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Charles Durning (1923–2012)

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KNOWN FOR 
Dog Day Afternoon (1975) | The Muppet Movie (1979) | O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 13 nominations More »
AKA 
Charles Durnham
NICKNAMEs  
Charlie, King of Character Actors
BORN 
Feb 28, 1923 (died Dec 24, 2012)
HEIGHT 
5' 8" (1.73m)

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Past Film & Video (116 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (100 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Rescue MeRescue Me (TV Series) Michael Gavin / Tommy's Dad ( 28 episodes, 2004–2011 )  Less 2004–2011 28
    • Mutha (Jul 13, 2011) Michael Gavin  Less
    • Torch (Jun 30, 2009) Michael Gavin  Less
    • Iceman (May 26, 2009) Tommy's Dad  Less
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  • Primary photo for No Clean BreakNo Clean Break (TV Series) The Wise Man  Less 2010– 
  • Primary photo for Dick Tracy SpecialDick Tracy Special (TV Movie) Special Thanks  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Family GuyFamily Guy (TV Series) Francis Griffin ( 5 episodes, 1999–2009 )  Less 1999–2009 5
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  • Primary photo for MonkMonk (TV Series) Hank Johansen ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for EverwoodEverwood (TV Series) Eugene Brown ( 2 episodes, 2006 )  Less 2006 2
  • Primary photo for DesperationDesperation (TV Movie) Tom Billingsley  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for DetectiveDetective (TV Movie) Councilman Max Ernst  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for A Very Married ChristmasA Very Married Christmas (TV Movie) Ozzy Larson  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for A Boyfriend for ChristmasA Boyfriend for Christmas (TV Movie) Santa Claus  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative ServiceNCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (TV Series) Ernie Yost ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for Touched by an AngelTouched by an Angel (TV Series) Father Thomas Madden ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for Mr. St. NickMr. St. Nick (TV Movie) Nicholas XX  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Everybody Loves RaymondEverybody Loves Raymond (TV Series) Father Hubley ( 6 episodes, 1998–2002 )  Less 1998–2002 6
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  • Primary photo for First MondayFirst Monday (TV Series) Justice Henry Hoskins ( 13 episodes, 2002 )  Less 2002 13
    • Family Secrets (May 3, 2002) Justice Henry Hoskins  Less
    • Showdown (Apr 22, 2002) Justice Henry Hoskins  Less
    • Strip Search (Apr 19, 2002) Justice Henry Hoskins  Less
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  • Primary photo for Citizen BainesCitizen Baines (TV Series) Clifford Connelly ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for Bleacher BumsBleacher Bums (TV Movie) Scorekeeper Victor  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for The JudgeThe Judge (TV Movie) Judge Harlan Radovich  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Early EditionEarly Edition (TV Series) Judge Steven Romick / Psychiatrist ( 2 episodes, 1997–2000 )  Less 1997–2000 2
    • Time (May 13, 2000) Judge Steven Romick  Less
    • A Regular Joe (Nov 22, 1997) Psychiatrist  Less
  • Primary photo for Now and AgainNow and Again (TV Series) Narrator ( 20 episodes, 1999–2000 )  Less 1999–2000 20
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  • Primary photo for The PracticeThe Practice (TV Series) Stephen Donnell ( 2 episodes, 1998–2000 )  Less 1998–2000 2
  • Primary photo for The Hoop LifeThe Hoop Life (TV Series) Wes Connelly ( 1 episode, 2000 )  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for Chicken Soup for the SoulChicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series) Actor  Less 1999–2000
  • Primary photo for JusticeJustice (TV Movie) Moe Ryan  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Hard Time: Hostage HotelHard Time: Hostage Hotel (TV Movie) Det. Charlie Duffy  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Hard Time: The PremonitionHard Time: The Premonition (TV Movie) Det. Charlie Duffy  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Another WorldAnother World (TV Series) Police Chief Gil McGowan #1 (1972)  Less 1964–1999
  • Primary photo for Hard TimeHard Time (TV Movie) Det. Charlie Duffy  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for A Chance of SnowA Chance of Snow (TV Movie) Earl Pulmer  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for CybillCybill (TV Series) A.J. Sheridan ( 2 episodes, 1998 )  Less 1998 2
    • Daddy (Jun 22, 1998) A.J. Sheridan  Less
    • Bakersfield (Mar 4, 1998) A.J. Sheridan (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Homicide: Life on the StreetHomicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) Thomas Finnegan ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998 1
  • Primary photo for OrleansOrleans (TV Series) Frank Vitelli ( 3 episodes, 1997 )  Less 1997 3
  • Primary photo for Mrs. Santa ClausMrs. Santa Claus (TV Movie) Santa Claus, Performer ("Dear Mrs. Claus", "The Best Christmas Of All")  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for A Woman of Independent MeansA Woman of Independent Means (TV Mini-series) Andrew Alcott ( 3 episodes, 1995 )  Less 1995 3
  • Primary photo for In Search of Dr. SeussIn Search of Dr. Seuss (TV Movie) Grandfather Yook (voice) (uncredited)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Leslie's FollyLeslie's Folly (TV Short) Actor  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for TexanTexan (TV Short) Vaughn  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for RoomatesRoomates (TV Movie) Barney  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Evening ShadeEvening Shade (TV Series) Dr. Harlan Elldridge ( 98 episodes, 1990–1994 )  Less 1990–1994 98
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  • Primary photo for Normandy: The Great CrusadeNormandy: The Great Crusade (TV Movie) Narrator  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Harlan & MerleenHarlan & Merleen (TV Movie) Dr. Harlan Elldridge  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for When a Stranger Calls BackWhen a Stranger Calls Back (TV Movie) John Clifford  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for PerformancePerformance (TV Series) Charles F. Money ( 1 episode, 1992 )  Less 1992 1
  • Primary photo for The Water EngineThe Water Engine (TV Movie) Tour Guide  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for The Story LadyThe Story Lady (TV Movie) Judge (uncredited)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for The Return of Eliot NessThe Return of Eliot Ness (TV Movie) Roger Finn  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for The Kennedys of MassachusettsThe Kennedys of Massachusetts (TV Mini-series) John 'Honey Fitz' Fitzgerald ( 3 episodes, 1990 )  Less 1990 3
    • Episode #1.3 (Feb 21, 1990) John 'Honey Fitz' Fitzgerald  Less
    • Episode #1.2 (Feb 19, 1990) John 'Honey Fitz' Fitzgerald  Less
    • Episode #1.1 (Feb 18, 1990) John 'Honey Fitz' Fitzgerald  Less
  • Primary photo for Dinner at EightDinner at Eight (TV Movie) Dan Packard  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The Butter Battle BookThe Butter Battle Book (TV Short) Grandfather (voice)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Prime TargetPrime Target (TV Movie) Earl Mulcahaney  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for It Nearly Wasn't ChristmasIt Nearly Wasn't Christmas (TV Movie) Santa  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Unholy MatrimonyUnholy Matrimony (TV Movie) Reverend Samuel Corey  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Case ClosedCase Closed (TV Movie) Les Kabowski  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for DollyDolly (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1988 ) , Performer ("The Sidestep", "Blaze of Glory") ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988 1
    • Episode #1.13 (Jan 19, 1988) Himself, Performer ("The Sidestep", "Blaze of Glory")  Less
  • Primary photo for Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend ContinuesKenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues (TV Movie) Sen. Henry Colton  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for The Man Who Broke 1,000 ChainsThe Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (TV Movie) Warden Hardy  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for I Would Be Called John: Pope John XXIIII Would Be Called John: Pope John XXIII (TV Movie) Pope John XXIII  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Amazing StoriesAmazing Stories (TV Series) Earl / Assistant to the Boss ( 2 episodes, 1985–1986 )  Less 1985–1986 2
  • Primary photo for Tall Tales & LegendsTall Tales & Legends (TV Series) Uncle Doffue ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for Death of a SalesmanDeath of a Salesman (TV Movie) Charley  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Comedy FactoryComedy Factory (TV Series) Harry Deegan ( 1 episode, 1985 ) , Performer ("Side by Side") ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985 1
    • Side by Side (Jun 28, 1985) Harry Deegan, Performer ("Side by Side")  Less
  • Primary photo for Eye to EyeEye to Eye (TV Series) Oscar Poole ( 6 episodes, 1985 )  Less 1985 6
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  • Primary photo for P.O.P.P.O.P. (TV Movie) P Oliver Pendergast, Performer ("P.O.P.")  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Good Evening, He LiedGood Evening, He Lied (TV Movie) Nick  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Mister RobertsMister Roberts (TV Movie) The Captain  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for American PlayhouseAmerican Playhouse (TV Series) Retired Man ( 1 episode, 1982 ) , Performer ("If I Could've Been", "Joe") ( 1 episode, 1982 )  Less 1982 1
    • Working (Apr 13, 1982) Retired Man, Performer ("If I Could've Been", "Joe")  Less
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) McMahon (story 'The Monument') ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981 1
  • Primary photo for Dark Night of the ScarecrowDark Night of the Scarecrow (TV Movie) Otis P. Hazelrigg  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The Best Little Girl in the WorldThe Best Little Girl in the World (TV Movie) Frank Powell  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Casey StengelCasey Stengel (TV Movie) Casey Stengel  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Crisis at Central HighCrisis at Central High (TV Movie) Jess Matthews  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for A Perfect MatchA Perfect Match (TV Movie) Bill Larson  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for AtticaAttica (TV Movie) Commissioner Russell Oswald  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Studs LoniganStuds Lonigan (TV Mini-series) Paddy Lonigan ( 3 episodes, 1979 )  Less 1979 3
  • Primary photo for Special OlympicsSpecial Olympics (TV Movie) Carl Gallitzin  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for VisionsVisions (TV Series) Cubby Doucette ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977 1
  • Primary photo for Captains and the KingsCaptains and the Kings (TV Mini-series) Ed Healey ( 3 episodes, 1976 )  Less 1976 3
  • Primary photo for The Cop and the KidThe Cop and the Kid (TV Series) Officer Frank Murphy ( 13 episodes, 1975–1976 )  Less 1975–1976 13
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  • Primary photo for The Ashes of Mrs. ReasonerThe Ashes of Mrs. Reasoner (TV Movie) Arthur Fenton  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The RivalryThe Rivalry (TV Movie) Sen. Stephen Douglas  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for Hawaii Five-OHawaii Five-O (TV Series) Havens ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for BarettaBaretta (TV Series) Jake Hatch ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for Barnaby JonesBarnaby Jones (TV Series) Don Corcoran ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for CannonCannon (TV Series) Don Corcoran ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for SwitchSwitch (TV Series) Lt. Phil Beckman ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for Queen of the Stardust BallroomQueen of the Stardust Ballroom (TV Movie) Al Green, Performer ("Suddenly, There's You", "I Love To Dance")  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The Trial of Chaplain JensenThe Trial of Chaplain Jensen (TV Movie) Budd Rogers  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for Rx for the DefenseRx for the Defense (TV Movie) District Attorney Horn  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for All in the FamilyAll in the Family (TV Series) Detective ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for The ConnectionThe Connection (TV Movie) Frank Devlin  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for MadiganMadigan (TV Series) Sid Balinger ( 1 episode, 1972 )  Less 1972 1
  • Primary photo for Look Homeward, AngelLook Homeward, Angel (TV Movie) Will Pentland  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The High ChaparralThe High Chaparral (TV Series) Hewitt ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for N.Y.P.D.N.Y.P.D. (TV Series) Lawrence ( 2 episodes, 1967–1968 )  Less 1967–1968 2
  • Primary photo for HawkHawk (TV Series) Police Announcer ( 1 episode, 1966 )  Less 1966 1
  • Primary photo for The NursesThe Nurses (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965 1
  • Primary photo for East Side/West SideEast Side/West Side (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 1963 )  Less 1963 1
  • Primary photo for The DefendersThe Defenders (TV Series) Juror #11 ( 1 episode, 1963 )  Less 1963 1
  • Primary photo for Armstrong Circle TheatreArmstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series) Clarence Hollis ( 1 episode, 1963 )  Less 1963 1
  • Primary photo for You Are ThereYou Are There (TV Series) Col. John Jameson ( 1 episode, 1953 )  Less 1953 1
Self (56 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (14 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Celebrating Laughter: The Life and Films of Colin HigginsCelebrating Laughter: The Life and Films of Colin Higgins Himself (archive footage)  Less 2018 $125K
  • Primary photo for The 65th Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 65th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself (In Memoriam) (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The 67th Annual Tony AwardsThe 67th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Himself - Actor (In Memoriam) (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Whistleblowers: The Untold StoriesWhistleblowers: The Untold Stories (TV Series) Himself - Award Winning Actor / Himself - Deceased Award winning actor / Himself - Award winning actor ( 6 episodes, 2011–2013 )  Less 2011–2013
    • Rogues in Robes (May 16, 2013) Himself - Award Winning Actor (archive footage)  Less
    • Daniel Sutherland and Women (Jun 16, 2012) Himself - Deceased Award winning actor (archive footage)  Less
    • Protectd Disclosures (Jan 30, 2012) Himself - Award winning actor (archive footage)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The OscarsThe Oscars (TV Special) Himself - Actor (In Memoriam) (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The EE British Academy Film AwardsThe EE British Academy Film Awards (TV Special) Memorial Tribute (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) Himself - In Memoriam (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Top Priority: The Terror WithinTop Priority: The Terror Within Himself - Academy Award Nominated Actor (archive footage)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Kermit: A Frog's LifeKermit: A Frog's Life (Video) Doc Hopper (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for The 52nd Annual Tony AwardsThe 52nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Doc Hopper ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for The Muppets Celebrate Jim HensonThe Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson (TV Movie) Doc Hopper (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Friscoe from film SHARKEY'S MACHINE ( 1 episode, 1982 )  Less 1982
    • Burt Reynolds/Richard Lewis (Feb 11, 1982) Friscoe from film SHARKEY'S MACHINE (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Captains and the KingsCaptains and the Kings (TV Mini-series) Ed Healey ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976
    • Chapter VIII (Nov 25, 1976) Ed Healey (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
Other (1 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Family GuyFamily Guy (Video Game) Francis Griffin (voice)  Less 2006

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