Chris Sarandon (I)

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The handsome, weird and worldly-looking Chris Sarandon has shown his versatility in everything from vampires to Jesus Christ in hypnotic performances that have been controversial but irresistible. He was born Christopher Sarandon, Jr. and raised in Beckley, West Virginia of Greek heritage on both sides (family surname originally Sarondonethes). ... See full bio »

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 2020 Sofa Shakespeare (TV Series)
- Twelfth Night (2020)
 2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TV Series)
Count Dracula
- Monsters Among Us! (2017) ... Count Dracula (voice)
- The Frankenstein Experiment (2017) ... Count Dracula (voice)
- The Crypt of Dracula (2017) ... Count Dracula (voice)
 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
 2014 Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (Video Game)
Jack Skellington (voice)
 2013 Frank the Bastard
Tristan Pace
 2013 Disney Infinity (Video Game)
Jack Skellington (voice)
 2012/I Safe
Mayor Tremello
 2011 Fright Night
Jay Dee
 2010 God in America (TV Series)
Abraham Lincoln
- A Nation Reborn/A New Light (2010) ... Abraham Lincoln
 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
- One Man Band (2009) ... Walter Shraeger
- Pilot (2009) ... Walter Shraeger
 2008 Great Performances (TV Series)
De Guiche
- Cyrano de Bergerac (2008) ... De Guiche
 2008 My Sassy Girl
Dr. Roark
 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 / Self
- The Light in the Piazza (2006) ... Signor Naccarelli / Self
 2005 Crazy (TV Movie)
 2005 Kingdom Hearts II (Video Game)
Jack Skellington (English version, voice)
 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 The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge (Video Game)
Jack Skellington (voice)
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series)
Adam Clarke (2004)
- Volunteers (2004) ... Adam Clarke (2004)
 2003 Skin (TV Mini 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 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Judge Barry Krumble
- Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition (2002) ... Judge Barry Krumble
- The Bottle Show (2002) ... Judge Barry Krumble
- The Justice League of America (2002) ... Judge Barry Krumble
- Can They Do That with Vegetables? (2002) ... Judge Barry Krumble
- The Extinction of the Dinosaurs (2002) ... Judge Barry Krumble
 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)
 2002 Alanis Morissette: Hands Clean (Music Video)
 2000-2002 ER (TV Series)
Dr. Burke
- It's All in Your Head (2002) ... Dr. Burke
- Piece of Mind (2001) ... Dr. Burke
- The Greatest of Gifts (2000) ... 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 Felicity (TV Series)
Dr. Peter McGrath
- Felicity Was Here (1999) ... Dr. Peter McGrath
- The Force (1999) ... Dr. Peter McGrath
- Connections (1999) ... Dr. Peter McGrath
- Docuventary (1999) ... Dr. Peter McGrath
- Todd Mulcahy: Part 2 (1999) ... Dr. Peter McGrath
 1999 Let the Devil Wear Black
Jack's Father
 1998 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Dr. Gordon Mays
- Austin, We Have a Problem (1998) ... Dr. Gordon Mays
- Wag the Doc (1998) ... Dr. Gordon Mays
- Austin Space (1998) ... Dr. Gordon Mays
 1998 Little Men
Fritz Bhaer
 1998 Three (TV Series)
- The Games (1998) ... Cole
 1998 The Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Jeffrey Winslow
- Cloudy with a Chance of Membranes (1998) ... Dr. Jeffrey Winslow
- The Trial (1998) ... Dr. Jeffrey Winslow
 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
 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 Temptress
Matt Christianson
 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
Tim / Andi's boyfriend
 1994 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Martus Mazur
- Rivals (1994) ... Martus Mazur
 1993 Picket Fences (TV Series)
- The Dancing Bandit (1993) ... Cole
 1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack Skellington (voice)
 1992 Lincoln and the War Within (TV Movie)
Abraham Lincoln
 1992 A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story (TV Movie)
Paul Solomon
 1992 Sisters (TV Series)
- Heart and Soul (1992) ... Harry
 1991 The Resurrected
Charles Dexter Ward / Joseph Curwen
 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 Fright Night (Video Game)
Jerry Dandrige (voice, uncredited)
 1988 Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (TV Movie)
George Janus
 1988 Child's Play
Mike Norris
 1987 Mayflower Madam (TV Movie)
Matt Whittington
 1987 The Princess Bride
Prince Humperdinck
 1986 Frankenstein (TV Movie)
The Creature
 1986 Liberty (TV Movie)
Jacque Marchant
 1985 This Child Is Mine (TV Movie)
Craig Wilkerson
 1985 Fright Night
Jerry Dandrige
 1984 Protocol
Michael Ransome
 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 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Movie)
Sydney Carton / Charles Darnay
 1980 The Day Christ Died (TV Movie)
Jesus Christ
 1979 Cuba
Juan Pulido
 1979 You Can't Go Home Again (TV Movie)
George Webber
 1977 The Sentinel
Michael Lerman
 1976 Lipstick
Gordon Stuart
 1975 Dog Day Afternoon
 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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Sarandon, Christopher | Sarandon (Cardullias), Cliffie

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Personal Quote:

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 »


Appearing with his wife, Joanna Gleason, in his hometown of Beckley, West Virginia. See more »


Often plays doctors

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