A slightly tough and weathered character actor who specialized in playing gruff, domineering types (including guards, Mafiosos, and authoritarian fathers), Christian Stolte debuted onscreen in the early '90s and went on to distinguish himself with bit parts in films including Novocaine (2001), Road to Perdition (2002), and Stranger Than Fiction (2006). On the small screen, Stolte took on the recurring role of C.O. Keith Stolte during the first two seasons (2005-2007) of the cult series Prison Break. Back on the big screen, he received unusually prominent billing with his wry comic turn as a Mafia hitman assigned to rub out his cousin, in the character comedy Osso Bucco (2007).
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Enrolled in the St. Louis Police Academy, but moved to Chicago to pursue acting before he finished the course.
- Taught at the Acting Studio Chicago.
- Understudied Gary Sinise in the Steppenwolf Theatre production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 2001.
- Star of the web series Lake Drege Appraisal.