(written from a Production point of view)
Christopher "Chris" A. Palermo is a stuntman, stunt actor, and stunt coordinator who performed stunts in Star Trek Nemesis as an Enterprise-E bridge officer. More recently, he performed stunts as an Enterprise security officer in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek.
In 2002 he was nominated for a Taurus World Stunt Award for best specialty stunt in Swordfish and shared this nomination with fellow Star Trek stunt performers Darrin Prescott, Jim Hart, Jay Caputo, Tim Rigby, Chris Howell, and Frank Lloyd.
Palermo has performed stunts in television series such as Campus Cops, Mad TV, Nash Bridges, Pacific Blue, 7th Heaven (starring Stephen Collins and Catherine Hicks), Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Timecop (starring Don Stark), The Magnificent Seven (starring Andrew Kavovit, Ron Perlman, and Rick Worthy), V.I.P., Charmed, Angel, Dirt, The Sopranos, J.J. Abrams's Alias, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 24, Monk, Birds of Prey (starring Dina Meyer and Ian Abercrombie), The X-Files, and General Hospital.
Among his performing and coordinating resume are films such as Inside Edge (1993, with Richard Lynch and Branscombe Richmond), One Tough Bastard (1995, with Jeff Kober and Neal McDonough), Showgirls (1995), The Hunted (1997, with Dick Durock, Chip Mayer, Jimmy Ortega, and stunts by Monte Rex Perlin and Denise Lynne Roberts), L.A. Confidential (1997, with James Cromwell), Batman & Robin (1997, with John Glover, Alex Daniels, Steve Blalock, Mark Chadwick, Paul Sklar, and stunts by Ted Barba, Gregory J. Barnett, Richard L. Blackwell, Jay Caputo, Jennifer Caputo, Shawn Crowder, Dana Dru Evenson, Gary Guercio, Dana Hee, Billy Hank Hooker, Buddy Joe Hooker, Tommy J. Huff, Joel Kramer, Gene LeBell, Tom Lupo, John Meier, Rita Minor, Faith Minton, Peewee Piemonte, Mic Rodgers, Todd Bryant, Hugh Aodh O'Brien, Scott Workman, and Spice Williams-Crosby), The X-Files (1998), CHiPs '99 (1998, with Robert Pine), The Perfect Storm (2000), Monkeybone (2001, with Whoopi Goldberg), Swordfish (2001), Scary Movie 2 (2001), Road to Perdition (2002), Daredevil (2003), Underworld (2003), Spider-Man 2 (2004, with Kirsten Dunst, Donna Murphy, Daniel Dae Kim, Rachelle Roderick, Jill Sayre, Kelly Connell, Tim Storms, and stunts by Jon Braver, Alex Chansky, Doug Coleman, Eliza Coleman, Mark De Alessandro, Mark Donaldson, Brennan Dyson, John Escobar, Jeremy Fry, Lisa Hoyle, Gene LeBell, Diana R. Lupo, Denney Pierce, Austin Priester, Nicole Randall, Katie Rowe, Michelle Sebek, and Boni Yanagisawa), Ocean's Twelve (2004), Constantine (2005), Sin City (2005), Fantastic Four (2005), Underworld: Evolution (2006, with Scott McElroy), Mission: Impossible III (2006), World Trade Center (2006), Deja Vu (2006), Grindhouse (2007), and Live Free or Die Hard (2007, with Tim Russ and stunts by Johnny Martin).
Beside his stunt performing and coordinating career he runs a production company for camera bikes especially for stunt scenes and is also a camera bike driver. Palermo has also appeared in several television commercials such as "Honda", "Porsche", and "American Express", and several music videos for artists such as Sheryl Crow and Linkin Park.