Chris Sarandon


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29th May 2022 | FlixCatalog Staff

The handsome, weird and worldly-looking Chris Sarandon has shown his versatility in everything from vampires to Jesus Christ in hypnotic performances that have not only been controversial but hard to resist. He was born Christopher Sarandon, Jr. and raised in Beckley, West Virginia. Of Greek heritage on both sides (family surname originally Sarondonethes), his mother, Cliffie (Cardullias) and father, Christopher Sarandon, Sr., were restaurateurs.As a teen, Chris appeared locally on the musical stage and played drums and sang back-up with a local band called The Teen Tones. His band toured following high school and backed up such music legends as Bobby Darin, Gene Vincent and Danny and the Juniors. Chris later attended West Virginia University majoring in speech, but appearing in such musical productions as "The Music Man" as Harold Hill. He went on to attend the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, where he received his master's degree in theater and met first wife Susan Sarandon. They married in 1967.Touring with improv companies and in regional theater productions, he made his professional debut in "The Rose Tattoo" in 1965 and later joined the Long Wharf Theatre Company for a season. The Sarandons moved to New York in 1968, wherein the dark and handsome charmer immediately nabbed the role of Dr. Tom Halverson on the daytime soap Springfield Story (1952), a part that would last two years. Throughout the 1970s he would be rewarded with rich theater acting roles. On Broadway he appeared in "The Rothchilds" and replaced Raul Julia in "Two Gentlemen from Verona" while appearing elsewhere in various Shakespeare and Shaw festivals both here and in Canada.Chris made a phenomenally successful film debut in a huge, career-risking part as bank robber's Al Pacino's tormented, gender-confused lover in Hundstage (1975), earning the New York Film Critics award and Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his supporting turn. He took other sordid roles as well, this time in co-leads, such as opposite Margaux Hemingway in the poorly received exploitative thriller Eine Frau sieht rot (1976) and as a demon in the shocker Hexensabbat (1977). To avoid being typed as creepy characters, Chris furthered his range of roles in years to come, including the title role in The Day Christ Died (1980), a critically heralded TV-movie. He then received high marks also for his mesmerizing interpretation of two completely different characters with unique subtlety, intelligence, charisma and profoundness as both Sydney Carton and Charles Darnay in Eine Geschichte zweier Städte (1980) and co-starred with Goldie Hawn in the more mainstream Alles tanzt nach meiner Pfeife (1984). By the end of the 1970's, he and Susan would divorce and he would remarry (model Lisa Ann Cooper).Moving into 80s work, Chris endeared himself to a younger generation of film goers with memorable performances in enjoyable roles such as the undeniably sexy, magnetic vampire-next-door in the teen horror classic Die rabenschwarze Nacht (1985), the cruel, evil-plotting prince in Rob Reiner's Die Braut des Prinzen (1987) and as the investigating cop in Chucky - Die Mörderpuppe (1988), the first in the "Chucky" series about a murdering doll. In recent years Chris has continued steadily on stage, film and TV but at a lesser pace and in less flashy, high-profiled roles.In 1991 he co-starred on Broadway in the short-lived musical "Nick and Nora" with Joanna Gleason, the daughter of Monty Hall (Let's Make a Deal (1963)). Again divorced, he and Gleason married in 1994 and reunited on stage in "Thorn & Bloom" in 1998. They have also appeared together in a number of films, including American Perfect (1997), Edie & Pen (1996) and Black Devil (1999). He found frightful fun and a major cartoon niche as the voice of Jack Skellington in the original Disney movie Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), reprising the role in sequels, video games and Halloween special events.Into the millennium, Chris' focus has been more on Broadway and off-Broadway theatre with flavorful roles in "The Light in the Piazza," "Cyrano de Bergerac," "Through a Glass Darkly and "The Exonerated." In the 2015 production of "Preludes," he played multiple roles that included Chekhov, Tchaikovsky and Tolstoy. He has also sporadically appeared in films with featured parts in Perfume (2001), Loggerheads (2005), My Sassy Girl - Unverschämt liebenswert (2008), a cameo as a vampire victim in a remake of Fright Night (2011), Safe - Todsicher (2012) and Frank the Bastard (2013), Big Stone Gap (2014) and I Smile Back (2015). He has also uplifted a number of popular TV shows with his presence: "ER," "Charmed," "Cold Case," "Judging Amy," "Law and Order," "The Good Wife," "Orange Is the New Black" and as the voice of Dracula in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." - IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh /

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Streaming Availability

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Releases by Year

Chris Sarandon on average has worked on 1 movies per year from 1976 to 2016. See the full graphs of the number of Chris Sarandon movies released per year from 1996 till 2016.

Top Genres

Chris Sarandon works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Thriller Genre flixes. 27% of Chris Sarandon movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Chris Sarandon worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Chris Sarandon has worked on is 6.0.

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Chris Sarandon's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Prop Culture (2020)

Discover the beloved artifacts behind some of your favorite Disney films in Prop Culture, an Original Series.

8.1/1035 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

The Princess Bride (1987)

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.

8/1098 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

7.9/1076 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

Forced March (1989)

Ben Kline is a successful television actor looking for a meaningful role to make him a movie star. When he sets out to play a hero who died in the Holocaust, he is forced to face the ...

7/10104 min

Available in 7 platform(s).

Fright Night (1985)

A teenager discovers that the newcomer in his neighborhood is a vampire, so he turns to an actor in a television horror show for help dealing with the undead.

7/10106 min

Available in 13 platform(s).

Child's Play (1988)

A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.

6.6/1087 min

Available in 13 platform(s).

A Tale of Two Cities (1980)

An ex-aristocrat from France and an alcoholic English lawyer find themselves crossing paths and in love with the same woman during the French Revolution.

6.6/10162 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

Safe (2012)

Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei's trail.

6.5/1094 min

Available in 10 platform(s).