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Charles Bronson (I) (1921–2003)


The archetypal screen tough guy with weatherbeaten features--one film critic described his rugged looks as "a Clark Gable who had been left out in the sun too long"--Charles Bronson was born Charles Buchinsky, one of 15 children of struggling parents in Pennsylvania. His mother, Mary (Valinsky), was born in Pennsylvania, to Lithuanian parents, and... See full bio »

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 1995 Family of Cops (TV Movie)
Paul Fein
 1993 The Sea Wolf (TV Movie)
Capt. Wolf Larsen
 1989 Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects
Lieutenant Crowe
 1976 From Noon Till Three
Graham
 1971 Someone Behind the Door
The Stranger
 1967 Dundee and the Culhane (TV Series)
Horton Reagen
- The Cat in the Bag Brief (1967) ... Horton Reagen
 1965-1967 The Virginian (TV Series)
Harge Talbot / Ben Justin
- The Reckoning (1967) ... Harge Talbot
- Nobility of Kings (1965) ... Ben Justin
 1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Ralph Schuyler
- The One That Got Away (1967) ... Ralph Schuyler
 1966 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Earl Clayton
- The Animal (1966) ... Earl Clayton
 1966 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Cheyney
- The Chase (1966) ... Cheyney
 1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Del Lingman
- Duel at Daybreak (1965) ... Del Lingman
 1965 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Tate
- Earthquake (1965) ... Tate
 1965 Combat! (TV Series)
Velasquez
- Heritage (1965) ... Velasquez
 1964 Bonanza (TV Series)
Harry Starr
- The Underdog (1964) ... Harry Starr
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Harry Gregg
- Whoever Heard of a Two-Headed Doll? (1963) ... Harry Gregg
 1957-1963 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Sheriff Jim Redrock / Ben Jalisco / Henry Grey / ...
- Brotherhood (1963) ... Sheriff Jim Redrock
- Ben Jalisco (1961) ... Ben Jalisco
- A Proof of Love (1961) ... Henry Grey
- The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1958) ... Chris Sorenson
- The Outlaw (1957) ... Manfred Holt
 1962 Kid Galahad
Lew Nyack
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Janos Colescou
- The Death Tree (1962) ... Janos Colescou
 1956-1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Ray Bardon / Frank Bramwell / Det. Krovitch
- The Woman Who Wanted to Live (1962) ... Ray Bardon
- There Was an Old Woman (1956) ... Frank Bramwell
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Dan Morton
- Survival (1961) ... Dan Morton
 1961 X-15
Lt. Col. Lee Brandon
 1961 The New Breed (TV Series)
Jerry Bergason
- The Valley of the 3 Charlies (1961) ... Jerry Bergason
 1961 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Hank Conrad
- Dead Load: Dave Braddock (1961) ... Hank Conrad
 1961 A Thunder of Drums
Trooper Hanna
 1961 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
The Man
- Two (1961) ... The Man
 1961 Master of the World
John Strock
 1960-1961 Laramie (TV Series)
Cory Lake / Frank Buckley
- Run of the Hunted (1961) ... Cory Lake
- Street of Hate (1960) ... Frank Buckley
 1961 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Eugene Walters
- Woodlot (1961) ... Eugene Walters
 1961 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Yank Dawson
- The Last Round (1961) ... Yank Dawson
 1955-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Soldier Conlon / Henry / Pike
- Memory in White (1961) ... Soldier Conlon
- The Honest Man (1956) ... Henry
- Prosper's Old Mother (1955) ... Pike
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Crowley
- Zigzag (1960) ... Crowley
 1960 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Hector Morrison
- The Cavedivers (1960) ... Hector Morrison
 1958-1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Sgt. Meras / Andy Kovaric / Wolf Hagan
- The Cruel Day (1960) ... Sgt. Meras
- The Rank and File (1959) ... Andy Kovaric
- No Time at All (1958) ... Wolf Hagan
 1960 The Islanders (TV Series)
Dutch Malkin
- The Generous Politician (1960) ... Dutch Malkin
 1959 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Ravenal / Pvt. 'Guardhouse' Ravenal
- Honeymoon (1959) ... Ravenal
- Pursuit (1959) ... Pvt. 'Guardhouse' Ravenal
 1959 Never So Few
Sgt. John Danforth
 1959 Yancy Derringer (TV Series)
Rogue Donovan
- Hell and High Water (1959) ... Rogue Donovan
 1956-1958 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Ben Tiple / Crego
- Lost Rifle (1958) ... Ben Tiple
- The Killer (1956) ... Crego
 1958 When Hell Broke Loose
Steve Boland
 1958 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Eggers
- Fight Night (1958) ... Eggers
 1958 Gang War
Alan Avery
 1958 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Cliff Raven / Sandy Randall
- The Bullet and the Cross (1958) ... Cliff Raven
- Man Wanted (1958) ... Sandy Randall
 1958 Showdown at Boot Hill
Luke Welsh - Deputy US Marshal
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Eddie Loder
- The Fight (1958) ... Eddie Loder
 1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Steve Hrdilka
- The Steve Hrdilka Case (1958) ... Steve Hrdilka
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Cal
- No Deadly Medicine: Part 2 (1957) ... Cal
- No Deadly Medicine: Part 1 (1957) ... Cal
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
Cal
- Doomsday (1957) ... Cal
 1957 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Danny Gordon
- Young Gun (1957) ... Danny Gordon
 1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Dan Rocco
- The Pete Rocco Case (1957) ... Dan Rocco
 1957 Those Whiting Girls (TV Series)
Martin Carroll
- Family Skelton (1957) ... Martin Carroll
 1957 Hey, Jeannie! (TV Series)
Rocky Harman
- Jeannie the Policewoman (1957) ... Rocky Harman
 1957 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Jerry Bell
- Millionaire Jerry Bell (1957) ... Jerry Bell
 1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Zenogalache a.k.a. Apache Kid
- Apache Kid (1957) ... Zenogalache a.k.a. Apache Kid
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Dawson
- Outpost (1957) ... Dawson
 1956 Wire Service (TV Series)
Sam Adams
- The Avengers (1956) ... Sam Adams
 1956 Warner Brothers Presents (TV Series)
Vic / Brodsky
- Deep Freeze (1956) ... Vic
- Explosion (1956) ... Brodsky
 1956 Jubal
Reb Haislipp
 1954-1956 Medic (TV Series)
Alexis St. Martin / Dr. John Bircher
- Who Search for Truth (1956) ... Alexis St. Martin
- My Brother Joe (1954) ... Dr. John Bircher
 1955-1956 Crusader (TV Series)
Mike Brod
- Freezeout (1956) ... Mike Brod
 1956 Have Camera Will Travel (TV Movie)
Reese
 1955 Target Zero
Sgt. Vince Gaspari
 1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
John Stanizewski
- A Chain of Hearts (1955) ... John Stanizewski
 1955 Luke and the Tenderfoot (TV Series)
John Wesley Hardin
- John Wesley Hardin (1955) ... John Wesley Hardin
 1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Joe Krossen
- Woman in the Mine (1955) ... Joe Krossen
 1954-1955 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series)
Vince Sanderson / Frankie Ames / Ollie Blake
- The Case of the Shot in the Dark (1955) ... Vince Sanderson
- The Case of the Deadly Dilemma (1955) ... Frankie Ames
- The Case of the Escaped Convict (1954) ... Ollie Blake
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Jerry Donn / Murray Forman
- The Time of Day (1955) ... Jerry Donn
- Debt of Honor (1955) ... Murray Forman
 1955 Public Defender (TV Series)
Nobby Bullaid
- Cornered (1955) ... Nobby Bullaid
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
Ralph
- The Case of the Invisible Mark (1955) ... Ralph
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Sergeant Borth
- A Bell for Adano (1955) ... Sergeant Borth
 1955 The Joe Palooka Story (TV Series)
Eddie Crane
- The Neutral Corner (1955) ... Eddie Crane
- Two Rings for Eddie ... Eddie Crane (as Charles Buchinsky)
 1954 Vera Cruz
Pittsburgh (as Charles Buchinsky)
 1954 Drum Beat
Kintpuash, aka Captain Jack
 1954 Apache
Hondo (as Charles Buchinsky)
 1954 Riding Shotgun
Pinto (as Charles Buchinsky)
 1954 Tennessee Champ
Sixty Jubel aka The Biloxi Blockbuster (as Charles Buchinsky)
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Danny Cook aka Bob Hayden
- Trestle Point ... Danny Cook aka Bob Hayden (as Charles Buchinski)
 1954 Crime Wave
Ben Hastings (as Charles Buchinsky)
 1953 Miss Sadie Thompson
Pvt. Edwards (as Charles Buchinsky)
 1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Frank Dana
- The Witness (1953) ... Frank Dana (as Charles Buchinsky)
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Sgt. Roy Smith
- The Long Shot (1953) ... Sgt. Roy Smith
 1953 House of Wax
Igor (as Charles Buchinsky)
 1953 Off Limits
Russell (uncredited)
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Adventure in Java (1953) ... (as Charles Buchinsky)
- Island of Stone (1953) ... (as Charles Buchinsky)
 1952-1953 The Doctor (TV Series)
Joe Langan
- Take the Odds (1953) ... (as Charles Buchinski)
- The Guest (1952) ... Joe Langan (as Charles Buchinsky)
 1953 The Clown
Eddie, Dice Player (uncredited)
 1952 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Willie Killer Conley
- The Knockout (1952) ... Willie Killer Conley (as Chas. Buchinski)
 1952 Torpedo Alley
Submariner (uncredited)
 1952 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Wilhelm / Czech spy
- Alpine Assignment (1952) ... Wilhelm (as Charles Buchinsky)
- Koblen (1952) ... Czech spy (as Charles Buchinsky)
 1952 Bloodhounds of Broadway
Phil Green, aka 'Pittsburgh Philo' (uncredited)
 1952 Battle Zone
Private (uncredited)
 1952 Diplomatic Courier
Russian Agent (uncredited)
 1952 Pat and Mike
Henry 'Hank' Tasling (as Charles Buchinski)
 1952 My Six Convicts
Jocko (as Charles Buchinsky)
 1952 The Marrying Kind
Eddie (uncredited)
 1952 Red Skies of Montana
Neff (uncredited)
 1952 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Perky
- Fancy Footwork (1952) ... Perky (as Charles Buchinsky)
 1951 The Mob
Jack - Longshoreman (uncredited)
 1951 The People Against O'Hara
Angelo Korvac (uncredited)
 1951 You're in the Navy Now
Wascylewski (uncredited)
 1949 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Cooper
- Friend of the Family (1949) ... Cooper
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: General Electric batteries See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 15 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Charles Buchinski | Chas. Buchinski | Charles Buchinsky

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[1977 comment on Robert Aldrich] A very good director. Beyond that, he has one fault: he is inflexible. He's horrified if you give him ideas; he only appreciates his own. He wants to use his own brain for everything. That's his greatest fault. If he wasn't so inflexible he would be very great. He refuses to give in. Well, it's impossible for one man to know everything. See more »

Trivia:

Shared a room with Jack Klugman in a New York boarding house in the 1940s. See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive, gravelly voice See more »

Nickname:

Il Brutto See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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