Biografia

WWII veteran, dance instructor and diversely talented stage & screen actor are all inclusions on the resume of this perpetually busy US actor who didn't get in front of the cameras until around the time of his fortieth birthday. The stockily built Charles Durning is one of Hollywood's most dependable and sought after supporting actors who first got his start in guest appearances in early 1960's TV shows. He scored minor roles over the next decade until he really got noticed by film fans as the sneering, corrupt cop "Lt. Snyder" hassling street grifter 'Robert Redford' in the multi award winning mega-hit The Sting (1973). Durning was equally entertaining in the Billy Wilder production of The Front Page (1974), he supported screen tough guy Charles Bronson in the suspenseful western Breakheart Pass (1975) and featured as "Spermwhale Whalen" in the story of unorthodox police behavior in The Choirboys (1977).

The versatile Durning is equally adept at comedic roles and demonstrated his skills as "Doc Hopper" in The Muppet Movie (1979), a feisty football coach in North Dallas Forty (1979), a highly strung police officer berating maverick cop Burt Reynolds in Sharky's Machine (1981), and a light footed, dancing Governor (alongside Burt Reynolds once more) in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982). Durning continued a regular on screen association with Burt Reynolds appearing in several more feature films together and as "Dr. Harlan Elldridge" in the highly popular TV series Evening Shade (1990). On par with his multitude of feature film roles, Durning has always been in high demand on television and has guest starred in Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), Monk (2002) and Rescue Me (2004). Plus, he has appeared in the role of "Santa Claus" in five different television movies.

WWII veteran, dance instructor and diversely talented stage & screen actor are all inclusions on the resume of this perpetually busy US actor who didn't get in front of the cameras until around the time of his fortieth birthday. The stockily built Charles Durning is one of Hollywood's most dependable and sought after supporting actors who first got his start in guest appearances in early 1960's TV shows. He scored minor roles over the next decade until he really got noticed by film fans as the sneering, corrupt cop "Lt. Snyder" hassling street grifter 'Robert Redford' in the multi award winning mega-hit The Sting (1973). Durning was equally entertaining in the Billy Wilder production of The Front Page (1974), he supported screen tough guy Charles Bronson in the suspenseful western Breakheart Pass (1975) and featured as "Spermwhale Whalen" in the story of unorthodox police behavior in The Choirboys (1977).

The versatile Durning is equally adept at comedic roles and demonstrated his skills as "Doc Hopper" in The Muppet Movie (1979), a feisty football coach in North Dallas Forty (1979), a highly strung police officer berating maverick cop Burt Reynolds in Sharky's Machine (1981), and a light footed, dancing Governor (alongside Burt Reynolds once more) in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982). Durning continued a regular on screen association with Burt Reynolds appearing in several more feature films together and as "Dr. Harlan Elldridge" in the highly popular TV series Evening Shade (1990). On par with his multitude of feature film roles, Durning has always been in high demand on television and has guest starred in Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), Monk (2002) and Rescue Me (2004). Plus, he has appeared in the role of "Santa Claus" in five different television movies.

Informazioni Personali

Conosciuto Per Recitazione

Genere Maschio

Crediti Conosciuti 162

Compleanno 1923-02-28

Giorno della Morte 2012-12-24

Luogo di Nascita Highland Falls, New York, USA

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Conosciuto anche come

  • Charles Edward Durning
  • Charles Durnham

Recitazione Serie TVFilm

LA DA Story come Himself (archive footage)
Descansos come Inkeeper #2
2013 Bleeding Hearts come Santa Claus
2013 Scavenger Killers come Dylan Frier
2012 Rogue Assassin
2011 The Life Zone come James Wise
2011 Naked Run come Congressman Davenport
2011 The Great Fight come Judge Frier
2010 The Waiter come Frank 'The Handler' Maro
2008 The Golden Boys come John Bartlett
2008 A Bunch of Amateurs come Charlie Rosenberg
2008 Good Dick come Charlie
2008 iMurders come Dr. Seamus St. Martin
2008 Deal – Il re del poker come Charlie Adler
2007 Kinky Killers come Alexander Hathaway
2007 Desperation come Tom Billingsley
2006 Forget About It come Eddie O'Brien
2006 Local Color come Yammi
2006 Miracle Dogs Too come Captain Pete Weaver
2006 The Making of Dog Day Afternoon
2006 Unbeatable Harold come Harold's Father
2006 Jesus, Mary and Joey come Teddy
2005 Dirty Deeds come Victor Rasdale
2005 The L.A. Riot Spectacular come The Lawyer
2004 Un fidanzato per Natale come Santa Claus
2004 Rescue Me - Salvami (24 episodi)
2004 Death and Texas come Marshall Ledger
2003 NCIS - Unità anticrimine (1 episodio) come Corporal Ernie Yost
2002 Mr. St. Nick come Nicholas XX
2002 Everwood (2 episodi)
2002 Mother Ghost come George
2002 Monk (1 episodio)
2002 Turn of Faith come Philly Russo
2002 First Monday (13 episodi) come Justice Henry Hoskins
2001 L.A.P.D. Linea spezzata come Stuart Steele
2001 Citizen Baines (1 episodio)
2001 Dinner for Five (1 episodio)
2001 The Judge
2000 Fratello, dove sei? come Menelaus "Pappy" O'Daniel
2000 Hollywood, Vermont come Mayor George Bailey
2000 The Last Producer come Syd Wolf
2000 Very Mean Men come Paddy Mulroney
2000 Lakeboat come Skippy
2000 Never Look Back
1999 Hard Time: Hostage Hotel come Det. Charlie Duffy
1999 Hard Time: The Premonition come Det. Charlie Duffy
1999 I Griffin (6 episodi)
1999 Justice come Moe Ryan
1998 Hard Time come Det. Charlie Duffy
1998 A Chance of Snow come Earl Pulmer
1998 Jerry and Tom come Vic
1998 Hi-Life come Fatty
1998 Shelter come Capt. Robert Landis
1997 The Secret Life of Algernon come Norbie Hess
1997 Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas come Santa Claus
1997 The Practice - Professione avvocati (2 episodi)
1997 Orleans (8 episodi) come Frank Vitelli
1996 Un giorno per caso come Lew
1996 Mamma Natale come Santa Claus
1996 Ultime dal cielo (2 episodi)
1996 Everybody Loves Raymond (7 episodi)
1996 Spia e lascia spiare come The Director
1995 A casa per le vacanze come Henry Larson
1995 Storie d'amore come Reverend Buster
1995 Una cena quasi perfetta come Reverend Gerald Hutchens
1995 A Woman of Independent Means come Andrew Alcott
1995 Cybill (1 episodio)
1994 Genio per amore come Louis Bamberger
1994 Touched by an Angel (1 episodio)
1994 Charlie Sheen's Stunts Spectacular come Himself - (archive footage)
1994 Roomates come Barney
1994 Mister Hula Hoop come Waring Hudsucker
1993 La musica del caso come Bill Flower
1993 Lo sconosciuto alla porta come John Clifford
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street (1 episodio)
1992 Tales from Hollywood
1992 The Water Engine come Tour Guide
1991 Detective coi tacchi a spillo come Det. Lt. Bobby Mallory
1990 Evening Shade (98 episodi) come Harlan Elldridge
1990 Dick Tracy come Chief Brandon
1990 The Kennedys of Massachusetts (3 episodi) come John F. Fitzgerald
1989 Dinner at Eight come Dan Packard
1989 Oltre ogni rischio come Jiggs Scully
1989 It Nearly Wasn't Christmas come Santa
1989 The Butter Battle Book come Grandfather (voice)
1989 Prime Target come Earl Mulcahaney
1989 Brenda Starr l'avventura in prima pagina come Editor Francis I. Livright
1989 Étoile come Uncle Joshua
1988 Far North, estremo Nord come Bertrum
1988 Unholy Matrimony come Reverend Samuel Corey
1988 Indagine ad alto rischio come Dutch Peltz
1987 Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues come Senator Henry Colton
1987 The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains come Warden Hardy
1987 I Delitti del Rosario come Father Ted Nabors
1987 A Tiger's Tale come Charlie Drumm
1987 Happy New Year come Charlie
1986 I guerrieri del sole come The Warden
1986 Due tipi incorreggibili come Deke Yablonski
1986 Where the River Runs Black come Father O'Reilly
1986 Il grande imbroglio come O'Mara
1985 Storie Incredibili (1 episodio)
1985 Tall Tales and Legends: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow come Uncle Doffue
1985 Stand Alone
1985 Morte di un commesso viaggiatore come Charley
1985 L'uomo con la scarpa rossa come Ross
1985 Scherzare col fuoco come Chucky
1985 Eye to Eye (6 episodi)
1984 Mass Appeal come Monsignor Thomas Burke
1984 Mister Roberts come The Captain
1983 Essere o non essere come Col. Erhardt
1983 Scarface come Immigration Officer (voice) (uncredited)
1983 La rivolta di Hadley come Sam Crawford
1983 Due come noi come Charlie
1982 Tootsie come Les Nichols
1982 Il più bel casino del Texas come Governor
1982 Working come Retired Man
1981 Pelle di sbirro come Lt. Friscoe
1981 Lo spaventapasseri come Otis P. Hazelrigg
1981 L'assoluzione come Jack Amsterdam
1981 The Best Little Girl in the World come Frank Powell
1981 Crisis at Central High come Jess Matthews
1980 A Perfect Match come Bill Larson
1980 Die Laughing
1980 Attica come Commisioner Russel Oswald
1980 Countdown dimensione zero come Senator Samuel Chapman
1979 Quando chiama uno sconosciuto come John Clifford
1979 E ora punto e a capo come Michael "Mickey" Potter
1979 I mastini del Dallas come Coach Johnson
1979 Ecco il film dei Muppet come Doc Hopper
1979 Tilt come Harold 'The Whale' Remmens
1979 Studs Lonigan (3 episodi) come Paddy Lonigan
1978 Un nemico del popolo come Peter Stockmann
1978 Fury come Dr. Jim McKeever
1978 Special Olympics come Carl Gallitzin
1977 I ragazzi del coro come Spermwhale Whalen
1977 Ultimi bagliori di un crepuscolo come President David T. Stevens
1976 Captains and the Kings (8 episodi)
1976 Balordi & Co - Società per losche azioni capitale interamente rubato $ 1.000.000 come Rufus T. Crisp
1975 Io non credo a nessuno come O'Brien
1975 Hindenburg come Captain Pruss
1975 The Cop and the Kid (13 episodi)
1975 Quel pomeriggio di un giorno da cani come Det. Sgt. Eugene Moretti
1975 Queen of the Stardust Ballroom come Al Green
1975 The Trial of Chaplain Jensen come Budd Rogers
1975 Baretta (1 episodio)
1974 Prima pagina come Murphy
1973 La stangata come Lt. Wm. Snyder
1973 Le due sorelle come Joseph Larch
1973 The Connection come Frank Devlin
1972 Deadhead Miles come Truck Driver in Cafe
1972 Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues come Murphy
1972 Doomsday Voyage come Jason's First Mate
1971 Cannon (1 episodio)
1971 The Pursuit of Happiness come 2nd Guard
1971 All in the Family (1 episodio)
1970 Un uomo senza scampo come Hunnicutt
1970 Hi, Mom! come Superintendent
1968 Hawaii Five-O (1 episodio)
1967 The High Chaparral (1 episodio)
1964 Another World (1668 episodi)
1962 Parola d'ordine: coraggio
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (2 episodi)

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