Charles Hallahan

Actor
Although this burly character actor has divided much of his time between film and TV, often playing policemen, Hallahan started his career on the stage. After four years in the Navy and several more in college (at ... Read more »
Born: 07/28/1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

Players 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Visitor 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Dante's Peak 1997 (Movie)

Paul Dreyfus (Actor)

NYPD Blue 1990 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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The Pest 1997 (Movie)

Angus (Actor)

Things That Go Bump 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Almost Perfect 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Civil Wars 1990 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Coach 1990 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Executive Decision 1996 (Movie)

General Sarlow (Actor)

Grace Under Fire 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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In the Heat of the Night 1990 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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JAG 1990 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Jack's Place 1990 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 1990 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1990 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Sirens 1990 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Sisters 1990 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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The Fan 1996 (Movie)

Coop (Actor)

The Rich Man's Wife 1996 (Movie)

Dan Fredricks (Actor)

Mad About You 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Mind Lies 1995 (Movie)

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Sweet Justice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Return of Hunter 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Wings 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Body of Evidence 1993 (Movie)

Dr McCurdy (Actor)

Dave 1993 (Movie)

Policeman (Actor)

Warlock: the Armageddon 1993 (Movie)

Ethan Larson (Actor)

Wild Palms 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Nails 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Hunter 1984 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Perfect Date 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Hollywood Christmas Parade 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Old Reliable 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The Revenge of Al Capone 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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True Believer 1989 (Movie)

Vincent Dennehy (Actor)

Fatal Beauty 1987 (Movie)

Deputy Getz (Actor)

J. Edgar Hoover 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Pale Rider 1985 (Movie)

McGill (Actor)

Vision Quest 1985 (Movie)

Coach (Actor)

Kidco 1984 (Movie)

Richard Cessna (Actor)

Allison Sidney Harrison 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Silkwood 1983 (Movie)

Earl Lapin (Actor)

Twilight Zone - the Movie 1983 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

Mickey Spillane's Margin For Murder 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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The Thing 1982 (Movie)

Norris (Actor)

Chicago Story 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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P.K. and the Kid 1981 (Movie)

Bazooka (Actor)

Hide in Plain Sight 1980 (Movie)

Dixon--Bartender (Actor)

Going in Style 1979 (Movie)

Pete (Actor)

Nightwing 1979 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

The Paper Chase 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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A Death in Canaan (TV Show)

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A Winner Never Quits (TV Show)

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Ambushed (TV Show)

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Cast a Deadly Spell (TV Show)

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Roswell (TV Show)

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Skag (TV Show)

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Terror Out of the Sky (TV Show)

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The Other Victim (TV Show)

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Biography

Although this burly character actor has divided much of his time between film and TV, often playing policemen, Hallahan started his career on the stage. After four years in the Navy and several more in college (at Rutgers and Temple), Hallahan joined San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in the early 1970s and appeared in more than 40 productions in over five years, including "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", "Equus", "Peer Gynt", "Man and Superman", and "The Threepenny Opera". In 1976, he traveled with ACT on its tour of the Soviet Union and performed in O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms" and Thornton Wilder's "The Matchmaker".

By 1977, Hallahan had landed in Hollywood, where he made guest appearances on such series as "Lou Grant", "Trapper John" and "Hill Street Blues". His first recurring role was in the short-lived "The Paper Chase" (CBS, 1978-79). He started his TV-movie career with a small role in "Terror Out of the Sky" (CBS, 1978) and played meaty supporting roles in numerous TV-movies and miniseries over the next two decades. Some highlights include co-starring in "Mickey Spillane's 'Margin for Murder'" (CBS, 1981), appearing as the young hero's father in the drama "A Winner Never Quits" (ABC, 1986), portraying Joseph McCarthy in the biopic "J. Edgar Hoover" (Showtime, 1987), essaying detectives in the thrillers "Cast a Deadly Spell" (HBO, 1991) and "When Love Kills: The Seduction of John Hearn" (CBS, 1993), and playing a pilot who witnesses a mystery at "Roswell" (Showtime, 1994).

Hallahan also had roles in several TV series. After "The Paper Chase", he played a captain in the police series "Hunter" (NBC, 1986-91), appeared in the new wave fantasy miniseries "Wild Palms" (ABC, 1993), and played Brett Butler's boss during the 1993-94 season of "Grace Under Fire" (ABC). In 1995, he reunited with his "Hunter" co-stars for a TV-movie, "The Return of Hunter" (NBC).

Films have also provided Hallahan with good character parts. He made his bow in the 1979 horror flick "Nightwing", then had small roles in "Going in Style" (also 1979), "Hide in Plain Sight" (1980), the grisly "The Thing" (1982) and the notorious Vic Morrow segment of "Twilight Zone-The Movie" (1983). With few exceptions, Hallahan's movies were high-budge, though not always high quality. He had a supporting role in "Silkwood" (1983), played Matthew Modine's coach in "Vision Quest" (1985) and appeared in the Clint Eastwood western "Pale Rider" (also 1985). There were roles as cops in the comedies "Fatal Beauty" (1987) and "Dave" (1993), and he was a doctor in the 1993 courtroom drama "Body of Evidence" (in which Madonna's body was much in evidence).

Relationships

Barbara Gryboski

Wife
survived him

Liam Hallahan

Son
born c. 1992 survived him

Seamus Hallahan

Son
born c. 1990 survived him

Kenneth Hallahan

Brother
survived him

Lawrence Hallahan

Brother
survived him

Michael Hallahan

Brother
survived him

EDUCATION

Rutgers University

New Brunswick , New Jersey

Temple University

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 1971

Milestones

1986

Co-starred on NBC police drama "Hunter"

1979

Feature film debut, "Nightwing"

1978

TV-movie debut, "Terror Out of the Sky" (CBS)

1978

TV series debut, "The Paper Chase" (CBS)

1977

Moved to L.A.

1976

Traveled with ACT to Soviet Union, appeared in "THe Matchmaker" and "Desire Under the Elms"

1969

Joined Philadelphia Drama Guild

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA

Joined American Conservatory Theater (ACT); appeared in over 40 productions

Moved to San Francisco, CA

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