Charles Durning

Highest Rated:
100% The Music of Chance (1993)
Lowest Rated:
0% Solarbabies (1986)
Birthday:
Feb 28
Birthplace:
Highland Falls, New York, USA
Bio:
Before he became an actor, Charles Durning, the son of an Army man, continued in his father's footsteps with valor and distinction, earning a silver star and purple heart in World War II. Durning held down several "joe jobs" -- iron worker, elevator operator, cabbie, waiter, and dance instructor --…

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
Scavenger Killers
  • Actor
-- 2013
Captured Hearts
  • Actor
-- 2013
The Life Zone
  • Actor
-- 2012
The Great Fight
  • Actor
-- 2011
Naked Run
  • Actor
-- 2011
An Affirmative Act
  • Actor
-- 2011
A Bunch of Amateurs
  • Actor
-- 2009
28% Chatham (The Golden Boys)
  • John Bartlett
-- 2009
According to Dom
  • Actor
-- 2009
Break
  • Actor
-- 2009
Three Chris's
  • Actor
-- 2009
Shannon's Rainbow
  • Actor
-- 2009
Mister Roberts
  • Actor
-- 2008
3% Deal
  • Charlie Adler
-- 2008
The Drum Beats Twice
  • Actor
-- 2008
Pride & Loyalty
  • Actor
-- 2008
51% Good Dick
  • Charlie
-- 2008
iMurders
  • Actor
-- 2008
The Waiter
  • Actor
-- 2007
Unbeatable Harold
  • Harold's Father
-- 2007
Miracle Dogs Too
  • Actor
-- 2007
Polycarp (Kinky Killers)
  • Alexander Hathaway
-- 2007
Stephen King's Desperation
  • Actor
-- 2006
36% Local Color
  • Actor
-- 2006
Forget About It
  • Eddie O'Brien
-- 2006
One Of The Missing
  • Actor
-- 2006
29% L.A. Riot Spectacular
  • Steve Lerman
-- 2005
River's End
  • Actor
-- 2005
8% Dirty Deeds
  • Victor Rasdale
-- 2005
A Boyfriend for Christmas
  • Santa Claus
-- 2004
75% Death & Texas
  • Marshall Ledger
-- 2004
A Very Married Christmas
  • Actor
-- 2004
One Last Ride
  • Orlick
-- 2003
Mr. St. Nick
  • Nicholas XXX (Santa Claus)
-- 2002
Mother Ghost
  • Actor
-- 2002
Turn of Faith
  • Actor
-- 2002
Final Hit
  • Actor
-- 2002
The Judge
  • Judge Harlan Radovich
-- 2001
L.A.P.D.: To Protect and Serve
  • Actor
-- 2001
Bleacher Bums
  • Actor
-- 2001
Steve Martini's The Judge
  • Actor
-- 2001
77% O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Pappy O'Daniel
$45.2M 2000
The Land Before Time IV - Journey Through the Mists
  • Archie
-- 2000
The Final Hit
  • Syd Wolf
-- 2000
86% State and Main
  • Mayor George Bailey
$5.8M 2000
83% Lakeboat
  • Skippy
-- 2000
Justice (Backlash)
  • Actor
-- 1999
Hard Time: Hostage Hotel
  • Det. Charlie Duffy
-- 1999
Hard Time: The Premonition
  • Actor
-- 1999
Not for Ourselves Alone - The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony
  • Actor
-- 1999
The Voyage of La Amistad: A Quest for Freedom
  • Actor
-- 1998
83% Hi-Life
  • Fatty
-- 1998
75% Jerry and Tom
  • Vic
-- 1998
Hard Time
  • Det. Charlie Duffy
-- 1998
A Chance of Snow
  • Earl Pulmer
-- 1998
Shelter
  • Actor
-- 1997
8% Spy Hard
  • The Director
-- 1996
50% The Grass Harp
  • Reverand
-- 1996
65% The Last Supper
  • Rev. Gerald Hutchens
-- 1996
Mrs. Santa Claus
  • Santa
-- 1996
Elmo Saves Christmas
  • Actor
-- 1996
47% One Fine Day
  • Lew
-- 1996
63% Home for the Holidays
  • Henry Larson
-- 1995
58% The Hudsucker Proxy
  • Waring Hudsucker
  • Director
-- 1994
46% I.Q.
  • Louis Bamberger
-- 1994
When a Stranger Calls Back
  • Actor
-- 1993
100% The Music of Chance
  • Bill Flowers
-- 1993
Water Engine
  • Tour Guide
-- 1992
Brenda Starr
  • Editor Francis I. Livright
-- 1992
Story Lady
  • Judge (uncredited)
-- 1991
The Return Of Eliot Ness
  • Roger Finn
-- 1991
18% V.I. Warshawski
  • Lt. Mallory
-- 1991
64% Dick Tracy
  • Chief Brandon
-- 1990
Dr. Seuss - The Butter Battle Book
  • Actor
-- 1989
Project: Alien
  • Colonel Clancy
-- 1989
It Nearly Wasn't Christmas, (The Nearly Wasn't Christmas)
  • Santa
-- 1989
40% Cat Chaser
  • Jiggs Scully
-- 1989
Dinner At Eight
  • Dan Packard
-- 1989
Unholy Matrimony
  • Samuel Corey
-- 1988
Étoile (Ballet)
  • Uncle Joshua
-- 1988
17% Far North
  • Bertrum
-- 1988
81% Cop
  • Dutch Pelz
-- 1988
A Tiger's Tale
  • Charlie Drumm
-- 1988
The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (Unchained)
  • Warden Hardy
-- 1987
Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues
  • Sen. Henry Colton
-- 1987
Happy New Year
  • Charlie
-- 1987
The Rosary Murders
  • Father Ted Nabors
-- 1987
Big Trouble
  • O'Mara
-- 1986
Where The River Runs Black
  • Father O'Reilly
-- 1986
62% Tough Guys
  • Deke Yablonski
-- 1986
0% Solarbabies
  • The Warden
-- 1986
33% Stick
  • Chucky
-- 1985
100% Death of a Salesman
  • Charley
-- 1985
Private Conversations: On the Set of 'Death of a Salesman'
  • Actor
-- 1985
Stand Alone
  • Louis Thibadeau
-- 1985
46% The Man with One Red Shoe
  • Ross
-- 1985
Hadley's Rebellion
  • Sam Crawford
-- 1984
Mass Appeal
  • Monsignor Burke
-- 1984
63% To Be or Not to Be
  • Col. Erhardt
-- 1983
20% Two of a Kind
  • Charlie
-- 1983
Working
  • Actor
-- 1982
88% Tootsie
  • Les
-- 1982
56% The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • Governor
-- 1982
Best Little Girl in the World
  • Frank Powell
-- 1981
40% Dark Night of the Scarecrow
  • Otis P. Hazelrigg
-- 1981
73% True Confessions
  • Jack Amsterdam
-- 1981
The Girls in Their Summer Dresses and Other Stories
  • Actor
-- 1981
93% Sharky's Machine
  • Friscoe
-- 1981
Crisis at Central High
  • Actor
-- 1980
Die Laughing
  • Arnold
-- 1980
40% The Final Countdown
  • Senator Chapman
-- 1980
Attica
  • Russell Oswald
-- 1980
40% When a Stranger Calls
  • John Clifford
-- 1979
Starting Over
  • Michael "Mickey" Potter
-- 1979
89% The Muppet Movie
  • Doc Hopper
-- 1979
85% North Dallas Forty
  • Coach Johnson
-- 1979
Tilt
  • Harold "The Whale" Remmens
-- 1979
78% The Fury
  • Dr. Jim McKeever
-- 1978
An Enemy of the People (Danger Plante Earth)
  • Peter Stockmann
-- 1978
Greek Tycoon
  • Michael Russell
-- 1978
Special Olympics
  • Actor
-- 1978
60% The Choirboys
  • Whalen
-- 1977
88% Twilight's Last Gleaming
  • President David Stevens
-- 1977
57% Harry and Walter Go to New York
  • Rufus T. Crisp
-- 1976
Captains and the Kings
  • Ed Healey
-- 1976
75% Breakheart Pass
  • Frank O'Brien
-- 1975
40% The Hindenburg
  • Capt. Pruss
-- 1975
80% Queen of the Stardust Ballroom
  • Actor
-- 1975
97% Dog Day Afternoon
  • N.Y. Detective Moretti
-- 1975
73% The Front Page
  • Murphy
-- 1974
Connection
  • Actor
-- 1973
92% The Sting
  • Lt. William Snyder
-- 1973
83% Sisters
  • Joseph Larch
-- 1973
Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues
  • Murphy
-- 1972
Deadhead Miles
  • Red Ball Rider
-- 1972
Doomsday Voyage
  • Actor
-- 1972
Pursuit of Happiness
  • 2nd Guard
-- 1971
I Walk the Line
  • Hunnicutt
-- 1970
Stiletto
  • Actor
-- 1969


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
80% Rescue Me
2004-2011
  • Tommy's Dad
  • Michael Gavin
  • Johnny Gavin, Sr.
  • Johnny Gavin Sr.
  • John Gavin, Sr.
  • John Gavin Sr.
  • Tommy's father
2004 - 2011
Everwood
2002-2006
  • Eugene Brown
2006
Family Guy
1999-2015
  • Francis Griffin
  • Francis
2001 - 2005
NCIS
2003-2015
  • Ernie Yost
2004
American Masters
2001-2014
  • Actor
2003

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Quotes from Charles Durning's Characters

    1. Pappy O'Daniel: Thank God, your mama died givin' birth. If she'd have seen you, she'd have died of shame.
    From O Brother, Where Art Thou?. Submitted by Alyssa B (14 months ago)
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