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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[Advice on acting] The thing to do is to keep taking chances. If you're going to learn anything, you've got to learn from the masters. Plus you've got to work with the talented beginner too.
He was the ninth of ten children, but five of his sisters died of smallpox or scarlet fever in childhood, three of them within two weeks. His surviving siblings were James (1915-2000), Clifford (1916-1994), Frances (born 1919) and Gerald Durning (born 1926). His mother, Louise, was a laundress at West Point, and his father, James Durning, was an Irish immigrant who had been badly wounded in World...
Usually has played burly and tough but genial characters