Chris Orchard
Performance Resume

Chris Orchard (Smith and Jones Management Sydney 9213 9612)

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY & CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Chris Orchard is very recognisable due to his extensive work in popular television series. Apart from his acting career Chris works regularly as both a solo musician and with his friend and producer Shane O Farrell. They recently performed at the National Folk Festival in Canberra in 2013. He has a CD available of his own songs. He was nominated as best songwriter at the 2009 Music Aid International Song Contest from 15,000 entries worldwide.His songs regularly appear in the last rounds of various international song contests.Chris studied at the acclaimed National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney.
He accumulated extensive credits in Sydney theatre working before moving to Melbourne to work with The Melbourne Theatre Company. He had already appeared as a lead actor in the television series The Young Doctors and was targeted by Crawford Productions for several series including the 1920's 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 the television series'E Street' for 18 months. Chris has appeared in leading roles in many major television series and has over 500 hours of television screen time in the can.
He also pursued a career on the distribution side of the film business for more than 10 years taking management roles with Cinema International, Polygram and Universal Pictures
TELEVISION
Gangs Of Oz , Carson's Law, Young Doctors, Prime Time, E Street, Time Trax ,Cop Shop, Prisoner, Special Squad, Case for The Defence, Restless Years, Chopper Squad, Breakers, Richmond Hill,
THEATRE
Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band,The Man From Muckinupin, The Tempest, The Lower Depths, Othello,
A Toast to Melba, Isadora, Macbeth, Caravan, A Murder is Announced,The London Cuckolds, Good Person of Szechuan, A Man for All Seasons