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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
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Normandy: The Great Crusade
Latest Project:
Series Queen of the Stardust Ballroom 2017
Known For
Poster of Todo el mundo quiere a Raymond
Poster of Cybill
Poster of Eye to Eye
Poster of Studs Lonigan
Series Normandy: The Great Crusade Unknown 2019
Series Attica Unknown 2017
Series Queen of the Stardust Ballroom Unknown 2017
Pelicula Scavenger Killers Dylan Frier 2013-06-01
Pelicula Bleeding Hearts Santa Claus 2013-06-01
Pelicula Rogue Assassin 2012-01-01
Pelicula Top Priority: The Terror Within Himself - Academy Award Nominated Actor (archive footage) 2012-06-15
Pelicula The Life Zone James Wise 2011-06-10
Pelicula The Great Fight Judge Frier 2011-01-01
Pelicula Deal Charlie Adler 2008-01-29
Pelicula iMurders Dr. Seamus St. Martin 2008-08-09
Pelicula The Golden Boys John Bartlett 2008-12-11
Pelicula Good Dick Charlie 2008-10-03
Pelicula A Bunch of Amateurs Charlie Rosenberg 2008-11-17
Pelicula Kinky Killers Alexander Hathaway 2007-06-01
Pelicula Jesus, Mary and Joey Teddy 2006-01-01
Pelicula Unbeatable Harold Harold's Father 2006-01-01
Pelicula Un milagro muy ¡guau! Captain Pete Weaver 2006-04-01
Pelicula Olvidalo Eddie O'Brien 2006-10-14
Pelicula Desesperación Tom Billingsley 2006-05-23
Pelicula Local Color Yammi 2006-09-19
Pelicula Dirty Deeds Victor Rasdale 2005-08-26
Pelicula The L.A. Riot Spectacular The Lawyer 2005-04-25
Pelicula Un novio por Navidad Santa Claus 2004-11-27
Series Rescue Me: Equipo de Rescate Unknown 2004-07-21
Series Navy: Investigación criminal Unknown 2003-09-23
Series First Monday Justice Henry Hoskins 2002-01-15
Pelicula Turn of Faith Philly Russo 2002-06-05
Series Everwood Unknown 2002-09-16
Series Monk Unknown 2002-07-12
Pelicula Mr. St. Nick Nicholas XX 2002-10-17
Pelicula Mother Ghost George 2002-08-08
Pelicula El juez 2001-05-06
Series Dinner for Five Unknown 2001-07-06
Series Citizen Baines Unknown 2001-09-29
Pelicula Never Look Back 2000-03-31
Pelicula El buque del lago Skippy 2000-04-13
Pelicula State and Main Mayor George Bailey 2000-08-26
Pelicula O Brother! Menelaus "Pappy" O'Daniel 2000-08-30
Pelicula El último productor Syd Wolf 2000-08-22
Pelicula Justice Moe Ryan 1999-01-14
Pelicula Hard Time: The Premonition Det. Charlie Duffy 1999-02-27
Series Padre de familia Unknown 1999-01-31
Pelicula Hard Time: Hostage Hotel Det. Charlie Duffy 1999-11-14
Pelicula Hi-Life Fatty 1998-11-27
Pelicula Ultimo refugio Capt. Robert Landis 1998-01-16
Pelicula Hard Time Det. Charlie Duffy 1998-12-12
Pelicula Jerry y Tom Vic 1998-12-04
Series Orleans Frank Vitelli 1997-01-08
Series El abogado Unknown 1997-03-04
Pelicula Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas Santa Claus 1997-09-03
Pelicula Espía como puedas The Director 1996-05-24
Series Edición anterior Unknown 1996-09-28
Pelicula Un día inolvidable Lew 1996-12-20
Series Todo el mundo quiere a Raymond Unknown 1996-09-13
Series Cybill Unknown 1995-01-02
Pelicula A Woman of Independent Means Andrew Alcott 1995-02-19
Pelicula La última cena (The Last Supper) Reverend Gerald Hutchens 1995-09-08
Pelicula El arpa de hierba Reverend Buster 1995-09-10
Pelicula A casa por vacaciones Henry Larson 1995-11-02
Pelicula Roomates Barney 1994-05-30
Pelicula El gran salto Waring Hudsucker 1994-03-11
Pelicula Charlie Sheen's Stunts Spectacular Himself - (archive footage) 1994-06-30
Pelicula El genio del amor Louis Bamberger 1994-12-24
Series Tocados por un ángel Unknown 1994-09-21
Series Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
Pelicula La llamada de un extraño John Clifford 1993-04-04
Pelicula La música del azar Bill Flower 1993-06-23
Pelicula The Water Engine Tour Guide 1992-08-24
Pelicula Tales from Hollywood 1992-10-18
Pelicula V.I. Warshawski Det. Lt. Bobby Mallory 1991-07-26
Series The Kennedys of Massachusetts John F. Fitzgerald 1990-02-18
Series Evening Shade Harlan Elldridge 1990-09-21
Pelicula Dick Tracy Chief Brandon 1990-04-05
Pelicula Étoile Uncle Joshua 1989-03-17
Pelicula Brenda Starr Editor Francis I. Livright 1989-05-15
Pelicula El cazador de gatos Jiggs Scully 1989-12-08
Pelicula Los perros de la ley Earl Mulcahaney 1989-09-29
Pelicula The Butter Battle Book Grandfather (voice) 1989-11-13
Pelicula It Nearly Wasn't Christmas Santa 1989-12-01
Pelicula Norte lejano Bertrum 1988-11-09
Pelicula Cop, con la ley o sin ella Dutch Peltz 1988-01-01
Pelicula Happy New Year Charlie 1987-08-07
Pelicula Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues Senator Henry Colton 1987-11-22
Pelicula Un tigre en la almohada Charlie Drumm 1987-08-22
Pelicula Los crímenes del rosario Father Ted Nabors 1987-08-28
Pelicula Un hombre en apuros O'Mara 1986-05-30
Pelicula Otra ciudad, otra ley Deke Yablonski 1986-10-03
Pelicula Cuando el río baja negro (Lazaro) Father O'Reilly 1986-09-19
Pelicula Guerreros del sol The Warden 1986-11-26
Pelicula Stick Chucky 1985-04-26
Series Eye to Eye 1985-03-21
Pelicula Muerte de un viajante Charley 1985-08-16
Series Cuentos asombrosos Unknown 1985-09-29
Pelicula Stand Alone 1985-09-01
Pelicula El hombre con un zapato rojo Ross 1985-07-18
Pelicula Mass Appeal Monsignor Thomas Burke 1984-12-14
Pelicula Mister Roberts The Captain 1984-03-18
Pelicula Soy o no soy Col. Erhardt 1983-12-16
Pelicula Tal para cual Charlie 1983-01-01
Pelicula Hadley's Rebellion Sam Crawford 1983-09-30
Pelicula El precio del poder Immigration Officer (voice) (uncredited) 1983-12-08
Pelicula Tootsie Les Nichols 1982-12-16
Pelicula La casa más divertida de Texas Governor 1982-07-23
Pelicula The Best Little Girl in the World Frank Powell 1981-05-11
Pelicula Crisis at Central High Jess Matthews 1981-02-04
Pelicula Confesiones verdaderas Jack Amsterdam 1981-09-25
Pelicula Sharky's Machine Lt. Friscoe 1981-12-18
Pelicula La oscura noche del espantapajaros (TV) Otis P. Hazelrigg 1981-10-24
Pelicula El final de la cuenta atrás Senator Samuel Chapman 1980-01-31
Pelicula Attica Commisioner Russel Oswald 1980-03-01
Pelicula Die Laughing 1980-04-01
Series Studs Lonigan Paddy Lonigan 1979-03-07
Pelicula Tilt Harold 'The Whale' Remmens 1979-04-01
Pelicula Comenzar de nuevo Michael "Mickey" Potter 1979-10-05
Pelicula Llama un extraño John Clifford 1979-10-26
Pelicula Los Teleñecos van a Hollywood (La película de los Teleñecos) Doc Hopper 1979-05-31
Pelicula North Dallas Forty Coach Johnson 1979-08-03
Pelicula Special Olympics Carl Gallitzin 1978-02-22
Pelicula La furia Dr. Jim McKeever 1978-03-10
Pelicula El enemigo del pueblo Peter Stockmann 1978-03-17
Pelicula Alerta misiles President David T. Stevens 1977-02-09
Pelicula La patrulla de los inmorales Spermwhale Whalen 1977-12-23
Pelicula Harry and Walter Go to New York Rufus T. Crisp 1976-06-17
Series Captains and the Kings 1976-09-30
Pelicula The Trial of Chaplain Jensen Budd Rogers 1975-02-11
Series Baretta Unknown 1975-01-17
Pelicula Queen of the Stardust Ballroom Al Green 1975-02-13
Pelicula Tarde de perros Det. Sgt. Eugene Moretti 1975-08-11
Pelicula Nevada Express O'Brien 1975-12-25
Series The Cop and the Kid 1975-12-04
Pelicula Hindenburg Captain Pruss 1975-12-25
Pelicula Primera plana Murphy 1974-12-01
Pelicula The Connection Frank Devlin 1973-02-27
Pelicula El golpe Lt. Wm. Snyder 1973-12-25
Pelicula Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues Murphy 1972-02-25
Pelicula Deadhead Miles Truck Driver in Cafe 1972-08-08
Pelicula Hermanas Joseph Larch 1972-11-18
Series All in the Family Unknown 1971-01-12
Pelicula The Pursuit of Happiness 2nd Guard 1971-02-23
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Pelicula Yo vigilo el camino Hunnicutt 1970-11-18
Pelicula Hola, mamá Superintendent 1970-04-27
Series Hawai 5-0 Unknown 1968-09-20
Series El gran Chaparral Unknown 1967-09-10
Series Another World 1964-05-04
Pelicula The Password Is Courage 1962-06-01
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24