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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride Prince Humperdinck
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Fright Night
Fright Night Jerry Dandrige
Child's Play
Child's Play Mike Norris


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 2016 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series)
Kip Carnigan
- We'll Always Have Baltimore (2016) ... Kip Carnigan
 2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 (Video Game)
Jack Skellington (voice)
 2015 The Sonnet Project (TV Series)
- Sonnet #23 (2015)
 2015 I Smile Back
 2014 Big Stone Gap
Mario Barbari
 2013 Disney Infinity (Video Game)
Jack Skellington (voice)
 2012/I Safe
Mayor Tremello
 2011 Fright Night
Jay Dee
 2010 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Judge Howard Matchick
- Taking Control (2010) ... Judge Howard Matchick
 2010 Multiple Sarcasms
 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
 2007 The Chosen One
Zebulon 'Zeb' Kirk (voice)
 2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (Video Game)
Jack Skellington (English version, voice)
 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 Kingdom Hearts II (Video Game)
Jack Skellington (English version, voice)
 2005 Crazy (TV Movie)
 2005 Loggerheads
 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 Kingdom Hearts (Video Game)
Jack Skellington (English version, 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
 2001 Perfume
Gary Packer
 1999-2000 Stark Raving Mad (TV Series)
Cesar / Cesar Radford
- The Big Finish (2000) ... Cesar
- Fish Out of Water (1999) ... Cesar Radford
 2000 Race Against Time (TV Movie)
Dr. Anton Stofeles
 2000 Reaper
Luke Sinclair
 1999 Let the Devil Wear Black
Jack's Father
 1998 Three (TV Series)
- The Games (1998) ... Cole
 1997 The Underworld (TV Movie)
 1997 Road Ends
Esteban Maceda
 1997 Perversions of Science (TV Series)
Carson Walls
- Panic (1997) ... Carson Walls
 1997 American Perfekt
Deputy Sammy
 1997 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
Jim Dillingham Young / The Attendant
- Generosity (1997) ... Jim Dillingham Young / The Attendant (voice)
 1996 Bordello of Blood
Reverend Current
 1996 Edie & Pen
 1996 Terminal Justice
Reginald Matthews
 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
 1995 Just Cause
Lyle Morgan
 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 Dark Tide
 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 Whispers
 1990 The Stranger Within (TV Movie)
 1990 Shangri-La Plaza (TV Movie)
 1989 Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy (TV Movie)
John Lenczowski
 1989 Forced March
Ben Kline / Miklos Radnoti
 1989 Collision Course
Philip Madras
 1989 Slaves of New York
Victor Okrent
 1988 Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (TV Movie)
George Janus
 1988 Fright Night (Video Game)
Jerry Dandrige (voice, uncredited)
 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
 1984 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Kurotowa (English version, voice)
 1983 The Osterman Weekend
Joseph Cardone
 1981 Broken Promise (TV Movie)
Bud Griggs
 1980 The Day Christ Died (TV Movie)
Jesus Christ
 1979 Cuba
Juan Pulido
 1979 You Can't Go Home Again (TV Movie)
George Webber
 1976 Lipstick
Gordon Stuart
 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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(December 16, 1977 to January 28, 1978) He acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "The Devil's Disciple," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Rex Harrison, Carole Shelley, Barnard Hughes and Margaret Hamilton in the cast. Frank Dunlop was director. See more »

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As an actor, we are, in a way, a mirror of other people. See more »


In 1961 Sarandon made his theater debut at Theatre West Virginia's Grandview in "Honey in the Rock." He spent three seasons with the historical drama, playing a variety of roles, including a New River settler, a news reader, a sentry and Stonewall Jackson. He also doubled as a singer/dancer. See more »


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