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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:
Première apparrition :
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Dernier projet:
Film Father Figures 2017-12-21
Connu pour
Poster of Storybook Cinema
Poster of American Playhouse
Film Father Figures Dr. Tinkler 2017-12-21
Film Cold Lairs King Louie 2016-04-05
Film Eddie the Eagle Warren Sharp 2016-02-26
Film Le Livre de la jungle King Louie (voice) 2016-04-07
Film One More Time Paul Lombard 2016-04-08
Film Ma vie de chat Felix Grant 2016-08-03
Film La Famille Fang Caleb Fang 2016-04-16
Film Joe la crasse 2 Clem 2015-07-16
Film Peter Pan Live! Captain Hook 2014-12-04
Film Turks & Caicos Curtis Pelissier 2014-03-20
Film Jersey Boys Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo 2014-06-05
Film Les Derniers Affranchis Doc 2013-01-31
Film The Power of Few Doke 2013-02-15
Film Gods Behaving Badly Zeus 2013-11-13
Film Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Himself 2013-10-12
Film 7 Psychopathes Hans Kieslowski 2012-09-07
Film Le Quatuor Peter Mitchell 2012-11-02
Film Dark Horse Jackie 2011-09-05
Film Irish Gangster Shondor Birns 2011-03-10
Film Célibataires en Cavale Roy Callahan 2010-01-01
Film Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler Himself (archive footage) 2009-04-18
Film Un plan d'enfer Roger 2009-05-09
Film Un Amour de père Nat Parker 2008-01-01
Film Hairspray Wilbur Turnblad 2007-07-13
Film Balles De Feu Feng 2007-08-29
Film Fade to Black Brewster 2006-03-09
Series The Henry Rollins Show Unknown 2006-04-01
Film Click : Télécommandez votre vie Morty 2006-06-22
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Film Man of the Year Jack Menken 2006-10-09
Film Romance & Cigarettes Cousin Bo 2005-09-13
Film Serial noceurs Secretary William Cleary 2005-07-13
Film Domino Mark Heiss 2005-09-22
Film Man on Fire Rayburn 2004-04-23
Film Envy J-Man 2004-04-30
Film Et l'homme créa la femme Mike Wellington 2004-06-10
Film De pères en fils Turner Lair 2004-10-08
Film Saturday Night Live: The Best of Christopher Walken 2004-09-07
Film Kangourou Jack Salvatore 'Sal' Maggio 2003-01-17
Film Amours Troubles Det. Stanley Jacobellis 2003-08-01
Film Bienvenue dans la jungle Hatcher 2003-09-26
Film The Work of Director Spike Jonze Himself 2003-10-20
Film Les Country Bears Reed Thimple 2002-07-26
Film Les Requins du Billard Uncle Mike 2002-06-07
Film Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell Bruce Dickinson (archive footage) 2002-09-28
Film L'Amour six pieds sous terre Frank Featherbed 2002-10-04
Film Jules César - Veni, vidi, vici Marcus Portius Cato 2002-12-27
Film Arrête-moi si tu peux Frank Abagnale 2002-12-25
Film Scotland, Pa. Lieutenant McDuff 2001-03-15
Film Joe La Crasse Clem 2001-04-10
Film L'affaire du collier Count Cagliostro 2001-11-20
Film Couple de stars Hal Weidmann 2001-07-17
Film The Prophecy 3: The Ascent Gabriel 2000-03-14
Film The Opportunists Victor 'Vic' Kelly 2000-05-17
Film Vendetta James Houston 1999-09-12
Film Sleepy Hollow Hessian Horseman 1999-11-18
Film Première sortie Calvin Webber 1999-02-12
Film Sarah, Plain and Tall - Winter's End Jacob Witting 1999-11-20
Film Kiss Toledo Goodbye Max 1999-11-22
Film Illuminata Bevalaqua 1998-05-21
Film The Prophecy II Gabriel 1998-01-20
Film New Rose Hotel Fox 1998-09-05
Film The Eternal Uncle Bill Ferriter 1998-09-18
Film Fourmiz Colonel Cutter (voice) 1998-10-02
Film Excess Baggage Ray 1997-08-29
Film Touch Bill Hill 1997-02-14
Film Suicide Kings Carlo Bartolucci 1997-09-06
Film La souris Caeser, the Exterminator 1997-12-19
Film Celluloide 1996-01-26
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Himself 1996-07-22
Film Nos funérailles Ray Tempio 1996-01-26
Film Basquiat The Interviewer 1996-08-09
Film Dernier recours Hickey 1996-09-20
Film The Addiction Peina 1995-01-10
Film Search and Destroy Kim Ulander 1995-01-01
Film Wild Side Bruno Buckingham 1995-04-22
Film Meurtre en suspens Mr. Smith 1995-11-22
Film The Prophecy Gabriel 1995-09-01
Film Dernières heures à Denver The Man with the Plan 1995-12-01
Film A Business Affair Vanni Corso 1995-12-08
Series Storybook Cinema 1994-04-02
Film Pulp Fiction Captain Koons 1994-09-10
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Film Skylark Jacob Witting 1993-02-07
Film Scam Jack Shanks 1993-05-22
Film Wayne's World 2 Bobby Cahn 1993-12-10
Film True Romance Vincenzo Coccotti 1993-09-09
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Film Batman, le défi Max Shreck 1992-06-19
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Film Hollywood Mistress Warren Zell 1992-07-24
Film Le grand pardon 2 Pasco Meisner 1992-12-09
Film Sarah, Plain and Tall Jacob Witting 1991-02-03
Film McBain McBain 1991-09-20
Film All-American Murder P.J. Decker 1991-12-01
Film Étrange séduction Robert 1990-01-01
Film The King of New York Frank White 1990-07-18
Film Communion Whitley Strieber 1989-11-10
Series Les Simpson Unknown 1989-12-17
Film Milagro Kyril Montana 1988-03-18
Film Biloxi Blues Sgt. Toomey 1988-03-25
Film Homeboy Wesley Pendergass 1988-08-24
Film Puss in Boots Puss 1988-06-01
Film Deadline Don Stevens 1987-09-11
Film Comme un chien enragé Brad Whitewood Sr. 1986-04-18
Film Dangereusement vôtre Max Zorin 1985-05-24
Film Brainstorm Michael Brace 1983-09-30
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Film Dead zone Johnny Smith 1983-10-21
Series American Playhouse Harry Nash 1982-01-12
Film Who Am I This Time? Harry Nash 1982-02-02
Film Pennies from Heaven Tom 1981-12-11
Film Les Chiens de guerre Jamie Shannon 1980-12-17
Film La Porte du Paradis Nathan D. Champion 1980-11-19
Film Meurtres en cascade Eckart 1979-05-04
Film Shoot The Sun Down Mr. Rainbow 1978-01-01
Film Voyage au bout de l'enfer Nikanor "Nick" Chevotarevich 1978-12-08
Film Annie Hall Duane Hall 1977-04-19
Film La Sentinelle des maudits Det. Rizzo 1977-01-07
Film Roseland Russel 1977-10-02
Film Next Stop, Greenwich Village Robert Fulmer 1976-02-04
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Film The Mind Snatchers Pvt. James H. Reese 1972-06-28
Film Le gang anderson The Kid 1971-06-17
Film Cleopatra Boy 1970-05-01
Series Hawaï police d'État Unknown 1968-09-20
Film Barefoot in Athens 1966-11-11
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Cérémonie des Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24