Christopher Reilly was born in Memphis, and went on to live in Muskogee, St. Louis, Chicago, New York and back to St. Louis. He attended Webster College and the National Shakespeare Conservatory in Manhattan. He was the voice of New York Dial-the-Weather, and he also began a long career as an actor, writer, director, producer, and foodie. His one man show, "Tough Guy," was produced in New York, Indiana and Missouri, and he wrote the music for two off-Broadway Plays. Trying his hand at old fashioned radio drama, his original "Alphonse and Gaston Go West" was produced on National Public Radio, as was his adaptation of Poe's classic, "The Cask of Amontillado," for which he also produced the original sound and score.