Chris Perfetti stars as a series regular on ABC's new comedy "Abbott Elementary" from creator, executive producer and star Quinta Brunson.
His past television credits include memorable recurring roles on HBO's "Looking," The CW's "In the Dark," HBO's Emmy®-winning limited series "The Night Of," FOX's "The Resident"; series regular on NBC's "Crossbones" with John Malkovich and Claire Foy; and striking guest appearances in FX's "What We Do in the Shadows," CBS's "Bull," Netflix's "Bonding" and more. Recent films include "The Virtuoso" opposite Anson Mount and Anthony Hopkins, "Minyan," and a starring role in Hulu's "The Surrogate" from writer/director Jeremy Hersh.
A gifted stage actor, Perfetti will soon make his debut at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in the new play "King James" by Pulitzer finalist Ravij Joseph and directed by Kenny Leon. The production, which begins in Chicago this March, will then transfer to Los Angeles and play at the Mark Taper Forum in June 2022.
His extensive theater credits include Broadway revivals of "Six Degrees of Separation" opposite Allison Janney and Corey Hawkins; and "Picnic" with Ellen Burstyn, Sebastian Stan and Mare Winningham. Off-Broadway, he starred in Stephen Karam's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, "Sons of the Prophet," for which Perfetti won the Theatre World Award for his New York stage debut; and received a Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Drama League nomination for his work in MCC's "Moscow x6" by Halley Feiffer. Additional New York credits include "The Low Road" at The Public Theater; Brandon Jacob-Jenkins' "Everybody" at the Signature Theater, directed by Lila Neugebauer; "The Tempest" at Shakespeare in the Park; "Cloud Nine" at Atlantic Theater Company; and "The Tutors" at Second Stage, directed by Tommy Kail.
He is a graduate of the acting conservatory at SUNY Purchase and resides in Brooklyn, New York.