Chris Daughtry

Multi-Platinum recording artist Chris Daughtry is cast as the disciple Judas for The Passion.

About Chris Daughtry

Role: The Disciple Judas

Chris Daughtry is best known as a multi-Platinum artist who emerged from Season Five of AMERICAN IDOL, on which he placed fourth.

His eponymously named band has sold more than eight million albums and 16 million singles worldwide, and has been selling out concert venues around the world for almost 10 years. The band has won four American Music Awards, three People’s Choice Awards and has been nominated for four Grammy Awards. At radio, the band has earned four No. 1 singles, including the multi-format No. 1 one song “It’s Not Over.”

Daughtry also is an actor, comic book artist and philanthropist. He has appeared in “CSI: NY,” “Riggle’s Picks” and skits for Funny or Die. Alongside DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee, Daughtry has been commissioned to pencil the variant cover for “Batman” #50, as part of the promotion for the upcoming release of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

His prolific philanthropic pursuits raise tens of thousands of dollars annually for the likes of the USO, Make a Wish Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association, Musicians on Call and Save The Music Foundation.

Role: The Disciple Judas

Chris Daughtry is best known as a multi-Platinum artist who emerged from Season Five of AMERICAN IDOL, on which he placed fourth.

His eponymously named band has sold more than eight million albums and 16 million singles worldwide, and has been selling out concert venues around the world for almost 10 years. The band has won four American Music Awards, three People’s Choice Awards and has been nominated for four Grammy Awards. At radio, the band has earned four No. 1 singles, including the multi-format No. 1 one song “It’s Not Over.”

Daughtry also is an actor, comic book artist and philanthropist. He has appeared in “CSI: NY,” “Riggle’s Picks” and skits for Funny or Die. Alongside DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee, Daughtry has been commissioned to pencil the variant cover for “Batman” #50, as part of the promotion for the upcoming release of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

His prolific philanthropic pursuits raise tens of thousands of dollars annually for the likes of the USO, Make a Wish Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association, Musicians on Call and Save The Music Foundation.

About his character, The Disciple Judas

Judas handled the money for Jesus’ band of disciples—and for himself. He was one of Jesus’ closest friends, but sold him out for thirty silver coins.

Many have tried to explain Judas’s betrayal and even sympathize. Did Jesus’ peaceful ways disappoint him? Was he looking for a hero to lead them in battle against their oppressors? Was he “losing his religion,” as the song says, or was he just a “hurt, lost and blinded fool”?

Whatever his motivation, Judas led Jesus’ enemies to the disciples’ secret meeting place. In the darkness, he identified Jesus with a kiss, turning him over to the Romans to be executed.

Later, in remorse, Judas returned the money to the priests who had paid him, throwing the coins down in the Temple; later committing suicide.

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