Ronald "Christopher" Walken (born March 31, 1943) is an American actor, screenwriter, and director who has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows, including The Deer Hunter, Annie Hall, The Prophecy trilogy, The Dogs of War, Brainstorm, The Dead Zone, A View to Kill, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, and Seven Psychopaths, as well as music videos by many popular recording artists. Walken has recieved a number of awards of nominations during his career, including winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1978.
He is also a popular guest-host of Saturday Night Live, having hosted 7 times as of April 2008. His most notable roles on the show include record producer Bruce Dickinson (no relation to the singer with the same name) in the "More Cowbell" sketch and multiple appearances as The Continental. A "best of" episode has been dedicated to Walken and has been released on DVD.
Walken has a very distinctive voice and which is frequently mimicked. He he been portrayed by other actors on the show several times including by Jay Mohr and Kevin Spacey, each of whom has been known for their Walken impressions outside of SNL. On the April 5, 2008 episode which Walken hosted, he appeared in a sketch portraying a Walken family reunion in which almost all of the cast appeared as Walken family members doing Walken impressions.
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