Person Details

Birthday: 1943-03-31 22:04:45

Aliases: 크리스토퍼 워컨 , كريستوفر واكن , クリストファー・ウォーケン , Кристофер Уокен , คริสโตเฟอร์ วอลเคน , 克里斯托弗·沃肯

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Queens, New York USA

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Movie Involvements: 66

TV Involvements: 1


Most Famous Work

Biography

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."

Most Famous Work

Pulp Fiction
Average
9

Pulp Fiction

(1994) Captain Koons
The Jungle Book
Average
7

The Jungle Book

(2016) King Louie (voice)
Catch Me If You Can
Average
8

Catch Me If You Can

(2002) Frank Abagnale
Batman Returns
Average
7

Batman Returns

(1992) Max Shreck
A View to a Kill
Average
6

A View to a Kill

(1985) Max Zorin
The Deer Hunter
Average
8

The Deer Hunter

(1978) Nikanor "Nick" Chevotarevich
Man on Fire
Average
7

Man on Fire

(2004) Rayburn
Sleepy Hollow
Average
7

Sleepy Hollow

(1999) Hessian Horseman

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2021 Anthony's Father
2020 Jerry
2019 Warden
2018 Himself
N/A
Myron
2017 Dr. Tinkler
Raven (voice)
2016 Felix Perkins
Caleb Fang
Paul Lombard
King Louie (voice)
Warren Sharp
2015 Clem
2014 Captain Hook
Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo
Curtis Pelissier
2013 Zeus
Himself
Doke
Doc
2012 Peter Mitchell
Himself
Hans Kieslowski
2011 Jackie
Shondor Birns
2010 Various (archive footage)
Roy Callahan
2009 Roger
Himself (archive footage)
2008 Nat Parker
2007 Feng
Wilbur Turnblad
2006 Christopher Walken (voice)
Jack Menken
Morty
N/A
Brewster
2005 Mark Heiss
Cousin Bo
Secretary William Cleary
2004 Turner Lair
N/A
Mike Wellington
J-Man
Rayburn
2003 Himself
Hatcher
Det. Stanley Jacobellis
Marcus Portius Cato
Salvatore 'Sal' Maggio
2002 Marcus Portius Cato
Frank Abagnale
Frank Featherbed
Bruce Dickinson (archive footage)
Reed Thimple
Uncle Mike
2001 Count Cagliostro
Hal Weidmann
Clem
Lieutenant McDuff
2000 Himself
Victor 'Vic' Kelly
Gabriel
1999 Max
Jacob Witting
Hessian Horseman
James Houston
Himself
N/A
Fox
Calvin Webber
1998 Colonel Cutter (voice)
Uncle Bill Ferriter
Bevalaqua
Carlo Bartolucci
Gabriel
1997 Caeser, the Exterminator
Ray
Bill Hill
1996 Hickey
The Interviewer
Himself
N/A
Ray Tempio
1995 Vanni Corso
The Man with the Plan
Mr. Smith
Gabriel
Bruno Buckingham
Peina
Kim Ulander
1994 Captain Koons
N/A
N/A
1993 Bobby Cahn
N/A
Vincenzo Coccotti
Jack Shanks
Jacob Witting
1992 Pasco Meisner
Warren Zell
Max Shreck
N/A
1991 P.J. Decker
McBain
Jacob Witting
1990 Frank White
Robert
1989 N/A
Whitley Strieber
1988 Wesley Pendergass
Puss
Sgt. Toomey
Kyril Montana
1987 Don Stevens
1986 Bradford "Brad" Whitewood Sr.
1985 Max Zorin
1983 Johnny Smith
Michael Brace
N/A
1982 Harry Nash
1981 Tom
1980 Jamie Shannon
Nathan D. Champion
1979 Eckart
1978 Nikanor "Nick" Chevotarevich
Mr. Rainbow
1977 Russel
Duane Hall
Det. Rizzo
1976 Robert Fulmer
1975 N/A
Himself
Himself - Host
General
1973 N/A
1972 Pvt. James H. Reese
1971 The Kid
1970 Boy
1969 N/A
1968 N/A
1966 N/A
1958 N/A
1953 N/A
1952 N/A
1951 N/A
Percy Schmeiser
Year Character Movie/Tv

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