Christopher Walken, one of the most versatile American actor and stage artists. With an acting career that is almost as old as he is himself, he has acted in hundreds of films and scores of plays and TV shows. He is known to have never turned down an acting role. Keep reading to know more about Christopher Walken’s net worth in 2018.
Born on March 31, 1943, in Astoria, Queens, New York, Christopher Walken was named Ronald by his parents. His parents were Paul Walken and Rosalie. He had a modest upbringing with his father running a bakery store and his mother an aspiring actress.
Christopher has two brothers Kenneth and Glenn, both of whom are also actors.
Christopher married Georgianne Thon in 1969. She is a casting director and has worked on numerous movies and TV shows. They have no children and live in rural Connecticut.
Christopher Walken started his acting career very early when he was just 5 years old. He played minor roles in a variety of TV shows and series. Later on, he started doing theatre work and did some plays like the naked city and The Lion in winter.
He started in films by doing small roles. It was when his role as a supporting actor in the movie The Deer Hunter won an academy award that he started getting offers for larger roles in movies.
Since then Christopher has acted in nearly 100 movies with the popular ones being Batman Returns, Pulp Fiction, Sleepy Hollow and so on. He has rarely refused a role. He has not only done a number of character personifications in movies but has appeared in many popular cameo scenes.
He is also a popular host of the TV show Saturday Night Live. He has also appeared on music videos by Madonna. He is known for his versatile acting skills and a unique voice.
Awards & Achievements
Christopher Walken has had an amazing career. He has received many awards and accolades from the film fraternity and others too.
Walken was nominated for a Golden Globe award and received an academy award for his performance as a supporting actor in the movie The Deer Hunter.
He has won several awards for his role as a supporting actor in the movie Catch me if you can. He has received the BAFTA award, a National Society of film critics award and Screen actors guild award for this movie.
He has also been nominated for the Emmy awards and MTV movie awards for his other movies like sleepy hollow and Sarah, Plain and Tall. He won awards for his role as a lead actor, supporting actor, comedian, and villain.
Net Worth of Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken has made millions from his movies and TV shows and currently has an estimated net worth of $30 million. His movies alone have made more than $1.8 billion in the USA.
Some of his top grossers were The Jungle Book as a voice artist $364 million, Wedding Crashers $200 million and Catch me if you can $160 million.
Christopher Walken is also the owner of the famous restaurant Tribeca Grill in New York City.
He has a home in Connecticut which he shares with his wife and a vacation home in Rhode Island.
Christopher Walken is one of the most respected actors of all times. He is a dedicated actor, and it does not matter to him whether the role is big or small. He puts in his full effort in his every act.
Apart from being a diverse and talented actor Walken is also a very humble person. He would take on any and every role he is offered saying that each role gives him something to learn from.
An inspiration to many young actors, Christopher Walken, is one of the best entertainers in Hollywood today.