Chris Bender (born in 1971) is an American film producer whose beginnings were through co-producing American Pie film series based on his own high school experiences. In November 1998, he established the management/production company, Benderspink, with partner J.C. Spink, a fellow alumnus of Bucknell University . They have had a successful first look deal with New Line Cinema for over 15 years. Benderspink also recently inked a first look deal with Universal Cable Productions.
Chris has produced or developed projects that have grown into six franchises in various genres: "Final Destination", “American Pie”, “The Ring”, “Cats & Dogs”, “The Butterfly Effect”, and “The Hangover” series. Eight of his movies have opened to number one, and Chris and JC were nominated for a Golden Globe Award for A History of Violence".
He most recently served as producer on the comedies The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey, We’re the Millers, starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis, and Vacation, a sequel to the original National Lampoon franchise, starring Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, and Chris Hemsworth, all for New Line Cinema.