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Ernest Borgnine (born Ermes Effron Borgnino; January 24, 1917 – July 8, 2012) was an American actor whose career spanned over six decades. He was noted for his gruff but calm voice and gap-toothed Cheshire Cat grin. A popular performer, he also appeared as a guest on numerous talk shows and as a panelist on several game shows. Borgnine's film career began in 1951, and included supporting roles in China Corsair (1951), From Here to Eternity (1953), Vera Cruz (1954), Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) and The Wild Bunch (1969). He also played the unconventional lead in many films, winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for Marty (1955). He achieved continuing success in the sitcom McHale's Navy (1962–1966), in which he played the title character, and co-starred as Dominic Santini in the action series Airwolf (1984–1986), in addition to a wide variety of other roles. Borgnine earned his third Primetime Emmy Award nomination at age 92 for his work on the 2009 series finale of ER. He was known as the original voice of Mermaid Man on SpongeBob SquarePants from 1999 until his death in 2012. He had earlier replaced the late Vic Tayback as the voice of the villainous Carface Caruthers in both All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996) and All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series (1996–1998).
Wednesday, January 24, 1917, Hamden, Connecticut, USA
Sunday, July 8, 2012
1953 From Here to EternitySgt. James R. 'Fatso' Judson 1955 MartyMarty Piletti 1958 The VikingsRagnar 1961 BarabbasLucius 1967 The Dirty DozenMaj. Gen. Worden 1969 The Wild BunchDutch Engstrom 1972 The Poseidon AdventureMike Rogo 1978 ConvoySheriff Lyle 'Cottonmouth' Wallace 1979 The Black HoleHarry Booth 1980 Super FuzzWilly Dunlop 1981 Escape from New YorkCabbie 1996 All Dogs Go to Heaven 2Carface (voice) 1997 GattacaCaesar 1998 Small SoldiersKip Killagin 2010 REDHenryLimited to the 15 most popular items