Randall School of Dramatic Arts
Final film role, "The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez"
Made final TV acting appearance in the drama "Love's Christmas Journey" (Hallmark Channel)
Co-starred with Bruce Willis in "Red," an adaption of the comic book mini-series of the same name
Appeared on the final episode of NBC's "ER," playing a husband whose long marriage ended with his wife's death; earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor
Published his autobiography Ernie
Played a retired showman in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie "A Grandpa For Christmas"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Narrated the documentray "An American Hobo"
Starred as the former FBI director in "Hoover"; also executive produced
Voiced the mermaid man on the animated series "SpongeBob SquarePants" (Nickelodeon)
Offered fine turn as a janitor in "Gattaca"
Made cameo appearance in the big screen remake of "McHale's Navy"
Returned to series TV playing doorman Manny Cordoba on "The Single Guy" (NBC)
Landed recurring role on the ABC drama "The Commish"
Reprised role of General Worden in a trio of "Dirty Dozen" TV-movies for NBC
Played Dominic Santini, war buddy and second banana to Jan-Michael Vincent's Hawke on the CBS series "Airwolf"
Portrayed FBI head J Edgar Hoover in "Blood Feud" (Syndicated)
Delivered a fine turn as the veteran soldier in the CBS remake of "All Quiet on the Western Front"; received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special (1980)
Appeared in the Muhammad Ali biopic "The Greatest"
Returned to TV as co-star of the short-lived series "Future Cop" (ABC)
Played the Centurion in the acclaimed NBC miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth"
Portrayed a railroad-riding hobo in "Emperor of the North Pole"
Co-starred in "The Poseidon Adventure"
Made TV-movie debut in "The Trackers" (ABC)
Acted in the thriller "Willard"
Landed featured role as one of "The Wild Bunch"
Played General Worden in the feature "The Dirty Dozen"
Co-starred in "The Flight of the Phoenix"
Played the title character on the ABC sitcom "McHale's Navy"; earned an Emmy nomination in 1962 for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor
Landed breakthrough film role, playing the warmhearted butcher in "Marty"
Cast in first significant role, playing the cruel Sgt. 'Fatso' Judson in "From Here to Eternity"
Made feature film debut in "China Corsair"
Made TV series debut, "Captain Video and His Video Rangers" as the archenemy of the hero
Made Broadway debut in "Harvey" in the role of a nurse
Landed first stage role in "State of the Union"
Worked at the Barter Theater in Abingdon, VA
Lived in Italy with mother when she separated from his father
Played the Gentleman Caller in Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie"
Served in U.S. Navy for a total of 10 years, including during World War II
Borgnine often helped to promote his wife Tova's thriving cosmetics line. At one launch party in the 1980s, he rolled up his sleeves and demonstrated how soft his elbows were because of his wife's products.
His military decorations included the American Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the American Defense Service Medal with Fleet Clasp, and the World War II Victory Medal.
In 2001, Borgnine was honored with a tribute at the National Film Theatre of London.