Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. His parents were Charles who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy and Anna who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, but took no real interest in acting. At age 18, after graduating from high school in New Haven, and undecided about his future career, he joined the United States Navy, where he stayed for ten years until leaving in 1945. After a few factory jobs, his mother suggested that his forceful personality could make him suitable for a career in acting, and Borgnine promptly enrolled at the Randall School of Drama in Hartford. After completing the course, he joined Robert Porterfield's famous Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia, staying there for four years, undertaking odd jobs and playing every type of role imaginable. His big break came in 1949, when he made his acting debut on Broadway playing a male nurse in "Harvey". In 1951, Borgnine moved to Los Angeles to pursue a movie career, and made his film debut as Bill Street in The Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951). His career took off in 1953 when he was cast in the role of Sergeant "Fatso" Judson in From Here to Eternity (1953). This memorable performance led to numerous supporting roles as "heavies" in a steady string of dramas and westerns. He played against type in 1955 by securing the lead role of Marty Piletti, a shy and sensitive butcher, in Marty (1955). He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance, despite strong competition from Spencer Tracy, Frank Sinatra, James Dean and James Cagney. Throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Borgnine performed memorably in such films as The Catered Affair (1956), Ice Station Zebra (1968) and Emperor of the North (1973). Between 1962 and 1966, he played Lt. Commander Quinton McHale in the popular television series McHale's Navy (1962). In early 1984, he returned to television as Dominic Santini in the action series Airwolf (1984) co-starring Jan-Michael Vincent, and in 1995, he was cast in the comedy series The Single Guy (1995) as doorman Manny Cordoba. He also appeared in several made-for-TV movies. Ernest Borgnine passed away aged 95 on July 8, 2012, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, of renal failure. He is survived by his wife Tova, their children and his younger sister Evelyn.

Geburtstag: 24.01.1917

Todestag: 08.07.2012

Geburtsort: Hamden, Connecticut, USA

Anzahl der Filme, die wir schon mit Ernest Borgnine gesehen haben: 2

Anzahl aller Filme, in denen Ernest Borgnine mitgespielt hat: 143

2012
  • The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez
    Rolle: Rex Page
2011
  • Love's Christmas Journey
    Rolle: Nicholas
  • The Lion of Judah
    Rolle: Slink (voice)
  • Night Club
    Rolle: Albert
  • Snatched
    Rolle: Big Frank Baum
2010
  • RED
    Rolle: Henry
  • Another Harvest Moon
    Rolle: Frank
  • The Genesis Code
    Rolle: Carl Taylor
  • The Wishing Well
    Rolle: Big Jim
2009
  • Oliviero Rising
    Rolle: Bill
2008
  • Frozen Stupid
    Rolle: Frank Norgard
  • Aces 'N' Eights
    Rolle: Thurmond Prescott
  • Red and White: Gone with the West
    Rolle: Himself / Narrator
  • Strange Wilderness
    Rolle: Milas
2007
  • Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
    Rolle: Himself
  • A Grandpa for Christmas
    Rolle: Bert O'Riley
2006
  • La cura del gorilla
    Rolle: Jerry
  • Armed and Deadly: The Making of 'The Dirty Dozen'
    Rolle: Himself
2005
  • 3 Below
    Rolle: Grandpa
2004
  • Blueberry
    Rolle: Rolling Star
  • Barn Red
    Rolle: Michael Bolini
  • The Trail to Hope Rose
    Rolle: Eugene
2003
  • The Long Ride Home
    Rolle: Lucas Moat
  • Time Machine: When Cowboys Were King
    Rolle: Himself
2002
  • 11'09''01 - September 11
    Rolle: Old Man (USA)
2000
  • Hoover
    Rolle: J. Edgar Hoover
  • The Kiss Of Debt
    Rolle: Godfather Mariano
  • Castle Rock 
    Rolle: Nate
1999
  • The Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island
    Rolle:
  • The Last Great Ride
    Rolle: Franklin Lyle
1998
  • An All Dogs Christmas Carol
    Rolle: Carface
  • Everyone Loves Mel
    Rolle: Grandpa
  • BASEketball
    Rolle: Ted Denslow
  • Small Soldiers
    Rolle: Kip Killagin
1997
  • Gattaca
    Rolle: Caesar
  • McHale's Navy
    Rolle: Admiral Quinton McHale Sr.
  • Ernest Borgnine on the Bus
    Rolle: Himself
1996
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
    Rolle: Carface (voice)
  • Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders
    Rolle:
1995
  • Veterinarian Christine II: The Temptation
    Rolle: Dr. Gustav Gruber
  • Captiva Island
    Rolle: Arty
1994
  • Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart
    Rolle:
1993
  • Veterinarian Christine
    Rolle: Dr. Gustav Gruber
  • Der blaue Diamant
    Rolle: Hans Kroger
1992
  • Mistress
    Rolle: Himself
1990
  • Laser Mission
    Rolle: Prof. Braun
  • Any Man's Death
    Rolle: Herr Gantz
  • The Last Match
    Rolle: Coach
  • Tides of War
    Rolle: Doctor
1989
  • Real Men Don't Eat Gummi Bears
    Rolle: Bischof
  • Hoodwinked
    Rolle: Sal Piccolo
1988
  • Spike of Bensonhurst
    Rolle: Baldo Cacetti
  • Bloodfight
    Rolle: Victor
  • Skeleton Coast
    Rolle: Colonel Smith
  • The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission
    Rolle: Gen. Sam Worden
  • Moving Target
    Rolle: Captain Morrison
  • The Big Turnaround
    Rolle: Father Lopez
1987
  • The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission
    Rolle: Gen. Sam Worden
1986
  • Code Name: Wild Geese
    Rolle: Frank Fletcher
1985
  • Alice in Wonderland
    Rolle: Lion
  • The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission
    Rolle: Gen. Worden
1984
  • The Manhunt
    Rolle: Ben Robeson
  • Love Leads the Way: A True Story
    Rolle: Sen. Brighton
  • Airwolf: The Movie
    Rolle: Dominic Santini
1983
  • Carpool
    Rolle: Mickey Doyle
  • Young Warriors
    Rolle: Lt. Bob Carrigan
  • James Bond: The First 21 Years
    Rolle: Himself
1981
  • Deadly Blessing
    Rolle: Isaiah Schmidt
  • Escape from New York
    Rolle: Cabbie
  • High Risk
    Rolle: Clint
1980
  • Super Fuzz
    Rolle: Willy Dunlop
  • When Time Ran Out...
    Rolle: Det. Sgt. Tom Conti
1979
  • The Black Hole
    Rolle: Harry Booth
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
    Rolle: Stanislaus Katczinsky
  • Holiday Hookers
    Rolle: Max
  • The Double McGuffin
    Rolle: Firat
  • Ravagers
    Rolle: Rann
1978
  • Convoy
    Rolle: Sheriff Lyle 'Cottonmouth' Wallace
  • The Prince and the Pauper
    Rolle: John Canty
  • The Ghost of Flight 401
    Rolle: Dom Cimoli
1977
  • The Greatest
    Rolle: Angelo Dundee
  • Fire!
    Rolle: Sam Brisbane
1976
  • Shoot
    Rolle: Lou
  • Future Cop
    Rolle:
1975
  • Hustle
    Rolle: Santuro
  • The Devil's Rain
    Rolle: Jonathan Corbis
1974
  • Sunday in the Country
    Rolle: Adam Smith
  • Law and Disorder
    Rolle: Cy
1973
  • Legend in Granite
    Rolle: Vince Lombardi
  • The Neptune Factor
    Rolle: Chief Diver Don MacKay
  • Emperor of the North
    Rolle: Shack
1972
  • The Poseidon Adventure
    Rolle: Mike Rogo
  • The Revengers
    Rolle: Hoop
  • Hannie Caulder
    Rolle: Emmett Clemens
  • The Boxer
    Rolle: Captain Perkins
1971
  • The Trackers
    Rolle: Sam Paxton
  • Bunny O'Hare
    Rolle: Bill Green - Gruenwald
  • Willard
    Rolle: Al Martin
  • Rain for a Dusty Summer
    Rolle: The General
1970
  • Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?
    Rolle: Sheriff Harve
  • The Adventurers
    Rolle: Fat Cat
1969
  • A Bullet for Sandoval
    Rolle: Don Pedro Sandoval
  • The Wild Bunch
    Rolle: Dutch Engstrom
1968
  • The Split
    Rolle: Bert Clinger
  • Ice Station Zebra
    Rolle: Boris Vaslov
  • The Legend of Lylah Clare
    Rolle: Barney Sheean
1967
  • Chuka
    Rolle: Sgt. Otto Hahnsbach
  • The Dirty Dozen
    Rolle: Maj. Gen. Worden
1966
  • The Oscar
    Rolle: Barney Yale
1965
  • The Flight of the Phoenix
    Rolle: Trucker Cobb
1964
  • McHale's Navy
    Rolle: Lt. Commander Quinton McHale
1962
  • Barabbas
    Rolle: Lucius
1961
  • Seduction Of The South
    Rolle: Sante Carbone
  • The Last Judgment
    Rolle: Pickpocket
  • Il re di poggioreale
    Rolle: Peppino Navarra
  • Go Naked In The World
    Rolle: Pete Stratton
1960
  • Pay or Die!
    Rolle: Police Lt. Joseph Petrosino
  • Man on a String
    Rolle: Boris Mitrov
1959
  • Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
    Rolle: Roo
  • The Rabbit Trap
    Rolle: Eddie Colt
1958
  • Torpedo Run
    Rolle: Lt. Archer 'Archie' Sloan
  • The Badlanders
    Rolle: John McBain
  • The Vikings
    Rolle: Ragnar
1956
  • Three Brave Men
    Rolle: Bernard F. Goldsmith
  • The Best Things In Life Are Free
    Rolle: Lew Brown
  • The Catered Affair
    Rolle: Tom Hurley
  • Jubal
    Rolle: Shep Horgan
1955
  • The Last Command
    Rolle: Mike Radin
  • Run for Cover
    Rolle: Morgan
  • Marty
    Rolle: Marty Piletti
  • Violent Saturday
    Rolle: Stadt, Amish Farmer
  • Bad Day at Black Rock
    Rolle: Coley Trimble
  • The Square Jungle
    Rolle: Bernie Browne
1954
  • Vera Cruz
    Rolle: Donnegan
  • The Bounty Hunter
    Rolle: Bill Rachin
  • Demetrius and the Gladiators
    Rolle: Strabo
  • Johnny Guitar
    Rolle: Bart Lonergan
1953
  • From Here to Eternity
    Rolle: Sgt. James R. 'Fatso' Judson
  • The Stranger Wore a Gun
    Rolle: Bull Slager
1951
  • The Mob
    Rolle: Joe Castro
  • China Corsair
    Rolle: Hu Chang
  • The Whistle At Eaton Falls
    Rolle: Bill Street
  • Passion & Poetry: Sam's Trucker Movie
    Rolle: Himself