Mar. 31st, 1943
Queens, New York, USA
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Host
Himself - Guest
Christopher Walken (Voiced)
Himself - Guest
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.
- 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".
- 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).
- 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).
- Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame [October 8, 2004].
- Has never learned to swim.
- Worked briefly as a lion tamer in a circus at age 15.
- 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).