Chris Sarandon was married once to the famous American actress Susan Sarandon. Find out some amazing facts about Susan Sarandon’s ex husband.
The ex husband of Susan Sarandon – Chris Sarandon
Chris Sarandon, the ex husband of Susan Sarandon, is a famous American actor with a net worth of $5 million dollars. His ex wife Susan Sarandon has a net worth of $50 million dollars. Chris Sarandon was born in Beckley, West Virginia in 1942. He has done more than 100 films and his best known ones are the movies, ‘The Princess Bride’, ‘Fright Night’ and ‘Child’s Play’. He also rendered his voice to Jack Skellington in the movie, ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’. His other famous movies include, ‘Dog Day Afternoon’, ‘The Sentinel’, ‘You Can’t Go Home Again’, ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, ‘Slaves of New York’ and many more. In 1976, Sarandon was even nominated for an Oscar Award and a Golden Globe Award for ‘Dog Day Afternoon’. He was married to actress Susan Sarandon from 1967 to 1979. The couple split in 1979 after which, Chris Sarandon married actress Joanna Gleason in 1994. His ex wife Susan continues to use his last name Sarandon and did not change her name back to Tomalin in spite of getting a divorce from her husband.
Chris Sarandon, his personal life and career
Chris Sarandon is one of the most outstanding American actors. He is a voice artist and has given many memorable performances in his acting career. His role of Prince Humperdinck in the film, ‘The Princess Bride’ is remembered even today. His role of vampire Jerry Dandrige in ‘Fright Night’ also won him rave reviews. Chris Sarandon was born as Christopher Sarandon Jr. in early 1940s in Beckley, West Virginia, USA. His parents were Cliffie and Christopher Sarandon Sr. He has a Greek ancestry. Chris Sarandon got married to actress Susan Sarandon in 1967. Susan is a renowned American actress and a producer. They were married for about a decade after which they divorced in the year 1979. Susan Sarandon of the ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ fame is also an established actress. Her soap ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ was recently aired on television in 2017. Chris Sarandon later dated Lisa Ann Cooper in 1980s and then later married her in 1980 only after a few months of courtship. Chris had three children with Lisa Cooper. The marriage dissolved in the year 1989. Chris remained single for many years after that. He was spotted in a love relationship with Joanna Gleason and got married to her 1994. He is still married to her. Chris was raised in Beckley. He went to Woodrow Wilson High School. After he completed his graduation, he joined West Virginia University with a degree in performing arts. He got his Bachelor’s degree from there and later joined The Catholic University of America to study theater. Chris has been in the acting industry since 1960s. He made his debut with the role of Dr. Tom Halverson in an American teleseries ‘Guiding Light’. This teleseries was aired for four years. In the 1970’s, Chris made his first film debut with the role of Leon Shermer in the American crime drama film ‘Dog Day Afternoon’. He was critically acclaimed for his work in this film. He even got an Academy Award nomination, a USA, Golden Globe nomination and USA and New York Film Critics Circle Awards for his role in the film. After that, he appeared in many movies like, ‘Can’t Go Home Again’, ‘Cuba’, ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, ‘The Day Christ Died’ and many others. He is currently 73 years old. His movie, ‘Nightmare before Christmas’ in 1993 was also widely appreciated. ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ was about the King of the Halloween town who discovers Christmas town but his attempts of bringing Christmas to his town fail.
Some interesting facts
There are some very interesting and less known facts about Chris Sarandon, the ex-husband of Susan Sarandon. She opened up in an interview once about why she never married her partner Tim Robbins, “He (Chris) was the first person I ever had sex with and my best friend. I married so young but took it very seriously; I never had that kind of free-love 1960s. I was slow to lose my virginity. In fact, throughout my life I’ve been with so few people; I’m one of those serial monogamists. I was never that wild, although I was a bit of a hippie chick. I think I probably still am a hippie chick.” She added, “I’ve always liked the idea of choosing to be with somebody (Tim Robbins). I thought that if you didn’t get married you wouldn’t take each other for granted as easily. I don’t know if after twenty-something years that was still true.” Her comment generated interest about Chris Sarandon. Here are some less known facts about him:
1. Chris is an accomplished actor. His role of Prince Humperdinck in the film, ‘The Princess Bride’ and his role of vampire Jerry Dandridge in ‘Fright Night’ is remembered even today. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in the film, ‘Dog Day Afternoon’. 2. The actor has been married thrice and divorced twice and has three children. He first married Susan Sarandon and the marriage dissolved in 1979. He later married model Lisa Ann Cooper during the 1980’s. He has three children with her and later, he divorced her too and he married actress and singer Joanna Gleason in 1994. He is still married to her. His three children are Stephanie, Alexis and Michael Sarandon.
3. He met Susan in Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and he also got his master’s degree in theater from there.
4. He had a recurring role as Dr. Burke in the drama ‘ER’ on television.
5. Chris Sarandon is an accomplished Broadway actor.