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Chris Sarandon Biography

Birth Name:
Christopher Sarandon
Birth Place:
Beckley, West Virginia, United States

Fast Facts

  • Born in West Virginia to Greek parents
  • Met his future wife, actress Susan (Tomalin) Sarandon, while in college
  • Beginning in 1969, he played Tom Halverson on The Guiding Light
  • Made his Broadway debut in 1970 in the musical The Rothschilds, costarring Hal Linden and Robby Benson
  • Made his film debut in 1975's Dog Day Afternoon, opposite Al Pacino; his performance earned him Oscar and Golden Globe nominations
  • Other notable film roles include Prince Humperdinck in Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride (1987) and the voice of Jack Skellington in Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)


  • 1976Golden Globe-New Star of the Year - Actor: nominated
  • 1975Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated