Hallahan as as LAPD Captain Charlie Devane on the long-running NBC-TV series "Hunter".
|Birth Name:||Charles John Hallahan|
|Born:||July 29, 1943|
|Birthplace:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Died:||November 25, 1997(aged 54)|
|Deathplace:||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
(or involved with):
|Dallas (first series)|
Charles John Hallahan (July 29, 1943 – November 25, 1997) was an American film, television and stage actor known for his performances in Going in Style, The Thing, Cast a Deadly Spell, and Dante's Peak. Charles appears as Texas State Hall of Records clerk Harry Ritlin, whom, after prodding from Pam and Bobby Ewing and Cliff Barnes, reveals that he was offered bribe money from Pam's ex-husband, Ed Haynes, to hide the copies of their annullment papers, which Haynes stole from the home of Digger Barnes, in his old Army buddy's scheme to extort millions from the Ewing clan in the Season 2 episode of the original Dallas series titled "Double Wedding".
During his acting career he was often cast as a police officer, and is possibly best known to TV viewers as LAPD Captain Charlie Devane on the long-running NBC-TV series Hunter. He was memorable for his portrayal of the nameless "Coach" in the film Vision Quest, opposite Matthew Modine. He also served in the US Navy in the early 1960s, including time as a Navy hospital corpsmen stationed in Puerto Rico.
In 1997, Hallahan was cast as Liam Bilby in the UPN TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Honor Among Thieves", but on November 25, 1997, he was involved in an auto accident caused by a heart attack while driving, and died. Nick Tate agreed to assume the role in Hallahan's memory.
- ↑ J. O'Connor, John (September 10, 1991). "Review/Television; A Detective and Sci-Fi In Los Angeles Magic". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/1991/09/10/arts/review-television-a-detective-and-sci-fi-in-los-angeles-magic.html.
- ↑ "Charles Hallahan". The New York Times. http://movies.nytimes.com/person/29837/Charles-Hallahan/biography.