Charles Hallahan

Charles Hallahan

Highest Rated: 95% Dave (1993)

Lowest Rated: 8% The Pest (1997)

Birthday: Jul 29, 1943

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Supporting actor Charles Hallahan played character roles on stage, television and in feature films. Fans of the Stephen J. Cannell police drama Hunter will know Hallahan for playing Captain Charlie Devane between 1986 and 1991. A Philadelphia native, Hallahan earned an undergraduate degree at Rutgers and a master's from Temple University six years before heading to Los Angeles in 1977. Hallahan had little trouble finding acting jobs. His stage credits include playing the lead in a long-running San Francisco production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest during the late '90s, roles in plays ranging from Equus to The Threepenny Opera. In 1976, Hallahan toured the Soviet Union in two classic plays. On television, Hallahan guest-starred on over 200 episodes of shows ranging from Lou Grant to The Paper Chase. He made his feature film debut in Nightwing (1979). He made his last film appearance playing Paul Dreyfuss in Dante's Peak (1997). Hallahan died during a car crash in which he apparently suffered a heart attack on November 25, 1997. He was 54.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Ambushed Sheriff Carter 1998
8% The Pest Angus 1997
26% Dante's Peak Paul Dreyfus 1997
14% The Rich Man's Wife Dan Fredricks 1996
34% The Fan Coop 1996
64% Executive Decision General Sarlow 1996
No Score Yet Jack Reed: A Search for Justice Roy Galvin 1994
No Score Yet Roswell Older Pilot MacIntire 1994
No Score Yet Wild Palms Actor 1993
95% Dave Policeman 1993
No Score Yet Warlock: The Armageddon Ethan Larson 1993
No Score Yet Nails Taylor 1992
8% Body of Evidence Dr. McCurdy 1992
No Score Yet Cast a Deadly Spell Detective Bradbury 1991
95% True Believer Vincent Dennehy 1989
No Score Yet Capone Actor 1989
23% Fatal Beauty Deputy Getz 1987
No Score Yet P.K. and the Kid Bazooka 1987
No Score Yet J. Edgar Hoover Joseph McCarthy 1987
No Score Yet A Winner Never Quits Actor 1986
92% Pale Rider McGill 1985
57% Vision Quest Coach 1985
No Score Yet Kidco Richard Cessna 1984
74% Silkwood Earl Lapin 1983
58% Twilight Zone: The Movie Ray 1983
84% The Thing Norris 1982
No Score Yet Margin for Murder Actor 1981
No Score Yet Hide In Plain Sight Dixon 1980
17% Nightwing Henry 1979
82% Going in Style Pete 1979
No Score Yet Terror Out of the Sky (The Revenge of the Savage Bees) Tibbles 1978


84% NYPD Blue
Earl Dawkins 1997
86% Almost Perfect
Tom 1996
No Score Yet Coach
Charles Kisley 1995
No Score Yet Mad About You
Sloopy 1994
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Barry Noble 1994
No Score Yet Grace Under Fire
Bill Bill Davis 1994
No Score Yet Law & Order
Capt. Tom O'Hara 1993
22% Sirens
Bob Witkow 1993
82% Picket Fences
Stone 1992
No Score Yet Wings
Ted 1990
No Score Yet The Equalizer
George Cook 1985
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
Weeks 1981
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
Colin Turnbull 1981
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
Sam 1981
No Score Yet Good Times
Sergeant 1979
No Score Yet The Waltons
Baker 1979
No Score Yet All in the Family
Officer Harrison 1978
No Score Yet Happy Days
Truant Officer 1977
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
Brian 1977
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected


Blair says: You see, what we're talking about here is an organism that imitates other life forms, and imitates them perfectly. When this Thing attacked our dogs, it tried to digest them. Absorb them. And in the process, shape its own cells to imitate them. This, for instance, that's not dog. That's imitation. We got to it before it had time to finish.

Norris says: Finish what?

Blair says: Finish imitating these dogs.

Norris says: I'd say the ice this thing is buried in is 100,000 years old...At least.

Norris says: I'd say the ice this thing is buried in is 100,000 years old. At least.

Norris says: That's what it WANTS! To pit us against each other!