Ernest Borgnine

Actor, Vegetable delivery man
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Born: 01/24/1917 in Hamden, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (168)

Snatched 2016 (Movie)

Big Frank Baum (Actor)

The Blue Light 2014 (Movie)

Faerie King (Actor)

The Genesis Code 2014 (Movie)

Carl Taylor (Actor)

Blueberry 2013 (Movie)

Rolling Star (Actor)

SpongeBob SquarePants 1999 - 2000, 2007 - 2010, 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Another Harvest Moon 2011 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

The Lion of Judah 2011 (Movie)

Slink (Voice)

Red 2010 (Movie)

Henry, the Records Keeper (Actor)

The Wishing Well 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strange Wilderness 2008 (Movie)

Milas (Actor)

September 11 2003 (Movie)

(Episode 10) (Actor)

The District 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

7th Heaven 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Long Ride Home 2002 (Movie)

Lucas Moat (Actor)

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Mel 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series 1996 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Chicken Soup For the Soul 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Tim Conway: Just Clowning Around 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Abilene 1999 (Movie)

Hotis Brown (Actor)

Early Edition 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

William Holden: An Untamed Spirit 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Baseketball 1998 (Movie)

Theodore Denslow (Actor)

JAG 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Small Soldiers 1998 (Movie)

Kip Killagin (Voice)

The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

The Commish 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Last Great Ride 1998 (Movie)

Frank Lyle (Actor)

12 Bucks 1997 (Movie)

Lucky (Actor)

An All Dogs Christmas Carol 1997 (Movie)

Carface (Voice)

Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Gattaca 1997 (Movie)

Caesar (Actor)

Home Improvement 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mchale's Navy 1997 (Movie)

Cobra (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Single Guy 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 1996 (Movie)

of Carface (Voice)

Hoover 1996 (Movie)

J Edgar Hoover (Actor)

The Legend of O. B. Taggert 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage 1995 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Captiva Island 1994 (Movie)

Arty (Actor)

The Simpsons 1993 (Tv Show)

Voice

Tides of War 1993 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

MGM: When the Lion Roars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Mistress 1992 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Debbie Reynolds' Movie Memories 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Any Man's Death 1990 (Movie)

Gantz (Actor)

Laser Mission 1990 (Movie)

Professor (Actor)

The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

Moving Target 1989 (Movie)

Captain Morrison (Actor)

Qualcuno paghera 1989 (Movie)

Victor (Actor)

Gummibarchen kusst man nicht 1988 (Movie)

Bischof (Actor)

Skeleton Coast 1988 (Movie)

Colonel Smith (Actor)

Spike of Bensonhurst 1988 (Movie)

Baldo Cacetti (Actor)

The Hollywood Christmas Parade 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

This Is Your Life (11/26/87) 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Alice in Wonderland 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Funniest Joke I Ever Heard 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Days of Pompeii 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Airwolf 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Geheimcode Wildganse 1983 (Movie)

Frank Fletcher (Actor)

The Manhunt 1983 (Movie)

Ben Robeson (Actor)

Young Warriors 1983 (Movie)

Lieutenant Bob Carrigan (Actor)

Deadly Blessing 1981 (Movie)

Isaiah Schmidt (Actor)

Escape From New York 1981 (Movie)

Cabbie (Actor)

High Risk 1981 (Movie)

Clint (Actor)

Take One Starring Jonathan Winters 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hollywood Squares 1966 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

All Quiet on the Western Front 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Supersnooper 1980 (Movie)

Sergeant Willy Dunlop (Actor)

Ravagers 1979 (Movie)

Rann (Actor)

The Black Hole 1979 (Movie)

Harry Booth (Actor)

When Time Ran Out 1979 (Movie)

Tom Conti (Actor)

Convoy 1978 (Movie)

Lyle Wallace (Actor)

Cops and Robin 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Crossed Swords 1978 (Movie)

John Canty (Actor)

The Double McGuffin 1978 (Movie)

Firat (Actor)

Future Cop 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Shoot 1976 (Movie)

Lou Jonkheer (Actor)

The Greatest 1976 (Movie)

Angelo Dundee (Actor)

Hustle 1975 (Movie)

Santoro (Actor)

Law and Disorder 1974 (Movie)

Cy (Actor)

Sandy in Disneyland 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Devil's Rain 1974 (Movie)

Jonathan Corbis (Actor)

The Rowan and Martin Special 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Twice in a Lifetime 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Emperor of the North Pole 1972 (Movie)

Shack (Actor)

The Neptune Factor 1972 (Movie)

Mack MacKay (Actor)

The Poseidon Adventure 1972 (Movie)

Mike Rogo (Actor)

Hannie Caulder 1971 (Movie)

Emmett Clemens (Actor)

The Revengers 1971 (Movie)

Hoop (Actor)

What's Up, America? 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Bunny O'Hare 1970 (Movie)

Bill Green (Actor)

Get Smart 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Rain For a Dusty Summer 1970 (Movie)

Dictator (Actor)

Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? 1970 (Movie)

Sheriff Harve (Actor)

The Adventurers 1970 (Movie)

Fat Cat (Actor)

Willard 1970 (Movie)

Al Martin (Actor)

A Bullet For Sandoval 1969 (Movie)

Don Pedro Sandoval (Actor)

The Wild Bunch 1969 (Movie)

Dutch Engstrom (Actor)

Ice Station Zebra 1968 (Movie)

Boris Vaslov (Actor)

The Legend of Lylah Clare 1968 (Movie)

Barney Sheean (Actor)

The Split 1968 (Movie)

Bert Clinger (Actor)

The Dirty Dozen 1967 (Movie)

General Worden (Actor)

Chuka 1966 (Movie)

Sergeant Otto Hahnsbach (Actor)

McHale's Navy 1962 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

The Oscar 1965 (Movie)

Barney Yale (Actor)

The Flight of the Phoenix 1964 (Movie)

Trucker Cobb (Actor)

Alcoa Premiere 1961 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

McHale's Navy 1963 (Movie)

Lt Cmdr Quinton McHale (Actor)

Barabbas 1962 (Movie)

Lucius (Actor)

The General Electric Theater 1952 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Zane Grey Theater 1956 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Go Naked in the World 1961 (Movie)

Pete Stratton (Actor)

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll 1961 (Movie)

Roo (Actor)

Man on a String 1960 (Movie)

Boris Mitrov (Actor)

Pay or Die 1960 (Movie)

Lt Joseph Petrosino (Actor)

The Last Judgement 1960 (Movie)

Pickpocket (Actor)

The Badlanders 1958 (Movie)

John McBain (Actor)

The Rabbit Trap 1958 (Movie)

Eddie Colt (Actor)

The Vikings 1958 (Movie)

Ragnar (Actor)

Torpedo Run 1958 (Movie)

Lieutenant Arther Sloan (Actor)

Jubal 1956 (Movie)

Shep Horgan (Actor)

The Best Things in Life Are Free 1956 (Movie)

Brown (Actor)

The Catered Affair 1956 (Movie)

Tom Hurley (Actor)

Three Brave Men 1956 (Movie)

Bernie Goldsmith (Actor)

Marty 1955 (Movie)

Marty (Actor)

Run For Cover 1955 (Movie)

Morgan (Actor)

The Last Command 1955 (Movie)

Mike Radin (Actor)

The Square Jungle 1955 (Movie)

Bernie Browne (Actor)

Violent Saturday 1955 (Movie)

Stadt (Actor)

Bad Day at Black Rock 1954 (Movie)

Coley Trimble (Actor)

Demetrius and the Gladiators 1954 (Movie)

Strabo (Actor)

Johnny Guitar 1954 (Movie)

Bart Lonergan (Actor)

The Bounty Hunter 1954 (Movie)

Rachin (Actor)

Vera Cruz 1954 (Movie)

Donnegan (Actor)

From Here to Eternity 1953 (Movie)

Sergeant "Fatso" Judson (Actor)

China Corsair 1951 (Movie)

Hu Chang (Actor)

A Grandpa For Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Aces 'N' Eights (TV Show)

Actor

Appearances (TV Show)

Actor

Black City (Movie)

(Actor)

Blood Feud (TV Show)

Actor

Carpool (TV Show)

Actor

Fire! (TV Show)

Actor

Future Cop (TV Show)

Actor

Jake Spanner, Private Eye (TV Show)

Actor

Jesus of Nazareth (TV Show)

Actor

Love Leads the Way (TV Show)

Actor

Love's Christmas Journey (TV Show)

Actor

The Ghost of Flight 401 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Days of Pompeii (Movie)

(Actor)

The Stranger Wore a Gun (Movie)

Bull Slager (Actor)

The Trackers (TV Show)

Actor

The Trail to Hope Rose (TV Show)

Actor

Vengeance Is Mine (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (1)

Hoover 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Relationships

Nancee Borgnine Unit Production Manager

Daughter
Born Aug. 18, 1952; mother, Rhoda Kemins President and CEO of a beverage company, which created Borgnine's Coffee Soda

Cris Borgnine Set Dresser

Son
Born Aug. 9, 1969; mother, Donna Rancourt

Tova Borgnine Actor

Wife
Met in the early 1970s Married Feb. 24, 1973

Sharon Borgnine

Daughter
Born Aug. 5, 1965; mother, Donna Rancourt

Charles Borgnino

Father
Emigrated to America from Ottiglio, Italy at age 14

Anna Borgnino

Mother
Left her husband and moved to Italy with son c. 1919 Returned to husband and America c. 1923 Died in 1949, after a long battle with tuberculosis

David Johnson

Step-Son

Katy Jurado Actor

Wife
Married Dec. 31, 1959 Divorced June 3, 196 Died of a heart attack in 2002

Rhoda Kemins

Wife
Married Sept. 2, 1949 Divorced Aug. 29, 1958

Ethel Merman Actor

Wife
Married June 27, 1964 Separated next day on June 28, 1964 Divorced July 28, 1964

Donna Rancourt

Wife
Married June 30, 1965 Divorced Jan. 1, 1972

Evelyn Velardi

Sister
Born in 1926

EDUCATION

Randall School of Dramatic Arts

Hartford , Connecticut

Attended high school in New Haven, CT

Milestones

2012

Final film role, "The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez"

2011

Made final TV acting appearance in the drama "Love's Christmas Journey" (Hallmark Channel)

2010

Co-starred with Bruce Willis in "Red," an adaption of the comic book mini-series of the same name

2009

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

2008

Published his autobiography Ernie

2007

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

2002

Narrated the documentray "An American Hobo"

2000

Starred as the former FBI director in "Hoover"; also executive produced

1999

Voiced the mermaid man on the animated series "SpongeBob SquarePants" (Nickelodeon)

1997

Offered fine turn as a janitor in "Gattaca"

1997

Made cameo appearance in the big screen remake of "McHale's Navy"

1995

Returned to series TV playing doorman Manny Cordoba on "The Single Guy" (NBC)

1993

Landed recurring role on the ABC drama "The Commish"

1985

Reprised role of General Worden in a trio of "Dirty Dozen" TV-movies for NBC

1984

Played Dominic Santini, war buddy and second banana to Jan-Michael Vincent's Hawke on the CBS series "Airwolf"

1983

Portrayed FBI head J Edgar Hoover in "Blood Feud" (Syndicated)

1979

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)

1977

Appeared in the Muhammad Ali biopic "The Greatest"

1977

Returned to TV as co-star of the short-lived series "Future Cop" (ABC)

1977

Played the Centurion in the acclaimed NBC miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth"

1973

Portrayed a railroad-riding hobo in "Emperor of the North Pole"

1972

Co-starred in "The Poseidon Adventure"

1970

Made TV-movie debut in "The Trackers" (ABC)

1970

Acted in the thriller "Willard"

1968

Landed featured role as one of "The Wild Bunch"

1967

Played General Worden in the feature "The Dirty Dozen"

1965

Co-starred in "The Flight of the Phoenix"

1962

Played the title character on the ABC sitcom "McHale's Navy"; earned an Emmy nomination in 1962 for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor

1955

Landed breakthrough film role, playing the warmhearted butcher in "Marty"

1953

Cast in first significant role, playing the cruel Sgt. 'Fatso' Judson in "From Here to Eternity"

1951

Made feature film debut in "China Corsair"

1951

Made TV series debut, "Captain Video and His Video Rangers" as the archenemy of the hero

1949

Made Broadway debut in "Harvey" in the role of a nurse

1947

Landed first stage role in "State of the Union"

1946

Worked at the Barter Theater in Abingdon, VA

1919

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

Bonus Trivia

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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.

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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.

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In 2001, Borgnine was honored with a tribute at the National Film Theatre of London.

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In 2004, Borgnine received the honorary rank of Chief Petty Officer from the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Terry D. Scott – the U.S. Navy's highest ranking enlisted sailor at the time – for Borgnine's support of the Navy and Navy families worldwide.

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