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Ernest Borgnine

Was an American actor. His parents were Charles who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy and Anna who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, but took no real interest in acting. At age 18, after graduating from high school in New Haven, and undecided about his future career, he joined the United States Navy, where he stayed for ten years until leaving in 1945. After a few factory jobs, his mother suggested that his forceful personality could make him suitable for a career in acting, and Borgnine promptly enrolled at the Randall School of Drama in Hartford. After completing the course, he joined Robert Porterfield's famous Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia, staying there for four years, undertaking odd jobs and playing every type of role imaginable. His big break came in 1949, when he made his acting debut on Broadway playing a male nurse in "Harvey". In 1951, Borgnine moved to Los Angeles to pursue a movie career, and made his film debut as Bill Street in The Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951). His career took off in 1953 when he was cast in the role of Sergeant "Fatso" Judson in From Here to Eternity (1953). This memorable performance led to numerous supporting roles as "heavies" in a steady string of dramas and westerns. He played against type in 1955 by securing the lead role of Marty Piletti, a shy and sensitive butcher, in Marty (1955). He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance, despite strong competition from Spencer Tracy, Frank Sinatra, James Dean and James Cagney. Throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Borgnine performed memorably in such films as The Catered Affair (1956), Ice Station Zebra (1968) and Emperor of the North (1973). Between 1962 and 1966, he played Lt. Commander Quinton McHale in the popular television series McHale's Navy (1962). In early 1984, he returned to television as Dominic Santini in the action series Airwolf (1984) co-starring Jan-Michael Vincent, and in 1995, he was cast in the comedy series The Single Guy (1995) as doorman Manny Cordoba. He also appeared in several made-for-TV movies. Ernest Borgnine passed away aged 95 on July 8, 2012, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, of renal failure. He is survived by his wife Tova, their children and his younger sister Evelyn.


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Born:
Jan 24, 1917 In Hamden, Connecticut, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
135
First Appeared:
In the movie China Corsair 1951-06-12
Latest Project:
Movie Railroad to Hell: A Chinaman's Chance 2018-11-01
Known For

Ernest Borgnine Movies Filmography

Movie
Railroad to Hell: A Chinaman's Chance
Judge Holliday 2018-11-01
Movie
The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez
Rex Page 2012-04-27
Movie
Love's Christmas Journey
Nicholas 2011-11-05
Movie
The Lion of Judah
Slink (voice) 2011-06-03
Movie
Night Club
Albert 2011-04-11
Movie
Snatched
Big Frank Baum 2011-01-01
Movie
RED
Henry 2010-10-13
Movie
Another Harvest Moon
Frank 2010-10-06
Movie
The Genesis Code
Carl Taylor 2010-08-25
Movie
The Wishing Well
Big Jim 2010-01-09
Movie
Oliviero Rising
Bill 2009-02-10
Movie
Frozen Stupid
Frank Norgard 2008-08-01
Movie
Aces 'N' Eights
Thurmond Prescott 2008-03-15
Movie
Strange Wilderness
Milas 2008-02-01
Movie
A Grandpa for Christmas
Bert O'Riley 2007-11-24
Movie
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
Himself 2007-10-13
Movie
La cura del gorilla
Jerry 2006-02-02
Movie
3 Below
Grandpa 2005-01-10
Movie
The Trail to Hope Rose
Eugene 2004-01-01
Movie
Barn Red
Michael Bolini 2004-01-01
Movie
Blueberry
Rolling Star 2004-02-09
Movie
The Long Ride Home
Lucas Moat 2003-03-27
Movie
11'09''01 - September 11
Old Man (USA) 2002-09-04
Movie
The American Hobo: History of the Railriding Worker
Himself - Narrator 2002-01-01
Movie
The Kiss Of Debt
Godfather Mariano 2000-01-01
Movie
Castle Rock 
Nate 2000-01-01
Movie
The Last Great Ride
Franklin Lyle 1999-01-01
Movie
An All Dogs Christmas Carol
Carface 1998-11-17
Movie
Everyone Loves Mel
Grandpa 1998-10-10
Movie
BASEketball
Ted Denslow 1998-07-28
Movie
Small Soldiers
Kip Killagin 1998-07-10
Movie
Gattaca
Caesar 1997-09-07
Movie
McHale's Navy
Admiral Quinton McHale Sr. 1997-04-18
Movie
Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders
1996-01-01
Series
All Dogs Go To Heaven: The Series
1996-09-21
Movie
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
Carface (voice) 1996-03-29
Movie
Captiva Island
Arty 1995-01-01
Movie
Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart
1994-01-01
Movie
Veterinarian Christine
Dr. Gustav Gruber 1993-11-21
Movie
Der blaue Diamant
Hans Kroger 1993-01-01
Movie
Mistress
Himself 1992-07-24
Movie
Any Man's Death
Herr Gantz 1990-05-10
Movie
The Last Match
Coach 1990-02-01
Movie
Tides of War
Doctor 1990-01-01
Movie
Laser Mission
Prof. Braun 1989-11-01
Series
Oceano
Pedro El Triste 1989-08-20
Movie
Spike of Bensonhurst
Baldo Cacetti 1988-11-11
Movie
Skeleton Coast
Colonel Smith 1988-04-14
Movie
The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission
Gen. Sam Worden 1988-02-14
Movie
The Big Turnaround
Father Lopez 1988-01-01
Movie
Moving Target
Captain Morrison 1988-01-01
Series
Treasure Island in Outer Space
Billy Bones 1987-11-19
Movie
The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission
Gen. Sam Worden 1987-03-01
Movie
The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn
1986-03-09
Movie
The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission
Gen. Worden 1985-02-04
Movie
The Manhunt
Ben Robeson 1984-12-09
Movie
Code Name: Wild Geese
Frank Fletcher 1984-10-05
Series
The Last Days of Pompeii
Marcus 1984-05-06
Movie
Airwolf: The Movie
Dominic Santini 1984-01-22
Movie
Carpool
Mickey Doyle 1983-10-05
Movie
Young Warriors
Lt. Bob Carrigan 1983-08-28
Movie
Deadly Blessing
Isaiah Schmidt 1981-08-14
Movie
Escape from New York
Cabbie 1981-05-22
Movie
High Risk
Clint 1981-01-01
Movie
Super Fuzz
Willy Dunlop 1980-09-18
Movie
When Time Ran Out...
Det. Sgt. Tom Conti 1980-03-28
Movie
Ravagers
Rann 1979-05-01
Movie
All Quiet on the Western Front
Stanislaus Katczinsky 1979-11-14
Movie
The Double McGuffin
Firat 1979-06-01
Movie
The Black Hole
Harry Booth 1979-12-18
Movie
Convoy
Sheriff Lyle 'Cottonmouth' Wallace 1978-06-27
Movie
The Ghost of Flight 401
Dom Cimoli 1978-02-18
Movie
The Prince and the Pauper
John Canty 1977-06-03
Movie
The Greatest
Angelo Dundee 1977-05-17
Movie
Fire!
Sam Brisbane 1977-05-08
Series
Jesus of Nazareth
The Centurion 1977-01-06
Movie
Shoot
Lou 1976-05-28
Movie
Future Cop
1976-05-01
Movie
Holiday Hookers
Max 1976-01-01
Movie
Hustle
Santuro 1975-12-25
Movie
The Devil's Rain
Jonathan Corbis 1975-07-01
Movie
Sunday in the Country
Adam Smith 1974-11-22
Movie
Law and Disorder
Cy 1974-10-09
Movie
Emperor of the North Pole
Shack 1973-05-23
Movie
The Neptune Factor
Chief Diver Don MacKay 1973-08-03
Movie
Legend in Granite
Vince Lombardi 1973-12-14
Movie
The Poseidon Adventure
Mike Rogo 1972-12-13
Movie
The Boxer
Captain Perkins 1972-02-02
Movie
The Trackers
Sam Paxton 1971-12-15
Movie
Hannie Caulder
Emmett Clemens 1971-11-08
Movie
Bunny O'Hare
Bill Green - Gruenwald 1971-10-18
Movie
Willard
Al Martin 1971-07-30
Movie
Rain for a Dusty Summer
The General 1971-01-01
Movie
Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?
Sheriff Harve 1970-09-11
Movie
The Adventurers
Fat Cat 1970-03-25
Movie
A Bullet for Sandoval
Don Pedro Sandoval 1969-08-19
Movie
The Wild Bunch
Dutch Engstrom 1969-06-17
Movie
The Split
Bert Clinger 1968-11-04
Movie
Ice Station Zebra
Boris Vaslov 1968-10-23
Movie
The Legend of Lylah Clare
Barney Sheean 1968-08-21
Movie
The Dirty Dozen
Maj. Gen. Worden 1967-06-15
Movie
Chuka
Sgt. Otto Hahnsbach 1967-07-23
Movie
The Oscar
Barney Yale 1966-03-04
Movie
The Flight of the Phoenix
Trucker Cobb 1965-12-15
Movie
McHale's Navy
Lt. Commander Quinton McHale 1964-06-25
Movie
Black City
Peppino Navarra 1961-09-16
Movie
Go Naked In The World
Pete Stratton 1961-03-10
Movie
The Last Judgment
Pickpocket 1961-10-26
Movie
Seduction Of The South
Sante Carbone 1961-12-16
Movie
Barabbas
Lucius 1961-12-23
Movie
Pay or Die!
Police Lt. Joseph Petrosino 1960-07-27
Movie
Man on a String
Boris Mitrov 1960-05-20
Movie
Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
Roo 1959-12-01
Movie
The Rabbit Trap
Eddie Colt 1959-06-01
Movie
Torpedo Run
Lt. Archer 'Archie' Sloan 1958-10-24
Movie
The Badlanders
John McBain 1958-09-03
Movie
The Vikings
Ragnar 1958-06-28
Movie
Jubal
Shep Horgan 1956-04-06
Movie
The Catered Affair
Tom Hurley 1956-06-14
Movie
Three Brave Men
Bernard F. Goldsmith 1956-12-01
Movie
The Last Command
Mike Radin 1955-08-03
Movie
Run for Cover
Morgan 1955-04-29
Movie
Marty
Marty Piletti 1955-04-11
Movie
Violent Saturday
Stadt, Amish Farmer 1955-04-01
Movie
Bad Day at Black Rock
Coley Trimble 1955-01-13
Movie
The Square Jungle
Bernie Browne 1955-01-01
Movie
Vera Cruz
Donnegan 1954-12-25
Movie
The Bounty Hunter
Bill Rachin 1954-09-25
Movie
Demetrius and the Gladiators
Strabo 1954-06-16
Movie
Johnny Guitar
Bart Lonergan 1954-05-26
Movie
From Here to Eternity
Sgt. James R. 'Fatso' Judson 1953-08-28
Movie
The Stranger Wore a Gun
Bull Slager 1953-07-30
Movie
The Mob
Joe Castro 1951-09-07
Movie
The Whistle at Eaton Falls
Bill Street 1951-08-02
Movie
China Corsair
Hu Chang 1951-06-12