Christopher Kennedy Masterson (born January 22, 1980) is an American actor and disc jockey known best for his role as Francis on Malcolm in the Middle. He is the younger brother of That '70s Show cast member Danny Masterson, and older brother of The Walking Dead star Alanna Masterson, who portrays Tara Chambler.


Masterson played Geoff in the direct-to-video movie Dragonheart: A New Beginning in 2000. The movie is a sequel to the award-winning movie Dragonheart starring Dennis Quaid and Sean Connery. Masterson is best known for playing the character of trouble-making Francis in the award-winning sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. He took on the role for six years, from 2000–2006. In 2003 he played Edward Linton in MTV's Wuthering Heights. Masterson was also a lead character in the films Scary Movie 2, Waterborne, Made for Each Other and Intellectual Property.[2] He guest starred in two episodes of That '70s Show, alongside his brother, Danny. In the USA Network television series White Collar, he played Josh Roland in the episode "Where There's a Will". He also played Scotty O'Neal in the movie My Best Friend's Wedding. In 2012, Masterson had a guest role on the TBS series Men at Work as a concierge named Archie. His brother, Danny Masterson, plays Milo, on the show, although the two did not share any scenes together.

In the 2010s, he transitioned into deejaying.[3][4]

Personal life

Masterson was born on Long Island, New York, the son of Carol Masterson, a manager, and Peter Masterson, an insurance agent.[5] Masterson, like his brother Danny Masterson, is a follower of Scientology. The two have invested in restaurants together.[6] He also has a half-sister, actress Alanna Masterson, and a half-brother, actor Jordan Masterson.[7]



Name Year Role Notes
Hiroshima Maiden 1988 Timmy Bennett TV Movie
Singles 1992 Young Steve
Mom I Can Do It Danny Morris
Cutthroat Island 1995 Bowen
Sunchaser 1996 Jimmy Reynolds
Campfire Tales 1997 Eric
My Best Friend's Wedding Scotty O'Neal
Ecce Pirate Young Ecce Short
Girl 1998 Richard
American History X Daryl Dawson
Dragonheart: A New Beginning 2000 Geoff
Strange Frequency 2001 Todd TV Movie
Nice Guys Finish Last Billy Short
Scary Movie 2 Buddy
Hold On 2002 Short
Wuthering Heights 2003 Edward Linton
Waterborne 2005 Zach
Intellectual Property 2006 Unknown
The Masquerade 2007 Ken Short
The Art of Travel 2008 Conner Layne
Made for Each Other 2009 Dan
Impulse 2010 David Short
Electric Sheep 2012 Android
Chapman 2013 Paul Holt
Bad Roomies 2014 Trevor


Name Year Role Notes
Murphy Brown 1993 Young Avery Episode "One"
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1994 Lewis Bing Episode: "Just One Lullaby"
The Road Home Sawyer Matson 6 episodes
What'z Up? Himself Co-host
The Client 1996 Tommy Powers Episode: "Private Lives"
Touched by an Angel 1997 Doc Episode: "Children of the Night"
The Pretender 1998 Chris Conti Episode: "Toy Surprise"
Millennium Landon Bryce Episode: "A Room with No View"
Malcolm in the Middle 2000–2006 Francis Main Cast; 118 episodes
YoungStar Award for Best Young Ensemble Cast (2000)
Nominated – Young Artist Award for Best Ensemble in a TV Series (2001)
That '70s Show 2002 Todd 2 episodes
The Dead Zone Todd Paley Episode: "Quality of Life"
The Wild Thornberrys 2003–2004 Shane G. Voice; 5 episodes
MADtv 2004 Lawyer Episode "#10.7"
White Collar 2011 Josh Roland Episode: "Where There's a Will"
Men at Work 2012 Hotel Clerk Episode: "Toilet of Eden"
Onion News Empire 2013 Sam West Episode: "Pilot"
Haven 2014 Morgan Gardener 2 episodes
@midnight 2016 Himself 1 episode


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  3. *"A Drink with Chris Masterson", Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  4. Gomez, Luis (June 08, 2012), "Chris Masterson saves the day at Drumbar opening, 'Mob Wives Chicago' cast member hosting viewing party, Ben Harper dines at Gibsons", The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
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  6. Garcia, Jennifer et al. (June 9, 2008), "DOLCE TURNS 5!", People. 69 (22):30
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