Charles Hallahan

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Charles John Hallahan (born July 29, 1943 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , USA , † November 25, 1997 in Los Angeles , California ) was an American film and stage actor .


Charles Hallahan, who had Irish ancestry, grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Rutgers University in New Jersey in 1971 . Just a year later, in 1972, he graduated from Temple University with a degree in theater studies . After five years of performing in smaller theaters, Hallahan moved to Los Angeles in 1977 to begin his acting career. He first appeared in front of the camera in 1972 in the theater film adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac .

Hallahan's career was limited to guest appearances in television series, with a few exceptions. One of his most prominent television roles was that of Captain Charles Devane in the crime series Hunter , which he impersonated in 110 episodes between 1986 and 1991. In addition, he could be engaged from 1993 to 1994 for 14 episodes of the series Grace . 1982 in the role of Norris in the science fiction film The Thing and 1997 in the role of Hallahan in the disaster film Dante's Peak should be his most famous cinema appearances.

It would be one of his last appearances on camera, as he died of a heart attack in November 1997 at the age of 54 . Shortly before, he had been offered a guest appearance on the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine , which Nick Tate has now taken over. His body was cremated and the ashes scattered in Cobh Harbor, Ireland.

He left behind his wife Barbara Gryboski, with whom he had been married since May 21, 1983, and their two children.

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