Chris Sullivan is an American actor, vocal percussionist, and a regular cast member of the American public television show for children The Electric Company as Shock.
On The Electric Company, Sullivan played Shock, one of the main performers.His work on the show includes beatboxing.Sullivan was also a producer of the show.
Sullivan was a communications major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.He was also an AmeriCorps volunteer in Boston.
Chris Sullivan is an award-winning Irish/British actor/writer/director. He trained in both classical and modern theatre at The Birmingham School of Speech Training & Dramatic Art and appeared in many leading roles in the British repertory system, in plays by William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, John Arden, Alan Ayckbourn, Neil Simon and others, before creating the role, to terrific national reviews, of "David" in the Brian Croucher-directed, Glenn Chandler controversial play, "A Treat", at London's Soho Poly Theatre: the West End's number one fringe venue. He didn't start his working life as an actor; before going to drama school, Chris had "the best job of his life" as a motor cyclist delivering telegrams for the post office in Birmingham, England and went on to stints as a fairground worker in Scotland - collecting the fares on the dodgem cars - a sales correspondent, a part time soldier in the Special Air Service (TA) and a labourer at a very hot bakery in Northamptonshire. In 1995, Chris decided to start again; he emigrated to Los Angeles with ten dollars in his pocket and plans to further his career and ended up doing a one-man Irish show - "A Bit of Irish" - which lasted for ten years, on and off, playing at the Edinburgh Festival, the Jermyn Street Theatre in London's West End, Santa Monica Playhouse in California and various Irish Fairs and colleges in the USA and provincial theatres in the UK. As well as penning two novels, Chris writes a blog called "The Storyteller", which is read all over the world which he describes as the ramblings of a Hollywood actor and novice novelist.
In June 2011 he said goodbye to the USA, and Santa Monica Playhouse, with his new play 'The 2 Sides of Eddie Ramone' which transferred to the Edinburgh Festival to terrific critical acclaim and at the time of writing he is in talks about transferring to a London theatre. Chris has written 2 novels 'Alfredo Hunter: the Man With the Pen' & 'Who Was Gertie Ford?' which he also narrated for the website Audible.com.