Christian Stolte is an American actor best known for his starring (initially recurring) role as firefighter Randy Mouch McHolland, who gained his nickname due to the fact that he can almost always be found watching television when not on a call (half man, half couch), in the procedural drama series Chicago Fire.
Stolte was born in St. Louis during the Cuban missile crisis, and 28 years later, he moved to Chicago in search of artistic fulfillment.
He studied acting under Jane Brody and began working steadily in Chicago theatre, in such places as Steppenwolf Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, Piven Theatre, Famous Door, Profiles Theatre and A Red Orchid Theatre, which produced Canus Lunis Balloonis, a play written by Stolte subsequently awarded a Joseph Jefferson citation for best New Work.
Since his first film role in The Public Eye, starring Joe Pesci and released on Stolte's 30th birthday, he has worked regularly in films such as Ali, Road to Perdition, Stranger Than Fiction, Public Enemies and perhaps most recognisably, as the killer who provokes Gerard Butler's vengeance in Law Abiding Citizen.
On television, he has had recurring roles in the cop dramas Turks, The Chicago Code, Prison Break, Boss and The Playboy Club.
Stolte still resides in Chicago and spends ridiculous amounts of time with his wife and two endlessly amusing daughters.