An American actor, Christopher Walken rose to popularity after playing the role of director in the movie, Me and My Brother in 1969. He is popular as the voice of Cutter in the animated movie, Antz in 1998. He also played in hit movies like The Deer Hunter, King of New York, Batman Returns, Pulp Fiction, Sleepy Hollow, and many more. His role in Martin McDonagh’s movie, A Behanding in Spokane made him receive the nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.
Early Life of Christopher Walken
On March 31, 1943, Christopher Walken was born in Astoria, New York, United States. As of 2023, Walken is 80 years old. Walken cuts her birthday cake annually on the 31st of March and has a star sign of Aries. Ronald Paul Walken is his real name. His parents are Paul Joseph Wälken (father) and Rosalie Russell (mother). Walken’s father is the owner of the Bakery in Astoria.
He spent his childhood with his brothers Glenn Walken and Ken Walken. His brother is also an actor. Christopher’s maternal grandparents are Joseph Egen and Mary/Molly Russell. Walken holds American citizenship while she belongs to the German, Irish, and Scottish ethnic communities. He follows the Christian religion and was raised as a Methodist.
He joined the Professional Children’s School. Walken studied at Hofstra University. He dropped out only after a year to pursue his acting career.
Christopher Walken’s Wife
His wife is an American casting director, Georgianne Walken. They met on a tour of West Side Story in 1963. Then, they started dating and toed the wedding knot in January 1969. Georgianne and Chris have been living happily with each other for more than five decades.
Past Relationships of Christopher Walken
He was in a relationship with singer and actress, Liza Minnelli. They dated each other for a year from 1963 to 1964. Walken dated Natalie Wood, an actress in 1981. They also worked together in the movie, Brainstorm. He was also rumored with Robert La Tourneaux.
Christopher Walken’s Net Worth
Walken has a net worth of $50 million as of 2023. This is the outcome of his career as an actor, screenwriter, film director, and voice actor, and he earns $6 million as his annual salary. Christopher has a brand endorsement of New York’s Miracle Campaign and Kia. He and his wife live in their house which is located in Rhode Island, Wilton, Connecticut.
Christopher Walken Recreated His Viral Foo Fighters Introduction On ‘SNL’
Walken introduced the Foo Fighters in the Saturday Night Live on October 27, 2023. He introduced the foo fighters with his viral introduction from 2003. During the show, the foo fighter plated tracks like Rescued and The Glass. Walkedn has also appeared as a cameo in the opening ceremony of Halloween at the White House.
Professional Career of Christopher Walken
- Walken worked as a cake delivery boy before starting his acting career.
- He has worked at The Colgate Comedy Hour in 1950.
- Christopher made his movie debut in the movie, The Anderson Tapes along with Sean Connery in 1972.
- He played the role of a sociopathic American soldier in the movie, The Happiness Cage.
- Then, he grabbed the roles in the movies, Next Stop, Greenwich Village, and Annie Hall.
- He has also worked in the Quentin Tarantino-directed movie, True Romance.
- He appeared in a movie like Last Man Standing, Celluloid, Suicide Kings, and Sleepy Hollow between the 1990s and 2000s.
- Christopher also appeared in the video game Ripper as Detective Vince Magnotta in 1996.
- He appeared as Madonna’s Guardian Angel in the music video, Bad Girl in 1993.
Movies & TV Shows
He played in hit movies like Barefoot in Athens, The Three Musketeers, Next Stop, Greenwich Village, Pennies from Heaven, The Dead Zone, and so on. Some of his hit TV shows are The Motorola Television Hour, Hawaii Five-O, Saturday Night Live, Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter’s End, The Outlaws, Severance, etc.
He is the singer of songs like Timeless To Me, The Lion Speech, Hook’s Waltz, Timeless to Me, Hook’s Tarantella, Trivial Psychic, Peter Pan Live!, and so on.
Awards & Nominations
- He received the nomination of awards like Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Tony Awards, and many more.
- In 2003, he won Screen Actors Guild Awards in the criteria of Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role for Catch Me If You Can.
- He received the nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie at Primetime Emmy Awards.
- In 1978, he won the New York Film Critics for the criteria of Circle Best Supporting Actor for The Deer Hunter.
FAQs of Christopher Walken
How tall is Christopher Walken?
Walken stands at a height of 6 feet and weighs around 75kg. His body measurement includes 44-14-32 inches. Chris’s one eye is blue and his other eyes are hazel in color while his hair is light brown in color.
Does Christopher Walken have children?
No, Walken doesn’t have children. He revealed his hectic and prolific acting career became the reason behind having no children.
Is Christopher Walken a trained dancer?
Yes, Chris is a trained dancer. His mother introduced him and his brothers to tap-dancing lessons and became a part of Washington Dance Studio.