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Ermes Effron Borgnino was born on 24 January 1917, in Hamden, Connecticut USA, of Italian descent. Ernest was an actor, known from appearing in films and television series for over six decades during his career. He had award winning performances in “Marty”, “McHale’s Navy” and “Airwolf”; all his efforts helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing in 2012.

How rich was Ernest Borgnine? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that was at $15 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. Aside from film and television, Borgnine was also known to perform on stage and did voice work; previously he served in the US Navy. All of these ensured the position of his wealth.

Ernest Borgnine Net Worth $15 Million Dollars

When he was two years old, Ernest’s parents separated and he lived with his mother in Italy for a few years. Eventually the family reconciled and settled in New Haven, where he would attend James Hillhouse High School. Around this time, he had no intention of pursuing a career in acting, and mostly played sports. After high school, he enlisted and served aboard the destroyer USS Lamberton until 1941, but then in 1942 after the attack on Pearl Harbor, he re-enlisted, and served on an anti-submarine warship and was eventually honourably discharged in 1945. He received numerous awards during his time with the Navy and achieved the rank of gunner’s mate 1st class.

After he got home, he tried working at a factory but it didn’t suit him. His mother suggested he tried acting on stage which he did, studying at Barter Theatre and eventually landing his first role in a production of “State of the Union”. He started to gain recognition, and appeared in “The Glass Menagerie”, before travelling to New York for the play “Harvey”. Borgnine was then cast in the film “The Whistle at Eaton Falls”, but in the same year deciding to move to Los Angeles, subsequently appearing in the film “From Here to Eternity” alongside Frank Sinatra. His net worth was now well established.

Ernest played a lot of villains in various films such as “Vera Cruz” and “Johnny Guitar”. In 1955, he starred in the film “Marty”, which won him an Academy Award. He would gain a significant amount of popularity, and his net worth also started to increase significantly. He then continued by appearing in films such as “The Flight of the Phoenix”, “The Dirty Dozen”, “Convoy”, and “Escape from New York”.

His first television role was in “Captain Video and His Video Rangers” in 1951. Since then, he would be cast for various shows such as “Laramie”, “Magnum, P.I.”, “Murder, She Wrote”, “Walker, Texas Ranger” and “Home Improvement”. He also appeared in the final two episodes of “ER” at the age of 92, earning him an Emmy nomination.

Probably the most successful TV show that Borgnine became a part of was entitled “McHale’s Navy” from 1962-66. One of the reasons for the success of the show is due to the fact that he served in the Navy during his youth. He received an Emmy nomination for the show in 1963 and the show would continue until its eventual cancellation due to low viewership.

In 1996, Ernest toured the United States and made a documentary “Ernest Borgnine on the Bus”. He then tried his hand at voice acting, becoming the elderly superhero Mermaid Man for the cartoon “SpongeBob SquarePants”. He also appeared in an episode of “The Simpsons”, along with several commercials.

Borgnine’s career spanned appearances in almost 150 films, and over 30 TV productions – he was always in demand, partly because of his versatility in playing varying roles.

For his personal life,Ernest married five times – his first wife was Rhoda Kemins from 1949 to 1958 and they had a daughter. He was married to actress Katy Jurado from 1959 to 1963 and was also married to singer Ethel Merman for just 32 days in 1964. He then married Donna Rancourt in 1965, which lasted until 1972, and they had three children. His fifth marriage was to Tova Traesnaes 1973, which lasted until his death. In 2012, Borgnine passed away at the age of 95 due to kidney failure.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut, U.S.
Death date: 2012-07-08 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Profession:American film and television actor
Education:James Hillhouse High School, Barter Theatre
Nationality:American
Spouse:Tova Traesnaes (m. 1973-2012 (m. 1973-2012), his death), Donna Rancourt, Ethel Merman, Katy Jurado, Rhoda Kemins
Children:Cris Borgnine, Nancee Borgnine, Sharon Borgnine, Diana Rancourt-Borgnine
Awards:Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominations:BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, National Board of Review Award for Best Actor, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor
Movies:"All Quiet on the Western Front" (1979), "A Grandpa for Christmas" (2007), "Spike of Bensonhurst" (1988), "Pay "Marty" (1955)
TV shows:"McHale's Navy" (1962-1966), "Airwolf" (1984-1987), "SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge" (1999-2012)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He returned to Hamden, Connecticut, in 1971, for a reunion and spent hours visiting familiar sites and reminiscing with town residents.
2His family had a garden in the backyard and Borgnine recalled the hours he spent working there with great fondness. His mother oversaw the gardening so that it included vegetables to eat and flowers for the kitchen table. Borgnine recalled that the garden grew larger and the vegetables it yielded became more central to the family's meals after the stock market crashed in 1929. He so took to working the soil that he signed on at a nearby farm picking peaches and apples.
3He was most widely known to be a social butterfly.
4Though he was in all 3 sequels to The Dirty Dozen (1967), he was not in the sequel to McHale's Navy (1964) made the following year McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force (1965). In later years he told interviewers that he never got a clear explanation why the movie had been made without him despite the original's box office success and that he was amazed that he hadn't even been asked to appear in it, saying that theatre owners criticized him, thinking he had refused to do the movie. Theories as to why he wasn't asked include the fact that Universal and producer Edward Montagne wanted to keep the production's budget low as well as develop Joe Flynn and Tim Conway into a starring team for a theatrical movie franchise the way Montagne would eventually do with Don Knotts in the years to come. Ernest Borgnine would shrug this setback off very fast and accept one of the main roles in the all star Robert Aldrich production The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), would go on and star in the tv series' 1965-66 final season and decades later be the only original McHale's cast member included in the remake/sequel McHale's Navy (1997).
5He was considered for the role of Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972) before Marlon Brando was cast.
6One of his greatest hobbies was stamp collecting. He started as a boy collecting stamps and never settled on any issue or specialization; he did have an extensive collection of Russian and Cuban stamps collected during the Cold War period. He would go on to become a member of the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC) from September 1975 through January 1984 and in 1978 starred in public service announcements in print and television for the US Postal Service, promoting their "50th Anniversary Year of Talking Pictures" and "Surrender at Saratoga" Commemoratives. He admitted in later years that because of his work and traveling he gradually let his collecting go but would always in the years that followed promote the art of stamp collecting at every opportunity.
7His wife Donna was a stand-in for Yvonne De Carlo in The Munsters (1964). Her brother was the stuntman Phil Adams.
8Although he played Kirk Douglas' father in The Vikings (1958), he was six weeks his junior in real life. He also played Tony Curtis' father in the same film in spite of being only eight years his senior.
9Longtime friend of Adam West.
10He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: From Here to Eternity (1953) and Marty (1955).
11His younger sister, Evelyn Borgnine Velardi, lived in San Bernardino, California.
12His grandfather had been the financial adviser to King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy.
13Had attended Yale University, where he majored in math, and hated it, therefore, he transferred to the Randall School of Dramatic Arts in Hartford, Connecticut, who went on the GI Bill of Rights.
14Though he occasionally feuded with Mickey Rooney, they were also great friends and worked together many times over the years, notably in Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart (1994), the movie's screenplay written by Mickey Rooney, and Night Club (2011). In Hollywood on the evening of July 9 2012 was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the filming of It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) hosted by Billy Crystal featuring many of the movie's cast and crew. Ernest Borgnine had passed away the day before and Mickey Rooney went on stage that evening, mentioned this fact and asked the audience for a moments silence in remembrance. This event was filmed and later released as The Last 70mm Film Festival (2014).
15Was the longtime friend of Henry Colman. Borgnine met him at a stage theater in Abington, Virginia.
16His parents legally changed his name from Ermes Effron Borgnino to Ernest Borgnine, to alternate different last letters of his name.
17At age 91 he wrote an autobiography, "Ernie", which is a loose, conversational recollection of highlights from his acting career and notable events from his personal life.
18On McHale's Navy (1962), his character spoke Italian, as Borgnine did in real-life.
19Was friends with McHale's Navy (1962) castmate Gavin MacLeod for 50 years, from 1962-2012.
20Borgnine was named the Veterans Foundation's Veteran of the Year. [7 December 2000].
21His mother, Anna (Boselli) Borgnine, wanted him to be named after Hermes from Greek mythology. His father, Charles Borgnino, wanted his son to be named Effron.
22He took and graduated from acting studies, auditioned, and was accepted as an intern to the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia. The theater got its name from the director's practice of allowing audiences to barter produce for admission during the cash-lean years of the Great Depression.
23In 1997, he was the commencement speaker at Lakeland College, and received an honorary doctorate in humane letters in recognition of his distinguished acting career.
24Almost a year after his death his sister, Evelyn Borgnine Velardi, died in 2013, just 17 days short of what would've been her 88th birthday.
25Was physically healthy and physically active until his death at age 95.
26Until 1962, he was a heavy smoker. He quit that year, and became a militant anti-smoker.
27In 1962, he was the last actor to have joined the ranks of other sitcom male lead stars, such as John Forsythe, Andy Griffith, Danny Thomas, Alan Young, Robert Young, Fred MacMurray and Buddy Ebsen (whose sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), debuted just two weeks before Borgnine's) to star in his own popular sitcom, McHale's Navy (1962).
28Resided in Los Angeles, CA, for over 60 years, from 1951-2012.
29In 1996 Borgnine toured the US on a bus to meet his fans and see the country. The trip was the subject of a 1997 documentary, Ernest Borgnine on the Bus (1997).
30Long lives ran in his family.
31In 2000 he received his 50-year pin as a Freemason in Abingdon Lodge #48, Abingdon, VA.
32Survived by 4 children, 1 wife and 1 sister.
33He returned to his parents' house in Connecticut after his Navy discharge without a job to go back to and no direction.
34According to The Single Guy (1995) series' lead, Jonathan Silverman, Borgnine came to work with more energy and passion than all other stars combined. He was the first person to arrive on the set every day and the last to leave.
35His parents separated when he was two years old, and he and his mother lived in Italy for about 4-1/2 years.
36While resting between takes in his dressing room during the filming of Three Brave Men (1956) on the Twentieth Century-Fox lot, he received a visit from Tom Parker, the manager of Elvis Presley, presenting him with an armful of Elvis records. Elvis had heard of Ernest defending his singing while making his acting debut in Love Me Tender (1956), also filming on another soundstage on the lot--Elvis had sent the records over in appreciation but was too shy to present them himself, never getting past the dressing room door. Ernest said, "Well, we'll have to do something about that", telling Parker to make sure Elvis stopped by the following day. When Elvis eventually did come by, he could hear his record "Hound Dog" blaring out from the room and painted on the dressing room door were the words "Elvis Borgnine".
37After the success of RED (2010), his final Hollywood studio film, he always held out hope he'd be around to reprise his role as Henry the records keeper in the 2013 sequel. When interviewed in April 2012, he mentioned there was talk about it over the years and made one request to the producers: "I told them if they do it, I want to carry a gun this time". He kept in touch with screenwriters Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber and, in the end, would have had a major role in a sequence at the start of the movie. When he passed away three months prior to the start of production, his scenes were reconfigured and would feature an uncredited Titus Welliver.
38He was one of the few overseas guests to be invited twice to Australia's main television industry awards, the TV Week Logie Awards, in March 1982 and March 1990, both ceremonies held in Melbourne.
39Acting mentor and friend of Tim Conway.
40On McHale's Navy (1962) he played a US Navy officer; in real life, Borgnine had been a Navy NCO.
41Attended his best friend's Michael Landon's funeral in 1991.
42Celebrated his 90th birthday at a local bistro in West Hollywood, CA, in 2007. Among the guests were Tim Conway; his wife, Tova Borgnine; Dennis Farina; Army Archerd; Andy Granatelli' Bo Hopkins; Burt Young; Steven Bauer; his son, Cris Borgnine; his grandson, Anthony Borgnine; Debbie Reynolds; Connie Stevens; Larry Manetti; and Don Rickles, among many others.
43His parents were Charles B. Borgnino and Anna (Boselli) Borgnine, who was an Italian countess.
44His family moved to New Haven, CT, in 1923 when he was six.
45His parents were immigrants from Italy.
46Ernest Borgnine passed away on July 8, 2012. Just before his death, he appeared in his final film: The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez (2012).
47Graduated from James Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Connecticut in 1935.
48His idols when he was very young were Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey.
49Was the producers' first choice for the lead role in McHale's Navy (1962).
50Guest starred in the last two episodes of the medical drama ER (1994).
51In a video interview on the Screen Actors Guild website, in association with his 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, he was asked by members of Facebook what actor he would have loved to have worked with, but hadn't until that time. He mentioned only one: Peter O'Toole, stating he'd been friends with him for years and that O'Toole had a wonderful attitude he'd always admired. On July 10, 2012, two days after Ernest Borgnine's death, Peter O'Toole announced his retirement from acting.
52He was the only movie star to appear in 3D movies from both the Golden Age in the 1950s (The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953) and The Bounty Hunter (1954)) and the format's revival in the 2010s (one his last movies, The Lion of Judah (2011)).
53Ernest Borgnine passed away on July 8, 2012, at age 95, and within three months of four other television legends, who were also born in 1917, either aged 94 or 95: Ann Rutherford, Celeste Holm, Phyllis Diller and Herbert Lom; and only five days after Andy Griffith, born in 1926.
54He was one of the main influences for George Lucas in creating the character Dexter Jettster for Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002).
55Borgnine's film career spanned 61 years, from 1951 through to 2012, his first leading role was his Oscar winning performance in Marty (1955), his last leading role was at age 95 in The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez (2012).
56Upon his death, he was cremated and his ashes given to his family.
57He once said he was considering making the navy a career, and his mother talked him into becoming an actor.
58Alongside Norman Lloyd, William Daniels, Angela Lansbury, Mickey Rooney, Betty White, Dick Van Dyke, Edward Asner, Celeste Holm, Christopher Lee, Adam West, Marla Gibbs, William Shatner, Larry Hagman, Florence Henderson, Shirley Jones and Alan Alda, Borgnine was one of the few screen actors who lived into their 80s and/or 90s without ever either retiring from acting or having stopped getting work.
59He was to have played the lead in the first feature film ever directed by Ridley Scott. It was to be a Canadian heist movie titled "Ronnie and Leo", co-starring Michael York and was to have been filmed in August 1974. Both stars were attached to the project along with nearly $1.7 million in financing and the picture actually came close to being made, but in the end it fell through.
60He won the 1955 Academy Award as Best Actor for Marty (1955), his first and only nomination for an Oscar. He was also nominated, and won, the Golden Globe, BAFTA (British Academy), National Board of Review and New York Film Critics Circle Awards for the same role. All were not only his first win, but his first and only nominations as lead actor in a theatrical film.
61Was billed to star in Lightning, the White Stallion (1986), according to a 1984 Cannon Group publicity brochure and starring opposite Michael Winslow in the police comedy "Crimebusters", to have been released in 2008. Later that year he was part of the cast of a supernatural western in development, "Death Keeps Coming" co-starring Stella Stevens and Tony Tarantino.
62Tortilla Flats, a restaurant in New York City, has had an obsession with him Borgnine since the mid-'80s. A booth is completely covered in his photos, and they have a yearly "Ernest Borgnine Night". Staff members are put through rigorous Borgnine trivia training when hired. While he had no involvement in the restaurant, he made occasional visits, and wore one of their shirts when filming Captiva Island (1995).
63Winner of the Best Actor Award for Night Club (2011) at the 6th Annual Staten Island Film Festival on June 12, 2011, the Golden Door International Film Festival on October 16, 2011 and his final acting honor, Best Actor for The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez (2012) at the Newport Beach Film Festival on May 9, 2012.
64Father-in-law of Kim Borgnine.
65Was presented with the Screen Actors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award in January 2011 by Morgan Freeman and Tim Conway.
66Before he was a successful actor, he worked in a variety of factory and warehousing jobs.
67Was an active Republican.
68Was very good friends with: Robert Fuller, John Smith, Alex Cord, John McIntire, Robert Horton, Shirley Jones, Angela Lansbury, John Forsythe, Jane Wyman, Gavin MacLeod, Adam West, Brian Keith, Eddie Albert, Michael Landon, Danny Thomas, Telly Savalas, Karl Malden, Carroll O'Connor, Mickey Rooney, Carl Ballantine, Bob Hastings, John Wayne, Anthony Quinn, Jack Elam, Joan Rivers, Leonard Nimoy, Tony Curtis, William Holden, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Robert Conrad, Larry Manetti, Joe Mantegna, Lisa Rinna, Robert Aldrich, Charlton Heston, George Kennedy, Angie Dickinson, Don Rickles, Lee Marvin, Montgomery Clift, Robert Mitchum, Christopher Lee, A.C. Lyles, Red Buttons, Bob Herron, Marty Allen, Bo Hopkins, Barbara Eden, Della Reese, Julie Adams, Piper Laurie, Tippi Hedren, Beverly Garland and George Lindsey.
69His mother, Anna Borgnine, died in 1949, after a long battle against tuberculosis, just days before his first wedding.
70For 30 years, between 1972 and 2002, he marched in Milwaukee's annual Great Circus Parade as the "Grand Clown".
71His fifth wife, Tova Borgnine, was almost 25 years his junior.
72Remained good friends with Tim Conway during and after McHale's Navy (1962).
73According to his autobiography, "Ernie", he only has three children: Nancee Borgnine, from his first wife, Rhoda Kemins, and Sharon Borgnine and Cris Borgnine from his wife, Donna Rancourt.
74His second ex-wife Katy Jurado, died in 2002. He referred to her as "beautiful, but a tiger".
75He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6324 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
76His former McHale's Navy (1962) co-star, Tim Conway, was reunited with him in having a recurring role on SpongeBob SquarePants (1999), on separate episodes of each show.
77Lived in the same Beverly Hills, California home that he bought in 1965.
78Best known by the public for his starring role as the title character in McHale's Navy (1962).
79He was the only actor to star in all four "Dirty Dozen" films.
80In 2007 he became the first male Oscar winner for Best Actor to still be alive on his 90th birthday, and in 2012 became the first male Oscar winner for Best Actor to still be alive (and working) on his 95th birthday.
81He received California's highest civilian honor, the California Commendation Medal. It was presented to him on the set of A Grandpa for Christmas (2007) by Maj. Gen. William H. Wade II, Adjutant General and Commander of the California National Guard, for a lifetime of exceptionally meritorious service as well as recognizing Borgnine's "heartfelt advocacy on behalf of military personnel and veterans on many fronts, including the California National Guard". [5 February 2007].
82He was given a standing ovation when introduced at the National Italian American Foundation's salute to the Academy Awards, which was celebrating 78 years of Italian-American Oscar winners and nominees. Former Motion Picture Producers Association of America chief Jack Valenti co-chaired the dinner, and Italian-Americans in attendance included Connie Stevens, Dom DeLuise, Robert Loggia and Al Martino as well as Italian actor Franco Nero. [3 March 2006].
83Made a special Academy Awards appearance in 1998, at the The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998), and in 2005 at the The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) and participated in the Oscar Winners Tribute sequence along with other Academy Award winners.
84Father of Sharon Borgnine (born August 5th 1965), Cris Borgnine (born August 9th 1969) and Diana Rancourt-Borgnine (born December 29th 1970) with Donna Rancourt. Daughter Nancee Borgnine (aka Gina Kemins-Borgnine) (born August 18th 1952) with Rhoda Kemins.
85Twice-wed Borgnine married thrice-wed Broadway diva Ethel Merman in 1964. Their marriage was dissolved after 32 days. They had announced their impending nuptials at the legendary New York night spot P.J. Clarke's, but Borgnine, who was riding high as the star of McHale's Navy (1962) at the time, said the marriage began unraveling on their honeymoon, when he received more fan attention than she did. The competitive Merman was left seething. "By the time we got home, it was hell on earth," Borgnine recalled in a 2001 interview. "And after 32 days I said to her, 'Madam, bye.'" Borgnine went on to marry a third time, but Merman remained single after her divorce. In her 1978 biography, she devoted a chapter of her autobiography to the marriage: It consisted of one blank page.
86Former member of the Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC).
87His car licence plate is BORG9.
88Referenced in 'Weird Al' Yankovic's song "Your Horoscope for Today".
89Spoke fluent Italian.
90While on location in Mexico filming Vera Cruz (1954), he and fellow cast member Charles Bronson found themselves with some extra time on their hands and decided to go to the nearest town to get some cigarettes. Still in full costume -- including bandoliers and pistols -- they mounted their horses and headed out. Along the way they were spotted by a truckful of Mexican "federales" -- federal police -- who mistook them for bandits and held them at gunpoint until their identities could be verified.
91He was made an honorary United States Navy Chief Petty Officer by Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Terry Scott on October 15, 2004. He served in the United States Navy for ten years from 1935-1945 and left the service as a Gunner's Mate 1st Class.
92Had the distinction of appearing in more of the 100 Most Enjoyably Awful Movies of All Time as listed in Razzie Award-founder John Wilson's book "The Official Razzie Movie Guide" than any other actor -- A total of four: The Adventurers (1970), The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)The Oscar (1966), and The Poseidon Adventure (1972).
93Was a Master Mason and had been elevated to the 33rd Degree in Scottish Rite.
94Was an active Freemason and had been the Honorary Chairman of the Scottish Rite RiteCare Program, which sponsors 175 Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinics, Centers, and Programs nationwide.
95Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1996.
96Had periodically performed as the "Grand Clown" for The Great Circus Parade in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, since the 1970s.
97He auditioned for the lead role in Marty (1955) while shooting Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) in Lone Pine, California.
98Was the very first "center square" on The Hollywood Squares (1965) (during its premiere week in October 1966).
99Had both knees replaced. [1999]
100Involved in an air crash in 1996.
101There is an instrumental techno track called "Theme from Ernest Borgnine" by the artist Squarepusher on the album "Feed Me Weird Things" (1996, Rephlex Records UK).
102He spent 10 years in the United States Navy prior to acting.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Marty (1955)$5,000
From Here to Eternity (1953)$700 a week


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Gap between his two front teeth.
2Machiavellian eyebrows.
3Gruff, but gentle voice.
4Frequently played villainous roles.
5The role of Mermaid Man in SpongeBob SquarePants (1999).


Quotes

#Quote
1Please, for heaven's sake, if anybody lives next to a hospital, a veteran's hospital or something, take a half-hour, take an hour, take two hours, and go down there and visit our veterans. They would love to see you. Bring 'em flowers or something. Just to say hello. Believe me, they're hungry for people to come and see them . . . we owe freedom and opportunity to them. It's the least we can do.
2[In 1972] I think we all have the urge to be a clown, whether we know it or not. The clown we see is a fascinating person, expressing pathos, poignancy, joie de vivre. It's an opportunity to express one's innermost feelings while hiding behind a mask.
3[in 1966 about his reputation for being temperamental] Yes, I'm a hot-tempered Italian, but I don't think I am ever unfair or unjust.
4[in 1965 of his off-camera feud with McHale's Navy (1962) producer Edward Montagne] When Universal told me that [he] was not going to produce but direct the movie, I told them that my price would be triple. So, they made a story about "McHale's Navy" without "McHale".
5[In 1973, about being under contract to a studio] No, thanks. I was under contract once, to Hecht-Hill-Lancaster. It cost me $500,000 to get out of it.
6I don't care whether a part is 10 minutes long, or two hours, and I don't care whether my name is up there on top, either. Matter of fact, I'd rather have somebody else get top billing; then if the picture bombs, he gets the blame, not me.
7Everybody says all you have to do is get a television show that will last three years and you can retire. Lemme tell you something, I was in McHale's Navy (1962) for four years and I owned a third of the show.
8McHale [his character on McHale's Navy (1962)] was always trying to put one over on the captain. Sam Hill [his character in Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster? (1971)] isn't trying to put one over on anybody. He's a man who takes no guff from anyone. He can get disorderly when faced with trials and tribulations. When he does wrong, he admits it. People can see themselves in this character.
9[In 1971, promoting Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster? (1971)] Research is a crock. All the necessary research is done by the author. Why should I do the research on his research? The only thing I did was bring my characterization to Cook [director Fielder Cook] and then we worked on it. Sam Hill is a good, likable guy, but you can also get mad at him. The character should have a controversial quality.
10[on why he wanted to star in McHale's Navy (1962)] Theater business was disappearing and so were night clubs, which I don't like to play anyway because they keep me up too late. There were TV guest shots, but how many times can you play Ed Sullivan? My biggest pay was from industrial shows, but they don't come along too often.
11I've got to treat my throat like a broken leg and let it get strong again. My shouting and "har de har har" days are over.
12[In 1963] Somebody said there was no such as small roles; only small actors. I think it was Mickey Rooney. Anyway, it ain't true.
13[In 1962] In 1941 I quit the Navy to go to work in a factory in New Haven, Connecticut . . . 1941, what a year to quit the Navy. I was back in a few months. In the beginning, we had only three boats patrolling the entire Atlantic Coast and I was on one of them. Then they sent me to Hollywood, Florida. I was assigned to a PY, patrol yacht. The PY was a converted yacht, the S.S. Intrepid. It used to be owned by the Murphy who invented Murphy beds. He took it to Europe and all over before the war. You should have seen what the Navy did to it!
14[on his popularity while playing the 40-something Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale on McHale's Navy (1962)] It's not exactly the Navy I remember. I don't think we could have won the war if we'd had one like this. But it's a lot more laughs.
15I think you have to keep going. Otherwise, you know these fellas that say, "Boy I can't wait to retire. Boy, I'm going to be 65 years old, and I'm retiring and I'm quitting and that's it." Well, two weeks later they're saying to themselves, "What the hell am I gonna do?" And first thing you know they find themselves in a wheelchair or in a rocking chair going back and forth, back and forth, and that's the end of it. And suddenly you're dead.
16[reflecting on Paul Newman's passing] What can you possibly say about such a wonderful, dedicated man? He was a great guy. I feel he is much better off, God bless him, I feel so sorry for his wife, Joanne Woodward, who is just the most lovely person, too. But, hey, he left his mark, God bless him, and you can't say no more than that, by golly. He left not only that, but he left a wonderful thing that he'd been doing for everyone--I mean, donating all his money from different things that he's done to help children.
17[on drugs] No, I've never done anything. At least, not to my knowledge. I once took a bunch of goofballs by accident. They looked like candy. They were in a little bowl at a party. I grabbed a hand full and went to town. That was some New Year's Eve. I didn't have a coherent thought 'til February.
18[on his marriage to Ethel Merman] Biggest mistake of my life. I thought I was marrying Rosemary Clooney.
19I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. I'm glad we sent the men off to war. They came back with a sense of responsibility and respect. We should have grabbed the women, given them a bath, put a chastity belt on them, and put them in secretary school.
20[on the womens rights movement] They tried it the wrong way. You can't expect anyone to take you seriously if you burn your undies and tell me I'm a pig. That's why it failed. Too many ugly broads telling me that they don't want to sleep with me. Who wanted you anyway?
21I like my women a little big. Natural. Now, they shave this and wax that. It's not right. I love natural women. Big women. This trend in women has to go. Bulemia, anorexia. That's just wrong. You know what will cure that? My special sticky buns. One lick of my sticky buns and your appetite will come right back.
22Where can we find the great actors we had yesteryear, guys like Spencer Tracy and Gary Cooper and Edward G. Robinson? You know, I was talking to Lee Marvin the other day and we agreed that we were the last of a breed. We're the last who had the opportunity of working with these fine actors. I feel very humble. It makes me feel that I've got to try that bit harder.
23Robert Ryan was a craftsman from start to finish. He was an actor first, a star second.
24[on his $5,000 salary for playing the eponymous lead in Marty (1955), which won him a Best Actor Oscar] . . . I would have done it for nothing.
25[on Brokeback Mountain (2005)] I didn't see it and I don't care to see it . . . If John Wayne were alive, he'd be rolling over in his grave.
26Ever since they opened the floodgates with Clark Gable saying, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn", somebody's ears pricked up and said, "Oh boy, here we go!". Writers used to make such wonderful pictures without all that swearing, all that cursing. And now it seems that you can't say three words without cursing. And I don't think that's right.
27Everything I do has a moral to it. Yes, I've been in films that have had shootings. I made The Wild Bunch (1969), which was the beginning of the splattering of blood and everything else. But there was a moral behind it. The moral was that, by golly, bad guys got it. That was it. Yeah.
28The trick is not to become somebody else. You become somebody else when you're in front of a camera or when you're on stage. There are some people who carry it all the time. That, to me, is not acting. What you've gotta do is find out what the writer wrote about and put it into your mind. This is acting. Not going out and researching what the writer has already written. This is crazy!
29Spencer Tracy was the first actor I've seen who could just look down into the dirt and command a scene. He played a set-up with Robert Ryan that way [in Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)]. He's looking down at the road and then he looks at Ryan at just the precise, right minute. I tell you, Rob could've stood on his head and zipped open his fly and the scene would've still been Mr. Tracy's.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Achievement AwardNewport Beach Film FestivalOutstanding Achievement in ActingThe Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez (2012)
2011Award of ExcellenceAccolade CompetitionLeading ActorNight Club (2011)
2011Festival AwardGolden Door International Film Festival of Jersey CityBest ActorNight Club (2011)
2011Jury PrizeLong Island Film FestivalFrank Currier Actor's AwardNight Club (2011)
2011Life Achievement AwardScreen Actors Guild Awards
2011Festival AwardSINY Film Festival (Staten Island New York)Best ActorNight Club (2011)
2009Special Tribute AwardAlmería International Short Film Festival
2009Lifetime Achievement AwardRhode Island International Film Festival
1997King Vidor Memorial AwardSan Luis Obispo International Film Festival
1985Golden BootGolden Boot Awards
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6324 Hollywood Blvd.
1959PrizeLocarno International Film FestivalBest ActorThe Rabbit Trap (1959)
1956OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleMarty (1955)
1956Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor - DramaMarty (1955)
1956BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Foreign ActorMarty (1955)
1955NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActorMarty (1955)
1955NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorMarty (1955)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
2009OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
2008Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionA Grandpa for Christmas (2007)
2005TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite Airborne Character(s)Airwolf (1984)
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in an Animated ProgramAll Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series (1996)
1989Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleSpike of Bensonhurst (1988)
1982Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorDeadly Blessing (1981)
1980Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a SpecialAll Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
1963Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Series (Lead)McHale's Navy (1962)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1961Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Action PerformancePay or Die (1960)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Airwolf1984-1986TV SeriesDominic Santini
Alice in Wonderland1985TV MovieThe Lion
The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission1985TV MovieGen. Worden
The Manhunt1984Ben Robeson
Love Leads the Way: A True Story1984TV MovieSen. Brighton
Geheimcode Wildgänse1984Fletcher
The Last Days of Pompeii1984TV Mini-SeriesMarcus
Airwolf1984TV MovieDominic
Masquerade1983TV SeriesJerry
Carpool1983TV MovieMickey Doyle
Young Warriors1983Lt. Bob Carrigan
Blood Feud1983TV MovieJ. Edgar Hoover
Matt Houston1983TV SeriesBuster Ryan
Magnum, P.I.1982TV SeriesEarl Gianelli / 'Mr. White Death'
The Love Boat1982TV SeriesDominic Rosselli
Deadly Blessing1981Isaiah Schmidt
Escape from New York1981Cabbie
High Risk1981Clint
Super Fuzz1980Sgt. Willy Dunlop
When Time Ran Out...1980Tom Conti
The Black Hole1979Harry Booth
All Quiet on the Western Front1979TV MovieStanislaus Katczinsky
The Double McGuffin1979Firat
Ravagers1979Rann
Convoy1978Sheriff Lyle 'Cottonmouth' Wallace
Cops and Robin1978TV MovieJoe Cleaver
The Ghost of Flight 4011978TV MovieDom Cimoli
Crossed Swords1977John Canty
The Greatest1977Angelo Dundee
Fire1977TV MovieSam Brisbane
Future Cop1976-1977TV SeriesOfficer Joe Cleaver
Jesus of Nazareth1977TV Mini-SeriesThe Centurion
Shoot1976Lou
Holiday Hookers1976Max
Hustle1975Santoro
The Devil's Rain1975Jonathan Corbis
Little House on the Prairie1974TV SeriesJonathan
Sunday in the Country1974Adam Smith
Law and Disorder1974Cy
Twice in a Lifetime1974TV MovieVince Boselli
Legend in Granite1973TV MovieVince Lombardi
The Neptune Factor1973Chief Diver Don MacKay
Emperor of the North1973Shack
The Poseidon Adventure1972Rogo
The Revengers1972Hoop
Ripped-Off1972Captain Perkins
Rain for a Dusty Summer1971The General
The Trackers1971TV MovieSam Paxton
Hannie Caulder1971Emmett Clemens
Bunny O'Hare1971Bill Green - Gruenwald
Willard1971Al Martin
Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster?1971TV MovieDeputy Sam Hill
Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?1970Sheriff Harve
The Adventurers1970Fat Cat
A Bullet for Sandoval1969Don Pedro Sandoval
The Wild Bunch1969Dutch Engstrom
Ice Station Zebra1968Boris Vaslov
The Split1968Bert Clinger
The Legend of Lylah Clare1968Barney Sheean
Get Smart1968TV SeriesTV Viewer
The Dirty Dozen1967Gen. Worden
Chuka1967Sgt. Otto Hahnsbach
Run for Your Life1966TV SeriesHarry Martin
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1966TV SeriesMelvin Freebie
McHale's Navy1962-1966TV SeriesLt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale
The Oscar1966Barney Yale
The Flight of the Phoenix1965Trucker Cobb
McHale's Navy1964Lt. Commander Quinton McHale
General Electric Theater1961-1962TV SeriesMajor David Orlovsky / Matty Moran
Alcoa Premiere1962TV SeriesMacHale
Barabbas1961Lucius
I briganti italiani1961Sante Carbone
The Last Judgment1961Pickpocket
Il re di Poggioreale1961Peppino Navarra
The Blue Angels1961TV Series
Go Naked in the World1961Pete Stratton
Wagon Train1957-1961TV SeriesWilly Moran / Earl Packer / Estaban Zamora
Laramie1959-1960TV SeriesBoone Caudie / Major Prescott
Zane Grey Theater1957-1960TV SeriesWillie / Big Jim Morrison
Pay or Die1960Police Lt. Joseph Petrosino
Man on a String1960Boris Mitrov
Season of Passion1959Roo
The Rabbit Trap1959Eddie Colt
Torpedo Run1958Lt. Archer 'Archie' Sloan
The Badlanders1958John 'Mac' McBain
The Vikings1958Ragnar
Schlitz Playhouse1958TV SeriesHully Brown
Navy Log1957TV SeriesHost
The O. Henry Playhouse1957TV Series
Three Brave Men1956Bernard F. 'Bernie' Goldsmith
The Best Things in Life Are Free1956Lew Brown
The Catered Affair1956Tom Hurley
Jubal1956Shep Horgan
The Square Jungle1955Bernie Browne
The Last Command1955Mike Radin
Run for Cover1955Morgan
Violent Saturday1955Stadt, Amish Farmer
Marty1955Marty Piletti
Fireside Theatre1955TV Series
Bad Day at Black Rock1955Coley Trimble
Vera Cruz1954Donnegan
The Bounty Hunter1954Bill Rachin
Waterfront1954TV SeriesJack Bannion
Demetrius and the Gladiators1954Strabo
Johnny Guitar1954Bart Lonergan
The Ford Television Theatre1954TV SeriesGus White
Make Room for Daddy1954TV SeriesCop
The Lone Wolf1954TV SeriesSaks
From Here to Eternity1953Sgt. 'Fatso' Judson
The Stranger Wore a Gun1953Bull Slager
Treasure of the Golden Condor1953Bit part
Short Short Dramas1953TV Series
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1951-1952TV SeriesMathew O'Rourke
Shadow of the Cloak1951TV Series
Goodyear Playhouse1951TV SeriesSgt. Lenahan
The Mob1951Joe Castro
Captain Video and His Video Rangers1951TV SeriesNargola
The Whistle at Eaton Falls1951Bill Street
China Corsair1951Hu Chang
SpongeBob SquarePants1999-2012TV SeriesMermaid Man Mermaidman MermaidMan ...
The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez2012Rex Page
Snatched2011Big Frank Baum
Love's Christmas Journey2011TV MovieNicholas
The Lion of Judah2011Slink (voice)
Night Club2011Albert
Another Harvest Moon2010Frank
RED2010Henry, The Records Keeper
The Genesis Code2010Carl Taylor
Enemy Mind2010Command (voice)
The Wishing Well2009TV MovieBig Jim
SpongeBob's Truth or Square2009Video GameMermaid Man (voice)
ER2009TV SeriesPaul Manning
Frozen Stupid2008Frank Norgard
The Prologue to Houdini Magic's Expert at the Card Table2008ShortNarrator
Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves2008Judge Holliday
Aces 'N' Eights2008TV MovieThurmond Prescott
Strange Wilderness2008Milas
A Grandpa for Christmas2007TV MovieBert O'Riley
Oliviero Rising2007Bill
La cura del gorilla2006Jerry Warden
Rail Kings2005VideoSteamtrain
3 Below2005VideoGrandpa
That One Summer2005VideoOtis Garner
The Blue Light2004TV MovieFaerie King
The Trail to Hope Rose2004TV MovieEugene
Renegade2004Rolling Star
Barn Red2004Michael Bolini
The Long Ride Home2003Lucas Moat
The District2003TV SeriesUncle Mike Murphy
Whiplash2002Judge DuPont
September 112002L'homme (segment "USA")
Family Law2002TV SeriesFrank Collero
7th Heaven2002TV SeriesJoe
Touched by an Angel2002TV SeriesMax Blandish
SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge2001Video GameMermaid Man (voice)
The Kiss of Debt2000Godfather Mariano
Hoover2000J. Edgar Hoover
Walker, Texas Ranger2000TV SeriesEddie Ryan
Chicken Soup for the Soul2000TV SeriesLawrence Yaeger
Castle Rock2000Nate
The Last Great Ride1999Franklin Lyle
The Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island1999Ben Quinn
Shadows of the Past1999Hotis Brown
Early Edition1999TV SeriesAntonio Birelli
An All Dogs Christmas Carol1998VideoCarface (voice)
All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series1996-1998TV SeriesCarface Carface Caruthers
Mel1998Grandpa
12 Bucks1998Lucky
BASEketball1998Ted Denslow
Small Soldiers1998Kip Killagin (voice)
JAG1998TV SeriesArtemus Sullivan
Gattaca1997Caesar
McHale's Navy1997Cobra
The Single Guy1995-1997TV SeriesManny Cordoba Doorman Manny
Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders1996VideoGrandfather
Pinky and the Brain1996TV SeriesFather
All Dogs Go to Heaven 21996Carface (voice)
Captiva Island1995Arty
Tierärztin Christine II: Die Versuchung1995TV MovieDr. Gustav Gruber
Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart1994
The Commish1993-1994TV SeriesFrank Nardino
Spirit of the Season1994VideoGrandfather
Der blaue Diamant1993TV MovieHans Kroger
Tierärztin Christine1993TV MovieDr. Gustav Gruber
The Simpsons1993TV SeriesErnest Borgnine
Home Improvement1992TV SeriesEddie Phillips
Mountain of Diamonds1991TV MovieErnie
L'ultima meta1991Coach
Masquerade1990TV Movie
Tides of War1990Doctor
Appearances1990TV MovieEmil Danzig
Any Man's Death1990Herr Gantz
Jake and the Fatman1989TV SeriesCol. Tom Cody
Jake Spanner, Private Eye1989TV MovieSal Piccolo
Laser Mission1989Prof. Braun
Real Men Don't Eat Gummi Bears1989The Bishop
Ocean1989TV Mini-SeriesPedro El Triste
Moving Target1988Captain Morrison
The Big Turnaround1988Father Lopez
Spike of Bensonhurst1988Baldo Cacetti
Qualcuno pagherà1988Victor
Skeleton Coast1988Col. Bill Smith
The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission1988TV MovieGen. Sam Worden
L'isola del tesoro1987TV Mini-SeriesBilly Bones
Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission1987TV MovieGeneral Sam Worden
Murder, She Wrote1987TV SeriesCosmo Ponzini
Highway to Heaven1986TV SeriesGuido Liggio

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love's Christmas Journey2011TV Movie "Rock of Ages", uncredited
La cura del gorilla2006performer: "Puttin' On The Ritz"
An All Dogs Christmas Carol1998Video performer: "Puppyhood"
BASEketball1998performer: "I'm Too Sexy"
MGM Sing-Alongs: Having Fun1997Video short performer: "It Feels So Good to Be Bad"
All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series1996TV Series performer - 1 episode
All Dogs Go to Heaven 21996performer: "It Feels So Good To Be Bad"
The Simpsons1993TV Series performer - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hoover2000executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water2015in memory of
TCM: Twenty Classic Moments2014TV Movie documentary special thanks
SpongeBob SquarePants2012TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV Special in memory of
Edición Especial Coleccionista2012TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Pipe2011very special thanks
S1m0ne2002Simone wishes to thank the following for their contribution to the making of Simone
Dieter & Andreas1989Short grateful acknowledgment

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hollywood Palace1964TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Andy Williams Show1963TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself
Here's Hollywood1960TV SeriesHimself
The 30th Annual Academy Awards1958TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Documentary Awards
General Motors 50th Anniversary Show1957TV MovieHimself - Narrator
Hollywood Glamour on Ice1957ShortHimself
The 29th Annual Academy Awards1957TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
This Is Your Life1956TV SeriesHimself
The Jimmy Durante Show1956TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The 28th Annual Academy Awards1956TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Story & Screenplay
The George Gobel Show1956TV SeriesHimself
I've Got a Secret1956TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Lux Video Theatre1956TV SeriesHimself (guest)
Passion & Poetry: Sam's Trucker Movie2013DocumentaryHimself
Good Morning, Texas2012TV SeriesHimself
AM Northwest2012TV SeriesHimself
Storyline Online2011TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself (segment "American TV Icon")
Pioneers of Television2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Guest Villain on Captain Video
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Lifetime Achievement Award
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Saturday Night Live2010TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine2009TV SeriesHimself
2009 Columbus Day Parade2009TV MovieHimself - Honorary Grand Marshall
The 2009 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
National Memorial Day Parade2009TV MovieHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Private Screenings2009TV SeriesHimself
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Red and White: Gone with the West2008Video documentaryHimself - Host / Narrator
Fox and Friends2008TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1978-2008TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
Showcase Minnesota2007TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2007TV SeriesHimself
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project2007DocumentaryHimself
Passion & Poetry: Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs2007Video documentary shortHimself
McHale's Navy: The Crew Remembers2007Video shortHimself
The Puppeteers2007DocumentaryNarrator
Armed and Deadly: The Making of 'The Dirty Dozen'2006Video documentary shortHimself
Passion & Poetry: The Ballad of Sam Peckinpah2005DocumentaryHimself
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards2005TV Special documentaryHimself - Audience Member
Late Show with David Letterman2004TV SeriesHimself
NYCTV Profiles2003TV SeriesHimself (2008)
The American Hobo2003DocumentaryNarrator
Time Machine: When Cowboys Were King2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gran premio internazionale della TV2003TV SeriesHimself - Winner
The 75th Annual Academy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Past Winner
The 74th Annual Academy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Backstory2000-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies2001TV Special documentaryHimself
American Veteran Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
American Veteran Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
2000 MTV Movie Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself
Biography1999TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Actor
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends1999TV Special documentaryHimself
The Lady with the Torch1999DocumentaryHimself (voice)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert Wise1998TV Special documentaryHimself
The Best of Hollywood1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Past Winner (uncredited)
Great Performances1998TV SeriesHimself
Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ernest Borgnine on the Bus1997Video documentaryHimself
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage1996Documentary shortHimself (voice)
The 5th Annual Legacy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sidney Poitier1992TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Mistress1992Himself
MGM: When the Lion Roars1992TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 21th Annual Friends of Tel Hashomer Gala1992TV MovieHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Kirk Douglas1991TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Movie Memories with Debbie Reynolds1991TV SeriesHimself
The Grand Opening of Universal Studios New Theme Park Attraction Gala1990TV MovieHimself
The 32nd Annual TV Week Logie Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
The Joan Rivers Show1990TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1987TV SpecialHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder1986TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 3rd Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
The 2th Annual Stuntman Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly1985TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 2nd TV Academy Hall of Fame1985TV MovieHimself
The Funniest Joke I Ever Heard1984TV MovieHimself
Super Bloopers and Practical Jokes1984TV SeriesHimself
The Love Boat1984TV SeriesHimself
James Bond: The First 21 Years1983TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 55th Annual Academy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The 24th Annual TV Week Logie Awards1982TV SpecialHimself
The Mike Walsh Show1982TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire1981TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Hollywood Squares1966-1980TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Center Square
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart1980TV Special documentaryHimself / Speaker (uncredited)
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1979TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The 16th Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner of National Conference of Christians and Jews1979TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963-1979TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: George Burns1978TV SpecialHimself
The 50th Annual Academy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Frank Sinatra1978TV SpecialHimself / Fatso
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHimself
Disco Fever: 'Saturday Night Fever' Premiere Party1977TV MovieHimself
Superstunt1977TV Special
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Evel Knievel1975TV SpecialHimself
Celebrity Bowling1972-1975TV SeriesHimself
Sammy and Company1975TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Michael Landon1975TV SpecialHimself
ABC Late Night1975TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Telly Savalas1974TV SpecialHimself
Hee Haw1974TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Special Guest
Sandy in Disneyland1974TV SpecialHimself
The 46th Annual Academy Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
NBC Follies1973TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1970-1973TV SeriesHimself
RCA's Opening Night1973TV MovieHimself
Laugh-In1973TV SeriesHimself
Parkinson1973TV SeriesHimself
The Vin Scully Show1973TV SeriesHimself
The World of Sport Fishing1972DocumentaryHimself
The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters1972TV SeriesHimself
Film Portrait1972DocumentaryHimself
The 29th Annual Golden Globe Awards1972TV SpecialHimself
The Return of the Movie Movie1972Documentary shortDet. Lt. Mike Rogo (uncredited)
Film Night1971TV SeriesHimself
Can You Top This1970TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1969TV SeriesHimself
The Man Who Makes the Difference1968Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
The Jerry Lewis Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Hope Show1967TV SeriesHimself
The Woody Woodbury Show1967TV SeriesHimself
Dateline: Hollywood1967TV SeriesHimself
The Eamonn Andrews Show1966TV SeriesHimself
The Soupy Sales Hour1966TV MovieHimself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Naples '442016DocumentaryHimself
Welcome to the Basement2015TV SeriesCorbis
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryLt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale - McHale's Navy
Söldner-Stories2014Video documentary shortFletcher (uncredited)
The 85th Annual Academy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Actor (In Memoriam)
The EE British Academy Film Awards2013TV SpecialMemorial Tribute
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Sidewalks Entertainment2012TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2012TV SeriesHimself
These Amazing Shadows2011DocumentaryHimself
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Heroes of Jules Verne Festival2010DocumentaryHimself
For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism2009DocumentaryHimself
American Masters2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood2003DocumentaryHimself
VH-1 Behind the Movie2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Remembers Lee Marvin2000TV Movie documentaryGeneral Worden
Sir John Mills' Moving Memories2000Video documentaryHimself
Chump Change2000Det. Lt. Mike Rogo (uncredited)
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
La classe américaine1993TV MovieErnest
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come1990TV Special documentaryHimself
Hollywood Mavericks1990DocumentaryDutch Engstrom (uncredited)
The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn1986TV Special documentaryHimself
Little House Years1979TV MovieJonathan
The Horror Show1979TV Movie documentary
The Dick Cavett Show1972TV SeriesHoop from REVENGERS
Lionpower from MGM1967ShortBarney Sheean (uncredited)
Frontier Justice1959TV SeriesBig Jim Morrison
The Ed Sullivan Show1956-1957TV SeriesThemselves / Himself
Make Room for Daddy1957TV SeriesCop

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