Sarandon, Chris 1942–

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SARANDON, Chris 1942–


Full name, Christopher Sarandon; born July 24, 1942, in Beckley, WV; son of Chris (a restaurateur) and Mary (a restaurateur) Sarandon; married Susan Tomalin (an actress and producer, later known as Susan Sarandon), September 16, 1967 (divorced, 1979); married Lisa Cooper, October 4, 1980 (divorced); married Joanna Gleason (an actress and director), 1994; children: (second marriage) three. Education: University of West Virginia, B.A. (magna cum laude); Catholic University of America, M.F.A.

Addresses: Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401; Don Buchwald and Associates, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Manager—James/Levy/Jacobson, 3500 West Olive Ave., Suite 1470, Burbank, CA 91505.

Career: Actor. Appeared in productions at the Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA, 1978, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, with Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, and at the Shaw Festival, Niagara–on–the–Lake, Ontario, Canada; also worked at Theatre West Virginia. Performer with an improvisational troupe, Washington, DC.

Awards, Honors: Academy Award nomination, best supporting actor, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best acting debut in a motion picture—male, both 1976, for Dog Day Afternoon.


Film Appearances:

Leon Shermer, Dog Day Afternoon, Warner Bros., 1975.

Gordon Stuart, Lipstick, Paramount, 1976.

Michael Lerman, The Sentinel, Universal, 1977.

Juan Pulido, Cuba, United Artists, 1979.

Joseph Cardone, The Osterman Weekend, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1983.

Jerry Dandridge, Fright Night, Columbia, 1984.

Michael Ransome, Protocol, Warner Bros., 1984.

Mike Norris, Child's Play, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1987.

Prince Humperdinck, The Princess Bride, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1987.

Victor Okrent, Slaves of New York, TriStar, 1989.

Benjamin "Ben" Kline and Miklos Radnoti, Forced March, Shapiro Glickenhaus Entertainment, 1990.

Sergeant Tony Clemenza, Whispers (also known as Dean R. Koontz's Whispers), LIVE Home Video, 1991.

Charles Dexter Ward and Joseph Curwin, The Resurrected (also known as Shatterbrain), LIVE Home Video, 1992.

Philip Madras, Collision Course, HBO Video, 1992.

Voice of Jack Skellington, The Nightmare before Christmas (animated; also known as Tim Burton's The Nightmare before Christmas), Buena Vista, 1993.

Matt Christianson, Dark Goddess (also known as Temptress), 1994.

Tim, Dark Tide, 1994.

Lyle Morgan, Just Cause, Warner Bros., 1995.

Reverend J. C. Current, Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood (also known as Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood), Universal, 1996.

Deputy sheriff Sammy Goodall, American Perfekt, American Perfekt Productions, 1997.

Fritz Bhaer, Little Men (also known as Louis May Alcott's Little Men), Legacy Releasing, 1997.

Jack's father, Let the Devil Wear Black, A–pix Entertainment/Trimark Pictures, 1999.

Luke Sinclair, The Reaper, World International Network, 2000.

Gary Packer, Perfume, Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Voice of Kurotawa for English version, Kaze no tani no Naushika (also known as Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds, Warriors of the Wind, Kaze no tani no Nausicaa, and Nausicaa; originally released in Japanese in 1984, 2004.

Robert, Loggerheads, Lasalle Holland, 2005.

Voice of Zebulon Kirk, The Chosen One (animated), X–42 Productions/Visionbox Pictures, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Tom Halverson, Guiding Light, CBS, 1969–1970.

Dr. McGrath, a recurring role, Felicity, The WB, 1999.

Judge Barry Krumble, a recurring role, Judging Amy, CBS, 2002.

Justice Lucas Voorhees, The Court, ABC, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Counselor, Thursday's Game (also known as The Berk), 1974.

Jesus Christ, The Day Christ Died, 1980.

Sydney Carton and Charles Darnay, A Tale of Two Cities, 1980.

Bud Griggs, Broken Promise, 1981.

Craig Wilkerson, This Child Is Mine, 1985.

Jack Marchand, Liberty, 1986.

Matt Whittington, Mayflower Madam, CBS, 1987.

George Janus, Goodbye, Miss Fourth of July (also known as Farewell, Miss Freedom), The Disney Channel, 1988.

John Lenczowski, Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy (also known as Coded Hostile), HBO, 1989.

Dan Vance, The Stranger Within, CBS, 1990.

Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln and the War Within, PBS, 1992.

Paul Solomon, A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story (also known as The Lovers of Deceit: The Carolyn Warmus Story), ABC, 1992.

Phillip, David's Mother, CBS, 1994.

Lloyd Carson, When the Dark Man Calls, USA Network, 1995.

Max, Edie & Pen (also known as Desert Gamble), HBO, 1996.

Reginald Matthews, Terminal Justice (also known as Cybertech PD), HBO, 1996.

Sam Horowitz, No Greater Love (also known as Danielle Steel's "No Greater Love"), NBC, 1996.

Esteban Maceda, Road Ends (also known as Safe House), Cinemax, 1997.

Dr. Anton Stofeles, Race against Time (also known as Gabriel's Run), TNT, 2000.

Voice of minor canon, Griffin and the Minor Canon (animated), PBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

George Webber, "You Can't Go Home Again," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1979.

The creature, Frankenstein, CBS, 1986.

AFI's 100 Years, 100 Passions, CBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Harry, "Heart and Soul," Sisters, NBC, 1992.

Henderson Cole, "The Dancing Bandit," Picket Fences, CBS, 1993.

Daniel, "Ten Cents a Dance," Love & War, CBS, 1994.

Martus Mazur, "Rivals," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as Deep Space Nine, DS9, and Star Trek: DS9), syndicated, 1994.

Dr. Pallas, "Corner of the Eye," The Outer Limits, Showtime, 1995.

Harry, "Burning Fuse," The Cape, 1996.

Carson Walls, "Panic," Perversions of Science, HBO, 1997.

Cole, "The Games," Three, The WB, 1998.

Dr. Gordon Mays, "Austin Space," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1998.

Dr. Gordon Mays, "Austin, We Have a Problem," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1998.

Dr. Gordon Mays, "Wag the Doc," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1998.

Dr. Jeffrey Winslow, "Cloudy with a Chance of Membranes," The Practice, ABC, 1998.

Dr. Jeffrey Winslow, "The Trial," The Practice, ABC, 1998.

Himself, Intimate Portrait: Mariel Hemingway, Lifetime, 1998.

Cesar, "Fish Out of Water," Stark Raving Mad, NBC, 1999.

Himself, "Susan Sarandon: Rebel with a Cause," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1999.

Dr. Burke, "The Greatest of Gifts," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2000.

Himself, Intimate Portrait: Connie Chung, Lifetime, 2000.

Dr. Burke, "Piece of Mind," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2001.

Dr. Burke, "It's All in Your Head," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2002.

Howard Pincham, "The Wheel," Law & Order, NBC, 2002.

Mayor Coolidge, "Endorsement," Skin, Fox, 2003.

Necromancer/Armand, "Necromancing the Stone," Charmed, The WB, 2003.

Adam Clarke 2004, "Volunteers," Cold Case, CBS, 2004.

Himself, Super Secret Movie Rules: Slashers, VH1, 2004.

Appeared as Cesar in "The Big Finish," an unaired episode of Stark Raving Mad, NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Bo, Bliss, ABC, 1984.

Mayor Chet Lugar, The City, ABC, 1986.

Victorrio, Shangri–La Plaza, CBS, 1990.

Jackson Roddam, "The Frostfire Intercept," Fortune Hunter, Fox, 1994.

Johnny Hospidore, The Underworld, NBC, 1997.

Television Coproducer; Movies:

Road Ends (also known as Safe House), Cinemax, 1997.

Stage Appearances:

Jack Hunter, The Rose Tattoo, 1965–1966.

Jacob Rothschild and understudy for Nathan Rothschild, The Rothschilds (musical), Lunt–Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1970.

Proteus, Two Gentlemen of Verona (musical), St. James Theatre, New York City, 1972.

Tim Wintermouth, Marco Polo Sings a Solo, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, New York City, 1977.

A Prayer for My Daughter, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1977.

Dick Dudgeon, The Devil's Disciple, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1977, then Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, 1978.

Nick, The Woods, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, 1979.

Benchgelter, Censored Scenes from King Kong (musical), Princess Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Laertes, Hamlet, American Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford, CT, 1982.

Bill Page, The Voice of the Turtle, Roundabout Theatre Stage I, New York City, 1984.

Victor Moisa, Nick and Nora (musical), Marquis Theatre, New York City, 1991.



Himself, As You Wish: The Story of "The Princess Bride," Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 2001.

Himself, Rescued from the Closet, Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 2001.

Music Videos:

"Hands Clean," by Alanis Morissette, 2002.

Video Games:

Voice of Jack Skellington, Kingdom Hearts (also known as Kingudamu hatsu), Square Electronic Arts, 2002.

Audiobooks; Narrator:

Red Dragon, by Thomas Harris, Books on Tape, 1994.

The Tenth Insight, by James Redfield, Time Warner, 1996.

Hornet's Nest, by Patricia Cornwell, Putnam Berkley, 1997.