Christopher Collet (born March 13, 1968) is an American actor who is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Jake Livingston in the 1984 movie Firstborn, and for his lead role in the 1986 film The Manhattan Project. Collet was born in New York City. He has one younger sister, Jennifer (not an actress). During his teen years, Collet decided to break into show business, and acquired an agent. His first film role was as "Paul" in the 1983 independent suspense/horror film/slasher film Sleepaway Camp. Collet remained in touch with his co-star from the film, Jonathan Tiersten, and they auditioned for shows together, encountering a number of rejections. Eventually, Collet landed the role of Neil Oxley in a 1984 CBS after school special called Welcome Home Jellybean. Following this early success, Collet landed other numerous roles in television and film, such as Jake Livingston in Firstborn, which starred Teri Garr and Peter Weller; Richard Jahnke Jr. in the 1985 TV film Right to Kill?; Paul Stephens in the 1986 film The Manhattan Project, starring John Lithgow; and Albert Kaussner in a mini-series by Stephen King called The Langoliers in 1995. His television appearances include guest roles in Magnum P.I., The Hitchhiker (1983), The Equalizer (1985), L.A. Law (1986), and MacGyver (1985). Then he decided to pursue the craft of acting on stage by starring in several Broadway theatre productions.