Login | Forgot Password? | Join the Community
Christopher Walken ACTOR
PHOTOS



CHRISTOPHER WALKEN BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Christopher Walken was born on March 31st, 1943 in Queens, New York with the first name Ronald.  His parents were Rosalie and Paul Walken and he had two brothers Kenneth and Glenn.  All three boys were influenced by their mother who had dreams of becoming an actress therefore, they all became involved in acting as a child actors.
 
Walken still graduated from High School and went on to study at Hofstra University on Long Island, however he did not earn his college degree.  Instead he went on to pursue career in entertainment beginning with becoming a dancer and he was involved in musical theatre.
 
Since he experience in television as a child actor as an adult he decided to return to those roots and began finding roles on stage as well as in films.  In 1953 he was cast in his first recurring role on, "The Wonderful John Acton" as the narrator of the show.
 
Soon other television appearances followed as, "The Guiding Light" (1954-1984), "Naked City" (1963) and "Hawaii Five-O" (1969).  Along with television roles he still would appear on stage in such productions as, "The Lion in Winter" (1966) and "The Rose Tattoo" for which he earned a Theatre World Award.  He also enjoyed doing Shakespeare roles and was in such plays as, "Hamlet", "Macbeth", "Romeo and Juliet" and "Coriolanus".  
 
It was in the mid 60's that he changed his name from Ronald to Christopher and from there on out he has been billed under the name Christopher.  Along with television and stage credits on his resume he appeared in a number of films.  Some of his earlier film roles were in, "Me and My Brother" (1969), "The Anderson Tapes" (1971), "Annie Hall" (1977) starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton and became quite popular when he won an Oscar for his role in, "The Deer Hunter" (1978) starring alongside Robert De Niro.
 
He has never been type cast to play one type of role throughout his career.  He has shown his diverse talents and does just as well in a comedic role as in a dramatic more serious character role.  Some of his other film credits that he has added to his resume over the years are, "Pennies From Heaven" (1981), "The Dead Zone" (1983), "A View to a Kill" (1985), "Wayne's World 2" (1993), "Joe Dirt" (2001), "America's Sweethearts" (2001) and "Catch Me if You Can" (2002) starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio.
 
Christopher has appeared in over 100 films throughout his career and has yet to slow down with some of his latest roles being on, "Dark Horse" (2011), "The Power of Few" (2011), "Gods Behaving Badly" (2012) and soon to release in 2013, "Freezing People Is Easy" and "A Girl and a Gun".
 
He also returned back to his love of performing in the theatre in 2010 with a role on Broadway's, "A Behanding in Spokane" for which he received a Tony Award nomination.  He has been a host on Saturday Night Live numerous times.
 
He has married only once throughout his lifetime to Georgianne Walken whom he wed in 1969 and remains married to today.  Along with his successful career as an actor, he has also been given the opportunity to work as a director and script writer on such films as, "Popcorn Shrimp" (2001) and "Him" (1995).  He also co-produced "New Rose Hotel" in 1998.  
 
Walken currently resides in Wilton, Connecticut with his wife and they have no children.  They also own a vacation home in Rhode Island.  Christopher Walken continues to work in the industry and seldom turns down a role unless he is just too busy to take on any additional projects.  He does not own a cell phone nor does he own a computer. 
 

Filmography

2012 The Boom Boom Room
2013 A Girl and a Gun 
2013 Freezing People Is Easy
2012 Seven Psychopaths 
2012 Gods Behaving Badly 
2011 The Power of Few 
2011 A Late Quartet 
2011 Dark Horse
2011 Kill the Irishman 
2011 The Legend of Harrow Woods 
2010 Life's a Beach 
2009 30 Rock 
2009 The Maiden Heist 
2008 $5 a Day
2008 Disaster! A Major Motion Picture Ride... Starring You! 
2007 Balls of Fury 
2007 Hairspray 
2006 Man of the Year
2006 Fade to Black 
2006 Click 
2005 True Crime: New York City 
2005 Domino
2005 Romance & Cigarettes
2005 Wedding Crashers
2004 Around the Bend
2004 The Stepford Wives 
2004 Envy 
2004 Man on Fire 
2003 True Crime: Streets of LA
2003 The Rundown
2003 Gigli
2003 Kangaroo Jack
2002 Caesar 
2002 Catch Me If You Can
2002 Undertaking Betty 
2002 Engine Trouble 
2002 The Country Bears
2002 Poolhall Junkies
2001 The Affair of the Necklace
2001 America's Sweethearts 
2001 Joe Dirt
2001 Scotland, Pa.
2000 The Opportunists
2000 The Prophecy 3: The Ascent
1999 Kiss Toledo Goodbye 
1999 Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End 
1999 Sleepy Hollow 
1999 Vendetta 
1999 Blast from the Past 
1998 Antz 
1998 Trance 
1998 New Rose Hotel
1998 Illuminata
1998 The Prophecy II
1997 Mousehunt 
1997 Suicide Kings 
1997 Excess Baggage 
1997 Touch
1996 Last Man Standing
1996 The Funeral
1996 Basquiat
1996 Privateer 2: The Darkening
1996 Ripper
1995 Celluloid 
1995 Nick of Time
1995 Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
1995 Search and Destroy 
1995 Wild Side 
1995 The Prophecy 1995 The Addiction 
1994 Pulp Fiction
1994 A Business Affair 
1993 Wayne's World 2 
1993 True Romance 
1993 Scam 
1993 Skylark
1992 Le Grand Pardon II 
1992 Batman Returns
1992 Mistress 
1991 All-American Murder 
1991 McBain
1991 Sarah, Plain and Tall
1990 The Comfort of Strangers
1990 King of New York
1989 Communion
1988 Homeboy
1988 Puss in Boots
1988 Biloxi Blues 
1988 The Milagro Beanfield War 
1987 Witness in the War Zone 
1986 At Close Range 
1985 A View to a Kill
1954-1984 Guiding Light
1983 The Dead Zone
1983 Brainstorm
1982 American Playhouse 
1981 Pennies from Heaven
1980 The Dogs of War 
1980 Heaven's Gate 
1979 Last Embrace 
1978 The Deer Hunter 
1978 Shoot the Sun Down 
1977 Roseland 
1977 Annie Hall 
1977 Kojak 
1977 The Sentinel
1976 Next Stop, Greenwich Village
1975 Valley Forge
1972 The Happiness Cage 
1971 The Anderson Tapes
1970 Cleopatra
1970 Hawaii Five-O 
1970 New York Television Theatre
1969 Me and My Brother 
1969 The Three Musketeers 
1966 Barefoot in Athens
1963 Naked City
1956 The Boy Who Saw Through 
1954 The Motorola Television Hour
1953 The Wonderful John Acton





Matinee Classics - A View To A Kill starring Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts, Grace Jones, Patrick Macnee and Patrick Bauchau
Matinee Classics - The Deer Hunter starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Savage, Meryl Streep, John Cazale, George Dzundza, Chuck Aspegren, Shirley Stoler, Rutanya Alda, Amy Wright and Joe Grifasi
Matinee Classics - The Deer Hunter starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Savage, Meryl Streep, John Cazale, George Dzundza, Chuck Aspegren, Shirley Stoler, Rutanya Alda, Amy Wright and Joe Grifasi


HOME  |  MOVIES  |  TV SHOWS  |  RADIO  |  ACTORS  |  DIRECTORS  |  COMMUNITY  |  SEARCH
ABOUT US  |  FAQS  |  PRIVACY POLICY  |  TERMS & CONDITIONS  |  COPYRIGHT POLICY
Copyright © 2014 Matinee Classics LLC - All Rights Reserved. Developed by: VividConcept.com