Chris Diamantopoulos Talks about “The Three Stooges” and his Greek Heritage

Chris Diamantopoulos
Chris Diamantopoulos

We met Chris Diamantopoulos at the premiere of “The Three Stooges” in Hollywood, CA. The Greek-Canadian actor talked (in English and fluent Greek!) to Greek Reporter about his Greek heritage, his career and how he got the part in the movie. Chris stars in “The Three Stooges” along with Will Sasso, Sean Hayes, Jennifer Hudson and Sofia Vergara.

“It was really hard getting the part, I had to audition 10 times for it,” admits Diamantopoulos during our interview. Watch the full video interview below:

Diamantopoulos made a name for himself on Broadway and on American TV, but now with “The Three Stooges,” the actor who played parts in “24″ and numerous other American shows, has put himself on the Hollywood map as an A-list movie actor.

The Greek-Canadian actor was born in Toronto and grew up splitting his time between Greece and Canada, but his first language is Greek. At age 9, he started doing TV commercials and professional theater. He left home at age 18 to perform in a series of US national tours, then landed on Broadway. Now he splits his time between New York and Los Angeles acting in TV and film.

Diamantopoulos portrayed Robin Williams in a television movie about the behind-the-scenes drama during the making of “Mork and Mindy.” He has guest-starred in several series, including “Kevin Hill,” “Charmed,” “Nip/Tuck,” and “Boston Legal,” and had a supporting role as a gay interior decorator in the USA Network mini-series “The Starter Wife.” He currently has a recurring role on the Lifetime drama series “State of Mind.” He also guest voiced on “American Dad”!


  • nevgreco

    All Greek Canadians and Amercans should go out of their way and see the 3 stooges. It  will be  supporting our fellow Greek from  Canada. There are many Greeks working behind the scenes in Hollywood like writers etc.  AHEPA here in Las Veegas sponsor young greeks with scholorships..we have given away over $150,000dollars through the years to help young Greeks. Did work at Paramount studios and others for over 24 years in  the Local 399. met many Greeks..