Chris Geere

Christopher William Geere (born 18 March 1981) is an English actor. He is best known for playing the lead role of Jimmy Shive-Overly in the FXX comedy You're the Worst and Roger Clifford in the 2019 movie Pokémon Detective Pikachu.

Chris Geere
Christopher William Geere

(1981-03-18) 18 March 1981
Years active2001–present
Spouse(s)Jennifer Sawdon (m. 2010)


Geere portrayed the character of Matt Wilding on the BBC series Waterloo Road. In January 2009, just as the fourth series of Waterloo Road began airing, Geere said that he would not be returning for the fifth series.[2] He starred on the FXX hit comedy series You're the Worst, which ran for five seasons from 2014 to 2019.[3]

In 2019, he took on the role of Roger Clifford in the urban fantasy film Pokémon Detective Pikachu alongside Justice Smith and Ryan Reynolds.[4]

Personal life

Geere was born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. He married Jennifer Sawdon, a singer-songwriter and pianist, in 2010. Their son, Freddie, was born in 2012.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2003Wondrous OblivionMrs. Wilson's grandson
2007Blood and ChocolateUlf
2008Lawnchairs & Grappling HooksSimonShort
The Prince and Me 3: A Royal HoneymoonKing Edvard / EddieDirect-to-video
2010The Prince and Me 4: The Elephant Adventure
2013After EarthHesper Navigator
2014The Last ShowingJamie
2018DeadtectivesSam Whitner
The FestivalBrother David
2019Detective PikachuRoger Clifford


Year Title Role Notes
2001Band of BrothersGerman SoldierUnknown episodes
2002TLCMedical Student1 episode – Season 1, Episode 6: Agency Nurse
CasualtyLongfellow1 episode – Season 18, Episode 16: Eat, Drink and Be Merry
2003TrustAndy Boyd3 episodes – Season 1, Episode 1,2 and 3
Adventure Inc.Ben2 episodes – Season 1, Episode 12: Angel of St. Edmunds and Season 1, Episode 13: Echoes of the Past
Danielle Cable: EyewitnessJosh HarmanTV movie
ReversalsStudentTV movie
2004The BillMichael Sparks1 episode – Season 20, Episode 61
2005Family AffairsJoel Dobson2 episodes – Season 9, Episode 256 and Season 9 Episode 257
2006BombshellGunner Dean McGowan7 episodes – Season 1, Episode 1–7
2007–2009, 2011–2012Waterloo RoadMatt Wilding60 episodes
2008EastEndersAnton2 episodes
2010HollyoaksDale Greer1 episode
MissingLee Beckett1 episode – Season 2, Episode 5
Pete Versus LifeKurt5 episodes – Season 1, Episode 1–5
Holby CityPatrick Wright1 episode – Season 13, Episode 4: Queen's Gambit
2012DoctorsTom Malone1 episode – Season 14, Episode 6: A Little on the Side
Little CrackersHarry1 episode – Season 3, Episode 1: Joanna Lumley's Little Cracker: Baby, Be Blonde
2013The SpaBolek Glodwisky6 episodes- Season 1, Episode 2–7
TrolliedRichard FranceSeries 3
2014Death in ParadiseMax LeighSeries 3, Episode 4
OutnumberedTommySeries 5, Episode 6
2014–2019You're the WorstJimmy Shive-OverlySeries lead, 62 episodes
2017Ill BehaviourJoel3 Episodes - Series 1
2018 Modern Family Dr. Arvin Fennerman 7 episodes – Season 9–10, recurring role
2019 This Way Up Freddie Recurring role


  1. "BBC - Press Office - Waterloo Road series three: Chris Geere plays Matt Wilding". 4 October 2007. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  2. "Waterloo Road Interview". Archived from the original on 1 February 2009. Retrieved 2 February 2009.
  3. Schwartz, Ryan (28 June 2017). "You're the Worst Season 4, Better Things Season 2 Get Premiere Dates". TVLine. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  4. Holland, Patrick (11 May 2019). "You're the Worst star Chris Geere talks Detective Pikachu and wanting to be Doctor Who". Cnet.
  5. McKeegan, Alice (23 January 2013). "Waterloo Road star and his wife backs 'breast is best' bid". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
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