Douglas Christopher Judge (born October 13, 1964) is an American Canadian 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. Judge played Kratos in the 2018 video game God of War, replacing long-time voice actor Terrence C. Carson.
Judge at the 2014 Sydney Comic Con
Douglas Christopher Judge
October 13, 1964
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Residence||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Spouse(s)||Margaret Judge (1995–2011)|
Gianna Patton (m. 2011)
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. "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." He always knew that sports would be a stepping stone to an acting career. 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, given to the freshman or newcomer of the year. While at Oregon, Judge was a three time All-American, a Pacific-10 Conference Selection in 1984 and played in the 1985 Hula Bowl.
Judge initially considered the pre-med track, in case his acting aspirations were not realized, but he found he had trouble with the required math, and changed his major, first to psychology, and then to telecommunications and film with a minor in psychology.
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, an "MTV talk show type thing"; he used this experience to get an agent and move to Los Angeles.
In 1989 Judge began studying at the Howard Fine Studio in LA. 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, and House Party 2, and as a regular on Sirens 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. 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 had read for the part except him.
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 cancelled, 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." The script was marketed as a two-hour, back door pilot with MGM, but is now apparently with Direct TV and Starz Media.
Judge has also done voice acting for animated series and video games, including the voice of Piccolo on Dragonball: 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 has four children: Christopher Jordan Judge, Cameron Judge, Catrina Jasmine Judge (with his first wife, Margaret Judge), and Chloe Jolie Judge (with former model and actress Gianna Patton, whom he began dating in 2001 and married on December 28, 2011).
In 2002, Judge was nominated for a Saturn Award in the category of Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series for his work on Stargate SG-1. On February 13th at the 2019 D.I.C.E. Awards, Judge accepted the award for Outstanding Achievement in Character for his work as Kratos in God of War.
|1990||Bird on a Wire||Cop at Cafe (as Doug Judge)|
|Cadence||Psych. Ward M.P. #1 (as Douglas Judge)|
|1991||House Party 2||Miles (as D. Christopher Judge)|
|2001||Out of Line||Alfonso James|
|2002||Snow Dogs||Dr. Brooks||Ted's Father|
|Romantic Comedy 101||Nigel||Television Movie|
|2005||Personal Effects||Nate Wall|
|2007||A Dog's Breakfast||Chris|
|2008||Stargate: The Ark of Truth||Teal'c||Direct-to-video|
|Max Steel: Bio Crisis||Jefferson (voice)|
|1997||Stargate: Children of the Gods||Teal'c|
|2011||Dead Space: Aftermath||Nickolas Kuttner (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2012||The Dark Knight Rises||Mercenary Assassin #3|
|Clash of the Empires||Amthar||Direct-to-video|
|2014||Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark||Jack Turner|
|A Tiger's Tail||Joe Camp|
|Knock 'em Dead||Freddy|
|To Have and to Hold||Sampson|
|The Underground Railroad||Bear|
|La Apocalypse (Doomed Planet)||Lt. Grisham|
|2015||Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!||Secret Service Agent|
|MacGyver||Deron (as Doug Judge)||Episode: Live and Learn|
|21 Jump Street||Man in Queue (Uncredited)||Episode: Unfinished Business|
|Booker||Jones/Mover||Episodes: Hacker & Crazy|
|1994-1995||Sirens||Off. Richard Stiles (as D. Christopher Judge)||Recurring role Season 2 (22 episodes)|
|1995||The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Workman (as D. Christopher Judge)||Episode: There's the Rub: Part 2|
|2000||Adventures from the Book of Virtues||Plato (voice)||Main role Season 3 (13 episodes)|
|2001||First Wave||Xevallah||Episode: Beneath the Black Sky|
|Freedom||Doctor Roeg||Episode: Mind Game|
|2000-2001||Action Man||Coach Simon Grey (voice)||Recurring role (14 episodes)|
|2002||Just Cause||Reverend Lester Stokes||Episode: The Wives of Christmas Past|
|2002-2003||Andromeda||Hector-Resolution of Hector/Achilles Avatar||Episodes: The Knight, Death and the Devil & Day of Judgement, Day of Wrath|
|2000-2003||X-Men: Evolution||Magneto/Magnus (voice)||Recurring role (20 episodes)|
|2003-2004||He-Man and the Masters of the Universe||Zodak, Zeelahr (voice) (as Chris Judge)||Episodes: Snake Pit, Rise of the Snake Men Part 1, Rise of the Snake Men Part 2 & Awaken the Serpent|
|1997-2007||Stargate SG-1||Teal'c||Main role (211 episodes)|
|2007-2008||Stargate: Atlantis||Teal'c||Episodes: Reunion & Midway|
|2010||NCIS: Los Angeles||Assan Refiq||Episode: Anonymous|
|2012||The Mentalist||Dante Holmes||Episode: Pink Champagne on Ice|
|2015||Chainsaw Sally: The Animated Series||The Baron|
|2017||Wacky Races||Brick Crashman (voice)||Main role|
|2003||Def Jam Vendetta||D-Mob (voice)|
|2004||Def Jam Fight for NY||D-Mob (voice)||Credited as Chris Judge|
|World of Warcraft||Additional Voices|
|2008||Turok||Jericho (voice)||Credited as Chris Judge|
|2013||Stargate SG-1: Unleashed||Teal'c (voice)|
|2014||World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor||Additional Voices|
|2015||StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void||Additional Voices|
|2018||God of War||Kratos (voice, and motion capture)|
|World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth||Akunda / Gorak Tul / Sunwalker Ordel (voice)|
|2002||Stargate SG-1||The Warrior||Season 5, episode 18. Aired in January.|
|2003||Stargate SG-1||The Changeling||Season 6, episode 19. Aired in February.|
|Stargate SG-1||Birthright||Season 7, episode 10. Aired in August.|
|2004||Stargate SG-1||Sacrifices||Season 8, episode 09. Aired in September.|
A Dog's Breakfast is a Canadian comedy independent film produced in 2006. It was the first film to be written and directed by British-born Canadian actor David Hewlett, who is best known for his role of Dr. Rodney McKay in the TV franchise Stargate. Hewlett created the film as a private off-season project and stars alongside his real-life sister Kate Hewlett and Stargate actors Paul McGillion, Christopher Judge and Rachel Luttrell. The film was produced by John Lenic and Jane Loughman.
Due to its strong affiliation with the Stargate franchise, the film generated considerable buzz within the Stargate fandom. It had several screenings in selected major towns in the US and the UK in late 2006 and 2007. MGM picked up worldwide television and home video rights to the film in early December 2006. The film was released on DVD on September 18, 2007 in The United States and Canada.Andee Frizzell
Andee Frizzell is an actress. Her most notable appearance has been as nearly every Wraith female on Stargate Atlantis. She also played a role in a TV episode of Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda alongside SG-1's Christopher Judge, as a High Guard AI.
She is a vegetarian.Clash of the Empires
Clash of the Empires (also known as Lord of the Elves) is an American fantasy/adventure film produced by The Asylum and directed by Joseph Lawson. The film stars Christopher Judge, Bai Ling and Sun Korng.
The film was originally titled Age of the Hobbits and set for release direct-to-DVD on December 11, 2012. In the tradition of The Asylum's catalog, the film is a mockbuster of the 2012 film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. This led to a lawsuit against The Asylum for trademark infringement. The lawsuit resulted in a temporary restraining order preventing The Asylum from releasing the film on its scheduled release date.Gatecon
They took the seed of an idea and planted it, and out grew Gatecon.
Gatecon is a fan convention centered on the Stargate television franchise. Most of the Gatecon conventions have been held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Gatecon was conceived in 2000 by four fans of the show to provide a place for fans of the show Stargate SG-1 to meet members of the cast and crew, and to get to know their fellow fans. The original organisers met in various ways - family, asking one another for help on how to make a Stargate quiz for their site after seeing one on theirs and an interactive Stargate-themed site run by Ryan Peters under Showtime's umbrella.Gatecon celebrated its 5th Anniversary in July 2004, which was a sell out with 700 attendees. It had around 30 guests over the 3-day event. It was also the first time Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, and Michael Shanks had a panel together at Gatecon. Gatecon 2006 was the first event held in the United Kingdom. Around 250 people attended the convention at Cheltenham's University Campus.
Since its inception, Gatecon raised money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation through a series of auction evenings. MGM and The Bridge Studios donated props and costumes. Over 7 years, Gatecon had raised and donated over $250,000 to various Canadian charities, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Proceeds from the 2008 charity auction were donated to Sea Shepherd.
The C3 disbanded in 2010 but after four years, the organisers announced in April 2015 that they were planning to bring Gatecon back. 2016 saw the return to Vancouver with The Homecoming - a weekend with Richard Dean Anderson and 54 Special Guests in aid of Sea Shepherd.
The latest event is Gatecon The Invasion, September 2018, back at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport hotel.Kratos (God of War)
Kratos is a video game character from SIE Santa Monica Studio's God of War series, which was based on Greek mythology, before shifting to Norse mythology. Kratos, also known as the "Ghost of Sparta", first appeared in the 2005 video game God of War, which led to the development of seven additional games featuring the character as the protagonist. Kratos also appears as the protagonist of the 2010 and 2018 comic series, as well as the franchise's three novels that retell the events of three of the games. The character was voiced by Terrence C. Carson from 2005 to 2013, with Christopher Judge taking over the role in 2018's continuation, also titled God of War. Antony Del Rio voiced the character as a child in God of War: Ghost of Sparta.
Throughout the Greek era of the series, Kratos embarks on several adventures in attempts to avert disaster or to change his fate. He is usually portrayed as being oblivious to all else and arrogant in nature. He often engages in morally ambiguous activities and performs acts of extreme violence. A Spartan warrior, he became the "Ghost of Sparta" after accidentally killing his family due to Ares' trickery. He later avenges the death of his family and becomes the God of War after killing Ares. Kratos is eventually revealed to be a demigod and the son of Zeus, although Zeus later betrays him. Vengeance is a central theme of the Greek era, and each installment provides additional information about Kratos' origins and his relationships with his family and the Olympian gods. In the Norse era of the series, Kratos takes a turn for the good and finds himself controlling his rage and learning how to truly be a father to his new son, Atreus. Along their journey, they combat monsters and gods of the Norse realm, of whom they make an enemy.
The God of War franchise is a flagship title for the PlayStation brand and Kratos is one of its most popular characters. The character has been well received by critics and has become a video game icon, a relative newcomer among more established franchise characters, such as Mario, Link, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Lara Croft. The character is now associated with other products and has had various cameos in PlayStation games outside of the God of War series.List of Stargate audiobooks
This is a list of Stargate audiobooks by Big Finish Productions, based on the long-running American science fiction television series Stargate. These "enhanced audio readings" are each narrated by one of the main Stargate characters and feature a second, guest-star voice along with music and sound effects. Series three moves to a full-cast radio play format for all six episodes.Mega Shark (film series)
The Mega Shark film series is four monster and disaster films from The Asylum, an American independent film company and distributor that focuses on producing low-budget films. The movies in the series are:
Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus (2009), directed by Ace Hannah (a pseudonym for Jack Perez); starring Deborah Gibson and Lorenzo Lamas
Mega Shark Versus Crocosaurus (2010), directed by Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray; starring Jaleel White, Gary Stretch, and Robert Picardo
Mega Shark Versus Mecha Shark (2014), directed by Emile Edwin Smith; starring Christopher Judge and Elisabeth Röhm
Mega Shark vs. Kolossus (2015), directed by Douglas-Olen Ray; Illeana Douglas, Amy Rider, and Brody HutzlerThe third film was direct to video; the others received theatrical releases.Mega Shark Versus Mecha Shark
Mega Shark Versus Mecha Shark is a 2014 direct-to-video monster/disaster film produced by the Asylum. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on January 28, 2014. The film is a sequel to Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus and Mega Shark Versus Crocosaurus, and is the third installment in the Mega Shark film series. It is the directorial debut of Emile Edwin Smith and stars Christopher Judge and Elisabeth Röhm, with Debbie Gibson reprising her role as Emma MacNeil from the first film.Reaper (film)
Reaper is a 2014 American horror/crime film directed by Philip Shih and written by James Jurdi and Mark James. The film stars Danny Trejo, Shayla Beesley, Vinnie Jones, Jake Busey, James Jurdi, and Christopher Judge. It was released in the United States on June 9, 2015 by Entertainment One.Stargate SG-1 (season 10)
Season ten of Stargate SG-1, an American-Canadian television series, began airing on July 14, 2006 on Sci Fi Channel (United States). The final season of the series concluded after 20 episodes on March 13, 2007 on Sky 1, which overtook the Sci-Fi Channel in mid-season. The series was developed by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner. Brad Wright, Robert C. Cooper, Joseph Mallozzi, and Paul Mullie served as executive producers. Season ten regular cast members include Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Beau Bridges, Claudia Black, and Michael Shanks.
The season (and the Ori arc of the show) is continued with direct-to-DVD film Stargate: The Ark of Truth.Stargate SG-1 (season 2)
Season two of Stargate SG-1, an American-Canadian television series, began airing on June 26, 1998 on Showtime. The second season concluded after 22 episodes on February 10, 1999 on British Sky One, which overtook Showtime in mid-season. The series was developed by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, who also served as executive producers. Season two regular cast members include Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, and Don S. Davis.Stargate SG-1 (season 3)
The third season of the military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1 commenced airing on Showtime in the United States on June 25, 1999, concluded on Sky1 in the United Kingdom on March 8, 2000, and contained 22 episodes. The third season follows SG-1 in their fight against the Goa'uld Empire's System Lords, the main being Sokar until "The Devil You Know" and then Apophis, after he regained power during that episode. The season introduces the long-unseen and unnamed enemy of the Asgards, the Replicators, who are self-replicating machines that seek to convert all civilizations into more of themselves, thus posing a dire threat to all other beings. The Replicators are first mentioned, but not named, in season three episode "Fair Game".
The one-hour premiere "Into the Fire", which debuted on June 25, 1999 on Showtime did not receive any syndication rating, but overall got a high viewership level. The series was developed by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, who also served as executive producers. Season 3 regular cast members include Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, and Don S. Davis.Stargate SG-1 (season 4)
Season four of Stargate SG-1, an American-Canadian television series, began airing on June 30, 2000 on Showtime. The fourth season concluded after 22 episodes on February 14, 2001 on British Sky One, which overtook Showtime in mid-season. The series was developed by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner. Season four regular cast members include Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, and Don S. Davis.Stargate SG-1 (season 5)
The fifth season of the military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1 commenced airing on Showtime in the United States on June 29, 2001, concluded on Sky1 in the United Kingdom on February 6, 2002, and contained 22 episodes. The fifth season introduces future main character Jonas Quinn portrayed by Corin Nemec from 2002–2004. The fifth season is about the ongoing war with the Goa'uld Empire after the death of Apophis at the start of the season and the rise of a new System Lord named Anubis. SG-1, a military-science team, are set to explore the Milky Way Galaxy.
The one-hour premiere "Enemies", which debuted on June 29, 2001 on Showtime had the lowest syndication of the seasons episode, but overall got a high viewership level. This would be the last season to feature Apophis alive, but he would return in dreams and alternate realities and timelines. The series was developed by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner. Season five regular cast members include Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, and Don S. Davis.Stargate SG-1 (season 6)
Season six of Stargate SG-1, an American-Canadian television series, began airing on June 7, 2002 on Sci Fi. The sixth season concluded after 22 episodes on February 19, 2003 on the UK's Sky One, which had overtaken the Sci-Fi Channel's number of new-episode broadcasts mid-season. The series was developed by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner. Season six regular cast members include Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Corin Nemec, and Don S. Davis.Stargate SG-1 (season 7)
Season seven of Stargate SG-1, an American-Canadian television series, began airing on June 13, 2003 on Sci Fi. The seventh season concluded after 22 episodes on March 9, 2004 on British Sky One, which overtook the Sci-Fi Channel in mid-season. The series was developed by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner. Season seven regular cast members include Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks, and Don S. Davis.Stargate SG-1 (season 9)
Season nine of Stargate SG-1, an American-Canadian television series, began airing on July 15, 2005 on SCI FI. The ninth season concluded on March 10, 2006, after 20 episodes on the same channel. The series was originally developed by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, and Brad Wright, Robert C. Cooper, Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie served as executive producers. The season arc centers on the new threat of the Ori, a race who Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks) and Vala Mal Doran (Claudia Black) unleash in an unknown galaxy, and who are threatening to prepare for a crusade into the Milky Way galaxy to convert the beings to their religion called Origin.
Season nine regular cast members included Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Beau Bridges, and Michael Shanks. Claudia Black appeared in a recurring role for eight episodes. The ninth season begins with General Hank Landry (Beau Bridges) having assumed command of Stargate Command, and newcomer Lt. Col. Cameron Mitchell (Ben Browder) trying to regroup the SG-1 team after the events of the eighth season.Teal'c
Teal'c is a fictional character in the military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1. Played by Christopher Judge, Teal'c is a Jaffa warrior from the planet Chulak. As a Jaffa, Teal'c is a genetically modified human with an abdominal pouch that serves as an incubator for a larval Goa'uld. The larval symbiote grants enhanced strength, health, healing, and longevity; Teal'c is around 100 years old during the show's run and ages an additional 50 years in the final SG-1 episode. Teal'c's most notable feature is a golden tattoo found on his forehead, a sign that he once served the System Lord Apophis as First Prime, the most senior Jaffa rank.
Teal'c is introduced in the pilot episode of Stargate SG-1, "Children of the Gods". The character appears in all episodes of SG-1 except season 8's "Prometheus Unbound", making him the character with the most episode appearances. Teal'c also appears in the direct-to-DVD films Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum, as well as the Stargate Atlantis season 4 episodes "Reunion" and "Midway". In 2002, Christopher Judge was nominated for a Saturn Award in the category "Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series".