According to multiple sources who worked on the project, the purpose of the spoken word dialogue was designed to do exactly that: to help thread the tale of "The Boy" and his epic odyssey. Producer Bob Ezrin contracted the services of Canadian-based actors Robert Christie, Chris Makepeace and Antony Parr, a recording session was scheduled and dialog was, in fact, recorded. Makepeace, a teenage actor who had garnered success in films such as Meatballs and My Bodyguard, played the role of "The Boy." Veteran actors Christie and Parr read the roles of the caretaker "Morpheus" and "Council of The Elder," respectively.
Now, some 31 years later, KissFAQ tracked down the album's lone living spoken word participant, Chris Makepeace, who in this NovElder exclusive shares for the first time his recollection of his Elder experience in the form of the following open letter to KissFAQ's Tim McPhate:
Chris Makepeace has lived in the Manchester area for about forty-five years and has a particular interest in the city's history from the mid-eighteenth century onwards. He started work as a librarian with the Manchester Local History Library and has latterly tutored in local history. Chris is a prolific author - and this is his ninth book for SPL.
Canadian leading man Chris Makepeace was 15 when he made his first film appearance in the raunchcom Meatballs (1979). He was top billed in his next film, My Bodyguard (1980), playing a bethumped high schooler who hires hulking Adam Baldwin to protect him from bullying Matt Dillon. He has since alternated between leads and supporting parts in both…
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Chris Makepeace was born on April 22, 1964 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He is an actor and assistant director, known for My Bodyguard (1980), Vamp (1986) and Meatballs (1979). See full bio »
Born:in Montréal, Québec, Canada