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Christopher Walken

Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films, with sandy colored hair, pale complexion and a somewhat nervous disposition. He won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Deer Hunter (1978), and has been seen in mostly character roles, often portraying psychologically unstable individuals, though ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 22 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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Catch Me If You Can
Catch Me If You Can Frank Abagnale
The Deer Hunter
Seven Psychopaths
Hairspray Wilbur Turnblad


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 2017 Father Figures
Dr. Walter Tinkler
 2016/I Nine Lives
Felix Perkins
 2016 The Jungle Book
King Louie (voice)
 2016 Eddie the Eagle
Warren Sharp
 2015 The Family Fang
Caleb Fang
 2015 Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser (Video)
 2015 One More Time
 2014 Peter Pan Live! (TV Movie)
Captain Hook
 2014 Jersey Boys
Gyp DeCarlo
 2014 Turks & Caicos (TV Movie)
Curtis Pelissier
 2013 Gods Behaving Badly
 2013 The Power of Few
 2012 A Late Quartet
Peter Mitchell
 2012 Seven Psychopaths
 2012 Stand Up Guys
 2012 Life's a Beach
Roy Callahan
 2011 Dark Horse
 2011 Kill the Irishman
Shondor Birns
 2009 30 Rock (TV Series)
Christopher Walken
- Audition Day (2009) ... Christopher Walken (voice)
 2009 The Maiden Heist
Roger Barlow
 2008 $5 a Day
Nat Parker
 2008 The Legend of Harrow Woods (Video)
Raven (voice)
 2007 Balls of Fury
 2007 Hairspray
Wilbur Turnblad
 2006 Man of the Year
Jack Menken
 2006 Fade to Black
 2006 Click
 2005 True Crime: New York City (Video Game)
F.B.I. Agent Gabriel Whitting (voice)
 2005 Domino
Mark Heiss
 2005 Romance & Cigarettes
Cousin Bo
 2005 Wedding Crashers
Secretary Cleary
 2004 Around the Bend
Turner Lair
 2004 The Stepford Wives
Mike Wellington
 2004 Envy
 2004 Man on Fire
Paul Rayburn
 2003 True Crime: Streets of LA (Video Game)
George (voice)
 2003 The Rundown
 2003 Gigli
Det. Stanley Jacobellis
 2003 Kangaroo Jack
Salvatore 'Sal' Maggio
 2002 Caesar (TV Movie)
Marcus Portius Cato
 2002 Catch Me If You Can
Frank Abagnale
 2002 Undertaking Betty
Frank Featherbed
 2002/II Engine Trouble (Short)
 2002 The Country Bears
Reed Thimple
 2002 Poolhall Junkies
 2001 Fatboy Slim: Weapon of Choice (Video short)
Businessman (uncredited)
 2001 The Affair of the Necklace
Count Cagliostro
 2001 America's Sweethearts
Hal Weidmann
 2001 Joe Dirt
 2001 Scotland, Pa.
Lieutenant McDuff
 2000 The Opportunists
Victor 'Vic' Kelly
 2000 The Prophecy 3: The Ascent (Video)
 1999 Kiss Toledo Goodbye
 1999 Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (TV Movie)
Jacob Witting
 1999 Sleepy Hollow
Hessian Horseman
 1999 Vendetta (TV Movie)
James Houston
 1999 Blast from the Past
 1998 Antz
Colonel Cutter (voice)
 1998 The Eternal
Uncle Bill Ferriter
 1998 New Rose Hotel
 1998 Illuminata
 1998 The Prophecy II (Video)
 1997 Mousehunt
Caeser, the Exterminator
 1997 Suicide Kings
Carlo Bartolucci / Charlie Barret
 1997 Excess Baggage
 1997 Touch
Bill Hill
 1996 Privateer 2: The Darkening (Video Game)
David Hassan
 1996 Ripper (Video Game)
Det. Vince Magnotta
 1996 Last Man Standing
 1996 The Funeral
 1996 Basquiat
The Interviewer
 1996 Celluloide
 1995 Nick of Time
Mr. Smith
 1995 Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
The Man with the Plan
 1995 Search and Destroy
Kim Ulander
 1995 Wild Side
Bruno Buckingham
 1995 The Prophecy
 1995 The Addiction
 1994 Pulp Fiction
Captain Koons
 1994 A Business Affair
Vanni Corso
 1993 Wayne's World 2
Bobby Cahn
 1993 True Romance
Vincenzo Coccotti
 1993 Scam (TV Movie)
Jack Shanks
 1993 Madonna: Bad Girl (Video short)
Angel (uncredited)
 1993 Skylark (TV Movie)
Jacob Witting
 1992 Le Grand Pardon II
Pasco Meisner
 1992 Batman Returns
Max Shreck
 1992 Mistress
Warren Zell
 1991 All-American Murder (Video)
P.J. Decker
 1991 McBain
Robert McBain
 1991 Sarah, Plain and Tall (TV Movie)
Jacob Witting
 1990 The Comfort of Strangers
 1990 King of New York
Frank White
 1989 Communion
Whitley Strieber
 1988 Homeboy
Wesley Pendergass
 1988 Puss in Boots
 1988 Biloxi Blues
Sgt. Toomey
 1988 The Milagro Beanfield War
Kyril Montana
 1987 Deadline
Don Stevens
 1986 At Close Range
Brad Sr.
 1985 A View to a Kill
Max Zorin
 1984 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Michael 'Mike' Bauer
- Episode dated 14 February 1984 (1984) ... Michael 'Mike' Bauer (credit only)
 1983 The Dead Zone
Johnny Smith
 1983 Brainstorm
Michael Brace
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Harry Nash
- Who Am I This Time? (1982) ... Harry Nash
 1981 Pennies from Heaven
 1980 The Dogs of War
Jamie Shannon
 1980 Heaven's Gate
Nathan D. Champion (as Chris Walken)
 1979 Last Embrace
 1978 The Deer Hunter
 1978 Shoot the Sun Down
Mr. Rainbow
 1977 Roseland
Russel (The Hustle)
 1977 Annie Hall
Duane Hall (as Christopher Wlaken)
 1977 Kojak (TV Series)
Ben Wiley
- Kiss It All Goodbye (1977) ... Ben Wiley
 1977 The Sentinel
Detective Rizzo
 1976 Next Stop, Greenwich Village
Robert Fulmer (as Chris Walken)
 1975 Valley Forge (TV Movie)
The Hessian
 1972 The Mind Snatchers (TV Movie)
Privatz James H. Reese
 1971 The Anderson Tapes
The Kid
 1970 Cleopatra
 1970 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Walt Kramer
- Run, Johnny, Run (1970) ... Walt Kramer
 1970 New York Television Theatre (TV Series)
- The Sandbox (1970)
 1969 The Three Musketeers (TV Movie)
 1966 Barefoot in Athens (TV Movie)
 1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Brain Trust / Chris Johannis
- No Naked Ladies in Front of Giovanni's House! (1963) ... Brain Trust (uncredited)
- Robin Hood and Clarence Darrow, They Went Out with Bow and Arrow (1963) ... Chris Johannis (as Ronnie Walken)
 1956 The Boy Who Saw Through (Short)
Ernest (as Ronnie Walken)
 1954 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
- The Muldoon Matter (1954) ... (as Ronnie Walken)
 1953 The Wonderful John Acton (TV Series)
Kevin Acton (as Ronnie Walken)
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Stage: Appeared (as "Sintsov, a clerk") in "Enemies" on Broadway. Written by Maxim Gorky. Translated by Jeremy Brooks and Kitty Hunter-Blair. Incidental music by Cathy MacDonald. Directed by Ellis Rabb. Vivian Beaumont Theatre: 9 Nov 1972-16 Dec 1972 (44 performances + 13 performances + 13 previews that began 28 Oct 1972). Cast: ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Chris Walken | Ronnie Walken | Christopher Wlaken


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I've always been a character actor, although I'm not quite sure what that means. All my scripts are absolutely covered in notes, so any time I say anything - even "pass the salt" - I have six subtexts, comments on what I really mean when I'm saying that. Maybe that's what gives the impression that I'm saying one thing and thinking something else. See more »


Won an MTV Video Music Award for choreographing his own dancing in Fatboy Slim's 2001 music video "Weapon Of Choice", directed by Spike Jonze. See more »


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