Christopher Larkin was born on October 2, 1987 in Daegu, South Korea. At four months old, he was adopted by parents of Irish and French-Canadian descent. He was raised in Hebron, Connecticut.I'll admit it: I didn't watch all of Season 1 because dude right here wasn't in every episode. I remember skipping ahead to the end after a few eps and wondering what the hell happened to Monty. Season 2, however...whole new ballgame.
In 2000, Larkin was discovered by director Martha Coolidge and cast in the lead role of Hallmark Entertainment’s The Flamingo Rising. He then went on to train at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts before entering Fordham College at Lincoln Center as a theater major. Midway through his sophomore year, he made his professional theater debut in the off-Broadway production of Back From The Front. Prior to graduation, he took off the fall semester of his senior year to play the titular character in Kafka on the Shore at Steppenwolf in Chicago.
Larkin relocated to Los Angeles after booking several off-Broadway productions, multiple appearances on One Life to Live and a recurring role in The CW pilot Cooper and Stone. Additional television credits include guest-starring roles on Awkward and 90210.
He currently portrays Monty Green on The CW's The 100. (Source)
The thing I like most about Larkin (aside for his obvious adorableness) is his beautiful acting style. This guy is the living definition of "nuanced". He doesn't overdo his facial expressions, but instead uses his eyes and voice a lot to convey the appropriate emotion. I'm also digging the subtle ruthless streak in his character, Monty; it emerged in last night's episode quite unexpectedly...and was a very delightful surprise.
While I'm not sure The 100 will be the vehicle which really blasts off his career, I do hope it gets him where he needs to go. A talent like this - and like so many others - would be a terrible thing to waste, and I want to see him in a lot more projects.