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Christopher Walken is an Americanmarker actor in both theater and film. Walken is a prolific actor who has had a career which has lasted over 50 years. He has appeared in over 100 movie and television roles, including A View to a Kill, At Close Range, The Deer Hunter, King of New York, Batman Returns, Pulp Fiction, Sleepy Hollow, True Romance and Catch Me if You Can as well as music videos by recording artists such as Madonna.

Walken's early career began primarily in theatre and television, where he often played small roles with limited appearances. During these early stages of his career, Walken was credited as "Ken Walken" and later as "Ronnie Walken," until finally settling on "Christopher Walken." Walken began acting in films by 1969, and after a series of increasingly larger roles, won an Academy Award in 1978 as Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Deer Hunter. Since then, Walken has become a highly sought-after actor, typically performing in numerous films every year.

Walken has been a primary character in two film franchises: as Gabriel the fallen angel in The Prophecy series, and as Jacob Witting in the made-for-television films based on Patricia MacLachlan's Sarah, Plain and Tall novels. Other notable roles include Johnny Smith in The Dead Zone, Captain Koons in Pulp Fiction, and Frank Abagnale Sr. in Catch Me if You Can. He is also co-producer of his film New Rose Hotel and also sing songs in some of his film including Puss in Boots and Hairspray, he also tries to work a jig (dance) into his movies. Christopher Walken also stars in some TV-Series and theater plays. Walken produced, wrote and directed a short film named Popcorn Shrimp, he also starred in another short film named Engine Trouble in 2002. His upcoming projects are Five Dollars a Day and The Lonely Maiden. He has been rumored for the upcoming films The Dirt and Kevin Approaches. His other film, Citizen Brando is in in-production. Some of his films are unreleased like Jungle Juice (2001).


Since his early career in television series, Walken has primarily acted in films. This list includes credits in studio films, independent films, animated film, as well as made-for-television movies. The film Popcorn Shrimp is also included, which Walken wrote, produced, and directed.

Year Film Role Director
1966 Barefoot in Athens Lamprocles George Schaefer
1969 The Three Musketeers John Felton
Me and My Brother The Director Robert Frank
1971 The Anderson Tapes The Kid Sidney Lumet
1972 The Happiness Cage Pvt. James H. Reese Bernard Girard
1975 Valley Forge The Hessian Fielder Cook
1976 Next Stop, Greenwich Village Robert Paul Mazursky
1977 The Sentinel Det. Rizzo Michael Winner
Annie Hall Duane Hall Woody Allen
Roseland Russel (The Hustle) James Ivory
1978 Shoot the Sun Down Mr. Rainbow David Leeds
The Deer Hunter Nikanor "Nick" Chevotarevich Michael Cimino
1979 Last Embrace Eckart Jonathan Demme
1980 Heaven's Gate Nathan D. Champion Michael Cimino
1981 The Dogs of War James "Jamie" Shannon John Irvin
Pennies from Heaven Tom Herbert Ross
1983 Who Am I This Time? Harry Nash Jonathan Demme
Brainstorm Dr. Michael Anthony Brace Douglas Trumbull
The Dead Zone Johnny Smith David Cronenberg
1985 A View to a Kill Max Zorin John Glen
1986 At Close Range Brad Whitewood Sr. James Foley
1987 Deadline Don Stevens Nathaniel Gutman
1988 The Milagro Beanfield War Kyril Montana Robert Redford
Biloxi Blues Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey Mike Nichols
Puss in Boots Puss Eugene Marner
Homeboy Wesley Pendergass Michael Seresin
1989 Communion Louis Whitley Strieber Philippe Mora
1990 King of New York Frank White Abel Ferrara
The Comfort of Strangers Robert Paul Schrader
1991 Sarah, Plain and Tall Jacob Witting Glenn Jordan
McBain Bobby McBain James Glickenhaus
1992 Mistress Warren Zell Barry Primus
Batman Returns Max Shreck Tim Burton
Day of Atonement Pasco Meisner Alexandre Arcady
All-American Murder P.J. Decker Anson Williams
1993 Scam Jack Shanks John Flynn
Skylark Jacob Witting Glenn Jordan
True Romance Vincenzo Coccotti Tony Scott
Wayne's World 2 Robert C. "Bobby" Cahn Stephen Surjik
1994 A Business Affair Vanni Corso Charlotte Brandstrom
Pulp Fiction Captain Koons Quentin Tarantino
1995 Nick of Time Mr. Smith John Badham
The Prophecy Gabriel Gregory Widen
The Addiction Peina Abel Ferrara
Things to Do in Denver

When You're Dead
The Man with the Plan Gary Fleder
Search and Destroy Kim Ulander David Salle
Wild Side Bruno Buckingham Donald Cammell
1996 Last Man Standing Hickey Walter Hill
Celluloide US Officer Rod Geiger Carlo Lizzani
Basquiat The Interviewer Julian Schnabel
The Funeral Raimundo Tempio Abel Ferrara
1997 Excess Baggage Raymond "Ray" Perkins Marco Brambilla
Suicide Kings Carlo Bartolucci/Charlie Barret Peter O'Fallon
Mousehunt Caeser, the Exterminator Gore Verbinski
Touch Bill Hill Paul Schrader
1998 The Prophecy II Gabriel Greg Spence
Illuminata Umberto Bevalaqua John Turturro
New Rose Hotel Fox Abel Ferrara
Trance Uncle Bill Ferriter Michael Almereyda
Antz Col. Cutter (voice) Eric Darnell
1999 Sleepy Hollow Hessian Horseman Tim Burton
Kiss Toledo Goodbye Max Lyndon Chubbuck
Sarah, Plain and Tall:

Winter's End
Jacob Witting Glenn Jordan
Vendetta James Houston Nicholas Meyer
Blast from the Past Calvin Webber Hugh Wilson
2000 The Prophecy 3: The Ascent Gabriel Patrick Lussier
The Opportunists Victor "Vic" Kelly Myles Connell
2001 Joe Dirt Gert B. "Clem" Frobe/
Anthony Benandetti
Dennie Gordon
The Affair of the Necklace Alessandro Cagliostro Charles Shyer
America's Sweethearts Hal Weidmann Joe Roth
Scotland, Pa. Lieutenant McDuff Billy Morrissette
Popcorn Shrimp Writer, director Christopher Walken
Jungle Juice Roy Tony Vitale
2002 Catch Me if You Can Frank William Abagnale Sr. Steven Spielberg
Plots with a View Frank Featherbed Nick Hurran
Engine Trouble Rusty (voice) Brad Barnes
Poolhall Junkies Uncle Mike Flynn Mars Callahan
Julius Caesar Cato the Younger Uli Edel
The Country Bears Reed Thimple Peter Hastings
2003 Kangaroo Jack Salvatore "Sal" Maggio David McNally
The Rundown Hatcher Peter Berg
Gigli Det. Stanley Jacobellis Martin Brest
2004 Envy J-Man Barry Levinson
The Stepford Wives Mike Wellington Frank Oz
Around the Bend Turner Lair Jordan Roberts
Man on Fire Paul Rayburn Tony Scott
2005 Wedding Crashers William Cleary David Dobkin
Domino Mark Heiss Tony Scott
Romance and Cigarettes Cousin Bo John Turturro
2006 Click Morty Frank Coraci
Man of the Year Jack Menkan Barry Levinson
Fade to Black Brewster Oliver Parker
2007 Transformers Sec. Of Defense Jon Keller Micheal Bay
Balls of Fury Feng Robert Ben Garant
2008 Evil Calls: The Raven Raven (voice) Richard Driscoll
Five Dollars a Day Nat Parker Nigel Cole
2009 The Maiden Heist Bill Peter Hewitt
Citizen Brando Joe Ridha Behi
2010 The Irishman Shondor Birns Jonathan Hensleigh
Hairspray 2: White Lipstick Wilbur Turnblad Adam Shankman

Television appearances

In the beginning of his acting career, Walken had relatively small roles in episodes for a number television shows. This list includes appearances in various episodes of fictional shows, while excluding appearances as himself on talk shows, interview shows, ceremonies, and the like.

Year Show Role Run
1953 The Wonderful John Acton Kevin Acton Recurring character
1954 The Motorola Television Hour:

The Muldoon Matter
1 episode
1954 You Are There British Lt. Sorry
1954 The Guiding Light Michael "Mike" Bauer #1 1954–1956
1963 Naked City Chris Johannis 1 episode
1970 Hawaii Five-O Walt Kramer
1977 Kojak Ben Wiley

 III Credited as "Ronnie Walken."

Saturday Night Live appearances

Christopher Walken has hosted Saturday Night Live a total of seven times, and is therefore part of the "Five-Timers Club", a select group of celebrities who have hosted the show five or more times. Among Walken's roles on the show are as the title character in "The Continental" and as fictional record producer Bruce Dickinson in "More Cowbell". In 2004, The Best of Christopher Walken was released on DVD, featuring highlights from Walken's many appearances on the show.

No. Air date Musical guest
1 January 20, 1990 Bonnie Raitt
2 October 24, 1992 Arrested Development
3 January 13, 1996 Joan Osborne
4 April 8, 2000 Christina Aguilera
5 May 19, 2001 Weezer
6 February 22, 2003 Foo Fighters
7 April 5, 2008 Panic at the Disco

As himself

This list includes complete appearances of Christopher Walken as himself in TV shows except Saturday Night Live.

Title Episode
Friday Night, Saturday Morning Episode #3.13 (1980)
Great Performances Celebrating Gershwin: 'S Wonderful (1987)
Late Night with David Letterman Episode dated 12 June 1992
Inside the Actors Studio Episode #2.9 (1995)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show Episode dated 13 August 1997
Rotten TV Episode #1.2 (2000)
The Movie Chart Show Episode dated 12 December 2001
Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary
Late Show with David Letterman Episode dated 20 June 2005
Today Episode dated 12 July 2005
Sunday Morning Shootout Episode 2.4
Inside the Academy Awards
Getaway Episode #15.21
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Episode dated 5 January 2000
Episode dated 26 July 2000
Episode dated 18 February 2003
Episode dated 3 October 2003
Episode dated 29 September 2004
Episode dated 26 September 2006
Episode dated 16 July 2007

The Daily Show Episode dated 17 July 2007
Rove Live Rove:New York
Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Episode dated 24 July 2007
Episode dated 12 October 2006
Episode dated 28 September 2004

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Episode dated 30th October 2009


In addition to acting for film and television, Walken has acted in numerous Broadwaymarker and off-Broadway theater productions. He has acted more than 100 additional plays including Shakespeare plays. This list includes importants from them.

Year Title Role Venue Run
1952 The Climate of Eden Berton Martin Beck Theatre November 13, 1952–November 22, 1952
1958 The Visit Karl Schill Lunt-Fontanne Theatre May 5, 1958–July 5, 1958
Morosco Theatre August 20, 1958–November 29, 1958
J.B. David ANTA Playhousemarker December 11, 1958–October 24, 1959
1964 High Spirits musical ensemble Alvin Theatremarker April 7, 1964–February 27, 1965
1965 Baker Streetmarker One of the Killers The Broadway Theatremarker February 2, 1965–November 30, 1965
Martin Beck Theatre November 3, 1965–November 14, 1965
1966 The Lion in Winter Philip Capet

(King of France)
Ambassador Theatremarker March 3, 1966–May 21, 1966
The Rose Tattoo Jack Hunter Billy Rose Theatre November 9, 1966–December 31, 1966
1967 The Unknown Soldier and His Wife Unknown Soldier Vivian Beaumont Theatremarker July 6, 1967–September 16, 1967
George Abbott Theatremarker September 18, 1967–November 12, 1967
1972 Enemies Sintsov Vivian Beaumont Theatre November 9, 1972–December 16, 1972
1973 The Plough and the Stars Jack Clitheroe January 4, 1973–February 10, 1973
The Merchant of Venice Bassanio March 1, 1973–April 7, 1973
1975 Sweet Bird of Youth Chance Wayne Harkness Theatre December 29, 1975–February 8, 1976
1984 Hurlyburly Mickey Ethel Barrymore Theatremarker August 7, 1984–June 2, 1985
1995 Him Elvis Presley, director, writer New York Shakespeare Festival
2000 James Joyce's The Dead Gabriel Conroy Belasco Theatremarker January 11, 2000–April 16, 2000
2001 The Seagull Delacorte Theatremarker July 24, 2001–August 26, 2001

 III Credited as "Ronnie Walken."
IV Credited as "Ken Walken."
V Acted as a replacement for Arnold Merritt.

Other media

Video games

Music video


"The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe on the "Closed on Account of Rabies" CD.

See also



  1. Walken Filmography
  2. Christopher Walken - Other works

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