Christopher Walken

Born Mar 31, 1943

Christopher Walken is an American stage and screen actor.

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1943 Birth Named for actor Ronald Colman, Walken was born Ronald Walken on March 31, 1943, in Astoria, Queens. … Read More
1953 10 Years Old …  He landed a regular role in the 1953 television show The Wonderful John Acton as the show's narrator. … Read More


1954 11 Years Old Over the next two years, he appeared frequently on television (landing a role in the experimental film Me and My Brother) and had a thriving career in theatre. From 1954 to 1956, Walken and his brother Glenn originated the role of Michael Bauer on the soap opera The Guiding Light.


1963 20 Years Old In 1963, he appeared as "Chris" in an episode of Naked City starring Paul Burke.
1966 23 Years Old In 1966, Walken played the role of King Philip of France in the Broadway premiere of The Lion in Winter.
1969 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1969, Walken guest-starred in Hawaii Five-O as Navy SP Walt Kramer. … Read More


1976 33 Years Old Paul Mazursky's 1976 film Next Stop, Greenwich Village had Walken, under the name "Chris Walken", playing fictional poet and ladies' man Robert Fulmer.
1977 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In Woody Allen's 1977 film Annie Hall, Walken played the homicidal and borderline crazy brother of Annie Hall (Diane Keaton).
1978 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1978, he appeared in Shoot the Sun Down, a western filmed in 1976 that costarred Margot Kidder. … Read More
1981 38 Years Old Walken also starred in the 1981 action adventure The Dogs of War, directed by John Irvin. … Read More
1982 39 Years Old In 1982, he played a socially awkward but gifted theater actor in Who Am I This Time? opposite Susan Sarandon.


1983 - 1985 2 More Events
1988 45 Years Old In 1988, Christopher Walken played a memorable role as Sgt. … Read More
1989 46 Years Old 1 More Event
He also played the leading role of Whitley Strieber in 1989's Communion, an autobiographical film written by Strieber based on his claims that he and his friends were subject to visitations by unknown, other-worldly entities variously identified as possibly "aliens" or, simply, as "visitors".
1992 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1992, Walken played a villain in Batman Returns, millionaire industrialist Max Shreck.


1994 - 1995 3 More Events
1996 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In the 1996 film Last Man Standing, Walken plays a sadistic gangster named Hickey. … Read More
1997 - 2000 4 More Events
Walken debuted as a film director and scriptwriter with the short film Popcorn Shrimp in 2001. … Read More
2002 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002 Walken played Mike in the film Poolhall Junkies and played Frank Abagnale, Sr. in Catch Me If You Can, which is inspired by the story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., a con artist who passed himself off as several identities and forged millions of dollars' worth of checks. … Read More


2004 61 Years Old 1 More Event
Walken also starred in Barry Levinson's Envy, in which he plays J-Man, a crazy guy who helps Ben Stiller's character, and in his starring role in 2004's Around the Bend he again has a dancing scene as he portrays an absentee father who has fled prison to reunite with his father, his son, and the grandson he never knew before dying.
2005 62 Years Old In 2005, he played Mark Heiss in the film Domino and the role of Secretary Cleary in the film Wedding Crashers.
2006 63 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, he played Morty, a sympathetic inventor who is more than meets the eye, in the comedy/drama Click and also appeared in Man of the Year with Robin Williams and Lewis Black.
2007 - 2011 4 More Events
2012 69 Years Old 1 More Event
Walken reunited with McDonagh for the British crime comedy film Seven Psychopaths which had its world premiere on 7 September 2012. … Read More
2013 70 Years Old In 2013, Walken became the protagonist in the campaign "Made From Cool" by Jack & Jones.
In 2014, he appeared in Turks & Caicos.
2015 72 Years Old In 2015, Walken starred in the film When I Live My Life Over Again and played the role of Clem for the second time in the David Spade comedy Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser.
2016 73 Years Old In 2016, he voiced King Louie in the CGI-live action remake of Disney's The Jungle Book. … Read More
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