Image of Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine

1917-01-24 Hamden, Connecticut, USA

Image of Ernest Borgnine


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).


Rat Pack Self (archive footage) 2022-01-11
Jag är Ingrid Self (archive footage) 2015-08-27
Passion & Poetry: Sam's Trucker Movie Self 2013-10-03
Remote Control Magic: The Movie Self (archive footage) 2012-11-13
The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez Rex Page 2012-04-27
Night Club Albert 2011-04-11
Love's Christmas Journey Nicholas 2011-11-05
The Lion of Judah Slink (voice) 2011-06-03
National Lampoon's Snatched Big Frank Baum 2011-01-01
Another Harvest Moon Frank 2010-10-06
The Genesis Code Carl Taylor 2010-08-25
RED Henry, The Records Keeper 2010-10-13
Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants 2009-07-14
The Wishing Well Big Jim 2009-12-09
Private Screenings: Ernest Borgnine Self 2009-01-26
Oliviero Rising Bill 2009-02-10
Railroad to Hell: A Chinaman's Chance Judge Holliday 2008-05-14
Frozen Stupid Frank Norgard 2008-08-01
Aces 'N' Eights Thurmond Prescott 2008-03-15
Strange Wilderness Milas 2008-02-01
Red and White: Gone with the West Himself / Narrator 2008-02-01
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Self 2007-10-13
A Grandpa for Christmas Bert O'Riley 2007-11-24
Armed and Deadly: The Making of 'The Dirty Dozen' Self 2006-01-01
La cura del gorilla Jerry 2006-02-02
Passion & Poetry: The Ballad of Sam Peckinpah Self 2005-01-01
That One Summer 2005-01-01
3 Below Grandpa 2005-01-10
Rail Kings Steamtrain 2005-03-22
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade Self (archive footage) 2004-07-25
Blueberry Rolling Star 2004-02-09
Barn Red Michael Bolini 2004-01-01
The Trail to Hope Rose Eugene 2004-01-01
The Blue Light Faerie King 2004-01-01
The American Hobo: History of the Railriding Worker Himself - Narrator 2003-01-01
Spongebob SquarePants: Deep Sea Sillies Mermaid Man 2003-01-28
Time Machine: When Cowboys Were King Self 2003-01-01
The Long Ride Home Lucas Moat 2003-03-27
11'09''01 September 11 Old Man (segment "USA") 2002-09-04
Hoover J. Edgar Hoover 2000-12-25
The Kiss Of Debt Godfather Mariano 2000-01-01
Castle Rock Nate 2000-01-01
Frank Sinatra Memorial Self 2000-05-16
Sir John Mills' Moving Memories Self (archive footage) 2000-08-01
Abilene Hotis Brown 1999-03-13
The Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island Ben Quinn 1999-12-01
The Last Great Ride Franklin Lyle 1999-01-01
Small Soldiers Kip Killagin (voice) 1998-07-10
An All Dogs Christmas Carol Carface (voice) 1998-11-17
BASEketball Ted Denslow 1998-07-28
Everyone Loves Mel Grandpa 1998-10-10
McHale's Navy Admiral Quinton McHale Sr. 1997-04-18
Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western Self 1997-07-27
Ernest Borgnine on the Bus Self 1997-04-01
Gattaca Caesar 1997-09-07
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 Carface (voice) 1996-03-29
Burt Lancaster: Daring to Reach Self (archive footage) 1996-03-15
The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage Self 1996-11-01
Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders 1996-08-27
Captiva Island Arty 1995-01-01
Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart Sheriff Laughton 1995-02-17
Tierärztin Christine II: Die Versuchung Dr. Gustav Gruber 1995-10-12
La Classe américaine Ernest (archive footage) 1993-12-31
Der blaue Diamant Hans Kroger 1993-01-01
Tierärztin Christine Dr. Gustav Gruber 1993-11-21
Mistress Himself 1992-07-24
Mountain of Diamonds Ernie 1991-01-01
Appearances Emil Danzig 1990-06-17
Tides of War Doctor 1990-01-01
Any Man's Death Herr Gantz 1990-05-10
The Last Match Coach 1990-02-01
Hoodwinked Sal Piccolo 1989-11-15
Laser Mission Prof. Braun 1989-11-01
Gummibärchen küßt man nicht Bischof 1989-08-17
The Big Turnaround Father Lopez 1988-01-01
Skeleton Coast Colonel Smith 1988-04-14
Qualcuno Pagherà Victor 1988-07-08
The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission Gen. Sam Worden 1988-11-10
Spike of Bensonhurst Baldo Cacetti 1988-11-11
Bersaglio sull'autostrada Captain Morrison 1988-01-01
The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission Gen. Sam Worden 1987-03-01
The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn Self (archive footage) 1986-03-09
The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission Gen. Worden 1985-02-04
Code Name: Wild Geese Frank Fletcher 1984-10-05
Cane arrabbiato Ben Robeson 1984-12-09
Airwolf: The Movie Dominic Santini 1984-06-26
Love Leads the Way: A True Story Sen. Brighton 1984-10-07
James Bond: The First 21 Years Self 1983-05-27
Carpool Mickey Doyle 1983-10-05
Young Warriors Lt. Bob Carrigan 1983-08-28
Blood Feud J. Edgar Hoover 1983-04-25
Deadly Blessing Isaiah 1981-08-14
Escape from New York Cabbie 1981-05-23
High Risk Clint 1981-05-01
When Time Ran Out... Det. Sgt. Tom Conti 1980-03-28
Poliziotto superpiù Willy Dunlop 1980-09-18
Ravagers Rann 1979-05-01
The Double McGuffin Firat 1979-06-01
All Quiet on the Western Front Stanislaus Katczinsky 1979-11-14
The Black Hole Harry Booth 1979-12-18
The Horror Show (archive footage) 1979-02-06
The Ghost of Flight 401 Dom Cimoli 1978-02-18
Cops and Robin Joe Cleaver 1978-03-28
Convoy Lyle Wallace 1978-06-27
The Greatest Angelo Dundee 1977-05-17
The Prince and the Pauper John Canty 1977-06-03
Fire! Sam Brisbane 1977-05-08
Natale in casa d'appuntamento Max 1976-01-01
Shoot Lou 1976-05-28
Future Cop Officer Joe Cleaver 1976-05-01
The Devil's Rain Jonathan Corbis 1975-07-01
Hustle Santuro 1975-12-25
Sunday in the Country Adam Smith 1974-11-22
Twice in a Lifetime Vince Boselli 1974-03-16
Law and Disorder Cy 1974-10-09
The Neptune Factor Chief Diver Don MacKay 1973-08-03
Emperor of the North Shack 1973-05-23
Legend in Granite Vince Lombardi 1973-12-14
The Revengers Hoop 1972-06-21
The Poseidon Adventure Mike Rogo 1972-12-13
Un uomo dalla pelle dura Captain Perkins 1972-02-02
Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster? Deputy Sam Hill 1971-02-01
Willard Al Martin 1971-07-30
Rain for a Dusty Summer The General 1971-09-22
Hannie Caulder Emmett Clemens 1971-11-08
Bunny O'Hare Bill Green - Gruenwald 1971-10-18
The Trackers Sam Paxton 1971-12-15
The Adventurers Fat Cat 1970-03-25
Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? Sheriff Harve 1970-09-11
The Wild Bunch Dutch Engstrom 1969-06-19
Los desesperados Don Pedro Sandoval 1969-08-19
The Legend of Lylah Clare Barney Sheean 1968-08-21
Ice Station Zebra Boris Vaslov 1968-10-23
The Split Bert Clinger 1968-11-04
Chuka Sgt. Otto Hahnsbach 1967-07-23
The Dirty Dozen Maj. Gen. Worden 1967-06-15
The Oscar Barney Yale 1966-03-04
The Flight of the Phoenix Trucker Cobb 1965-12-15
McHale's Navy Quinton McHale 1964-06-25
Go Naked in the World Pete Stratton 1961-03-10
Il re di poggioreale Peppino Navarra 1961-09-16
Barabbas Lucius 1961-12-23
Il giudizio universale Pickpocket 1961-10-26
I briganti italiani Sante Carbone 1961-12-16
Pay or Die! Police Lt. Joseph Petrosino 1960-07-27
Man on a String Boris Mitrov 1960-05-20
Summer of the Seventeenth Doll Roo 1959-12-01
The Rabbit Trap Eddie Colt 1959-06-01
The Vikings Ragnar 1958-06-11
Torpedo Run Lt. Archer 'Archie' Sloan 1958-10-24
The Badlanders John McBain 1958-09-03
The Catered Affair Tom Hurley 1956-06-14
Three Brave Men Bernard F. Goldsmith 1956-12-01
Jubal Shep Horgan 1956-04-06
The Best Things in Life Are Free Lew Brown 1956-09-28
Marty Marty Piletti 1955-04-11
The Square Jungle Bernie Browne 1955-12-30
The Last Command Mike Radin 1955-08-03
Run for Cover Morgan 1955-04-29
Bad Day at Black Rock Coley Trimble 1955-01-13
Violent Saturday Stadt, Amish Farmer 1955-04-01
Johnny Guitar Bart Lonergan 1954-05-26
The Bounty Hunter Bill Rachin 1954-09-25
Demetrius and the Gladiators Strabo 1954-06-16
Vera Cruz Donnegan 1954-12-25
The Stranger Wore a Gun Bull Slager 1953-07-30
From Here to Eternity Sgt. James R. 'Fatso' Judson 1953-08-28
China Corsair Hu Chang 1951-06-12
The Mob Joe Castro 1951-09-07
The Whistle at Eaton Falls Bill Street 1951-08-02