Christopher Malcolm Bruno was born in New Haven Connecticut. He grew up in the small town of Milford with his mother but spent a substantial amount of time with his father on Manhattans Upper West Side of New York City. Surrounded by the allure of New York and all its offerings, Chris developed an appreciation for the arts but had no intention of pursuing it as a career. Chris attended college in Vermont where he skied on the ski-team while studying Psychology. During his sophomore year he was temporarily sidelined with an injury so he decided to try something different. He auditioned for a play, Machiavellis The Mandrake and was cast as the lead. Having discovered a new passion for the arts, Bruno transferred to StonyBrook University where he changed his major to Theater and was a walk-on starting pitcher for their baseball team. His fastball was clocked at 90 miles per hour and he finished with a 6-0 record his senior year and broke three school records for strikeouts, wins and games pitched. Those records were later broken by The Minnesota Twins perennial all-star Joe Nathan. After college, Chris moved to his beloved New York City full-time and after several bar-tending jobs, he landed a two year contract on NBCs Another World. During his first year on the show Chris was nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award as Outstanding Newcomer. A few years later he was cast as Michael Delaney on All My Children, a gay school teacher who loses his job to social prejudice.