Who is Christopher Walken?

Christopher Walken is an American actor, comedian, singer, and filmmaker who has actively worked in the entertainment field since 1952 to date. He has worked here for over 50 years and is known for his versatile acting roles in different stage plays, movies, and series. Talking more, he is also one of the actors in Hollywood whose films have grossed more than $1 billion in one country itself. Likewise, he is best known for his film role in ‘The Dogs of War’ as James Shannon, ‘Seven Psychopaths’ as Hans, and many more. He is also a theatre artist who has performed various theatrical plays, music videos and has also lent his voice in different video games. Walken is also the recipient of prestigious nominations and awards.

Quick Info
Full NameChristopher Walken
ProfessionActor, comedian, singer, and filmmaker
Birth Date31 March 1943
Birth PlaceAstoria, New York, United States
Parents NamePaul Walken
Rosalie Russel
Siblings2 brothers: Kenneth and Glenn
SpouseGeorgianne Thon (1968-Present)
Net Worth 2021$60 million
Height6 feet and 0 inches (183cm/1.83m)
Weight78 kg (172lbs)

Christopher Walken


Christopher Walken is also known as Chris or Ronnie Walken. He was born on 31 March 1943 in Astoria, New York, United States. His father was a German immigrant named Paul Walken while his mother Rosalie Russell, was a Scottish immigrant. Likewise, he grew alongside his two brothers named Kenneth and Glenn. Additionally, he is currently 77 years old with an Aries star sign.

Early Life/Education

Christopher Walken studied at the Professional Children’s School. He then enrolled at Hofstra University in Hampstead. But he dropped out of his college to take up an acting role on Broadway. Talking about his childhood, he and his brothers were always fascinated by acting. Moreover, he even changed his hairstyle to imitate actor Elvis Presley.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Christopher Walken holds an American nationality and as per his ethnicity, he is White. He has German ancestry on his father’s side and Scottish, Irish ancestry on his mother’s side. Talking about his religion, he was raised Methodist. Besides, he stands 6 feet and 0 inches (183cm/1.83m) and weighs around 78 kg (172lbs). Moreover, his eyes are heterochromia where one eye is in blue color and another one is hazel. He has light brown hair color.


Christopher Walken does not have active social media accounts.

Personal Life 

Christopher Walken previously dated singer and actress Liza Minnelli from 1963 to 1964. He then married casting director Georgianne Thon in 1968. They don’t have any children but have a cat named Bowtie. Talking more, Walken is the person to hire a lawyer for Natalie Wood’s dead case as he was the last person to see her before her death.

Christopher Walken


Movies of Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken has appeared in various genres of movies including studio films, independent films, animated films, and made-for-television movies. His debut film is ‘Barefoot in Athens’ in 1966. He then played in ‘The Three Musketeers’ and ‘Me and My Brother’ in 1969. Likewise, his other movies during the 1970s were ‘The Anderson Tapes’ in 1971, ‘The Happiness Cage’ in 1972, ‘Valley Forge’ in 1975, and ‘Next Stop, Greenwich Village’ in 1976. He even appeared in ‘The Sentinel’ in 1977, ‘The Deer Hunter,’ ‘Heaven’s Gate’ in 1978, ‘Last Embrace’ in 1979, and many more. Moreover, his other celebrated films are ‘The Dogs of War’ as James Shannon in 1980, ‘The Dead Zone’ as Johnny Smith in 1983, ‘A View to a Kill’ as Max Zorin in 1985, and ‘Puss in Boots’ as Puss in 1988. He also played the role of Louis Whitley Strieber in ‘Communion’ in 1989.

Furthermore, he even had roles in ‘King of New York’ and ‘The Comfort of Strangers’ in 1990, ‘McBain’ in 1991, ‘Batman Returns,’ ‘All-American Murder’ in 1992, etc. From 1993 to 1997 he appeared in various movies with different characters. He also had roles in ‘Pulp Fiction’ as Captain Koons in 1994, ‘The Prophecy’ as Gabriel in 1995, ‘Last Man Standing’ as Hickey in 1996, ‘Excess Baggage,’ and ‘Suicide Kings’ in 1997. Similarly, he also reprised his role of Gabriel in ‘The Prophecy II’ in 1998. The same year, he also co-produced ‘New Rose Hotel’ where he also played as Fox. He also voiced over in ‘Antz’ as Colonel Cutter. His 1999 films are ‘Sleepy Hollow,’ ‘Kiss Toledo Goodbye,’ and ‘Blast from the Past.’


In the year 2001, he appeared in ‘Joe Dirt’ as Anthony, ‘The Affair of the Necklace’ as Alessandro Cagliostro, and ‘Scotland, PA’ as Lieutenant McDuff. He has shared the screen with various actors in these films like Simon Baker, Hilary Swank, Adrien Brody, Dennis Miller, Brittany Daniel, etc. Talking more, his other movies are ‘Catch Me If You Can,’ ‘Kangaroo Jack,’ ‘The Stepford Wives,’ ‘Wedding Crashers,’ ‘Romance & Cigarettes,’ ‘Hairspray,’ etc. Similarly, he has also played in ‘Five Dollars a Day’ in 2008, ‘The Maiden Heist’ in 2009, ‘Kill the Irishman’ in 2011, and ‘Seven Psychopaths’ in 2012. Walken has appeared in ‘The Power of Few’ and ‘Gods Behaving Badly’ in 2013, ‘Jersey Boys’ in 2014, ‘The Family Fang’ and ‘Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser’ in 2015.

He has also voiced over King Louie in ‘The Jungle Book’ and played in ‘Nine Lives’ in 2016. His other films are ‘Father Figures’ in 2017, ‘Irreplaceable You’re in 2018, and ‘ The Jesus Rolls’ in 2019. His movies in 2020 are ‘The War with Grandpa,’ ‘Percy,’ and ‘Wild Mountain Thyme.’

TV Shows

Christopher Walken landed his first television role in ‘The Wonderful John Actor’ in 1953. Likewise, he then appeared in ‘The Guiding Light’ from 1954 to 1956, ‘Naked City’ in 1963, and ‘Hawaii Five-O’ in 1970. He then directly appeared in the 1977 series ‘Kojak’ like Ben and ‘Who Am I This Time?’ in 1982. Walken also hosted seven episodes of ‘Saturday Night Live‘ from 1990 to 2008. Moreover, he has also starred in different television films. They are ‘Sarah, Plain and Tall’ in 1991, ‘Skylark,’ ‘Scam’ in 1993, ‘Vendetta’ in 1999. In the 2000s she landed her role in ‘Julius Caesar’ in 2003, ‘Turks & Caicos,’ and ‘ Peter Pan Live!’ in 2014. His upcoming series is ‘Severance’ where he has played the role of Burt.

Christopher Walken


Christopher Walken has won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘The Deer Hunter’ in 1978. He has also won the BAFTA Award and the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2002. Likewise, he is also the recipient of the Satellite Award for ‘Around the Bend’ in 2004. This actor has also won different film festival and critics awards.

Net Worth of Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken has an estimated net worth of $60 million as of 2021.