Charles Durning

Charles Durning

Highest Rated: 100% The Music of Chance (1993)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Feb 28, 1923

Birthplace: Highland Falls, New York, USA

A veteran character actor who was a widely recognizable face in film and on television for over five decades, Charles Durning earned his place as a dependable presence often playing pugnacious tough guys and authority figures. After working as a nightclub dancer and instructor, the WWII veteran broke into acting in the 1960s on the New York stage, which lead to him being discovered by director George Roy Hill and cast as a corrupt cop who harasses Robert Redford in "The Sting" (1973). Two years later, he earned considerable praise for playing a Brooklyn cop who negotiates with Al Pacino's bank robber in the classic crime thriller "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975). From there, he stole scenes in "North Dallas Forty" (1979) and "The Muppet Movie" (1979), while in the following decade he earned Oscar nominations as Best Supporting Actor for "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" (1982) and "To Be or Not to Be" (1983). After wooing a cross-dressing Dustin Hoffman in the hit comedy "Tootsie" (1982), Durning was a regular on the popular sitcom "Evening Shade" (CBS, 1990-94), while landing notable supporting turns in films like "The Hudsucker Proxy" (1994). Always busy well into his senior years, Durning delivered one quality performance after another and was especially good as Denis Leary's womanizing father on "Rescue Me" (FX, 2004-2011). Though never an above the title name, Durning's durable presence in all genres of television and film made him a one-of-a-kind performer beloved by all.

Highest rated movies

The Music of Chance
Death of a Salesman
Dog Day Afternoon
The Sting Tootsie
The Muppet Movie
Sisters
Sharky's Machine

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captured Hearts Santa Claus (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 43% Scavenger Killers Dylan Frier (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 53% Amazing Racer Floyd (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 12% The Life Zone James Wise (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Fight Judge Frier (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Affirmative Act Man in the White Suit (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waiter Frank "The Handler" Maro (Character) - 2010
28% 22% Chatham John Bartlett (Character) $184.1K 2009
No Score Yet 15% iMurders Dr. Seamus St. Martin (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 43% A Bunch of Amateurs Unknown (Character) - 2008
3% 38% Deal Charlie Adler (Character) $57.2K 2008
No Score Yet 21% Break The Wise Man (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 7% Polycarp Alexander Hathaway (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 18% Forget About It Eddie O'Brien (Character) - 2006
39% 58% Local Color Yammi (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 33% Stephen King's Desperation Tom Billingsley (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unbeatable Harold Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 38% Jesus, Mary and Joey Teddy the Bartender (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 37% Miracle Dogs Too Captain Pete Weaver (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Descansos Inkeeper 2 (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 43% Arthur Hailey's Detective Councilman Max Ernst (Character) - 2005
38% 40% The L.A. Riot Spectacular The Lawyer (Character) - 2005
7% 44% Dirty Deeds Victor Rasdale (Character) $145.4K 2005
No Score Yet 63% River's End Murray Blythe (Character) - 2005
75% No Score Yet Death and Texas Marshall Ledger (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Drum Beats Twice Satan (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 70% A Boyfriend for Christmas Santa Claus (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Very Married Christmas Ozzy Larson (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Masters Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Canaries Jimmy Kerrigan (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Last Ride Mr. Orlick (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 39% Bleacher Bums Victor (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 50% Mother Ghost George (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 34% Mr. St. Nick Nicholas XX (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 8% L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve Stuart Steele (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 14% Turn of Faith Philly Russo (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Very Mean Men Paddy Mulroney (Character) - 2000
78% 89% O Brother, Where Art Thou? Governor Pappy O'Daniel (Character) $45.5M 2000
85% 70% State and Main Mayor George Bailey (Character) $6.9M 2000
33% No Score Yet The Last Producer Syd Wolf (Character) - 2000
83% 62% Lakeboat Skippy (Character) $5.2K 2000
No Score Yet 22% Hostage Hotel Det. Charlie Duffy (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 25% The Premonition Det. Charlie Duffy (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 20% Justice Moe Ryan (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shelter Capt. Robert Landis (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 15% Hard Time Det. Charlie Duffy (Character) - 1998
83% 23% Hi-Life Fatty (Character) $8.0K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Chance of Snow Earl Pulmer (Character) - 1998
75% 71% Jerry and Tom Vic (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Life of Algernon Norbie Hess (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 61% Mrs. Santa Claus Santa Claus (Character) - 1996
51% 66% One Fine Day Lew (Character) $46.1M 1996
No Score Yet 44% The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists Archie (Voice) - 1996
63% 72% Home for the Holidays Henry Larson (Character) $17.0M 1995
50% 93% The Grass Harp Reverend Buster (Character) $511.6K 1995
63% 70% The Last Supper Reverend Gerald Hutchens (Character) $189.5K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roommates Barney (Character) - 1994
60% 79% The Hudsucker Proxy Waring Hudsucker (Character) $2.1M 1994
100% 87% The Music of Chance Bill Flower (Character) - 1993
57% 54% When a Stranger Calls Back John Clifford (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales From Hollywood Charles F. Money (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Eliot Ness Roger Finn (Character) - 1991
21% 22% V.I. Warshawski Det. Lt. Bobby Mallory (Character) $11.1M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories: The Movie III Unknown (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fatal Sky Colonel Clancy (Character) - 1990
63% 53% Dick Tracy Chief Brandon (Character) $103.7M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kennedys of Massachusetts John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 70% Dr. Seuss: The Butter Battle Book Unknown (Character) - 1989
40% 15% Cat Chaser Jiggs Scully (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prime Target Earl Mulcahaney (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 60% Dinner at Eight Dan Packard (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 67% It Nearly Wasn't Christmas Santa (Character) - 1989
13% 50% Far North Bertrum (Character) $23.7K 1988
83% 49% Cop Dutch Peltz (Character) $416.0K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Case Closed Les Kabowski (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unholy Matrimony Reverend Samuel Corey (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 44% A Tiger's Tale Charlie Drumm (Character) $34.2K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy New Year Charlie (Character) $30.6K 1987
No Score Yet 32% The Rosary Murders Father Ted Nabors (Character) $1.7M 1987
No Score Yet 96% The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains Warden Hardy (Character) - 1987
17% 27% Big Trouble O'Mara (Character) - 1986
0% 43% Solarbabies The Warden (Character) $1.3M 1986
57% 55% Tough Guys Deke Yablonski (Character) $20.5M 1986
No Score Yet 33% Brenda Starr Editor Francis I. Livright (Character) $45.1K 1986
60% 100% Where the River Runs Black Father O'Reilly (Character) $582.0K 1986
38% 36% Stick Chucky (Character) - 1985
100% 75% Death of a Salesman Charley (Character) - 1985
47% 40% The Man With One Red Shoe Ross (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 50% Stand Alone Louis Thibadeau (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hadley's Rebellion Sam Crawford (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 82% Mass Appeal Monsignor Thomas Burke (Character) - 1984
18% 37% Two of a Kind Charlie (Character) - 1983
60% 75% To Be or Not to Be Col. Erhardt (Character) - 1983
45% 68% The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Governor (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Working Unknown (Character) - 1982
90% 81% Tootsie Les Nichols (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 40% Crisis at Central High Jess Matthews (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 80% The Best Little Girl in the World Frank Powell (Character) - 1981
71% 53% True Confessions Jack Amsterdam (Character) - 1981
86% 62% Sharky's Machine Lt. Friscoe (Character) - 1981
50% 65% Dark Night of the Scarecrow Otis P. Hazelrigg (Character) - 1981
53% 61% The Final Countdown Senator Samuel Chapman (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Die Laughing Arnold (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 33% Attica Unknown (Character) - 1980
84% 70% North Dallas Forty Coach Johnson (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 62% Tilt Harold `'The Whale'` Remmens (Character) - 1979
83% 58% Starting Over Michael "Mickey" Potter (Character) - 1979
88% 88% The Muppet Movie Doc Hopper (Character) - 1979
41% 49% When a Stranger Calls John Clifford (Character) - 1979
77% 49% The Fury Dr. Jim McKeever (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Special Kind of Love Carl Gallitzin (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 53% An Enemy of the People Peter Stockmann (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Special Olympics Carl Gallitzin (Character) - 1978
0% 27% The Greek Tycoon Michael Russell (Character) - 1978
80% 73% Twilight's Last Gleaming President David T. Stevens (Character) - 1977
44% 39% The Choirboys Spermwhale Whalen (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 75% Captains and the Kings Unknown (Character) - 1976
63% 59% Breakheart Pass O'Brien (Character) - 1976
50% 30% Harry and Walter Go to New York Rufus T. Crisp (Character) - 1976
96% 90% Dog Day Afternoon Eugene Moretti (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trial of Chaplain Jensen Budd Rogers (Character) - 1975
80% 67% Queen of the Stardust Ballroom Alvin "Al" Green (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Switch Phil Beckman (Character) - 1975
36% 38% The Hindenburg Captain Pruss (Character) - 1975
65% 74% The Front Page Murphy (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Connection Frank Devlin (Character) - 1973
87% 72% Sisters Joseph Larch (Character) - 1973
94% 95% The Sting Lt. William Snyder (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doomsday Voyage Jason's First Mate (Character) - 1972
73% 56% Hi, Mom Superintendent (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 71% I Walk the Line Hunnicutt (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
89% 89% Rescue Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2004-2007 2009 2011
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Francis Griffin (Guest Voice) 1999 2001 2005 2007 2009
91% 87% Monk Hank Johansen (Guest Star) 2007
93% 96% Everwood Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 85% NCIS Ernie Yost (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 77% Everybody Loves Raymond Father Hubley (Guest Star) 1998-2002
21% No Score Yet First Monday Justice Henry Hoskins (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Citizen Baines Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
62% No Score Yet Arli$$ Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Judge Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1997 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1998 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cybill Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
91% 100% Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Evening Shade Dr. Harlan Elldridge (Character) 1990-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kennedys of Massachusetts John F. Fitzgerald (Character) 1990
No Score Yet 100% Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1985-1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Don Corcoran (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1963