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Facts About Joe Chrest – American Actor From “Stranger Things”

Published Fri Nov 22 2019 By aisha
Facts About Joe Chrest – American Actor From “Stranger Things”

Joe Chrest is an American actor who is best known for his work in Ant-Man (2015), Family Matters (1994), Lush (2000), and Stranger Things.

He was born in Saint Albans, West Virginia, United States. He is also the associate producer of Pillow Talk. Here are some facts about Joe Chrest:

What's his Net Worth?

A black and white picture of Joe Chrest holding telephone.
A picture of Joe Chrest.
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Joe Chrest has an estimated net worth of $8 million from being an actor. He has been working in the glamorous field since 1993 and has has been earning his wealth since then. Chrest has altogether worked in more than 100 movies and television series. 

Education - Alma Mater

Chrest went to attend ST. Albans High and then he went to Marshall University in West Virginia from where he holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in directing. He then continues his study and got a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from Louisiana State University.

Wife - Christine Chrest

A picture of Joe Chrest with his wfe Christine Chrest.
Joe Chrest with his wfe Christine Chrest.
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The Ant-Man actor Joe Chrest is married to Christine Chrest who is a professional choreographer. The couple dated for several years before marrying and in 1997 they tied their knot. The couple has been married for over twenty years and shares two children with whom they are living their happy life.

Children - Samantha and Nicholas

The couple have two beautiful children of their own. Their firstborn child is a lovely daughter whom they named Samantha Chrest and another charming son named Nicholas Chrest.

Appeared in stranger things

Chrest has appeared on Strangers Things which is a Drama, Fantasy, Horror series as Ted Wheeler. In the series, he played the role of chill dad who literally has no idea about what's his children and wife are doing. 


In 2017, he won Screen Actors Guild Awards along with his other cast member of Stranger Things. Then in 2018, he was again nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Was in the Air Force

Before Pursuing his acting career Joe Chrest was enrolled in the army at Lackland Air Force Base. When he was out of his basic training he realized that he wanted to pursue an acting career seriously. By seeing himself at the desk every morning in the uniform he realized he wasn't happy with his job and wasn't going to be happy. 

So he finished his service in the army and finished his undergrad same time and then his theater degree was fully funded by the U.s, government. That is how he started his career as an actor.

Worked in Theater

Chrest has also given many stage performances in The Kennedy Center which is in Washington, D.C. to The Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. He has worked with many Tony award-winning directors like Gordon Davidson and Jerry Zaks and with Barry Kyle who is Olivier nominee and London Theatre Award, winner.

Professor at LSU school of theater

Stranger Things actor is also a professor at the LSU School of Theater where he teaches the introduction to acting for the camera. He said he enjoys teaching and act at the same field whereas the students also enjoy the person who is actually in the field. 

Favorite Genre is Comedy

Among all the genres, Comedy is Joe Chrest's favorite genre as he says comedy is the best where he can do all the stupid things. When he was in his junior and high school he was always voted as the class clown while he enjoys laughing and making other people laugh.

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