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Sarandon in THE PRINCESS BRIDE.

About Chris Sarandon (1942 –)

Chris Sarandon was born in Beckley, West Virginia, on July 24, 1942. He is the son of a Greek immigrant and restauranteur.

Susan Sarandon married Chris Sarandon in 1967, but they divorced in 1979. In 1980, he married Lisa Cooper and they were later divorced also. They had three children.

The third time was the charm though. From 1994 to present, Chris Sarandon has been married to Joanna Gleason and they have one child. Joanna Gleason is the daughter of LET'S MAKE A DEAL star Monty Hall.

Sarandon has played everything from vampires to Jesus Christ. His performances have been controversial and hard to miss.

As a teenager, Chris Sarandon appeared on the musical stage, playing drums and singing back-up with a local band called The Teen Tones. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1960. His band did so well that they toured with Bobby Darin and Gene Vincent.

Sarandon attended West Virginia University, majoring in speech. There, he appeared in the musical production of THE MUSIC MAN. Chris continued his education at the Catholic University of America. In Washington D.C., Chris received his masters degree in theatre.

Chris Sarandon's professional debut was in 1965, in THE ROSE TATTOO. On Broadway, Sarandon appeared in THE ROTHCHILDS and TWO GENTLEMEN FROM VERONA.

In 1969-1973, Chris was cast for a role on THE GUIDING LIGHT.

In 1976, Chris Sarandon's first film was DOG DAY AFTERNOON.

Chris' superior acting work opened the doors to many other films such as LIPSTICK, THE SENTINEL THE DAY CHRIST DIED, A TALE OF TWO CITIES, and PROTOCOL.

Chris Sarandon had a role in the teen horror classic, FRIGHT NIGHT;(1986). Sarandon played a very sexy, hypnotic vampire-next-door character.

For something completely different, Sarandon followed FRIGHT NIGHT with THE PRINCESS BRIDE, in 1987, portraying Prince Humperdinck.

Chris Sarandon is the voice of Jack Skellington of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

Chris Sarandon's notable movie credits include...

BIG STONE GAP (2014)
EAST OF ACARDIA (2013)
SAFE (2012)
MULTIPLE SARCASMS (2010)
MY SASSY GIRL (2008)
THE CHOSEN ONE (2007)
LAW & ORDER – TV (2006)
KINGDOM OF HEARTS II (2005)
LOGGERHEADS (2005)
KINGDOM OF HEARTS: CHAIN OF MEMORIES (2004)
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (2004)
JUDGING AMY – TV (2002)
PERFUME (2001)
LET THE DEVIL WEAR BLACK (1999)
THE PRACTICE – TV (1998)
LITTLE MEN (1997)
THE VAMPYRE WARS (1996)
TERMINAL JUSTICE (1995)
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993)
THE RESURRECTED (1992)
WHISPERS (1989)
CHILD'S PLAY (1988)
THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)
FRANKENSTEIN – TV (1987)
FRIGHT NIGHT (1985)
THE DAY CHRIST DIED – (1980)

In 1976 Chris Sarandon was nominated for an Academy award and a Golden Globe for his role in DOG DAY AFTERNOON.

In 1986 Sarandon was nominated by the Academy of Science Fiction for his role in FRIGHT NIGHT.


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Chris Sarandon in FRIGHT NIGHT (1985).

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Chris Sarandon in THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987).