Christopher Hemsworth AM (born 11 August 1983) is an Australian actor.
He rose to prominence playing Kim Hyde in the Australian television series Home and Away (2004–2007) before beginning a film career in Hollywood.
Hemsworth is best known for playing Thor in eight Marvel Cinematic Universe films, beginning with Thor (2011) and appearing most recently in Avengers: Endgame (2019), which established him among the world's highest-paid actors.
In his family, he has one younger brother and one older.
He appeared as a contestant on the 5th season of Dancing with the Stars in 2006 and wrapped up his journey by getting placed in the 5th position.
In 2011, Chris gave his voice to the video game “Thor: God of Thunder”. He has also done voiceover work in other video games like Lego Dimensions and Ghostbusters.
He is good friends with Tom Hiddleston (the one who played Loki in The Avengers), Sam Perry, Sienna Miller, and Chris Evans.
Both of Hemsworth's brothers, Liam and Luke, are also actors. Chris is the middle brother.
Chris' aunt was once married to Rod Ansell, the Australian bushman who was the basis for the character in 'Crocodile Dundee'
Chris' firs major role was on the Australian show 'Home and Away'
Hemsworth appeared on the 5th season of the Australian version of 'Dancing with the Stars'
Hemsworth's first big Hollywood role was as Captain Kirk's father in the 2009 'Star Trek' reboot. He had unsuccessfully auditioned for the lead first.
Chris also appeared in the remake of 'Red Dawn' in which he played the character of Jed Eckert, originally portrayed by Patrick Swayze.