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Chris Orchard

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Gender: Male
Age Range: 50 - 65
Height: 185cm
DOB: 06 Aug 1951
Base Location: Sydney
Available In: Adelaide, Auckland, Australian Capital Territory, Brisbane, Dunedin, International, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Tasmania, Wellington
Skills: Actor, Prof. Singer, Writer
Hair: Greying
Eye: Brown
Ethnicity: European
Memberships: M.E.A.A




2015 Managing Director JAPCO Prods.
2013 Nigel

CD Rom

2009 Chris Orchard Productions, Shane O'Farrel

Short Film

2016 Colin Sydney Film School, Vittoria Dentice
2016 Colin , Natalie Erika James


1987 Pearce Glen St, Peter Williams
1980 Henry 8th MTC, Simon Chilvers
1980 Yan Sun MTC, Bruce Myles
1980 Townley MTC, Simon Chilvers
1978 Ludovico Nimrod, John Gaden


2014 Crown Prosecutor ABC, Various
2009 Ray Watson Eyeworks/channel 7
1999 Dad Screentime, various
1994 Villain Lorimer, Colin Budd
1990 Daniel Windsor Westside Prod, Various
1987 Daniel Lockhart Crawford Prod, Peter Andrikidis
1984 Tommy Carson Crawford Prod, Mark Joffe
1979 Rod Langley Grundy Television, Alan Coleman

Musical Theatre

1984 Duncan Victorian Arts, MARK Gaal
1984 Various VAC, John Finlayson

Training & Additional Notes

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Trained at NIDA, ATYP, Melbourne Theatre Company and others. Extensive television, including several leading roles.
Nominated Best Songwriter 2009 Music Aid International Song Contest. numerous song writing awards. 
Sings well. Constantly touring performer in NSW. Plays guitar well. Released CD 'That's The Way It Goes of 10 compositions July 2009. Several of his songs have either won or been placed highly in international competition. 

Chris Orchard is a popular and recognizable actor from several successful television series from the late 1970's up to 1991. Chris still continually works both as a musician and actor. He released an album 'That's the Way It Goes' in July 2009 and was nominated best Songwriter in the 2009 Music Aid International Song Contest, and received an honourable mention as best male solo performer. Many thousands of artists participated from all over the world. He recently (2016) worked on two short films 'Creswick', and VEOV DRIVE and a series of commercial films for Wagon Wheels, and a training film for the Australian Navy. He also shot a commercial for Soy Joy for Japanese television.  Chris has his own website at with links to his music and acting work. 
He Studied at NIDA in the same year as Mel Gibson. He accumulated credits in Sydney Theatre before moving to Melbourne to work with the MTC. He had already appeared as a lead actor in the soap Young Doctors and was targeted by Crawford Productions for several series including the period drama Carson's Law in which he played the wayward son Tommy Carson with great distinction. Subsequently Chris was offered the lead role in the show 'Prime Time'.He returned to Sydney and was a regular on 'E Street' for 18 months. Chris has appeared in leading roles in five major television series and has appeared in over 500 episodes of numerous shows. He pursued a simultaneous career on the distribution side of the business for over 10  years taking senior management roles with Paramount, Universal Pictures and Polygram records. 

Gangs of OZ
E Street
Time Trax  Lorimar Television USA
Carson's Law
Young Doctors
Prime time
Cop Shop Crawford Prod./Channel 7
Prisoner Grundy Organisation/Channel 10
Special Squad Crawford Productions/Channel 10
Breakers Screentime Channel 10

The Man From Muckinupin - MTC - dir. Judith Alexander
The Tempest - Old Tote Theatre Co. - dir. Ted Craig
The Lower Depths - Krivoy Zob - Old Tote Theatre Co. - dir. Liviu Culei
Othello - Cassio - Old Tote Theatre Co. - dir. Ray Omedai
A Toast to Melba - John Lemmone - Old Tote Theatre Co. - dir. Ray Omedai
Isadora - Gordon Craig - Independent Prod. - dir: Co-Director
Macbeth - Duncan - Victorian Arts Council - dir. Mark Gaal
Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - Paradine Paterson - dir. Tom O'Hagen

Creswick (2016)
Image of Death
Journey to Hainan

Extensive appearances in club and music venues as singer/entertainer and compere.

Soy Joy 
Wagon Wheels 
Ford Australia
Forrest Gump (voice over)
Casper the Movie (voice over)

Shoe Size: 9.5
Clothing Size: Male - L
Waist: 94cm
Neck: 42cm
Chest: 108cm
Natural Accent: Australian, English
Accent Skills: Welsh, Scottish, Russian, Mid Western, German, English, West Coast American, Australian, American Standard
Hair Length: Ear Level
Instrumental: Guitar
Singing: Blues, Country & Western , Folk, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Show
Singing Range: Baritone
Sport & Athletic: Cricket, Cycling, Golf, Horse Riding, Soccer
Drivers Licence: Car

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