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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
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
Primul film:
In series Today 1952-01-14
Ultimul film:
Film Percy 2020-09-19
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of Jersey Boys
Poster of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Poster of The Simpsons
Filme in care a jucat
Film Percy 2020-09-19
Film Percy Percy Schmeiser 2020-09-17
Film The War with Grandpa Jerry 2020-01-31
Film The Jesus Rolls Warden 2019-10-17
Film Music Videos That Defined the 00’s Himself (archive footage) 2019-07-31
Film Trumbull Land Himself 2018-10-15
Film Irreplaceable You Myron 2018-02-16
Film Father Figures Dr. Tinkler 2017-12-21
Film 666: Salem Calling Raven (voice) 2017-02-26
Film Nine Lives Felix Perkins 2016-08-03
Film The Family Fang Caleb Fang 2016-04-16
Film One More Time Paul Lombard 2016-04-08
Film The Jungle Book King Louie (voice) 2016-04-07
Film Eddie the Eagle Warren Sharp 2016-02-26
Film Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser Clem 2015-07-16
Film Turks & Caicos Curtis Pelissier 2014-03-20
Film Jersey Boys Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo 2014-06-05
Film Peter Pan Live! Captain Hook 2014-12-04
Film Gods Behaving Badly Zeus 2013-11-13
Film Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Himself 2013-10-12
Film The Power of Few Doke 2013-02-15
Film Stand Up Guys Doc 2012-12-14
Film A Late Quartet Peter Mitchell 2012-11-02
Film Cooking with Christopher Walken Himself 2012-10-19
Film Seven Psychopaths Hans Kieslowski 2012-10-12
Film Dark Horse Jackie 2011-09-05
Film Kill the Irishman Shondor Birns 2011-03-10
Film The Women of SNL Various (archive footage) 2010-11-01
Film Life's a Beach Roy Callahan 2010-01-01
Film The Maiden Heist Roger 2009-05-09
Film Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler Himself (archive footage) 2009-04-18
Film $5 a Day Nat Parker 2008-01-30
Film Hairspray Wilbur Turnblad 2007-07-13
Film Balls of Fury Feng 2007-08-29
Film Man of the Year Jack Menken 2006-10-09
Film Click Morty 2006-06-23
Film Fade to Black Brewster 2006-03-09
Serial 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Film Domino Mark Heiss 2005-10-14
Film Romance & Cigarettes Cousin Bo 2005-09-13
Film Wedding Crashers Secretary William Cleary 2005-07-13
Film Around the Bend Turner Lair 2004-10-08
Film Saturday Night Live: The Best of Christopher Walken 2004-09-07
Film The Stepford Wives Mike Wellington 2004-06-10
Film Envy J-Man 2004-04-30
Film Man on Fire Paul Rayburn 2004-04-23
Serial Julius Caesar Marcus Portius Cato 2003-06-29
Film Kangaroo Jack Salvatore 'Sal' Maggio 2003-01-17
Film Gigli Det. Stanley Jacobellis 2003-08-01
Film Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary Himself 2003-08-10
Film The Rundown Hatcher 2003-09-26
Film The Work of Director Spike Jonze Himself 2003-10-20
Film Julius Caesar Marcus Portius Cato 2002-12-27
Film Catch Me If You Can Frank Abagnale 2002-12-25
Film Undertaking Betty Frank Featherbed 2002-12-04
Film Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell Bruce Dickinson (archive footage) 2002-09-28
Film The Country Bears Reed Thimple 2002-07-26
Film Poolhall Junkies Uncle Mike 2002-06-07
Film The Affair of the Necklace Count Cagliostro 2001-11-20
Film America's Sweethearts Hal Weidmann 2001-07-17
Film Joe Dirt Clem 2001-04-10
Film Scotland, PA Lieutenant McDuff 2001-03-15
Film Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend Himself 2000-05-23
Film The Opportunists Victor 'Vic' Kelly 2000-05-17
Film The Prophecy 3: The Ascent Gabriel 2000-03-14
Film Christopher Walken Cooks Himself 1999-09-09
Film New Rose Hotel Fox 1999-03-19
Film Blast from the Past Calvin Webber 1999-02-12
Film Vendetta James Houston 1999-09-12
Film Sarah, Plain and Tall - Winter's End Jacob Witting 1999-11-20
Film Kiss Toledo Goodbye Max 1999-11-22
Film Sleepy Hollow Hessian Horseman 1999-11-18
Film Antz Colonel Cutter (voice) 1998-10-02
Film The Eternal Uncle Bill Ferriter 1998-09-18
Film Illuminata Bevalaqua 1998-05-21
Film Suicide Kings Carlo Bartolucci 1998-04-17
Film The Prophecy II Gabriel 1998-01-20
Film MouseHunt Caeser, the Exterminator 1997-12-19
Film Excess Baggage Ray 1997-08-29
Film Touch Bill Hill 1997-02-14
Film Ripper Det. Vince Magnotta 1996-02-29
Film The Funeral Ray Tempio 1996-01-26
Film Celluloide 1996-01-26
Film Privateer 2: The Darkening Hassan 1996-05-17
Serial The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Himself 1996-07-22
Film Basquiat The Interviewer 1996-08-09
Film Last Man Standing Hickey 1996-09-20
Film A Business Affair Vanni Corso 1995-12-08
Film Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead The Man with the Plan 1995-12-01
Film Nick of Time Mr. Smith 1995-11-22
Film The Prophecy Gabriel 1995-09-01
Film Wild Side Bruno Buckingham 1995-04-22
Film The Addiction Peina 1995-01-10
Film Search and Destroy Kim Ulander 1995-01-01
Film Pulp Fiction Captain Koons 1994-09-10
Film Wayne's World 2 Bobby Cahn 1993-12-10
Serial Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Film True Romance Vincenzo Coccotti 1993-09-09
Film Scam Jack Shanks 1993-05-22
Film Skylark Jacob Witting 1993-02-07
Film Le grand pardon 2 Pasco Meisner 1992-12-09
Film Mistress Warren Zell 1992-07-24
Film Batman Returns Max Shreck 1992-06-19
Serial The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
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 King of New York Frank White 1990-07-18
Film The Comfort of Strangers Robert 1990-01-01
Serial The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-16
Film Communion Whitley Strieber 1989-11-10
Film Homeboy Wesley Pendergass 1988-08-24
Film Puss in Boots Puss 1988-06-01
Film Biloxi Blues Sgt. Toomey 1988-03-25
Film The Milagro Beanfield War Kyril Montana 1988-03-18
Film Deadline Don Stevens 1987-07-02
Film At Close Range Bradford "Brad" Whitewood Sr. 1986-04-18
Film A View to a Kill Max Zorin 1985-05-24
Film The Dead Zone Johnny Smith 1983-10-21
Film Brainstorm Michael Brace 1983-09-30
Film Who Am I This Time? Harry Nash 1982-02-02
Film Pennies from Heaven Tom 1981-12-11
Film The Dogs of War Jamie Shannon 1980-12-17
Film Heaven's Gate Nathan D. Champion 1980-11-19
Film Last Embrace Eckart 1979-05-04
Film The Deer Hunter Nikanor "Nick" Chevotarevich 1978-03-09
Film Shoot the Sun Down Mr. Rainbow 1978-01-01
Film Roseland Russel 1977-10-02
Film Annie Hall Duane Hall 1977-04-19
Film The Sentinel Det. Rizzo 1977-01-07
Film Next Stop, Greenwich Village Robert Fulmer 1976-02-04
Film Valley Forge 1975-12-03
Serial Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Serial Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Film The Mind Snatchers Pvt. James H. Reese 1972-06-28
Film The Anderson Tapes The Kid 1971-06-17
Film Cleopatra Boy 1970-07-30
Film Me and My Brother 1969-02-02
Serial Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Film Barefoot in Athens 1966-11-11
Serial Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Serial The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Serial Today Unknown 1952-01-14