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Charles Durning

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.

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Feb 28, 1923 in Highland Falls, New York, USA
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
Primul film:
In series Death of a Salesman
Ultimul film:
Film Scavenger Killers 2013-06-01
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of Rescue Me
Poster of NCIS
Poster of Monk
Poster of Everybody Loves Raymond
Filme in care a jucat
Serial Death of a Salesman Unknown 2017
Film Bleeding Hearts Santa Claus 2013-06-01
Film Scavenger Killers Dylan Frier 2013-06-01
Film Rogue Assassin 2012-01-01
Film Top Priority: The Terror Within Himself - Academy Award Nominated Actor (archive footage) 2012-06-15
Film The Life Zone James Wise 2011-06-10
Film The Great Fight Judge Frier 2011-01-01
Film The Waiter Frank 'The Handler' Maro 2010-03-14
Film The Golden Boys John Bartlett 2008-12-11
Film A Bunch of Amateurs Charlie Rosenberg 2008-11-17
Film Good Dick Charlie 2008-10-03
Film iMurders Dr. Seamus St. Martin 2008-08-09
Film Deal Charlie Adler 2008-01-29
Film Kinky Killers Alexander Hathaway 2007-06-01
Film Forget About It Eddie O'Brien 2006-10-14
Film Local Color Yammi 2006-09-19
Film Desperation Tom Billingsley 2006-05-23
Film Miracle Dogs Too Captain Pete Weaver 2006-04-01
Film Jesus, Mary and Joey Teddy 2006-01-01
Film Unbeatable Harold Harold's Father 2006-01-01
Film Dirty Deeds Victor Rasdale 2005-08-26
Film The L.A. Riot Spectacular The Lawyer 2005-04-25
Film A Boyfriend for Christmas Santa Claus 2004-11-27
Serial Rescue Me Unknown 2004-07-21
Serial NCIS Unknown 2003-09-23
Film Mr. St. Nick Nicholas XX 2002-10-17
Serial Everwood Unknown 2002-09-16
Film Mother Ghost George 2002-08-08
Serial Monk Unknown 2002-07-12
Film Turn of Faith Philly Russo 2002-06-05
Serial First Monday Justice Henry Hoskins 2002-01-15
Film L.A.P.D.: To Protect And To Serve Stuart Steele 2001-10-09
Serial Citizen Baines Unknown 2001-09-29
Serial Dinner for Five Unknown 2001-07-06
Film The Judge 2001-05-06
Film Never Look Back 2000-03-31
Film Lakeboat Skippy 2000-04-13
Film Very Mean Men Paddy Mulroney 2000-06-10
Film State and Main Mayor George Bailey 2000-08-26
Film O Brother, Where Art Thou? Menelaus "Pappy" O'Daniel 2000-08-30
Film The Last Producer Syd Wolf 2000-08-22
Film Justice Moe Ryan 1999-01-14
Film Hard Time: Hostage Hotel Det. Charlie Duffy 1999-11-14
Serial Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Film Hard Time: The Premonition Det. Charlie Duffy 1999-02-27
Film A Chance of Snow Earl Pulmer 1998-12-07
Film Jerry and Tom Vic 1998-12-04
Film Hi-Life Fatty 1998-11-27
Film Shelter Capt. Robert Landis 1998-01-16
Film Hard Time Det. Charlie Duffy 1998-12-12
Film The Secret Life of Algernon Norbie Hess 1997-11-15
Film Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas Santa Claus 1997-09-03
Serial The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
Serial Orleans Frank Vitelli 1997-01-08
Film Spy Hard The Director 1996-05-24
Film The Last Supper Reverend Gerald Hutchens 1996-04-04
Serial Everybody Loves Raymond Unknown 1996-09-13
Film Mrs. Santa Claus Santa Claus 1996-12-08
Serial Early Edition Unknown 1996-09-28
Film One Fine Day Lew 1996-12-20
Film Home for the Holidays Henry Larson 1995-11-02
Film The Grass Harp Reverend Buster 1995-09-10
Film A Woman of Independent Means Andrew Alcott 1995-02-19
Serial Cybill Unknown 1995-01-02
Film I.Q. Louis Bamberger 1994-12-24
Serial Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Film Roomates Barney 1994-05-30
Film The Hudsucker Proxy Waring Hudsucker 1994-03-11
Film Charlie Sheen's Stunts Spectacular Himself - (archive footage) 1994-06-30
Film The Music of Chance Bill Flower 1993-06-23
Film When A Stranger Calls Back John Clifford 1993-04-04
Serial Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
Film The Water Engine Tour Guide 1992-08-24
Film V.I. Warshawski Det. Lt. Bobby Mallory 1991-07-26
Serial The Kennedys of Massachusetts John F. Fitzgerald 1990-02-18
Film Dick Tracy Chief Brandon 1990-04-05
Serial Evening Shade Harlan Elldridge 1990-09-21
Film Ballet Uncle Joshua 1989-03-17
Film Cat Chaser Jiggs Scully 1989-12-08
Film It Nearly Wasn't Christmas Santa 1989-12-01
Film Brenda Starr Editor Francis I. Livright 1989-05-15
Film The Butter Battle Book Grandfather (voice) 1989-11-13
Film Prime Target Earl Mulcahaney 1989-09-29
Film Unholy Matrimony Reverend Samuel Corey 1988-10-03
Film Far North Bertrum 1988-11-09
Film Cop Dutch Peltz 1988-01-01
Film Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues Senator Henry Colton 1987-11-22
Film The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains Warden Hardy 1987-10-31
Film The Rosary Murders Father Ted Nabors 1987-08-28
Film A Tiger's Tale Charlie Drumm 1987-08-22
Film Happy New Year Charlie 1987-08-07
Film Solarbabies The Warden 1986-11-26
Film Tough Guys Deke Yablonski 1986-10-03
Film Where the River Runs Black Father O'Reilly 1986-09-19
Film Big Trouble O'Mara 1986-05-30
Film The Man with One Red Shoe Ross 1985-07-18
Film Stick Chucky 1985-04-26
Film Stand Alone 1985-09-01
Serial Amazing Stories Unknown 1985-09-29
Film Death of a Salesman Charley 1985-08-16
Film Mass Appeal Monsignor Thomas Burke 1984-12-14
Film Mister Roberts The Captain 1984-03-18
Film To Be or Not to Be Col. Erhardt 1983-12-16
Film Scarface Immigration Officer (voice) (uncredited) 1983-12-08
Film Hadley's Rebellion Sam Crawford 1983-09-30
Film Two of a Kind Charlie 1983-01-01
Film Tootsie Les Nichols 1982-12-16
Film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Governor 1982-07-23
Film Sharky's Machine Lt. Friscoe 1981-12-18
Film Dark Night of the Scarecrow Otis P. Hazelrigg 1981-10-24
Film True Confessions Jack Amsterdam 1981-09-25
Film The Best Little Girl in the World Frank Powell 1981-05-11
Film Crisis at Central High Jess Matthews 1981-02-04
Film Attica Commisioner Russel Oswald 1980-03-01
Film The Final Countdown Senator Samuel Chapman 1980-01-31
Film Die Laughing 1980-04-01
Film Studs Lonigan Paddy Lonigan 1979-03-07
Serial Studs Lonigan Paddy Lonigan 1979-03-07
Film When a Stranger Calls John Clifford 1979-10-26
Film Tilt Harold 'The Whale' Remmens 1979-04-01
Film Starting Over Michael "Mickey" Potter 1979-10-05
Film North Dallas Forty Coach Johnson 1979-08-03
Film The Muppet Movie Doc Hopper 1979-05-31
Film An Enemy of the People Peter Stockmann 1978-03-17
Film The Fury Dr. Jim McKeever 1978-03-10
Film Special Olympics Carl Gallitzin 1978-02-22
Film The Choirboys Spermwhale Whalen 1977-12-23
Film Twilight's Last Gleaming President David T. Stevens 1977-02-09
Serial Captains and the Kings 1976-09-30
Film Harry and Walter Go to New York Rufus T. Crisp 1976-06-17
Serial Baretta Unknown 1975-01-17
Film The Trial of Chaplain Jensen Budd Rogers 1975-02-11
Film Queen of the Stardust Ballroom Al Green 1975-02-13
Film Dog Day Afternoon Det. Sgt. Eugene Moretti 1975-08-11
Film Breakheart Pass O'Brien 1975-12-25
Film The Hindenburg Captain Pruss 1975-12-25
Film The Front Page Murphy 1974-12-01
Film Sisters Joseph Larch 1973-03-27
Film The Sting Lt. Wm. Snyder 1973-12-25
Film Deadhead Miles Truck Driver in Cafe 1972-08-08
Film Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues Murphy 1972-02-25
Serial Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Film The Pursuit of Happiness 2nd Guard 1971-02-23
Serial All in the Family Unknown 1971-01-12
Film I Walk the Line Hunnicutt 1970-11-18
Film Hi, Mom! Superintendent 1970-04-27
Serial Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Serial The High Chaparral Unknown 1967-09-10
Serial Another World 1964-05-04
Film The Password Is Courage 1962-06-01
Serial Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24