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      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 poster
      The Music of Chance
      Death of a Salesman poster
      Death of a Salesman
      Mass Appeal poster
      Mass Appeal
      Dog Day Afternoon poster
      Dog Day Afternoon
      The Sting poster
      The Sting
      Tootsie poster
      Tootsie
      The Muppet Movie poster
      The Muppet Movie
      Starting Over poster
      Starting Over

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 43% Scavenger Killers Dylan Frier (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Captured Hearts Santa Claus (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 56% Amazing Racer Floyd (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Fight Judge Frier (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 12% The Life Zone James Wise (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waiter Frank "The Handler" Maro (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet An Affirmative Act Man in the White Suit (Character) - 2010
      28% 22% Chatham John Bartlett (Character) $184.1K 2009
      No Score Yet 20% Break The Wise Man (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 14% iMurders Dr. Seamus St. Martin (Character) - 2008
      3% 38% Deal Charlie Adler (Character) $57.2K 2008
      No Score Yet 43% A Bunch of Amateurs Unknown (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 7% Polycarp Alexander Hathaway (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 37% Miracle Dogs Too Captain Pete Weaver (Character) - 2006
      39% 58% Local Color Yammi (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 18% Forget About It Eddie O'Brien (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 33% Stephen King's Desperation Tom Billingsley (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Descansos Inkeeper 2 (Character) - 2006
      38% 40% The L.A. Riot Spectacular The Lawyer (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 63% River's End Murray Blythe (Character) - 2005
      7% 44% Dirty Deeds Victor Rasdale (Character) $145.4K 2005
      No Score Yet 43% Arthur Hailey's Detective Councilman Max Ernst (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 70% A Boyfriend for Christmas Santa Claus (Character) - 2004
      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 No Score Yet A Very Married Christmas Ozzy Larson (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Last Ride Mr. Orlick (Character) - 2003
      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 50% Mother Ghost George (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 33% Mr. St. Nick Nicholas XX (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 39% Bleacher Bums Victor (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 14% Turn of Faith Philly Russo (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 8% L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve Stuart Steele (Character) - 2001
      83% 62% Lakeboat Skippy (Character) $5.2K 2000
      85% 70% State and Main Mayor George Bailey (Character) $6.9M 2000
      79% 89% O Brother, Where Art Thou? Governor Pappy O'Daniel (Character) $45.5M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Very Mean Men Paddy Mulroney (Character) - 2000
      33% No Score Yet The Last Producer Syd Wolf (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 17% Justice Moe Ryan (Character) - 1999
      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 15% Hard Time Det. Charlie Duffy (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Chance of Snow Earl Pulmer (Character) - 1998
      75% 72% Jerry and Tom Vic (Character) - 1998
      83% 24% Hi-Life Fatty (Character) $8.0K 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shelter Capt. Robert Landis (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Life of Algernon Norbie Hess (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 60% Mrs. Santa Claus Santa Claus (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 45% The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists Archie (Voice) - 1996
      53% 66% One Fine Day Lew (Character) $46.1M 1996
      50% 93% The Grass Harp Reverend Buster (Character) $511.6K 1995
      62% 70% The Last Supper Reverend Gerald Hutchens (Character) $189.5K 1995
      64% 72% Home for the Holidays Henry Larson (Character) $17.0M 1995
      60% 79% The Hudsucker Proxy Waring Hudsucker (Character) $2.1M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Roommates Barney (Character) - 1994
      57% 55% When a Stranger Calls Back John Clifford (Character) - 1993
      100% 87% The Music of Chance Bill Flower (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales From Hollywood Charles F. Money (Character) - 1992
      21% 23% V.I. Warshawski Det. Lt. Bobby Mallory (Character) $11.1M 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Eliot Ness Roger Finn (Character) - 1991
      63% 53% Dick Tracy Chief Brandon (Character) $103.7M 1990
      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
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kennedys of Massachusetts John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Prime Target Earl Mulcahaney (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 60% Dinner at Eight Dan Packard (Character) - 1989
      40% 15% Cat Chaser Jiggs Scully (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 64% Dr. Seuss: The Butter Battle Book Unknown (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 No Score Yet Happy New Year Charlie (Character) $30.6K 1987
      No Score Yet 36% The Rosary Murders Father Ted Nabors (Character) $1.7M 1987
      No Score Yet 42% A Tiger's Tale Charlie Drumm (Character) $34.2K 1987
      No Score Yet 96% The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains Warden Hardy (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 33% Brenda Starr Editor Francis I. Livright (Character) $45.1K 1986
      53% 56% Tough Guys Deke Yablonski (Character) $20.5M 1986
      60% 100% Where the River Runs Black Father O'Reilly (Character) $582.0K 1986
      0% 43% Solarbabies The Warden (Character) $1.3M 1986
      17% 26% Big Trouble O'Mara (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 50% Stand Alone Louis Thibadeau (Character) - 1985
      100% 75% Death of a Salesman Charley (Character) - 1985
      38% 37% Stick Chucky (Character) - 1985
      47% 40% The Man With One Red Shoe Ross (Character) - 1985
      100% 82% Mass Appeal Monsignor Thomas Burke (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hadley's Rebellion Sam Crawford (Character) - 1984
      60% 75% To Be or Not to Be Col. Erhardt (Character) - 1983
      17% 37% Two of a Kind Charlie (Character) - 1983
      90% 81% Tootsie Les Nichols (Character) - 1982
      42% 68% The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Governor (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Working Unknown (Character) - 1982
      50% 65% Dark Night of the Scarecrow Otis P. Hazelrigg (Character) - 1981
      69% 53% True Confessions Jack Amsterdam (Character) - 1981
      83% 62% Sharky's Machine Lt. Friscoe (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 40% Crisis at Central High Jess Matthews (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 82% The Best Little Girl in the World Frank Powell (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 33% Attica Unknown (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Die Laughing Arnold (Character) - 1980
      52% 61% The Final Countdown Senator Samuel Chapman (Character) - 1980
      84% 71% North Dallas Forty Coach Johnson (Character) - 1979
      38% 49% When a Stranger Calls John Clifford (Character) - 1979
      88% 88% The Muppet Movie Doc Hopper (Character) - 1979
      86% 57% Starting Over Michael "Mickey" Potter (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 57% Tilt Harold `'The Whale'` Remmens (Character) - 1979
      0% 27% The Greek Tycoon Michael Russell (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 52% An Enemy of the People Peter Stockmann (Character) - 1978
      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 No Score Yet Special Olympics Carl Gallitzin (Character) - 1978
      80% 73% Twilight's Last Gleaming President David T. Stevens (Character) - 1977
      40% 40% The Choirboys Spermwhale Whalen (Character) - 1977
      50% 30% Harry and Walter Go to New York Rufus T. Crisp (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 75% Captains and the Kings Unknown (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Switch Phil Beckman (Character) - 1975
      36% 38% The Hindenburg Captain Pruss (Character) - 1975
      65% 59% Breakheart Pass O'Brien (Character) - 1975
      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
      59% 74% The Front Page Murphy (Character) - 1974
      85% 72% Sisters Joseph Larch (Character) - 1973
      92% 95% The Sting Lt. William Snyder (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Connection Frank Devlin (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Doomsday Voyage Jason's First Mate (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 71% I Walk the Line Hunnicutt (Character) - 1970
      73% 56% Hi, Mom Superintendent (Character) - 1970

      TV

      Credit
      89% 89% Rescue Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2004-2007 2009 2011
      No Score Yet 63% Family Guy Francis Griffin (Guest Voice) 1999 2001 2005 2007 2009
      91% 90% Monk Hank Johansen (Guest Star) 2007
      93% 96% Everwood Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 83% NCIS Ernie Yost (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet 85% 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 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% 82% Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman of Independent Means Andrew Alcott (Character) 1995
      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 79% 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 89% 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