Best known as “Prince Humperdinck” in the adventure movie “The Princess Bride” – which is widely regarded as one of the funniest movies of all time. Chris Sarandon is a popular American actor whose contributions to the success of the film industry have spanned hundreds of films and television series. A nominee for several notable awards, including the Acadamy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Golden Globe Award, Chris Sarandon has worked with a number of A-actors and actresses who have influenced his life in many ways. Most importantly, he has a solid reputation that he has built through his many years of work in the industry.
Married to award-winning musical theater actress and singer Joanna Gleason, Chris and his wife have lived together as a couple for decades and their successful married life is a subject of public interest. Let’s find out some facts about Joanna Gleason’s husband.
Who is Chris Sarandon and How Old is He?
Christopher Sarandon Jr. is a West Virginia native, born on July 24, 1942, the son of Christopher and Cliffie Sarandon – his Turkish parents of Greek descent. Chris has a younger brother named John Peter, and his parents are both restaurateurs. He has American citizenship and belongs to the Greek ethnic group.
Academically, Chris first attended Woodrow Wilson High School, then enrolled at West Virginia University, where he performed in the school musical The Music Man. He then earned a bachelor’s degree in linguistics before earning a master’s degree in theater studies at the Catholic University of America (CUA) and then continued his acting career.
Sarandon’s career in the entertainment world could be said to have begun in the early 1960s, but he got his first acting role in 1965 when he appeared in a Broadway play called The Rose Tattoo. He moved to Los Angeles in 1968 and made his television debut in no time as Dr. Tom Halverson in the television series This Guiding Light. This was followed by The Satan Murders and Thursday’s Game at prime time, before he made his first big breakthrough in the crime thriller Dog Day Afternoon, which grossed up to $50 million at the box office. In addition to the positive reviews the film received, Chris also received his first Oscar nomination for best supporting actor for his role as Leon Shermer – Al Pacino’s transsexual wife. He also received a Golden Globe Award in the category Best Acting Debut in a Film.
In 1980 Sarandon was given the role of Christ in the television film The Day Christ Dies. In the same year he appeared as Sydney Carton/Charles Darnay in A Tale of Two Cities. His role in the TV movie was also highly acclaimed, earning him further roles in other films and series, including The Osterman Weekend, Fright Night, No Greater Love, Chicago Hope, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
What is His Net Worth?
Chris Sarandon’s wealth will undoubtedly be enormous, given his five decades of experience in the industry and over a hundred film credits. Although his actual income per reel is not yet known, his performance in Fright Night, Dog Day Afternoon and The Princess Bride has helped him build an enviable fortune, enough to provide for his future. The net worth of Chris Sarandon is estimated at 5 million dollars.
Other Facts About Joanna Gleason’s Husband – Chris Sarandon
- He’s been married thrice
Although he is a successful actor, Chris has had some ups and downs in his married life. His first wife Sussan Sarandon (née Tomalin) was his classmate, whom he married in 1967, and they lived together as a couple until 1979 when they separated. Sussan is a multi-award-winning actress and has been nominated nine times for the Golden Globe Award. She has also spent a great deal of time and talent on the success of cinema films.
One year after the separation of the marriage in the late 70s, the actor married his second wife Lisa Ann Cooper, and of course, the marriage ended in 1989, after about nine years together as husband and wife. Chris took a short break from the relationship and possibly dedicated it to his career until he met Joanna Gleason in 1994 when he appeared in a Broadway musical Nick & Nora.
- His children
Chris has three children, including two daughters – Stephanie, Alexis and a son named Michael. His three children were born by his ex-wife Lisa Ann Cooper. He has had no offspring with his ex-wife Sussan and will not yet have a child with his wife Joanna Gleason.