Charles Tyner

Charles Tyner

Highest Rated: 100% Sometimes a Great Notion (1970)

Lowest Rated: 40% The Stalking Moon (1968)

Birthday: Jun 08, 1925

Birthplace: Danville, Virginia, USA

Charles Tyner had been acting on Broadway for only two years when, in 1959, he worked with Paul Newman in Tennessee Williams's "Sweet Bird of Youth." For the next decade, Tynan struggled to break into the film industry, taking on measly uncredited parts in movies like "Fail-Safe" and "Lilith." But his friendship with the movie star proved to be fortuitous when Newman wrangled him into the role of good ol' boy Boss Higgs in the counterculture touchstone "Cool Hand Luke." Tynan became a prolific character actor, particularly in Westerns such as "The Stalking Moon," with Gregory Peck; "The Cowboys," with John Wayne; and "The Outlaw Josey Wales," with Clint Eastwood. In Hal Ashby's cult classic "Harold and Maude," Tyner was given a memorable bit as Bud Cort's jingoistic uncle. And his Southern accent never got a reprieve; he whistled Dixie in "The Reivers," from a book by William Faulkner, and was on the other side of the law from Boss Higgs in "The Longest Yard," a galumphing football comedy in which Tyner played a prisoner.

Highest rated movies

Sometimes a Great Notion
Jeremiah Johnson
Family Plot
Bad Company
Monte Walsh
Harold and Maude
The Longest Yard
The Cowboys

Filmography

Movies

Credit
64% 30% Pulse Old Man Holger (Character) $23.6K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Messages George Clark (Character) - 1985
43% 36% Evilspeak Colonel Kincaid (Character) - 1982
56% 60% Pete's Dragon Merle (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 40% Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion Lefty Slade (Character) - 1977
92% 62% Family Plot Wheeler (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Pioneers Mr. Beaton (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winter Kill Charley Eastman (Character) - 1974
79% 75% The Longest Yard Unger (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Greatest Gift Amos Goodloe (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Midnight Man Ewing (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 42% The Stone Killer Police Psychiatrist (Character) - 1973
63% 85% Emperor of the North Cracker (Character) - 1973
79% 88% The Cowboys Stonemason (Character) - 1972
95% 89% Jeremiah Johnson Robidoux (Character) - 1972
92% 71% Bad Company Egg Farmer (Character) - 1972
84% 93% Harold and Maude Uncle Victor (Character) - 1971
89% 65% Monte Walsh Doctor (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 44% The Moonshine War Mr. McClendon (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 68% The Cheyenne Social Club Charlie Bannister (Character) - 1970
100% 76% Sometimes a Great Notion Les Gibbons (Character) - 1970
40% 63% The Stalking Moon Dace (Character) - 1968

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 91% The Wonder Years Mr. Nestor (Guest Star) 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of Paradise Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Al DiPiano (Guest Star) 1985
22% No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
36% No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Caleb Fish (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Bellboy (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Murphy Mr. Rodman (Character) 1981-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet 58% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard Claude Billings (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet How the West Was Won Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Jonah (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1967

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