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Chris Sarandon
Vital statistics
Full name Chris Sarandon
Gender Male
Age 76
Date of birth July 24, 1942
Place of birth Beckley, West Virginia, U.S.
Character Jerry Dandrige
Jay Dee
Appearances 2011 Movie, 1985 Movie

Chris Sarandon is an American actor who portrayed the vampire Jerry Dandrige in Fright Night. He later made a cameo in the 2011 remake as character called 'Jay Dee.'


His other major roles include Prince Humperdinck in The Princess Bride as well as Detective Mike Norris in the original Child's Play movie. He was also nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for the role of Leon in Dog Day Afternoon.

Between 1968 and 1979, he was married to actress Susan Sarandon.



Year Title Role Notes/Awards
1965 Samurai Spy The Shogun
The Greatest Story Ever Told Carter
The Cincinnati Kid Flik
Doctor Zhivago Omar
1966 Blow-Up Hummings
1967 The Dirty Dozen Dr. Ackerman
In the Heat of the Night William Sidney
Bonnie and Clyde Luke Matthews
Cool Hand Luke George Johnson
The Graduate Mike Buck
1968 Planet of the Apes Dave Negli
Bullitt Vic Vaughn
1970 M*A*S*H Warden Stack
Patton Raf Perry
The Hawaiians Stack
Kelly's Heroes Inch
1971 McCabe & Mrs. Miller Beatty Edmund
1973 Westworld Benjamin Brolin
Mean Streets Harvey Robert
1974 The Towering Inferno Jeff Jersey
1975 Dog Day Afternoon Leon Shermer Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture
Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
1976 Lipstick Gordon Stuart
1977 The Sentinel Michael Lerman
1979 Mad Max Oswald Fred
Cuba Juan Pulido
1980 The Day Christ Died Jesus Christ
Caddyshack Pat David
A Tale of Two Cities Sydney Carton
Charles Darnay
Altered States William Webb
1981 Excalibur Woody
Broken Promise Bud Griggs
Outland Billy
Time Bandits The Treasure
1983 Never Say Never Again Sean Fox
The Osterman Weekend Joseph Cardone
1984 This Is Spinal Tap Harry Paul
Once Upon a Time in America Burt Woods
Electric Dreams Sheldon Lee
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers Sherman
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension John Weller
Protocol Michael Ransome
1985 This Child Is Mine Craig Wilkerson
Brazil Turtle
Return to Oz Prince Luke
Silverado Mike Head
Fright Night Jerry Dandridge Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actor
1986 Liberty[1] Jacque Marchant
1987 Spaceballs Clive
The Princess Bride Prince Humperdinck
Mayflower Madam Matt Whittington
1988 Bloodsport Luke Warden
Killer Klowns from Outer Space Hershel John
Child's Play Detective Mike Norris
Goodbye, Miss Fourth Of July George Janus
1989 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure John Fox
Collision Course Philip Mandras
Slaves of New York Victor Okrent
Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy John Lenczowski
1990 The Stranger Within Dan
Whispers Tony
1991 The Doors Angus McTeague
Thelma & Louise Pip
The Resurrected Joseph Curwen
Charles Dexter Ward
The Last Boy Scout Johnny Whistler
1993 Dark Tide Tim
The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington (voice)
Tombstone Professor Raoul
1994 David's Mother Philip
Speed Randall
The Client Hank
Airheads Samuel
Natural Born Killers Patrick
Timecop Lawliet
1995 Terminal Justice Reginald Matthews
Just Cause Lyle Morgan
Rob Roy Blair Sullivan
Die Hard with a Vengeance Lincoln Clyde
Braveheart Mel Bale
Heat Fungus Man
1996 No Greater Love Sam Horowitz
Broken Arrow Danny Luke
Edie & Pen Max
A Time to Kill Otis
Chain Reaction Dr. Nathan Waldman
Bordello of Blood Rev. J.C. Current
The Glimmer Man Mr. Todd
The Long Kiss Goodnight Lyman Earl Collier
1997 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Nighy
American Perfekt Deputy Sammy
The Full Monty John Rex
Kiss the Girls Captain Joe
Road Ends Esteban Maceda
1998 Reaper Luke Sinclair
Little Men Fritz Bhaer
Soldier Ricky
Rushmore Dr. Nelson Guggenheim
2000 Race Against Time Dr.Anton Stofeles
Dude, Where's My Car? Dave
2001 Perfume Gary Packer
Sweet November Boris Balkan
Monkeybone Pat
Super Troopers Captain Hawk
The Affair of the Necklace Jonathan Dexter
2003 X2 Clive Wright Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain
Matchstick Men Eric Nicholas
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Luke Perry
2004 Troy Tobias
National Treasure Oswald Mike
2005 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Kurotowa (voice) English dub by Walt Disney Pictures; originally released in Japanese in 1984
Loggerheads Rev. Robert Austin
V for Vendetta Kirk Becky
2006 Little Miss Sunshine Austin
Firewall Robert William
Blood Diamond Captain Kirk
2007 Zodiac Vincent Harvey Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
The Chosen One Zebulon 'Zeb' Kirk (voice)
Beowulf Dr. Cricket Harvey
I Am Legend Dr. Square
2008 Speed Racer Brown
My Sassy Girl Dr. Roark
Meet Dave Rafael
The Day the Earth Stood Still Joe
2009 Watchmen Dr. Cuba
All About Steve Dr. Bucky
Trick 'r Treat The Dylan
Ninja Assassin Toad Walker
Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva Sherman English dub
My Life in the Single Seat: A Documentary Himself
2010 Multiple Sarcasms Larry
The Company Men Ben
2011 Unknown Colonel Ottway
Paul Seth Hader
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Glover Boyd
Fright Night "Jay Dee" Cameo appearance
2012 Safe Mayor Danny Tremello
Battleship Peter Brian
Ted Jason
2013 Curse of Chucky Detective Mike Norris Archive footage
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West Old Cowboy
X-Men: Days of Future Past Clive Wright
Big Stone Gap Mario Barbari
2015 I Smile Back Roger
Ted 2 Jason
Pixels James McCurdy
Fantastic Four Rory MacNeil
The Revenant Admiral Porter
2016 X-Men: Apocalypse Clive Wright
2018 A Star Is Born Sam Copper
Bohemian Rhapsody Max Myers


Year Title Role Notes
1969–1973 Guiding Light Dr. Tom Halverson
1978 You Can't Go Home Again George Webber (CBS TV movie based on the novel by Thomas Wolfe)
1980 A Tale of Two Cities Sydney Carton
Charles Darnay
(TV movie)
1984 Miami Vice Mercury Episode: "Heart of Darkness"
1994 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Martus Mazur Episode: "Rivals"
1995 The Outer Limits Dr. Pallas Episode: "Corner of the Eye"
1997 Seinfeld Roger Episode: "The Yada Yada"
1998 The Practice Dr Jeffrey Winslow Episodes: "The Trial"
"Cloudy with a Chance of Membranes"
Chicago Hope Dr. Gordon Mays Episodes: "Austin, We Have a Problem"
"Wag the Doc"
"Austin Space"
1999 Felicity Dr. Peter McGrath Episodes: "Todd Mulcahy: Part 1"
"Todd Mulcahy: Part 2"
"The Force"
"Felicity Was Here"[2]
1999–2000 Stark Raving Mad Caesar Radford Episodes: "Fish Out of Water"
"The Big Finish"
2000–2002 ER Dr. Burke Episodes: "The Greatest of Gifts"
"Piece of Mind"
"It's All in Your Head"
2002–2004 Law & Order Howard Pincham Episode: "Gov Love"
"The Wheel"
2002 The Court Justice Vorhees 3 episodes
2003 The Fairly OddParents Jimmy (voice) Episode: "Movie Magic"
The Wild Thornberrys Myka (voice) Episode: "Look Who's Squawking"
Charmed Necromancer
Episode: "Necromancing the Stone"
Dexter's Laboratory Paul (voice) Episode: "Babe Sitter"
2004 Cold Case Adam Clarke Episode: "Volunteers"
2005 Danny Phantom Matt (voice) Episode: "Pirate Radio"
My Life as a Teenage Robot Danny (voice) Episode: "Toying with Jenny"
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Weasly Masoner Episode: "Choreographed"
2007 Wayside Mr. Randy (voice) Episode: "Age of Aquarium"
2010 Psych Ashton Bonaventure Episode: "Think Tank"
The Good Wife Judge Howard Matchick Episode: "Taking Control"
2013 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Brian (voice) Episode: "Magical Mystery Cure"
2015 Doki Vincent (voice) Episode: "The Amazing Maze"
2016 Orange Is The New Black Kip Carnigan Episode: "We'll always have Baltimore"
2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dracula (voice) 3 episodes

Video games[]

Year Title Role
2002 Kingdom Hearts Jack Skellington
2005 The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge
2006 Kingdom Hearts II
2013 Disney Infinity
2013 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix
2014 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0[3]

Theme parks and live attractions[]

  • Haunted Mansion HolidayJack Skellington
  • Halloween Screams – Jack Skellington
  • Frightfully Fun Parade – Jack Skellington
  • Disney on Ice – Jack Skellington
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