Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine

  • Born on
    • January 24th, 1917
  • Died on
    • July 8th, 2012
Ernest Borgnine (born Ermes Effron Borgnino; January 24, 1917 – July 8, 2012) was an American actor whose career spanned over six decades. He was noted for his gruff but calm voice and gap-toothed Cheshire Cat grin. A popular performer, he also appeared as a guest on numerous talk shows and as a panelist on several game shows. Borgnine's film career began in 1951, and included supporting roles in China Corsair (1951), From Here to Eternity (1953), Vera Cruz (1954), Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) and The Wild Bunch (1969). He also played the unconventional lead in many films, winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for Marty (1955). He achieved continuing success in the sitcom McHale's Navy (1962–1966), in which he played the title character, and co-starred as Dominic Santini in the action series Airwolf (1984–1986), in addition to a wide variety of other roles. Borgnine earned his third Primetime Emmy Award nomination at age 92 for his work on the 2009 series finale of ER. He was known as the original voice of Mermaid Man on SpongeBob SquarePants from 1999 until his death in 2012. He had earlier replaced the late Vic Tayback as the voice of the villainous Carface Caruthers in both All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996) and All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series (1996–1998).

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Acting (81 Credits)

2011The Lion of Judah as Slink (voice)
2011Love's Christmas Journey as Nicholas
2010The Genesis Code as Carl Taylor
2010RED as Henry
2008Aces 'N' Eights as Thurmond Prescott
2008Strange Wilderness as Milas
2007A Grandpa for Christmas as Bert O'Riley
2004Renegade as Rolling Star
2002September 11 as Old Man (USA)
1999The Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island as Ben QuinnWatch Free
1998An All Dogs Christmas Carol as Carface
1998BASEketball as Ted Denslow
1998Small Soldiers as Kip Killagin
1997Gattaca as Caesar
1997McHale's Navy as Admiral Quinton McHale Sr.
1996All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 as Carface (voice)
1996Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders
1996All Dogs Go to Heaven
1993La Classe américaine as Ernest (archive footage)
1992MGM: When the Lion Roars
1989Laser Mission as Prof. Braun
1988The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission as Gen. Sam Worden
1987The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission as Gen. Sam Worden
1985The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission as Gen. Worden
1984Airwolf as Dominic Santini
1984Code Name: Wild Geese as Frank Fletcher
1984The Last Days of Pompeii as Marcus
1983Young Warriors as Lt. Bob Carrigan
1981Escape from New York as Cabbie
1981High Risk as Clint
1981Deadly Blessing as Isaiah Schmidt
1980Super Fuzz as Willy Dunlop
1980When Time Ran Out... as Det. Sgt. Tom Conti
1979All Quiet on the Western Front as Stanislaus KatczinskyWatch Free
1979The Black Hole as Harry Booth
1978The Ghost of Flight 401 as Dom Cimoli
1978Convoy as Sheriff Lyle 'Cottonmouth' WallaceWatch Free
1977The Greatest as Angelo Dundee
1977Crossed Swords as John Canty
1977Jesus of Nazareth as The CenturionWatch Free
1975The Devil's Rain as Jonathan Corbis
1975Hustle as Santuro
1974Sunday in the Country as Adam Smith
1973Emperor of the North as Shack
1973The Neptune Factor as Chief Diver Don MacKay
1972The Poseidon Adventure as Mike Rogo
1972The Revengers as Hoop
1971Willard as Al Martin
1971Bunny O'Hare as Bill Green - Gruenwald
1971Hannie Caulder as Emmett Clemens
1970The Adventurers as Fat Cat
1969The Wild Bunch as Dutch Engstrom
1968Ice Station Zebra as Boris Vaslov
1968The Split as Bert Clinger
1968The Legend of Lylah Clare as Barney Sheean
1967The Dirty Dozen as Maj. Gen. Worden
1967Chuka as Sgt. Otto Hahnsbach
1966The Oscar as Barney Yale
1965The Flight of the Phoenix as Trucker Cobb
1964McHale's Navy as Lt. Commander Quinton McHale
1962McHale's Navy as Quinton McHale
1961Barabbas as Lucius
1961The Last Judgment as Pickpocket
1960Pay or Die! as Police Lt. Joseph Petrosino
1958Torpedo Run as Lt. Archer 'Archie' Sloan
1958The Badlanders as John McBain
1958The Vikings as Ragnar
1956Jubal as Shep Horgan
1956The Catered Affair as Tom Hurley
1955Marty as Marty Piletti
1955The Last Command as Mike Radin
1955Bad Day at Black Rock as Coley Trimble
1955Run for Cover as Morgan
1955Violent Saturday as Stadt, Amish Farmer
1954Johnny Guitar as Bart Lonergan
1954Vera Cruz as Donnegan
1954Demetrius and the Gladiators as Strabo
1954The Bounty Hunter as Bill Rachin
1953The Stranger Wore a Gun as Bull Slager
1953From Here to Eternity as Sgt. James R. 'Fatso' Judson
1951The Mob as Joe Castro

Himself (3 Credits)

2015Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words as Self (archive footage)
2007Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project as Himself
1992Mistress as Himself


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