Chris Sarandon & Ken Page — who were the voices of Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie in the Christmas / Halloween classic crossover, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” — recounts hilarious anecdotes from the set of one of the most popular shows of all time at the 2018 Niagara Falls Comic Con.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (also known as Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas) is a 1993 American stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy film directed by Henry Selick, and produced and conceived by Tim Burton. It tells the story of Jack Skellington, a resident from “Halloween Town” who stumbles through a portal to “Christmas Town” and decides to celebrate the holiday, with some dastardly and comical consequences. Danny Elfman wrote the songs and score, and provided the singing voice of Jack. The principal voice cast also includes Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Ken Page, Paul Reubens, and Glenn Shadix.
Christopher Sarandon Jr. (born July 24, 1942) is an American actor and voice actor. He is known best for playing Prince Humperdinck in the movie The Princess Bride, the vampire Jerry Dandrige in Fright Night, Detective Mike Norris in Child’s Play (1988), and for providing the speaking voice of Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Leon Shermer in Dog Day Afternoon.
Ken Page (born January 20, 1954) is an American cabaret singer, actor and voice actor from St. Louis, Missouri. Page is best known as the voice of Oogie Boogie, the main antagonist of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, creating the eponymous role of “Ken” in the original Broadway production of Ain’t Misbehavin’ and playing the role of “Old Deuteronomy” in both the original Broadway and filmed stage productions of Cats, the Musical.