Actor, Singer, Puppeteer and Voice Over Artist, NIDA graduate Christopher Vernon has been submerged in music and drama from a very young age.

Having trained in drama and music from a very young age, Chris knew he wanted to embark on his career as an actor and singer.

Chris began his professional career in 2007 when he was cast in the original Australian production of High School Musical playing the role of Zeke Baylor.

After studying a performing arts course in Newcastle 2009, Chris was accepted into NIDA where he received the Robertson Family Trust Scholarship and studied Musical Theatre under the guidance of Avigail Herman, graduating in 2010.

Whilst studying he performed in the NIDA Director’s production of Vampire Lesbians of Sodom by John O’Connell. He also played Austin in I Love You Because directed by Avigail Herman.

Upon graduating, Chris toured Australia with Brainstorm Productions performing in Verbal Combat and The Magic Words.

Chris continued his studies at The Actors Centre Australia, graduating in 2014 with an Advanced Diploma in Arts (Acting).

Whilst studying Chris performed as Luke Boyce in The Emperor of Sydney (dir Andrew Lloyd), Demetrius in A Mid Summer Nights Dream (dir George Ogilvy), Stories From The Inside Out (Verbatim Theatre: dir Gale Edwards), John in Oleanna (dir Adam Cook) and Larry in Closer (dir Egil Kipste).

Since 2015 Chris has been training as a puppeteer and has toured across Australia with a children’s cancer education program touring with their award winning show called The Caped Crusader playing the roles of Kylie, Dean and Mel. He has been fortunate enough to workshop with the international Cirque Du Soleil team.

After featuring in CDP Kids as Grubb/Butler in Billionaire Boy earlier this year, Christopher has returned to CDP with  SPOT THE DOG currently touring in Australia, as Daddy Sam (puppeteer)/ Farmer Joe.

Also an accomplished voice over artist, his work has spanned across commercials,  narrations, presentations and promos – for major brands and corporations, across a wide range of sectors.

Through training at the Actors Centre Chris has been cast in a multitude of commercials, including KFC, VW, Telstra, Optus, Sumo Salad, Channel V.

Chris has a strong passion for young mental health and is currently working around Sydney, creating positive conversations with young people and smashing the stigma surrounding mental health.