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Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken (born Ronald Walken, usually called "Chris") is an American stage and screen actor. He has appeared in more than 100 movies and television shows. Walken was born Ronald Walken (named after actor Ronald Colman) into a Methodist family in Astoria, Queens, New York. His mother, Rosalie, was a Scottish immigrant from Glasgow, and his father, Paul Walken, emigrated from Germany in 1928 with his brothers, Wilhelm and Alois. His father was a baker and his mother worked as a window dresser. Influenced by their mother's own dreams of stardom, he and his brothers Kenneth and Glenn were child actors on television in the 1950s. Walken studied at Hofstra University on Long Island, but did not graduate. Walken initially trained as a dancer in music theatre at the Washington Dance Studio before moving on to dramatic roles in theatre and then film. Walken is imitated for his deadpan affect, sudden off-beat pauses, and strange speech rhythm, in a manner similar to William Shatner. He is revered for his quality of danger and menace, but his unpredictable deliveries and expressions make him invaluable in comedy as well. Walken is noted for refusing movie roles only rarely, having stated in interviews that he will decline a role only if he is simply too busy on other projects to take it. He regards each role as a learning experience. Walken has been married to Georgianne Walken (born Thon) since 1969; she is a casting director, most notably for The Sopranos. They live in Connecticut and have no children (Walken has stated in interviews that not having children is one of the reasons he has had such a prolific career). In regard to his villainous roles preceding him when meeting new people, Walken says, "When they see me in a movie, they expect me to be something nasty ... That's why it's good to defy expectations sometimes."


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Born:
Mar 31, 1943 In Queens, New York USA
Movie/TV Credits:
133
First Appeared:
In the movie Irreplaceable You
Latest Project:
Series Storybook Cinema 2018
Known For
Poster of El hombre del año
Poster of La pareja del año
Poster of Pulp Fiction
Poster of La centinela
Filmography
Series Storybook Cinema 2018
Movie Irreplaceable You 2018
Movie Cold Lairs King Louie 2016-04-05
Movie Eddie el Águila Warren Sharp 2016-02-26
Movie One More Time Paul Lombard 2016-04-08
Movie Siete vidas, este gato es un peligro Felix Grant 2016-08-03
Movie La familia Fang Caleb Fang 2016-04-16
Movie El libro de la selva King Louie (voice) 2016-04-07
Movie Joe el Guarro ¡Vaya pringado! Clem 2015-07-16
Movie Jersey Boys Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo 2014-06-05
Movie Peter Pan Live! Captain Hook 2014-12-04
Movie Islas Turcas y Caicos Curtis Pelissier 2014-03-20
Movie Tipos legales Doc 2013-01-31
Movie Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Himself 2013-10-12
Movie Gods Behaving Badly Zeus 2013-11-13
Movie The Power of Few Doke 2013-02-15
Movie El último concierto Peter Mitchell 2012-11-02
Movie Siete psicópatas Hans 2012-09-07
Movie Matar al irlandés Shondor Birns 2011-03-10
Movie Mi novia ideal Jackie 2011-09-05
Movie Life's a Beach Roy Callahan 2010-01-01
Movie El atraco Roger 2009-05-09
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler Himself (archive footage) 2009-04-18
Movie $5 a Day Nat Parker 2008-01-01
Movie Pelotas en juego Feng 2007-08-29
Movie Hairspray Wilbur Turnblad 2007-07-13
Movie Fade to Black Brewster 2006-03-09
Series The Henry Rollins Show Unknown 2006-04-01
Movie Click Morty 2006-06-22
Movie El hombre del año Jack Menken 2006-10-09
Series Rockefeller Plaza Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie De boda en boda Secretary William Cleary 2005-07-14
Movie Domino Mark Heiss 2005-09-22
Movie Romance & Cigarettes Cousin Bo 2005-09-13
Movie El fuego de la venganza Rayburn 2004-04-23
Movie Envidia J-Man 2004-04-30
Movie Las mujeres perfectas Mike Wellington 2004-06-10
Movie Around the Bend Turner Lair 2004-10-08
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Christopher Walken 2004-09-07
Movie Canguro Jack: Trinca y brinca Salvatore 'Sal' Maggio 2003-01-17
Movie Una relación peligrosa Det. Stanley Jacobellis 2003-08-01
Movie El tesoro del Amazonas Hatcher 2003-09-26
Movie The Work of Director Spike Jonze Himself 2003-10-20
Movie Poolhall Junkies Uncle Mike 2002-06-07
Movie Osos a todo ritmo Reed Thimple 2002-07-26
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell Bruce Dickinson (archive footage) 2002-09-28
Movie Julio César (TV) Marcus Portius Cato 2002-12-27
Movie Atrápame si puedes Frank Abagnale 2002-12-25
Movie Funerarias S.A. Frank Featherbed 2002-10-04
Movie Scotland, Pa. Lieutenant McDuff 2001-03-15
Movie El misterio del collar Count Cagliostro 2001-11-20
Movie La sucia historia de Joe Guarro Clem 2001-04-10
Movie La pareja del año Hal Weidmann 2001-07-17
Movie Ángeles y demonios 3 Gabriel 2000-03-14
Movie The Opportunists Victor 'Vic' Kelly 2000-05-17
Movie Vendetta James Houston 1999-09-12
Movie Buscando a Eva Calvin Webber 1999-02-12
Movie Sleepy Hollow Hessian Horseman 1999-11-18
Movie Kiss Toledo Goodbye Max 1999-11-22
Movie Sarah, Plain and Tall - Winter's End Jacob Witting 1999-11-20
Movie Ángeles y demonios 2 Gabriel 1998-01-20
Movie Illuminata Bevalaqua 1998-05-21
Movie New Rose Hotel Fox 1998-09-05
Movie La momi (Trance) Uncle Bill Ferriter 1998-09-18
Movie Antz (Hormigaz) Colonel Cutter (voice) 1998-10-02
Movie Touch Bill Hill 1997-02-14
Movie Exceso de equipaje Ray 1997-08-29
Movie Suicide Kings Carlo Bartolucci 1997-09-06
Movie Un ratoncito duro de roer Caeser, the Exterminator 1997-12-19
Movie Celluloide 1996-01-26
Movie Privateer 2: The Darkening Hassan 1996-05-17
Movie El funeral Ray Tempio 1996-01-26
Movie El último hombre Hickey 1996-09-20
Movie Basquiat The Interviewer 1996-08-09
Series Las noticias de Jon Stewart Himself 1996-07-22
Movie The Addiction Peina 1995-01-10
Movie Search and Destroy Kim Ulander 1995-01-01
Movie El lado salvaje Bruno Buckingham 1995-04-22
Movie A la hora señalada Mr. Smith 1995-11-22
Movie Cosas que hacer en Denver cuando estás muerto The Man with the Plan 1995-12-01
Movie Astucias de mujer Vanni Corso 1995-12-08
Movie Ángeles y demonios Gabriel 1995-09-01
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Pulp Fiction Captain Koons 1994-10-08
Movie Skylark Jacob Witting 1993-02-07
Movie Scam Jack Shanks 1993-05-22
Movie Wayne's World 2: ¡Qué desparrame 2! Bobby Cahn 1993-12-10
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Amor a quemarropa Vincenzo Coccotti 1993-09-09
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Batman vuelve Max Shreck 1992-06-19
Movie Le grand pardon 2 Pasco Meisner 1992-12-09
Movie Gente de Sunset Boulevard Warren Zell 1992-07-24
Movie Sarah Jacob Witting 1991-02-03
Movie McBain McBain 1991-09-20
Movie Presunto homicida P.J. Decker 1991-12-01
Movie El rey de Nueva York Frank White 1990-07-18
Movie El placer de los extraños Robert 1990-01-01
Series Los Simpson Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Communion Whitley Strieber 1989-11-10
Movie Un lugar llamado Milagro Kyril Montana 1988-03-18
Movie Homeboy Wesley Pendergass 1988-08-24
Movie Puss in Boots Puss 1988-06-01
Movie Desventuras de un recluta inocente Sgt. Toomey 1988-03-25
Movie Deadline Don Stevens 1987-09-11
Movie Hombres frente a frente Brad Whitewood Sr. 1986-04-18
Movie Panorama para matar Max Zorin 1985-05-24
Movie La zona muerta Johnny Smith 1983-10-21
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Movie Proyecto Brainstorm Michael Brace 1983-09-30
Series American Playhouse Harry Nash 1982-01-12
Movie Who Am I This Time? Harry Nash 1982-02-02
Movie Dinero caído del cielo Tom 1981-12-11
Movie Los perros de la guerra Jamie Shannon 1980-12-17
Movie La puerta del cielo Nathan D. Champion 1980-11-19
Movie El eslabón del Niágara Eckart 1979-05-04
Movie Shoot The Sun Down Mr. Rainbow 1978-01-01
Movie El cazador Nikanor "Nick" Chevotarevich 1978-12-08
Movie La centinela Det. Rizzo 1977-01-07
Movie Roseland Russel 1977-10-02
Movie Annie Hall Duane Hall 1977-04-19
Movie Next Stop, Greenwich Village Robert Fulmer 1976-02-04
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Movie The Mind Snatchers Pvt. James H. Reese 1972-06-28
Movie Supergolpe en Manhattan The Kid 1971-06-17
Movie Cleopatra Boy 1970-05-01
Series Hawai 5-0 Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie Barefoot in Athens 1966-11-11
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24