Charles Dierkop

Charles Dierkop is a squat, pug-nosed supporting actor with kind, twinkling eyes and a face that otherwise seems to be carved from granite. Largely associated with roles of peculiar-looking thugs and colorful criminal ... Read more »
Born: 09/11/1936

Filmography

Actor (31)

Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Superguy: Behind The Cape 1999 (Movie)

Voice of Sam Trent (Actor)

ER 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Roots of Evil 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Eternity 1990 (Movie)

Video Editor (Actor)

Grotesque 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Liberty & Bash 1990 (Movie)

Mr B (Actor)

Blood Red 1989 (Movie)

Cooper (Actor)

Messenger of Death 1988 (Movie)

Orville Beecham (Actor)

Code Name: Zebra 1987 (Movie)

Crazy (Actor)

Banzai Runner 1986 (Movie)

Traven (Actor)

Revenge of the Gray Gang 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Deerslayer 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Captains Courageous 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sting 1973 (Movie)

Floyd (Bodyguard) (Actor)

The Face of Fear 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Alias Smith and Jones 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

City Beneath the Sea 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hot Box 1971 (Movie)

Garcia/Major Dubay (Actor)

Angels Hard As They Come 1970 (Movie)

General (Actor)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 (Movie)

Flat Nose Curry (Actor)

Pound 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Star Trek 1967 - 1969 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gunn 1967 (Movie)

Lazlo Joyce (Actor)

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre 1967 (Movie)

Salvanti (Actor)

The Pawnbroker 1965 (Movie)

(Actor)

Female Artillery (TV Show)

Actor

James Dean (TV Show)

Actor

Lock, Stock and Barrel (TV Show)

Actor

Murdock's Gang (TV Show)

Actor

Police Woman (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Charles Dierkop is a squat, pug-nosed supporting actor with kind, twinkling eyes and a face that otherwise seems to be carved from granite. Largely associated with roles of peculiar-looking thugs and colorful criminal henchman, he made his first film appearance as an uncredited petty hood in the 1961 Paul Newman pool drama, "The Hustler." His unobtrusive, subtly authentic approach meshed well with Newman's style and carried him to decidedly more visible parts in two of the classic megastar's biggest hits-the celebrated con-man comedy "The Sting," which featured Dierkop as the stalwart bodyguard to a gangster, and the seminal buddy western "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" ('69), in which he appeared as a member of the title duo's infamously freewheeling Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Not coincidentally, both films were helmed by Oscar-winning director George Roy Hill, whose career was built on using such veritably grizzled faces as Dierkop's. After delivering his boldest movie performance as the third lead in the brutally violent biker exploitation thriller "Angels Hard as They Come," the actor became known to millions of avid television viewers as a man on the other side of the law, playing the shaggy but dedicated detective Pete Royster throughout the entire 1974-'78 run of the sexy, swinging Angie Dickinson crime drama, "Police Woman." Though he's primarily remained a network-TV guest star in the decades since, making rather delightful appearances on such rollicking adventure series as the crafty "MacGyver," he's also carved out a slight niche playing scary madmen in low-budget horror fare.

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