Chris Sarandon Headshot

Chris Sarandon

Birth Place: Beckley, WV, USA

Get Chris Sarandon Email Alerts

Be the first to get news, photos, videos & more.

Chris Sarandon BIO

Chris Sarandon is a talented actor who has made a name for himself on both stage and screen. Born in Beckley, West Virginia in 1942, Sarandon grew up in a family of artists. His mother was a master of needlework and his father was an executive at a clothing company. Sarandon's interest in acting began in high school where he participated in school plays. He went on to study theater at West Virginia University before moving to New York City to pursue a career in acting.
Sarandon made his Broadway debut in 1970 in the play "The Rose Tattoo" alongside Maureen Stapleton. He went on to appear in several other Broadway productions, including "Two Gentlemen of Verona" and "The Rothschilds." In 1975, he earned a Tony Award nomination for his performance in "The Rothschilds."
In addition to his success on stage, Sarandon has had a successful career in film. He is perhaps best known for his role as Prince Humperdinck in the classic film "The Princess Bride." He has also appeared in other notable films such as "Dog Day Afternoon," "Fright Night," and "Child's Play." Sarandon has also lent his voice to several animated films, including "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride."
Sarandon has also had success on television. He has appeared in several popular television shows, including "Law & Order," "The Good Wife," and "The Strain." He also had a recurring role on the hit series "ER."
Despite his success in film and television, Sarandon has always remained passionate about theater. In 2005, he returned to Broadway to star in the play "The Light in the Piazza." He received critical acclaim for his performance and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.
Sarandon's most recent work includes a recurring role on the Showtime series "Ray Donovan." He has also lent his voice to several video games, including "Batman: Arkham City" and "Elder Scrolls Online."

Chris Sarandon Photos

Chris Sarandon STAGE CREDITS

Lincoln Center World Premiere Production, 2015
Chekhov, Tchaikovsky, Tolstoy, Glazunov, Tsar Nicholas II, The Master

Kerry Max Cook [Replacement]

Atlantic Theater Company Production, 2011

Broadway Revival, 2007
Comte de Guiche

Original Broadway Production, 2005
Signor Naccarelli [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1991

Victor Moisa

Bill Page

Original Broadway Production, 1980


Closed on the road, 1978

Tom Wintermouth

Broadway Transfer, 1971
Proteus [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1970
Jacob Rothschild

Nathan Rothschild (Understudy)

Chris Sarandon Movies

[1975]Dog Day Afternoon Leon

[1976]Lipstick Gordon Stuart

[1977]The Sentinel Michael Lerman

[1979]Cuba Juan Pulido

[1983]The Osterman Weekend Joseph Cardone

[1984]Protocol Michael Ransome

[1984]Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Kurotowa

[1987]The Princess Bride Prince Humperdinck

[1988]Child's Play Mike Norris

[1989]Collision Course Philip Madr

[1989]Forced March Ben Kline, Miklos Radnoti

[1989]Slaves of New York Victor Okrent

[1990]Whispers Tony

[1991]The Resurrected Charles Dexter Ward, Joseph Curwen

[1993]The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington

[1994]Dark Tide Tim, Andi's boyfriend

[1995]Temptress Matt Christianson

[1995]Just Cause Lyle Morgan

[1996]Terminal Justice Reginald Matthews

[1996]Bordello of Blood Reverend Current

[1996]Edie & Pen Max

[1997]American Perfekt Sammy

[1997]Road Ends Esteban Maceda

[1998]Little Men Fritz Bhaer

[1999]Let the Devil Wear Black Jack's Father

[2000]Reaper Luke Sinclair

[2001]Perfume Gary Packer

[2005]Loggerheads Robert

[2007]The Chosen One ZebulonZebKirk

[2008]My Sassy Girl Dr. Roark

[2010]Multiple Sarcasms Larry

[2011]Fright Night Jay Dee

[2012]Safe Mayor Tremello

[2013]Frank the Bastard Tristan Pace

[2014]Big Stone Gap Mario Barbari

[2015]I Smile Back Roger

Chris Sarandon TV Shows

ER Dr. Burke

Law & Order Howard Pincham

Stark Raving Mad Cesar, Cesar Radford

Chris Sarandon Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Musical

How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying

Chris Sarandon Videos

Chris Sarandon News

Listen: Susan Sarandon & Seth Rudetsky Join Season 2 of Chris Sarandon's COOKING BY HEART Podcast

Academy Award-nominated actor Chris Sarandon launches Season 2 of his 'Cooking By Heart' podcast with Susan Sarandon and Seth Rudetsky. Listen here!

Review: REVIEW: PRINCESS BRIDE at Palace Theater

What did our critic think of REVIEW: PRINCESS BRIDE at Palace Theater? The throng of attendees turned the showing into part rock concert, part Episcopal Church “call and response” worship service. Every joke received a burst of laughter and applause like the crowd was seeing the movie for the first time. Yet every memorable line was recited in time with the actors on the screen.

Listen To Chris Sarandon Interview Mario Cantone For His COOKING BY HEART Podcast

Academy Award- nominee Chris Sarandon's latest episode of his popular 'Cooking By Heart' podcast featuring his interview with Tony-nominated actor and comedian Mario Cantone ('Sex and the City,' And Just Like That' and 'Better Things') is now available on all major podcast platforms and on YouTube.

Feature THE PRINCESS BRIDE at Palace

THE PRINCESS BRIDE won no Oscars, was a moderate box office success ($30.8 million on a $16 million production budget), and had only a few established TV stars (Billy Crystal, Peter Falk, and Andre the Giant) when it was released, However, it is listed as 50th in Bravo's '100 Funniest Movies' and 88th on the American Film Institute's list of the 100th greatest film love stories.

Chris Sarandon to Present Live Podcast Taping of COOKING BY HEART With Mario Cantone

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present Academy Award nominee Chris Sarandon and Tony-nominated actor and comedian Mario Cantone in a one-night-only live recording podcast episode of “Cooking By Heart” on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 PM.

Listen: Chris Sarandon Interviews Hal Linden, Joanna Gleason & More on COOKING BY HEART Podcast

Listen to Chris Sarandon's 'Cooking By Heart' podcast featuring Broadway stars Hal Linden, Joanna Gleason and more!

Photos: 30 Days Of Cabaret Gratitude Final Roundup

After thirty days, we conclude the Broadway World Cabaret look at artists for whom our team feels thanks. Here they all are, together, with some thanks of our own.

Alison Fraser to Lead STRANGER INTERLUDES Industry Reading at Boundless Theater

Boundless Theater announced has that Stranger Interludes, a new play by David James Parr, will receive an industry reading on Friday, November 18th at The Dramatists Guild Foundation, directed by Amanda Bearse (“Married… with Children”, Billy Eichner’s Bros).

Feature: 30 Days Of Cabaret Gratitude - Day Twenty-Seven - The Legacy

Broadway World Cabaret is looking at THE LEGACY.

FRIGHT NIGHT Sets 4K Ultra HD Release Date

Fright Night will be released on a limited edition 4K Ultra HD steelbook. Meet Jerry Dandrige. He's sweet, sexy, and he likes to sleep in late. You might think he's the perfect neighbor. But before inviting Jerry in for a nightcap, there's just one thing you should know. Jerry prefers his drinks warm, red, and straight from the jugular!

BWW Review: Joanna Gleason Makes and Preserves History By Sharing Family History In OUT OF THE ECLIPSE at 54 Below

Joanna Gleason returns to 54 Below with her musical memoir OUT OF THE ECLIPSE, one of the best shows one could hope to see on any stage, nightclub or otherwise.

Sacred Heart University Community Theatre Presents Chris Sarandon Podcast COOKING BY HEART Next Week

Oscar-nominated actor Chris Sarandon, who appeared in The Princess Bride, Fright Night and Dog Day Afternoon, will record his food-themed podcast, “Cooking by Heart,” April 23 at Sacred Heart University Community Theatre, 1420 Post Road.

FAN EXPO Philadelphia Adds Popular Anime, Animation Guests To Lineup

'My Hero Academia,' 'Demon Slayer,' 'Dragon Ball Z,' 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' and 'Mulan' are among the popular anime and animation franchises represented as FAN EXPO Philadelphia today announced the addition of 16 amazing voice actors to the event, set for April 8-10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia.

Joanna Gleason and Chris Sarandon Join New York City Children's Theater's MEET THE PARENT Series


Grand Rapids Symphony Announces 2021-22 Season

The Grand Rapids Symphony has announced their 2021-22 concert season of live music planned for in person audiences at DeVos Performance Hall beginning this fall!

Rob Reiner to Introduce the World Premiere of THE PRINCESS BRIDE IN CONCERT at the Hollywood Bowl

The Los Angeles Philharmonic performs the world premiere of The Princess Bride in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl for one night only, Saturday, July 31, at 8:00 p.m. Led by conductor David Newman and in synch with the film, the LA Phil will play an adaptation for full orchestra of Mark Knopfler’s Grammy-nominated score.

Michael Cerveris, Joanna Gleason, Cherry Jones and More Featured in Guild Hall's 90th Season

Guild Hall has announced the artists and events for its landmark 90th season which begins at the end of May and will feature author Salman Rushdie, American Ballet Theatre, Emmy-winners Susan Lucci & Joy Behar, 5-time Tony-winner Susan Stroman, Oscar & Tony-winner Mercedes Ruehl, and more.

Holidays at Home: 40 Christmas Movies You Can Stream This Week!

With the holidays well underway, we bet you’re looking for ways to escape into wintery fantasy. And you’re in luck! BroadwayWorld put together a list of where you can stream all of your favorite holiday films.

Where Can You Stream Your Favorite Halloween Movies in 2020?

Have you been wondering how you’re going to celebrate Halloween at home this year?

Marc Kudisch and More Will Lead SOMETHING'S COMING, New Play on the Making of WEST SIDE STORY, Kicking Off The New Works Virtual Festival

The New Works Virtual Festival, now scheduled to take place from Sunday October 25th to Saturday the 31st, will stream video readings of 20 new scripts featuring the work of a diverse group of writers and all-star cast members.


Chris Sarandon has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

Chris Sarandon has not appeared in the West End

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (The Lortels) for Preludes and Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying .

Get Chris Sarandon Email Alerts

Be the first to get news, photos, videos & more.

Contact Chris Sarandon



Recommended For You