|Cause of death Heart attack|
Siblings Kenneth Hallahan
Role Film actor
|Name Charles Hallahan|
Years active 1972–1997
|Full Name Charles John Hallahan|
Born July 29, 1943 (1943-07-29) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma mater Rutgers UniversityTemple University
Died November 25, 1997, Los Angeles, California, United States
Spouse Barbara Gryboski (m. 1983–1997), Elizabeth Widmann (m. 1970–1974)
Children Liam Hallahan, Seamus Hallahan
Movies and TV shows The Thing, Dante's Peak, Hunter, Body of Evidence, Pale Rider
Similar People Richard A Dysart, Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Roger Donaldson, Larry J Franco
Chest defibrillation the thing 5 10 movie clip 1982 hd
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.
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- Life and career
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Life and career
Hallahan was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Rutgers University, then going on to Temple University to earn a master's degree in fine arts. During his acting career he was often cast as a police officer, and may have been best known as LAPD Captain Charlie Devane on Hunter. He was memorable for his portrayal of the nameless "Coach" in 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.
His played geologist Vance Norris in John Carpenter's The Thing and volcanologist Dr. Paul Dreyfus in Dante's Peak. Hallahan also co-starred as a regular cast member in two popular television series, Grace Under Fire and the long-running The Paper Chase. He has a brother, Fr. Kenneth Hallahan, a Roman Catholic priest in New Jersey.
In 1997, Hallahan was cast as Liam Bilby in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Honor Among Thieves". On November 25, 1997, he died of an apparent heart attack while driving his car in Los Angeles. Nick Tate assumed the role of Liam Bilby in Hallahan's memory. Hallahan is buried in Cobh, Ireland, where he had family roots.