Chris Pratt's Transformation: 21 Pics From Comedic Sidekick to Hollywood Superstar

Kayla Boyd | Jul 6, 2018 Celebrities
Chris Pratt's Transformation: 21 Pics From Comedic Sidekick to Hollywood Superstar
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When Chris Pratt first appeared as Andy Dwyer in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation in 2009, he quickly accumulated a large fan following. Soon Pratt would ditch his Dwyer roots and go on to eventually star in a number of big Hollywood films -- all showing the incredible range this funny guy actually has. Now Pratt seems to be living his best life. From starring in blockbusters such as Passengers, Guardians of The Galaxy, and Jurassic World, he's even running his own farm and shares his adventures on Instagram This celeb single dad has proven that he can be hilarious, tough, and sexy on screen all at the same time.

In addition to his ongoing list of popular roles, Chris was also in a high-profile relationship with actress Anna Faris from 2009 until their divorce was finalized in 2018. The pair has a son together as well, 5-year-old Jack Pratt

Although we were all devastated to see Chris and Anna split, the Star-Lord has not slowed down his career one bit -- and we're sure he has quite a few more hits under his belt. (We already know Marvel has plans for another Avengers movie and Guardians of the Galaxy installment. And we kinda figure yet another Jurassic World will likely hit theaters in the future.)

Here are 20 pictures of Chris behind the scenes, on red carpets, and spending time with his son over the years that show his transformation from sitcom character to movie star.

  • Everwood, anyone? (2002)


    While many of us remember Chris Pratt from his days on Parks & Rec, this hot Hollywood star was hustling in the acting world long before starring alongside Amy Poehler. Chris starred on the WB series Everwood from 2002 to 2006 (yes, we're taking it back) as Harold Brighton "Bright" Abbott.

    It was there that many of us got a taste of Pratt and his hotness that would only get hotter in time to come.

  • Parks & Recreation Premiere (2009)

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    Parks & Recreation premiered in 2009, introducing us to Andy Dwyer, a goofy slacker we can't help but love. The show continued all the way through seven seasons and officially ended in 2015.

  • MTV Studios (2011)

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    In this shot, Chris is leaving the MTV Studios in New York City back in 2011. There's just something about that silly smile that we can't get enough of!

  • Moneyball Debut (2011)

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    In 2011, Chris had a role in the film Moneyball, alongside Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill. This photo shows him and then-wife Anna Faris at the premiere during the Toronto film festival.

  • Family Time (2013)

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    In 2013, Anna and Chris were captured by photographers while shopping at the Farmers Market in Studio City with their son Jack.

  • Hello, Gym Selfie (2013)


    Chris showed off his hot bod on Instagram in this 2013 gym selfie. "Six months no beer. #GOTG Kinda douchey to post this but my brother made me," he captioned, teasing the hard work he was putting in to play Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy.

  • GMA (2014)

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    Photogs captured Chris signing autographs before entering Good Morning, America studios in 2014. We can only imagine how excited those fans were!

  • Grocery Duty (2014)

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    Even famous actors have to do dreaded chores like grocery shopping! Chris was spotted on grocery duty in West Hollywood in 2014.

  • MTV Movie Awards  (2014)

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    Chris looked effortlessly cool while attending the 2014 MTV Movie Awards that were held at the Nokia Theater in LA.

  • Hey, Star-Lord (2014)

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    Guardians of the Galaxy premiered in July 2014, cementing Chris as Star-Lord in the Marvel Universe. The film received overwhelmingly positive reviews and grossed over $300 million domestically.

  • Travel Days (2014)

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    In his personal life, Chris enjoys hunting and spending time outdoors. It's likely he was heading to or from a hunting trip in this 2014 photo of him carrying his luggage at LAX.

  • Superhero Hospital Visit (2015)

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    In March 2015, Chris joined fellow Marvel superhero Chris Evans (Captain America) in a visit to Seattle Children's Hospital. The Hollywood Chrises -- whose NFL teams (the Seattle Seahawks for Pratt, and the New England Patriots for Evans) were playing in the Super Bowl that year -- made a bet that the loser would appear in his superhero costume at a charity of the winner's choosing. Needless to say, Chris Evan's Patriots lost, but that didn't stop Chris Pratt from making a trip to Boston's Christopher's Haven decked out as Star-Lord.

  • Jurassic World (2015)


    In 2015, Chris starred alongside Bryce Dallas Howard for the Jurassic Park reboot, Jurassic World. He looked mighty fine running around that jungle!

  • Passengers (2016)


    In late 2016, Chris posted a series of photos on Instagram where he jokingly cut off his Passengers costar Jennifer Lawrence while they were traveling to promote the film. As funny as the joke was -- likely stroking the rumor flames Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence were having an affair (eye roll) -- we can't take our eyes of the leading man.

  • Return of the Star-Lord (2017)


    In 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 premiered. In this photo, Chris is posing with fans who dressed up for the big event in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Father-Son Fishing Trip (2017)


    While on an adorable father-son fishing trip in June 2017, Chris gushed about his little boy on social media. He wrote on Instagram:

    "Not sure what made me more proud: When Jack insisted on holding this barracuda himself, or when he tried it raw! (Barracuda sashimi is amazing by the way) haha!! 4 year olds will try anything! Get out and fish! No better way to share God's bounty with your babies and make life long memories than fishing! Get out on the water!"

  • Single Again (2017)

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    Soon after his split from Anna was announced in the summer of 2017, Chris was seen heading to church with his son Jack.

  • The Avenger (2018)

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    Chris once again reprised his role as Star-Lord for Avengers: Infinity War. The film premiered in L.A. in April of 2018.

  • Back to Jurassic World (2018)

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    In May 2018, Chris attended the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom world premiere at WiZink Center in Madrid, Spain. And boy, did he look mighty fine.

  • Family Love (2018)


    On June 9, 2018, Chris shared this sweet photo on Instagram of his mom and son in honor of her birthday. "Happy Birthday Mom!! Love you so much!! I hope you’re having fun, smiling and laughing today!" he captioned.

  • Celebrating a Generation of Entertainment (2018)

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    On June 16, 2018, Chris accepted the "Generation Award" at the MTV Movie & TV Awards in Santa Monica, California. We would definitely say it was well-deserved!

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