Chris Sarandon is best known for providing the voice of Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas.
He is also recognized for playing Prince Humperdinck in the classic movie The Princess Bride, the vampire Jerry Dandridge in Fright Night and Detective Mike Norris in the first entry of the Child’s Play series.
Sarandon was born and raised in Beckley, West Virginia. He earned a degree in performing arts at West Virginia University. During 1968, Sarandon relocated to New York City, where he obtained his first television role as Dr. Tom Halverson for the series The Guiding Light before obtaining the role of Al Pacino’s wife in Dog Day Afternoon (1975), a performance which earned him nominations for Best New Male Star of the Year at the Golden Globes and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Sarandon reprised his role as Jack Skellington in the Disney/Square video games Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II and the Capcom sequel to the original movie, Oogie’s Revenge, as well as Disney Infinity, Disney Infinity 3.0, and Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes. Sarandon also reprised his role for several Disneyland Halloween events and attractions including Halloween Screams, the Frightfully Fun Parade, and the Haunted Mansion Holiday, a three-month overlay of the Haunted Mansion, where Jack and his friends take control of a mansion in an attempt to introduce Christmas, much as his character did in the movie.
He has also made appearances in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, ER, The Wild Thornberrys, Felicity, Judging Amy, Charmed, Law & Order, Psych, The Good Wife, and most recently on the Netflix hit Original Series Orange is the New Black.