Mar. 31st, 1943
Queens, New York, USA
Guest TV Roles
Christopher Walken (Voiced)
Maximillion 'Max' Zorin
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.
- Walken initially intended to study dancing instead of acting, but dropped out of Hofstra University after one year when he landed an off-Broadway musical "Best Foot Forward" in 1963.
- Was robbed at the airport in Venice and his _The Prophecy II (1998) (V)_ (qv) script, glasses, keys, drivers licence, and $100 were stolen. All items were later found, except for the money.
- 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.
- Doesn't own a computer or a cell phone.
- Is only the second person in history to be nominated for both Best Supporting Actor from the Oscars, for _Catch Me If You Can (2002)_ (qv), and Worst Supporting Actor from the Razzies, for _The Country Bears (2002)_ (qv) in the same year. The first was 'James Coco' (qv), who was actually nominated for both awards for the same role in _Only When I Laugh (1981)_ (qv).
- Was the first to play King Philip of France on stage for "The Lion in Winter" in 1966, at the Ambassador Theatre, New York City.
- One of the few hosts of _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) who has hosted enough times to have his own recurring skit ("The Continental").
- In his 35 years in film, he has acted in well over 90 films. He rarely turns down a part, under the belief that making movies (whether they turn out good or bad) is always a rewarding experience.