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Christopher Masterson Is Living A Different Life Following His Brother Danny’s Scandal

After Danny Masterson's crimes surfaced, his brother Christopher Masterson's life dramatically changed.


  •  Christopher Masterson has largely stepped away from acting since his brother Danny Masterson’s scandal.
  •  Christopher Masterson has pursued a career as a DJ.
  •  Unlike his brother, Christopher Masterson has been focused on building his personal life.

During the early 2000s, the Masterson brothers seemed to be ruling the sitcom world. With Danny Masterson starring in That ’70s Show and Christopher Masterson working with Bryan Cranston on Malcolm in the Middle, they had millions of fans.

After the events of the last several years, however, nobody looks at the Masterson brothers the same way. In Danny Masterson’s case, he was sentenced to 30 years in prison and his wife is divorcing him. What many observers don’t realize is that Christopher Masterson’s life has changed dramatically too.

Who Is Danny Masterson’s Brother Christopher Masterson?

Over the last few decades, the Masterson siblings have all made their mark on the entertainment industry. Of course, Danny Masterson starred in That ’70s Show and The Ranch. Then there is Jordan Masterson who starred in Last Man Standing and Alanna Masterson from The Walking Dead.

Masterson family photo
Via: Instagram @alannamasterson

In the case of Christopher Masterson, he also is best remembered for starring in a long-lasting TV show. As one of the stars of the hit sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, Christopher Masterson made millions of people laugh for many years.

Cast as Francis, he portrayed the eldest son of the dysfunctional family at the center of the show’s many storylines. Often given his own plots as he didn’t live with his family a lot of the time, Christopher Masterson made the most of his moments onscreen.

On top of starring in Malcolm in the Middle, Christopher Masterson also landed small roles in several memorable series. Some of his TV credits include episodes of Murphy Brown, The Pretender, Millennium, That ’70s Show, MADtv, and Men at Work among others.

Danny and Christopher Masterson
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Christopher Masterson has also landed roles in several movies during his lengthy career. Some of Masterson’s movie roles include small parts in My Best Friend’s Wedding, American History X, and Scary Movie 2.

How Has Christopher Masterson’s Life Changed Since His Brother’s Scandal?

When Danny Masterson was sentenced to spend thirty years to life in prison, it was for crimes from many years ago. As a result, it can be difficult for some people to remember the timeline of how Danny Masterson’s fall from grace played out.

Danny Masterson and Ashton Kutcher on The Ranch
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After working in the entertainment industry for many years, Danny Masterson was starring in The Ranch in 2017. That same year, the world learned that the LAPD was investigating Danny Masterson for forcing himself on several women.

In the aftermath of that news coming to light, Danny Masterson was fired from The Ranch. Danny Masterson then spent the next several years defending himself legally only to ultimately be convicted of several horrific crimes.

Once the news of the investigation into Danny Masterson went public, several people in his life got dragged into the scandal. One of those people was Danny Masterson’s brother Christopher Masterson.

At the same time, the world learned Danny Masterson was under investigation, it came out that there was more to the story. According to Danny Masterson’s accusers, the That ’70s Show actor got away scot-free for years because he was protected by the Church of Scientology.

Christopher Masterson, Frankie Muniz and Bryan Cranston.
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While the Church of Scientology has denied those accusations, many observers believe Danny Masterson’s friends helped cover up his crimes. For that reason, it was alarming when it was learned that one of Danny Masterson’s accusers reached out to Christopher Masterson.

As it turns out, however, the accuser who reached out to Christopher Masterson actually offered support to the Masterson brothers at that time. As the accuser later clarified, however, she reached out to Christopher Masterson because she was afraid of reprisal.

Danny Masterson and Christopher Masterson in a club
Via: Instagram @itschrismasterson

Even though the accuser didn’t tell Christopher Masterson about what happened to her, headlines still dragged him into the scandal. Since then, it has been difficult for Christopher Masterson to escape the scandal that has enveloped his family.

Part of the reason for that is the fact that Christopher Masterson has stood by his brother’s side. As has been widely reported, Christopher Masterson went to court to support his brother as he stood trial. Most notably, Christopher Masterson was there when Danny Masterson was sentenced to serve decades in prison.

To go from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to watching his brother face justice would be a monumental life change for alone. That said, Christopher Masterson’s life has changed in several other ways in recent years.

After many years of success as an actor, it seemed like Christopher Masterson may have spent his entire life trying to land roles. Based on the events of the last several years, however, it seems very likely that won’t be the case.

A couple of years after the LAPD began investigating Danny Masterson, Christopher Masterson seemingly gave up acting. Since 2019, Christopher Masterson hasn’t appeared on the big or little screen.

With that in mind, it begs an obvious question, what is Christopher Masterson likely to do for a career? If the past is prologue, Christopher Masterson is likely to perform as a DJ in the future. Since at least the early 2010s, Christopher Masterson has regularly been performing as a DJ.

Christopher Masterson in a club
Via: Instagram @itschrismasterson

As of the time of this writing, there is no indication that Christopher Masterson has any upcoming gigs. However, given how dedicated Christopher Masterson has been to his DJing career in the past, it seems all but certain he will try to get gigs in the future.

Of all the ways Christopher Masterson’s life has changed since his brother’s scandal, his personal life has been the most obvious. Unlike his brother who is now in the process of going through a divorce, Christopher Masterson has been building his family.

In 2019, Christopher Masterson and Yolanda Pecoraro tied the knot in a ceremony that took place in Italy. Then in 2021, Christopher Masterson and Pecoraro welcomed their baby Chiara Darby Masterson into the world.

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