Speakers Bureau – Christopher Devlin

Christopher Devlin – Brick, NJ

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CHRIS DEVLIN was born in New York on February 11, 1967. He spent his first years attending the Shield of David School in the Bronx. When he moved to New Jersey, he attended Fairlawn Schools and graduated from Bridgewater High School. He presently lives in his own apartment, and he works at Pleasant Plains. He has two brothers, Brendan and Colin who live in Hoboken. Colin married Annie last November, and Chris was co-best man. His Mom, Eileen, lives in Sea Girt; his Dad, John, died in 1999.

Chris enjoys music and videos. He has an extensive collection. Presently he is a member of Spotlighters, an acting group that meets each week. They present a show every year in the Spring.

In 1999 Chris starred in a Hallmark commercial called “Dave’s Place”. The commercial was seen on national television ever since.

Chris went to Las Vegas to appear in a film called YONKERS JOE. “A scam artist has his plans suddenly interrupted when he must take over the care of his son who has Down Syndrome.” ( www.hollywood.com/movie/Yonkers_Joe )

Chris also spent two weeks in West Virginia on the set of a short film by NYU graduate student, Kim Spurlock, entitled ROYGBIV. Early rushes of this film can be seen at www.myspace.com/roygbivmovie

Chris loves the time he spends with buddies at National Down Syndrome Congress conferences. He always plays an active role; in fact, in the past he has been a board member.