Charles Durning

Charles Durning


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 28-02-1923
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Highland Falls, New York, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Charles Edward Durning
    Charles Durnham

  • Popularity: 10.49
  • Homepage: N/A


Charles Edward Durning (February 28, 1923 – December 24, 2012) was an American actor. He 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). Description above from the Wikipedia article Charles Durning, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.




Year Movie Character
1981 Dark Night of the Scarecrow as Otis P. Hazelrigg
1977 The Choirboys as Spermwhale Whalen
1989 It Nearly Wasn't Christmas as Santa
1989 The Butter Battle Book as Grandfather (voice)
1981 The Best Little Girl in the World as Frank Powell
2000 Lakeboat as Skippy
1973 The Connection as Frank Devlin
1985 Stand Alone as Louis Thibadeau
1999 Justice as Moe Ryan
1986 Where the River Runs Black as Father O'Reilly
1978 Special Olympics as Carl Gallitzin
2004 Death and Texas as Marshall Ledger
2012 Rogue Assassin
2011 Naked Run as Congressman Davenport
2010 The Waiter as Frank 'The Handler' Maro
1988 Case Closed
2010 An Affirmative Act as Man in the White Suit
1993 When a Stranger Calls Back as John Clifford
2004 A Boyfriend for Christmas as Santa Claus
2007 Kinky Killers as Alexander Hathaway
1979 When a Stranger Calls as John Clifford
2011 The Great Fight as Judge Frier
1978 An Enemy of the People as Peter Stockmann
1988 Far North as Bertrum
1987 The Rosary Murders as Father Ted Nabors
1987 Happy New Year as Charlie
1998 Hard Time as Det. Charlie Duffy
1981 Crisis at Central High as Jess Matthews
1980 Attica as Commissioner Russell Oswald
1975 Queen of the Stardust Ballroom as Al Green
1999 Hard Time: The Premonition as Det. Charlie Duffy
1999 Hard Time: Hostage Hotel as Det. Charlie Duffy
2013 Scavenger Killers as Dylan Frier
2015 Bleeding Hearts as Santa Claus
2001 L.A.P.D.: To Protect And To Serve as Stuart Steele
1988 Unholy Matrimony as Reverend Samuel Corey
2004 The Autopsy as Self
1970 Sticky My Fingers ... Fleet My Feet as Football Player
1981 Casey Stengel as Casey Stengel
1975 Dog Day Afternoon as Det. Sgt. Eugene Moretti
2006 Desperation as Tom Billingsley
1996 Spy Hard as The Director
1986 Tough Guys as Deke Yablonski
2000 State and Main as Mayor George Bailey
1973 Sisters as Joseph Larch
1988 Cop as Dutch Peltz
1981 True Confessions as Jack Amsterdam
1983 Two of a Kind as Charlie
1979 Tilt as Harold 'The Whale' Remmens
1989 Étoile as Uncle Joshua
1989 Cat Chaser as Jiggs Scully
1991 V.I. Warshawski as Det. Lt. Bobby Mallory
1979 North Dallas Forty as Coach Johnson
1993 The Music of Chance as Bill Flower
1992 The Water Engine as Tour Guide
1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming as President David T. Stevens
1984 Mass Appeal as Monsignor Thomas Burke
2006 Forget About It as Eddie O'Brien
1980 Die Laughing as Arnold
1983 Hadley's Rebellion as Sam Crawford
1987 The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains as Warden Hardy
1992 Tales from Hollywood as Charles F. Money
1972 Deadhead Miles as Truck Driver in Cafe
1997 The Secret Life of Algernon as Norbie Hess
1985 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow as Uncle Doffue
1981 The Girls in Their Summer Dresses and Other Stories as McMahon
1975 Switch [Pilot] as Lt. Phil Beckman
1985 The Man with One Red Shoe as Ross
1994 The Hudsucker Proxy as Waring Hudsucker
1985 Stick as Chucky
1995 Home for the Holidays as Henry Larson
1973 The Sting as Lt. Wm. Snyder
1970 Hi, Mom! as Superintendent
1979 Starting Over as Michael "Mickey" Potter
1986 Big Trouble as O'Mara
1987 A Tiger's Tale as Charlie Drumm
2002 Mother Ghost as George
2001 The Judge
2000 Never Look Back
1994 Roommates as Barney
2000 The Last Producer as Syd Wolf
1984 Mister Roberts as The Captain
2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? as Menelaus 'Pappy' O'Daniel
2006 Descansos as Inkeeper #2
1980 A Perfect Match as Bill Larson
1989 Dinner at Eight as Dan Packard
1972 Doomsday Voyage as Jason's First Mate
1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas as Governor
1972 Look Homeward, Angel as Will Pentland
1996 One Fine Day as Lew
1975 Breakheart Pass as O'Brien
1985 Death of a Salesman as Charley
1978 The Fury as Dr. Jim McKeever
1982 Tootsie as Les Nichols
2005 Dirty Deeds as Victor Rasdale
2002 Mr. St. Nick as Nicholas XX
2008 The Golden Boys as John Bartlett
2006 Miracle Dogs Too as Captain Pete Weaver
1998 Jerry and Tom as Vic
1976 Harry and Walter Go to New York as Rufus T. Crisp
1987 Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues as Senator Henry Colton
1975 The Trial of Chaplain Jensen as Budd Rogers
1970 I Walk the Line as Wylie Hunnicutt
1998 Shelter as Capt. Robert Landis
1989 Prime Target as Earl Mulcahaney
2006 The Making of Dog Day Afternoon
2004 The Drum Beats Twice as Satan
1979 The Muppet Movie as Doc Hopper
1980 The Final Countdown as Senator Samuel Chapman
1981 Sharky's Machine as Lt. Friscoe
1972 Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues as Murphy
2011 The Life Zone as James Wise
2005 The L.A. Riot Spectacular as The Lawyer
2008 iMurders as Dr. Seamus St. Martin
1991 The Return of Eliot Ness as Roger Finn
1990 Project Alien
2005 The Art Of 'The Sting' as Self
2008 Deal as Charlie Adler
1975 The Hindenburg as Captain Pruss
1998 Hi-Life as Fatty
2008 A Bunch of Amateurs as Charlie Rosenberg
1997 Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas as Santa Claus
1996 Mrs. Santa Claus as Santa Claus
1998 A Chance of Snow as Earl Pulmer
2009 Break as The Wise Man
1965 Harvey Middleman, Fireman as Dooley
1974 The Front Page as Murphy
1989 Brenda Starr as Editor Francis I. Livright
2000 Very Mean Men as Paddy Mulroney
1996 Jack Lemmon: America's Everyman as Self
1978 The Greek Tycoon as Michael Russell
2006 Local Color as Yammi
2008 Good Dick as Charlie
1995 A Woman of Independent Means as Andrew Alcott
2006 Unbeatable Harold as Harold's Father
1990 Dick Tracy as Chief Brandon
1995 The Last Supper as Reverend Gerald Hutchens
1995 The Grass Harp as Reverend Buster
1971 The Pursuit of Happiness as 2nd Guard
1994 I.Q. as Louis Bamberger
1986 Solarbabies as The Warden
1994 Charlie Sheen's Stunts Spectacular as Himself - (archive footage)
2002 Turn of Faith as Philly Russo
2018 LA DA Story as Himself (archive footage)
1996 The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists as Archie (voice)
1983 To Be or Not to Be as Col. Erhardt
2003 Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There as Self
1969 Stiletto as Cop (uncredited)
2006 Jesus, Mary and Joey as Teddy
1991 The Story Lady as Judge (uncredited)
2000 A Constant Forge as Self
1982 Working as Retired Man
1994 The World of Jim Henson as Doc Hopper (archive footage)
2021 Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age as Self
1962 The Password Is Courage as American Solider (uncredited)
1979 The Muppets Go Hollywood as Himself
1983 Scarface as Immigration Officer (voice) (uncredited)
Photo Name Department
1996 Early Edition (2 episode)
1971 All in the Family (1 episode) as Detective
2002 Everwood (2 episode) as Eugene Brown
1996 Everybody Loves Raymond (7 episode)
1994 Touched by an Angel (1 episode) as Father Thomas Madden
1997 The Practice (2 episode)
2004 Rescue Me (24 episode)
1964 Another World (1673 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode) as Stephen Douglas
2001 Citizen Baines (1 episode)
1997 Orleans (8 episode) as Frank Vitelli
1975 The Cop and the Kid (13 episode)
2001 Dinner for Five (1 episode)
1985 Amazing Stories (1 episode) as Assistant to the Boss
1999 Family Guy (6 episode) as Francis Griffin (voice)
2002 Monk (1 episode)
1968 Hawaii Five-O (1 episode) as Havens
1995 Cybill (1 episode)
1975 Baretta (1 episode)
2002 First Monday (13 episode) as Justice Henry Hoskins
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street (1 episode)
1971 Cannon (1 episode)
2003 NCIS (1 episode) as Ernie Yost
1967 The High Chaparral (1 episode) as Hewitt
1985 Eye to Eye (6 episode)
1976 Captains and the Kings (8 episode) as Ed Healey
1990 The Kennedys of Massachusetts (3 episode) as John F. Fitzgerald
1979 Studs Lonigan (3 episode) as Paddy Lonigan
1990 Evening Shade (100 episode) as Harlan Elldridge
1971 Great Performances (1 episode) as McMahon
2001 The Judge (2 episode) as Judge Harlan Radovich
1985 Tall Tales & Legends (10 episode) as Uncle Doffue
1994 The American Revolution (6 episode) as Benjamin Franklin
1961 The Defenders (1 episode) as Juror #11
1985 Amazing Stories (1 episode) as Earl
1973 The American Film Institute Salute to ... (1 episode) as Self
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode) as Casey Stengel

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