Christopher Curry (born Christopher Root, October 22, 1948 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, US) is an American character actor of film and television who has appeared in more than 70 films and television programs since the 1980s. His best-known roles are as Captain Bosch in C.H.U.D. and Rico's father in Starship Troopers. He also had a small role in Red Dragon, and appeared as an F.B.I agent in Home Alone 3. He currently plays the recurring role of Earl Kinsella, the father of Wade Kinsella in the TV series Hart of Dixie.