Charles Durning

Charles Durning
1923 - 2012

Charles Durning  American Actor


Charles Edward Durning (February 28, 1923 – December 24, 2012) was an American actor, with appearances in over 200 movies, television shows and plays. Durning's memorable roles included The Sting (1973) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975), along with t...

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Longest Relationship39 yrs, 11 mths
Shortest Relationship39 yrs, 11 mths
Average Relationship Length39 yrs, 11 mths
First Name Charles
Middle Name Edward
Last Name Durning
Full Name at Birth Charles Edward Durning
Alternative Name Chuck, Charlie, King of Character Actors
Age 89 (age at death) years
Birthday 28th February, 1923
Birthplace Highland Falls, New York, United States
Died 24th December, 2012
Place of Death Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Cause of Death Natural Causes
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Build Large
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor, Voice Artist
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Det. Sgt. Eugene Moretti In Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Doc Hopper In The Muppet Movie (1979), Leslie "Les" Nichols In Tootsie (1982).
Year(s) Active 1951–2012
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Father James Durning (1883 – c. 1939)
Mother Louise (née Leonard; 1894–1982) (A Laundress At West Point.) (Aged 87 Or 88)
Friend Burt Reynolds, Jeff Quinlan, Brandon Slagle, Dan Lauria, George Clooney, Brooke Lewis, Marc Clebanoff, Robert De Niro
Associated People Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
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Scavenger Killers2013 Dylan Frier Movie
Captured Hearts2013 Santa Claus Movie
Rogue Assassin2012 Frank Maro Movie
Naked Run2011 Congressman Davenport Movie
The Great Fight2011 Judge Frier Movie
The Life Zone2011 James Wise Movie
The Waiter2010 Frank 'The Handler' Maro Movie
An Affirmative Act2010 Man in the White Suit Movie
No Clean Break2010 The Wise Man TV Show
Shannon's Rainbow2009 Floyd Movie
Three Chris's2009 Kris Kringle Movie
A Bunch of Amateurs2008 Charlie Rosenberg Movie
Break2008 The Wise Man Movie
Deal2008 Charlie Adler Movie
Good Dick2008 Charlie Movie
iMurders2008 Dr. Seamus St. Martin Movie
The Drum Beats Twice2008 Satan Movie
The Golden Boys2008 John Bartlett Movie
Polycarp2007 Alexander Hathaway Movie
River's End2007 Murray Blythe Movie
Descansos2006 Inkeeper #2 Movie
Forget About It2006 Eddie O'Brien Movie
Jesus, Mary and Joey2006 Teddy the Bartender Movie
Local Color2006 Yammi Movie
Unbeatable Harold2006 Harold's Father Movie
Desperation2006 Tom Billingsley TV Movie
Dirty Deeds2005 Victor Rasdale Movie
One Last Ride2005 Mr. Orlick Movie
Resurrection: The J.R. Richard Story2005 Frank McNally Movie
The L.A. Riot Spectacular2005 The Lawyer Movie
Detective2005 Councilman Max Ernst TV Movie
Death and Texas2004 Marshall Ledger Movie
A Boyfriend for Christmas2004 Santa Claus TV Movie
A Very Married Christmas2004 Ozzy Larson TV Movie
Rescue Me2004 Michael Gavin TV Show
NCIS2003 Ernie Yost TV Show
Dead Canaries2003 Jimmy Kerrigan Movie
Mother Ghost2002 George Movie
Pride & Loyalty2002 Dylan Frier Movie
The Naked Run2002 Congressman Davenport Short Film
Mr. St. Nick2002 Nicholas XX TV Movie
Everwood2002 Eugene Brown TV Show
First Monday2002 Justice Henry Hoskins TV Show
Monk2002 Hank Johansen TV Show
The Last Man Club2002 John 'Eagle Eye' Pennell Movie
L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve2001 Stuart Steele Movie
Turn of Faith2001 Philly Russo Movie
Bleacher Bums2001 Scorekeeper Victor TV Movie
The Judge2001 Judge Harlan Radovich TV Movie
Lakeboat2000 Skippy Movie
Never Look Back2000 Movie
O Brother, Where Art Thou?2000 Pappy O'Daniel Movie
State and Main2000 Mayor George Bailey Movie
The Last Producer2000 Syd Wolf Movie
Very Mean Men2000 Paddy Mulroney Movie
Citizen Baines2000 Clifford Connelly TV Show
Justice1999 Moe Ryan TV Movie
Hard Time: Hostage Hotel1999 Det. Charlie Duffy TV Movie
Hard Time: The Premonition1999 Det. Charlie Duffy TV Movie
Chicken Soup for the Soul1999 TV Show
Family Guy1999 Francis Griffin TV Show
Now and Again1999 Narrator TV Show
The Hoop Life1999 Wes Connelly TV Show
Hi-Life1998 Fatty Movie
Jerry and Tom1998 Vic Movie
Shelter1998 Capt. Robert Landis Movie
A Chance of Snow1998 Earl Pulmer TV Movie
Hard Time1998 Det. Charlie Duffy TV Movie
The Secret Life of Algernon1997 Norbie Hess Movie
Orleans1997 Frank Vitelli TV Show
The Practice1997 Stephen Donnell TV Show
One Fine Day1996 Lew Movie
Recon1996 Movie
Spy Hard1996 The Director Movie
Mrs. Santa Claus1996 Santa Claus TV Movie
Arli$$1996 TV Show
Early Edition1996 Judge Steven Romick TV Show
Everybody Loves Raymond1996 Father Hubley TV Show
Home for the Holidays1995 Henry Larson Movie
The Grass Harp1995 Rev. Buster Movie
The Last Supper1995 Reverend Gerald Hutchens Movie
A Woman of Independent Means1995 Andrew Alcott TV Show
Cybill1995 A.J. Sheridan TV Show
I.Q.1994 Louis Bamberger Movie
The Hudsucker Proxy1994 Waring Hudsucker Movie
In Search of Dr. Seuss1994 Grandfather Yook (voice, uncredited) TV Movie
Touched by an Angel1994 Father Madden TV Show
Leslie's Folly1994 TV Show
Roomates1994 Barney TV Movie
Texan1994 Vaughn Short Film
The Music of Chance1993 Bill Flower Movie
When a Stranger Calls Back1993 John Clifford TV Movie
Homicide: Life on the Street1993 Thomas Finnegan TV Show
Harlan & Merleen1993 Dr. Harlan Elldridge TV Movie
The Water Engine1992 Tour Guide TV Movie
Performance1992 Charles F. Money TV Show
V.I. Warshawski1991 Lt. Mallory Movie
The Return of Eliot Ness1991 Roger Finn TV Movie
The Story Lady1991 Judge (uncredited) TV Movie
Dick Tracy1990 Chief Brandon Movie
Fatal Sky1990 Colonel Clancy Movie
The Kennedys of Massachusetts1990 John 'Honey Fitz' Fitzgerald TV Show
Evening Shade1990 Dr. Harlan Elldridge TV Show
Brenda Starr1989 Editor Francis I. Livright Movie
Cat Chaser1989 Jiggs Scully Movie
Dinner at Eight1989 Dan Packard TV Movie
The Butter Battle Book1989 Grandfather (voice) Short Film
It Nearly Wasn't Christmas1989 Santa TV Movie
Prime Target1989 Earl Mulcahaney TV Movie
Étoile1988 Zio Joshua Movie
Cop1988 Dutch Peltz Movie
Far North1988 Bertrum Movie
Case Closed1988 Les Kabowski TV Movie
Unholy Matrimony1988 Reverend Samuel Corey TV Movie
A Tiger's Tale1987 Charlie Drumm Movie
Hadley's Rebellion1987 Sam Crawford Movie
Happy New Year1987 Charlie Movie
The Rosary Murders1987 Father Ted Nabors Movie
Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues1987 Sen. Henry Colton TV Movie
The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains1987 Warden Hardy TV Movie
I Would Be Called John: Pope John XXIII1987 Pope John XXIII TV Movie
Big Trouble1986 O'Mara Movie
Meatballs III: Summer Job1986 Pete, Heaven Doorman (uncredited) Movie
Solarbabies1986 The Warden Movie
Tough Guys1986 Deke Yablonski Movie
Where the River Runs Black1986 Father O'Reilly Movie
Stand Alone1985 Louis Thibadeau Movie
Stick1985 Chucky Movie
The Man with One Red Shoe1985 Ross Movie
Death of a Salesman1985 Charley TV Movie
Amazing Stories1985 Earl, Assistant to the Boss TV Show
Comedy Factory1985 Harry Deegan TV Show
Tall Tales & Legends1985 Uncle Doffue TV Show
Eye to Eye1985 Oscar TV Show
Mass Appeal1984 Monsignor Thomas Burke Movie
Mister Roberts1984 The Captain TV Movie
P.O.P.1984 P Oliver Pendergast TV Movie
Good Evening, He Lied1984 Nick TV Movie
Scarface1983 Immigration Officer (voice, uncredited) Movie
To Be or Not to Be1983 Col. Erhardt Movie
Two of a Kind1983 Charlie Movie
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas1982 Governor Movie
Tootsie1982 Les Movie
Sharky's Machine1981 Lt. Friscoe Movie
True Confessions1981 Jack Amsterdam Movie
Crisis at Central High1981 Jess Matthews TV Movie
Dark Night of the Scarecrow1981 Otis P. Hazelrigg TV Movie
The Best Little Girl in the World1981 Frank Powell TV Movie
American Playhouse1981 Retired Man TV Show
Die Laughing1980 Arnold Movie
The Final Countdown1980 Senator Samuel Chapman Movie
Attica1980 Commissioner Russell Oswald TV Movie
A Perfect Match1980 Bill Larson TV Movie
North Dallas Forty1979 Coach Johnson Movie
Starting Over1979 Michael (Mickey) Potter Movie
The Muppet Movie1979 Doc Hopper Movie
Tilt1979 Harold 'The Whale' Remmens Movie
When a Stranger Calls1979 John Clifford Movie
Studs Lonigan1979 Paddy Lonigan TV Show
An Enemy of the People1978 Peter Stockmann Movie
The Fury1978 Dr. Jim McKeever Movie
The Greek Tycoon1978 Michael Russell Movie
Special Olympics1978 Carl Gallitzin TV Movie
The Choirboys1977 Spermwhale Whalen Movie
Twilight's Last Gleaming1977 President David T. Stevens Movie
Harry and Walter Go to New York1976 Rufus T. Crisp Movie
Captains and the Kings1976 Ed Healey TV Show
Visions1976 Cubby Doucette TV Show
The Ashes of Mrs. Reasoner1976 Arthur Fenton TV Movie
Breakheart Pass1975 O'Brien Movie
Dog Day Afternoon1975 Moretti Movie
The Hindenburg1975 Captain Pruss Movie
Queen of the Stardust Ballroom1975 Al Green TV Movie
Baretta1975 Jake Hatch TV Show
Switch1975 Phil Beckman TV Show
The Cop and the Kid1975 Officer Frank Murphy TV Show
The Trial of Chaplain Jensen1975 Budd Rogers TV Movie
The Front Page1974 Murphy Movie
Deadhead Miles1973 Truck Driver in Cafe Movie
Sisters1973 Joseph Larch Movie
The Sting1973 Lt. Wm. Snyder Movie
Barnaby Jones1973 Don Corcoran TV Show
The Connection1973 Frank Devlin TV Movie
Rx for the Defense1973 District Attorney Horn TV Movie
Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues1972 Murphy Movie
Look Homeward, Angel1972 Will Pentland TV Movie
Madigan1972 Sid Balinger TV Show
Doomsday Voyage1972 Jason's First Mate Movie
The Pursuit of Happiness1971 2nd Guard Movie
All in the Family1971 Detective TV Show
Cannon1971 Don Corcoran TV Show
Great Performances1971 McMahon (story 'The Monument') TV Show
Hi, Mom!1970 Superintendent Movie
I Walk the Line1970 Hunnicutt Movie
Sticky My Fingers... Fleet My Feet1970 Football player Short Film
Stiletto1969 Cop (uncredited) Movie
Hawaii Five-O1968 Havens TV Show
N.Y.P.D.1967 Lawrence TV Show
The High Chaparral1967 Hewitt TV Show
Harvey Middleman, Fireman1965 Dooley Movie
Another World1964 Police Chief Gil McGowan #1 (1972) TV Show
East Side/West Side1963 TV Show
The Password Is Courage1962 American Soldier Movie
The Doctors and the Nurses1962 TV Show
The Defenders1961 Juror #11 TV Show
You Are There1953 Col. John Jameson TV Show
Armstrong Circle Theatre1950 Clarence Hollis TV Show
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    yoly guerraJun 24, 2011

    worked for them and enjoyed it.they are the most lovable person to work for ,he is so funny miss them .

    thomas a hillMar 26, 2010

    my dad would tell us about charles and him working together in the 40s Henery G.HILL . I was born in highland falls in 1948.

    ruthNov 8, 2009

    Charles Durning has been one of my favorite stars for years--there`s no other actor to compare with him. It`s great that he`s in his 80`s and still looks charming and is still acting!

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