Chris Sarandon

Born Jul 24, 1942

Chris Sarandon is an American actor who is best known for playing Prince Humperdinck in the film The Princess Bride, the vampire Jerry Dandridge in Fright Night and Detective Mike Norris in the first entry of the Child's Play series, and providing the speaking voice of Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Leon in Dog Day Afternoon.… Read More

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    Huffington Post - Oct 09, 2015
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    Huffington Post - Apr 17, 2013
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    Huffington Post - Oct 31, 2012
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    Huffington Post - Oct 17, 2012


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1942 Birth Born on July 24, 1942.


1965 22 Years Old After graduation, he toured with numerous improv companies and became heavily involved in regional theatre, making his professional debut in The Rose Tattoo in 1965.
1967 24 Years Old …  While attending CUA, he married classmate Susan Tomalin in 1967. After graduating, they both pursued acting careers, with Susan taking his surname as her professional name and performing under the name Susan Sarandon. They were married until 1979.
1968 25 Years Old In 1968, Sarandon moved to New York City, where he landed his first television role as Dr. Tom Halverson on The Guiding Light (1973 – 1974). … Read More


1983 40 Years Old …  He received accolades for his portrayal of Sydney Carton in a TV-film version of A Tale of Two Cities (1980), co-starred with Dennis Hopper in the 1983 film The Osterman Weekend, which was based on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same name, and co-starred with Goldie Hawn in Protocol (1984). … Read More
1986 43 Years Old He starred in the 1986 TV film Liberty, which addressed the making of New York City's Lady Liberty.
1987 44 Years Old He is best known in the film industry for his role as Prince Humperdinck in Rob Reiner's 1987 film The Princess Bride, though he also has had supporting parts in other successful films such as the original Child's Play (1988). … Read More
1991 48 Years Old In 1991 he performed on Broadway in the short-lived musical Nick & Nora (based on The Thin Man film) with Joanna Gleason, the daughter of Monty Hall. Sarandon married Gleason in 1994. … Read More


2006 63 Years Old He returned to Broadway in 2006 playing Signor Naccarelli in the six-time Tony award-winning Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza at Lincoln Center. … Read More
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