Christopher Eugene "Chris" O'Donnell (born June 26, 1970) is an American actor. He has played Robin in two Batman films, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, Charlie Simms in Scent of a Woman, Finn Dandridge in Grey's Anatomy, and more recently, Jack McAuliffe in The Company. O'Donnell currently plays the role of Callen in the NCIS spin-off, NCIS: Los Angeles, which premiered in September 2009.
O'Donnell, the youngest of seven children (with four sisters and two brothers), was born in Winnetka, Illinois, the son of Julie and William O'Donnell, Sr., a radio manager. O'Donnell is of paternal Irish and maternal German descent; he was raised in a devout Roman Catholic family and attended Roman Catholic schools, including Loyola Academy in Willmette, Illinois for high school, graduating in 1988. O'Donnell attended Boston College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in marketing.
O'Donnell began modeling at the age of thirteen and was featured in several commercials.
O'Donnell was discovered when he was cast in a McDonald's commercial, in which he served Michael Jordan. His first television role was an appearance on the series Jack and Mike in 1986. At the age of 17, he was offered a