Actor/Writer/Producer Dennis Hatch Christen authored a non-fiction book, "Rape? Not Me!!" in 1974, his first. He has subsequently written several screenplays for motion pictures and television as well as two novels, "Madam, the Grass Is High" published in 2001 and "Lundon's Bridge and the Three Keys" (Third Edition) released in May of 2014. Both novels will be produced into feature films. Dennis is based out of Las Vegas since 2019 and is the owner of C-It Entertainment, LLC.
Dennis was born in Lehi, Utah in 1948. He was born Dennis Hatch, and while serving in the army in the 1960s, he added his step-father's name to his but keeping his birth name as his middle name. He has two older sisters, Vikki Lynn and Carla Ann. He has three younger brothers, Scott, Paul D, and Gregory and his two younger sisters, Jolene and Sylvia Ann both have passed away. After growing up in California and Utah, he joined the army the day after graduating from high school and served in Korea from 1966 to 1969. After completing his term in the service, Dennis spent a two-semester stint at Brigham Young University. However, he could not resist the call of Hollywood and went to pursue his dream of acting and writing. During the long, drawn-out actor strike of 1980, Dennis was cast to do a miniseries in South Korea. He established a solid career in Korea which lasted over 12 years. After returning to Hollywood in 1992, Dennis co-founded an alternative domestic distribution network (Theafilm Distribution Network, Inc.) where for the first time, independent films could share the same theater complexes as the majors. In 2006 Dennis moved on to create a new and again an alternative distribution avenue for films through the school cinemas (auditoriums) throughout the country, allowing US schools to earn critically needed funds from Hollywood's movies. This system became known as Cinema Night and The School Distribution Network; distributing movie-related books and merchandise to the students of the schools here in the United States and will eventually spread overseas by the middle of 2023.
Dennis has more than 45 years working at his crafts. Before Korea and right after serving his country in the army during the 1960s embarked on his first published work called, Rape? Not Me!, which took Dennis all over the world lecturing on the subject matter of that work: Women's survival against male violence in our society. In 1980, in Korea, Dennis became a star on one of the most successful daily sitcoms in Korean television history called "A High School Student's Diary" (Kokyo Sang Ilgi) with 620 episodes under his belt. During those 12 years in Korea, Dennis performed in over 640 episodic television shows, miniseries, movies of the week and feature films, which took him to 12 different countries around the world. The last and largest miniseries was the multi-award winning 38-hour television spectacular called, "The Eyes of Dawn," also known in some parts of the world as Years of Upheaval. The Korean title is: "Yo-Myong-wee Noon-dong-ja." During that period Dennis was given a Special Acting Award for his role in the first all-English language Movie of the Week (MOW) out of Korea. The English title was "A Tear for My Enemy" and also known around the world as "The Human and the Battlefield." The Korean Title is: "In'gan Kwa Chon-jang." Dennis was the first foreign actor to be placed on the Korean TV Guide list of the 50 most popular entertainers. He was also the first non-Korean actor allowed to join the Korea Television Actor Association. Eventually, Dennis stepped behind the camera as the assistant director for the Cannon Group film, "Field Of Honor." He then wrote, starred in, and produced the award-winning feature film "Soldiers of Innocence" (Chae op-nun Byong sa-dul). The film was nominated for two Grand Bell Awards (South Korea's equivalent of the Academy Award) and won the award for Best New Director. Returning to the United States, Dennis spent several years developing domestic and foreign distribution channels for independent film producers as well as spending many valuable years working with others in obtaining major level funding for independently produced franchises.