Christopher Walken Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career and Achievement.
Christopher Walken Net Worth – Christopher Walken is an American actor who has credit for appearing in more than 100 movies and television series in his career. He is an iconic figure in Hollywood and has appeared in notable movies including ‘Catch Me If You Can’, ‘Batman Returns’ and ‘Pulp Fiction’ among others.
Early Life, Family and Education:
Walken was born in Astoria, Queens, New York City on March 31, 1943. He belongs to a mixed ethnicity of German, Scottish and small amount of Irish. He is the son of Rosalie(mother) and Paul Wälken(father). He worked as a lion tamer in a circus as a teenager.
He attended Hofstra University but dropped out after a year. He also joined the University of Salford in Salford, Greater Manchester, England.
Christopher Walken dated the American singer Liza Minnelli for a year from 1963 to 1964. This has been his only relationship besides his marriage relationship with Georgianne Walken.
Walken dated Georgianne Walken for a year after getting together in 1968. The couple decided to make the relationship stable and permanent and hence tied the knot in Jan 1969.
Although the couple has been together for more than 48 years, they don’t have any children from this relationship. When asked about the reason behind that, he explained that the prolific film career he has had was only possible by having no children.
They currently live in Wilton, Connecticut and have a cat named Bowtie. The couple has one of the long-lasting marriage in show business and no news regarding divorce or extra-marital affairs is known at the moment.
Walken became familiar to the world of show business in his early years. He appeared in numerous anthology series and variety shows as an extra when he was still a child.
He decided to become an actor after he appeared in a sketch with Martin and Lewis on ‘The Colgate Comedy Hour’. He got a regular role in ‘The Wonderful John Acton’ as the narrator for the show.
Walken gradually started landing major roles in numerous television series in the years that followed. He played the role of Chris in an episode of ‘Naked City’ and he later played the role of King Philip of France in the Broadway premiere of ‘The Lion in Winter’. Initially credited as Ronnie Walken, he later changed his name to Christopher in 1964.
Walken’s feature film debut came after he appeared on Sidney Lumet’s ‘The Anderson Tapes’. He has since then been part of numerous movies and television series including ‘Barefoot in Athens’, ‘Me and My Brother’, ‘New York Television Theatre’, ‘Hawaii Five-O’, ‘The Mind Snatchers’, ‘The Dogs of War’, ‘Pennies from Heaven’, ‘American Playhouse’, ‘Brainstorm’, ‘King of New York’, ‘Wayne’s World 2’, ‘A Business Affair’, ‘The Addiction’, ‘Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead’, ‘The Funeral’, ‘Suicide Kings’, ‘America’s Sweethearts’, ‘Undertaking Betty’, ‘The Rundown’, ‘Around the Bend’, ‘The Stepford Wives’, ‘Wedding Crashers’, ‘The Maiden Heist’, ‘30 Rock’, ‘Jersey Boys’, ‘Peter Pan Live!’, ‘Nine Lives’, ‘Eddie the Eagle’, ‘The Family Fang’ and more.
Walken is one of the most versatile and respected actors in Hollywood. He has been an idol to many and numerous famous actors give credit to Walken for providing the inspiration for them to become an actor. He has been nominated for two Academy Awards and has won the award 1 time.
He won in the category of Best Actor in a Supporting Role for ‘The Deer Hunter’. He has also been nominated for The Golden Globes, Primetime Emmys, and BAFTA Awards. He has a net worth of $ 50 million but his salary is not revealed yet.