Mar. 31st, 1943
Queens, New York, USA
Guest TV Roles[none found]
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.
- He has been a huge fan of 'Elvis Presley' (qv) since his mid-teens.
- He appeared on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) doing a Christmas medley called "Walken In A Winter Wonderland" which he dedicated to his mother who hated that he played so many villains.
- Was on 'Natalie Wood (I)' (qv)'s yacht the night she drowned.
- 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.
- Has never learned to swim.
- Was named after actor 'Ronald Colman' (qv).
- One of the few hosts of _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) who has hosted enough times to have his own recurring skit ("The Continental").
- His mother was Scottish-American.