Charles Tyner

Charles Tyner

  • Highest Rated: 100% Sometimes a Great Notion (Never Give an Inch) (1971)
  • Lowest Rated: 43% Evilspeak (1982)
  • Birthday: Jun 8, 1925
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • In 1959, American actor Charles Tyner appeared on Broadway with film star Paul Newman in Sweet Bird of Youth. Duly impressed by Tyner's work, Newman brought his theatrical coworker to Hollywood eight years later to play Boss Higgins, the sadistic prison camp guard in Cool Hand Luke (1967). It was the first of many such roles for Tyner, who spent the next several years playing a variety of tight-lipped, vicious rural authority figures. One of his better roles in this vein was as Unger, the vengeful football playing "screw" in the Burt Reynolds prison comedy The Longest Yard (1974). Less brutal but no less inimitable was Tyner's interpretation of Uncle Victor in the 1971 cult classic Harold and Maude. Charles Tyner went back to the stage in 1977, occasionally stepping before the cameras for such TV movies as The Incredible Journey of Dr. Meg Laurel (1979), theatrical features like Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1985) and Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1991), and his recurring role as Howard Rodman on the weekly television drama Father Murphy (1981).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

60% Motorama Dying Man 1992
44% Pastime Arnold 1991
No Score Yet Enid Is Sleeping Man at Indian Burial Site 1990
62% Pulse Old man 1988
93% Planes, Trains and Automobiles Gus 1987
No Score Yet Hamburger...The Motion Picture Lyman Vunk 1986
No Score Yet Deadly Messages George 1985
43% Evilspeak Col. Kinkaid 1982
No Score Yet Matter of Life and Death Joy's Father 1981
No Score Yet The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel Doug 1979
54% Pete's Dragon Merle 1977
No Score Yet Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion Actor 1977
92% The Outlaw Josey Wales Zukie Limmer 1976
92% Family Plot Wheeler 1976
No Score Yet The Greatest Gift Actor 1974
81% The Longest Yard Unger 1974
No Score Yet The Stone Killer Psychiatrist 1973
83% Emperor of the North Pole (Emperor of the North) Cracker 1973
91% Bad Company Farmer 1972
No Score Yet Fuzz Pete 1972
95% Jeremiah Johnson Robidoux 1972
75% The Cowboys Jenkins 1972
84% Harold and Maude Uncle Victor 1971
71% Lawman Minister 1971
100% Sometimes a Great Notion (Never Give an Inch) Les Gibbons 1971
88% Monte Walsh Doctor 1970
No Score Yet The Moonshine War McClendon 1970
No Score Yet The Cheyenne Social Club Charlie Bannister 1970
No Score Yet The Traveling Executioner Virgil 1970
80% The Reivers Edmonds 1969
50% Gaily, Gaily Actor 1969
No Score Yet The Stalking Moon Dace 1968
100% Cool Hand Luke Boss Higgins 1967
100% Lilith Patient 1964

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder
1993-2001
Harry
  • 2001
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Barry Connelly
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Wonder Years
1988-1993
Nestor Mr. Nestor
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
DiPiano
  • 1985
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Guest Caleb Fish
  • 1984
No Score Yet The Jeffersons
1975-1985
Bellboy
  • 1984
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Janes
  • 1983
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
Roy
  • 1982
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
Claude
  • 1980
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Tarloff
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Foster
  • 1973

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