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Christopher Walken, Award Winner – MovieActors.com

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Walken in PULP FICTION.

Christopher Walken: Best Supporting Actor 1978: MovieActors.com

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The Deer Hunter (Drama – R)

Christopher Walken won his Supporting Actor Oscar playing a Vietnam War veteran in a Pennsylvania steel town.















About Christopher Walken (1943 –)

Under the birth name of Ronald Walken, Christopher Walker was born in Queens, New York City, New York, to immigrant parents, on March 31st, 1943. His mother was Rosalie (Russell), a Scottish immigrant, who loved the theater, and had the goal of getting all of her sons into thespian endeavors. His father was Paul Walken, a German immigrant who had a small commercial business, Walken's Bakery. At age 22, Walken changed his name to Christopher. His nick-names are "Ronnie", and "Chris".

Christopher married the love of his life, Georgianna, in January of 1969. They met each other durnig the production of the Broadway musical, WEST SIDE STORY. They married shortly after, and have been together ever since.

Christopher Walken began performing at a very young age, for his mother was a member of The Stage Mother's Society, and began to bring Christopher and his two brothers to auditions when they were very small. By the early 1950's, the three boys attended the Professional Children's School in New York and were regularly appearing on television variety shows. Walken's off-broadway debut was at age 15 in the play J.B.

Christopher Walken attended Hofstra University for one year, majoring in dance, but then dropped out after he got an off-Broadway role in the play, BEST FOOT FORWARD, the first of theatre musicals he acted, danced and sang in over the next few years. West Side Story; (during its production, he met and married his wife), and Baker Street.

Walken made his film debut at age 25, and was very memorable in small parts in such films as Annie Hall (as Diane Keaton's creepy brother) and in The Anderson Tapes, opposite Sean Connery.

In the majority of his films, Walken usually plays either evil, or psychologically unbalanced characters, and having a lot of fun doing so! Looking at the list of his films, Walken has had a prolific career in film, acting alongside alot of well-known and talented fellow actors, in such films as Pulp Fiction; (1994), Sleepy Hollow; (1999), America's Sweethearts; (2001), The Stepford Wives;(2004), Man of the Year; (2006), Click; (2006), and Seven Psychopaths;(2012).

Christopher Walken has also had interesting roles in various, excellent TV movies, including: CAESAR; (2002), SARAH PLAIN AND TALL; WINTER'S END; (1999), and VENDETTA;(1999).

Christopher Walken has hosted SNL five times.

Christopher Walken's notable movie credits include...

THE ANDERSON TAPES (1971)
ANNIE HALL (1977)
HEAVEN'S GATE (1980)
THE DOGS OF WAR (1980)
THE DEAD ZONE (1983)
A VIEW TO A KILL (1985)
KING OF NEW YORK (1990)
COMMUNION (1989)
BRAINSTORM (1989)
SARAH, PLAIN & TALL: A WINTER'S END (TV Movie) (1999)
McBAIN (1991)
ALL AMERICAN MURDER (1991)
BATMAN RETURNS (1992)
THE PROPHECY (1995)
SEARCH AND DESTROY (1995)
SLEEPY HOLLOW (1999)
THE OPPORTUNISTS (2000)
SCOTLAND, PA (2001)
JOE DIRT (2001)
AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS (2001)
CHELSEA WALLS (2001)
THE AFFAIR OF THE NECKLACE (2001)
POOLHALL JUNKIES (2002)
THE PAPP PROJECT (2001)
JUNGLE JUICE (2002)
THE COUNTRY BEARS (2002)
PLOTS WITH A VIEW (2002)
KANGARO JACK (2003)
GIGLI (2003)
THE RUNDOWN (2003)
MAN ON FIRE (2004)
ENVY (2004)
THE STEPFORD WIVES (2004)
AROUND THE BEND (2004)
WEDDING CRASHERS (2005)
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002)
ROMANCE & CIGARETTES (2005)
DOMINO (2005)
CLICK (2006)
FADE TO BLACK (2006)
MAN OF THE YEAR (2006)
HAIRSPRAY (2007)
BALLS OF FURY (2007)
ALONE IN THE DARK
$5 A DAY (2008)
THE MAIDEN HEIST (2009)
LIFE'S A BEACH (2010)
KILL THE IRISHMAN (2011)
POWER OF FEW (2013)
GODS BEHAVING BADLY (2013)
JERSEY BOYS (2014)
WHEN I LIVE MY LIFE OVER AGAIN (2015)
The Family Fang (2015)
eddie the eagle (2016)
nine lives(2016)

Christopher Walken's television credits include...

THE WONDERFUL JOHN ACTON (TV Series (1953)
THE GUIDING LIGHT (TV Series: 1954-1956)
BAREFOOT IN ATHENS (1966)
WHO AM I THIS TIME? (1982)
SKYLARK (1993)
SARAH, PLAIN & TALL (TV Movie) (1991)
SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL: WINTER'S END (1999)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (guest host)
JULIUS CAESAR (Mini-Series)

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Christopher Walken in BATMAN RETURNS (1992).

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Christopher Walken in WEDDING CRASHERS (2005).

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Walken in THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW (1999).

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Christopher Walken in THE RUNDOWN (2003).

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Christopher Walken in THE STEPFORD WIVES 2 (2004).

The Christopher Walken Acting Review