Chris Buck Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics, Biography, Family, Facts

Chris Buck Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics, Biography, Family, Facts
Chris Buck Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth February 24, 1958
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Spouse Shelley Rae Hinton Buck

Chris Buck is an American film director and writer. He is known for co-directing Tarzan (1999), Surf’s Up (2007) (which was nominated for the 2007 Oscar for “Best Animated Feature”), Frozen (2013) (which won the Oscar for “Best Animated Feature” in 2014), and Frozen II (2019). He has also been a part of projects like Ralph Breaks the Internet, Raya and the Last Dragon, Zootopia, The Rescuers Down Under, The Fox and the Hound, The Black CauldronThe Little MermaidMickey’s Twice Upon a ChristmasBébé’s KidsMoanaSport Goofy in SoccermaniaThe Thing What Lurked in the TubFrankenweenieFun with Mr. FutureOlaf’s Frozen AdventureOnce Upon a SnowmanBill & Ted’s Excellent AdventuresFamily DogAmazing Stories, and Box-Office Bunny.

Born Name

Christopher James Buck

Nick Name

Chris

Chris Buck as seen while signing lithographs of Frozen Fever's visual development art at D23 Expo in Anaheim, California on August 16, 2015
Chris Buck as seen while signing lithographs of Frozen Fever’s visual development art at D23 Expo in Anaheim, California on August 16, 2015 (Coolcaesar / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Wichita, Kansas, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Chris Buck studied at El Dorado High School in Placentia, California. Then, he attended the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and studied character animation for 2 years

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Occupation

Director, Writer

Build

Slim

From Left to Right - Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, and Peter Del Vecho at the 41st Annual Annie Awards
From Left to Right – Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, and Peter Del Vecho at the 41st Annual Annie Awards (Voice Chasers / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Chris Buck has dated –

  1. Shelley Rae Hinton Buck – He is married to Shelley Rae Hinton Buck, an Emmy and Oscar Award winner in sound editing. Their oldest son Ryder died at the age of 23 on October 27, 2013, in a car collision when he was hit by two cars after his car broke down on the Glendale Freeway. They have 2 more sons, namely, Woody and Reed.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Wears glasses

Chris Buck in 2015
Chris Buck in 2015 (Boungawa / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Chris Buck Facts

  1. The first film he ever saw in a movie theatre as a child was Disney’s animated musical fantasy Pinocchio and it inspired him to explore animation.
  2. During his time at CalArts, Chris Buck became friends with both John Lasseter and Michael Giaimo, whom he would work with many years later on Frozen
  3. In 1978, he began his career as an animator with Disney.
  4. Chris Buck taught at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) from 1988 to 1993.
  5. His oldest son, Ryder, was a singer and songwriter who performed in his band Ryder Buck and the Breakers. At the time of his death, Ryder had been recovering from a year-long battle with Stage 4 testicular cancer. Upon accepting the Academy Award for “Best Animated Feature” for co-directing Frozen at the 86th Academy Awards, Buck dedicated the award to his son Ryder.
  6. The tragic demise of his son was an inspiration for the song The Next Right Thing in Frozen II as well as a character named “Ryder”.
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