Charles Durning

Charles Durning
1923 - 2012

Charles Durning  American Actor


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Charles Durning was previously married to Mary Ann Durning (1973 - 2012).


American Actor Charles Durning was born Charles Edward Durning on 28th February, 1923 in Highland Falls, New York, United States and passed away on 24th Dec 2012 Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States aged 89. He is most remembered for Det. Sgt. Eugene Moretti In Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Doc Hopper In The Muppet Movie (1979), Leslie "Les" Nichols In Tootsie (1982).. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

Charles Durning was in 2 on-screen matchups, including Angela Lansbury in Mrs. Santa Claus (1996) and Ann Wedgeworth in Evening Shade (1990).

Charles Durning is a member of the following lists: Actors from New York, American film actors and American television actors.


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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
Buried Arlington National Cemetery38°52′25″N 77°03′51″W / 38.8737°N 77.0641°W / 38.8737; -77.0641
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, 1945–2012
Official Websites,,
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

Charles Edward Durning (February 28, 1923 – December 24, 2012) was an American actor who appeared in over 200 movies, television shows and plays. Durning's best-known films include The Sting (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), True Confessions (1981), Tootsie (1982), Dick Tracy (1990), and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for both The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) and To Be or Not to Be (1983). Prior to his acting career, Durning served in World War II and was decorated for valor in combat.

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Bleeding Hearts2015Santa ClausMovie
Scavenger Killers2014Dylan FrierMovie
Rogue Assassin2012Frank MaroMovie
Naked Run2011Congressman DavenportMovie
The Great Fight2011Judge FrierMovie
The Life Zone2011James WiseMovie
The Waiter2010Frank 'The Handler' MaroMovie
An Affirmative Act2010Man in the White SuitMovie
No Clean Break2010The Wise ManTV Show
Shannon's Rainbow2009FloydMovie
Three Chris's2009Kris KringleMovie
A Bunch of Amateurs2008Charlie RosenbergMovie
Break2008The Wise ManMovie
Deal2008Charlie AdlerMovie
Good Dick2008CharlieMovie
iMurders2008Dr. Seamus St. MartinMovie
The Drum Beats Twice2008SatanMovie
The Golden Boys2008John BartlettMovie
Polycarp2007Alexander HathawayMovie
River's End2007Murray BlytheMovie
Descansos2006Inkeeper #2Movie
Forget About It2006Eddie O'BrienMovie
Jesus, Mary and Joey2006Teddy the BartenderMovie
Local Color2006YammiMovie
Unbeatable Harold2006Harold's FatherMovie
Desperation2006Tom BillingsleyTV Movie
Dirty Deeds2005Victor RasdaleMovie
Resurrection: The J.R. Richard Story2005Frank McNallyMovie
The L.A. Riot Spectacular2005The LawyerMovie
Detective2005Councilman Max ErnstTV Movie
Death and Texas2004Marshall LedgerMovie
One Last Ride2004Mr. OrlickMovie
A Boyfriend for Christmas2004Santa ClausTV Movie
A Very Married Christmas2004Ozzy LarsonTV Movie
Rescue Me2004Michael Gavin, Tommy's DadTV Show
NCIS2003Ernie YostTV Show
Dead Canaries2003Jimmy KerriganMovie
Mother Ghost2002GeorgeMovie
Pride & Loyalty2002Dylan FrierMovie
The Naked Run2002Congressman DavenportShort Film
Mr. St. Nick2002Nicholas XXTV Movie
Everwood2002Eugene BrownTV Show
First Monday2002Justice Henry HoskinsTV Show
Monk2002Hank JohansenTV Show
The Last Man Club2002John 'Eagle Eye' PennellShort Film
L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve2001Stuart SteeleMovie
Turn of Faith2001Philly RussoMovie
Bleacher Bums2001Scorekeeper VictorTV Movie
The Judge2001Judge Harlan RadovichTV Show
Never Look Back2000Movie
O Brother, Where Art Thou?2000Pappy O'DanielMovie
State and Main2000Mayor George BaileyMovie
The Last Producer2000Syd WolfMovie
Very Mean Men2000Paddy MulroneyMovie
Citizen Baines2000Clifford ConnellyTV Show
Justice1999Moe RyanTV Movie
Hard Time: Hostage Hotel1999Det. Charlie DuffyTV Movie
Hard Time: The Premonition1999Det. Charlie DuffyTV Movie
Chicken Soup for the Soul1999TV Show
Family Guy1999Francis GriffinTV Show
Now and Again1999NarratorTV Show
The Hoop Life1999Wes ConnellyTV Show
Jerry and Tom1998VicMovie
Shelter1998Capt. Robert LandisMovie
A Chance of Snow1998Earl PulmerTV Movie
Hard Time1998Det. Charlie DuffyTV Movie
The Secret Life of Algernon1997Norbie HessMovie
Orleans1997Frank VitelliTV Show
The Practice1997Stephen DonnellTV Show
One Fine Day1996LewMovie
Recon1996ChiefShort Film
Spy Hard1996The DirectorMovie
Mrs. Santa Claus1996Santa ClausTV Movie
Early Edition1996Judge Steven Romick, PsychiatristTV Show
Everybody Loves Raymond1996Father HubleyTV Show
Home for the Holidays1995Henry LarsonMovie
The Grass Harp1995Rev. BusterMovie
The Last Supper1995Rev. Gerald HutchensMovie
A Woman of Independent Means1995Andrew AlcottTV Show
Cybill1995A.J. SheridanTV Show
I.Q.1994Louis BambergerMovie
The Hudsucker Proxy1994Waring HudsuckerMovie
In Search of Dr. Seuss1994Grandfather Yook (voice, uncredited)TV Movie
The American Revolution1994Benjamin FranklinTV Show
Touched by an Angel1994Father Thomas MaddenTV Show
Leslie's Folly1994DoctorTV Movie
Roomates1994BarneyTV Movie
Texan1994VaughnTV Movie
The Music of Chance1993Bill FlowerMovie
When a Stranger Calls Back1993John CliffordTV Movie
Homicide: Life on the Street1993Thomas FinneganTV Show
Harlan & Merleen1993Dr. Harlan ElldridgeTV Movie
The Water Engine1992Tour GuideTV Movie
Performance1992Charles F. MoneyTV Show
V.I. Warshawski1991Lt. MalloryMovie
The Return of Eliot Ness1991Roger FinnTV Movie
The Story Lady1991Judge (uncredited)TV Movie
Dick Tracy1990Chief BrandonMovie
Fatal Sky1990Colonel ClancyMovie
The Kennedys of Massachusetts1990John 'Honey Fitz' FitzgeraldTV Show
Evening Shade1990Dr. Harlan ElldridgeTV Show
Ballet1989Zio JoshuaMovie
Brenda Starr1989Editor Francis I. LivrightMovie
Cat Chaser1989Jiggs ScullyMovie
Dinner at Eight1989Dan PackardTV Movie
The Butter Battle Book1989Grandfather (voice)TV Movie
It Nearly Wasn't Christmas1989SantaTV Movie
Prime Target1989Earl MulcahaneyTV Movie
Cop1988Dutch PeltzMovie
Far North1988BertrumMovie
Case Closed1988Les KabowskiTV Movie
Unholy Matrimony1988Reverend Samuel CoreyTV Movie
A Tiger's Tale1987CharlieMovie
Hadley's Rebellion1987Sam CrawfordMovie
Happy New Year1987CharlieMovie
The Rosary Murders1987Father Ted NaborsMovie
Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues1987Sen. Henry ColtonTV Movie
The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains1987Warden HardyTV Movie
I Would Be Called John: Pope John XXIII1987Pope John XXIIITV Movie
Big Trouble1986O'MaraMovie
Meatballs III: Summer Job1986Pete, Heaven Doorman (uncredited)Movie
Solarbabies1986The WardenMovie
Tough Guys1986Deke YablonskiMovie
Where the River Runs Black1986Father O'ReillyMovie
Stand Alone1985Louis ThibadeauMovie
The Man with One Red Shoe1985RossMovie
Death of a Salesman1985CharleyTV Movie
Amazing Stories1985Assistant to the Boss, EarlTV Show
Comedy Factory1985Harry DeeganTV Show
Tall Tales & Legends1985Uncle DoffueTV Show
Eye to Eye1985Oscar PooleTV Show
Mass Appeal1984Monsignor Thomas BurkeMovie
Mister Roberts1984The CaptainTV Movie
P.O.P.1984P Oliver PendergastTV Movie
Good Evening, He Lied1984NickTV Movie
Scarface1983Immigration Officer (voice, uncredited)Movie
To Be or Not to Be1983Col. ErhardtMovie
Two of a Kind1983CharlieMovie
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas1982GovernorMovie
Sharky's Machine1981FriscoeMovie
True Confessions1981Jack AmsterdamMovie
Crisis at Central High1981Jess MatthewsTV Movie
Dark Night of the Scarecrow1981Otis P. HazelriggTV Movie
The Best Little Girl in the World1981Frank PowellTV Movie
American Playhouse1981Retired ManTV Show
Die Laughing1980ArnoldMovie
The Final Countdown1980Sen. Samuel ChapmanMovie
Attica1980Commissioner Russell OswaldTV Movie
A Perfect Match1980Bill LarsonTV Movie
North Dallas Forty1979Coach JohnsonMovie
Starting Over1979Michael (Mickey) PotterMovie
The Muppet Movie1979Doc HopperMovie
Tilt1979Harold 'The Whale' RemmensMovie
When a Stranger Calls1979John CliffordMovie
Studs Lonigan1979Paddy LoniganTV Show
An Enemy of the People1978Peter StockmannMovie
The Fury1978Dr. Jim McKeeverMovie
The Greek Tycoon1978Michael RussellMovie
Special Olympics1978Carl GallitzinTV Movie
The Choirboys1977Spermwhale WhalenMovie
Twilight's Last Gleaming1977President David T. StevensMovie
Harry and Walter Go to New York1976Rufus T. CrispMovie
Captains and the Kings1976Ed HealeyTV Show
Sherlock Holmes in New York1976Inspector (uncredited)TV Movie
Visions1976Cubby DoucetteTV Show
The Ashes of Mrs. Reasoner1976Arthur FentonTV Movie
Breakheart Pass1975O'BrienMovie
Dog Day Afternoon1975MorettiMovie
The Hindenburg1975Captain Max PrussMovie
Queen of the Stardust Ballroom1975Al GreenTV Movie
Baretta1975Jake HatchTV Show
Switch1975Lt. Phil BeckmanTV Show
The Cop and the Kid1975Officer Frank MurphyTV Show
The Trial of Chaplain Jensen1975Budd RogersTV Movie
The Rivalry1975Sen. Stephen DouglasTV Movie
The Front Page1974MurphyMovie
BBC2 Playhouse1974McMahonTV Show
Deadhead Miles1973Truck Driver in CafeMovie
The Sting1973Lt. Wm. SnyderMovie
Barnaby Jones1973Don CorcoranTV Show
The Connection1973Frank DevlinTV Movie
Rx for the Defense1973District Attorney HornTV Movie
Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues1972MurphyMovie
Sisters1972Joseph LarchMovie
Look Homeward, Angel1972Will PentlandTV Movie
Madigan1972Sid BalingerTV Show
Doomsday Voyage1972Jason's First MateMovie
The Pursuit of Happiness19712nd GuardMovie
All in the Family1971DetectiveTV Show
Cannon1971Don CorcoranTV Show
Great Performances1971McMahon (story 'The Monument')TV Show
Hi, Mom!1970Superintendent (as Charles Durnham)Movie
I Walk the Line1970HunnicuttMovie
Sticky My Fingers... Fleet My Feet1970Football PlayerShort Film
Stiletto1969Cop (uncredited)Movie
Hawaii Five-O1968HavensTV Show
N.Y.P.D.1967LawrenceTV Show
The High Chaparral1967HewittTV Show
Hawk1966Police AnnouncerTV Show
Harvey Middleman, Fireman1965DooleyMovie
Another World1964Gil McGowanTV Show
East Side/West Side1963TV Show
The Password Is Courage1962American Soldier (uncredited)Movie
The Doctors and the Nurses1962TV Show
The Defenders1961Juror #11TV Show
You Are There1953Col. John JamesonTV Show
Armstrong Circle Theatre1950Clarence HollisTV 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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