On the right is actor Christopher Walken while on the left is actor Jon Voight.
Christopher Walken was born Ronald Walken on March 31, 1943 in Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He is 6’ tall and is nicknamed Chris or Ronnie by his peers. Christopher Walken is an American actor, screenwriter, and director. He has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows, including The Deer Hunter, Annie Hall, The Prophecy trilogy, The Dogs of War, Brainstorm, The Dead Zone, A View to a Kill, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Catch Me If You Can, Hairspray and Seven Psychopaths, as well as music videos by many popular recording artists. Walken has received a number of awards and nominations during his career, including winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1978 for his portrayal of Nikonar “Nick” Chevotarevich in The Deer Hunter. Christopher Walken’s films have grossed more than $1 billion in the United States.He has also played the lead in the Shakespeare plays Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Coriolanus. He is a popular guest-host of Saturday Night Live, having hosted seven times as of April 2008. His most notable roles on the show include record producer Bruce Dickinson in the “More Cowbell” sketch, as the double-entendre named disgraced Confederate officer, Colonal Angus, and his multiple appearances as The Continental. Christopher Walken debuted as a film director and script writer with the short film Popcorn Shrimp in 2001. He also wrote and acted the main role in a play about his idol Elvis Presley titled Him, in 1995. Ronald “Christopher” Walken was named after actor Ronald Colman. His mother, Rosalie (née Russell; May 16, 1907 – March 26, 2010), was a Scottish emigrant from Glasgow, and his father, Paul Walken (October 5, 1903 – February 23, 2001), moved from Germany in 1928 with his brothers. His father owned and operated Walken’s Bakery in Astoria, Queens.He was raised a Methodist.
Jon Voight is a 6’2” American actor born on December 29, 1938 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Jonathan Vincent Voight. He has won one Academy Award, out of four nominations, and four Golden Globe Awards, out of ten nominations. Voight is the father of actress Angelina Jolie and actor James Haven. Jon Voight came to prominence in the late 1960s with his performance as a would-be gigolo in Midnight Cowboy (1969). During the 1970s, he became a Hollywood star with his portrayals of a businessman mixed up with murder in Deliverance (1972), a paraplegic Vietnam veteran in Coming Home (1978), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor, and a penniless ex-boxing champion in the remake of The Champ (1979). Although his output slowed during the 1980s, Jon Voight received critical acclaim for his performance as a ruthless bank robber in Runaway Train (1985). During the 1990s, he most notably starred as an unscrupulous showman attorney in The Rainmaker (1997). Jon Voight gave critically acclaimed biographical performances during the 2000s, appearing as sportscaster Howard Cosell in Ali (2001), as Nazi officer Jürgen Stroop in Uprising (2001), and as Pope John Paul II in the eponymous miniseries (2005). Jon Voight the son of Barbara (née Kamp; 1910–1995) and Elmer Voight (né Voytka; 1909–1973), a professional golfer. He has two brothers, Barry Voight (born 1937), a former volcanologist at Pennsylvania State University, and Wesley Voight (born March 21, 1940), known as Chip Taylor, a singer-songwriter who penned “Wild Thing” and “Angel of the Morning.” Jon Voight ‘s paternal grandfather and his paternal grandmother’s parents were Slovak immigrants, while his maternal grandfather and his maternal grandmother’s parents were German immigrants. Jon Voight was raised as a Catholic and attended Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, New York, where he first took an interest in acting, playing the comedic role of Count Pepi Le Loup in the school’s annual musical, The Song of Norway. Following his graduation in 1956, he enrolled at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he majored in art and graduated with a B.A. in 1960. After graduation, Voight moved to New York City, where he pursued an acting career. In the early 1960s, Jon Voight found work in television, appearing in several episodes of Gunsmoke, between 1962 and 1966, as well as guest spots on Naked City, and The Defenders, both in 1963, and Twelve O’Clock High, in 1966. His theatre career took off in January 1965, playing Rodolfo in Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge in an Off-Broadway revival. Jon Voight ‘s film debut did not come until 1967, when he took a part in Phillip Kaufman’s crimefighter spoof, Fearless Frank. Voight also took a small role in 1967’s western, Hour of the Gun, directed by veteran helmer John Sturges. In 1968 Voight took a role in director Paul Williams’s Out of It. In 1969, Jon Voight was cast in the groundbreaking Midnight Cowboy, a film that would make his career. Jon Voight t played Joe Buck, a naïve male hustler from Texas, adrift in New York City. He comes under the tutelage of Dustin Hoffman’s Ratso Rizzo, a tubercular petty thief and con artist. The film explored late 1960s New York and the development of an unlikely, but poignant friendship between the two main characters. Directed by John Schlesinger and based on a novel by James Leo Herlihy, the film struck a chord with critics and audiences. Because of its controversial themes, the film was released with an X rating and would make history by being the only X-rated feature to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Both Voight and co-star Hoffman were nominated for Best Actor, but lost out to John Wayne in True Grit. Jon Voight is more popularly known for movies such as Mission: Impossible (1996), Heat (1995) and Transformers (2007). He was previously married to Marcheline Bertrand (12 December 1971 – 14 April 1980) and Lauri Peters (1962 – 1967).
Christopher Walken twin look alike Jon Voight. They are famous people that look alike. They have an intimidating scary persona on screen which can easily get viewers confused.