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Charlton Heston (I) (1923–2008)

With features chiseled in stone, and renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston was one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years. Heston was born John Charles Carter on October 4th ... See full bio »

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 2003 Rua Alguem 5555: My Father
The Father (Josef Mengele)
 2003 Ben Hur (Video)
Ben Hur (voice)
 2001 The Order
Prof. Walter Finley
 2001 Planet of the Apes
Zaius (uncredited)
 2001 Cats & Dogs
The Mastiff (voice)
 2001 Town & Country
Eugenie's Father
 1999 Any Given Sunday
AFFA Football Commissioner
 1999 Camino de Santiago (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Marcelo Rinaldi
 1999 Bagpipe: Instrument of War - Part 2 (TV Movie)
 1998 Gideon
Addison Sinclair
 1998 Bagpipe: Instrument of War - Part 1 (TV Movie)
 1998 Armageddon
Narrator (voice)
 1998 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
- Citizenship (1998) ... Cincinnatus (voice)
 1997 Hercules
Narrator (voice)
 1996 The Dark Mist
Narrator (voice)
 1996 Alaska
 1995 The Avenging Angel (TV Movie)
Brigham Young
 1994 The Great Battles of the Civil War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Abraham Lincoln (voice)
 1994 Texas (TV Movie)
 1994 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series)
- Abalon (1994) ... Abalon
 1993 Wayne's World 2
Good Actor
 1992 Noel (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1991 The Crucifer of Blood (TV Movie)
Sherlock Holmes
 1991 Cults: Saying No Under Pressure (Video)
 1990 Almost an Angel
God (uncredited)
 1990 The Little Kidnappers (TV Movie)
James MacKenzie
 1990 Solar Crisis
Adm. 'Skeet' Kelso
 1990 Treasure Island (TV Movie)
Long John Silver
 1989 Call from Space (Short)
Alien (voice)
 1989 Original Sin (TV Movie)
Louis Mancini
 1987 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
Bar Customer: Pinocchio II Segment
- 1987 Christmas Special (1987) ... Bar Customer: Pinocchio II Segment
 1987 The Dame Edna Experience (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Chuck (uncredited)
 1987 Proud Men (TV Movie)
Charley MacLeod Sr.
 1985 Dynasty (TV Series)
Jason Colby
- The Titans (1985) ... Jason Colby
- The Man (1985) ... Jason Colby
 1984 Nairobi Affair (TV Movie)
Lee Cahill
 1983 Chiefs (TV Mini-Series)
Hugh Holmes
- Part 3 (1983) ... Hugh Holmes
- Part 2 (1983) ... Hugh Holmes
- Part 1 (1983) ... Hugh Holmes
 1982 Mother Lode
Silas McGee / Ian McGee
 1980 The Mountain Men
Bill Tyler
 1978 Gray Lady Down
Capt. Paul Blanchard
 1975 The Fun of Your Life (Short)
 1974 Earthquake
 1972 Skyjacked
Capt. Henry 'Hank' O'Hara
 1972 The Special London Bridge Special (TV Movie)
Tennis Player
 1970 The Hawaiians
Whip Hoxworth
 1970 The Don Adams Special: Hooray for Hollywood (TV Movie)
 1969 Number One
Ron 'Cat' Catlan
 1968 Elizabeth the Queen (TV Movie)
Robert Devereaux, Earl of Essex
 1967 Counterpoint
Lionel Evans
 1967 All About People (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1966 What Is a Boy (TV Movie)
 1965 The War Lord
 1963 The Patriots (TV Movie)
Thomas Jefferson
 1963 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Paul Malone
- The Fugitive Eye (1963) ... Paul Malone
 1963 55 Days at Peking
Maj. Matt Lewis
 1962 The Pigeon That Took Rome
Captain Paul MacDougall / Benny the Snatch / Narrator
 1961 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Paul Malone
- The Fugitive Eye (1961) ... Paul Malone
 1959 The Wreck of the Mary Deare
John Sands
 1956-1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Charles Gray / Col. Jesse Price
- Point of No Return (1958) ... Charles Gray
- Forbidden Area (1956) ... Col. Jesse Price
 1955-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Chipman / Lt. Paul Peterson
- The Trial of Captain Wirtz (1957) ... Chipman
- Bailout at 43,000 Feet (1955) ... Lt. Paul Peterson
 1951-1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Switch Station (1957)
 1956 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 29 December 1956 (1956) ... Guest
 1956 Three Violent People
Capt. Colt Saunders
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- The Seeds of Hate (1955) ... Tim
 1955 Omnibus (TV Series)
 1952-1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Melody Jones / Peter Handley / Cashel Bryon
- Along Came Jones (1955) ... Melody Jones
- The Closed Door (1952) ... Peter Handley
- Cashel Byron's Profession (1952) ... Cashel Bryon
 1954 Secret of the Incas
Harry Steele
 1954 Danger (TV Series)
 1953 Bad for Each Other
Dr. Tom Owen
 1953 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
- A Day in Town (1953)
 1950-1953 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Elegy (1953)
 1953 Three Lives (Short)
 1952 Ruby Gentry
Boake Tackman
 1952 The Savage
James 'Jim' Aherne Jr. / War Bonnet
 1952 Curtain Call (TV Series)
- The Liar (1952)
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- Route 19 (1951)
 1949-1951 Suspense (TV Series)
- Santa Fe Flight (1951)
- Suspicion (1949)
 1950 The Clock (TV Series)
- The Hypnotist (1950)
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Other Works:

"The Caine Mutiny Court Martial," dramatic revival; written by Herman Wouk; directed by Charlton Heston; with John Corey, Ben Cross, Joe George, Charlton Heston, Vincent Marzello, Paul Maxwell, Lee Patterson, Nick Pryor, John Schuck, Nicholas Spurr, Michael Thoma, David Woodcock, and William Wright in the cast; at the Henry ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 14 Interviews | 64 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Charlton Easton | Captured Slave Charlton Heston


6' 2½" (1.89 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on working with Ava Gardner in 55 Days at Peking (1963)] Today marked the worst behavior I've yet seen from that curious breed I make my living opposite. Ava showed up for a late call, did one shot (with the usual incredible delay in coming to the set), and then walked off just before lunch when some Chinese extra took a still of her. She came back after a painful three-hour lunch break only to ... See more »


John Wayne offered Heston the role of Jim Bowie in The Alamo (1960), but he declined due to the political implications of the film. See more »


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