Charles Durning

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.
Name Charles Durning
Also Known As Charles Edward Durning, Charles Durnham
Birthday 1923-02-28
Deathday 2012-12-24
Gender Male
IMDB Charles Durning profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Highland Falls, New York, USA
As: Det. Sgt. Eugene Mor
1975-09-21
Dog Day Afternoon...
As: Murphy
1974-12-01
The Front Page...
As: Tom Billingsley
2006-05-23
Desperation...
As: Yammi
2006-09-19
Local Color...
As: The Director
1996-05-24
Spy Hard...
As: Ross
1985-07-18
The Man with One Red...
As: Deke Yablonski
1986-10-03
Tough Guys...
As: Charlie Adler
2008-01-29
Deal...
As: Doc Hopper
1979-06-22
The Muppet Movie...
As: John Clifford
1994-02-09
When A Stranger Call...
As: Mayor George Bailey
2001-01-12
State and Main...
As: Joseph Larch
1972-11-18
Sisters...
As: Otis P. Hazelrigg
1981-10-24
Dark Night of the Sc...
As: Col. Erhardt
1983-12-16
To Be or Not to Be...
As: Teddy
2006-01-01
Jesus, Mary and Joey...
As: Lew
1996-12-20
One Fine Day...
As: O'Brien
1976-05-05
Breakheart Pass...
As: Dutch Peltz
1988-01-01
Cop...
As: Waring Hudsucker
1994-03-11
The Hudsucker Proxy...
As: Senator Samuel Chapm
1980-08-01
The Final Countdown...
As: Jack Amsterdam
1981-09-25
True Confessions...
As: Chucky
1985-04-26
Stick...
As: Henry Larson
1995-11-02
Home for the Holiday...
As: Lt. Wm. Snyder
1973-12-25
The Sting...
As: Charlie
1983-01-01
Two of a Kind...
As: Reverend Gerald Hutc
1996-04-04
The Last Supper...
As: Harold 'The Whale' R
1979-04-01
Tilt...
As: Santa Claus
2004-11-27
A Boyfriend for Chri...
As: Dr. Jim McKeever
1978-03-10
The Fury...
As: Charley
1985-08-16
Death of a Salesman...
As: Les Nichols
1982-12-16
Tootsie...
As: Alexander Hathaway
2007-06-01
Kinky Killers...
As: Uncle Joshua
1989-03-17
Ballet...
As: Jiggs Scully
1991-10-02
Cat Chaser...
As: Det. Lt. Bobby Mallo
1991-07-26
V.I. Warshawski...
As: Coach Johnson
1979-08-03
North Dallas Forty...
As: The Warden
1986-11-26
Solarbabies...
As: Superintendent
1970-04-27
Hi, Mom!...
As: Lt. Friscoe
1981-12-18
Sharky's Machine...
As: Charlie
2008-10-03
Good Dick...
As: Victor Rasdale
2005-08-26
Dirty Deeds...
As: Nicholas XX
2002-10-17
Mr. St. Nick...
As: John Bartlett
2008-12-11
The Golden Boys...
As: Governor
1982-07-23
The Best Little Whor...
As: John Clifford
1979-10-26
When a Stranger Call...
As: Reverend Buster
1996-10-11
The Grass Harp...
As: Bill Flower
1993-06-23
The Music of Chance...
As: Editor Francis I. Li
1992-04-15
Brenda Starr...
As: Captain Pruss
1975-12-25
The Hindenburg...
As: Spermwhale Whalen
1977-12-23
The Choirboys...
As: Santa
1989-12-01
It Nearly Wasn't Chr...
As: Tour Guide
1992-08-24
The Water Engine...
As: Grandfather (voice)
1989-11-13
The Butter Battle Bo...
As: Captain Pete Weaver
2006-04-01
Miracle Dogs Too...
As: Michael "Mickey" Pot
1979-10-05
Starting Over...
As: President David T. S
1977-02-09
Twilight's Last Glea...
As: Vic
1998-12-04
Jerry and Tom...
As: O'Mara
1986-05-30
Big Trouble...
As: Charlie Drumm
1988-02-12
A Tiger's Tale...
As: George
2002-08-08
Mother Ghost...
As: Judge Frier
2011-01-01
The Great Fight...
As: Peter Stockmann
1978-03-17
An Enemy of the Peop...
As: Bertrum
1988-11-09
Far North...
As: Fatty
1998-11-27
Hi-Life...
As: Frank Powell
1981-05-11
The Best Little Girl...
As: Monsignor Thomas Bur
1984-12-14
Mass Appeal...
As: Father Ted Nabors
1987-08-28
The Rosary Murders...
As: Murphy
1972-02-25
Dealing: Or the Berk...
As: Charlie
1987-08-07
Happy New Year...
As: Rufus T. Crisp
1976-06-17
Harry and Walter Go ...
As: Det. Charlie Duffy
1998-12-12
Hard Time...
As: Unknown
2001-05-06
The Judge...
As: Senator Henry Colton
1987-11-22
Kenny Rogers as The ...
As: Skippy
2000-04-13
Lakeboat...
As: Frank Devlin
1973-02-27
The Connection...
As: Jess Matthews
1981-02-04
Crisis at Central Hi...
As: Unknown
2000-03-31
Never Look Back...
As: Budd Rogers
1975-02-11
The Trial of Chaplai...
As: Unknown
1985-09-01
Stand Alone...
As: Commisioner Russel O
1980-03-01
Attica...
As: Barney
1994-05-30
Roomates...
As: Al Green
1975-02-13
Queen of the Stardus...
As: Andrew Alcott
1995-02-19
A Woman of Independe...
As: James Wise
2011-06-10
The Life Zone...
As: Syd Wolf
2001-02-09
The Last Producer...
As: Hunnicutt
1970-11-18
I Walk the Line...
As: Capt. Robert Landis
1998-01-16
Shelter...
As: Eddie O'Brien
2006-10-14
Forget About It...
As: The Captain
1984-03-18
Mister Roberts...
As: Unknown
1980-04-01
Die Laughing...
As: Sam Crawford
1983-09-30
Hadley's Rebellion...
As: 2nd Guard
1971-02-23
The Pursuit of Happi...
As: Moe Ryan
1999-01-14
Justice...
As: Father O'Reilly
1986-09-19
Where the River Runs...
As: Det. Charlie Duffy
1999-02-27
Hard Time: The Premo...
As: The Lawyer
2005-04-25
The L.A. Riot Specta...
As: Immigration Officer
1983-12-08
Scarface...
As: Det. Charlie Duffy
1999-11-14
Hard Time: Hostage H...
As: Menelaus "Pappy" O'D
2000-12-21
O Brother, Where Art...
As: Harold's Father
2006-01-01
Unbeatable Harold...
As: Earl Mulcahaney
1989-09-29
Prime Target...
As: Unknown
1962-12-21
The Password Is Cour...
As: Dylan Frier
2013-06-01
Scavenger Killers...
As: Carl Gallitzin
1978-02-22
Special Olympics...
As: Santa Claus
2013-06-01
Bleeding Hearts...
As: Charlie Rosenberg
2008-11-17
A Bunch of Amateurs...
As: Warden Hardy
1987-10-31
The Man Who Broke 1,...
As: Santa Claus
1997-09-03
Sesame Street: Elmo ...
As: Unknown
1992-10-18
Tales from Hollywood...
As: Stuart Steele
2001-10-09
L.A.P.D.: To Protect...
As: Marshall Ledger
2004-03-12
Death and Texas...
As: Truck Driver in Cafe
1972-08-08
Deadhead Miles...
As: Philly Russo
2002-06-05
Turn of Faith...
As: Louis Bamberger
1994-12-25
I.Q....
As: Reverend Samuel Core
1988-10-03
Unholy Matrimony...
As: Paddy Mulroney
2000-06-10
Very Mean Men...
As: Dr. Seamus St. Marti
2008-08-09
iMurders...
As: Unknown
2012-01-01
Rogue Assassin...
As: Norbie Hess
1997-11-15
The Secret Life of A...
As: Chief Brandon
1990-06-15
Dick Tracy...
As: Himself - Academy Aw
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Top Priority: The Te...
As: Himself - (archive f
1994-06-30
Charlie Sheen's Stun...
As: Congressman Davenpor
2011-05-05
Naked Run...
As: Frank 'The Handler'
2010-03-14
The Waiter...
As: Unknown
1996-09-28
Early Edition...
As: Unknown
1971-01-12
All in the Family...
As: Unknown
2002-09-16
Everwood...
As: Unknown
1996-09-13
Everybody Loves Raym...
As: Unknown
1994-09-21
Touched by an Angel...
As: Unknown
1997-03-04
The Practice...
As: Unknown
2004-07-21
Rescue Me...
As: Unknown
1964-05-04
Another World...
As: Unknown
1951-12-24
Hallmark Hall of Fam...
As: Unknown
2001-09-29
Citizen Baines...
As: Frank Vitelli
1997-01-08
Orleans...
As: Unknown
1975-12-04
The Cop and the Kid...
As: Unknown
2001-07-06
Dinner for Five...
As: Unknown
1985-09-29
Amazing Stories...
As: Unknown
1999-01-31
Family Guy...
As: Unknown
2002-07-12
Monk...
As: Unknown
1968-09-20
Hawaii Five-O...
As: Unknown
1995-01-02
Cybill...
As: Unknown
1975-01-17
Baretta...
As: Justice Henry Hoskin
2002-01-15
First Monday...
As: Unknown
1993-01-31
Homicide: Life on th...
As: Unknown
1971-09-14
Cannon...
As: Corporal Ernie Yost
2003-09-23
NCIS...
As: Unknown
1967-09-10
The High Chaparral...
As: Unknown
1985-03-21
Eye to Eye...
As: Unknown
1976-09-30
Captains and the Kin...
As: John F. Fitzgerald
1990-02-18
The Kennedys of Mass...
As: Paddy Lonigan
1979-03-07
Studs Lonigan...
As: Harlan Elldridge
1990-09-21
Evening Shade...