Mar. 31st, 1943
Queens, New York, USA
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Host
Himself - Guest
Christopher Walken (Voiced)
Maximillion 'Max' Zorin
Himself - Guest
Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films. He won an Oscar as best supporting actor for his performance in The Deer Hunter (1978). Seen in mostly supporting roles throughout the 80s and early 90s, often portraying psychologically unstable characters.
- Has never learned to swim.
- A frequent host of _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv), he has also been parodied on the show by 'Jay Mohr' (qv). The youngest ever regular cast member was 'Anthony Michael Hall' (qv), who succeeded him in the television series based on _The Dead Zone (1983)_ (qv), and who, like Walken, has appeared in the Batman film series.
- Brother of 'Glenn Walken' (qv) and 'Ken Walken' (qv).
- He was nominated for a 1975 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for his performance in "Sweet Bird of Youth," at the Academy Festival Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
- At the beginning of _The Dead Zone (1983)_ (qv) he tells his class to read "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". Sixteen years later he plays The Headless Horseman in _Sleepy Hollow (1999)_ (qv).
- The son of a baker.
- Member of _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv)'s prestigious "Five Timers Club".
- When he did the Russian roulette scene in _The Deer Hunter (1978)_ (qv), he was remembering being sent to summer camp by his parents, which he hated. He felt betrayed, ostracized, alone - which he felt the character was experiencing at that point in the film.