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Chris Sarandon

Biography

Actor who have played Prince Humperdinck within the cult basic film The Princess Bride-to-be and earned an Academy Honor nomination for his part while Leon Shermer in Pet Day time Afternoon. He also offered the tone of voice for Jack port Skellington in Tim Burton’s The Headache Before Xmas. He performed drums within the music group The Teen Shades, which toured with Bobby Darin. He portrayed Detective Mike Norris within the 1st film from the Child’s Play horror film series in 1988. He’s the first spouse of Susan Sarandon, who held his last name as her stage name after their divorce. He co-starred with the fantastic Al Pacino within the 1975 crime crisis Dog Day time Afternoon.

Quick Facts


Full Name Chris Sarandon
Date Of Birth July 24, 1942
Place Of Birth Beckley, WV
Height 1.85 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Catholic University of America, West Virginia University, Woodrow Wilson High School
Nationality American
Spouse Joanna Gleason, Lisa Ann Cooper, Susan Sarandon
Children Alexis Sarandon, Michael Sarandon, Stephanie Sarandon
Parents Chris Sarandon, Sr., Cliffie Cardullias
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Movies The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Princess Bride, Fright Night, Child's Play, Dog Day Afternoon, The Sentinel, Safe, Bordello of Blood, I Smile Back, The Osterman Weekend, The Resurrected, Slaves of New York, Edie and Pen, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Multiple Sarcasms, Let the Devil Wear Black, American Perfekt, Big Stone Gap, Loggerheads, Terminal Justice, Road Ends, Mayflower Madam, David's Mother, My Sassy Girl, Collision Course, The Day Christ Died, Lipstick, Protocol, A Tale of Two Cities, The Dead Will Tell, Just Cause, The Chosen One, No Greater Love, A Murderous Affair, Cuba, Race Against Time, The Stranger Within, Cyrano de Bergerac, Dark Tide, Broken Promise, Perfume, Thursday's Game, This Child Is Mine, When the Dark Man Calls, Whispers, Frank The Bastard, Shangri-La Plaza, Tales from the Crypt: Deadly Duo, Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy, You Can't Go Home Again, Forced March
TV Shows The Court
Star Sign Leo

  • Facts
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#Fact
1Chris attended Marshall University in Huntington, WV, and was a member of a fraternity.
2Appearing with his wife, Joanna Gleason, in his hometown of Beckley, West Virginia. [April 2003]
3Recently purchased a rambling vintage home in Fairfield County, Connecticut with his wife, Joanna Gleason. [October 2007]
4Playing "Signor Naccarelli" in the new 6-time Tony award-winning Broadway musical "The Light in the Piazza" at the Lincoln Center in Manhatten (will run through March 26). [January 2006]
5Attended The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention in Helsingborg, Sweden [October 2009]
6Brother-in-law of Sharon Hall and Richard Hall.
7Graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, West Virginia.
8At the same time he was appearing on Broadway in "The Light in the Piazza", wife Joanna Gleason was appearing on Broadway in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels".
9He is on the Advisory Board for the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg, West Virginia.
10Was approached to reprise his role as Det. Mike Norris in Seed of Chucky (2004) but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts.
11In 1961 Sarandon made his theater debut at Theatre West Virginia's Grandview in "Honey in the Rock." He spent three seasons with the historical drama, playing a variety of roles, including a New River settler, a news reader, a sentry and Stonewall Jackson. He also doubled as a singer/dancer.
12Graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University.
13Two weeks after arriving in New York from regional theater, he landed a two-year role on the soap opera Guiding Light (1952).
14Has 3 children with Lisa Ann Cooper: Stephanie Sarandon (born in 1986), Michael Sarandon (born in 1984) and Alexis Sarandon (born in 1988).
15Son-in-law of Monty Hall.
16First wife Susan Sarandon got her big break when Chris brought her along on an audition.
17Worked at Theatre West Virginia.
18Attended the Catholic University of America Drama Dept, where he met and married Susan Sarandon (born Susan Tomalin) in 1968.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Three1998TV SeriesCole
The Practice1998TV SeriesDr. Jeffrey Winslow
The Underworld1997TV MovieJohnny
Road Ends1997Esteban Maceda
Perversions of Science1997TV SeriesCarson Walls
American Perfekt1997Deputy Sammy
Adventures from the Book of Virtues1997TV SeriesJim Dillingham Young / The Attendant
The Vampyre Wars1996
Bordello of Blood1996Reverend Current
Edie & Pen1996Max
Terminal Justice1996Reginald Matthews
Temptress1995Matt Christianson
No Greater Love1995TV MovieSam Horowitz
When the Dark Man Calls1995TV MovieLloyd Carson
The Outer Limits1995TV SeriesDr. Pallas
Just Cause1995Lyle Morgan
Love & War1994TV SeriesDaniel
Fortune Hunter1994TV SeriesJackson Roddam
David's Mother1994TV MoviePhilip
Dark Tide1994Tim
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1994TV SeriesMartus Mazur
Picket Fences1993TV SeriesCole
The Nightmare Before Christmas1993Jack Skellington (voice)
Lincoln and the War Within1992TV MovieAbraham Lincoln
A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story1992TV MoviePaul Solomon
Sisters1992TV SeriesHarry
Shatterbrain1991Charles Dexter Ward Joseph Curwen
Whispers1990Tony
The Stranger Within1990TV MovieDan
Shangri-La Plaza1990TV MovieVictorio
Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy1989TV MovieJohn Lenczowski
Forced March1989Ben Kline / Miklos Radnoti
Collision Course1989Philip Madras
Slaves of New York1989Victor Okrent
Goodbye, Miss 4th of July1988TV MovieGeorge Janus
Child's Play1988Mike Norris
Frankenstein1987TV MovieThe Creature
Mayflower Madam1987TV MovieMatt Whittington
The Princess Bride1987Prince Humperdinck
Liberty1986TV MovieJacque Marchant
This Child Is Mine1985TV MovieCraig Wilkerson
Fright Night1985Jerry Dandrige
Protocol1984Michael Ransome
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind1984Kurotowa (English version, voice)
The Osterman Weekend1983Joseph Cardone
Broken Promise1981TV MovieBud Griggs
A Tale of Two Cities1980TV MovieSydney Carton Charles Darnay
The Day Christ Died1980TV MovieJesus Christ
Cuba1979Juan Pulido
You Can't Go Home Again1979TV MovieGeorge Webber
The Sentinel1977Michael Lerman
Lipstick1976Gordon Stuart
Dog Day Afternoon1975Leon
Thursday's Game1974TV MovieCounselor
The Wide World of Mystery1974TV SeriesGeorge
Guiding Light1952TV SeriesTom Halverson (1969-1973)
Orange Is the New Black2016TV SeriesKip Carnigan
Disney Infinity 3.02015Video GameJack Skellington (voice)
The Sonnet Project2015TV Series
I Smile Back2015Roger
Big Stone Gap2014Mario Barbari
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes2014Video GameJack Skellington (voice)
Frank the Bastard2013Tristan Pace
Disney Infinity2013Video GameJack Skellington (voice)
Safe2012/IMayor Tremello
Fright Night2011Jay Dee
God in America2010TV SeriesAbraham Lincoln
The Good Wife2010TV SeriesJudge Howard Matchick
Multiple Sarcasms2010Larry
Psych2010TV SeriesAshton Bonaventure
The Unusuals2009TV SeriesWalter Shraeger
Great Performances2008TV SeriesDe Guiche
My Sassy Girl2008Dr. Roark
The Chosen One2007Zebulon 'Zeb' Kirk (voice)
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+2007Video GameJack Skellington (English version, voice)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2006TV SeriesWesley Masoner
Live from Lincoln Center2006TV SeriesSignor Naccarelli / Himself
Kingdom Hearts II2005Video GameJack Skellington (English version, voice)
Crazy2005TV Movie
Loggerheads2005Robert
Law & Order2002-2004TV SeriesHoward Pincham
The Dead Will Tell2004TV MoviePaul Hamlin
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge2004Video GameJack Skellington (voice)
Cold Case2004TV SeriesAdam Clarke (2004)
Skin2003TV SeriesMayor Coolidge
Charmed2003TV SeriesNecromancer / Armand
The Wild Thornberrys2003TV SeriesMyka
Judging Amy2002TV SeriesJudge Barry Krumble
Kingdom Hearts2002Video GameJack Skellington (voice)
The Court2002TV SeriesJustice Voorhees
The Griffin and the Minor Canon2002TV MovieMinor Canon (voice)
ER2000-2002TV SeriesDr. Burke
Perfume2001Gary Packer
Stark Raving Mad1999-2000TV SeriesCesar / Cesar Radford
Race Against Time2000TV MovieDr. Anton Stofeles
Reaper2000Luke Sinclair
Felicity1999TV SeriesDr. Peter McGrath
Let the Devil Wear Black1999Jack's Father
Chicago Hope1998TV SeriesDr. Gordon Mays
Little Men1998Fritz Bhaer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge2004Video Game performer: "Oogie's Song", "Sally's Song", "Dr. Finklestein's Song", "Take Our Town Back", "Hail to Mr. Oogie", "Casino Clash", "Spiral Hill", "Oh No!", "A Filthy Finale"
Fright Night1985"Strangers in the Night", uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Road Ends1997co-producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No moriré sola2008spiritual support

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
You're So Cool Brewster! The Story of Fright Night2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Why We (Heart) Vampires2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Safe: Criminal Battleground2012Video shortHimself
Side by Side by Susan Blackwell2011TV SeriesHimself
Evil Comes in Small Packages2008Video documentaryHimself
'Dog Day Afternoon': After the Filming2006Video shortHimself
'Dog Day Afternoon': Casting the Controversy2006Video shortHimself
'Dog Day Afternoon': Recreating the Facts2006Video shortHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases2005TV Special documentaryHimself
The 59th Annual Tony Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Geeks2004DocumentaryHimself
Alpha to Omega: Exposing 'The Osterman Weekend'2004Video documentaryHimself
Super Secret Movie Rules2004TV Series documentaryHimself ("Mike" - Child's Play)
Gran premio internazionale della TV2003TV SeriesHimself - Winner
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories2002TV Special documentary
As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride'2001Video documentary shortHimself
Rescued from the Closet2001Video documentaryHimself
Intimate Portrait1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Pulp Comics: Julia Sweeney1998TV Special documentarySt. Paul
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The 48th Annual Academy Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Curse of Chucky2013Mike Norris
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix2013Video GameJack Skellington
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesPrince Humperdinck
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2009-2010TV Series documentaryJerry Dandrige / Mike Norris
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories2007Video GameJack Skellington
'Dog Day Afternoon': The Story2006Video shortHimself
Based on a True Story2004Documentary
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories2004Video GameJack Skellington
The Outer Limits1995TV SeriesDr. Pallas

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Resurrected (1991)
1986Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorFright Night (1985)
1976OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleDog Day Afternoon (1975)
1976Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Acting Debut in a Motion Picture - MaleDog Day Afternoon (1975)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1975NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorDog Day Afternoon (1975)


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#Quote
1As an actor, we are, in a way, a mirror of other people.
2Being on stage is a seductive lifestyle. My advice to aspiring actors is think twice. People sometimes go into acting for the wrong reasons - as a shortcut to fame and fortune. If these goals are not attained, they feel a bitter disappointment. Acting should be an end in itself.

#Trademark
1Often plays doctors

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