Chris Sarandon

Chris Sarandon


7/24/1942, Beckley, West Virginia, USA

Birth Name

Christopher Sarandon


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Chris was born in 1942 in West Virginia. He attended the Woodrow Wilson High School, followed by the West Virginia University and the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Chris has a masters degree in Theater gained from the Catholic University of America.
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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • The Thaindian News has name Chris #5 on there list of 'The top 20 most "bloodsucking" Hollywood vampires of all time'.

    • Chris's parents are Chris and Mary Sarandon, they were restaurateurs.

    • In 2008 Chris did the pilot for ABC's The Unusuals. It is the first time that Chris and his wife, actress Joanna Gleason, will be portraying a married couple on screen.

    • Chris has done voice work for the following video game; "Kingdom Hearts", "Kingdome Hearts II" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge."

    • Chris has done the reading for the following audiobooks: "Red Dragon" by Thomas Harris, "The Tenth Insight" by James Redfield, "Hornet's Nest" by Patricia Cornwell, and "Chase" by Dean R. Koontz.

    • Chris was in the video for Alanis Morissette's song "Hands Clean".

    • While he was a teenager Chris played the drums and was a backup singer for the band The Teen Tones.

    • Chris was nominated for a 1986 Saturn Award for Best Actor for "Fright Night."

    • Chris made it theatrical debut in "Honey in the Rock" at the Theatre West Virginia's Grandview in 1961.

    • In 2007 Chris and his wife, Joanna, bought a rambling vintage home in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

    • In 2006 Chris was in the Broadway musical "The Light in the Piazza" playing Signor Naccarelli.

    • Chris is a member of the advisory board for the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg, West Virginia.

    • Chris was nominated for Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture – Male for "Dog Day Afternoon."

    • Chris was married to actress Susan (Tomalin) Sarandon from September 16, 1967 to 1979. He was married to model Lisa Ann Cooper from October 4, 1980 to 1989, they have 2 daughters and 1 son; Stephanie, Alexis and Michael. He married to actress Joanna Gleason in 1994, and is stepfather to her son Aaron Gleason.

    • In 1976 Chris was nominated for an Oscar Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the movie "Dog Day Afternoon."

    • Chris's first appearance in a movie was as Leon Schermer in Dog Day Afternoon (1975).

    • In the film "Cuba" (1979), Chris played the part of Juan Pulido.

    • Chris played the part of Deputy Sammy in the 1997 movie "American Perfekt".

    • Chris Sarandon played the part of Esteban Maceda and co-produced the film "Road Ends" (1997).

    • Chris Sarandon's movie roles include Gordon Stuart in the film Lipstick (1976), Michael Lerman in The Sentinel (1977), Joseph Cardone in The Osterman Weekend (1983), Michael Ransome in Protocol (1984), Jerry Dandrige in Fright Night (1985), Prince Humperdinck in The Princess Bride (1987), Mike Norris in Child's Play (1988), Tony in the Whispers (1989), Victor Okrent in Slaves of New York (1989), Philip Madras in Collision Course (1989), Tim in Dark Tide (1993), Matt Christianson in the Temptress (1994), Reginald Matthews in Terminal Justice (1995), Lyle Morgan in Just Cause (1995), Rev. J.C. Current in the Bordello of Blood (1996), Max in Edie & Pen (1996), Fritz Bhaer in Little Men (1997), Jack's father in Let the Devil Wear Black (1999), Luke Sinclair in the Reaper (2000), Gary Packer in Perfume (2001), and Rev. Robert Austin in Loggerheads (2005).

    • Chris is the voice for Zebulon Kirk in the 2006 movie The Chosen One.

    • Chris is the speaking voice of Jack Skellington in the movie "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (1993).

    • Chris 6'1" (1.85m) tall, originally had dark brown hair and brown eyes.

    • Chris graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University.

  • Quotes

    • Chris Sarandon: (about filming the movie "Fright Night")On a very, very fabulous script and on a very talented guy, and by the way, Tom essentially sat there and described the entire movie to me in our first meeting. He said, "Ok, it's going to open with this shot, and then this is going to happen." He had the whole thing mapped out in his head. I thought, wow, I don't have to worry about this guy! Let's go to work.

    • Chris Sarandon: I'm very proud of the work that I've done and the people I've worked with.

    • Chris Sarandon: (about why he loves doing theater) It's more of an actor's medium.

    • Chris Sarandon: Being 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.

    • Chris Sarandon: As an actor, we are, in a way, a mirror of other people.

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