Charles Dierkop

Charlie Dierkop

Highest Rated: 94% The Sting (1973)

Lowest Rated: 90% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Birthday: Sep 11, 1936

Birthplace: La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA

Charles Dierkop is a squat, pug-nosed supporting actor with kind, twinkling eyes and a face that otherwise seems to be carved from granite. Largely associated with roles of peculiar-looking thugs and colorful criminal henchman, he made his first film appearance as an uncredited petty hood in the 1961 Paul Newman pool drama, "The Hustler." His unobtrusive, subtly authentic approach meshed well with Newman's style and carried him to decidedly more visible parts in two of the classic megastar's biggest hits-the celebrated con-man comedy "The Sting," which featured Dierkop as the stalwart bodyguard to a gangster, and the seminal buddy western "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" ('69), in which he appeared as a member of the title duo's infamously freewheeling Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Not coincidentally, both films were helmed by Oscar-winning director George Roy Hill, whose career was built on using such veritably grizzled faces as Dierkop's. After delivering his boldest movie performance as the third lead in the brutally violent biker exploitation thriller "Angels Hard as They Come," the actor became known to millions of avid television viewers as a man on the other side of the law, playing the shaggy but dedicated detective Pete Royster throughout the entire 1974-'78 run of the sexy, swinging Angie Dickinson crime drama, "Police Woman." Though he's primarily remained a network-TV guest star in the decades since, making rather delightful appearances on such rollicking adventure series as the crafty "MacGyver," he's also carved out a slight niche playing scary madmen in low-budget horror fare.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reverse Heaven Bank Robber (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monty and the Runaway Furnace Monty Montyson (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 100% The Midnighters Louie (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery Zeke Foster (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Superguy: Behind the Cape Sam Trent (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 12% Invisible Dad Mr. Weiderman (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 20% Roots of Evil Collins (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 71% Eternity Video Editor (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 23% Messenger of Death Orville Beecham (Character) $2.2M 1988
No Score Yet 50% Banzai Runner Traven (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Savage Harbor Boat Gunman (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Code Name: Zebra Crazy (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fix Hawkeye (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captains Courageous Tom Platt (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 56% Messiah of Evil Gas Attendant (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Female Artillery Sam (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murdock's Gang Denver Briggs (Character) - 1973
94% 95% The Sting Floyd (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 20% The Hot Box Journalist Garcia/Major Dubay (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock, Stock and Barrel Cpl. Fowler (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Face of Fear Patsy Fain (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Clayton Crewes (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 22% Angels, Hard as They Come General (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 67% Pound Airdale (Character) - 1970
90% 92% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Flat Nose Curry (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 50% The Thousand Plane Raid Railla (Character) - 1969

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 81% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1985 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1982 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Det. Pete Royster (Character) 1974-1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Eddie Main (Guest Star) 1974 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wide World Mystery Unknown (Character) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Dave Rawlins (Character) 1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Dan (Guest Star) 1973 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Makuta / John Marrish (Guest Star) 1973 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Character) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1971-1972 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Ed Tanner (Character) 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
80% 88% Star Trek Morla (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Larry (Guest Star) 1966
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet 71% Lost in Space Horned Mutant (Guest Star) 1965

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