LOS ANGELES (January 23, 2014) – Actor CHRIS WATERS is finding himself part of two projects that are the chatter this week, including the Beats by Dre ad campaign with football player Richard Sherman and director Joe Carnahan’s feature film, “Stretch,” which reportedly just lost its distribution from Universal.
Waters stars alongside Seattle Seahawks' football star Richard Sherman in what has ironically become an art-imitating-life Beats by Dre commercial campaign, entitled “Hear What You Want.” As a sports reporter interviewing the notorious athlete, Waters lands the first on-camera question to Sherman, inquiring about the importance of home field advantage. The spot first premiered last Sunday during the NFC Championship, the same day that Sherman and the Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49er’s. Following the game, Sherman went on to give a post-game interview that shocked viewers and set the internet ablaze. Sherman quickly became the most talked about, and perhaps the most polarizing figure in all of sports. The commercial spot quickly became one of the most talked about commercials on TV, and the Director's cut on Youtube gained over 1.5 Million hits in its first three days online.
Waters never expected that the commercial would catch such momentum, “This all happened so quickly. The spot came out and I was obviously excited about it. Then Sherman makes the play to win the game, and goes on his little post game rant. Suddenly, it seemed like everyone in the country was talking about him. Next thing you know, I start seeing the spot all over the internet on various news outlets, such as CBS, Perez Hilton, Mashable, AdWeek, Business Insider, USA Today, etc. It was insane!”
Waters also makes an appearance in Joe Carnahan’s action-comedy “Stretch,” which made industry news this week when Universal announced it was dropping the film from its distribution slate. Originally set for a theatrical release in March 2014, the film follows a down-on-his-luck limo driver (Patrick Wilson), who sees a chance to erase his mounting debts by picking up a mysterious young billionaire (Chris Pine). The project also stars Brooklyn Decker, Ed Helms, Jessica Alba and Ray Liotta among others. “I'm sure that Joe Carnahan will find a way to get this film released. It's his baby, and I have no doubt he will figure out a way,” said Waters. “Whatever happens with the film, I enjoyed my experience working on it, and I will always be grateful and thankful to have been a part of it,” he added.
Coming soon, Waters will have gamers and HALO fans excited about “HALO: The Fallen,” a live-action fan-film based on the HALO video game franchise. Waters stars as Sergeant ‘Flip’ Saunders in a tale that takes place in the year 2552, during the ‘Battle of Installation 04’.
Waters has been building a solid resume since landing in Los Angeles. His previous credits include Spike TV’s “1000 Ways to Die” and “Diagnosis: Dead or Alive” on Discovery Fit and Health. He’s appeared in numerous indie projects and commercial projects, including Mercedes Benz, Toyota and Qualcomm. He has also trained and performed Improv at the Second City of Hollywood and performed stand-up Comedy at various venues around LA, including the World Famous Comedy Store.
Originally from Wauwatosa, WI (a suburb of Milwaukee), Waters was a First Team All-Conference volleyball player, as well as, a Junior Olympic All-American. He went on to play at Colorado State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, before making his way to California.
Chris Waters is currently represented by Cavaleri and Associates.
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