Chris Scott (formerly Chris Weidman; born January 30, 1979) often credited as Strangling Jack is an American actor, impressionist, film maker, and voice over artist. He is best known for his role as Ash in Evil Dead the Musical, a nightly show on the Las Vegas Strip, in which he performed for four and a half years.
Originally from Riverside, California, he is now based primarily in the New England area from his home in Richmond, VA.
Chris first gained fame as the MVP of the Swinging Johnson Brothers comedy group, which ran for twelve years. With the group, he filmed over 200 sketches as well as music videos, commercials, TV pilots, and the feature film, "Driving Bill Crazy." This led to him being noticed by radio stations and animators for his uncanny impressions and original characters. He did guest voices and spots for X103.9, 96.7 KCAL, and 99.9 KOLA in California as well as a slew of voice overs and cartoons.
In 2013, he landed the starring role in "Evil Dead the Musical" at Planet Hollywood on the Las Vegas strip. This was a nightly show that had already been running for two years. Chris got rave reviews in the role of Ash, an S-Mart employee turned gory anti-hero, who would kill demons with a chainsaw arm and a "boomstick" - and in the musical version, sing songs about it. The musical was adapted from the cult classic film franchise, "Evil Dead" by Sam Raimi. In 2015 Chris took over as director of the show. He remained the star and director of the show until 2017. After playing him five nights a week for four years, plus the scores of promotional appearances, it's believed that Chris has played Ash more than Bruce Campbell.
From there Chris starred in the show, "100 NIGHTS with Strangling Jack," which chronicled his move into the world of stand up comedy, and the hilarious "Old News," an old-timey parody news show released during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chris was born in Riverside, California as Chris Weidman, the son of Charles Weidman, a computer graphics artist, and Linda Borelli, who worked as a secretary and home health aid.
In 2019, Chris married Stephannie Scott taking on her family name.
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