Chris Sarandon

Chris Sarandon

Highest Rated: 97% The Princess Bride (1987)

Lowest Rated: 11% Frank the Bastard (2013)

Birthday: Jul 24, 1942

Birthplace: Beckley, West Virginia, USA

This tall, darkly handsome character actor first came to attention as Al Pacino's overwrought gay lover in Sidney Lumet's "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975), a role that earned him an Oscar nomination, and later was amusingly wonderful as the villainous prince in Rob Reiner's "The Princess Bride" (1987). Chris Sarandon came out of a decade of stage roles before working in front of the cameras. He first toured the US as a member of the Catholic University Players, performing works by Moliere and Shakespeare and later marked time with an improvisational company in Washington, DC, and with the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT. Sarandon made his Broadway debut in 1970 as Jacob Rothschild--the brother who takes France--in the musical "The Rothschilds," with Hal Linden and Robby Benson. In 1972, Sarandon replaced Raul Julia as Proteus in the Tony-winning Broadway musical "Two Gentlemen of Verona," John Guare's musical adaptation of the Shakespeare play. Five years later, he was part of an all-star ensemble (including Madeline Kahn and Joel Grey) in Guare's "Marco Polo Sings a Solo" at the Public Theatre. Sarandon has continued to work on stage between film and TV assignments, including the ill-fated 1991 musical "Nick and Nora."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
50% 43% I Smile Back Roger (Character) $57.7K 2015
38% 53% Big Stone Gap Mario Barbari (Character) $1M 2014
11% 57% Frank the Bastard Tristan Pace (Character) - 2013
58% 59% Safe Mayor Tramello (Character) $17.1M 2012
No Score Yet 48% The Chosen One Zebulon 'Zeb' Kirk (Voice) - 2007
73% 65% Loggerheads Rev. Robert Austin (Character) $115.2K 2005
No Score Yet 25% The Dead Will Tell Paul Hamlin (Character) - 2004
11% 51% Perfume Gary Packer (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 40% Reaper Luke Sinclair (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Race Against Time Dr. Anton Stofeles (Character) - 2000
57% 27% Let the Devil Wear Black Jack's Father (Character) - 1999
14% 79% Louisa May Alcott's Little Men Fritz Bhaer (Character) $102.2K 1998
No Score Yet 58% American Perfekt Deputy Sammy (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 20% Road Ends Esteban Maceda (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Underworld Johnny (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 25% No Greater Love Sam Horowitz (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 33% Edie & Pen Max (Character) - 1996
15% 31% Tales From the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood Rev. 'J.C.' Current (Character) $5.6M 1996
26% 46% Just Cause Lyle Morgan (Character) $35.7M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet When the Dark Man Calls Lloyd Carson (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Temptress Matt Christianson (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 33% Terminal Justice Reginald Matthews (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 62% David's Mother Philip (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 29% Dark Tide Tim (Character) - 1993
95% 91% The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack (Voice) $1.7M 1993
No Score Yet 20% A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story Paul Solomon (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 54% The Resurrected Charles Dexter Ward/Joseph Curwen (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Stranger Within Dan (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 13% Whispers Tony (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy John Lenczowski (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 32% Collision Course Philip Madras (Character) - 1989
22% 69% Slaves of New York Victor Okrent (Character) $294.4K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forced March Ben Kline/Miklos Radnoti (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goodbye, Miss 4th of July George Janus (Character) - 1988
71% 63% Child's Play Mike Norris (Character) $32.8M 1988
97% 94% The Princess Bride Prince Humperdinck (Character) $26.9M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mayflower Madam Matt Whittington (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Liberty Jacque Marchant (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Child Is Mine Craig Wilkerson (Character) - 1985
92% 77% Fright Night Jerry Dandrige (Character) - 1985
25% 38% Protocol Michael Ransome (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 75% Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Kurotowa (Voice) - 1984
39% 38% The Osterman Weekend Joseph Cardone (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broken Promise Bud Griggs (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day Christ Died Jesus Christ (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 35% A Tale of Two Cities Sydney Carton/Charles Darnay (Character) - 1980
45% 28% Cuba Juan Pulido (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Can't Go Home Again George Webber (Character) - 1979
45% 44% The Sentinel Michael Lerman (Character) - 1977
11% 37% Lipstick Gordon Stuart (Character) - 1976
96% 90% Dog Day Afternoon Leon Shermer (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 70% Thursday's Game Counselor (Character) - 1974

TV

Credit
90% 81% Orange Is the New Black Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet God in America Unknown (Character) 2010
94% 92% The Good Wife Judge Howard Matchick (Guest Star) 2010
72% 100% The Unusuals Walter Shraeger (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 93% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Wesley Masoner (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2004 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
70% No Score Yet Skin Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 88% Charmed Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Court Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stark Raving Mad Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Felicity Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perversions of Science Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet 86% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Martus Mazur (Guest Star) 1994

QUOTES FROM Chris Sarandon CHARACTERS

Prince Humperdinck says: It's iocane powder. I swear my life on it!

Count Rugen says: Are you coming down into the pit? Westly's got his strength back, I'm starting him on the machine tonight.

Prince Humperdinck says: Tyron. You know how much I love watching you work, but I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder, and Gilda to blame for it. I'm swamped.

Det. Mike Norris says: Mrs. Barclay what are you doing back here?

Karen Barclay says: Andy was telling the truth. Chucky is alive and he killed Eddie Caputo.

Det. Mike Norris says: What?

Karen Barclay says: I took him home to my apartment, I was about to throw away the box when we came in, the batteries fell out. Don't you see? He's been moving and talking for days without any batteries in him.

Det. Mike Norris says: What are you talkin' about?

Karen Barclay says: How I found out the doll was alive. See, I threatened to throw him in the fireplace. When all of a sudden, he came alive in my hand. I dropped him and then he ran out of the apartment.

Prince Humperdinck says: But first things first. To the death!

Westley says: No! To the pain!

Prince Humperdinck says: I don't think I'm quite familiar with that phrase

Prince Humperdinck says: I don't think I'm quite familiar with that phrase.

Det. Mike Norris says: (Chucky has just attempted to strangle Jack) Believe me now?

Jack Santos says: Yeah...but who's gonna believe ME?

Jack Santos says: Yeah, but who's gonna believe ME?

Det. Mike Norris says: (pulls his gun out on the homeless people) - What about the rest of you? You wanna party too?

Det. Mike Norris says: (pulls his gun out on the homeless people) What about the rest of you? You wanna party too?

Det. Mike Norris says: (talking to Jack about destroying Chucky) - You don't believe me? Go on. Check it out in the hall. He's scattered all over the hall. But don't touch it. Understand?

Det. Mike Norris says: (talking to Jack about destroying Chucky) You don't believe me? Go on. Check it out in the hall. He's scattered all over the hall. But don't touch it. Understand?

Det. Mike Norris says: It's an abandoned wreck of a store. Why don't you believe me? It was struck by lightning the night Charles Lee Ray died.

Karen Barclay says: How do you know that?

Det. Mike Norris says: (shouts) - Because I was there! I was the man who killed him!

Det. Mike Norris says: (shouts) Because I was there! I was the man who killed him!

Jerry Dandridge says: (after he hears a scream from upstairs, where vampire Amy is sleeping) - I think she just opened her eyes.

Jerry Dandridge says: (after he hears a scream from upstairs, where vampire Amy is sleeping) I think she just opened her eyes.

Peter Vincent says: (holds a crucifix up to Jerry's face) - Back, spawn of Satan!

Peter Vincent says: (holds a crucifix up to Jerry's face) Back, spawn of Satan!

Jerry Dandridge says: (laughs) - Oh, really? You have to have faith...for this to work on me...Mr. Vincent!

Jerry Dandridge says: (laughs) Oh, really? You have to have faith for this to work on me Mr. Vincent!

Jerry Dandridge says: Welcome to Fright Night...For real.

Jerry Dandridge says: Welcome to Fright Night. For real.

Jerry Dandridge says: (fighting with Charley in a night club) - Shouldn't lose your temper, Charley...It isn't polite.

Jerry Dandridge says: (fighting with Charley in a night club) Shouldn't lose your temper, Charley. It isn't polite.

Charley Brewster says: You can't kill me here

Jerry Dandridge says: (laughs) - I don't wanna kill you, Charley. I want you to bring Peter Vincent to my house-- just the two of you. That is...if you ever want to see Amy again.

Jerry Dandridge says: (laughs) I don't wanna kill you, Charley. I want you to bring Peter Vincent to my house just the two of you. That is if you ever want to see Amy again.

Jerry Dandridge says: (corners Evil Ed, alone in the street) - Hello, Edward. You don't have to be afraid of me. I know what it's like being different. Only they won't pick on you any more...or beat you up. I'll see to that. All you have to do is take my hand...Here, Edward...Take my hand.

Jerry Dandridge says: (corners Evil Ed, alone in the street) Hello, Edward. You don't have to be afraid of me. I know what it's like being different. Only they won't pick on you any more, or beat you up. I'll see to that. All you have to do is take my hand. Here, Edward. Take my hand.

Jerry Dandridge says: (to Charley) - You've already caused your friends quite enough pain. You wouldn't want to cause them anymore...would you?

Jerry Dandridge says: (to Charley) You've already caused your friends quite enough pain. You wouldn't want to cause them anymore, would you?

Jerry Dandridge says: (after softly kissing Amy on her hand) ...charmed.

Jerry Dandridge says: (after softly kissing Amy on her hand) Charmed.

Jerry Dandridge says: What's the matter, Charley...scared? You started this, Charley, and I'm gonna finish it. I just destroyed your car, Charley. But that's nothing compared to what I'm gonna do to you...tomorrow night.

Jerry Dandridge says: What's the matter, Charley...scared? You started this, Charley, and I'm gonna finish it. I just destroyed your car, Charley. But that's nothing compared to what I'm gonna do to you tomorrow night.

Jerry Dandridge says: (attacking Charley in his bedroom) - We wouldn't want to wake your mother, would we? Then I'd have to kill her too. Right up? - Do you realize how much trouble you've caused me? Spying on me...Almost disturbing my sleep this afternoon. Telling policemen about me! You deserve to die, boy. Of course, I could give you something I don't have. A choice. Forget about me, Charley. Forget about me, and I'll forget about you. What do you say, Charley?

Jerry Dandridge says: (attacking Charley in his bedroom) We wouldn't want to wake your mother, would we? Then I'd have to kill her too. Right up? Do you realize how much trouble you've caused me? Spying on me. Almost disturbing my sleep this afternoon. Telling policemen about me! You deserve to die, boy. Of course, I could give you something I don't have. A choice. Forget about me, Charley. Forget about me, and I'll forget about you. What do you say, Charley?

Judy Brewster says: Charley, this is our next-door neighbor...Jerry Dandrige.

Judy Brewster says: Charley, this is our next-door neighbor, Jerry Dandrige.

Jerry Dandridge says: Hello, Charley.

Judy Brewster says: Charley, don't be rude. Shake hands.

Charley Brewster says: (scared) - What's he doing here?

Charley Brewster says: (scared) What's he doing here?

Judy Brewster says: I invited him for a drink.

Charley Brewster says: You what?!

Judy Brewster says: I invited him over. Why?

Jerry Dandridge says: What's the matter, Charley? Afraid I'd never come over without being invited first? You're quite right. Of course, now that I've been made welcome... I'll probably drop by quite a bit. In fact, anytime I feel like it...With your mother's kind permission, of course.

Jerry Dandridge says: What's the matter, Charley? Afraid I'd never come over without being invited first? You're quite right. Of course, now that I've been made welcome I'll probably drop by quite a bit. In fact, anytime I feel like it, with your mother's kind permission, of course.

Judy Brewster says: Oh, Jerry, anytime.