Chris was born and raised in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He holds two degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. In his Junior year, the University selected Chris as a participant in the Playwriting and Performance on Nantucket Program. By night, he began performing stand-up comedy in clubs, dorms, and Chinese restaurants throughout Boston.
As his stand-up evolved, Chris along with his brother David, became known for their performances as the Walsh Brothers. Through their stand-up, sketch, and videos the brothers won numerous “Best of Boston” awards and were chosen to perform at The HBO U.S. Comedy Arts festival in Aspen, Colorado. Upon their return home from the festival the brothers were honored by Boston City Council as “Hilarious Sons of Boston.”
After moving to Los Angeles, Chris has become a regular at The Comedy Store. In 2013, Chris co-created, co-wrote and starred in the cult Comedy Central Digital series The Walsh Brothers Great & Secret Comedy Show.
In 2014, Chris performed as an animated monkey in the Annie Award-nominated pilot Back to Backspace for Cartoon Network and in 2021 Chris wrote for the Netflix animated series Hello Ninja. In 2021 Chris had a stand out performance in a Geico television ad, Lining the Field, delivering the memorable line, “Carl! What have you done?!”
Chris recently appeared in the feature film “The Fourth of July.”