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You're the Worst


Chris Geere

Jimmy Shive-Overly
A brash, self-destructive narcissist with selective face-blindness, “Jimmy” (Chris Geere) is a British novelist living in Los Angeles. His hotly-anticipated first book — a semi-autobiographical tale of a father and son reconnecting — was a minor critical darling, even if sales were less than stellar. Jimmy has been burned by relationships in the past and has thus written them off completely. He instead chooses to focus his energies on scotch, aggressively foisting his opinions on others, and writing his next book. Jimmy’s crafted a very controlled lifestyle that allows him to stay firmly in his comfort zone; that lifestyle is quickly sidelined when Gretchen enters his life. Born in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and trained at Guildford School of Acting, Geere began his career on stage opposite Dame Judi Dench in Royal Shakespeare Company’s All’s Well That Ends Well followed by a small role in HBO’s miniseries, Band of Brothers. UK television credits include BBC’s The Bill, Casualty, Eastenders, Death in Paradise, and Outnumbered. His first series regular role was in ITV’s war drama, Bombshell as gunner “Dean McGowan”. Other series regular roles included the beloved music/drama teacher “Matt Wilding” in BBC’s award-winning series Waterloo Road: Pete Versus Life opposite Rafe Spall; Sky Living’s The Spa; and Ash Atalla’s Trollied. Geere gained international recognition when he took over the lead role of King Edvard in The Prince & Me film series. Additional feature credits include MGM’s werewolf thriller Blood and Chocolate opposite Olivier Martinez and Hugh Dancy; M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth opposite Will Smith; and the Lionsgate’s thriller, Urge, opposite Pierce Brosnan. Geere also serves as the lead in the upcoming horror-comedy, Deadtectives, for Dark Factory Entertainment. Later this year, Geere will be seen in the three-part BBC comedy drama Ill Behaviour opposite Lizzy Caplan and Tom Riley. The series was written by Sam Bain and executive produced by Fudge Park. Geere is based in the United Kingdom where he lives with his wife and young son. Follow on Instagram: @cwgeere