Christopher Walken

 

 

Christopher Walken

Queens, New York USA

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."

 

Movies

True Romance
Vincenzo Coccotti
Batman Returns
Max Shreck
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
The Man with the Plan
Basquiat
The Interviewer
Pulp Fiction
Captain Koons
Annie Hall
Duane Hall
A View to a Kill
Max Zorin
Nick of Time
Mr. Smith
The Rundown
Hatcher
Sleepy Hollow
Hessian Horseman
Hairspray
Wilbur Turnblad
Kangaroo Jack
Salvatore 'Sal' Maggio
Suicide Kings
Carlo Bartolucci
Envy
J-Man
Plots with a View
Frank Featherbed
Heaven's Gate
Nathan D. Champion
Joe Dirt
Clem
The Dogs of War
Jamie Shannon
New Rose Hotel
Fox
The Funeral
Ray Tempio
The Dead Zone
Johnny Smith
$5 a Day
Nat Parker
America's Sweethearts
Hal Weidmann
MouseHunt
Caeser, the Exterminator
The Anderson Tapes
The Kid
Blast from the Past
Calvin Webber
The Deer Hunter
Nikanor "Nick" Chevotarevich
The Maiden Heist
Roger
Gigli
Det. Stanley Jacobellis
Next Stop, Greenwich Village
Robert Fulmer
The Prophecy
Gabriel
Wayne's World 2
Bobby Cahn
Antz
Colonel Cutter (voice)
The Prophecy 3: The Ascent
Gabriel
The Prophecy II
Gabriel
Last Man Standing
Hickey
Click
Morty
Excess Baggage
Ray
Man on Fire
Rayburn
Wedding Crashers
Secretary William Cleary
King of New York
Frank White
Wild Side
Bruno Buckingham
Homeboy
Wesley Pendergass
Balls of Fury
Feng
The Stepford Wives
Mike Wellington
Man of the Year
Jack Menken
McBain
McBain
Domino
Mark Heiss
Scotland, Pa.
Lieutenant McDuff
Julius Caesar
Marcus Portius Cato
The Milagro Beanfield War
Kyril Montana
Le grand pardon 2
Pasco Meisner
The Addiction
Peina
At Close Range
Brad Whitewood Sr.
Communion
Whitley Strieber
Romance & Cigarettes
Cousin Bo
The Comfort of Strangers
Robert
Poolhall Junkies
Uncle Mike
Brainstorm
Michael Brace
Touch
Bill Hill
Around the Bend
Turner Lair
Sarah, Plain and Tall
Jacob Witting
Skylark
Jacob Witting
Last Embrace
Eckart
The Opportunists
Victor 'Vic' Kelly
Pennies from Heaven
Tom
The Sentinel
Det. Rizzo
The Country Bears
Reed Thimple
Fade to Black
Brewster
The Affair of the Necklace
Count Cagliostro
Biloxi Blues
Sgt. Toomey
Kill the Irishman
Shondor Birns
A Business Affair
Vanni Corso
Mistress
Warren Zell
Dark Horse
Jackie
The Eternal
Uncle Bill Ferriter
Illuminata
Bevalaqua
Deadline
Don Stevens
The Mind Snatchers
Pvt. James H. Reese
Sarah, Plain and Tall - Winter's End
Jacob Witting
Seven Psychopaths
Hans Kieslowski
Vendetta
James Houston
Stand Up Guys
Doc
A Late Quartet
Peter Mitchell
Celluloide
No character defined
All-American Murder
P.J. Decker
Puss in Boots
Puss
Life's a Beach
Roy Callahan
Roseland
Russel
Who Am I This Time?
Harry Nash
Scam
Jack Shanks
Kiss Toledo Goodbye
Max
The Power of Few
Doke
Shoot The Sun Down
Mr. Rainbow
Jersey Boys
Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo
Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love
Himself
Gods Behaving Badly
Zeus
Turks & Caicos
Curtis Pelissier
The Work of Director Spike Jonze
Himself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Christopher Walken
No character defined
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell
Bruce Dickinson (archive footage)
Peter Pan Live!
Captain Hook
The Family Fang
Caleb Fang
The Jungle Book
King Louie (voice)
One More Time
Paul Lombard
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler
Himself (archive footage)
Cleopatra
Boy
Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser
Clem
Nine Lives
Felix Grant
Barefoot in Athens
No character defined
Eddie the Eagle
Warren Sharp
Cold Lairs
King Louie
Irreplaceable You
No character defined
Privateer 2: The Darkening
Hassan
War with Grandpa
Jerry
Catch Me If You Can
Frank Abagnale
Search and Destroy
Kim Ulander
Cooking with Christopher Walken
Himself
Father Figures
Dr. Tinkler

Tv

Live with Regis and Kathie Lee
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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
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Hawaii Five-O
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Late Night with Conan O'Brien
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American Playhouse
Harry Nash
The Academy Awards
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Inside the Actors Studio
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The Simpsons
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Today
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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
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Kojak
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Naked City
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30 Rock
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Hallmark Hall of Fame
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The Henry Rollins Show
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Storybook Cinema
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Saturday Night Live
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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Himself