Christopher Walken

Filmography Christopher Walken

Date of birth: 31/03/43 (78 years)
Family name: Ronald Walken
 Nationality: United States

Ronald Walken (born March 31, 1943), known professionally as Christopher Walken, is an American actor who has appeared in more than 100 movies and television shows, including The Deer Hunter, Annie Hall, Joe Dirt, The Prophecy trilogy, The Dogs of War, Sleepy Hollow, Brainstorm, The Dead Zone, A View to a Kill, At Close Range, King of New York, True Romance, Catch Me If You Can, Pulp Fiction, Batman Returns, Wedding Crashers, The Rundown, Click, Hairspray, and Seven Psychopaths, as well as music videos by recording artists such as Madonna, Journey, PIL, Run DMC, The Left Rights and Fatboy Slim Read his whole biography m. Walken has received a number of awards and nominations during his career, including winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1978. 
Walken's films have grossed more than $1.8 billion in the United States. He has also played the main role in the Shakespeare plays Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Coriolanus. He is also a popular guest-host of Saturday Night Live, having hosted 7 times as of April 2008. His most notable roles on the show include record producer Bruce Dickinson (no relation to the singer with the same name) in the "More Cowbell" sketch and his multiple appearances as The Continental. 
Walken debuted as a film director and script writer with the short film Popcorn Shrimp in 2001. He also wrote and acted the main role in a play about Elvis Presley titled Him, in 1995. 
Named after actor Ronald Colman, Walken was born Ronald Walken in Astoria, Queens. His mother, Rosalie Russell (May 16, 1907 - March 26, 2010), was a Scottish immigrant from Glasgow, and his father, Paul Walken (October 5, 1903 - February 23, 2001), immigrated from Germany in 1928 with his brothers. His father owned and operated Walken's Bakery in Astoria, Queens. He was raised a Methodist. 
Influenced by their mother's own dreams of stardom, he and his brothers, Kenneth and Glenn, were child actors on television in the 1950s. As a teenager, he worked as a lion tamer in a circus. 
Walken went to Hofstra University but dropped out after one year, having gotten the role of Clayton Dutch Miller on an Off-Broadway revival of Best Foot Forward, co-starring with Liza Minnelli, who played Ethel Hofflinger. 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 married Georgianne Walken (née Thon) in 1969; she is a casting director, notably for The Sopranos. They live in Wilton, 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 film career.) Walken has a cat named Bowtie. His previous cat was named Flapjack. They also have a vacation home on Block Island, Rhode Island. In regard to his villainous roles preceding him when meeting new people, Walken said, "When they see me in a movie, they expect me to be something nasty .... That's why it's good to defy expectations sometimes.

Filmography Christopher Walken

Hairspray - Musical comedy


Musical comedy 
August 2007