Charles Hallahan Poster


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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 29 July 1943Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Date of Death 25 November 1997Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameCharles John Hallahan
Nickname Chuck
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Beefy, Philadelphia-born Charles Hallahan was often cast as cops, both good and bad, mainly because the map of Ireland was written all over his face. A graduate of Rutgers University, he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Temple University in his hometown. After spending some time in regional theater, he headed west to Los Angeles to break into films and television. He spent a good deal of time on stage in L.A., and quickly began racking up television and movie credits. He was a regular on the detective series Hunter (1984) - as, what else, a cop - and turned in a standout performance as a corrupt, racist detective in a story arc on Hill Street Blues (1981). He also appeared in such films as Silkwood (1983), Kidco (1984), Executive Decision (1996) and Dante's Peak (1997). He died of a heart attack in Los Angeles in 1997.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Spouse (2)

Barbara Gryboski (21 May 1983 - 25 November 1997) (his death) (2 children)
Elizabeth Widmann (1970 - 1974) (divorced)

Trivia (6)

Graduated from Temple University, Philadelphia with a Masters degree in Fine Arts
Has a brother, Kenneth Hallahan, who is a Roman Catholic Priest in southern New Jersey
Buried in Cobh Harbour in the south of Ireland.
In an interview shortly before his death, he recalled how fans remember him mostly for his role as Norris in John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) and the special make-up effects for the ill-fated geologist.
Played as a co-worker for two Vietnam veteran "anti heroes", in "The Thing" (1982) and "The Twilight Zone: The Movie" (1983).
Charles' spouse, Barbara, has not remarried. Currently, she, and their sons Seamus and Liam (who is writing this), live in Ireland, and have been there for the past two years. [January 2006]

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