Growing up, Pratt was a wrestler and he even finished 5th in his state wrestling tournament when he was in high school. When his coach once asked him what he wanted to do with his life, Chris replied, "I don't know but I know I'll be famous and I know I'll make a ton of money."
Pratt was waiting tables at Bubba Gump Shrimp in Maui, Hawaii, before he was famous. One day during a shift, he was discovered by one of Tommy Chong’s daughters, Rae Dawn Chong. She cast him in his first role in the horror short, Cursed Part 3 in 2000.
After he was discovered, he did a few minor roles here and there. It wasn’t until two years later that Pratt got his first little break on the WB show Everwood. He then starred in The O.C. as Che, a student activist from Brown University.
He finally became a household name when he starred as Andy in Parks and Recreation. He was only cast as a guest star in the first season, but his character was a hit and he was then written into the show as a regular. Let’s face it; there is no Parks and Rec if there is no Andy.
He lost 50 pounds in only four months when he was cast in Moneyball because he played real-life baseball player Scott Hatteberg and he had to look the part. His weight has always fluctuated depending on the role that he is cast in and he always seems to do it quickly. What is his damn secret?
Only 30 seconds into his audition for Guardians Of The Galaxy, director James Gunn knew that they found their man. Gunn joked that he could always CGI a six-pack onto him because he wasn't really in shape at the time. He was offered the role but was asked to lose 50 pounds. Pratt agreed and lost 60 instead.
He is married to actress Anna Faris. They met on the set ofTake Me Home Tonight and bonded over their love for collecting dead bugs. They are both Washington state natives and they were married in 2009 in Bali. I bet those two crack each other up daily.
Pratt has appeared in three Best Picture Oscar nominees. He starred in Moneyball, Zero Dark Thirty, and Her. It looks like he has come a long way since living in his car. Oh yea, you'll read all about that.
Before his acting career took off he worked part time as a stripper to make some extra cash. He tried to be a regular at a strip club but he didn’t make the cut. He also admits that he only made around $40 every time he took his clothes off. Well, don't sweat it Chris. We think that you are super hot!
Yeah, that is right. Before he was rich and famous he was living in his car. When living in Hawaii, he roughed it and in order for him to save money, he went homeless and lived in his van. That is dedication.
He has had three different Lego mini figures based on him. He has one from the character he voiced in the first Lego Movie. He also has one for Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy. And he now has one for his character in Jurassic World.
Remember when he told his wrestling coach that he was going to be rich and famous one day? Well, he also predicted that he would star in Jurassic World. Years before the movie came out, he made a funny video reading a fake text from Steven Spielberg accepting a role for Jurassic Park 4. So it looks like he can also see the future.
There is a rumor going around town that Chris stole his Star-Lord costume, and not for selfish reasons. He used to take it from set so he could wear it and go visit sick children in the hospital. Hold on, I think my heart just exploded.
When Pratt was a teenager, he was a coupon salesman and he had a warrant out for his arrest because of it. He was selling coupons out of his mini-van and got an insurance ticket that he couldn’t actually pay for so he wound up having a warrant out for his arrest. I’m sure he could easily avoid that warrant if he got it now.