Portrayed Father Tim Farley in the two-person stage production of "Mass Appeal" at the American Stage Company in Aspen, CO, in 1982. The other role, that of Deacon Mark Dolson, was played by John Travolta
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5' 8" (1.73 m)
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[about arriving at Omaha Beach on D-Day] It's hard to describe what we all went through that day, but those of us who were there will understand. We were frightened all the time. My sergeant said 'are you scared, son?' and I said 'yes, I am', and he said 'that's good, it's good to be scared', he said 'we all are'. This guy in the boat, he turned to me and he threw up all over me, and I got ...
Developed an interest in Acting at the age of 28 when, while working as an usher, he was called onstage to replace a drunken Actor. Durning said he was hooked when he first heard the audience laugh.
Usually has played burly and tough but genial characters