Wednesday, April 18, 2018

RIP Charles Tyner

SAG/AFTRA Magazine
Spring 2018 edition

In 1957, Tyner made his debut on Broadway, in the play Orpheus Descending. Two year later, he appeared with Paul Newman, in the Broadway play Sweet Bird of Youth. It was during 1959, that he made his film debut, with an uncredited part in That Kind of Woman. He worked with Newman again in 1967, as Boss Higgins, the sadistic prison guard in Cool Hand Luke, and became a regular character actor, appearing in films such as The Reivers, Lawman, Harold and Maude, The Cowboys and Emperor of the North Pole. One of his better known roles was alongside Burt Reynolds, in the 1974 prison comedy The Longest Yard. Another one of his better known roles was that of the evil Howard Rodman in the television series Father Murphy.

Tyner returned to the stage in 1977, but continued to appear in films. He died on November 8, 2017.

TYNER, Charles
Born: 6/8/1925, Danville, Virginia, U.S.A.
Died: 11/8/2017, U.S.A.

Charles Tyner’s westerns – actor:
The Big Valley (TV) – 1967 (Hemit)
Dundee and the Culhane (TV) – 1967 (Guilfoyle)
The Stalking Moon – 1968 (Dace)
The High Chaparral (TV) – 1969 (Gregg)
The Cheyenne Social Club – 1970 (Charlie Bannister)
Monte Walsh – 1970 (doctor)
Alias Smith and Jones (TV) – 1971 (Turner)
Lawman – 1971 (minister)
Bad Company – 1972 (egg farmer)
The Cowboys – 1972 (stonemason)
Jeremiah Johnson – 1972 (Robidoux)
Kung Fu (TV) – 1973 (Laraby)
The Outlaw Josey Wales – 1976 (Zukie Limmer)
Young Pioneers (TV) – 1976 (Mr. Benton)
Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion (TV) – 1977 (Lefty Slade)
How the West Was Won (TV) – 1979 (Eli Kelsay)
Father Murphy (TV) – 1981-1982 (Howard Rodman)
Little House on the Prairie (TV) – 1983 (Mr. Janes)
Guns of Paradise (TV) – 1988 (Herb Applegate)

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