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Charlton Heston (1923–2008)


With features chiseled in stone, and renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston was one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years. As a Hollywood star, he appeared in 100 films over ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur Judah Ben-Hur
(1959)
Planet of the Apes
Planet of the Apes George Taylor
(1968)
Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War
Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War Himself - Narrator / Narrator
(1998-2002)
Touch of Evil
Touch of Evil Mike Vargas
(1958)

Filmography

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 2003 My Father, Rua Alguem 5555
The Father (Josef Mengele)
 2003 Ben Hur (Video)
Ben Hur (voice)
 2001 The Order
Professor Finley
 2001 Planet of the Apes
Zaius (uncredited)
 2001 Cats & Dogs
The Mastiff (voice)
 2001 Town & Country
Eugenie's Father
 1999 Any Given Sunday
AFFA Football Commissioner
 1999 Camino de Santiago (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Marcelo Rinaldi
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Professor Marcelo Rinaldi
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Professor Marcelo Rinaldi
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Professor Marcelo Rinaldi
 1999 Bagpipe: Instrument of War - Part 2 (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1998 Gideon
Addison Sinclair
 1998 Bagpipe: Instrument of War - Part 1 (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1998 Armageddon
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1997 Hercules
Narrator (voice)
 1996 The Dark Mist
Narrator (voice)
 1996 Alaska
Perry
 1995 The Avenging Angel (TV Movie)
Brigham Young
 1994 The Great Battles of the Civil War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Abraham Lincoln (voice)
 1994 Texas (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1994 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series)
Abalon
- Abalon (1994) ... Abalon
 1993 Wayne's World 2
Good Actor
 1992 Noel (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1991 The Crucifer of Blood (TV Movie)
Sherlock Holmes
 1991 Cults: Saying No Under Pressure (Video)
Narrator
 1990 Almost an Angel
God (uncredited)
 1990 The Little Kidnappers (TV Movie)
James MacKenzie
 1990 Solar Crisis
Adm. 'Skeet' Kelso
 1990 Treasure Island (TV Movie)
Long John Silver
 1989 Call from Space (Short)
Alien (voice)
 1989 Original Sin (TV Movie)
Louis Mancini
 1987 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
Bar Customer: Pinocchio II Segment
- 1987 Christmas Special (1987) ... Bar Customer: Pinocchio II Segment
 1987 The Dame Edna Experience (TV Series)
Chuck
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Chuck (uncredited)
 1987 Proud Men (TV Movie)
Charley MacLeod Sr.
 1985 Dynasty (TV Series)
Jason Colby
- The Titans (1985) ... Jason Colby
- The Man (1985) ... Jason Colby
 1984 Nairobi Affair (TV Movie)
Lee Cahill
 1983 Chiefs (TV Mini-Series)
Hugh Holmes
- Part 3 (1983) ... Hugh Holmes
- Part 2 (1983) ... Hugh Holmes
- Part 1 (1983) ... Hugh Holmes
 1982 Mother Lode
Silas McGee / Ian McGee
 1980 The Mountain Men
Bill Tyler
 1978 Gray Lady Down
Capt. Paul Blanchard
 1977 Energy: A National Issue (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1976 Midway
Capt. Matt Garth
 1975 The Fun of Your Life (Short)
Narrator
 1974 Earthquake
Graff
 1973 Adventures of Mowgli
Narrator (English version, voice)
 1972 Skyjacked
Capt. Henry 'Hank' O'Hara
 1972 The Special London Bridge Special (TV Movie)
Tennis Player
 1970 The Hawaiians
Whip Hoxworth
 1970 The Don Adams Special: Hooray for Hollywood (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1969 Number One
Ron 'Cat' Catlan
 1968 Elizabeth the Queen (TV Movie)
Robert Devereaux, Earl of Essex
 1967 Counterpoint
Lionel Evans
 1966 What Is a Boy (TV Movie)
 1963 The Patriots (TV Movie)
Thomas Jefferson
 1963 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Paul Malone
- The Fugitive Eye (1963) ... Paul Malone
 1963 55 Days at Peking
Maj. Matt Lewis
 1962 The Pigeon That Took Rome
Captain Paul MacDougall / Benny the Snatch / Narrator
 1961 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Paul Malone
- The Fugitive Eye (1961) ... Paul Malone
 1959 The Wreck of the Mary Deare
John Sands
 1956-1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Charles Gray / Col. Jesse Price
- Point of No Return (1958) ... Charles Gray
- Forbidden Area (1956) ... Col. Jesse Price
 1955-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Chipman / Lt. Paul Peterson
- The Trial of Captain Wirtz (1957) ... Chipman
- Bailout at 43,000 Feet (1955) ... Lt. Paul Peterson
 1951-1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Switch Station (1957)
 1956 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Guest
- Episode dated 29 December 1956 (1956) ... Guest
 1956 Three Violent People
Capt. Colt Saunders
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Tim
- The Seeds of Hate (1955) ... Tim
 1955 Omnibus (TV Series)
 1952-1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Melody Jones / Peter Handley / Cashel Bryon
- Along Came Jones (1955) ... Melody Jones
- The Closed Door (1952) ... Peter Handley
- Cashel Byron's Profession (1952) ... Cashel Bryon
 1954 Secret of the Incas
Harry Steele
 1954 Danger (TV Series)
 1953 Bad for Each Other
Dr. Tom Owen
 1953 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
- A Day in Town (1953)
 1950-1953 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Elegy (1953)
 1953 Three Lives (Short)
Commentator
 1952 Ruby Gentry
Boake Tackman
 1952 The Savage
James 'Jim' Aherne Jr. / War Bonnet
 1952 Curtain Call (TV Series)
- The Liar (1952)
 1949-1952 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Merton Densher / James Otis / Macbeth / ...
- The Wings of the Dove (1952) ... Merton Densher
- Macbeth (1951) ... Macbeth
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- Route 19 (1951)
 1949-1951 Suspense (TV Series)
- Santa Fe Flight (1951)
- Suspicion (1949)
 1950 The Clock (TV Series)
- The Hypnotist (1950)
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Other Works:

(December 5, 1972 to January 3, 1973) He acted in Arthur Miller's play, "The Crucible," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Inga Swenson, James Olson, Beah Richards and Donald Moffat in the cast. Joseph Hardy was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 14 Interviews | 64 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Charlton Easton | Captured Slave Charlton Heston

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on conquering his alcohol addiction in 2000] It was one of my best recent years. And now I'm not drinking at all. I wasn't slurring my words. I wasn't falling over, but I realized it had become an addiction for me. And in my profession, it's a terrible flaw to fall into. I believe I did it in time. See more »

Trivia:

Somewhat ironically, Heston was a vocal supporter of the Gun Control Act of 1968, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently played heroic or larger-than-life characters See more »

Nickname:

Chuck

Star Sign:

Libra

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