Christopher was born in the mountains of British Columbia, making him a first generation Canadian. Heyerdahl is half Norwegian. The late Thor Heyerdahl was his father's cousin. He is also a gifted hockey player, and was once asked to play for the Ottawa Senators. The 6'4 Heyerdahl has been a professional actor for 25 years on both stage, screen radio and has worked all over the world - Asia, Africa, Europe and North America - most recently in Japan. He has a reoccurring role on The Sci-Fi Channel's Sanctuary.