Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston

84 (passed away Apr. 5th, 2008)
Oct. 4th, 1923
Born in
Evanston, Illinois, USA
6' 2"

Charlton Heston's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Colbys TV Show
The Colbys
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies TV Show
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies
The Colgate Comedy Hour TV Show
The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Merv Griffin Show TV Show
The Merv Griffin Show
The $64,000 Question TV Show
The $64,000 Question
F.D.R. TV Show

Main Movie Roles

2008 - Religulous
2007 - Manufacturing Dissent
2002 - Bowling for Columbine
2001 - Town & Country
2001 - Planet of the Apes
2001 - Cats & Dogs
2001 - The Order
1999 - Any Given Sunday
1998 - Armageddon
1997 - Hercules
1996 - Hamlet
1996 - Alaska
1994 - True Lies
1994 - In the Mouth of Madness
1993 - Tombstone
1993 - Wayne's World 2
1992 - Gengis Khan
1990 - Almost An Angel
1990 - Solar Crisis
1980 - The Awakening
1978 - Gray Lady Down
1976 - Two-Minute Warning
1976 - The Last Hard Men
1976 - Midway
1974 - Earthquake
1974 - Airport 1975
1973 - Soylent Green
1973 - The Three Musketeers
1971 - The Omega Man
1970 - Julius Caesar
1970 - Beneath The Planet of The Apes
1968 - Planet of the Apes
1966 - Khartoum
1965 - The Greatest Story Ever Told
1965 - Major Dundee
1965 - The War Lord
1965 - The Agony and the Ecstasy
1963 - 55 Days at Peking
1961 - El Cid
1959 - Ben-Hur
1958 - The Big Country
1958 - Touch of Evil
1958 - The Buccaneer
1956 - The Ten Commandments
1954 - Secret of the Incas
1953 - Pony Express
1952 - The Greatest Show On Earth
1950 - Dark City

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Hugh Holmes
Jason Colby
Charles Gray
Lt. Paul Peterson
Chief Justice Haden Wainwright
[Complete List]


With features chiseled in stone, who else but Charlton Heston could you picture as Michelangelo, as Ben-Hur, as Moses? Heston's movie career took off with The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) and reached light speed with Ben-Hur (1959). Although he has played a pantheon of larger-than-life roles, he usually prefers to talk about the day-to-day daily grind of the movie business, and especially credits the writers and directors he has worked for much of his success.

  • During the Waco standoff in 1993, Heston was hired by the FBI to provide the voice of God when talking to 'David Koresh' (qv) in an attempt to reason with him. The plan was never used.
  • When he met 'Toshirô Mifune' (qv) around 1960, he was extremely taken with the Japanese star and claimed that if Mifune spoke English "he could be the greatest star in the world". The two actors exchanged Christmas cards since their meeting until Mifune's death.
  • Turned down the lead in _The Omen (1976)_ (qv). The role then went to 'Gregory Peck' (qv).
  • Named _The Call of the Wild (1972)_ (qv) as his worst movie.
  • He and _The Big Country (1958)_ (qv) co-star 'Gregory Peck' (qv) both played the infamous Nazi war criminal, Dr. 'Josef Mengele' (qv): Heston in _My Father, Rua Alguem 5555 (2003)_ (qv) and Peck in _The Boys from Brazil (1978)_ (qv).
  • Prior to starring in _The Omega Man (1971)_ (qv), a remake of 'Vincent Price (I)' (qv)'s film _The Last Man on Earth (1964)_ (qv), Heston and Price appeared together in 'Cecil B. DeMille' (qv)'s _The Ten Commandments (1956)_ (qv).
  • Elected as the president of the National Rifle Association, he was re-elected to an unprecedented 4th 3-year term in 2001.
  • Broke his nose in high school playing football. He later commented that this was ultimately to his advantage as an actor because it gave him "the profile of an Eagle.".

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