OFFICIAL MGM BIO: Christopher Judge plays Teal'c, a wise alien whose species is known as "Jaffa." Once a member of the Goa'uld Apophis' notorious Serpent Guard, Teal'c left his family and culture behind when he joined the SG-1 team. The Jaffa carry infant symbiotes or larval forms of the Goa'uld. These symbiotes guarantee its host immunity to disease. His primary reason for joining the team is to defeat the Goa'uld and free his people from slavery to them.
Although Judge seemed pre-destined to have a career in football after receiving a football scholarship from the University of Oregon, becoming a three time All-American and playing in the Hula Bowl, he always knew he wanted to be an actor.
While in Oregon, Judge entered a contest to host the West Coast FOX KLSR Morning Show. His witty five-minute monologue helped him beat out thousands of other hopefuls for the job. This break led him to several guest starring appearances on such television comedies as Martin, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Lush Life, and The Jamie Foxx Show. His other television credits include Francis Ford Coppola's First Wave, Freedom, The Burning Zone, Wise Guy, 21 Jump Street, MacGyver, and Gabriel's Fire. He also appeared as a series regular on Sirens.
Judge's feature film credits include The Glory Years, Little Feet, Bird on a Wire, Cadence, and House Party II. Judge costarred opposite Jennifer Beals in Out of Pocket and more recently played Cuba Gooding Jr.'s father in the Disney film Snow Dogs. In addition, he appeared in the E! Entertainment movie Romantic Comedy 101, directed by Peter DeLuise.
Judge produced and starred in the short film entitled Hacks. He also fulfilled a longtime ambition by recording his first CD. The first single to be released was entitled "We're Going to Take Our Clothes Off," which went to number one in Asia. His distinctive voice can be heard on the animated series Action Man, Book of Virtues, and X-Men: Evolution.
Also a talented writer, Judge penned the SG-1 episodes 6.19 "Changeling" and 7.10 "Birthright." Judge studied drama at the renowned Howard Fine Studio in Los Angeles.
Stargate SG-1 Production Roles
- Teal'c, Stargate SG-1 Seasons One through Seven