THE DEER HUNTER
(Drama - R)
Christopher Walken (1943 - )
Born Ronald Walken of imigrant parents. Christopher Walken began performing at a very young age, for his mother was a member of The Stage Mother's Society, and began to bring Ronald and his two brothers to auditions when they were very small. By the early 1950's, the three boys attended the Professional Children's School in New York and were regularing appearing on television variety shows. His off-broadway debut was at age 15 in the play J.B.
Christopher Walken attended Hofstra University for one year ,but then dropped out. Over the next few years he primarily in theatre musicals such as Best Foot Forward, West Side Story; (during its production, he met and married his wife), and Baker Street. At age 22 he changed his name to Christopher.
Christopher Walken made his film debut in at age 25, and was very
memorable in small parts in such films as Annie Hall ( as Diane
Keaton's creepy brother) and in The Anderson Tapes. In the
majority of his films, Walken usually plays either evil, or psychologically
unbalanced characters. He has hosted SNL five times . Some of his
recent films include Pulp Fiction (1994), Sleepy Hollow
( 1999), and America's Sweethearts ( 2001).
In 2004, look for Christopher Walken in MAN ON FIRE and ENVY
His television credits include:
WONDERFUL JOHN ACTON (TV Series)
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