Chris Sarandon

Highest Rated: 97% The Princess Bride (1987)
Birthday: Jul 24, 1942
Birthplace: Beckley, West Virginia, USA
Formerly husband to Susan Sarandon, whom he met while attending the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Chris Sarandon spent nearly a decade performing on-stage before making his first television appearance alongside Gene Wilder and Bob Newhart in Thursday's Game in 1974. While that appearance was well received by its audience, Sarandon wouldn't achieve widespread critical recognition from the film industry until his portrayal of an overwrought transsexual opposite Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon (1975). Sarandon's performance earned him two prestigious nominations (New Star of the Year - Male from the Golden Globes and Best Actor from the Academy), and by all indications, Sarandon was headed toward a bright future on the silver screen. Rather than jumping into a full-time movie career, however, Sarandon continued his work in theater (he replaced Raul Julia in the Tony-winning Broadway musical The Two Gentlemen of Verona) and appeared in a series of television roles, some of which (such as A Tale of Two Cities in 1980) mirrored his affinity for the classics, while others -- namely The Day Christ Died, in which he played the title role -- offered an opportunity for the actor to get in touch with his religious side. Oddly enough, Sarandon would also appear in a slew of satanic or otherwise horror-themed films, including The Sentinel (1976), Fright Night (1985), and Child's Play (1988). It was his decidedly less grim role as the insidious Prince Humperdinck in Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride, however, that would bring his name back into the hearts of American audiences, albeit his place therein was reserved for fairy tale bad guys. Despite his success, Sarandon was unable to gain mainstream American recognition for a starring role, though his performance as a Holocaust survivor in Forced March (1990) did not go unnoticed by critics. Not long afterward, select U.S. filmgoers were treated to his portrayal of a man obsessed with his deceased ancestor's rumored ability to raise the dead in Alien scriptwriter Dan O'Bannon's The Resurrected (1991). In 1993, Sarandon earned no small amount of approval for giving voice to Jack Skellington, the bony star of Tim Burton's gleefully sinister The Nightmare Before Christmas. After participating in a vampire documentary, an episode of the cult-favorite Tales From the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood, and, of all things, the film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's family classic Little Men, Sarandon landed a recurring role as Dr. Burke on NBC's long-running medical drama ER. He continued to work steadily into the 21st century in a variety of projects including Voices in Wartime, Loggerheads, The Chosen One, the remake of Fright Night, and 2012's Safe.


Highest Rated Movies



51% I Smile Back Roger $50.6K 2015
38% Big Stone Gap Mario Barbari $1.1M 2015
58% Safe Mayor Tremello $17.2M 2012
72% Fright Night Jay Dee $18.3M 2011
5% Multiple Sarcasms Larry 2010
No Score Yet Cyrano De Bergerac Actor 2009
No Score Yet The Chosen One Zeb Kirk 2008
81% Voices in Wartime Actor 2005
74% Loggerheads Rev. Robert Austin 2005
No Score Yet The Dead Will Tell Paul Hamlin 2004
11% Perfume Gary Packer 2001
No Score Yet As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride' Actor 2001
No Score Yet Carrera contra el Tiempo Anton Stoffles 2000
57% Let the Devil Wear Black Jack's Father 1999
No Score Yet Terminal Justice Actor 1998
No Score Yet Reaper Luke Sinclair 1998
No Score Yet Edie & Pen Max 1997
No Score Yet Road Ends Estaban Maceda 1997
No Score Yet American Perfekt Sammy 1997
12% Tales from the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood Rev. Current 1996
No Score Yet No Greater Love Actor 1996
24% Just Cause Lyle Morgan 1995
No Score Yet Terminal Justice Reginald Matthews 1995
No Score Yet Temptress Matt Christianson 1995
No Score Yet David's Mother Philip Goodson 1994
95% The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington $8.7M 1993
No Score Yet Dark Tide Tim 1993
No Score Yet Goodbye, Miss 4th of July Actor 1993
No Score Yet A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story Paul Solomon 1992
No Score Yet The Resurrected Charles 1991
No Score Yet The Stranger Within Dan 1990
No Score Yet Forced March Ben Kline 1990
No Score Yet Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy Actor 1989
No Score Yet Collision Course Philip 1989
13% Slaves of New York Victor Okrent 1989
No Score Yet Whispers Tony 1989
67% Child's Play Mike Norris 1988
No Score Yet Resurrected Actor 1988
No Score Yet Mayflower Madam Matt Whittington 1987
97% The Princess Bride Prince Humperdinck 1987
88% Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Kaze no tani no Naushika) Kurotowa (English) 1985
91% Fright Night Jerry Dandrige 1985
25% Protocol Michael 1984
40% The Osterman Weekend Cardone 1983
No Score Yet A Tale of Two Cities Charles Darnay 1980
50% Cuba Juan Pulido 1979
47% The Sentinel Michael Lerman 1977
14% Lipstick Gordon Stuart 1976
95% Dog Day Afternoon Leon 1975
No Score Yet Thursday's Game Counselor 1974


No Score Yet American Masters
  • 2017
No Score Yet American Experience
  • 2011
No Score Yet God in America
Abraham Lincoln
  • 2010
96% The Good Wife
Judge Howard Matchick
  • 2010
No Score Yet Great Performances
Performer Comte de Guiche
  • 2009
78% The Unusuals
Walter Shraeger
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Wesley Masoner
  • 2006
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
Signor Naccarelli
  • 2006
No Score Yet Cold Case
Adam Clarke
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order
Clark Howard Pincham Haold Pincham
  • 2004
  • 2002
No Score Yet Charmed
  • 2003
No Score Yet Judging Amy
Judge Barry Krumble
  • 2002
No Score Yet ER
Dr. Burke
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Felicity
Dr. McGrath
  • 1999
No Score Yet Stark Raving Mad
  • 1999
No Score Yet Chicago Hope
Cardiologist Gordon Mays
  • 1998
No Score Yet The Practice
  • 1998
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
  • 1995
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • 1994
No Score Yet Picket Fences
  • 1993