On 30 January 2010, he appeared as a patient called Seb in Casualty.
On 26 November 2010, it was announced that he would play the role of Tommy Duckworth in Coronation Street and made his first on-screen appearance in March 2011.
Fountain made his final appearance on 13 October 2013, with his character having an off-screen exit on 23 October 2013.
He had minor roles in films and TV dramas before playing part of Justin Burton in Hollyoaks from 2003 to 2009.
Chris was axed from Coronation Street after The Sun exposed him as a masked rapper who had boasted of raping a woman in a sickening You Tube video under the guise of his alter-ego The Phantom.
Fountain is said be a huge fan of both Huddersfield FC and Partick Thistle F. Fountain had minor roles in Blood Strangers (2002) and Bob and Rose (2001), and has appeared in the dramas Where the Heart Is (2002), The Royal (2003) and Burn It (2003).