Who is Chris Dubusage in Totally Killer? Character Explained

By Louie Fecou
Published: October 8, 2023 (Last updated: January 26, 2024)
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Who is Chris Dubusage in Totally Killer? Character Explained

Prime Video has dropped Totally Killer, a horror-comedy directed by Nahnatchka Khan and perfect for the spooky season that has been called a cross between Halloween and Back to the Future. You can read our extensive coverage of the film and its production elsewhere on the site, but this article is another that focuses on one of the stars of the film. So if you have enjoyed the film and are just looking for a little extra background information, here’s some more detail on one of the key characters, Chris Dubusage.

The story takes place in two time zones and follows Jamie, who unwittingly returns to the 1980s and tries to stop the serial killer known as The Sweet Sixteen Killer from going on his murder spree.

It’s a fun but violent romp that mixes two genres and embraces its own silliness while providing some scares and a twist ending.

Major spoilers ahead, you have been warned.

Chris Dubusage – Totally Killer Character Explained

Chris Dubusage is a true crime podcaster and a friend of Pam’s who is determined to solve the mystery of the original Sweet Sixteen Killer, who would murder three girls, stabbing them sixteen times to earn himself the title.

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In the film, Chris runs his own ghoulish tours in town for tourists who come to learn more about the killer. His tours take them to the locations where the original murders occurred.

When The Sweet Sixteen Killer returns after 35 years, Chris finds people are taking an interest in his investigation.

The Sweet 16 Killer’s latest victim, Jamie’s mother, Pam, had been in contact with Chris and people would gossip that the two were having an affair but Pam was really only interested in finding out more about the killer.

Of course, the time-traveling aspect of the film leads to events changing and some convoluted plot points.

When Chris realizes that Jamie is in 1987, he attacks Amelia and uses the time machine to go back there too, arriving at the point where the original murderer is killed. It is here that Chris reveals that he is actually the Sweet Sixteen Killer in the present day, and it was he who killed Pam, not the same killer from 1987.

After committing his whole life to the subject of the killings, he wanted to make sure that Jamie did not erase the murders as this would impact his whole life.

Chris is eventually dispensed in a finale with Jamie who returns to the present day, and it is revealed that Chris ends up in a monastery in India.

Who plays Chris Dubusage in Totally Killer?

Chris is played by actor Jonathan Potts who has had a long and successful career in both film and TV.

He was born in Toronto in 1964 and is a father of three.

What movies and TV shows is Jonathan Potts known for?

A veteran of the screen, Jonathan has appeared in an incredible number of productions.

In 1986 he made his TV debut in an episode of Hangin’ In, but work would just continue for him right through to the present day.

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In the 1980s he was in Beverly Hills Teens, an episode of The Twilight Zone, Deadly Nightmares, and did some voice acting in The Legend of Zelda and The Adventures of Super Mario Bros.

Throughout the 90s he would appear in Conspiracy of Silence and Class of ’96, as well as TV movies such as The Counterfeit Contessa, Butterbox Babies, and Lethal Tender.

In the 2000s, Jonathan would appear in films such as Cruel Intentions 2, Deacons for Defence, The Elizabeth Smart Story, and Breach, while TV roles included The Andromeda Strain, Crash and Burn, and Happy Town.

In 2011, he would have a role in the theatrically released elevator shocker Devil and Salem’s Falls, and work would continue to find its way to Jonathan in shows like Nikita in 2013 and The Strain in 2014.

Between 2019 and 2021 he appeared in When Hope Calls, and most recently you will have seen him in Ginny and Georgia.

What an incredible list, and we missed a lot of other entries out. It’s a shame that Jonathan has not had a leading role in any major motion picture but we hope that is still to happen.


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