Chris Hemsworth was born August 11, 1983 in Melbourne, Australia
Both of Hemsworth's brothers, Liam and Luke, are also actors. Chris is the middle brother.
Chris' aunt was once married to Rod Ansell, the Australian bushman who was the basis for the character in 'Crocodile Dundee'
Chris' firs major role was on the Australian show 'Home and Away'
Hemsworth appeared on the 5th season of the Australian version of 'Dancing with the Stars'
Hemsworth's first big Hollywood role was as Captain Kirk's father in the 2009 'Star Trek' reboot. He had unsuccessfully auditioned for the lead first.
Chris also appeared in the remake of 'Red Dawn' in which he played the character of Jed Eckert, originally portrayed by Patrick Swayze.
Hemsworth joined Hollywood's A-list after starring as the lead in Marvel's 'Thor'
Hemsworth auditioned for the role of Thor only after urging from his 'Cabin in the Woods' director Joss Whedon.
Hemsworth was born on a Thursday, coincidentally, the same day named after the Norse god.