Talented and captivating, nineteen year old Christopher Meyer (Rico) can next be seen be seen as one of the stars of second season of Fox’s hit mid-season series Wayward Pines. A psychological thriller that focuses on a Secret Service agent who goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two federal agents who have gone missing in the bucolic town and soon learn that they may never get out alive.
Christopher plays ‘Mario,’ a 20-year-old bulked up and self-important captain of the militaries quadrant in command of Jason Higgins who runs the whole city of Wayward Pines and one of Kerry Campbell's soldiers. Mario is a man who follows orders and a tough guy who doesn't ask questions -- and doesn't answer them either. Starring as the lead of the second season is veteran actor Jason Patric as ‘Dr. Theo Yedlin” and returning from last season is Terrence Howard, Oscar® winner Melissa Leo and Carla Gugino and new to the cast this season is actor Djimon Hounsou. The show’s second season premieres Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Christopher can also be seen starring in two upcoming films premiering at the TRIBECA Film Festival!
Opening competition for Tribeca Film Festival is Director Justin Tipping’s Kicks that leads off the newly created U.S. Narrative competitive slate, written by Joshua Beirne-Golden and Justin Tipping.
Also premiering at Tribeca is Meyer’s other project Wolves. In the film, Meyer has a strong supporting role playing ‘Hakim’ a.k.a. Hakim the dream, the captain of the basketball team who embodies the voice and spirit of the team. The powerful drama directed and written by Bart Freundlich centers on the star of NYC high school’s basketball team, Anthony Keller (Taylor John Smith), who is riding his way to Cornell on a sports scholarship. Anthony can only maintain his popular jock façade for so long before his father Lee’s (Michael Shannon) gambling addiction threatens to derail his dreams both on and off the court. Meyer’s character ‘Hakim’ provides some levity to the film, which also stars Carla Gugino and Chris Bauer.
In addition to his show on Fox and two Tribeca films, Christopher can also be seen recurring on the hit CBS crime drama, NCIS: New Orleans where he plays ‘Danny Malloy,’ a foster kid that, after his parents are murdered, is taken under the wing of CCH Pounder so that he can stay and protect his younger brother.
Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, Christopher was 10 years old when he got the acting bug. Shortly after graduating from Bak Middle School of the Arts, he landed his first paid acting gig on General Hospital and felt like he was on top of the world.
When Chris isn’t busy charming audiences on the big and small screens, he enjoys playing basketball, going to the movies, hanging with friends, and rapping.