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Pat Hingle

Highest Rated:   100% Bastard out of Carolina (1996)
Lowest Rated:   0% Waltzing Anna (2006)
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Birthplace:   Denver, Colorado, USA
Burly character actor Pat Hingle held down a variety of bread-and-butter jobs--mostly in the construction field--while studying at the University of Texas, the Hagen-Bergdorf studio, the Theatre Wing and the Actors Studio. Earning his Equity card in 1950, Hingle made his Broadway debut in 1953 as Harold Koble in End as a Man (he would repeat this role in the 1957 film adaptation, retitled The Strange One). One year later, he was cast as Gooper-aka "Brother Man"-in Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer-winning play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Also in 1954, he made his inaugural film appearance in On the Waterfront as a bartender. Though a familiar Broadway presence and a prolific TV actor, Hingle remained a relatively unknown film quantity, so much so that he was ballyhooed as one of the "eight new stars" in the 1957 release No Down Payment. As busy as he was before the cameras in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Hingle's first love was the theatre, where he starred in such productions as William Inge's Dark at the Top of the Stairs and Archibald MacLeish's JB, and later appeared in the one-man show Thomas Edison: Reflections of a Genius. His made-for-TV assignments include such historical personages as Colonel Tom Parker in Elvis (1979), Sam Rayburn in LBJ: The Early Years (1988), J. Edgar Hoover in Citizen Cohn (1992) and Earl Warren in Simple Justice (1993). Among his more recent big-screen assignments has been Commissioner Gordon in the Batman films. Amidst his hundreds of TV guest shots, Pat Hingle has played the regular roles of Chief Paulton in Stone (1980) and Henry Cobb in Blue Skies (1988), was briefly a replacement for Doc (Milburn Stone) on the vintage western Gunsmoke, and has shown up sporadically as the globe-trotting father of Tim Daly and Steven Weber on the evergreen sitcom Wings.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet America Lost and Found
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet The List
  • Gus Eicholtz
2007
0% Waltzing Anna
  • Mo Kegley
2006
71% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • Mr. Dennit
$148.3M 2006
No Score Yet Two Tickets to Paradise
  • Mark's Dad
2006
No Score Yet The Angel Doll
  • Executive Producer
  • Noah Roudabush
2002
No Score Yet The Hunter's Moon
  • Judge Tully
2001
No Score Yet Road to Redemption
  • Nathan Tucker
2001
68% Shaft
  • Judge Dennis Bradford
$70.4M 2000
No Score Yet The Runaway
  • Avery
2000
63% Muppets From Space
  • Gen. Luft
1999
23% A Thousand Acres
  • Harold Clark
1997
10% Batman & Robin
  • Commissioner Gordon
1997
No Score Yet The Member of the Wedding
  • Off. Wylie
1997
100% Bastard out of Carolina
  • Mr. Waddell
1996
11% Larger Than Life
  • Vernon
1996
88% Truman
  • Pendergast
1995
40% Batman Forever
  • Commissioner Gordon
1995
56% The Quick and the Dead
  • Horace the Bartender
1995
No Score Yet One Christmas
  • Bus Driver
1994
No Score Yet Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story
  • Actor
1994
6% Lightning Jack
  • Marshal Kurtz
1994
No Score Yet Citizen Cohn
  • Hoover
1992
81% Batman Returns
  • Commissioner James Gordon
1992
No Score Yet The Habitation of Dragons
  • Virgil
1992
No Score Yet Not of This World
  • Doc Avery
1991
90% The Grifters
  • Bobo Justus
1990
72% Batman
  • Commissioner Gordon
1989
No Score Yet Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure
  • James Roberts
1989
70% The Land Before Time
  • Rooter
1988
No Score Yet Stranger on My Land
  • Judge Munson
1988
78% Baby Boom
  • Larrabee
1987
No Score Yet Gunsmoke: To the Last Man
  • Col. Tucker
1987
No Score Yet LBJ: The Early Years
  • Sam Rayburn
1987
No Score Yet In 'n Out
  • Oscar Milstone
1986
17% Maximum Overdrive
  • Bubba Hendershot
1986
No Score Yet Manhunt for Claude Dallas
  • George Nielsen
1986
No Score Yet The Rape of Richard Beck (The Broken Badge) (Violated)
  • Actor
1985
36% Brewster's Millions
  • Edward Roundfield
1985
84% The Falcon and the Snowman
  • Mr. Charlie Boyce
1985
No Score Yet The Rape of Richard Beck
  • Chappy Beck
1985
No Score Yet The Lady from Yesterday
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Noon Wine
  • Homer T. Hatch
1984
No Score Yet Running Brave
  • Coach Bill Easton
1983
No Score Yet Going Berserk
  • Ed Reese
1983
No Score Yet The Fighter
  • Henry Banks
1983
57% Sudden Impact
  • Chief Jannings
1983
No Score Yet Of Mice and Men
  • Boss, Curley's dad
1981
No Score Yet Washington Mistress
  • Senator Ross Clayton
1981
No Score Yet Disaster on the Coastliner
  • John Marsh
1979
No Score Yet When Hell Was in Session
  • Actor
1979
91% Norma Rae
  • Vernon
1979
No Score Yet When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?
  • Lyle Striker
1979
No Score Yet Elvis
  • Colonel Tom Parker
1979
No Score Yet Running Scared
  • Sergeant McClain
1979
No Score Yet Wild Times
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo
  • Doc Hodgins
1977
81% The Gauntlet
  • Josephson
1977
No Score Yet Independence
  • John Adams
1976
No Score Yet The Super Cops
  • Novick
1974
No Score Yet Hazel's People
  • Eli
1973
No Score Yet One Little Indian
  • Capt. Stewart
1973
No Score Yet Nightmare Honeymoon (Deadly Honeymoon)
  • Mr. Binghamton
1973
No Score Yet Running Wild
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet The Carey Treatment (A Case of Murder) (Emergency Ward)
  • Capt. Pearson
1972
17% Bloody Mama
  • Sam Adams Pendlebury
1970
No Score Yet WUSA
  • Bingamon
1970
No Score Yet The Ballad of Andy Crocker
  • Actor
1969
92% Hang 'em High
  • Judge Adam Fenton
1968
No Score Yet Sol Madrid
  • Harry Mitchell
1968
No Score Yet Jigsaw
  • Lew Haley
1968
57% Nevada Smith
  • Big Foot
1966
No Score Yet Carol for Another Christmas
  • Ghost of Christmas Present
1964
No Score Yet Invitation to a Gunfighter
  • Sam Brewster
1964
No Score Yet All the Way Home
  • Ralph Follet
1963
80% The Ugly American
  • Homer Atkins
1963
85% Splendor in the Grass
  • Ace Stamper
1961
100% Wild River
  • Narrator
1960
No Score Yet The Strange One
  • Harolf Knoble
1957
98% On the Waterfront
  • Bartender
1954

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
  • Grandfather
  • 1996
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Earl Warren
  • 1993
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
  • Gus O'Malley
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Horace Ford
  • 1963

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