Chris Fountain
Date of Birth
3 September 1987
Place of Birth
Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Known Television Appearances
Hollyoaks (2003-2009) Coronation Street (2011-2013)

Christopher Ryan 'Chris' Fountain is an English actor best known for his role as Justin Burton in Hollyoaks and Tommy Duckworth in Coronation Street.

Television Edit

Fountain had minor roles in Blood Strangers (2002) and Bob and Rose (2001), and has appeared in the dramas Where the Heart Is (2002), The Royal (2003) and Burn It (2003), joining Hollyoaks in 2003.

In February 2006, Fountain came third in the BBC show Just the Two of Us, a singing competition in which celebrities are paired up with professional singers and are voted off, day by day. His singing partner was former S Club 7 member Jo O'Meara.

On 7 June 2006, Fountain injured himself on location whilst filming for Hollyoaks when he touched an electric fence.

Fountain was a runner up in the third series of ITV show Dancing on Ice, in which he was partnered with skater Frankie Poultney. He also won the Dancing on Ice Tour 2008 with 24 wins and went home with the Dancing on Ice Tour Winners Trophy for winning the most shows. Second place went to Suzanne Shaw with eleven wins and third place went to Kyran Bracken with nine wins.

It was confirmed on 11 March 2009 that Fountain would be leaving Hollyoaks. He left on 3 June 2009 in a joint exit storyline alongside Jamie Lomas who plays Warren Fox.

On 30 January 2010 he appeared as a patient called Seb in Casualty. Fountain played the role of PC Paul Tait in the BBC drama Five Days in March 2010.

On 26 November 2010, it was announced that he would play the role of Tommy Duckworth in Coronation Street and made his first appearance in March 2011. He was sacked from Coronation Street in 2013 following revelations he had performed in offensive rap videos on YouTube advocating violence to women. 

Other Work Edit

Fountain played the title role in the pantomime Aladdin at the Manchester Opera House over the Christmas/New Year period of 2009/10. In 2010 he appeared in the new musical Departure Lounge for a short run at the Waterloo East Theatre in London.

Fountain appeared on All Star Family Fortunes on 14 April 2012. In December 2012, he took part in ITV game show Paddy's 2012 Show and Telly

Following his sacking from Coronation Street, Fountain kept a low profile, but began DJing at a new club in Manchester in January 2014.

In September 2016 he joined the touring cast of The Full Monty.