Chris Sarandon

Actor
This tall, darkly handsome character actor first came to attention as Al Pacino's overwrought gay lover in Sidney Lumet's "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975), a role that earned him an Oscar nomination, and later was amusingly ... Read more »
Born: 07/24/1942 in Beckley, West Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (81)

Big Stone Gap 2015 (Movie)

Mario Barbari (Actor)

Frank the Bastard 2015 (Movie)

Triston Pace (Actor)

I Smile Back 2014 (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

The Chosen One 2014 (Movie)

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The Chosen One 2014 (Movie)

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Safe 2012 (Movie)

Mayor Tramello (Actor)

Fright Night 2011 (Movie)

Jay Dee (Actor)

Multiple Sarcasms 2010 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

Psych 2010 (Tv Show)

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Guiding Light 1951 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2006 (Tv Show)

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Loggerheads 2005 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

Cold Case 2004 (Tv Show)

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Super Secret Movie Rules 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Charmed 2003 (Tv Show)

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ER 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Court 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Perfume 2001 (Movie)

Gary Packer (Actor)

Intimate Portrait: Connie Chung 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Reaper 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Stark Raving Mad 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Chicago Hope 1991 - 1995, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Felicity 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Mariel Hemingway 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Let the Devil Wear Black 1999 (Movie)

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Love & War 1994 - 1995, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Picket Fences 1991 - 1995, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Sisters 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1995, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Susan Sarandon: Rebel With a Cause 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The Practice 1991 - 1995, 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Little Men 1998 (Movie)

Fritz Bhaer (Actor)

Perversions of Science 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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American Perfekt 1997 (Movie)

Deputy Sheriff Sammy Goodall (Actor)

Bordello of Blood 1996 (Movie)

Reverend Current (Actor)

Terminal Justice 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Fortune Hunter 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Just Cause 1995 (Movie)

Lyle Morgan (Actor)

When the Dark Man Calls 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Temptress 1994 (Movie)

Matt Christianson (Actor)

Dark Tide 1993 (Movie)

Tim (Actor)

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993 (Movie)

Jack Skellington (Voice)

Shangri-La Plaza 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The Resurrected 1991 (Movie)

Charles Dexter Ward (Actor)

Collision Course 1990 (Movie)

Philip Madras (Actor)

Forced March 1989 (Movie)

Benjamin Kline/Miklos Radnoti (Actor)

Slaves of New York 1989 (Movie)

Victor Okrent (Actor)

Whispers 1989 (Movie)

Sgt. Clemenza (Actor)

Child's Play 1988 (Movie)

Mike Norris (Actor)

Frankenstein 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Princess Bride 1987 (Movie)

Prince Humperdinck (Actor)

The City 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Fright Night 1985 (Movie)

Jerry Dandridge (Actor)

Bliss 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Protocol 1984 (Movie)

Michael Ransome (Actor)

The Osterman Weekend 1983 (Movie)

Joseph Cardone (Actor)

A Tale of Two Cities 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Cuba 1979 (Movie)

Juan Pulido (Actor)

You Can't Go Home Again 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Lipstick 1976 (Movie)

Gordon Stuart (Actor)

The Sentinel 1976 (Movie)

Michael Lerman (Actor)

Dog Day Afternoon 1975 (Movie)

Leon (Actor)

Broken Promise (TV Show)

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David's Mother (TV Show)

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Edie & Pen (TV Show)

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Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (TV Show)

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Liberty (TV Show)

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Mayflower Madam (TV Show)

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Race Against Time (TV Show)

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Road Ends (TV Show)

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The Day Christ Died (TV Show)

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The Dead Will Tell (TV Show)

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The Stranger Within (TV Show)

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This Child Is Mine (TV Show)

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Three (TV Show)

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Thursday's Game (TV Show)

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Biography

This tall, darkly handsome character actor first came to attention as Al Pacino's overwrought gay lover in Sidney Lumet's "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975), a role that earned him an Oscar nomination, and later was amusingly wonderful as the villainous prince in Rob Reiner's "The Princess Bride" (1987). Chris Sarandon came out of a decade of stage roles before working in front of the cameras. He first toured the US as a member of the Catholic University Players, performing works by Moliere and Shakespeare and later marked time with an improvisational company in Washington, DC, and with the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT. Sarandon made his Broadway debut in 1970 as Jacob Rothschild--the brother who takes France--in the musical "The Rothschilds", with Hal Linden and Robby Benson. In 1972, Sarandon replaced Raul Julia as Proteus in the Tony-winning Broadway musical "Two Gentlemen of Verona", John Guare's musical adaptation of the Shakespeare play. Five years later, he was part of an all-star ensemble (including Madeline Kahn and Joel Grey) in Guare's "Marco Polo Sings a Solo" at the Public Theatre. Sarandon has continued to work on stage between film and TV assignments, including the ill-fated 1991 musical "Nick and Nora".

Relationships

Joanna Gleason Actor

Wife
Met when they appeared together in "Nick and Nora" on Broadway 1991

Joanna Gleason

Wife
appeared together in the 1991 Broadway show "Nick and Nora" married in 1994

Susan Sarandon Actor

Wife
Married on Sept. 16, 1967 Divorced on Sept. 20, 1979

Chris Sarandon

Father
owned a cafe in Beckley, West Virginia

Mary Sarandon

Mother
owned a cafe in Beckley, West Virginia

Susan Tomalin

Wife
married on September 16, 1967 divorced in 1979

EDUCATION

University of West Virginia

Morgantown , West Virginia
graduated magna cum laude

Catholic University of America

Washington , Washington D.C.
toured USA with University's National Players; met and married Susan Sarandon

Milestones

2012

Cast in action thriller "Safe," Jason Statham

2011

Appeared in feature remake of "Fright Night"

2008

Cast as De Guiche on a PBS "Great Performances" presentation of "Cyrano de Bergerac"

2002

Cast in recurring role as a judge dating the tile character on "Judging Amy" (CBS)

2000

Played recurring role of a brain surgeon on "ER" (NBC)

1995

Co-starred in "Just Cause"

1991

Returned to Broadway as co-star of the ill-fated "Nick and Nora"

1988

Played Greek immigrant in West Virginia in "Goodbye Miss Fourth of July"

1987

Made comically wicked turn as villain Prince Humperdinck in "The Princess Bride"

1986

Played the creature in "Frankenstein" (CBS)

1979

Landed first significant TV-movie role in "You Can't Go Home Again" (CBS)

1975

Made auspicious screen debut in Sidney Lumet's "Dog Day Afternoon"

1974

Made TV-movie debut with a small role in "Thursday's Game" (ABC)

1969

Broadway debut as Jacob Rothschild in "The Rothschilds"

Worked with improvisational troupe in Washington, DC, and with Long Wharf Theater

TV debut on CBS daytime drama "The Guiding Light"

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