Christopher Paul Massoglia was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father is a chiropractor and his mother is a housewife. He still lives in Minneapolis with his parents, two brothers and a sister. His parents are devout Christians and Republicans, and Massoglia grew up a fan of Christian pop music. Christopher Massoglia was homeschooled by his mother, he's gifted with an above-average intelligence, while other students were taking third grade-level subjects, he was taking eighth grade-level studies. He had studied jujitsu, played piano, danced hip-hop, learned sign language and rode horses. But his passion are automobiles. He'd like to be a writer for a car magazine, so he could test new cars before official release. Chris began acting under the names "Chris Kelly" and "Chris J. Kelly", but later he learned that another person already went by those names, so he decided to use his family name. His first lead role was in "A Plumm Summer", 2007.
Chris Massoglia parents are devout Christians and Republicans, and Massoglia grew up a fan of Christian pop music (as well as unable to listen to rap music). Gifted with an above-average intelligence, Massoglia was homeschooled by his mother. While his peers were taking third grade-level subjects, Massoglia was taking eighth grade-level courses. By the age of 13, he had enrolled in an online university where his coursework included developmental psychology, Biblical studies, algebra, and American history. He also had studied jujitsu, played piano, trained as a hip-hop dancer, knew American sign language, and rode horses. He was also a stand-out Little League Baseball player. The Massoglia family has, as of 2009, refused to move to Hollywood, preferring to maintain a home in Minneapolis despite the extensive travel for Chris that this requires.