Christopher Walken is a popular actor from the United States who has acted in many movies and TV shows. His acting credits include ‘The Dogs of War’, ‘Sleepy Hollow’, ‘Batman Returns’, ‘Antz’, ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘A View to Kill’, ‘Seven Psychopaths’, and ‘The Dead Zone’. He has also won many awards and his movies have grossed more than a billion dollars on the box office. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career, and earnings of Christopher Walken in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Born as Ronald Walken, Christopher Walken is the son of Paul Walken and Rosalie Walken. He was born in Queens, New York in March 1943. His father was an immigrant from Germany and was the owner of a bakery store. His mother was an immigrant from Scotland. He grew up as a Methodist.
Walken was a child actor along with his brothers Glenn and Kenneth. He was a huge fan of Elvis Presley and used to work from an early age. He attended a professional children’s school and later went to Hofstra University but dropped out soon. He also used to work in a circus as a lion tamer. He has also taken dance classes at the Washington Dance Studio.
In 1969, Christopher Walken got married to Georgianne Thon. Their relationship has been going strong for almost five decades. They have no children of their own. Prior to his marriage, he was in a relationship with Liza Minnelli from 1963 to 1964. He has also dated Robert La Tourneaux in the past. He is known to have a feat of speeding cars and hates handguns.
Career, Award & Nominations
In 1952, Christopher Walken made his theater debut by appearing in ‘The Climate of Eden’. Throughout the years, he appeared in many theaters plays like ‘High Spirits’, ‘The Visit’, ‘Baker Street’, ‘The Lion in Winter’, ‘The Rose Tattoo’, Romeo & Juliet’, and ‘The Seagull’. In television, he was first seen in ‘The Wonderful John Acton’ in 1953. He has guest appeared in many other TV shows including ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘Julius Caesar’ and ‘Peter Pan Live!’.
Walken made his film debut by acting in the 1966 film ‘Barefoot in Athens’. In the 1960s, he acted in the films ‘The Three Musketeers’ and ‘Me and My Brother’. His film roles from the 1970s include The Anderson Tapes’, ‘Annie Hall’, ‘Shoot the Sun Down’, ‘The Happiness Cage’, and ‘Last Embrace’. He also appeared in the movie ‘The Deer hunter’ which fetched him his first Academy Award in 1978.
His other popular film roles are ‘The Dead Zone’, ‘At Close Range’, ‘A View to Kill’, ‘Heaven’s Gate’, ‘Communion’, ‘King of New York’, ‘Wayne’s World 2’, ‘The Prophecy’, ‘Illuminata’, ‘Sleepy Hollow’, ‘Catch Me If You Can’, ‘Kill the Irishman’, ‘Jersey Boys’, and ‘Father Figures’. He has won many awards like BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Satellite Award, American Comedy Award, MTV Movie Award, and Joseph Jefferson Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
Eager to know the net worth of an actor who has appeared in many commercially successful movies? He has got a net worth of over $55 million and has also done many other acting roles. Apart from the theater, movies, and television, he has also voiced in the video games ‘Ripper’, ‘Privateer 2’, and ‘True Crime: Streets of LA’. He has appeared in the music videos of Madonna, Skid Row, and Fatboy Slim. In addition to this, he was also the screenwriter and director of the short movie ‘Popcorn Shrimp’.
Christopher Walken is a very popular name in the acting world. He has appeared in many commercially successful movies and his movies have grossed over one billion dollars in the United States alone. He is an influential person who has won many accolades.