HOW IT BEGAN … I was born Christopher Anton Knight on November 7, 1957, in New York City, the second of four children (three boys and one girl). My father, Edward Knight, was a struggling actor who moved the family to Los Angeles when I was only 3 years old.

With my father struggling to make ends meet as an actor, I began auditioning for acting roles and commercials at the age of 7 in hopes of earning money to save for college. I had success, almost immediately, landing spots on commercials for Tide, Toyota and Cheerios, as well as guest spots on the television shows Gunsmoke and Mannix. However, watching my father made me realize the risks of pursuing an acting career. My dad was an actor, and a struggling one at that. I never really wanted to have the downside of that life, and so I had a different view of dreams, being that they are not always necessarily positive.