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Occupation
  
Actor

Years active
  
1950–1999


Children
  
7

Name
  
Charles Bronson

Charles Bronson

Full Name
  
Charles Dennis Buchinsky

Born
  
November 3, 1921 (
1921-11-03
)
Ehrenfeld, Cambria CountyPennsylvania, U.S.

Died
  
August 30, 2003(2003-08-30) (aged 81)Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Cause of death
  
PneumoniaAlzheimer's disease

Spouse(s)
  
Harriett Tendler (1949–1965; divorced)Jill Ireland (1968–1990; her death)Kim Weeks (1998–2003; his death)

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Charles Bronson (born Charles Dennis Buchinsky; Lithuanian: Karolis Dionyzas Bučinskis; November 3, 1921 – August 30, 2003) was an American actor.

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He starred in films such as Once Upon a Time in the West, The Magnificent Seven, The Dirty Dozen, The Great Escape, Rider on the Rain, The Mechanic, and the Death Wish series. He was often cast in the role of a police officer, gunfighter, or vigilante in revenge-oriented plot lines. He had long collaborations with film directors Michael Winner and J. Lee Thompson. In 1965, he was featured as Major Wolenski in Battle of the Bulge.

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Early life

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Bronson was born Charles Dennis Buchinsky, the 11th of 15 children, in a Roman Catholic family of Lithuanian descent in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania in the coal region of the Allegheny Mountains north of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

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His father, Valteris P. Bučinskis (who later adjusted his name to Walter Buchinsky to sound more "American"), hailed from the town of Druskininkai in southern Lithuania. Bronson's mother, Mary (Valinsky), whose parents were from Lithuania, was born in the coal mining town of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. His father had Lipka Tatar roots.

Bronson learned to speak English when he was a teenager; before that, he spoke Lithuanian and Russian.

Bronson was the first member of his family to graduate from high school. When Bronson was 10 years old, his father died and he went to work in the coal mines, first in the mining office and then in the mine. He later said he earned one dollar for each ton of coal that he mined. He worked in the mine until he entered military service during World War II. His family was so poor that, at one time, he had to wear his sister's dress to school for lack of clothing.

World War II service

In 1943, Bronson enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces and served in the 760th Flexible Gunnery Training Squadron, and in 1945 as a Boeing B-29 Superfortress aerial gunner with the Guam-based 61st Bombardment Squadron within the 39th Bombardment Group, which conducted combat missions against the Japanese home islands. He flew 25 missions and received a Purple Heart for wounds received in battle.

Early roles, 1951–1959

After the end of World War II, Bronson worked at many odd jobs until joining a theatrical group in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He later shared an apartment in New York City with Jack Klugman while both were aspiring to play on the stage. In 1950, he married and moved to Hollywood, where he enrolled in acting classes and began to find small roles.

Bronson's first film role — an uncredited one — was as a sailor in You're in the Navy Now in 1951. Other early screen appearances were in Pat and Mike, Miss Sadie Thompson and House of Wax (as Vincent Price's mute henchman Igor). In 1952, Bronson boxed in a ring with Roy Rogers in Rogers' show Knockout. He appeared on an episode of The Red Skelton Show as a boxer in a skit with Skelton playing "Cauliflower McPugg". He also had a part credited as Charles Buchinsky in a western named Riding Shotgun, starring Randolph Scott. In 1954, Bronson made a strong impact in Drum Beat as a murderous Modoc warrior, Captain Jack, who relishes wearing the tunics of soldiers he has killed. In 1954, during the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) proceedings, he changed his surname from Buchinsky to Bronson at the suggestion of his agent, who feared that an Eastern European surname might damage his career.

He made several appearances on television in the 1950s and 1960s, including a 1952 segment, with fellow guest star Lee Marvin, of Biff Baker, U.S.A., an espionage series on CBS starring Alan Hale, Jr. and played a killer named Crego in Gunsmoke (1956). Bronson had the lead role of the episode "The Apache Kid" of the syndicated crime drama Sheriff of Cochise, starring John Bromfield; Bronson was subsequently cast twice in 1959 after the series was renamed U.S. Marshal.

He guest-starred in the short-lived CBS situation comedy, Hey, Jeannie! and in three episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents: And So Died Riabouchinska (1956), There Was an Old Woman (1956), and The Woman Who Wanted to Live (1962). In 1957, Bronson was cast in the Western series Colt .45 as an outlaw named Danny Arnold in the episode "Young Gun". He scored the lead in his own ABC's detective series Man with a Camera (1958–1960), in which he portrayed Mike Kovac, a former combat photographer freelancing in New York City.

In 1959, he played Steve Ogrodowski, a naval intelligence officer, in two episodes of the CBS military sitcom/drama, Hennesey, starring Jackie Cooper, and he played Rogue Donovan, an escaped murderer in Yancy Derringer (episode: "Hell and High Water"). Bronson starred alongside Elizabeth Montgomery in a Twilight Zone episode ("Two"; 1961). He appeared in five episodes of Richard Boone's Have Gun – Will Travel (1957–63). In 1958, he was cast in his first lead film role in Roger Corman's Machine-Gun Kelly, followed by the lead role in the World War II film When Hell Broke Loose later the same year.

Success, 1960–1968

Bronson was cast in the 1960 episode "Zigzag" of Riverboat, starring Darren McGavin.

That same year, he was cast as "Dutch Malkin" in the 1960 episode "The Generous Politician" of The Islanders. In 1960, he garnered attention in John Sturges' The Magnificent Seven, in which he was cast as one of seven gunfighters taking up the cause of the defenseless. During filming, Bronson was a loner who kept to himself, according to Eli Wallach. He received $50,000 for this role. This role made him a favorite actor of many in the since disbanded Soviet Union, such as Vladimir Vysotsky.

Two years later, Sturges cast him for another Hollywood production, The Great Escape, as claustrophobic Polish prisoner of war Flight Lieutenant Danny Velinski, nicknamed "The Tunnel King" (coincidentally, Bronson was really claustrophobic because of his childhood work in a mine). In 1961, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his supporting role in an episode entitled "Memory in White" of CBS's General Electric Theater, hosted by Ronald Reagan. In 1962, he appeared alongside Elvis Presley in Kid Galahad. In 1963, he co-starred in the series Empire.

During the 1963–64 television season he portrayed Linc, the stubborn wagonmaster in the ABC western series, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters. In the 1965–1966 season, he guest-starred in an episode of The Legend of Jesse James. In 1965, Bronson was cast as a demolitions expert in an episode of ABC's Combat! Thereafter, in The Dirty Dozen (1967), he played an Army death row convict conscripted into a suicide mission. In 1967, he guest-starred as Ralph Schuyler, an undercover government agent in the episode "The One That Got Away" on ABC's The Fugitive.

European roles and rise with United Artists, 1968–1973

Bronson made a serious name for himself in European films. In 1968, he starred as Harmonica in Once Upon a Time in the West. The director, Sergio Leone, once called him "the greatest actor I ever worked with", and had wanted to cast Bronson for the lead in 1964's A Fistful of Dollars. Bronson turned him down and the role launched Clint Eastwood to film stardom. In 1970, Bronson starred in the French film Rider on the Rain, which won a Hollywood Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

The following year, this overseas fame earned him a special Golden Globe Henrietta Award for "World Film Favorite - Male" together with Sean Connery. In 1972 he began a string of successful action films for United Artists, beginning with Chato's Land, although he had done several films for UA before this in the 1960s (The Magnificent Seven, etc.). One film UA brought into the domestic mainstream was Violent City, an Italian-made film originally released overseas in 1970, but not issued in the U.S. until 1974 under the title The Family.

Death Wish series and departure from UA, 1974–1980

Bronson's most famous role came when he was age 52, in Death Wish (Paramount, 1974), the most popular film of his long association with director Michael Winner. He played Paul Kersey, a successful New York architect who turns into a crime-fighting vigilante after his wife is murdered and his daughter sexually assaulted. This movie spawned four sequels over the next two decades, all starring Bronson.

In 1974, he had the title role in the Elmore Leonard film adaptation Mr. Majestyk, as an army veteran and farmer who battles local gangsters. For Walter Hill's Hard Times (1975), he starred as a Depression-era street fighter making his living in illegal bare-knuckled matches in Louisiana. He earned good reviews. Bronson reached his pinnacle in box-office drawing power in 1975, when he was ranked 4th, behind only Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand, and Al Pacino. His stint at UA came to an end in 1977 with The White Buffalo.

Cannon Films era and final roles, 1981–1994

He was considered for the role of Snake Plissken in Escape from New York (1981), but director John Carpenter thought he was too tough looking and too old for the part, and decided to cast Kurt Russell instead. In the years between 1976 and 1994, Bronson commanded high salaries to star in numerous films made by smaller production companies, most notably Cannon Films, for whom some of his last films were made.

Many of them were directed by J. Lee Thompson, a collaborative relationship that Bronson enjoyed and actively pursued, reportedly because Thompson worked quickly and efficiently. Thompson's ultra-violent films such as The Evil That Men Do (TriStar Pictures, 1984) and 10 to Midnight (1983) were blasted by critics, but provided Bronson with well-paid work throughout the 1980s. Bronson's last starring role in a theatrically released film was 1994's Death Wish V: The Face of Death.

Personal life

His first marriage was to Harriet Tendler, whom he met when both were fledgling actors in Philadelphia. They had two children before divorcing in 1965. She wrote in her memoir that she "was an 18-year-old virgin when she met the 26-year-old Charlie Buchinsky at a Philadelphia acting school in 1947. Two years later, with the grudging consent of her father, a successful, Jewish dairy farmer, Tendler wed Bunchinsky, a Catholic and a former coal miner. Tendler supported them both while she and Charlie pursued their acting dreams. On their first date, he had four cents in his pocket — and went on, now as Charles Bronson, to become one of the highest paid actors in the country."

Bronson was then married again to English actress Jill Ireland from October 5, 1968, until her death in 1990. He had met her in 1962, when she was married to Scottish actor David McCallum. At the time, Bronson (who shared the screen with McCallum in The Great Escape) reportedly told him, "I'm going to marry your wife". The Bronsons lived in a grand Bel Air mansion in Los Angeles with seven children: two by his previous marriage, three by hers (one of whom was adopted) and two of their own (another one of whom was adopted). After they married, she often played his leading lady, and they starred in fourteen films together.

To maintain a close family, they would load up everyone and take them to wherever filming was taking place, so that they could all be together. They spent time in a colonial farmhouse on 260 acres (1.1 km2) in West Windsor, Vermont, where Ireland raised horses and provided training for their daughter Zuleika so that she could perform at the higher levels of horse showing. The Vermont farm, "Zuleika Farm", was named for the only natural child between them. During the late 1980s through the mid-1990s Bronson regularly spent winter holidays vacationing with his family in Snowmass, Colorado.

On May 18, 1990, aged 54, after a long battle with the disease, Jill Ireland died of breast cancer at their home in Malibu, California. In December 1998, Bronson was married a third time to Kim Weeks, a former employee of Dove Audio who had helped record Ireland in the production of her audiobooks. The couple were married for five years until Bronson's death in 2003.

Death

Bronson's health deteriorated in his later years, and he retired from acting after undergoing hip-replacement surgery in August 1998. Bronson died at age 81 on August 30, 2003 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Although pneumonia and/or Alzheimer's disease have been cited as his cause of death, in fact neither appears on his death certificate, which cites "respiratory failure", "metastatic lung cancer", with, secondarily, "chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" and "congestive cardiomyopathy" as the causes of death. He was interred at Brownsville Cemetery in West Windsor, Vermont.

Filmography

Actor
1999
Family of Cops III: Under Suspicion (TV Movie) as
Paul Fein
1997
Breach of Faith: A Family of Cops II (TV Movie) as
Commissioner Paul Fein
1995
Family of Cops (TV Movie) as
Paul Fein
1994
Death Wish: The Face of Death as
Paul Kersey
1993
Donato and Daughter (TV Movie) as
Sgt. Mike Donato
1993
The Sea Wolf (TV Movie) as
Capt. Wolf Larsen
1991
Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (TV Movie) as
Francis Church
1991
The Indian Runner as
Mr. Roberts
1989
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects as
Lt. Crowe
1988
Messenger of Death as
Garret Smith
1987
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown as
Paul Kersey
1987
Assassination as
Jay Killian
1986
Act of Vengeance (TV Movie) as
Joseph 'Jock' Yablonski
1986
Murphy's Law as
Jack Murphy
1985
Death Wish 3 as
Paul Kersey
1984
The Evil That Men Do as
Holland
1983
10 to Midnight as
Leo Kessler
1982
Death Wish II as
Paul Kersey
1981
Death Hunt as
Albert Johnson
1980
Borderline as
Jeb Maynard
1980
Cabo Blanco as
Giff Hoyt
1979
Love and Bullets as
Charlie Congers
1977
Telefon as
Maj. Grigori Borzov
1977
The White Buffalo as
Bill Hickok / James Otis
1976
Raid on Entebbe (TV Movie) as
Brig. Gen. Dan Shomron
1976
St. Ives as
Raymond St Ives
1976
From Noon Till Three as
Graham Dorsey
1975
Breakheart Pass as
Deakin
1975
Hard Times as
Chaney
1975
Breakout as
Nick Colton
1974
Death Wish as
Paul Kersey
1974
Mr. Majestyk as
Vince Majestyk
1973
Chino as
Chino Valdez
1973
The Stone Killer as
Lou Torrey
1972
The Mechanic as
Arthur Bishop
1972
The Valachi Papers as
Joe Valachi
1972
Chato's Land as
Pardon Chato
1971
Red Sun as
Link Stuart
1971
Someone Behind the Door as
The Stranger
1970
Cold Sweat as
Joe Martin
1970
The Family as
Jeff Heston
1970
You Can't Win 'Em All as
Josh Corey
1970
Rider on the Rain as
Col. Harry Dobbs
1970
London Affair as
Scott Wardman
1968
Once Upon a Time in the West as
Harmonica
1968
Farewell, Friend as
Franz Propp
1968
Villa Rides as
Fierro
1968
Guns for San Sebastian as
Teclo
1967
Dundee and the Culhane (TV Series) as
Horton Reagen
- The Cat in the Bag Brief (1967) - Horton Reagen
1965
The Virginian (TV Series) as
Harge Talbot / Ben Justin
- The Reckoning (1967) - Harge Talbot
- Nobility of Kings (1965) - Ben Justin
1967
The Dirty Dozen as
Joseph T. Wladislaw
1967
The Fugitive (TV Series) as
Ralph Schuyler
- The One That Got Away (1967) - Ralph Schuyler
1966
This Property Is Condemned as
J.J.
1966
The F.B.I. (TV Series) as
Earl Clayton
- The Animal (1966) - Earl Clayton
1966
The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series) as
Cheyney
- The Chase (1966) - Cheyney
1965
Battle of the Bulge as
Wolenski
1965
Rawhide (TV Series) as
Del Lingman
- Duel at Daybreak (1965) - Del Lingman
1965
The Big Valley (TV Series) as
Tate
- Earthquake (1965) - Tate
1965
The Sandpiper as
Cos Erickson
1965
Combat! (TV Series) as
Velasquez
- Heritage (1965) - Velasquez
1964
Bonanza (TV Series) as
Harry Starr
- The Underdog (1964) - Harry Starr
1964
Guns of Diablo as
Linc Murdock
1963
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series) as
Linc Murdock
- The Day of the Reckoning (1964) - Linc Murdock
- The Day of the Dark Deeds (1964) - Linc Murdock
- The Day of the Pretenders (1964) - Linc Murdock
- The Day of the 12 Candles (1964) - Linc Murdock
- The Day of the Lame Duck (1964) - Linc Murdock
- The Day of the Tin Trumpet (1964) - Linc Murdock
- The Day of the Haunted Trail (1964) - Linc Murdock
- The Day of the Search (1964) - Linc Murdock
- The Day of the Wizard (1964) - Linc Murdock
- The Day of the Toll Takers (1964) - Linc Murdock
- The Day of the Misfits (1963) - Linc Murdock
- The Day of the Homeless (1963) - Linc Murdock
- The Day of the Killer (1963) - Linc Murdock
1963
4 for Texas as
Matson
1963
Dr. Kildare (TV Series) as
Harry Gregg
- Whoever Heard of a Two-Headed Doll? (1963) - Harry Gregg
1962
Empire (TV Series) as
Paul Moreno
- Unaired Pilot: This Rugged Land (1963) - Paul Moreno
- The Convention (1963) - Paul Moreno
- Between Friday and Monday (1963) - Paul Moreno
- Duet for Eight Wheels (1963) - Paul Moreno
- 65 Miles Is a Long, Long Way (1963) - Paul Moreno
- Nobody Dies on Saturday (1963) - Paul Moreno
- Arrow in the Sky (1963) - Paul Moreno
- Hidden Asset (1963) - Paul Moreno
- Burnout (1963) - Paul Moreno
- Down There, the World (1963) - Paul Moreno
- A House in Order (1963) - Paul Moreno
- Seven Days on Rough Street (1963) - Paul Moreno
- The Day the Empire Stood Still (1962) - Paul Moreno
1963
The Great Escape as
Danny 'Tunnel King'
1957
Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series) as
Sheriff Jim Redrock / Ben Jalisco / Henry Grey / ...
- Brotherhood (1963) - Sheriff Jim Redrock
- Ben Jalisco (1961) - Ben Jalisco
- A Proof of Love (1961) - Henry Grey
- The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1958) - Chris Sorenson
- The Outlaw (1957) - Manfred Holt
1962
Kid Galahad as
Lew Nyack
1962
The Untouchables (TV Series) as
Janos Colescou
- The Death Tree (1962) - Janos Colescou
1956
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) as
Ray Bardon / Frank Bramwell / Det. Krovitch
- The Woman Who Wanted to Live (1962) - Ray Bardon
- There Was an Old Woman (1956) - Frank Bramwell
- And So Died Riabouchinska (1956) - Det. Krovitch
1961
Adventures in Paradise (TV Series) as
Dan Morton
- Survival (1961) - Dan Morton
1961
X-15 as
Lt. Col. Lee Brandon
1961
The New Breed (TV Series) as
Jerry Bergason
- The Valley of the 3 Charlies (1961) - Jerry Bergason
1961
Cain's Hundred (TV Series) as
Hank Conrad
- Dead Load: Dave Braddock (1961) - Hank Conrad
1961
A Thunder of Drums as
Trooper Hanna
1961
The Twilight Zone (TV Series) as
The Man
- Two (1961) - The Man
1961
Master of the World as
John Strock
1960
Hennesey (TV Series) as
Lt. Cmdr. Steve Ogrodowski
- The Nogoodnik (1961) - Lt. Cmdr. Steve Ogrodowski
- Hennesey à La Gunn (1960) - Lt. Cmdr. Steve Ogrodowski
1960
Laramie (TV Series) as
Cory Lake / Frank Buckley
- Run of the Hunted (1961) - Cory Lake
- Street of Hate (1960) - Frank Buckley
1961
The Loretta Young Show (TV Series) as
Eugene Walters
- Woodlot (1961) - Eugene Walters
1961
One Step Beyond (TV Series) as
Yank Dawson
- The Last Round (1961) - Yank Dawson
1955
General Electric Theater (TV Series) as
Soldier Conlon / Henry / Pike
- Memory in White (1961) - Soldier Conlon
- The Honest Man (1956) - Henry
- Prosper's Old Mother (1955) - Pike
1960
Riverboat (TV Series) as
Crowley
- Zigzag (1960) - Crowley
1960
The Aquanauts (TV Series) as
Hector Morrison
- The Cavedivers (1960) - Hector Morrison
1960
The Magnificent Seven as
Bernardo O'Reilly
1958
Playhouse 90 (TV Series) as
Sgt. Meras / Andy Kovaric / Wolf Hagan
- The Cruel Day (1960) - Sgt. Meras
- The Rank and File (1959) - Andy Kovaric
- No Time at All (1958) - Wolf Hagan
1958
Man with a Camera (TV Series) as
Mike Kovac
- Kangaroo Court (1960) - Mike Kovac
- Fragment of a Murder (1960) - Mike Kovac
- Hot Ice Cream (1960) - Mike Kovac
- Touch-Off (1960) - Mike Kovac
- The Picture War (1960) - Mike Kovac
- The Bride (1959) - Mike Kovac
- Girl in the Dark (1959) - Mike Kovac
- Live Target (1959) - Mike Kovac
- Missing (1959) - Mike Kovac
- The Positive Negative (1959) - Mike Kovac
- Black Light (1959) - Mike Kovac
- The Man Below (1959) - Mike Kovac
- Eye Witness (1959) - Mike Kovac
- The Killer (1959) - Mike Kovac
- The Big Squeeze (1959) - Mike Kovac
- Mute Evidence (1959) - Mike Kovac
- Face of Murder (1959) - Mike Kovac
- The Last Portrait (1959) - Mike Kovac
- Lady on the Loose (1958) - Mike Kovac
- Six Faces of Satan (1958) - Mike Kovac
- Two Strings of Pearls (1958) - Mike Kovac
- Blind Spot (1958) - Mike Kovac
- Another Barrier (1958) - Mike Kovac
- Double Negative (1958) - Mike Kovac
- Turntable (1958) - Mike Kovac
- Closeup on Violence (1958) - Mike Kovac
- Profile of a Killer (1958) - Mike Kovac
- The Warning (1958) - Mike Kovac
- Second Avenue Assassin (1958) - Mike Kovac
1960
The Islanders (TV Series) as
Dutch Malkin
- The Generous Politician (1960) - Dutch Malkin
1959
Never So Few as
Sgt. John Danforth
1959
Yancy Derringer (TV Series) as
Rogue Donovan
- Hell and High Water (1959) - Rogue Donovan
1959
U.S. Marshal (TV Series) as
Pvt. 'Guardhouse' Ravenal
- Pursuit (1959) - Pvt. 'Guardhouse' Ravenal
1956
Gunsmoke (TV Series) as
Ben Tiple / Crego
- Lost Rifle (1958) - Ben Tiple
- The Killer (1956) - Crego
1958
When Hell Broke Loose as
Steve Boland
1958
Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series) as
Butch Cassidy
- Butch Cassidy (1958) - Butch Cassidy
1958
Gang War as
Alan Avery
1958
The Walter Winchell File (TV Series) as
Eggers
- Fight Night (1958) - Eggers
1958
Machine-Gun Kelly as
George R. 'Machine Gun' Kelly
1958
Sugarfoot (TV Series) as
Cliff Raven / Sandy Randall
- The Bullet and the Cross (1958) - Cliff Raven
- Man Wanted (1958) - Sandy Randall
1958
M Squad (TV Series) as
Eddie Loder
- The Fight (1958) - Eddie Loder
1958
Showdown at Boot Hill as
Luke Welsh
1958
The Court of Last Resort (TV Series) as
Steve Hrdilka
- The Steve Hrdilka Case (1958) - Steve Hrdilka
1957
Studio One (TV Series) as
Cal
- No Deadly Medicine: Part 2 (1957) - Cal
- No Deadly Medicine: Part 1 (1957) - Cal
1957
Suspicion (TV Series) as
Cal
- Doomsday (1957) - Cal
1957
Colt .45 (TV Series) as
Danny Gordon
- Young Gun (1957) - Danny Gordon
1957
The O. Henry Playhouse (TV Series) as
Sam Galloway / Barney O'Keefe
- The Lonely Man (1957) - Sam Galloway
- Two Renegades (1957) - Barney O'Keefe
1957
Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series) as
Dan Rocco
- The Pete Rocco Case (1957) - Dan Rocco
1957
Run of the Arrow as
Blue Buffalo
1957
Those Whiting Girls (TV Series) as
Martin Carroll
- Family Skelton (1957) - Martin Carroll
1957
Hey, Jeannie! (TV Series) as
Rocky Harman
- Jeannie the Policewoman (1957) - Rocky Harman
1957
The Millionaire (TV Series) as
Jerry Bell
- Millionaire Jerry Bell (1957) - Jerry Bell
1957
The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series) as
Zenogalache a.k.a. Apache Kid
- Apache Kid (1957) - Zenogalache a.k.a. Apache Kid
1957
Studio 57 (TV Series) as
Dawson
- Outpost (1957) - Dawson
1956
Have Camera Will Travel (TV Movie) as
Reese
1956
Wire Service (TV Series) as
Sam Adams
- The Avengers (1956) - Sam Adams
1956
Telephone Time (TV Series)
- She Sette Her Little Foote (1956)
1956
Warner Brothers Presents (TV Series) as
Vic / Brodsky
- Deep Freeze (1956) - Vic
- Explosion (1956) - Brodsky
1954
Medic (TV Series) as
Alexis St. Martin / Dr. John Bircher
- Who Search for Truth (1956) - Alexis St. Martin
- My Brother Joe (1954) - Dr. John Bircher
1956
Jubal as
Reb Haislipp
1955
Crusader (TV Series) as
Mike Brod
- Freezeout (1956) - Mike Brod
- The Boxing Match (1955) - Mike Brod
1954
The Joe Palooka Story (TV Series) as
Eddie Crane
- The Neutral Corner (1955) - Eddie Crane
- Two Rings for Eddie (1954) - Eddie Crane (as Charles Buchinsky)
1955
Target Zero as
Sgt. Vince Gaspari
1955
Cavalcade of America (TV Series) as
John Stanizewski
- A Chain of Hearts (1955) - John Stanizewski
1955
Luke and the Tenderfoot (TV Series) as
John Wesley Hardin
- The John Wesley Hardin Story (1955) - John Wesley Hardin
1955
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series) as
Joe Krossen
- Woman in the Mine (1955) - Joe Krossen
1954
Treasury Men in Action (TV Series) as
Vince Sanderson / Frankie Ames / Ollie Blake
- The Case of the Shot in the Dark (1955) - Vince Sanderson
- The Case of the Deadly Dilemma (1955) - Frankie Ames
- The Case of the Escaped Convict (1954) - Ollie Blake
1955
Stage 7 (TV Series) as
Jerry Donn / Murray Forman
- The Time of Day (1955) - Jerry Donn
- Debt of Honor (1955) - Murray Forman
1955
Public Defender (TV Series) as
Nobby Bullaid
- Cornered (1955) - Nobby Bullaid
1955
Big House, U.S.A. as
Benny Kelly
1955
The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series) as
Ralph
- The Case of the Invisible Mark (1955) - Ralph
1955
Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) as
Sergeant Borth
- A Bell for Adano (1955) - Sergeant Borth
1954
Vera Cruz as
Pittsburgh (as Charles Buchinsky)
1954
Drum Beat as
Kintpuash - aka Captain Jack
1954
Apache as
Hondo (as Charles Buchinsky)
1954
Riding Shotgun as
Pinto (as Charles Buchinsky)
1954
Tennessee Champ as
Sixty Jubel (as Charles Buchinsky)
1954
Waterfront (TV Series) as
Danny Cook aka Bob Hayden
- Trestle Point - Danny Cook aka Bob Hayden (as Charles Buchinski)
1953
Miss Sadie Thompson as
Pvt. Edwards (as Charles Buchinsky)
1953
Crime Wave as
Ben Hastings (as Charles Buchinsky)
1953
Four Star Playhouse (TV Series) as
Frank Dana
- The Witness (1953) - Frank Dana (as Charles Buchinsky)
1953
Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) as
Sgt. Roy Smith
- The Long Shot (1953) - Sgt. Roy Smith
1953
House of Wax as
Igor (as Charles Buchinsky)
1953
Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Adventure in Java (1953) - (as Charles Buchinsky)
- Island of Stone (1953) - (as Charles Buchinsky)
1952
The Doctor (TV Series) as
Joe Langan
- Take the Odds (1953) - (as Charles Buchinski)
- The Guest (1952) - Joe Langan (as Charles Buchinsky)
1953
The Clown as
Eddie - Dice Player (uncredited)
1952
Off Limits as
Russell (uncredited)
1952
The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series) as
Willie Killer Conley
- The Knockout (1952) - Willie Killer Conley (as Chas. Buchinski)
1952
Torpedo Alley as
Submariner (uncredited)
1952
Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series) as
Wilhelm / Czech spy
- Alpine Assignment (1952) - Wilhelm (as Charles Buchinsky)
- Koblen (1952) - Czech spy (as Charles Buchinsky)
1952
Bloodhounds of Broadway as
Phil Green - aka 'Pittsburgh Philo' (uncredited)
1952
Battle Zone as
Private (uncredited)
1952
Diplomatic Courier as
Russian Agent (uncredited)
1952
Pat and Mike as
Hank Tasling (as Charles Buchinski)
1952
The Marrying Kind as
Eddie (uncredited)
1952
My Six Convicts as
Jocko (as Charles Buchinsky)
1952
Red Skies of Montana as
Neff (uncredited)
1952
The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series) as
Perky - Boxer in McPugg Skit
- Fancy Footwork (1952) - Perky - Boxer in McPugg Skit (as Charles Buchinsky)
1951
The Mob as
Jack (uncredited)
1951
The People Against O'Hara as
Angelo Korvac (uncredited)
1951
You're in the Navy Now as
Wascylewski (uncredited)
1949
Fireside Theatre (TV Series) as
Cooper
- Friend of the Family (1949) - Cooper
Thanks
2016
6 Bullets to Hell (grateful acknowledgment)
2013
Terror Island Overkill: Blutgericht in Todeszone 13 (Video) (special thanks)
2011
The Suppressor (in memory of)
2011
Downtown Crackdown: Mask of Death (Short) (dedicatee)
2009
Evocator (Short) (grateful acknowledgment)
2008
Sauna (thanks)
2004
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (dedicatee)
2003
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (dedicatee)
Self
2021
Hollywood Insider (TV Series) as
Self
- A Tribute to Jeff Goldblum: The Most Recognizable and Beloved Guy in Hollywood (2021) - Self
2002
Biography (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Charles Bronson: Brute Force (2002) - Self
1996
Live & Kicking (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #4.5 (1996) - Self
1994
100 Years of the Hollywood Western (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1993
CBS This Morning (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 21 September 1993 (1993) - Self
1991
Cannes Film Festival (TV Series) as
Self - Presenter
- Cérémonie de clôture du 44ème festival de Cannes (1991) - Self - Presenter
1990
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come (TV Special documentary) as
Self
1990
The American Ireland Fund Annual Tribute a Salute to Gene Kelly (TV Special) as
Self
1989
America's All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor (TV Special documentary) as
Self - Host
1987
All-Star Party for Joan Collins (TV Special) as
Self
1987
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood (TV Special documentary) as
Self
1986
All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood (TV Special) as
Self
1986
Captain Eo Grand Opening (TV Movie) as
Self
1985
The Making of 'Death Wish 3' (TV Short) as
Self
1985
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan (TV Special) as
Self (uncredited)
1985
Today (TV Series) as
Self
- dated 31 October 1985 (1985) - Self
1985
Night of 100 Stars II (TV Special) as
Self
1984
La nuit des Césars (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- 9ème nuit des Césars (1984) - Self
1976
Film '72 (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #11.2 (1981) - Self
- Episode #6.1 (1976) - Self
1981
Real Heroes (Short) as
Self
1980
The Making of Cabo Blanco (Documentary short) as
Self
1980
Catastrophe: No Safe Place (TV Movie documentary) as
Self - Host
1979
Good Morning America (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 10 September 1979 (1979) - Self
1973
AFI Life Achievement Award (TV Series) as
Self - Audience Member / Self
- AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda (1978) - Self - Audience Member (uncredited)
- AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler (1976) - Self - Audience Member (uncredited)
- AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Orson Welles (1975) - Self - Audience Member (uncredited)
- AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford (1973) - Self
1978
The 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special documentary) as
Self
1976
Bronson: St. Ives (TV Short documentary) as
Self
1976
Telecinema (TV Series) as
Self
1976
An All-Star Tribute to John Wayne (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1976
The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) as
Self - Co-Host
- Episode #16.17 (1976) - Self - Co-Host
- Episode #16.16 (1976) - Self - Co-Host
1976
The 48th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1975
Backstage in Hollywood (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 24 July 1975 (1975) - Self
1974
Jeanne Wolf with... (TV Series) as
Self
1974
The 46th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1972
Valachi: The Violent Era (Documentary short) as
Self - Actor
1972
The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Richard Attenborough/Charles Bronson/Lana Cantrell/Jill Ireland (1972) - Self - Guest
1972
The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Married Couples (1972) - Self
1971
V.I.P.-Schaukel (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Episode #1.1 (1971) - Self
1968
Pancho Villa: Myth or Man? (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1968
San Sebastian 1746 in 1968 (Short documentary) as
Self
1968
The City of Gods (Documentary) as
Narrator (English version, voice)
1967
Operation Dirty Dozen (Short documentary) as
Self
1965
The Big Sur (Documentary short) as
Self (uncredited)
1962
Your First Impression (TV Series) as
Self - mystery guest
- Charles Bronson (1962) - Self - mystery guest
1962
Here's Hollywood (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #2.240 (1962) - Self
1962
The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Guests: Charles Bronson and Anita Gordon (1962) - Self
1952
The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series) as
Self - Perky (Boxer-Footwork Skit)
- Fancy Footwork (1952) - Self - Perky (Boxer-Footwork Skit)
Archive Footage
2021
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain (Documentary) as
Self (uncredited)
2020
Les mille et une vies de Yul Brynner (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2020
Charles Bronson, Hollywood's Lone Wolf (TV Movie documentary) as
Self - Interviewee and Portrait Subject
2015
Kain's Quest (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- The Arena (2017) - Self
- The Stone Killer (2015) - Self
2015
Quickies, les questions brèves d'e-penser (TV Mini Series documentary)
- Hallucinations auditives (2015)
2014
Spanish Western (Documentary) as
Self
2014
America's Clown: An Intimate Biography of Red Skelton (Video) as
Perky the Boxer
2014
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (Documentary) as
Self - Actor
2014
I Am Steve McQueen (Documentary) as
Danny 'Tunnel King' (in 'The Great Escape')
2014
The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films (Documentary) as
Self (uncredited)
2012
Mafia's Greatest Hits (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Joseph Valachi (2012) - Self
2012
Ninja the Mission Force (TV Series) as
Dave
- Ninja Delivery (2012) - Dave
2012
Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s (Documentary) as
Self
2011
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (Documentary) as
Self (uncredited)
2010
Donny B: The Original King of Daytime (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2009
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (TV Series documentary) as
Igor
- House of Wax (2009) - Igor
2008
How the West Was Lost (TV Movie documentary) as
Bernardo O'Reilly (uncredited)
2007
Jack Taylor of Beverly Hills (Documentary) as
Self
2005
La Marató 2005 (TV Special) as
Self
2005
Cinema mil (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Episode #1.1 (2005) - Self
2004
The 76th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Memorial Tribute
2002
The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part II: 1962-1969 (Video documentary) as
Self
2001
Shooting Violent City (Video short) as
Jeff Heston (uncredited)
2000
Hollywood Couples (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland - Self
2000
Hollywood Remembers Lee Marvin (TV Movie documentary) as
Joseph Wladislaw
1998
Classified X (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1998
Caboblanco: Introduction and Tony Curtis' Parting Words (Video documentary short) as
Self
1995
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater (TV Series) as
Paul Kersey
- Killer Geeks (1995) - Paul Kersey
- Don 'the Dragon' Wilson Night (1995) - Paul Kersey
1993
La Classe américaine (TV Movie) as
Indian Chief
1986
Death Wish 3 (Video Game) as
Paul Kersey
1979
The Wild West as
Luke Welsh
1975
Cinescope aujourd hui... (TV Special) as
Joe Martin (uncredited)
1974
Bad Men of the West (TV Movie) as
Harge Talbot Jr.
1972
V.I.P.-Schaukel (TV Series documentary) as
Harmonica
- Episode #2.6 (1972) - Harmonica
1972
The Bull of the West (TV Movie) as
Ben Justin
1965
Luke and the Tenderfoot (TV Movie) as
John Wesley Hardin
1965
Vacation Playhouse (TV Series) as
John Wesley Hardin
- Luke and the Tenderfoot (1965) - John Wesley Hardin

References

Charles Bronson Wikipedia