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Charles Tyner


In 1959, American actor Charles Tyner appeared on Broadway with film star Paul Newman in Sweet Bird of Youth. Duly impressed by Tyner's work, Newman brought his theatrical coworker to Hollywood eight years later to play Boss Higgins, the sadistic prison camp guard in Cool Hand Luke (1967). It was the first of many such roles for Tyner, who spent ... See full bio »

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 2013 Lucidia (Short)
Father Gordon
 2001 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Harry Clark
- The Blair Nurse Project (2001) ... Harry Clark
 1999 ER (TV Series)
Barry Connelly
- The Peace of Wild Things (1999) ... Barry Connelly
 1992 On the Air (TV Series)
Professor R. Answer
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Professor R. Answer (uncredited)
 1992 Matlock (TV Series)
E.J. Metcalf
- The Outcast (1992) ... E.J. Metcalf
 1991 Motorama
Dying Man
 1990-1991 The Wonder Years (TV Series)
Mr. Nestor
- Buster (1991) ... Mr. Nestor
- Ninth Grade Man (1990) ... Mr. Nestor
 1990 Pastime
Arnold
 1990 Enid Is Sleeping
Man at Indian Burial Site
 1988 I'll Be Home for Christmas (TV Movie)
Isaiah Cawley
 1988 Guns of Paradise (TV Series)
Herb Applegate
- The Ghost Dance (1988) ... Herb Applegate
- Founders' Day (1988) ... Herb Applegate
 1988 Pulse
Old Man
 1988 Dallas (TV Series)
Bovay
- It's Me Again (1988) ... Bovay
 1987 Best Seller
Cleve's Father (as Harold Tyner)
 1986 Hamburger: The Motion Picture
Lyman Vunk
 1985 Space (TV Mini-Series)
Dracula
- Part V (1985) ... Dracula
- Part IV (1985) ... Dracula
 1985 Deadly Messages (TV Movie)
George Clark
 1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Al DiPiano
- Passage to Libya (1985) ... Al DiPiano
- Davenport in a Storm (1985) ... Al DiPiano
 1984 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Caleb Fish
- Another Song for Christmas (1984) ... Caleb Fish
 1984 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Bellboy
- Honeymoon Hotel (1984) ... Bellboy
 1984 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Christopher Samus Payne
- Equinox (1984) ... Christopher Samus Payne
 1983 After MASH (TV Series)
Rivers
- Staph Inspection (1983) ... Rivers
 1983 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Mr. Janes
- Home Again: Part 2 (1983) ... Mr. Janes (credit only)
- Home Again: Part 1 (1983) ... Mr. Janes
 1982 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Roy
- Slaves (1982) ... Roy
 1981-1982 Father Murphy (TV Series)
Mr. Rodman / Howard Rodman
- The First Miracle: Part 2 (1982) ... Mr. Rodman
- The First Miracle: Part 1 (1982) ... Mr. Rodman
- The Spy (1982) ... Mr. Rodman
- Eighty-Eight Keys to Happiness (1982) ... Mr. Rodman
- Graduation (1982) ... Mr. Rodman
 1981 Evilspeak
Colonel Kincaid
 1981 A Matter of Life and Death (TV Movie)
Joy's Father
 1980 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Claude Billings
- The Hazzardville Horror (1980) ... Claude Billings
 1979 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Sam Finney
- Nightmare in Hawaii: Part 2 (1979) ... Sam Finney
- Nightmare in Hawaii: Part 1 (1979) ... Sam Finney
 1979 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
Eli Kelsay
- The Innocent (1979) ... Eli Kelsay
 1979 Family (TV Series)
Mr. Chadway
- The Friend's Affair (1979) ... Mr. Chadway
 1979 The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel (TV Movie)
Doug Slocumb
 1978 Lassie: A New Beginning (TV Movie)
Asa Bluel
 1977 Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion (TV Movie)
Lefty Slade
 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Anton Tarloff
- Circus of Terror (1977) ... Anton Tarloff
 1976 The Outlaw Josey Wales
Zukie Limmer
 1976 City of Angels (TV Series)
 1976 Family Plot
Wheeler
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Mini-Series)
Matusik
- Part V: Chapter 7 (1976) ... Matusik
 1976 Young Pioneers (TV Movie)
Mr. Beaton
 1975 McCloud (TV Series)
William Lang
- Return to the Alamo (1975) ... William Lang
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series)
Joshua Grant
- The Lodester Ambush (1974) ... Joshua Grant
 1974 The Greatest Gift (TV Movie)
Amos Goodloe
 1974 Winter Kill (TV Movie)
Charley Eastman
 1974 The Midnight Man
Ewing
 1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Jonah
- Search in the Dark (1973) ... Jonah
 1973 The Waltons (TV Series)
Graham Foster
- The Fawn (1973) ... Graham Foster
 1973 The Stone Killer
Police Psychiatrist
 1973 Emperor of the North
Cracker
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Larraby
- Alethea (1973) ... Larraby
 1972 Fuzz
Pete Schroeder
 1972 The Cowboys
Stonemason
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Turner
- Miracle at Santa Marta (1971) ... Turner
 1971 Lawman
Minister
 1971 Sarge (TV Series)
Hawley
- The Badge or the Cross (1971) ... Hawley
 1970 Sometimes a Great Notion
Les Gibbons
 1970 Monte Walsh
Doctor
 1970 The Moonshine War
Mr. McClendon
 1970 The Cheyenne Social Club
Charlie Bannister
 1969 Gaily, Gaily
Dr. Lazarus
 1969 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Scanlon
- No Irish Need Apply (1969) ... Scanlon
 1968 The Stalking Moon
Dace
 1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Hemit
- Journey Into Violence (1967) ... Hemit
 1967 Dundee and the Culhane (TV Series)
Guilfoyle
- The Duelist Brief (1967) ... Guilfoyle
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
Drunk
- Game with a Dead End (1966) ... Drunk
 1964 Lilith
Patient (uncredited)
 1964 Fail-Safe
Jet Fighter Pilot (voice, uncredited)
 1961-1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Apples / Vejo / Hotel Manager
- The S.S. American Dream (1963) ... Apples
- C3H5(NO3)3 (1961) ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1960 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Weatherby
- Shadow of a Pale Horse (1960) ... Weatherby
 1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Clerk
 1959 That Kind of Woman
Young Sharecropper, Father (uncredited)
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1963). Drama. Written by Dale Wasserman. Based on the novel by Ken Kesey. Incidental music by Teiji Ito. Directed by Alex Segal. Cort Theatre: 13 Nov 1963- 25 Jan 1964 (82 performances + 1 preview). Cast: Ed Ames (as "Chief Bromden"), Malcolm Atterbury, Clifford Cothren, William Daniels (as "... See more »

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Harold Tyner
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