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What is Chris Sarandon Doing Now? Net Worth, Height, Age, Wiki

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Chris Sarandon is an American actor, perhaps still best known for playing the role of Jerry Dandridge in “Fright Night” (1985), and Jack Skellington in “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993). Now retired after several decades of acting, the actor has kept a low profile since 2016.

All you need to know about Hollywood’s veteran actor is outlined in the biography below.

Early Life, Family, Educational Background

Christopher ‘Chris’ Sarandon was born on 24 July 1942 under the zodiac sign of Leo, in Beckley, West Virginia USA. His parents, Chris Sarandon and Cliffie Cardullias, were of Greek descent – his father’s surname was originally Sarandonedes – therefore Chris has Greek ancestry and holds American nationality.

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Chris’ parents were famous restaurateurs in West Virginia, where Chris and his siblings were raised. He matriculated from Woodrow Wilson High School, Beckley, and subsequently obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Speech from West Virginia University. While in college, Chris was active in campus politics, and also took acting classes; however, at that point he didn’t consider acting professionally.

He went on to gain his Master’s degree in education at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Career

Theater

Upon graduation from college, Chris delved fully into theater, and toured with improvisational companies, making his acting debut in “The Rose Tattoo” (1965).

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In 1970, he landed the role as Jacob Rothschilds in the Broadway musical “The Rothschilds”, cast alongside Hal Linden, Jill Clayburgh, Keen Curtis and Paul Hecht.

In 1971, he played on Broadway as Proteus, in the adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona”. In an off-Broadway production of  John Guare’s “Marco Polo Sings a Solo” (1977), Sarandon portrayed Tom Wintermouth opposite Madeline Kahn, Anne Jackson, and Joel Grey.

Between 1978 and 1991, Sarandon starred in numerous other theater productions, such as; “The Woods” (1979), “The Voice of the Turtle” (1985), and “Nick & Nora” (1991).

Chris Sarandon returned to the theater in 2005 after a 14-year hiatus, to play Signor Naccarelli in “The Light in the Piazza”, a Broadway musical based on the 1960 novella by Elizabeth Spencer.

Two years later, he was cast as Comte de Guiche in the Broadway Revival of “Cyrano de Bergerac” (2007), and returned to theater yet again in 2011, to perform in an off-Broadway production of “Through a Glass, Darkly”, and to play the role of Karry Max Cook in Broadway’s “The Exonerated” (2012).

Sarandon’s most recent theater performance was in Dave Malloy’s musical “Preludes” in 2015, in which he portrayed Tchaikovsky, Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Tsar Nicholas II, Alexander Glazunov, and The Master.

Chris Sarandon is currently on the Advisory Board of the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg, West Virginia.

Television/Film

Three years after his theater debut, Sarandon relocated to New York City, where he landed his first on-screen role as Dr. Tom Halverson for the American soap opera, “The Guiding Light,” between 1973 and 1974.

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Subsequently, he appeared in film roles, including in “The Satan Murders” (1974) and “Dog Day Afternoon” (1975), the latter earning him nominations for a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar. He then played Gordon Stuart in the thriller “Lipstick” (1976), and took the role of a demon in the American horror “The Sentinel” (1977).

To prevent the typecasting trap that most actors fall into, Sarandon took a break from playing villainous roles, and appeared in the titular role of Christ in “The Day Christ Died” (1980). He then co-starred with Dennis Hopper and Craig T. Nelson in “The Osterman Weekend” (1983), based on Robert Ludlum’s novel of the same name, followed by playing Jacque Marchant in the film “Liberty” (1986), which centered around making New York City’s Statue of Liberty.

In Tom Holland’s directorial debut “Fright Night” (1985), Sarandon played Jerry Dandridge, the vampire responsible for the disappearance of several victims. He was subsequently nominated as the Best Actor at the 13th Saturn Awards, but lost to Michael J. Fox. Then he portrayed Prince Humperdinck, heir to the throne of Florin, in “The Princess Bride” (1987).

In 1993, Chris had the voice role of Jack Skellington in the animated dark fantasy holiday film, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. Jack, also known as the Pumpkin King, helps the citizens of Halloween Town to prepare for the annual Halloween celebrations, until he walks into Christmas Town through a tree door. He reprised his voice role as Jack in numerous video games, such as “Kingdom Hearts” (2002), “The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie’s Revenge” (2005), and “Disney Infinity” (2013).

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In 1993 and 1994, he guest-starred as Cole in the American family drama “Picket Fences” and Martuz Mazur in “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”.

In the 2000s, Chris Sarandon guest-starred in many TV series, including “ER” (2000- 02), a voice role in “The Wild Thornberrys” (2003), “The Good Wife” (2010), and played Kip Carnigan in “Orange is The New Black” (2016), among many others.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, his highest rated film is “The Princess Bride”, with a 98% rating, and his lowest-rated is “Frank The Bastard” (2013) with a 10% score.

Personal Life, Wife, and Children

Chris Sarandon has been married thrice. He met actress Susan Tomalin while he studied at the Catholic University of America. They married in 1967, and they were together until 1979 when they divorced; Susan retained her married name and is still known as Susan Sarandon.

The following year, he married the famous fashion model Lisa Ann Cooper. They had three children together, namely Stephanie (born in 1982), Alexis (1984), and Michael (1988). After nine years of marriage, they divorced in 1989, but continued to co-parent.

Chris Sarandon married his third wife, actress/singer Joanna Gleason, in 1994. Since meeting on the set of Broadway’s 1991 musical “Nick & Nora”, the couple have co-starred in various films and theater productions such as “Thorn and Bloom”, “Edie & Pen”, and “American Perfekt”.

In a 2018 interview with Cryptic Rock, Chris shared that he was writing a memoir of his early life and career. However, he has yet to give recent updates about the book.

He and his wife currently live in his hometown of Beckley, West Virginia.

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Appearance, Clothing Style

Chris Sarandon is 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall and weighs around 165lbs (75kgs); he has short brown hair and brown eyes. For most public appearances, you’ll find Chris dressed in a button-down shirt or a tailored suit.

Hobbies, Favorite Things, and Interesting Facts

  • Chris Sarandon is a sports enthusiast.
  • He loves traveling.
  • Chris enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Net Worth and Salary

At the time of this writing, the 79-year old actor has an estimated net worth of over $5 million. Details of property owned by the actor and his family remain private.

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Meet Tait Blum: Actor Who Plays Shane Baldwin in For All Mankind

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Who is Tait Blum?

American actor and model Tait Blum, was born in the USA on 31 March 2011, making Aries his zodiac sign. He’s already appeared in six TV series and two movies, and is perhaps known best for playing Shane Baldwin in three episodes (2019) of the critically acclaimed science fiction series “For All Mankind”, which Ben Nedivi and Ronald D. Moore created, and which stars Wrenn Schmidt, Michael Dorman and Joel Kinnaman. Set in an alternate reality, the series follows the USA losing the Moon race to the Soviet Union, it’s been airing since 2019 and has won four of its 22 award nominations.

Education and early life

Tait is being raised in Los Angeles, California alongside his younger brother Teddy Blum, by their parents about whom the boys are yet to speak in public, because they respect their privacy; it’s only known that Tait’s parents are both highly supportive of his career, while it’s believed that his father’s an IT consultant. Teddy’s also an actor, with eight credits to his name, and is perhaps known best for voicing Small Ellingboe Boy in the hit 2019 animated adventure comedy movie “Klaus”.

Tait fell in love with acting at the age of five, when he started watching TV with his family, and was seven when he made his debut TV series appearance in 2018, playing Young Bob Lee in four episodes of the popular action “Shooter”, created by John Hlavin, and which starred Ryan Phillippe, Shantel VanSanten and Cynthia Addai-Robinson. It follows the life of war veteran Bob Lee Swagger, who’s been hired to prevent the US President from being assassinated; the series aired from 2016 through 2018, and was nominated for two awards.

Tait’s since been active in the film industry, but is also focused on his studies; he’s currently attending an elementary school, and has begun playing football for the school’s team. Tait’s set to enroll at high school in 2025.

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Roles in TV series

Tait played Young Antolak in the episode “Sylvester Antolak” of the popular 2018 Netflix war drama “Medal of Honor”, which starred Josh Charles, Daniel Ray Rodriguez and David Petraeus, and follows the sacrifices of people who earned a Medal of Honor, the highest military distinction; the series won one of its three award nominations.

Also in 2018, Tait portrayed Young Hank Hall in the episode “Hank and Dawn” of the action crime adventure “Titans”, created by Greg Berlanti and Akiva Goldsman, and which starred Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop and Ryan Potter. The series follows the lives of several superheroes, it aired from 2018 through 2023 and won four of its 17 award nominations.

Tait gained recognition in 2019, when cast to play Jackson in four episodes of the comedy “Cousins for Life”, which Keith Seifert and Kevin Kopelow created, and which starred Scarlet Spencer, Dallas Dupree Young and Micah Abbey. It follows Clark and his 12 years old son Stuart who’ve moved in with Stuart’s cousins Leaf and Ivy, and the series aired in 2018 and 2019.

Tait’s only other TV series role has been playing Logan Bane in four episodes of the 2020 comedy “Team Kaylie”, created by Pamela Eells and Tracy Bitterolf, and which starred Symera Jackson, Bryana Salaz and Alison Fernandez; it follows the life of a wealthy teenage girl.

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Roles in movies

Tait’s debut film role was portraying Patrick in the 2020 adventure family fantasy “Wish Upon a Unicorn”, written and directed by Steve Bencich, and which starred Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Summer Fontana and Jonathan Lajoie; it follows eight years old Mia who’s moved to her grandma’s Montana ranch, and has discovered a unicorn in the woods.

Tait’s only other film role has been playing Connor Payton in the 2022 sports comedy “Home Team”, which Daniel Kinnane and Charles Kinnane directed, and which starred Rob Schneider, Taylor Lautner and Kevin James; it follows the life of New Orleans Saints’ head coach Sean Payton.

Tait’s currently shooting for the upcoming short movie “Extra Ordinary”, in which he’ll be starring alongside Sophia Hammons and Patrick Bauchau.

Other credits

Tait made a guest appearance in a 2019 episode of the talk-show “Red Carpet Report”.

Love life and relationships

Most of Tait’s fans believe that he’s too young to be dating, however, there are also those who believe otherwise.

Some of his fans on the internet have claimed that he’s today dating popular American actress Summer Fontana, who’s three years his senior and has appeared in 15 movies and TV series, while she’s probably known best for playing Maya Maitland in the 2020 horror series “The Outsider”. Tait and Summer have been seen spending time together on multiple occasions, and have also featured each other in a number of their Instagram pictures, but they’ve stated that they’re only good friends.

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There are also those who believe that Tait’s dating American actress Sophia Hammons, who’s five years his senior; she’s had roles in 10 movies and TV series, and gained recognition by playing Isla in the 2020 documentary film “The Social Dilemma”. Tait hasn’t addressed these rumors.

Both seem highly unlikely, so h seems to be unattached as of March 2023.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Tait enjoys being active on Instagram, and although he’s posted only four pictures onto the social media network, some of his fans have claimed that Tait often responds to their messages.

He’s passionate about sports and loves to play football, while he’s also into playing soccer and tennis.

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Tait likes to watch Studio Ghibli movies, with some of his favorites being “Spirited Away”, “Porco Rosso” and “The Tale of Princess Kaguya”.

He’s a huge lover of animals, and his family has a pet dog.

Tait’s already been to a couple of US states, thanks to his acting career.

His favorite actor is Ryan Phillippe, while some of his favorite movies include “Collide”, “American Murderer” and “Miranda’s Victim”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Tait’s age is 12. He has blue eyes and brown hair, is 4ft 5ins (1.35m) tall and weighs around 90lbs (40kgs).

Tait’s net worth’s been estimated at over $300,000, as of March 2023.

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About Zeeko Zaki: Wife, Net Worth, Height, Age, Biography

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Zeeko Zaki is an Egyptian-American TV and film actor and model ,who is perhaps best known for portraying FBI Special Agent Adom in the CBS drama series “FBI.”

Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Zeeko Zaki was born Zakaria Sherif Zaki, in Alexandria, Egypt, under the Capricorn zodiac sign on 18 January 1990, which makes him 33 years old as of 2023. He is the son of the hairstylists Sherif Zaki and Emon Zaki, who currently run a salon in Wilmington City, Delaware. Zeeko’s family emigrated to the USA four weeks after he was born, and he spent his childhood in West Chester, Pennsylvania; he has a younger brother and sister named Zeyad and Zeina respectively. As a child, Zaki often visited his hometown of Alexandria, where he iteracted with his aunt and other relatives and as a result, he can speak fluent Egyptian Arabic, which the now bilingual actor had learned by the time he turned six.

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Zeeko went to Unionville High School, situated in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, where he became very interested in acting and was often cast in the school’s stage productions. He matriculated to Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but quit school shortly afterwards, to focus on his acting career.

Career Beginnings

In his first year at Unionville High School, Zeeko performed in the Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens-directed musical “Seussical”, and also in numerous Community Theater productions under the Unionville Players group. Zaki made his film debut in 2012, with the role of Michael in the short “The Therapy Session.” Subsequently, he landed minor roles in several other short films, and made one-episode appearances in a few series, including the thriller “Homeland” and the post-apocalyptic sci-fi “Revolution” both in 2012, and “Under the Dome” in 2013.

Rise to Stardom

In 2015, Zaki was cast in two films including the critically and commercially acclaimed musical comedy “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chimp,” which was directed by Walt Becker. In the year that followed, he was cast as Factionless Squad Leader in the third installment of the science fiction film series “The Divergent” entitled “The Divergent Series: Allegiant.” Zaki landed his first recuring role in the military drama “Six” in 2017, playing Akmal in eight episodes. In the same year, he landed another recuring role of Hamid in seven episodes of the Fox TV series “24: Legacy”, before appearing in three more series, including “NCIS: Los Angeles.” His following role was in the 2018 action thriller film “Escape Plan 2: Hades,” in which he shared the screen with the likes of Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, and Sylvester Stallone.

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Zeeko rose to prominence in 2018, when he was cast for the main role as Special Agent Omar Adom in the CBS crime drama series “FBI”, appearing alongside Missy Peregrym, John Boyd and Ebonee Noel in the Craig Turk and Dick Wolf-created series. Zaki reprised his role of Agent Adom in 2020 and ‘21, in the “FBI” series spin-offs, respectively entitled “FBI: Most Wanted” and “FBI: International”.

Social Media Presence

Zaki is active on Instagram (@zeekozaki) with over 210,000 followers. He joined Twitter in December 2010, and has so far amassed around 20,000 followers under his username @zeekozaki. He uses his social media platforms to not only update his fans about his upcoming projects, and give them a glimpse into his personal life, but as a model to popularize brands such as Pepsi, Verizon, Microsoft Phone, and many more.

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Personal Life

It’s reported that Zeeko is currently engaged to the social media personality Renee Monaco, who according to her Instagram bio is involved with the coffee firm, Lucky Beans Coffee. Renee has a massive following on social media, especially TikTok and Instagram, and uses her online fame to market her coffee brand. The duo began dating in 2021, and is fond of posting their pictures on their social media platforms. They are often seen touring various destinations together. Previously, Zeeko referred to Monaco as a ‘Certified Lover’ on Instagram and wished her a happy Valentine’s Day in February 2022, thanking her for being his ‘heart’ and ‘peace of mind.’

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Previously, Zaki was romantically linked with the Californian photographer and social media sensation, Sam Schneiter, but they parted ways in 2021 after dating for almost a year. Zaki’s character dates an FBI agent named Maggie, who is portrayed by the Canadian actress Missy Peregrym, in the drama “FBI,” which has resulted to their dating rumor, however, the duo isn’t in a romantic relationship – Peregrym is married to the American producer and actor Tom Oakley – nonetheless, Zaki and Peregrym are good off-screen friends.

The “FBI” star is a Muslim. He seemingly shares a strong bond with his mother, and often posts her pictures on his Instagram account – he previously posted her childhood photo during her birthday. He also posted a series of his throw-back photos with his mother on the platform on Mother’s Day in 2019 and captioned it ‘We have come a long way mama…Happy Mother’s Day.’

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Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Zaki stands at an impressive height of 6ft 5ins (1.96m), and weighs approximately 245lbs (111kgs). He’s of mixed Egyptian, Syrian and Turkish descent, and has black hair and a pair of dark brown eyes. His chest, biceps, and waist sizes are 43ins, 14ins, and 35ins respectively and he wears shoe size 11(US).

Zeeko has embarked on a gradual full-body transformation journey over the past nine years, and has so far lost over 100lbs (45kgs), as he told Entertainment Tonight during an interview. He disclosed that he used the book “The 4-Hour Body” by Tim Ferriss as a guide, and also learned several essential weight loss tricks in the TV program “P90X Workout.” Many fans have commended him for his success, and he seems to be a great inspiration to many young actors, especially those trying to lose weight.

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Net Worth

Zeeko has made a fortune from his acting career. He’s played the lead role in the critically acclaimed drama “FBI” since 2018, which has significantly contributed to his net worth, which as of 2023 is approximately $1 million .

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