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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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Mar 31, 1943 In Queens, New York USA
Movie/TV Credits:
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 Tiempos Violentos
Poster of La centinela
Series Storybook Cinema 2018
Pelicula Irreplaceable You 2018
Pelicula Father Figures Dr. Tinkler 2017-12-21
Pelicula Eddie el Águila Warren Sharp 2016-02-26
Pelicula The Jungle Book King Louie (voice) 2016-04-07
Pelicula Cold Lairs King Louie 2016-04-05
Pelicula La familia Fang Caleb Fang 2016-04-16
Pelicula One More Time Paul Lombard 2016-04-08
Pelicula Siete vidas, este gato es un peligro Felix Grant 2016-08-03
Pelicula Joe el Guarro ¡Vaya pringado! Clem 2015-07-16
Pelicula Islas Turcas y Caicos Curtis Pelissier 2014-03-20
Pelicula Peter Pan Live! Captain Hook 2014-12-04
Pelicula Jersey Boys Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo 2014-06-05
Pelicula The Power of Few Doke 2013-02-15
Pelicula Tipos legales Doc 2013-01-31
Pelicula Gods Behaving Badly Zeus 2013-11-13
Pelicula Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Himself 2013-10-12
Pelicula El último concierto Peter Mitchell 2012-11-02
Pelicula Siete psicópatas Hans Kieslowski 2012-09-07
Pelicula Matar al irlandés Shondor Birns 2011-03-10
Pelicula Mi novia ideal Jackie 2011-09-05
Pelicula Life's a Beach Roy Callahan 2010-01-01
Pelicula El atraco Roger 2009-05-09
Pelicula Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler Himself (archive footage) 2009-04-18
Pelicula $5 a Day Nat Parker 2008-01-01
Pelicula Hairspray Wilbur Turnblad 2007-07-13
Pelicula Pelotas en juego Feng 2007-08-29
Series The Henry Rollins Show Unknown 2006-04-01
Pelicula Fade to Black Brewster 2006-03-09
Pelicula Click Morty 2006-06-22
Series Rockefeller Plaza Unknown 2006-10-11
Pelicula El hombre del año Jack Menken 2006-10-09
Pelicula De boda en boda Secretary William Cleary 2005-07-14
Pelicula Romance & Cigarettes Cousin Bo 2005-09-13
Pelicula Domino Mark Heiss 2005-09-22
Pelicula El fuego de la venganza Rayburn 2004-04-23
Pelicula Envidia J-Man 2004-04-30
Pelicula Las mujeres perfectas Mike Wellington 2004-06-10
Pelicula Around the Bend Turner Lair 2004-10-08
Pelicula Saturday Night Live: The Best of Christopher Walken 2004-09-07
Pelicula Canguro Jack: Trinca y brinca Salvatore 'Sal' Maggio 2003-01-17
Pelicula Una relación peligrosa Det. Stanley Jacobellis 2003-08-01
Pelicula El tesoro del Amazonas Hatcher 2003-09-26
Pelicula The Work of Director Spike Jonze Himself 2003-10-20
Pelicula Poolhall Junkies Uncle Mike 2002-06-07
Pelicula Osos a todo ritmo Reed Thimple 2002-07-26
Pelicula Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell Bruce Dickinson (archive footage) 2002-09-28
Pelicula Julio César (TV) Marcus Portius Cato 2002-12-27
Pelicula Atrápame si puedes Frank Abagnale 2002-12-25
Pelicula Funerarias S.A. Frank Featherbed 2002-10-04
Pelicula Scotland, Pa. Lieutenant McDuff 2001-03-15
Pelicula El misterio del collar Count Cagliostro 2001-11-20
Pelicula La sucia historia de Joe Guarro Clem 2001-04-10
Pelicula La pareja del año Hal Weidmann 2001-07-17
Pelicula Ángeles y demonios 3 Gabriel 2000-03-14
Pelicula The Opportunists Victor 'Vic' Kelly 2000-05-17
Pelicula Vendetta James Houston 1999-09-12
Pelicula Buscando a Eva Calvin Webber 1999-02-12
Pelicula Sleepy Hollow Hessian Horseman 1999-11-18
Pelicula Kiss Toledo Goodbye Max 1999-11-22
Pelicula Sarah, Plain and Tall - Winter's End Jacob Witting 1999-11-20
Pelicula Ángeles y demonios 2 Gabriel 1998-01-20
Pelicula Illuminata Bevalaqua 1998-05-21
Pelicula New Rose Hotel Fox 1998-09-05
Pelicula La momi (Trance) Uncle Bill Ferriter 1998-09-18
Pelicula Antz (Hormigaz) Colonel Cutter (voice) 1998-10-02
Pelicula Touch Bill Hill 1997-02-14
Pelicula Suicide Kings Carlo Bartolucci 1997-09-06
Pelicula Exceso de equipaje Ray 1997-08-29
Pelicula Un ratoncito duro de roer Caeser, the Exterminator 1997-12-19
Pelicula Celluloide 1996-01-26
Pelicula Privateer 2: The Darkening Hassan 1996-05-17
Pelicula El funeral Ray Tempio 1996-01-26
Pelicula El último hombre Hickey 1996-09-20
Pelicula Basquiat The Interviewer 1996-08-09
Series Las noticias de Jon Stewart Himself 1996-07-22
Pelicula The Addiction Peina 1995-01-10
Pelicula Search and Destroy Kim Ulander 1995-01-01
Pelicula El lado salvaje Bruno Buckingham 1995-04-22
Pelicula A la hora señalada Mr. Smith 1995-11-22
Pelicula Cosas que hacer en Denver cuando estás muerto The Man with the Plan 1995-12-01
Pelicula Astucias de mujer Vanni Corso 1995-12-08
Pelicula Ángeles y demonios Gabriel 1995-09-01
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Pelicula Tiempos Violentos Captain Koons 1994-09-10
Pelicula Skylark Jacob Witting 1993-02-07
Pelicula Scam Jack Shanks 1993-05-22
Pelicula Wayne's World 2: ¡Qué desparrame 2! Bobby Cahn 1993-12-10
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Pelicula Amor a quemarropa Vincenzo Coccotti 1993-09-09
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Pelicula Batman vuelve Max Shreck 1992-06-19
Pelicula Le grand pardon 2 Pasco Meisner 1992-12-09
Pelicula Gente de Sunset Boulevard Warren Zell 1992-07-24
Pelicula Sarah Jacob Witting 1991-02-03
Pelicula McBain McBain 1991-09-20
Pelicula Presunto homicida P.J. Decker 1991-12-01
Pelicula El rey de Nueva York Frank White 1990-07-18
Pelicula El placer de los extraños Robert 1990-01-01
Series Los Simpson Unknown 1989-12-17
Pelicula Communion Whitley Strieber 1989-11-10
Pelicula Un lugar llamado Milagro Kyril Montana 1988-03-18
Pelicula Homeboy Wesley Pendergass 1988-08-24
Pelicula Puss in Boots Puss 1988-06-01
Pelicula Desventuras de un recluta inocente Sgt. Toomey 1988-03-25
Pelicula Deadline Don Stevens 1987-09-11
Pelicula Hombres frente a frente Brad Whitewood Sr. 1986-04-18
Pelicula Panorama para matar Max Zorin 1985-05-24
Pelicula La zona muerta Johnny Smith 1983-10-21
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Pelicula Proyecto Brainstorm Michael Brace 1983-09-30
Series American Playhouse Harry Nash 1982-01-12
Pelicula Who Am I This Time? Harry Nash 1982-02-02
Pelicula Dinero caído del cielo Tom 1981-12-11
Pelicula Los perros de la guerra Jamie Shannon 1980-12-17
Pelicula La puerta del cielo Nathan D. Champion 1980-11-19
Pelicula El eslabón del Niágara Eckart 1979-05-04
Pelicula Shoot The Sun Down Mr. Rainbow 1978-01-01
Pelicula El cazador Nikanor "Nick" Chevotarevich 1978-12-08
Pelicula La centinela Det. Rizzo 1977-01-07
Pelicula Roseland Russel 1977-10-02
Pelicula Annie Hall Duane Hall 1977-04-19
Pelicula Next Stop, Greenwich Village Robert Fulmer 1976-02-04
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Pelicula The Mind Snatchers Pvt. James H. Reese 1972-06-28
Pelicula Supergolpe en Manhattan The Kid 1971-06-17
Pelicula Cleopatra Boy 1970-05-01
Series Hawai 5-0 Unknown 1968-09-20
Pelicula 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