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Facts of Christopher Walken

Full NameChristopher Walken
First NameChristopher
Last NameWalken
Birth NameRonald Walken
Birth CityAstoria, New York
Birth CountryUSA
Father NamePaul Walken
Mother NameRosalie Russell
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseGeorgianne Thon
EducationProfessional Children's School, Hofstra University
Height183 cm
Networth$50 M
Date of BirthMarch 31,1943
Age77 years
Married Date1969
Amount$50 Million

Christopher Walken is one of the most iconic actors in Hollywood. His distinct speech pattern and style has made him one of the most impersonated celebrities. He has acted in over 100 films which include some of the best-known movies in recent times.

His career started back in 1952, and he has since become one of the biggest actors in the industry. 

He made the news in May 2020 after Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind, an HBO documentary exploring the mysterious death of Natalie Wood was released.

Walken was on-board the yacht with Natalie’s then-husband Robert Wagner when Wood died under mysterious circumstances on November 29, 1981.

What Is The Net Worth Of Christopher Walken, The Hollywood Icon, In 2020?

Christopher Walken’s net worth as of May 2020 is $50 Million. He made this net worth mainly from a career in acting.

Christopher Walken’s fortune is $50 Million
Christopher Walken’s fortune is $50 Million
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Walken’s films have also grossed hundreds of millions at the box office in addition to being critically acclaimed and loved by audiences.

Earnings And Box Office Performance

The star ears around $8.42 Million per year according to various online sources. Similarly, he has worked in some of the highest-grossing movies of all time. The following table is a list of his movies and their box office collections.

Collection At The Box OfficeMovie
$64,569             The Jesus Rolls (2019)
$21,038,441      Father Figures (2017)
$50,880,985      Nine Lives (2016)
$604,602           The Family Fang (2016)
$962,854,547   The Jungle Book (2016)
$14,284             One More Time (2016)
$45,060,480      Eddie the Eagle (2016)
$3,458,064             Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser (2015)
$625,231           Peter Pan Live! (2014)
$288,241           Turks & Caicos (2014)
$65,282,732      Jersey Boys (2014)
$30,444             The Power of Few (2013)
$6,118,797        Stand Up Guys (2013)
$8,038,792        A Late Quartet (2012)
$33,035,736      Seven Psychopaths (2012)
$255,025           Dark Horse (2012)
$2,911,365        Kill the Irishman (2011)
$3,231,251        Romance and Cigarettes (2007)
$41,780,026      Balls of Fury (2007)
$203,035,572   Hairspray (2007)
$41,342,180      Man of the Year (2006)
$237,685,089   Click (2006)
$23,574,057      Domino (2005)
$283,218,368   Wedding Crashers (2005)
$193,571           Around the Bend (2004)
$96,150,482      The Stepford Wives (2004)
$14,566,246      Envy (2004)
$130,968,579   Man on Fire (2004)
$80,831,893      The Rundown (2003)
$7,126,002        Gigli (2003)
$563,711Poolhall Junkies (2003)
$90,723,216      Kangaroo Jack (2003)
$355,612,291   Catch Me if You Can (2002)
$16,988,996      The Country Bears (2002)
$430,313           The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
$160,648,493   America's Sweethearts (2001)
$30,987,695      Joe Dirt (2001)
$581,142           The Opportunists (2000)
$207,068,340   Sleepy Hollow (1999)
$20,416             New Rose Hotel (1999)
$836,641           Illuminata (1999)
$26,613,620      Blast from the Past (1999)
$152,457,863   Antz (1998)
$1,692,872        Suicide Kings (1998)
$61,894,591      Mouse Hunt (1997)
$18,115,927      Last Man Standing (1996)
$303,300           The Addiction (1995)
$212,928,762   Pulp Fiction (1994)
$47,965,000      Wayne's World 2 (1993)
$12,309,980      True Romance (1993)
$266,824,291   Batman Returns (1992)
$2,389,850        King of New York (1990)
$50,057,660      The Deer Hunter (1979)
$38,251,425      Annie Hall (1977)

House In Connecticut And Rhode Island

Walken has a rural home in Wilton, Connecticut, US, that he shares with his wife. The price of the property is around $1.57 Million.

Walken's CT home
Walken's CT home
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Similarly, the pair also have a vacation home in Block Island, Rhode Island, where the average price of a house is $1,060,000.

Cult Fan Following

Walken is perhaps one of the best-known actors in the world with a distinct voice, speech pattern, and acting style. 

His performances have ranged from sketch comedy on SNL to intense dramatic performances on films like The Deer Hunter (starring alongside Robert De Niro) for which he won an Oscar.

Most of his performances, be it comedic or dramatic have been iconic. In fact, even his cameos are considered legendary including the one he made on the now-classic Pulp Fiction. Some of his early revered performances include Duane in Annie Hall, the Diane Keaton and Woody Allen film.

Quentin Tarantino declared that the star’s appearance in the ‘Sicilian Scene’ was one of his proudest moments in show business.

Many of his peers also consider him an icon, as a matter of fact, Johnny Depp, a film legend in his own right said that he starred on Nick of Time because he wanted to work with Walken.

In similar fashion, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell, Bradley Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio, etc. have also been vocal of their appreciation of the actor.

His appearance on the SNL sketch “More Cowbell” is considered comedy gold and has spawned numerous sub-sketches. He also made the phrase ‘it needs more cowbell’ popular.

Walken has also made a lot of other appearances on SNL which are in and of themselves iconic.

Involvement In The Natalie Wood Death Case

Walken was one of the last people to see Natalie Wood, who drowned near the yacht, Splendour, on November 29, 1981.

He and Wood’s then-husband Robert Wagner were on board the yacht. At first, the death was deemed accidental but later the case was reopened in 2011, Christopher has commented on the death saying

“I don’t know what happened. She slipped and fell in the water. I was in bed then. It was a terrible thing. "Look, we’re in a conversation I won’t have. It’s a f***ing bore. What happened that night only she knows, because she was alone,”

The star said that the yacht was slippery and she might’ve fallen over in a complete accident. The police have clarified that Walken was not a suspect in the case. In June 2012, the cause of death was later changed to undetermined.


Over the years Walken has passionately supported various charities among which WhyHunger and Best Friends Animal Society have been helped passionately by the actor.

He used his affiliation with Best Friends Animal Society to save over 733,000 cats and dogs who are killed in US shelters annually. He also owns a cat with his wife Bowtie. They also owned one in the past that was named Flapjack.

Short Biography

Christopher Walken was born Ronald Walken on March 31, 1943, in Astoria, New York, U.S. to Paul Walken and Rosalie Russell. After attending his local schools, he went to Hofstra University but dropped out.

Walken with his wife Georgianne Thon
Walken with his wife Georgianne Thon

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Regarding his relationships he is married to Georgianne Thon. They tied the knot in January 1969, more than 51 years ago as of May 2020. They do not have any children together.

There was once a rumor of him running for President of the US, but it was later found that it was a hoax started on the internet by a fake website in 2006. The actor said that he was merely amused at the notion of him running for office.

Updated On Sun May 10 2020 Published On Fri May 08 2020 By Hendrix