Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Son Christopher Schwarzenegger Wiki

April 18, 2024
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Who is Christopher Schwarzenegger?

American celebrity family member Christopher Schwarzenegger was born in Santa Monica, California USA, on 27 September 1997, under the zodiac sign of Libra. He’s only known for being a son of famous Austrian-American actor, businessman, politician and former bodybuilder Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger.

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Education and early life

Arnold and his wife, American journalist, author and activist Maria Shriver, raised their son Christopher in Santa Monica, alongside his sisters Katherine and Christina and brother Patrick. Katherine’s today a married woman and has a son, while she’s an animal advocate and New York Times best-selling author; her sister Christina’s a film producer, probably best known for having produced the 2018 documentary movie “Take Your Pills”. Patrick’s become quite successful in the film industry, and has appeared in close to 20 movies and TV series, while he’s probably best known for his playing of Jeff in the 2015 action horror comedy movie “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse”. Christopher also has a half-brother Joseph Baena, who was born to Arnold and the family’s housekeeper Mildred Patricia Baena; because of this, Maria filed for divorce on 9 May 2011, but it wasn’t finalized until 2021.

Christopher’s least prominent in media amongst his siblings. He studied at Brentwood School in Los Angeles, California and was mostly focused on his studies during his four years there; upon matriculating in 2016, he continued his education at the University of Michigan, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2020.


Christopher’s career

Christopher’s remained secretive about his career, although it’s known that he’s been employed since he graduated.

He has only a single TV appearance, in a 2020 episode of the news talk-show “Today”; it’s been airing since 1952, numbering over 5,500 episodes, while it today stars Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker – the show’s won 29 of its 80 award nominations.

Relationships and sexual orientation

Christopher likes to keep his private life away from media, and hasn’t talked about the girls (or boys) whom he’s perhaps dated.

It’s still believed by many of his and his father’s fans that he was once in a long-term relationship with his high school sweetheart, and that they broke up after having enrolled at different colleges, as they were unable to maintain a long distance relationship, however, Christopher’s yet to address these rumors.

Some people on the internet have claimed that Christopher’s perhaps gay, and that this is why he avoids letting his fans know about his affairs, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.

Christopher seems to be unattached as of September 2022, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Christopher’s a huge fan of National Basketball Association (NBA), and cheers for the Los Angeles Lakers; he’s watched many of their games live, together with his father and other family members.

He’s posted 32 pictures and videos onto his Instagram account, which is currently followed by only just over 1,000 people; Christopher’s written in his bio section that he only accepts the people to become his followers whom he knows in real life.

He likes spending time around animals, and has volunteered at various animal shelters; he occasionally takes part in events organized by animal activists.

Christopher’s favorite actors are Robert Downey Jr. and Jim Carrey, and some of his favorite movies include “Sherlock Holmes”, “Chaplin”, and “The Judge”.


Height, eyes and net worth

Christopher’s age is 25. His hair and eyes are brown, his height’s 5ft 11ins (1.8m) and his weight is about 230lbs (105kgs).

Christopher’s net worth’s been estimated at over $80,000 as of September 2022, and his father Arnold’s at more than $400 million.

Who is his father, Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Arnold was born in Thal, Styria, Allied-occupied Austria on 30 July 1947, under the zodiac sign of Leo. He’s appeared in more than 80 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still best known for his portrayal of The Terminator in the eponymous 1984 science fiction action movie, written and directed by James Cameron, and in which he starred alongside Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn. It follows a soldier who’s been sent back in time to protect a young woman from a cyborg; the film won eight of its 14 award nominations.

The late Austrian police chief and postal inspector Gustav Schwarzenegger and his Austrian wife Aurelia (nee Jadmy) raised their son Arnold in Styria, alongside his older brother Meinhard; Gustav was a member of the Nazi Party and took part in the invasion of Poland during World War II, and was discharged in 1943, because he had been wounded during the Battle of Stalingrad. Arnold’s revealed that his father liked his brother more than him, and that Gustav believed that Arnold wasn’t his biological son; he still had a strong bond with his mother.

He began playing sports at a very early age, mostly because Gustav was an athlete and wanted his sons to become athletes as well. Arnold was 14 when he chose to pursue bodybuilding rather than football, and upon matriculating from a local high school in 1965, joined the Austrian Army to serve the mandatory one year. He became Junior Mr. Europe during his time in the Army, going AWOL when the competition was held, and so had to spend a week in a military prison.

He became Mr. Olympia in 1970, which was a dream come true for him, and he continued winning the same competition for the following four years, and went on to enter numerous bodybuilding contest.


On 20 May 1971, Arnold’s brother Meinhard was killed in a car crash, driving while drunk – he left behind his fiancée Erika Knapp and his son Patrick who was only three years old at the time of the accident. Arnold later paid for Patrick’s education, and eventually moved him to the US. Gustav died only a year following Meinhard’s death, having suffered a heart attack on 13 December 1972.

Arnold eventually transitioned from being a bodybuilder to becoming an actor, and made his debut film appearance in 1970, when cast to star as Hercules in the adventure fantasy comedy movie “Hercules in New York”; his debut TV series appearance was in the 1977 episode “Dead Lift” of the action crime drama “The Streets of San Francisco”.

Arnold became popular following his portrayal of the lead character Conan in the 1982 action adventure fantasy movie “Conan the Barbarian”, directed by John Milius, and which also starred James Earl Jones and Max von Sydow. It follows fearless fighter Conan who’s set out to avenge his parents’ death by killing sorcerer and warlord Thulsa Doom; the film won two of its 11 award nominations. A couple of Arnold’s other notable performances in the ‘80s were in the 1984 action adventure fantasy movie “Conan the Destroyer”, the 1985 action adventure thriller film “Commando”, and the 1988 crime comedy movie “Twins”, co-starring Danny DeVito, and for which Arnold won both a Kid’s Choice and People’s Choice Awards in 1989.

What marked the ‘90s for Arnold was perhaps his portrayal of the main character Eraser in the eponymous action crime thriller movie, which Chuck Russell created, and which also starred Vanessa Williams and James Caan. It tells the story of a witness protection specialist who believes that his co-workers are corrupt; the film won three of its six award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing.

Arnold played Gordy Brewer in the 2002 action thriller movie “Collateral Damage”, then Bar Patron in the 2003 action adventure comedy film “The Rundown”, and Arnold in the 2005 comedy movie “The Kid & I”.

The year 2013 saw him play Rottmayer in the action thriller movie “Escape Plan”, directed by Mikael Hafstrom, and co-starring 50 Cent and Sylvester Stallone. It follows a man who’s trying to escape from the most secure prison on Earth; the film was nominated for two awards. Also in the last decade, he’s starred in the three popular films of “The Expendables” franchise.


Arnold’s won 30 of his 67 award nominations, including a 2014 Primetime Emmy Win for Outstanding Documentary or Non-fiction Series, for his performance in “Years of Living Dangerously”.

Arnold became a Republican politician, and the Governor of California on 7 October 2003, re-elected on 7 November 2006; it was believed that he’d run for the US Senate in 2010, but this didn’t happen.

Prior to meeting Christopher’s mother Maria, Arnold was in a relationship with English teacher Barbara Outland Baker from 1969 to 1974, and dated American hairdresser Sue Moray in 1977 and 1978.

Martha Clifford

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