Tchéky Karyo

About Tchéky Karyo

Who is it?: Actor
Birth Day: October 04, 1953
Birth Place: Istanbul, French
Birth Sign: Scorpio
Occupation: Actor, musician
Years active: 1982 – present
Spouse(s): Isabelle Pasco (m.1995, divorced)
Partner(s): Valérie Kéruzoré
Children: 2

Tchéky Karyo


Film & Theater Personalities

Tchéky Karyo is Actor born on October 04, 1953 in Istanbul, French. At age 65 Tchéky Karyo net worth is approximately $275 Million. Tcheky Karyo is one of the finest actors of French cinema, who has to his credit a plethora of films. He is most noted for his roles in war films, which has earned him much praise and appreciation.

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💰 Net worth: $275 Million

Awards and nominations:

He was nominated for a César Award for Most Promising Actor for his role in La Balance. In 1986, he was awarded the Jean Gabin Prize in recognition of his acting performances.

Biography/Timeline

1953

He was named Baruh Djaki Karyo at birth in 1953 in Istanbul, Turkey; his mother was Greek and his Father was from a Sephardic Jewish family with ancestral roots in Spain. When he was young, his family moved to Paris, France, where he grew up. The spelling of his name, Djaki, was changed to Tchéky in a form of French transliteration. As a young man, Karyo studied drama at the Cyrano Theatre and later became a member of the Daniel Sorano Company, playing many classical roles.

1980

Karyo joined the National Theatre of Strasbourg, where he starred in both contemporary and classical plays. He found success in French films beginning in the 1980s, first as a character actor. He later appeared in leading roles in several notable films, such as The Bear, in which he played one of the Hunters, and Director Luc Besson's Nikita, in which he played the heroine's spy mentor.

1986

He was nominated for a César Award for Most Promising Actor for his role in La Balance. In 1986, he was awarded the Jean Gabin Prize in recognition of his acting performances.

2000

He has participated in many Hollywood movies, often portraying a French character, in the same fashion as Jean Reno. He has acted in prominent roles in major films set during wartime. Such performances include his acting as a vengeful French officer alongside Mel Gibson in The Patriot (2000), set during the American Revolutionary War, and his role as Jean de Dunois in The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc. In the DVD edition of The Patriot, Karyo overdubbed his own lines on the French-language track.

2006

Karyo is also a musician and Songwriter. He released the highly acclaimed 2006 album Ce lien qui nous unit (translated in English as "the link that binds us"), and released Credo in 2013 on his 60th birthday.

2014

In 2014 and 2016 Karyo has received critical praise for his performance as Julien Baptiste in the acclaim BBC One/Starz drama series The Missing.

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