Christopher Judge

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Christopher Judge
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Biographical informations
Native name Douglas Christopher Judge
Birth (1964-10-13) October 13, 1964 (age 53)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality American
Informations about family
Spouse Gianna Patton
Sibling Jeff Judge
Professional informations
Occupation Actor
Stargate universe-related informations
Related film(s)/series Stargate SG-1
Stargate Atlantis
Stargate: The Ark of Truth
Stargate: Continuum
Occupation in Stargate Actor

Douglas Christopher Judge (born October 13, 1964) is an American actor best known for playing Teal'c in the Canadian-American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1. He attended the University of Oregon on a football scholarship and was a Pacific-10 Conference player.

Early life[edit]

Christopher Judge was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He has one younger brother, Jeff Judge, also an actor. Christopher Judge harbored the desire to become an actor from an early age, and studied drama in high school.[1] "The television set was my babysitter growing up. I can remember wanting to invoke the feelings that I was getting from television—I wanted to be the one who was the catalyst for those feelings in other people. Performing was something I've always known I was going to do."[2] He always knew that sports would be a stepping stone to an acting career.[3] Judge was an All-L.A. City football player at Carson High School and graduated from Carson in 1982. He played for legendary Coach Gene Vollnogle.

Judge received a scholarship from the University of Oregon and played defensive back and safety for the Ducks from 1982 to 1985. He led in kickoff return yardage for 1983-84 and interceptions in 1984, and earned the Casanova Award in 1982,[4] given to the freshman or newcomer of the year.[5] While at Oregon, Judge was a three time All American,[2] a Pacific-10 Conference Selection in 1984 and played in the 1985 Hula Bowl.[4]

Judge initially considered majoring in pre-med, in case his acting aspirations were not realized,[1] but he found he had trouble with the required math, and changed his major, first to psychology, and then to telecommunications and film[3] with a minor in psychology.[2]

Judge won a contest to host a radio show in Oregon, and in his senior year he won a regional contest to host the West Coast FOX KLSR Morning Show,[6] an "MTV talk show type thing"; he used this experience to get an agent and move to Los Angeles.[7]



In 1989 Judge began studying at the Howard Fine Studio in LA.[7] A few of his early roles were in the 1990s Bird on a Wire, Cadence, Neon Rider and MacGyver with future Stargate SG-1 star Richard Dean Anderson. In the ensuing years, Judge had small parts in various television shows and movies such as 21 Jump Street with future SG-1 director Peter DeLuise, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (with Dax Biagas), and House Party 2, and as a regular on Sirens (1993) from 1994 to 1995.

Judge's largest role came in 1997 with Stargate SG-1. While at a friend's house, he saw his friend's roommate practicing for an audition for the show and was intrigued. While the roommate was away, Judge looked at the audition notes, then called his agent and insisted he get him an audition, or lose him as a client.[8] At the audition there were three actors trying out for each of the other principal roles, but eight or ten for the role of Teal'c. Judge was confident that he had acquired the part when they dismissed everyone who's read for the part except him.[2] Of all the actors in Stargate SG-1, Judge has been in the most episodes.[9]

Judge's subsequent work includes guest spots on Andromeda, Stargate Atlantis, The Mentalist, the television movie Personal Effects, and the films Snow Dogs and A Dog's Breakfast, the latter written and directed by fellow Stargate actor David Hewlett. Judge appeared in "Anonymous", the October 26, 2010 episode of NCIS: Los Angeles, and as one of Bane's henchmen in the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises.


Judge wrote four episodes of Stargate SG-1: season five's "The Warrior", season six's "The Changeling", season seven's "Birthright", and season eight's "Sacrifices".

After Stargate SG-1 was canceled, Judge began writing a script for a show called Rage of Angels that would have enabled him to play "the lead in an hour formatted show and prove that a black lead can be commercially viable and sustainable in overseas markets."[10] The script was marketed as a two hour, back door pilot with MGM,[10] but is now apparently with Direct TV and Starz Media.[11]

Voice work[edit]

Judge has also done voice acting for animated series and video games, including the voice of Magneto on X-Men: Evolution and the canceled Stargate SG-1: The Alliance. In the season eight episode, "Avatar", Teal'c informs SG-1 that he plays Def Jam Vendetta, alluding to the fact that Chris Judge had provided the voice of D-Mob, the main antagonist in that game. He once again appeared as D-Mob in the sequel, Def Jam: Fight for NY, this time as a good guy and as the boss for your main character/hero. He is also known for voicing Jericho in Turok.

Judge provided the voice of Zodakon the revived He-Man and the Masters of the Universe] cartoon as well as Coach Grey in the Action Man CGI series

Personal life[edit]

Judge is involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada. He is an avid golfer.[12] Judge has four children, Cameron Justin, Catrina Christine, Christopher Jordan and Chloe (born 2005). He married model/actress Gianna Patton on December 28, 2011.[13][14]


Judge has been nominated once.

Year Award Category Work Result
2002 Saturn Award Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series Stargate SG-1 Nominated

Involvement in the Stargate universe[edit]



See Episodes featuring Christopher Judge as Story writer and Episodes featuring Christopher Judge as Writer.

Judge has written four episodes of Stargate SG-1, all of them mainly related to Teal'c.


Film, Television and Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Lowlifes Commander Randall Film, filming
2014 A Tiger's Tail Joe Camp Film, post-production
2014 Doomed Planet LT. Grisham Film, post-production
2014 Reaper Officer Banks Film, post-production
2014 The Underground Railroad Bear Film, post-production
2014 To Have and to Hold Sampson Film, completed
2014 Knock 'em Dead Freddy Film
2014 Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark Jack Turner Film
2013 Smokin' Jim Short
2013 Stargate SG-1: Unleashed (Video Game) Teal'c Video Game
2012 Clash of the Empires Amthar Video
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Mercenary Security #4 Film
2012 The Mentalist Dante Holmes TV series, 1 episode
2011 Rehab Charles Film
2011 Dead Space: Aftermath Nickolas Kuttner (voice) Video
2010 Paradox Captain Papillo Film
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Assan Refiq TV series, 1 episode
2009 Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods - Final Cut Teal'c Video
2008 Max Steel: Bio Crisis Jefferson (voice) Video
2008 Stargate: Continuum Teal'c Video
2008 Stargate: The Ark of Truth Teal'c Video
2007-2008 Stargate Atlantis (TV Series) Teal'c TV series, 2 episodes
2008 Turok Jericho (voice, as Chris Judge) Video Game
1997-2007 Stargate SG-1 Teal'c TV series, 213 episodes
2007 A Dog's Breakfast Chris Film
2005 Personal Effects Nate Wall TV movie
2004 Def Jam Fight for NY D-Mob (voice, as Chris Judge) Video Game
2003-2004 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Zodak / Zeelahr TV series, 4 episodes
2000-2003 X-Men: Evolution Magneto / Magnus TV series, 20 episodes
2002-2003 Andromeda Hector / Resolution of Hector / Achilles Avatar TV series, 2 episodes
2003 Def Jam Vendetta D-Mob (voice) Video Game
2002 Just Cause Reverend Lester Stokes TV series, 1 episode
2002 Romantic Comedy 101 Nigel TV Movie
2002 Snow Dogs Dr. Brooks Film
2001 Out of Line Alfonso James Film
2000-2001 Action Man Simon Grey TV series, 14 episodes
2001 Freedom Doctor Roeg TV series, 1 episode
2001 First Wave Xevallah TV series, 1 episode
2000 Adventures from the Book of Virtues Plato TV series, 13 episodes
1995 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Workman TV series, 1 episode
1994-1995 Sirens Off. Richard Stiles TV series, 22 episodes
1991 House Party 2 Miles (as D. Christopher Judge) Film
1990 Cadence Psych. Ward M.P. #1 (as Douglas Judge) Film
1990 Bird on a Wire Cop at Cafe (as Doug Judge) Film
1990 Booker Jones / Mover TV series, 2 episodes
1990 21 Jump Street Man in Queue TV series, 1 episode
1990 MacGyver Deron TV series, 1 episode
1990 Neon Rider TV series, 1 episode



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Facts about "Christopher Judge"
Birth countryUSA +
Birth dateOctober 13, 1964 +
BrotherJeff Judge +
GenderMale +
Guest Star inEpisode:Reunion + and Episode:Midway +
Has played inLowlifes (Film) +, A Tiger's Tail (Film) +, Doomed Planet (Film) +, Reaper (Film) +, The Underground Railroad (Film) +, To Have and to Hold (Film) +, Knock 'em Dead (Film) +, Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark (Film) +, Smokin' (Short) +, Clash of the Empires (Video) +, The Dark Knight Rises (Film) +, The Mentalist (TV Series) +, Rehab (Film) +, Dead Space: Aftermath (Video) +, Paradox (Film) +, NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series) +, Max Steel: Bio Crisis (Video) +, Turok (Video Game) +, A Dog's Breakfast (Film) +, Personal Effects (TV Movie) +, Def Jam Fight for NY (Video Game) +, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (TV Series) +, X-Men: Evolution (TV Series) +, Andromeda (TV Series) +, Def Jam Vendetta (Video Game) +, Just Cause (TV Series) +, Romantic Comedy 101 (TV Movie) +, Snow Dogs (Film) +, Out of Line (Film) +, Action Man (TV Series) +, Freedom (TV Series) +, First Wave (TV Series) +, Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series) +, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series) +, Sirens (TV Series) +, House Party 2 (Film) +, Cadence (Film) +, Bird on a Wire (Film) +, Booker (TV Series) +, 21 Jump Street (TV Series) +, MacGyver (TV Series) + and Neon Rider (TV Series) +
Infobox imageChristopher Judge.jpg +
Main cast inStargate: The Ark of Truth +, Stargate: Continuum +, Episode:Children of the Gods +, Episode:The Enemy Within +, Episode:Emancipation +, Episode:The Broca Divide +, Episode:The First Commandment +, Episode:Cold Lazarus +, Episode:The Nox +, Episode:Brief Candle +, Episode:Thor's Hammer +, Episode:The Torment of Tantalus +, Episode:Bloodlines +, Episode:Fire and Water +, Episode:Hathor +, Episode:Singularity +, Episode:Cor-Ai +, Episode:Enigma +, Episode:Solitudes +, Episode:Tin Man +, Episode:There But For the Grace of God +, Episode:Politics +, Episode:Within the Serpent's Grasp +, Episode:The Serpent's Lair +, Episode:In the Line of Duty +, Episode:Prisoners +, Episode:The Gamekeeper +, Episode:Need +, Episode:Thor's Chariot +, Episode:Message in a Bottle +, Episode:Family +, Episode:Secrets +, Episode:Bane +, Episode:The Tok'ra, Part 1 +, Episode:The Tok'ra, Part 2 +, Episode:Spirits +, Episode:Touchstone +, Episode:The Fifth Race +, Episode:A Matter of Time +, Episode:Holiday +, Episode:Serpent's Song +, Episode:One False Step +, Episode:Show and Tell +, Episode:1969 +, Episode:Out of Mind +, Episode:Into the Fire +, Episode:Seth +, Episode:Fair Game +, Episode:Legacy +, Episode:Learning Curve +, Episode:Point of View +, Episode:Deadman Switch +, Episode:Demons +, Episode:Rules of Engagement +, Episode:Forever in a Day +, Episode:Past and Present +, Episode:Jolinar's Memories +, Episode:The Devil You Know +, Episode:Foothold +, Episode:Pretense +, Episode:Urgo +, Episode:A Hundred Days +, Episode:Shades of Grey +, Episode:New Ground +, Episode:Maternal Instinct +, Episode:Crystal Skull +, Episode:Nemesis +, Episode:Small Victories +, Episode:The Other Side +, Episode:Upgrades +, Episode:Crossroads +, Episode:Divide and Conquer +, Episode:Window of Opportunity +, Episode:Watergate +, Episode:The First Ones +, Episode:Scorched Earth +, Episode:Beneath the Surface +, Episode:Point of No Return +, Episode:Tangent +, Episode:The Curse +, Episode:The Serpent's Venom +, Episode:Chain Reaction +, Episode:2010 +, Episode:Absolute Power +, Episode:The Light +, Episode:Prodigy +, Episode:Entity +, Episode:Double Jeopardy +, Episode:Exodus +, Episode:Enemies +, Episode:Threshold +, Episode:Ascension +, Episode:The Fifth Man +, Episode:Red Sky +, Episode:Rite of Passage +, Episode:Beast of Burden +, Episode:The Tomb +, Episode:Between Two Fires +, Episode:2001 +, Episode:Desperate Measures +, Episode:Wormhole X-Treme! +, Episode:Proving Ground +, Episode:48 Hours +, Episode:Summit +, Episode:Last Stand +, Episode:Fail Safe +, Episode:The Warrior +, Episode:Menace +, Episode:The Sentinel +, Episode:Meridian +, Episode:Revelations +, Episode:Redemption, Part 1 +, Episode:Redemption, Part 2 +, Episode:Descent +, Episode:Frozen +, Episode:Nightwalkers +, Episode:Abyss +, Episode:Shadow Play +, Episode:The Other Guys +, Episode:Allegiance +, Episode:Cure +, Episode:Prometheus +, Episode:Unnatural Selection +, Episode:Sight Unseen +, Episode:Smoke & Mirrors +, Episode:Paradise Lost +, Episode:Metamorphosis +, Episode:Disclosure +, Episode:Forsaken +, Episode:The Changeling +, Episode:Memento +, Episode:Prophecy +, Episode:Full Circle +, Episode:Fallen +, Episode:Homecoming +, Episode:Fragile Balance +, Episode:Orpheus +, Episode:Revisions +, Episode:Lifeboat +, Episode:Enemy Mine +, Episode:Space Race +, Episode:Avenger 2.0 +, Episode:Birthright +, Episode:Evolution, Part 1 +, Episode:Evolution, Part 2 +, Episode:Grace +, Episode:Fallout +, Episode:Chimera +, Episode:Death Knell +, Episode:Heroes, Part 1 +, Episode:Heroes, Part 2 +, Episode:Resurrection +, Episode:Inauguration +, Episode:Lost City, Part 1 +, Episode:Lost City, Part 2 +, Episode:New Order, Part 1 +, Episode:New Order, Part 2 +, Episode:Lockdown +, Episode:Zero Hour +, Episode:Icon +, Episode:Avatar +, Episode:Affinity +, Episode:Covenant +, Episode:Sacrifices +, Episode:Endgame +, Episode:Gemini +, Episode:It's Good To Be King +, Episode:Full Alert +, Episode:Citizen Joe +, Episode:Reckoning, Part 1 +, Episode:Reckoning, Part 2 +, Episode:Threads +, Episode:Moebius, Part 1 +, Episode:Moebius, Part 2 +, Episode:Avalon, Part 1 +, Episode:Avalon, Part 2 +, Episode:Origin +, Episode:The Ties That Bind +, Episode:The Powers That Be +, Episode:Beachhead +, Episode:Ex Deus Machina +, Episode:Babylon +, Episode:Prototype +, Episode:The Fourth Horseman, Part 1 +, Episode:The Fourth Horseman, Part 2 +, Episode:Collateral Damage +, Episode:Ripple Effect +, Episode:Stronghold +, Episode:Ethon +, Episode:Off the Grid +, Episode:The Scourge +, Episode:Arthur's Mantle +, Episode:Crusade +, Episode:Camelot +, Episode:Flesh and Blood +, Episode:Morpheus +, Episode:The Pegasus Project +, Episode:Insiders +, Episode:Uninvited +, Episode:200 +, Episode:Counterstrike +, Episode:Memento Mori +, Episode:Company of Thieves +, Episode:The Quest, Part 1 +, Episode:The Quest, Part 2 +, Episode:Line in the Sand +, Episode:The Road Not Taken +, Episode:The Shroud +, Episode:Bounty +, Episode:Bad Guys +, Episode:Talion +, Episode:Family Ties +, Episode:Dominion + and Episode:Unending +
Married toGianna Patton +
Month-Day birthOctober 13 +
MovieStargate: The Ark of Truth + and Stargate: Continuum +
NameChristopher Judge +
NationalityAmerican +
OccupationActor +
ProvChristopher Judge +
SeriesStargate SG-1 + and Stargate Atlantis +
Stargate occupationActor + and Writer +
Story writer ofEpisode:The Warrior +
Writer ofEpisode:The Changeling +, Episode:Birthright + and Episode:Sacrifices +