The Info List - Charles Durning

Charles Edward Durning (February 28, 1923 – December 24, 2012) was an American actor, with appearances in over 200 movies, television shows and plays.[1] Durning's best-known films include The Sting (1973), Dog Day Afternoon
Dog Day Afternoon
(1975), Tootsie
(1982), Dick Tracy (1990) and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
for both The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
(1982) and To Be or Not to Be (1983). Prior to his acting career, Durning was a WWII soldier decorated for valor in combat.


1 Early life 2 Military service

2.1 Military awards and decorations

3 Acting career 4 Death 5 Personal life 6 Filmography

6.1 Film 6.2 Television

7 Narrations 8 References 9 External links

Early life[edit] Durning was born in Highland Falls, New York. He was the son of Louise (née Leonard; 1894–1982), a laundress at West Point, and James E. Durning (1883 – c. 1939).[2] His father was an Irish immigrant,[3][4] and his mother was also of Irish descent.[5] Durning was raised Catholic.[6][7] Durning was the ninth of ten children. His three brothers James (Roger) (1915–2000), Clifford (1916–1994), Gerald (1926–2000) and his sister Frances (1918–2006) survived to adulthood, but five sisters died from scarlet fever and smallpox as children.[8] Military service[edit] Durning served in the U.S. Army
U.S. Army
during World War II. He was drafted at age 20 and participated in the Normandy Invasion. He was discharged with the rank of Private First Class on January 30, 1946.[9] Durning participated in various functions to honor American veterans, including serving as Chairman of the U.S. National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans.[10] He was an honored guest speaker for 17 years at the National Memorial Day Concert
National Memorial Day Concert
televised by PBS
every year on the Sunday evening of Memorial Day
Memorial Day
weekend. Durning was paid a special tribute at the May 26, 2013 National Memorial Day
Memorial Day
Concert when "Taps" was sounded in his honor. Military awards and decorations[edit] For his valor and the wounds he received during the war, Durning was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and one Purple Heart
Purple Heart
Medals.[11] Additional awards included the Army Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one bronze service star, and the World War II
World War II
Victory Medal.[12] His badges included the Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Badge with Rifle Bar, and Honorable Service Lapel Pin.[9] Durning received the French National Order of the Legion of Honor from the French Consul in Los Angeles in April 2008.

Badges and pins

Combat Infantryman Badge Expert Badge with Rifle Bar Honorable Service Lapel Button



Silver Star Bronze Star

Purple Heart Good Conduct Medal American Campaign Medal

EAME Campaign Medal (2x) World War II
World War II
Victory Medal Legion of Honour – Chevalier

Acting career[edit]

With Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
in the 1975 made-for-television film Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (each was nominated for an Emmy

While pursuing an acting career, Durning, a professional ballroom dancer, taught at Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
Dance Studio in New York City. Durning began his career in 1951. While working as an usher in a burlesque theatre, he was hired to replace a drunken actor on stage. Subsequently, he performed in roughly 50 stock company productions and in various off-Broadway plays, eventually attracting the attention of Joseph Papp, founder of The Public Theater
The Public Theater
and the New York Shakespeare Festival. Beginning in 1961, he appeared in 35 plays as part of the Shakespeare Festival. "That time in my life was my best time," Durning told Pittsburgh's Post Gazette in 2001. "I had no money at all, and he (Joseph Papp) didn't pay much. You were getting a salary for performance plus a rehearsal salary. We would do three plays in Central Park for the summer. And then you'd do three to six plays every year down on Lafayette Street -- new plays by new writers: Sam Shepard, David Mamet, David Rabe, John Ford Noonan, Jason Miller." During this period, he segued into television and movies. He made his film debut in 1965, appearing in Harvey Middleman, Fireman. He appeared in John Frankenheimer's I Walk the Line (1970) starring Gregory Peck, and three Brian De Palma
Brian De Palma
movies: Hi, Mom!
Hi, Mom!
(1970), credited as Charles Durnham, with Robert DeNiro, Sisters (1973) and The Fury (1978). He also appeared in Dealing: or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues (1972) with Barbara Hershey and John Lithgow. Durning's performances in Broadway productions include Drat! The Cat! (1965), Pousse-Café (1966), The Happy Time
The Happy Time
(1968), Indians (1969), That Championship Season (1972), In the Boom Boom Room (1973), The au Pair Man (1973), Knock Knock (1976), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
(1990), Inherit the Wind (1996), The Gin Game (1997), and The Best Man (2000). In 2002, he performed in Bertolt Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui with Al Pacino, produced by Tony Randall. He played the role of Jack Jameson in Wendy Wasserstein's final play, Third (2005), with Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
at Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre. Durning won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his powerful performance in The Westwood Playhouse's 1977 production of David Rabe's Streamers. In 1980, he won critical acclaim for his performance as Norman Thayer, Jr. in Los Angeles's Ahmanson Theater's production of On Golden Pond opposite Julie Harris. In 1972, director George Roy Hill, impressed by Durning's performance in the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play That Championship Season, offered him a role in The Sting
The Sting
(1973). In the Best Picture-winner, starring Paul Newman
Paul Newman
and Robert Redford, Durning won distinction as the crooked cop, Lt. Wm. Snyder, who polices and hustles professional con artists. He doggedly pursues the young grifter, Johnny Hooker (Redford), only to become the griftee in the end. Other film credits include Dog Day Afternoon
Dog Day Afternoon
with Al Pacino; When A Stranger Calls; The Final Countdown; The Hindenburg; Twilight's Last Gleaming with Burt Lancaster; True Confessions with Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall. Some television credits include The Connection; Queen of the Stardust Ballroom, the made-for-television musical in which he played the mailman who reaches out to Maureen Stapleton's lonely widow on the dance floor; Attica; PBS's Dancing Bear with Tyne Daly; the PBS production I Would Be Called John as Pope John XXIII; Hallmark Hall of Fame: Casey Stengel, in which Durning played the legendary baseball manager Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel; NBC's mini-series Studs Lonigan with Harry Hamlin
Harry Hamlin
and Colleen Dewhurst; The Best Little Girl in the World with Jennifer Jason Leigh. In 1976, he received both an Emmy
and a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
nomination for his performance in the television mini-series Captains and the Kings. In 1979, he played Doc Hopper, a man who owns a frog leg restaurant and the main antagonist in The Muppet Movie. In Tootsie, he played a suitor to Dustin Hoffman's cross-dressing lead character. The two actors worked together again in a 1985 TV production of Death of a Salesman. In 1993, he guest-starred in the Sean Penn-directed music video "Dance with the One That Brought You" by Shania Twain. Other film roles include Henry Larson, the benevolent father of Holly Hunter's character in Home for the Holidays (1995) and Waring Hudsucker in The Hudsucker Proxy
The Hudsucker Proxy
(1994). He worked with the Coen Brothers again playing "Pappy" O'Daniel, a cynical governor of Mississippi
(a character loosely based on the Texas
politician and showman W. Lee O'Daniel) in the Coen Brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). Prior to appearing in the Burt Reynolds's TV series, Evening Shade, as the town doctor Harlan Eldridge (1990-1994), Durning appeared with Reynolds in five films, beginning with 1979's Starting Over, followed by 1981's Sharky's Machine, 1982's Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, 1985's Stick and 1999's Hostage Hotel. On TV, Durning had a recurring role on Everybody Loves Raymond
Everybody Loves Raymond
as the Barone family's long-suffering parish priest, Father Hubley. He also played the voice of recurring character Francis Griffin
Francis Griffin
in the animated series Family Guy. He appeared on the FX television series Rescue Me, playing Mike Gavin, the retired firefighter father of Denis Leary's character. In 2005, he was nominated for an Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for his portrayal of a Marine veteran in "Call of Silence," an episode in the television series NCIS, first broadcast November 23, 2004. Durning's character turns himself in to authorities, insisting that he must be prosecuted for having murdered his buddy during ferocious combat on Iwo Jima six decades earlier.[13] The real truth of the incident only becomes known for certain when the guilt-stricken veteran goes through a cathartic reliving of the battlefield events. For his numerous roles on television, he earned nine Emmy
Award nominations. He also received Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor nominations for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
in 1982 and To Be or Not to Be in 1983. He won a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
in 1990 for his supporting role in the television miniseries The Kennedys of Massachusetts, having had three previous nominations. That same year, he won a Tony Award for his performance as Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He received two Drama Desk Awards for his performances in That Championship Season and Third. In 1999, Durning was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame on Broadway. He was honored with the Life Achievement Award at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
Ceremony on January 27, 2008. On July 31, 2008 he was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
adjacent to one of his idols, James Cagney. "There are many secrets in us, in the depths of our souls, that we don't want anyone to know about," he told Parade. "There's terror and repulsion in us, the terrible spot that we don't talk about. That place that no one knows about — horrifying things we keep secret. A lot of that is released through acting." The Charles Durning
Charles Durning
Collection is held at the Academy Film Archive. Along with films he appeared in, his collection consists mainly of films he admired as well as a small collection of family home movies.[14] Death[edit] Durning died of natural causes at his home in Manhattan
on December 24, 2012, aged 89[15][16] and was subsequently buried at Arlington National Cemetery.[8][17] On December 27, 2012, Broadway theaters dimmed their lights to honor him. The New York Times, which commented on Durning's more than 200 credited roles, referred to him and actor Jack Klugman, who died the same day, as "extraordinary actors ennobling the ordinary".[18] The Huffington Post
Huffington Post
compared the two men, calling them "character actor titans".[19] Personal life[edit] Durning married his first wife, Carole Doughty, in 1959. They had three children together before divorcing in 1972. Durning married his second wife, Mary Ann Amelio, in 1974. His second marriage was virtually over, with the two filing an official Declaration of Separation in 2010. Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1962 The Password Is Courage American GI Uncredited

1965 Harvey Middleman, Fireman Dooley

1969 Stiletto Cop Uncredited

1970 Hi, Mom! Superintendent (as Charles Durnham)

I Walk the Line Hunnicutt

1971 The Pursuit of Happiness 2nd Guard

1972 Doomsday Voyage Jason's First Mate

Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues Murphy

Sisters Joseph Larch

1973 Deadhead Miles Red Ball Rider

The Sting Lt. Wm. Snyder

1974 The Front Page Murphy

1975 Queen of the Stardust Ballroom Alvin "Al" Green TV movie Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Dog Day Afternoon Det. Sgt. Eugene Moretti National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated— Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Breakheart Pass O'Brien

The Hindenburg Capt. Pruss

1976 Harry and Walter Go to New York Rufus T. Crisp

1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming President David Stevens

The Choirboys Spermwhale Whalen

1978 The Fury Dr. Jim McKeever

An Enemy of the People Peter Stockmann

The Greek Tycoon Michael Russell

1979 Tilt Harold 'The Whale' Remmens

The Muppet Movie Doc Hopper Doc Hopper is a frog legs restaurant owner

North Dallas Forty Coach Johnson

Starting Over Michael Potter

When a Stranger Calls John Clifford

1980 Attica Russell Oswald TV movie Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Die Laughing Arnold

The Final Countdown Senator Samuel Chapman

1981 Crisis at Central High Principal Jess Matthews TV movie

True Confessions Jack Amsterdam

Dark Night of the Scarecrow Otis P. Hazelrigg TV movie

Sharky's Machine Friscoe

1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Governor Nominated— Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor

Tootsie Leslie 'Les' Nichols

1983 Scarface Immigration Officer Voice, Uncredited

Two of a Kind Charlie

To Be or Not to Be Col. Erhardt Nominated— Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor Nominated— Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

1984 Mister Roberts The Captain

Mass Appeal Monsignor Thomas Burke

1985 Stick Chucky

The Man with One Red Shoe Ross

Death of a Salesman Charley TV movie Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Stand Alone Louis Thibadeau

1986 Big Trouble O'Mara

Where the River Runs Black Father O'Reilly

Tough Guys Deke Yablonski

Meatballs III: Summer Job Pete Uncredited

Solarbabies The Warden

1987 The Rosary Murders Father Ted Nabors

Happy New Year Charlie

A Tiger's Tale Charlie Drumm

Hadley's Rebellion Sam Crawford

The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains Warden Hardy TV movie Nominated—CableACE Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

1988 Cop Dutch Peltz

Far North Bertrum

Case Closed Detective Les

1989 Étoile Uncle Joshua

Brenda Starr Editor Francis I. Livright

Cat Chaser Jiggs Scully

Dinner at Eight Dan Packard TV movie

1990 Dick Tracy Chief Brandon

Fatal Sky Colonel Clancy

1991 V.I. Warshawski Det. Lt. Bobby Mallory

1993 The Music of Chance Bill Flower

When A Stranger Calls Back John Clifford

1994 The Hudsucker Proxy Waring Hudsucker

I.Q. Louis Bamberger

1995 The Last Supper Reverend Gerald Hutchens

The Grass Harp Reverend Buster

Home for the Holidays Henry Larson

1996 Spy Hard The Director

Recon Chief

The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists Archie the Archelon Voice

Mrs. Santa Claus Santa Claus

One Fine Day Lew

1997 The Secret Life of Algernon Norbie Hess

1998 Shelter Capt. Robert Landis

Jerry and Tom Vic

Hi-Life Fatty

Hard Time Detective Charlie Duffy

2000 Lakeboat Skippy

O Brother, Where Art Thou? Pappy O'Daniel

Very Mean Men Paddy Mulroney

The Last Producer Syd Wolf

State and Main Mayor George Bailey Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast National Board of Review Award for Best Cast Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast

Never Look Back N/A

2001 L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve Stuart Steele

2002 Turn of Faith Philly Russo

Mother Ghost George

Mr. St. Nick King Nicholas XX

The Naked Run Congressman Davenport Short

The Last Man Club John 'Eagle Eye' Pennell

Pride & Loyalty Dylan Frier

2003 Dead Canaries Jimmy Kerrigan

2004 Death and Texas Marshall Ledger

One Last Ride Mr. Orlick

A Boyfriend for Christmas Santa Claus

2005 River's End Murray Blythe

Resurrection: The J.R. Richard Story Frank McNally

The L.A. Riot Spectacular The Lawyer

Dirty Deeds Victor Rasdale

Detective Max Ernst TV movie

Jesus, Mary and Joey Teddy the Bartender

2006 Descansos Innkeeper #2

Miracle Dogs Too Capt. Pete Weaver

Unbeatable Harold Harold's Father

Local Color Yammi

Forget About It Eddie O'Brien

2007 Polycarp Alexander Hathaway aka Kinky Killers

2008 Good Dick Charlie

Deal Charlie Adler

The Drum Beats Twice Satan

Break The Wise Man

iMurders Dr. Seamus St. Martin

The Golden Boys John Bartlett

A Bunch of Amateurs Charlie Rosenberg

2009 Shannon's Rainbow Floyd

2010 Three Chris's Kris Kringle

Chronicle of Purgatory: The Waiter Frank 'The Handler' Maro

An Affirmative Act Man in the White Suit

2011 Naked Run Congressman Davenport

The Great Fight Judge Frier

The Life Zone James Wise

2012 Rogue Assassin Frank Maro

2014 Scavenger Killers Dylan Frier

2015 Bleeding Hearts Santa Claus (final film role)


Year Title Role Notes

1972 Another World Gil McGowan (#1) Unknown episodes

1973 All in the Family Detective Episode: "Gloria the Victim"

1975–1976 The Cop and The Kid Officer Frank Murphy 13 episodes

1975 Barnaby Jones Don Corcoran Episode: "The Deadly Conspiracy: Part 2"

1976 Captains and the Kings Ed Healey 3 episodes Nominated— Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

1981 Great Performances McMahon Episode: "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses and Other Stories"

1982 American Playhouse Retired Man Episode: "Working"

1985 Amazing Stories Assistant to the Boss Episode: "Guilt Trip"

1985 Tall Tales & Legends Uncle Doffue Episode: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

1986 Amazing Stories Earl Episode: "You Gotta Believe Me"

1990–1994 Evening Shade Dr. Harlan Elldridge 98 episodes Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (1991–92)

1990 The Kennedys of Massachusetts John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald 3 episodes

1992 The Water Engine Tour Guide Television movie

1996 Elmo Saves Christmas Santa Claus Television special

1997 Orleans Frank Vitelli 3 episodes

1997 Early Edition Psychiatrist Episode: "A Regular Joe"

1998 Homicide: Life on the Street Thomas Finnegan Episode: "Finnegan's Wake" Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

1998 Cybil A.J. Sheridan 2 episodes

1998–2002 Everybody Loves Raymond Father Hubley 6 episodes

1998–2000 The Practice Stephen Donnell 2 episodes

1999–2009 Family Guy Francis Griffin 5 episodes

1999–2000 Now and Again Narrator 20 episodes

2000 The Hoop Life Wes Connelly Episode: "The Second Chance"

2000 Early Edition Judge Steven Romick Episode: "Time"

2001 Arli$$ N/A Episode: "Fielding Offers"

2001 Citizen Baines Clifford Connelly Episode: "Three Days in November"

2002 First Monday Justice Henry Hoskins 13 episodes

2003 Touched by an Angel Father Madden Episode: "The Root of All Evil"

2004–2011 Rescue Me Michael Gavin 27 episodes Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

2004 NCIS Corporal Ernie Yost Episode: "Call of Silence" Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

2006 Everwood Eugene Brown 2 episodes

2007 Monk Hank Johansen Episode: "Mr. Monk Goes to the Hospital"

2010 No Clean Break The Wise Man Unsold TV pilot


Normandy: The Great Crusade Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel
Director-Christopher Koch - English (1994)


^ Schudel, Matt (December 26, 2012) "In real life and on the screen, he played countless roles" The Washington Post, p. B4 ^ Cf. a Ancestry.com family tree search. The New York Times obituary, published December 26, 2012, writes that Charles' father died when he was 16, placing his death between Feb 28, 1939 to Feb 27, 1940. A more exact reference is needed. ^ CHARLES DURNING; Healing the Wounds of Normandy ^ "Sullivan County Democrat: Obituaries for November 7, 2000". Sc-democrat.com. Retrieved December 28, 2012.  ^ Liz Smith. The mother book. Retrieved December 28, 2012.  ^ "Los Angeles Times: Archives - NO BLEEPS FOR DURNING'S ROLE". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. March 2, 1981. Retrieved December 28, 2012.  ^ Michaelson, Judith (September 15, 1987). "Durning Takes On The 'Peasant Pope' For Pbs". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 28, 2012.  ^ a b Thomas, Bob (December 24, 2012). " Charles Durning
Charles Durning
Obituary". Los Angeles: AP via Legacy.com. Retrieved 2012-12-26.  ^ a b National Personnel Records Center (April 18, 2008). "Letter from NPRC to Charles Durning" (Press release). St. Louis, MO. p. 2.  ^ VA Voluntary Service – National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans ^ Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, MND-B PAO, "Military urban legends versus true tales: real life stories prove more interesting", www.Army.mil, retrieved 16-Sep-2011 ^ "Speech by Consul General of France Philippe Larrieu". Los Angeles: French Diplomatic Mission to the United States. April 22, 2008. Archived from the original on May 6, 2008. Retrieved 2012-12-26.  ^ O'Hare, Kate. 'NCIS' Has Durning Hearing Echoes of War Archived December 1, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.. tv.zap2it.com. ^ " Charles Durning
Charles Durning
Collection". Academy Film Archive.  ^ "Charles Durning". The Daily Telegraph. London. December 26, 2012.  ^ "Charles Durning, Oscar-nominated king of the character actors, dies at 89 in NYC". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 26 December 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2012.  ^ "WWII Soldier, character actor Charles Durning
Charles Durning
to be interred at Arlington". United States
United States
Army. January 17, 2013.  ^ Genzlinger, Neil (December 26, 2012). "AN APPRAISAL; Remembering Jack Klugman
Jack Klugman
and Charles Durning". The New York Times. Retrieved December 27, 2012.  ^ "Charles Durning, Jack Klugman
Jack Klugman
Deaths Bring New Appreciation For Character Actor Titans". The Huffington Post. December 25, 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 

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Awards for Charles Durning

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play


Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1975) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1976) Bob Dishy (1977) Jeffrey DeMunn
Jeffrey DeMunn
(1978) George Rose (1979) David Rounds (1980) Brian Backer (1981) Željko Ivanek / Adolph Caesar (1982) Alan Feinstein (1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) Barry Miller / Charles S. Dutton
Charles S. Dutton
(1985) Joseph Maher (1986) John Randolph (1987) B. D. Wong
B. D. Wong
(1988) Peter Frechette (1989) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1990) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1991) Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
(1992) Joe Mantello
Joe Mantello
/ Stephen Spinella (1993) Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
(1994) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1995) Martin Shaw (1996) Brian Murray (1997) Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
(1998) Kevin Anderson (1999) Roy Dotrice
Roy Dotrice


Charles Brown (2001) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2002) Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare
(2003) Ned Beatty
Ned Beatty
(2004) Michael Stuhlbarg
Michael Stuhlbarg
(2005) Samuel Barnett (2006) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(2007) Conleth Hill
Conleth Hill
(2008) Pablo Schreiber
Pablo Schreiber
(2009) Santino Fontana
Santino Fontana
(2010) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(2011) Tom Edden (2012) Richard Kind
Richard Kind
(2013) Reed Birney (2014) K. Todd Freeman (2015) Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon
(2016) Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito

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Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award

Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
(1935) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1936) Maurice Evans (1937) Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwicke
(1938) Raymond Massey
Raymond Massey
(1939) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1940) Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1941) Judith Evelyn
Judith Evelyn
(1942) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1943) Lynn Fontanne
Lynn Fontanne
(1944) Mady Christians
Mady Christians
(1945) Louis Calhern
Louis Calhern
(1946) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
(1948) Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1949) Grace George
Grace George
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) Julie Harris (1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) Josephine Hull (1954) Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
(1955) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1956) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Cyril Ritchard
Cyril Ritchard
(1959) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1960) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
(1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1965) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1966) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1969) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1970) Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayle
(1971) Eileen Atkins / Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
(1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1974) John Wood (1975) Eva Le Gallienne
Eva Le Gallienne
(1976) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1977) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1978) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1979) Roy Scheider
Roy Scheider
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Milo O'Shea
Milo O'Shea
(1982) Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
/ Kate Nelligan (1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(1993) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1996) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
/ Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(1998) Kathleen Chalfant (1999) Eileen Heckart (2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
/ Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(2001) Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(2002) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2006) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(2015) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Ben Platt (2017)

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Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film

James Brolin
James Brolin
(1970) Edward Asner (1971) James Brolin
James Brolin
(1972) McLean Stevenson
McLean Stevenson
(1973) Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
(1974) Edward Asner/ Tim Conway
Tim Conway
(1975) Edward Asner (1976) Norman Fell
Norman Fell
(1978) Danny DeVito/ Vic Tayback
Vic Tayback
(1979) Pat Harrington Jr./ Vic Tayback
Vic Tayback
(1980) John Hillerman
John Hillerman
(1981) Lionel Stander
Lionel Stander
(1982) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1983) Paul Le Mat (1984) Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos
(1985) Jan Niklas (1986) Rutger Hauer
Rutger Hauer
(1987) Barry Bostwick/ John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1988) Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell
(1989) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1990) Louis Gossett, Jr.
Louis Gossett, Jr.
(1991) Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell
(1992) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1993) Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos
(1994) Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
(1995) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1996) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1997) Don Cheadle/ Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1998) Peter Fonda
Peter Fonda
(1999) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2000) Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
(2001) Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
(2002) Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
(2003) William Shatner
William Shatner
(2004) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(2005) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(2006) Jeremy Piven
Jeremy Piven
(2007) Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
(2008) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(2009) Chris Colfer
Chris Colfer
(2010) Peter Dinklage
Peter Dinklage
(2011) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(2012) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(2013) Matt Bomer
Matt Bomer
(2014) Christian Slater
Christian Slater
(2015) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2016) Alexander Skarsgård
Alexander Skarsgård

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National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor

John Williams (1954) Charles Bickford
Charles Bickford
(1955) Richard Basehart
Richard Basehart
(1956) Sessue Hayakawa
Sessue Hayakawa
(1957) Albert Salmi
Albert Salmi
(1958) Hugh Griffith
Hugh Griffith
(1959) George Peppard
George Peppard
(1960) Jackie Gleason
Jackie Gleason
(1961) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1962) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1963) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1964) Harry Andrews
Harry Andrews
(1965) Robert Shaw (1966) Paul Ford
Paul Ford
(1967) Leo McKern
Leo McKern
(1968) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1969) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
/ Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1972) John Houseman
John Houseman
(1973) Holger Löwenadler
Holger Löwenadler
(1974) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1975) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Tom Skerritt
Tom Skerritt
(1977) Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
(1978) Paul Dooley
Paul Dooley
(1979) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1980) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1981) Robert Preston (1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
(1985) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1988) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1992) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(1993) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1996) Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear
(1997) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1998) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(1999) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
(2005) Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou
(2006) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2007) Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin
(2008) Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2012) Will Forte
Will Forte
(2013) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(2014) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(2015) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe

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Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award

1962: Eddie Cantor 1963: Stan Laurel 1965: Bob Hope 1966: Barbara Stanwyck 1967: William Gargan 1968: James Stewart 1969: Edward G. Robinson 1970: Gregory Peck 1971: Charlton Heston 1972: Frank Sinatra 1973: Martha Raye 1974: Walter Pidgeon 1975: Rosalind Russell 1976: Pearl Bailey 1977: James Cagney 1978: Edgar Bergen 1979: Katharine Hepburn 1980: Leon Ames 1982: Danny Kaye 1983: Ralph Bellamy 1984: Iggie Wolfington 1985: Paul Newman
Paul Newman
and Joanne Woodward 1986: Nanette Fabray 1987: Red Skelton 1988: Gene Kelly 1989: Jack Lemmon 1990: Brock Peters 1991: Burt Lancaster 1992: Audrey Hepburn 1993: Ricardo Montalbán 1994: George Burns 1995: Robert Redford 1996: Angela Lansbury 1997: Elizabeth Taylor 1998: Kirk Douglas 1999: Sidney Poitier 2000: Ossie Davis
Ossie Davis
and Ruby Dee 2001: Ed Asner 2002: Clint Eastwood 2003: Karl Malden 2004: James Garner 2005: Shirley Temple 2006: Julie Andrews 2007: Charles Durning 2008: James Earl Jones 2009: Betty White 2010: Ernest Borgnine 2011: Mary Tyler Moore 2012: Dick Van Dyke 2013: Rita Moreno 2014: Debbie Reynolds 2015: Carol Burnett 2016: Lily Tomlin 2017: Morgan Freeman

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play


Arthur Kennedy
Arthur Kennedy
(1949) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1951) John Cromwell (1952) John Williams (1953) John Kerr (1954) Francis L. Sullivan
Francis L. Sullivan
(1955) Ed Begley
Ed Begley
(1956) Frank Conroy (1957) Henry Jones (1958) Charlie Ruggles
Charlie Ruggles
(1959) Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
(1960) Martin Gabel
Martin Gabel
(1961) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1962) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(1963) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1964) Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
(1965) Patrick Magee (1966) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1967) James Patterson (1968) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1969) Ken Howard
Ken Howard
(1970) Paul Sand (1971) Vincent Gardenia
Vincent Gardenia
(1972) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1973) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1974) Frank Langella
Frank Langella


Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
(1976) Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
(1977) Lester Rawlins (1978) Michael Gough (1979) David Rounds (1980) Brian Backer (1981) Zakes Mokae (1982) Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick
(1983) Joe Mantegna
Joe Mantegna
(1984) Barry Miller (1985) John Mahoney
John Mahoney
(1986) John Randolph (1987) B. D. Wong
B. D. Wong
(1988) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(1989) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1990) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1991) Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
(1992) Stephen Spinella (1993) Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
(1994) John Glover (1995) Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
(1996) Owen Teale
Owen Teale
(1997) Tom Murphy (1998) Frank Wood (1999) Roy Dotrice
Roy Dotrice


Robert Sean Leonard
Robert Sean Leonard
(2001) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2002) Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare
(2003) Brían F. O'Byrne (2004) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2005) Ian McDiarmid
Ian McDiarmid
(2006) Billy Crudup
Billy Crudup
(2007) Jim Norton (2008) Roger Robinson (2009) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2010) John Benjamin Hickey
John Benjamin Hickey
(2011) Christian Borle
Christian Borle
(2012) Courtney B. Vance
Courtney B. Vance
(2013) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2014) Richard McCabe (2015) Reed Birney (2016) Michael Aronov (2017)

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