Chris, had a big reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving: a new set of lungs". San Diego Union-Tribune. 27 November 2018.

External linksEdit

  • Official Site of Chris Lemmon and Gina Raymond
  • Chris Lemmon at IMDb