Chris Noel-Bentley

Chris knows the Northeast well, having attended boarding schools in Vermont, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. He went to school at Nova Southeastern in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida as well as Norwalk Community College.

One of his first jobs was an adolescent counselor in Stamford for Connecticut Renaissance. His work involved a lot of role playing as family therapy, often working with kids. He would sometimes get reluctant kids to talk by playing games with them, improvising the encounters as he went along.

Chris then moved to Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan where he worked at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center as a psychiatric technician. In this role he performed medical tasks (such as blood pressure readings and taking a pulse) as well as therapy roles such as making sure people stuck with the program and spending time on suicide watches. Many times he had to improvise conversations with people to get their minds off their psychoses.

Chris sold gym equipment for Total Fitness (where he was the top salesman at his store) and worked with many different customer types – from young athletes to celebrities to retirees. Chris is a Certified Personal Trainer and is CPR certified.

Chris currently works as the supervisor of trainers at a gym in Stamford, CT.

Performing Background

Chris has been doing improv for three years now, originally with the Playback Theater Group. This group performed regularly at Temple Bar in downtown Stamford, performing shows in which the audience literally directed from start to finish.

In his spare time Chris enjoys making crossword puzzles. He has also traveled extensively, including Italy, France, Monaco, Belgium, Ireland, Ecuador, Panama, Bahamas, and Canada.