Chris Sarandon is a prominent American actor who has acted in many successful films and television series. He is best known for acting in the film First Night in the role of Jerry Dandrige and for Prince Humperdinck in the film Princess Bride, which aired in 1987.
On July 25th, 1942, Chris Sarandon took birth in Beckley, a place in West Virginia, in the USA. He is best recognized as an actor and also as a voice artist, and is famous for the role of “The Bride Princess”— the role is named as Prince Humperdinck — and as a voice artist, his most prominent work was as Jack Skellington for the animated movie “The Christmas Night Before.”
Early Life And Family
Chris belongs to Greek ancestry, but his parents migrated to the United States and opened their Greek restaurants. His father’s surname in original was Sarondonethes, but he later, for ease, changed it to Sarandon. From a very tender age, he was inclined towards acting.
Chris has not shared any information about his parents’ names and occupations, and his parents owned a restaurant in their hometown. Chris has a brother named John Peter Sarandon; except for the name, he has not disclosed any information about it. His mother was born and raised in a Greek immigrant family in Northfolk, Virginia; his father is of Greek descent and was born in Istanbul, Turkey. There is little more information available regarding his childhood.
He studied in a High School named Wilson’s. After completing matriculation, he enrolled at the University Of West Virginia, where he studied for his graduate degree in speech. The University has considerable alumni in many fields such as academics and athletics.
After completing her graduation, he enrolled himself at the University Of The Catholic University to earn his master’s degree in theatre and hence got fully committed towards the craft of live performance theatre. The University is closely linked to the Church (Catholic) and the Columbus Of Knights. It is mainly focused on professional education, liberal arts, and personal development.
Beginnings Of Career
After completing graduation, Sarandon started his career working on several theatrical and stage projects and other improvisational companies. He began with regional theatre, and in 1965, made his debut for the “The Tattoo Rose.” After that, he moved and settled to the City Of New York, and he earned his role in a soap opera named “The Guiding Light,” which ran for about 57 years! He moved to another role, leaving this one after a year, portraying as a transgender wife of the veteran actor Al Pacino in the film “Afternoon, Dog Day.” For this performance, he has won a Golden Globe and also earned him an Oscar nomination.
Successful career of Chris Sarandon in acting
From 1999 to 2000, Chris acted in the television series Stark Raving Mad as Caesar Radford, and after that, from 2000 to 2002, he acted in the series ER as Dr. Burke. From 2002 to 04, he acted in the series Law & Order as Howard Pincham, and in 2002, he acted in the series The Court as Justice Vorhees. Then Chris acted in the films such as Little Men, Perfume, The Chosen One, Multiple Sarcasms, Fright Night, Safe, Frank the Bastard, Big Stone Gap, and many others. In 2003 and 2004, he acted in the television series Charmed, Skin, and Cold Case; in 2006, he acted in the series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Wesley Masoner. In 2016, Chris acted in the series Orange Is The New Black as Kip Carnigan, and in 2020, he acted in the series Prop Culture. Besides acting in films and television series, he worked as a voice artist for series such as The Wild Thornberrys, Danny Phantom, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Awards and Nomination of Chris Sarandon
Chris Sarandon has not won any awards or honors so far for acting in films and television series, but many people have appreciated his acting. He has been nominated for the NYFCC Award as Best Supporting Actor and Golden Globe as Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture – Male in 1975 for his acting in the film Dog Day Afternoon. In 1986, he was nominated for the Saturn Award as Best Actor, and in 1992, he was nominated for the Chainsaw Award as Best Supporting Actor for his acting in the film The Resurrected.
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Chris’s very first wife was Susan Sarandon, another actress in year 1967, the couple used to pursue their acting dreams together, and hence it followed their relationship and marriage. They stayed in a married tie for over a decade. After about 12 years, she decided to get separated and mutually went for their divorce. Soon after his divorce from Susan Sarandon, he immediately started a romantic relationship with a supermodel named Ann Lisa Cooper and got married in 1980. They had three children together, but their relationship could not reach beyond the time of a decade. In the year 1994, he married again, this time an actress and singer, Joana Gleason. They have worked together in several films, and stage plays.
The Wealth Of Chris Sarandon
According to authoritative sources, the total riches of Chris is around 5 million US dollars. His primary source of income is acting, and it is unknown whether Chris has any other source of income except acting. He also did not reveal any information about the salary he is getting to act in television series and films.
The Physical appearances of Chris Sarandon
While talking about his physical appearance of Chris, he stands 6 feet 1 inch in height, and his body weight is unknown. Regarding his body measurements, Chris has yet to share any information about them, and his shoe size and dress size are also unknown.
Social media presence of Chris Sarandon
Chris Sarandon is active on social media platforms, Twitter and Instagram. On his Twitter account, he has more than 435 followers. Chris’s official Instagram account has earned more than 860 K followers, and in it, he will use to upload more of his pictures and videos. He is inactive on social media platforms such as Tik Tok, Facebook, and YouTube.