Christopher Michael Pratt is born in Virginia, Minnesota but raised in Lake Stevens, Washington. His father is Dan Pratt, a home remodeler and his mother is Kathy Pratt (née Indahl), a Safeway supermarket employee. He has an older brother named Cully and an older sister named Angie. An accomplished athlete in high school, he lands fifth place in a state wrestling tournament. At 18 years old, he moves to Hawaii with some friends and works as a waiter at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company in Maui. On his father:
My dad, Dan, was the strong, silent type. He worked in a gold mine. He was a Golden Gloves boxer, tough as nails, and didn’t put up with any crap. I was a sensitive kid, and I don’t know if we always got along or were always on the same page, but he was there. His dad never went to any of his football games. He was an all-state player, and his parents never even saw a single game that he was in. But he made it to… every game I ever played. And when he wasn’t a coach, he was there leaning on a fence at practice.