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The handsome, versatile, worldly-looking Chris Sarandon has played everything from vampires to Jesus Christ in magnetic performances that have not only been controversial but hard to miss. He was born and raised in Beckley, West Virginia. His mother, Cliffie (Cardullias), was born in Norfolk, Virginia, to Greek immigrants, and his father, ... See full bio »

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 2015 The Sonnet Project (TV Series)
- Sonnet #23 (2015)
 2010 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Judge Howard Matchick
- Taking Control (2010) ... Judge Howard Matchick
 2010 Psych (TV Series)
Ashton Bonaventure
- Think Tank (2010) ... Ashton Bonaventure
 2009 The Unusuals (TV Series)
Walter Shraeger
- Pilot (2009) ... Walter Shraeger
 2008 Great Performances (TV Series)
De Guiche
 2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Wesley Masoner
- Choreographed (2006) ... Wesley Masoner
 2006 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series)
Signor Naccarelli / Himself
- The Light in the Piazza (2006) ... Signor Naccarelli / Himself
 2005 Crazy (TV Movie)
 2002-2004 Law & Order (TV Series)
Howard Pincham
- Gov Love (2004) ... Howard Pincham
- The Wheel (2002) ... Howard Pincham
 2004 The Dead Will Tell (TV Movie)
Paul Hamlin
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series)
Adam Clarke (2004)
- Volunteers (2004) ... Adam Clarke (2004)
 2003 Skin (TV Series)
Mayor Coolidge
- Endorsement (2003) ... Mayor Coolidge
 2003 Charmed (TV Series)
Necromancer / Armand
- Necromancing the Stone (2003) ... Necromancer / Armand
 2003 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)
- Look Who's Squawking (2003) ... Myka (voice)
 2002 The Court (TV Series)
Justice Voorhees
 2002 The Griffin and the Minor Canon (TV Movie)
Minor Canon (voice)
 2000-2002 ER (TV Series)
Dr. Burke
- Piece of Mind (2001) ... Dr. Burke
 2000 Race Against Time (TV Movie)
Dr. Anton Stofeles
 1999-2000 Stark Raving Mad (TV Series)
Cesar / Cesar Radford
- The Big Finish (2000) ... Cesar
- Fish Out of Water (1999) ... Cesar Radford
 1998 Three (TV Series)
- The Games (1998) ... Cole
 1997 The Underworld (TV Movie)
 1997 Perversions of Science (TV Series)
Carson Walls
- Panic (1997) ... Carson Walls
 1997 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
Jim Dillingham Young / The Attendant
- Generosity (1997) ... Jim Dillingham Young / The Attendant (voice)
 1995 No Greater Love (TV Movie)
Sam Horowitz
 1995 When the Dark Man Calls (TV Movie)
Lloyd Carson
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. Pallas
- Corner of the Eye (1995) ... Dr. Pallas
 1994 Love & War (TV Series)
- Ten Cents a Dance (1994) ... Daniel
 1994 Fortune Hunter (TV Series)
Jackson Roddam
- The Frostfire Intercept (1994) ... Jackson Roddam
 1994 David's Mother (TV Movie)
 1994 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Martus Mazur
- Rivals (1994) ... Martus Mazur
 1993 Picket Fences (TV Series)
- The Dancing Bandit (1993) ... Cole
 1992 A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story (TV Movie)
Paul Solomon
 1992 Sisters (TV Series)
- Heart and Soul (1992) ... Harry
 1990 The Stranger Within (TV Movie)
 1990 Shangri-La Plaza (TV Movie)
Victorio - The Landlord
 1989 Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy (TV Movie)
John Lenczowski
 1988 Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (TV Movie)
George Janus
 1987 Frankenstein (TV Movie)
The Creature
 1987 Mayflower Madam (TV Movie)
Matt Whittington
 1986 Liberty (TV Movie)
Jacque Marchant
 1985 This Child Is Mine (TV Movie)
Craig Wilkerson
 1981 Broken Promise (TV Movie)
Bud Griggs
 1980 The Day Christ Died (TV Movie)
Jesus Christ
 1979 You Can't Go Home Again (TV Movie)
George Webber
 1974 Thursday's Game (TV Movie)
 1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
- The Satan Murders (1974) ... George
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Tom Halverson (1969-1973)
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"The Light in the Piazza," original musical. Book by Craig Lucas. Music by Adam Guettel. Lyrics by Adam Guettel. Based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer. Music orchestrated by Ted Sperling and Adam Guettel. Additional Orchestrations: Bruce Coughlin. Musical Director: Ted Sperling. Musical Staging by Jonathan Butterell. ... See more »

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Being on stage is a seductive lifestyle. My advice to aspiring actors is think twice. People sometimes go into acting for the wrong reasons - as a shortcut to fame and fortune. If these goals are not attained, they feel a bitter disappointment. Acting should be an end in itself. See more »


Attended the Catholic University of America Drama Dept, where he met and married Susan Sarandon (born Susan Tomalin) in 1968. See more »


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