Christopher Shyer is a Canadian-American actor whose career started in the 1990s. He debuted in the 1994 TV movie Janek: The Silent Betrayal. During this period, he made one-time roles in some TV shows. In the 2000s, he had performances in such feature films as Along Came a Spider, Life or Something Like It, See Grace Fly, Phenomenon II, The Lazarus Child, and Fierce People. At the same time, he had recurring roles in The Practice, Monk, The Days, and Cold Squad. From 2006 to 2007, he starred as Adrian Varland in The Whistler. He later starred as Marcus in the TV series V. In 2011, he portrayed Richard Nixon in the biographical film J. Edgar.