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Charles Tyner



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).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
60% Motorama
  • Dying Man
1992
44% Pastime
  • Arnold
1991
No Score Yet Enid Is Sleeping
  • Man at Indian Burial Site
1990
58% Pulse
  • Old man
1988
92% 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
50% Pete's Dragon
  • Merle
1977
No Score Yet Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion
  • Actor
1977
95% The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • Zukie Limmer
1976
95% 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
80% Emperor of the North Pole (Emperor of the North)
  • Cracker
1973
91% Bad Company
  • Farmer
1972
No Score Yet Fuzz
  • Pete
1972
93% Jeremiah Johnson
  • Robidoux
1972
75% The Cowboys
  • Jenkins
1972
86% Harold and Maude
  • Uncle Victor
1971
80% Lawman
  • Minister
1971
100% Sometimes a Great Notion (Never Give an Inch)
  • Les Gibbons
1971
100% 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 Reivers
  • Edmonds
1969
60% 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
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Barry Connelly
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Janes

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