Who is Christopher LaVoie? Man behind ‘4 Days’ reality shows has history of run-ins with police, dubious business ventures and a failed ‘Pilot Season’
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Christopher LaVoie is a man who has a lot of questions—and he’s been asking them a lot lately.
The reality-TV producer is under arrest in Las Vegas for possessing child pornography and child-trafficking charges, while he’s also under scrutiny in Minnesota for allegedly operating a “child pornography ring,” according to the Associated Press.
But for all the drama he’s gone through this spring, LaVoie’s most surprising role may be that of a “reality show star.” And perhaps the show may not be entirely reality: It has a decidedly campy aura to it.
It’s called “4 Days,” and it has taken him by storm ever since it debuted on Bravo in early March—and it’s caught the attention of millions of “reality TV” viewers around the world.
“For me, ‘4 Days’ was like a dream come true,” LaVoie told NBC News before the show premiered. “To get in this position, I’m probably the hardest hit by ‘reality show’ syndrome.”
Not that he’s one to shy away from controversy or controversy and controversy in general.
“I’m always up for a fight,” LaVoie said. “I’m a guy who can take a punch, and I’m still here.”
A “reality show” star?
LaVoie’s TV journey began in his native Philadelphia. In the early 1990s, he worked on the “American Pie” franchise, which launched NBC’s popular “The Singing Bee” as a spinoff series starring country-pop singer Billy Ray Cyrus.
He took a break from his TV work for a