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.
- Quit smoking cigarettes in his late thirties.
- 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.
- One of the few hosts of _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) who has hosted enough times to have his own recurring skit ("The Continental").
- Ranked #1 on Tropopkin's Top 25 Most Intriguing People [Issue #100]
- 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.
- Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame [October 8, 2004].
- 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).
- Only Oscar-winning actor to portray a primary 007 villain, in _A View to a Kill (1985)_ (qv).