Mar. 31st, 1943
Queens, New York, USA
Christopher Walken's Main TV Roles
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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.
- Frequently works with director 'Tim Burton (I)' (qv).
- His performance as Nick Chevotarevich in _The Deer Hunter (1978)_ (qv) is ranked #88 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
- Doesn't own a computer or a cell phone.
- 'Jerry Lewis (I)' (qv) influenced Walken to make show business his career. At age 10, he met Lewis on _"The Colgate Comedy Hour" (1950)_ (qv), where Lewis and 'Dean Martin (I)' (qv) were guest hosts. Walken was an extra on the show and was in a skit with Lewis.
- 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.
- Member of _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv)'s prestigious "Five Timers Club".
- Adopted the name "Christopher" when a friend told him the name suited him better than "Ronnie". Has since stated that his adopted name sounds "like a sneeze", and he prefers to be called "Chris".
- Has played 3 different characters with the name Max in _Kiss Toledo Goodbye (1999)_ (qv), _Batman Returns (1992)_ (qv) and _A View to a Kill (1985)_ (qv).