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|Date of Birth:||March 31, 1943|
|Time on SNL:|| As Host:|
January 20, 1990
October 24, 1992
January 13, 1996
April 8, 2000
May 19, 2001
February 22, 2003
April 5, 2008
October 9, 1993
May 7, 1994
November 19, 1994
April 8, 1995
January 11, 1997
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. Walkin 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 mimiced. 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.