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Nationality
  
American

Role
  
Actor

Name
  
Charlton Heston


Years active
  
1941–2003 (retired)

Education
  
New Trier High School

Height
  
1.91 m

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Full Name
  
John Charles Carter

Born
  
October 4, 1923 (
1923-10-04
)
Wilmette, Illinois, U.S.

Resting place
  
Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church Columbarium Pacific Palisades, California, U.S.

Alma mater
  
Northwestern University

Occupation
  
Actor, film director, political activist

Died
  
April 5, 2008, Beverly Hills, California, United States

Spouse
  
Lydia Clarke (m. 1944–2008)

Children
  
Fraser Clarke Heston, Holly Ann Heston

Movies
  
Ben‑Hur, The Ten Commandments, Planet of the Apes, Soylent Green, The Omega Man

Similar People
  
Lydia Clarke, Fraser Clarke Heston, Yul Brynner, Kirk Douglas, Gregory Peck

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Charlton Heston (born John Charles Carter or Charlton John Carter; October 4, 1923 – April 5, 2008) was an American actor and political activist.

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As a Hollywood star, he appeared in 100 films over the course of 60 years. He played Moses in the epic film, The Ten Commandments (1956), for which he received his first nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. He also starred in Touch of Evil (1958) with Orson Welles, Ben-Hur (1959), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, El Cid (1961), and Planet of the Apes (1968). He also starred in the films The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), Secret of the Incas (1954), The Big Country (1958) and The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965).

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A supporter of Democratic politicians and civil rights in the 1960s, Heston later became a Republican, founding a conservative political action committee and supporting Ronald Reagan. Heston's most famous role in politics came as the five-term president of the National Rifle Association, from 1998 to 2003. After being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2003, he retired from both acting and the NRA presidency. Heston died on April 5, 2008, aged 84, from pneumonia.

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Early years

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Charlton Heston was born on October 4, 1923, to Russell Whitford Carter (1897–1966), a sawmill operator and Lilla (née Charlton, authentically Baines; 1899–1994). The couple had two more children Charlton's younger sister Lilla and brother Alan. Many sources indicate he was born in Evanston, Illinois. Heston's autobiography; however, and some other sources, place his birth in No Man's Land, Illinois, which usually refers to a then-unincorporated area now part of Wilmette, a wealthy Chicago suburb.

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Heston said in a 1995 interview that he was not very good at remembering addresses or his early childhood. Heston was partially of Scottish descent, including from the Clan Fraser, but the majority of his ancestry was English. His earliest immigrant ancestors arrived in America from England in the 1600s. His maternal great-grandparents, William Charlton, English and Mary Drysdale Charlton, Scottish. They emigrated to Canada, where his grandmother, Marian Emily Charlton, was born in 1872.

In his autobiography, Heston refers to his father participating in his family's construction business. When Heston was an infant, his father's work moved the family to St. Helen, Michigan. It was a rural, heavily forested part of the state, and Heston lived an isolated yet idyllic existence, spending much time hunting and fishing in the backwoods of the area.

When Heston was 10 years old, his parents divorced after having 3 children. Shortly thereafter, his mother remarried and Charlton's younger sister Lilla and brother Alan moved back to Wilmette. Heston (his new surname) all three children took the name Heston and leaving the last name Carter. Charlton attended New Trier High School. He recalled living there:

All kids play pretend games, but I did it more than most. Even when we moved to Chicago, I was more or less a loner. We lived in a North Shore suburb, where I was a skinny hick from the woods, and all the other kids seemed to be rich and know about girls.

Contradictions on paper and in an interview surround when "Charlton" became Heston's first name. The 1930 United States Census record for Richfield, Michigan, in Roscommon County, shows his name as being Charlton J. Carter at age six. Later accounts by sources and movie studio biographies say he was born John Charles Carter.

Interestingly, Charlton was his maternal grandmother Marian's maiden name, not his mother Lilla's. This is contrary to how 20th century references read and what Heston said. When Heston's maternal grandmother and his true maternal grandfather Charles Baines separated or divorced in the early 1900s, Marian (née Charlton) Baines married William Henry Lawton in 1907. Charlton Heston's mother Lilla and her sister May were adopted by their Grandfather to change their last name to Charlton and leave Baines out of their life. After the Carters divorced in 1933 and Lilla Carter married Chester Heston, Charlton, sister Lilla and brother Alan Carter became Heston although not legally adopted. It was thus as Charlton Heston that he appeared in his first film with younger brother Alan (small role), an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt (1941).

Heston was an Episcopalian, and has been described as "a spiritual man" with an "earthy flair," who "respected religious traditions" and "particularly enjoyed the historical aspects of the Christian faith."

Career

Heston frequently recounted that while growing up in northern Michigan in a sparsely populated area, he often wandered in the forest, "acting" out characters from books he had read. Later, in high school, he enrolled in New Trier's drama program, playing in the amateur silent 16 mm film adaptation of Peer Gynt, from the Ibsen play, by future film activist David Bradley released in 1941.

From the Winnetka Community Theatre (or the Winnetka Dramatist's Guild, as it was then known) in which he was active, he earned a drama scholarship to Northwestern University; among his acting teachers was Alvina Krause. Several years later, Heston teamed up with Bradley to produce the first sound version of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, in which Heston played Mark Antony.

World War II service

In 1944, Heston enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces. He served for two years as a radio operator and aerial gunner aboard a B-25 Mitchell medium bomber stationed in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands with the 77th Bombardment Squadron of the Eleventh Air Force. He reached the rank of staff sergeant.

Heston married Northwestern University student Lydia Marie Clarke, who was six months his senior. That same year, he joined the military. After his rise to fame, Heston narrated for highly classified military and Department of Energy instructional films, particularly relating to nuclear weapons, and "for six years Heston [held] the nation's highest security clearance" or Q clearance." The Q clearance is similar to a DoD or DIA clearance of top secret.

New York

After the war, Heston and Clarke lived in Hell's Kitchen, New York City, where they worked as artists' models. Seeking a way to make it in theatre, Heston and his wife Lydia decided to manage a playhouse in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1947, making $100 a week.

In 1948, they returned to New York, where Heston was offered a supporting role in a Broadway revival of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, starring Katharine Cornell. In television, Heston played a number of roles in CBS's Studio One, one of the most popular anthology dramas of the 1950s.

In 1949 Heston played Marc Antony in a televised production of Julius Caesar (1950).

Film producer Hal B. Wallis of Casablanca spotted Heston in a 1950 television production of Wuthering Heights and offered him a contract. When his wife reminded Heston they had decided to pursue theater and television, he replied, "Well, maybe just for one film to see what it's like."

Hollywood

Heston's first professional movie appearance was the leading role in Dark City, a 1950 film noir produced by Hal Wallis.

His breakthrough came when Cecil B. DeMille cast him as a circus manager in The Greatest Show on Earth, which was named by the Motion Picture Academy as the best picture of 1952. It was also the most popular movie of that year.

King Vidor used Heston in a melodrama with Jennifer Jones, Ruby Gentry (1952). He followed it with a Western at Paramount, The Savage (1952), playing a white man raised by Indians. 20th Century Fox used him to play Andrew Jackson in The President's Lady (1953) opposite Susan Hayward. Back at Paramount he was Buffalo Bill in Pony Express (1953). He followed this with another Western, Arrowhead (1953).

In 1953, Heston was Billy Wilder's first choice to play Sefton in Stalag 17. However, the role was given to William Holden, who won an Oscar for it. Hal Wallis reunited Heston with Lizabeth Scott in a melodrama Bad for Each Other (1953).

In 1954, he made two adventure films for Paramount. The Naked Jungle had him battle a plague of killer ants. He played the lead in Secret of the Incas, which was shot on location at the archeological site Machu Picchu and had numerous similarities to Raiders of the Lost Ark. Filmed a quarter-century before the latter film, "Incas" included a tomb scene with the revelatory shaft of light pointing out a clue on a map and featured Heston's roguish antiquities thief's costume and light beard; Raiders' costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis noted that it was "almost a shot for shot similar" to the film on which she worked.

Heston played William Clark, the explorer, in The Far Horizons (1955) alongside Fred MacMurray. He tried a comedy The Private War of Major Benson (1955) at Universal, then supported Jane Wyman in a drama Lucy Gallant (1955).

The Ten Commandments

Heston became an icon for playing Moses in the hugely successful biblical epic The Ten Commandments (1956), selected by director Cecil B. DeMille, who thought Heston bore an uncanny resemblance to Michelangelo's statue of Moses. DeMille cast Heston's three-month-old son, Fraser Clarke Heston, as the infant Moses. The Ten Commandments became one of the greatest box office successes of all time and is the seventh highest-grossing film adjusted for inflation. His portrayal of the Hebrew prophet and deliverer was praised by film critics. The Hollywood Reporter described him as "splendid, handsome and princely (and human) in the scenes dealing with him as a young man, and majestic and terrible as his role demands it." The New York Daily News wrote that he "is remarkably effective as both the young, princely Moses and as the Patriarchal savior of his people." His performance as Moses earned him his first nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama and Spain's Fotogramas de Plata Award for Best Foreign Performer.

Heston went back to Westerns with Three Violent People (1957). Universal tried to interest him in a thriller starring Orson Welles, Touch of Evil; Heston agreed to be in it if Welles directed. The film has come to be regarded as a classic. He also played a rare supporting role in William Wyler's The Big Country opposite Gregory Peck and Burl Ives.

Heston got another chance to play Andrew Jackson in The Buccaneer (1958), produced by De Mille and starring Yul Brynner.

Ben Hur

After Marlon Brando, Burt Lancaster, and Rock Hudson turned down the title role in Ben-Hur (1959), Heston accepted the role, winning the Academy Award for Best Actor, one of the unprecedented 11 Oscars the film earned. After Moses and Ben-Hur, Heston became more identified with Biblical epics than any other actor. He later voiced Ben-Hur in an animated television production of the Lew Wallace novel in 2003.

Heston followed it with The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959) co-starring Gary Cooper, which was a box office disappointment.

Heston turned down the lead opposite Marilyn Monroe in Let's Make Love to appear in Benn W. Levy's play The Tumbler, directed by Laurence Olivier. Called a "harrowingly pretentious verse drama" by Time, the production went through a troubled out-of-town tryout period in Boston and closed after five performances on Broadway in February 1960. Heston, a great admirer of Olivier the actor, took on the play to work with him as a director. After the play flopped, Heston told columnist Joe Hyams, "I feel I am the only one who came out with a profit.... I got out of it precisely what I went in for – a chance to work with Olivier. I learned from him in six weeks things I never would have learned otherwise. I think I've ended up a better actor."

Heston enjoyed acting on stage, believing it revivified him as an actor. He never returned to Broadway, but acted in regional theatres. His most frequent stage roles included the title role in Macbeth, and Mark Antony in both Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra. He played Sir Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons in several regional productions in the 1970s and 1980s, eventually playing it in London's West End. The play was a success and the West End production was taken to Aberdeen, Scotland, for a week, where it was staged at His Majesty's Theatre.

Samuel Bronston pursued Heston to play the title role in an epic shot in Spain, El Cid (1961), which was a big success. He was in a war film for Paramount, The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962), and a melodrama shot in Hawaii, Diamond Head (1963). Bronston wanted him for another epic and the result was 55 Days at Peking (1963), which was a box office disappointment.

Heston focused on epics: he was John the Baptist in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965); Michelangelo in The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) opposite Rex Harrison; the title role in Major Dundee (1965), directed by Sam Peckinpah. The War Lord (1965), directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, was on a smaller scale and critically acclaimed, though it fared poor commercially. In Khartoum (1966) Heston played General Charles Gordon.

From 1965–71, Heston served as president of the Screen Actors Guild. The Guild had been created in 1933 for the benefit of actors, who had different interests from the producers and directors who controlled the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. He was more conservative than most actors, and publicly clashed with outspoken liberal actors such as Ed Asner.

Counterpoint (1968) was a war film which was not particularly successful at the box office. Neither was the Western Will Penny (1968), directed by Tom Griesi; however Heston received excellent reviews and it was one of his favorite films.

Planet of the Apes

Heston had not been in a big hit for a number of years but in 1968 he starred in Planet of the Apes, directed by Schaffner, which was hugely popular. Less so was a football drama, Number One (1969) directed by Gries. Heston had a smaller supporting role in Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), which was popular. However, The Hawaiians (1970), directed by Gries, was not.

In 1970, he portrayed Mark Antony again in another film version of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. His co-stars included Jason Robards as Brutus, Richard Chamberlain as Octavius, Robert Vaughn as Casca, and English actors Richard Johnson as Cassius, John Gielgud as Caesar, and Diana Rigg as Portia.

70s Action Star

In 1971, he starred in the postapocalpytic science-fiction film The Omega Man, which has received mixed critical reviews but was popular.

In 1972, Heston made his directorial debut and starred as Mark Antony in an adaptation of the William Shakespeare play he had performed earlier in his theater career, Antony and Cleopatra. Hildegarde Neil was Cleopatra and English actor Eric Porter was Ahenobarbus. After receiving scathing reviews, the film was never released to theaters, and is rarely seen on television. It was finally released on DVD in March 2011.

His next film, Skyjacked (1972) was a hit. However The Call of the Wild (1972) was a flop, one of Heston's least favorite films. He quickly recovered with a string of hits: Soylent Green (1973), another science fiction story; The Three Musketeers (1973), playing Cardinal Richelieu in an all-star cast; Earthquake (1974), a disaster film; Airport 1975 (1975), another disaster film; Midway (1976) a war film.

Heston's good run at the box office ended with Two-Minute Warning (1976), a disaster film, and The Last Hard Men (1976), a Western. He played King Henry VIII for The Prince and the Pauper (1977), from the Musketeers team, then starred in a disaster film, Gray Lady Down (1978).

Heston was in a Western written by his son, The Mountain Men (1980) and a horror film, The Awakening (1980). He made his second film as a director Mother Lode (1982) also written by his son; it was a commercial disappointment.

Later Career

From 1985-87, he starred in his only prime time stint on a television series in the soap, The Colbys. With his son Fraser, he produced and starred in several TV movies, including remakes of Treasure Island and A Man For All Seasons. In 1992, Heston appeared on the A&E cable network in a short series of videos, Charlton Heston Presents the Bible, reading passages from the King James version.

Never taking himself too seriously, he also made a few appearances as "Chuck" in Dame Edna Everage's shows, both on stage and on television. Heston appeared in 1993 in a cameo role in Wayne's World 2, in a scene where Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers) requests casting a better actor for a small role. After the scene is reshot with Heston, Campbell weeps in awe. That same year, Heston hosted Saturday Night Live. He had cameos in the films Hamlet, Tombstone, and True Lies.

He starred in many theatre productions at the Los Angeles Music Center, where he appeared in Detective Story and The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, and as Sherlock Holmes in The Crucifer of Blood, opposite Richard Johnson as Dr. Watson. In 2001, he made a cameo appearance as an elderly, dying chimpanzee in Tim Burton's remake of Planet of the Apes. His last film role was as Josef Mengele in My Father, Rua Alguem 5555, which had limited release (mainly to festivals) in 2003.

Heston's distinctive voice landed him roles as a film narrator, including Armageddon and Disney's Hercules. He played the title role in Mister Roberts three times and cited it as one of his favorite roles. In the early 1990s, he tried unsuccessfully to revive and direct the show with Tom Selleck in the title role. In 1998, Heston had a cameo role playing himself in the American television series Friends, in the episode "The One with Joey's Dirty Day".

Political activism

Heston's political activism had four stages. In the first stage, 1955–61, he endorsed Democratic candidates for President, and signed on to petitions and liberal political causes. From 1961–72, the second stage, he continued to endorse Democratic candidates for President. Moving beyond Hollywood, he became nationally visible in 1963 in support of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From 1965–71, he served as the elected president of the Screen Actors Guild, and clashed with his liberal rival Ed Asner. In 1968, he used his "cowboy" persona to publicize gun control measures.

The third stage began in 1972. Like many neoconservatives of the same era who moved from liberal Democrat to conservative Republican, he rejected the liberalism of George McGovern and supported Richard Nixon in 1972 for President. In the 1980s, he gave strong support to Ronald Reagan during his conservative presidency. In 1995, Heston entered his fourth stage by establishing his own political action fund-raising committee, and jumped into the internal politics of the National Rifle Association. He gave numerous culture wars speeches and interviews upholding the conservative position, blaming media and academia for imposing affirmative action, which he saw as unfair reverse discrimination.

Heston campaigned for Presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson in 1956, although he was unable to campaign for John F. Kennedy in 1960 due to filming on El Cid in Spain. Reportedly, when in 1961 a segregated Oklahoma movie theater was showing his movie El Cid for the first time, he joined a picket line outside. Heston made no reference to this in his autobiography but describes traveling to Oklahoma City to picket segregated restaurants, to the chagrin of the producers of El Cid, Allied Artists. During the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom held in Washington, DC, in 1963, he accompanied Martin Luther King, Jr. In later speeches, he said he helped the civil rights cause "long before Hollywood found it fashionable."

In the 1964 election, he endorsed Lyndon Baines Johnson, who had masterminded the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 through Congress over the vociferous opposition of Southern Democrats. That year, Heston publicly opposed California Proposition 14 that rolled back the state's fair housing law, the Rumford Fair Housing Act.

In his 1995 autobiography, In the Arena, written after he became a conservative Republican, Heston wrote that while driving back from the set of The War Lord, he saw a "Barry Goldwater for President" billboard with his campaign slogan "In Your Heart You Know He's Right" and thought to himself, "Son of a bitch, he is right." Heston later said that his support for Goldwater was the event that helped turn him against gun control laws. Following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, Heston, Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas, and James Stewart issued a statement in support of President Johnson's Gun Control Act of 1968. The Johnson White House had solicited Heston's support. He endorsed Hubert Humphrey in the 1968 Presidential election.

Heston opposed the Vietnam War during its course (though he changed his opinion in the years following the war) and in 1969 was approached by the Democratic Party to run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent George Murphy. He agonized over the decision but ultimately determined he could never give up acting. He is reported to have voted for Richard Nixon in 1972, though Nixon is not mentioned in his autobiography.

By the 1980s, Heston supported gun rights and changed his political affiliation from Democratic to Republican. When asked why he changed political alliances, Heston replied "I didn't change. The Democratic Party changed." In 1987, he first registered as a Republican. He campaigned for Republicans and Republican Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush.

Heston resigned in protest from Actors Equity, saying the union's refusal to allow a white actor to play a Eurasian role in Miss Saigon was "obscenely racist".

Heston charged that CNN's telecasts from Baghdad were "sowing doubts" about the allied effort in the 1990–91 Gulf War."

At a Time Warner stockholders' meeting, Heston castigated the company for releasing an Ice-T album which included a song "Cop Killer" about killing police officers. While filming The Savage, Heston was initiated by blood into the Miniconjou Lakota Nation, saying that he had no natural American Indian heritage, but elected to be "Native American" to salvage the term from exclusively referring to American Indians.

In 1993, Heston teamed up with John Anthony West and Robert M. Schoch in an Emmy Award-winning NBC special, The Mystery of the Sphinx. West and Schoch had proposed a much earlier date for the construction of the Great Sphinx than generally accepted. They had suggested that the main type of weathering evident on the Great Sphinx and surrounding enclosure walls could only have been caused by prolonged and extensive rainfall and that the whole structure was carved out of limestone bedrock by an ancient advanced culture (such as the Heavy Neolithic Qaraoun culture).

In a 1997 speech called "Fighting the Culture War in America", Heston rhetorically deplored a culture war he said was being conducted by a generation of media people, educators, entertainers, and politicians against:

... the God fearing, law-abiding, Caucasian, middle-class Protestant – or even worse, evangelical Christian, Midwestern or Southern – or even worse, rural, apparently straight – or even worse, admitted heterosexuals, gun owning – or even worse, NRA-card-carrying, average working stiff – or even worse, male working stiff – because, not only don’t you count, you are a down-right obstacle to social progress. Your voice deserves a lower decibel level, your opinion is less enlightened, your media access is insignificant; and frankly, mister, you need to wake up, wise up, and learn a little something from your new America; and until you do, would you mind shutting up?

He went on to say:

The Constitution was handed down to guide us by a bunch of wise old dead white guys who invented our country! Now some flinch when I say that. Why! It's true-they were white guys! So were most of the guys that died in Lincoln's name opposing slavery in the 1860s. So why should I be ashamed of white guys? Why is "Hispanic Pride" or "Black Pride" a good thing, while "White Pride" conjures shaven heads and white hoods? Why was the Million Man March on Washington celebrated by many as progress, while the Promise Keepers March on Washington was greeted with suspicion and ridicule? I'll tell you why: Cultural warfare!

In an address to students at Harvard Law School entitled "Winning the Cultural War", Heston said, "If Americans believed in political correctness, we'd still be King George's boys – subjects bound to the British crown."

He said to the students:

You are the best and the brightest. You, here in this fertile cradle of American academia, here in the castle of learning on the Charles River. You are the cream. But I submit that you and your counterparts across the land are the most socially conformed and politically silenced generation since Concord Bridge. And as long as you validate that and abide it, you are, by your grandfathers' standards, cowards.

During a speech at Brandeis University, he stated, "Political correctness is tyranny with manners". In a speech to the National Press Club in 1997, Heston said, "Now, I doubt any of you would prefer a rolled up newspaper as a weapon against a dictator or a criminal intruder."

Heston was the president (a largely ceremonial position) and spokesman of the NRA from 1998 until he resigned in 2003. At the 2000 NRA convention, he raised a rifle over his head and declared that a potential Al Gore administration would take away his Second Amendment rights "from my cold, dead hands". In announcing his resignation in 2003, he again raised a rifle over his head, repeating the five famous words of his 2000 speech. Heston became an honorary life member.

In the 2002 film Bowling for Columbine, Michael Moore interviewed Heston at Heston's home, asking him about an April 1999 meeting the NRA held in Denver, Colorado, shortly after the Columbine high school massacre. Moore criticized Heston for the perceived thoughtlessness in the timing and location of the meeting. When Moore asked Heston for his thoughts on why gun-related homicide is so much higher in the United States than in other countries, Heston said it was because, "we have probably more mixed ethnicity" and/or that "we have a history of violence, perhaps more than most countries." Heston subsequently, on-camera, excused himself and walked away. Moore was later criticized for having conducted the interview in what some viewed as an ambush. The interview was conducted early in 2001, before Heston publicly announced his Alzheimer's diagnosis, but the film was released afterward, causing some to say that Moore should have cut the interview from the final film.

In April 2003, he sent a message of support to the American forces in the Iraq war, attacking opponents of the war as "pretend patriots".

Heston opposed abortion and introduced Bernard Nathanson's 1987 pro-life documentary, Eclipse of Reason, which focuses on late-term abortions. Heston served on the advisory board of Accuracy in Media, a conservative media watchdog group founded by Reed Irvine.

Illness and death

In 1996, Heston had a hip replacement. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1998. Following a course of radiation treatment, the cancer went into remission. In 2000, he publicly disclosed that he had been treated for alcoholism at a Utah clinic in May–June of that year.

On August 9, 2002, he publicly announced (via a taped message) that he had been diagnosed with symptoms consistent with Alzheimer's disease. In July 2003, in his final public appearance, Heston received the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House from President George W. Bush. In March 2005, various newspapers reported that family and friends were shocked by the progression of his illness, and that he was sometimes unable to get out of bed.

Heston died on the morning of April 5, 2008, at his home in Beverly Hills, California, with Lydia, his wife of 64 years, by his side. He was also survived by their son, Fraser Clarke Heston, and adopted daughter, Holly Ann Heston. The cause of death was not disclosed by the family. A month later, media outlets reported his death was due to pneumonia. Heston's family released a statement:

Charlton Heston was seen by the world as larger than life. He was known for his chiselled jaw, broad shoulders and resonating voice, and, of course, for the roles he played. No one could ask for a fuller life than his. No man could have given more to his family, to his profession and to his country.

Early tributes came in from leading figures; President George W. Bush called Heston "a man of character and integrity, with a big heart ... He served his country during World War II, marched in the civil rights movement, led a labor union and vigorously defended Americans’ Second Amendment rights." Former First Lady Nancy Reagan said that she was "heartbroken" over Heston's death and released a statement, reading, "I will never forget Chuck as a hero on the big screen in the roles he played, but more importantly I considered him a hero in life for the many times that he stepped up to support Ronnie in whatever he was doing."

Heston's funeral was held a week later on April 12, 2008, in a ceremony which was attended by 250 people including Nancy Reagan and Hollywood stars such as California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Olivia de Havilland, Keith Carradine, Pat Boone, Tom Selleck, Oliver Stone (who had cast Heston in his 1999 movie Any Given Sunday), Rob Reiner, and Christian Bale.

The funeral was held at Episcopal Parish of St. Matthew's Church in Pacific Palisades, the church where Heston regularly worshipped and attended Sunday services since the early 1980s. He was cremated and his ashes were given to his family.

Legacy

Richard Corliss wrote in Time magazine, "From start to finish, Heston was a grand, ornery anachronism, the sinewy symbol of a time when Hollywood took itself seriously, when heroes came from history books, not comic books. Epics like Ben-Hur or El Cid simply couldn't be made today, in part because popular culture has changed as much as political fashion. But mainly because there's no one remotely like Charlton Heston to infuse the form with his stature, fire, and guts."

In his obituary for the actor, film critic Roger Ebert noted, "Heston made at least three movies that almost everybody eventually sees: Ben-Hur, The Ten Commandments and Planet of the Apes."

Heston's cinematic legacy was the subject of Cinematic Atlas: The Triumphs of Charlton Heston, an 11-film retrospective by the Film Society of the Lincoln Center that was shown at the Walter Reade Theatre from August 29 to September 4, 2008.

On April 17, 2010, Heston was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum's Hall of Great Western Performers.

In his childhood hometown of St. Helen, Michigan, a charter school, Charlton Heston Academy, opened on September 4, 2012. It is housed in the former St. Helen Elementary School. Enrollment on the first day was 220 students in grades kindergarten through eighth.

Charlton Heston was commemorated on a United States postage stamp issued on April 11, 2014.

Charlton Heston was inducted as a Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois and awarded the Order of Lincoln (the State’s highest honor) by the Governor of Illinois in 1977 in the area of Performing Arts.

Filmography

Actor
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Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime as
Trogul
2003
My Father as
The Father (Josef Mengele)
2003
Ben Hur (Video) as
Ben Hur (voice)
2001
The Order as
Professor Finley
2001
The Lord Protector as
Narrator (voice)
2001
Planet of the Apes as
Zaius (uncredited)
2001
Cats & Dogs as
The Mastiff (voice)
2001
Town & Country as
Eugenie's Father
2000
The Weber Show (TV Series) as
Charlton Heston
- -And Then Larry Brought Charlton Heston Home (2000) - Charlton Heston
2000
The Outer Limits (TV Series) as
Chief Justice Haden Wainwright
- Final Appeal (2000) - Chief Justice Haden Wainwright
1999
Any Given Sunday as
AFFA Football Commissioner
1999
Camino de Santiago (TV Mini Series) as
Professor Marcelo Rinaldi
- Episode #1.3 (1999) - Professor Marcelo Rinaldi
- Episode #1.2 (1999) - Professor Marcelo Rinaldi
- Episode #1.1 (1999) - Professor Marcelo Rinaldi
1999
Bagpipe: Instrument of War - Part 2 (TV Movie) as
Narrator
1998
Gideon as
Addison Sinclair
1998
Bagpipe: Instrument of War - Part 1 (TV Movie) as
Narrator
1998
Armageddon as
Narration by
1998
Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series) as
Cincinnatus
- Citizenship (1998) - Cincinnatus (voice)
1998
Friends (TV Series) as
Charlton Heston
- The One with Joey's Dirty Day (1998) - Charlton Heston
1997
Hercules as
Narrator (voice)
1996
Hamlet as
Player King
1996
Noel's House Party (TV Series) as
Star guest
- Episode #6.1 (1996) - Star guest
1996
Alaska as
Perry
1995
Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) as
Dave's Supervisor
- Episode dated 6 September 1995 (1995) - Dave's Supervisor
1995
The Avenging Angel (TV Movie) as
Brigham Young
1994
The Great Battles of the Civil War (TV Series documentary) as
Abraham Lincoln
- The Wilderness and Spotsylvania (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- The War in the Far West (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- The Battles for New Orleans and the Mississippi River (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Stones River (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Sieges of Vicksburg and Charleston (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Siege of Petersburg (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Shiloh (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Shenandoah Valley (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Second Manassas (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Sailors Creek (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Perryville (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Peninsula Campaign (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- New Market (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Mobile Bay (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Kennesaw Mountain (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Ironclads and Navies (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Intervening Campaigns (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Intervening Campaigns (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Intervening Campaigns (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Gettysburg (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Ft. Donelson (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Fredericksburg (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Franklin (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Fort Sumter (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Fort Fisher (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- First Manassas (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- First Drive on Vicksburg (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Destruction of C.S.S. Alabama (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Corinth (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Cold Harbor (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Chickamauga (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Chancellorsville (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Cedar Creek (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Brandy Station (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Bentonville (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Battles for Atlanta (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Battle of the Crater (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Appomatox (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
- Antietam (1994) - Abraham Lincoln (voice)
1994
Texas (TV Movie) as
Narrator
1994
In the Mouth of Madness as
Jackson Harglow
1994
True Lies as
Spencer Trilby (uncredited)
1994
SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series) as
Abalon
- Abalon (1994) - Abalon
1993
Tombstone as
Henry Hooker
1993
The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series) as
Charlton Heston
- Episode #1.1695 (1993) - Charlton Heston
- Episode #1.1694 (1993) - Charlton Heston
- Episode #1.1693 (1993) - Charlton Heston
- Episode #1.1679 (1993) - Charlton Heston
1993
Wayne's World 2 as
Good Actor
1992
Noël (TV Movie) as
Narrator (voice)
1992
Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (TV Movie) as
Captain Al Haynes
1991
The Crucifer of Blood (TV Movie) as
Sherlock Holmes
1991
Cults: Saying No Under Pressure (Video) as
Narrator
1990
Almost an Angel as
God (uncredited)
1990
The Little Kidnappers (TV Movie) as
James MacKenzie
1990
Solar Crisis as
Adm. 'Skeet' Kelso
1990
Treasure Island (TV Movie) as
Long John Silver
1989
One Incoming (TV Movie) as
Narrator
1989
Call from Space (Short) as
Alien (voice)
1989
Original Sin (TV Movie) as
Louis Mancini
1988
A Man for All Seasons (TV Movie) as
Sir Thomas More
1987
The Two Ronnies (TV Series) as
Bar Customer: Pinocchio II Segment
- 1987 Christmas Special (1987) - Bar Customer: Pinocchio II Segment
1987
Proud Men (TV Movie) as
Charley MacLeod Sr.
1985
The Colbys (TV Series) as
Jason Colby
- Crossroads (1987) - Jason Colby
- The Dead End (1987) - Jason Colby
- Betrayals (1987) - Jason Colby
- Devil's Advocate (1987) - Jason Colby
- Return Engagement (1987) - Jason Colby
- Answered Prayers (1987) - Jason Colby
- Fallon's Baby (1987) - Jason Colby
- Guilty Party (1987) - Jason Colby
- All Fall Down (1987) - Jason Colby
- Manhunt (1987) - Jason Colby
- The Home Wrecker (1987) - Jason Colby
- The Legacy (1987) - Jason Colby
- Power Plays (1987) - Jason Colby
- Reaching Out (1986) - Jason Colby
- Sanctuary (1986) - Jason Colby
- Bid for Freedom (1986) - Jason Colby
- And Baby Makes Four (1986) - Jason Colby
- Deceptions (1986) - Jason Colby
- Bloodlines (1986) - Jason Colby
- The Gala (1986) - Jason Colby
- Something Old, Something New (1986) - Jason Colby
- The Matchmaker (1986) - Jason Colby
- Jason's Choice (1986) - Jason Colby
- No Exit (1986) - Jason Colby
- The Gathering Storm (1986) - Jason Colby
- Checkmate (1986) - Jason Colby
- Anniversary Waltz (1986) - Jason Colby
- The Reckoning (1986) - Jason Colby
- A Family Affair (1986) - Jason Colby
- Double Jeopardy (1986) - Jason Colby
- The Honeymoon (1986) - Jason Colby
- The Wedding (1986) - Jason Colby
- The Outcast (1986) - Jason Colby
- My Father's House (1986) - Jason Colby
- Burden of Proof (1986) - Jason Colby
- The Trial (1986) - Jason Colby
- Fallon's Choice (1986) - Jason Colby
- The Pact (1986) - Jason Colby
- Thursday's Child (1986) - Jason Colby
- The Turning Point (1986) - Jason Colby
- The Letter (1986) - Jason Colby
- Fallen Idol (1986) - Jason Colby
- The Reunion (1985) - Jason Colby
- A House Divided (1985) - Jason Colby
- Shadow of the Past (1985) - Jason Colby
- The Family Album (1985) - Jason Colby
- Moment of Truth (1985) - Jason Colby
- Conspiracy of Silence (1985) - Jason Colby
- The Celebration (1985) - Jason Colby
1985
Dynasty (TV Series) as
Jason Colby
- The Titans: Part 2 (1985) - Jason Colby
- The Titans: Part 1 (1985) - Jason Colby
- The Man (1985) - Jason Colby
- The Californians (1985) - Jason Colby
1984
Nairobi Affair (TV Movie) as
Lee Cahill
1983
Chiefs (TV Mini Series) as
Hugh Holmes
- Part 3 (1983) - Hugh Holmes
- Part 2 (1983) - Hugh Holmes
- Part 1 (1983) - Hugh Holmes
1982
Mother Lode as
Silas McGee / Ian McGee
1980
The Awakening as
Prof. Matthew Corbeck
1980
The Mountain Men as
Bill Tyler
1978
Gray Lady Down as
Capt. Paul Blanchard
1977
Energy: A National Issue (TV Movie) as
Narrator (voice)
1977
Crossed Swords as
Henry VIII
1976
Two-Minute Warning as
Capt. Peter Holly
1976
Midway as
Captain Matt Garth
1976
The Last Hard Men as
Sam Burgade
1974
Earthquake as
Graff
1974
The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge as
Cardinal Richelieu
1974
Airport 1975 as
Alan Murdock
1974
The Fun of Your Life (Short) as
Narrator
1973
The Three Musketeers as
Cardinal Richelieu
1973
The Adventures of Mowgli as
Narrator (English version, voice)
1973
Soylent Green as
Detective Thorn
1972
The Call of the Wild as
John Thornton
1972
Skyjacked as
Henry O'Hara
1972
Antony and Cleopatra as
Marc Antony
1971
The Omega Man as
Neville
1970
The Hawaiians as
Whip Hoxworth
1970
Beneath the Planet of the Apes as
Taylor
1970
The Don Adams Special: Hooray for Hollywood (TV Movie) as
Narrator
1970
Julius Caesar as
Mark Antony
1969
Number One as
Ron Catlan
1960
The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) as
Dramatic Reader / Actor - Dramatic Reading
- Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Frankie Laine, Charlton Heston, Myron Cohen, Wayne & Shuster, the Young Americans (1968) - Dramatic Reader
- Episode #13.31 (1960) - Actor - Dramatic Reading
1968
Planet of the Apes as
George Taylor
1968
Elizabeth the Queen (TV Movie) as
Robert Devereaux, Earl of Essex
1967
Counterpoint as
Evans
1967
Will Penny as
Will Penny
1966
Khartoum as
General Charles 'Chinese' Gordon
1966
Planet of the Apes Test Reel (Short) as
Thomas
1965
The War Lord as
Chrysagon
1965
The Agony and the Ecstasy as
Michelangelo
1965
Major Dundee as
Major Amos Charles Dundee
1965
The Greatest Story Ever Told as
John the Baptist
1964
What Is a Boy (TV Short) as
Narrator
1963
The Patriots (TV Movie) as
Thomas Jefferson
1963
55 Days at Peking as
Maj. Matt Lewis
1962
Diamond Head as
Richard 'King' Howland
1962
The Pigeon That Took Rome as
Captain Paul MacDougall / Benny the Snatch / Narrator
1961
El Cid as
El Cid Rodrigo de Vivar
1961
Alcoa Premiere (TV Series) as
Paul Malone
- The Fugitive Eye (1961) - Paul Malone
1959
Ben-Hur as
Judah Ben-Hur
1959
The Wreck of the Mary Deare as
John Sands
1958
The Buccaneer as
Gen. Andrew Jackson
1958
The Big Country as
Steve Leech
1958
Touch of Evil as
Mike Vargas
1956
Playhouse 90 (TV Series) as
Charles Gray / Col. Jesse Price
- Point of No Return (1958) - Charles Gray
- Forbidden Area (1956) - Col. Jesse Price
1958
Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series) as
The Beast
- Beauty and the Beast (1958) - The Beast
1955
Climax! (TV Series) as
Chipman / Lt. Paul Peterson
- The Trial of Captain Wirtz (1957) - Chipman
- Bailout at 43,000 Feet (1955) - Lt. Paul Peterson
1951
Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Switch Station (1957)
- One Is a Lonesome Number (1951)
1956
Three Violent People as
Capt. Colt Saunders
1956
The Ten Commandments as
Moses
1955
General Electric Theater (TV Series) as
Tim
- The Seeds of Hate (1955) - Tim
1955
Lucy Gallant as
Casey Cole
1952
Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) as
Melody Jones / Peter Handley / Cashel Byron
- Along Came Jones (1955) - Melody Jones
- The Closed Door (1952) - Peter Handley
- Cashel Byron's Profession (1952) - Cashel Byron
1955
The Private War of Major Benson as
Maj. Bernard R. 'Barney' Benson
1955
The Far Horizons as
Lt. William Clark
1954
Secret of the Incas as
Harry Steele
1954
The Naked Jungle as
Christopher Leiningen
1954
Danger (TV Series)
- Freedom to Get Lost (1954)
1953
Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
- A Day in Town (1953)
1953
Bad for Each Other as
Dr. Tom Owen
1953
Arrowhead as
Ed Bannon
1953
Pony Express as
Buffalo Bill Cody
1953
The President's Lady as
President Andrew Jackson
1950
The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Elegy (1953)
- Hear My Heart Speak (1950)
1952
Ruby Gentry as
Boake Tackman
1952
The Savage as
James 'Jim' Aherne Jr. / War Bonnet
1952
Curtain Call (TV Series)
- The Liar (1952)
1949
Studio One (TV Series) as
Merton Densher / James Otis / Macbeth / ...
- The Wings of the Dove (1952) - Merton Densher
- A Bolt of Lightning (1951) - James Otis
- Macbeth (1951) - Macbeth
- Letter from Cairo (1950) - Mitch Henderson
- Wuthering Heights (1950) - Heathcliff
- The Taming of the Shrew (1950) - Petruchio
- The Willow Cabin (1950) - Col. / Dr. Michael Knowle
- Jane Eyre (1949) - Edward Rochester
- Of Human Bondage (1949) - Philip Carey
- Battleship Bismarck (1949) - Commander Schneider
- The Outward Room (1949)
- Smoke (1949)
- Shadow and Substance (1949) - Dermot Francis O'Flingsley
- Julius Caesar (1949) - Minor Role
- The Outward Room (1949)
1952
The Greatest Show on Earth as
Brad Braden
1951
Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- Route 19 (1951)
1949
Suspense (TV Series)
- Santa Fe Flight (1951)
- Suspicion (1949)
1950
Dark City as
Danny Haley
1950
The Clock (TV Series)
- The Hypnotist (1950)
1950
Julius Caesar as
Antony
1941
Peer Gynt as
Peer Gynt
Director
1988
A Man for All Seasons (TV Movie)
1982
Mother Lode
1972
Antony and Cleopatra
Writer
1972
Antony and Cleopatra (adapted for the screen by)
Soundtrack
1967
Will Penny (performer: "Deck the Halls", ""Git Along, Little Dogies"" - uncredited)
1953
Bad for Each Other ("Beautiful Dreamer", uncredited)
Thanks
2017
The Best of Hollywood (TV Series documentary) (thanks - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 October 2017 (2017) - (thanks)
2009
The New Bike (Short) (acknowledgment)
2009
Circus Maximus (Video) (grateful thanks)
2008
A Federal Case (in memory of)
2001
Sensurround: The Sounds of Midway (Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2001
Rescued from the Closet (Video documentary) (special thanks)
1997
Biography (TV Series documentary) (thanks - 1 episode)
- Barbara Stanwyck: Straight Down the Line (1997) - (thanks)
1994
Wyatt Earp: Walk with a Legend (TV Movie documentary) (special thanks)
1984
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (Documentary) (thanks)
1969
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (Documentary) (particular thanks for contributing their talents)
Self
2019
The Art of Directing: David Lean (Documentary) as
Self - Interviewer
2016
The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille (Documentary) as
Self
2013
Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen (Documentary) as
Self
2010
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (Documentary) as
Self - Interviewee
2006
The People's President (TV Movie documentary) as
Narrator
2004
The Ten Commandments: 6-Part Documentary (Video documentary short) as
Self
2004
Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic (TV Movie documentary) as
Self - Interviewee
2003
Lasting Love (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2002
Film Genre (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Epic (2002) - Self
2002
Studio One Documentary (Video documentary short) as
Self
2002
20/20 (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Episode dated 20 December 2002 (2002) - Self
2002
The Face of Evil: Reinhard Heydrich (TV Movie documentary) as
Narrator
2002
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years (TV Special) as
Self
2002
2002 ABC World Stunt Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter (uncredited)
2002
Bowling for Columbine (Documentary) as
Self
1998
Secrets of War (TV Series documentary) as
Self - Narrator
- Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh's Revolution (2002) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Cold War: Brezhnev's Kremlin (2001) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Cold War: Khrushchev's Regime (2001) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- The Wizard War (2001) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Cold War: The Kennedy Years (2001) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Cold War: Inside the K.G.B. (2000) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Hitler's Last Days (2000) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- The Hunt for Atomic Secrets (1999) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Stalin's Spies (1999) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- British Secret Intelligence in WWII (1998) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Secret Weapons of the Third Reich (1998) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Nazi Gold (1998) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Cold War: The Strangelove Factor (1998) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Rommel's Enigma (1998) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- The Gulf War: Architects of Desert Storm (1998) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Cold War: Inside the CIA (1998) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- The Ultra Enigma (1998) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Weapons of the Shadow War (1998) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Women Spies in World War II (1998) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- German Intelligence in WWII (1998) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Cold War: Eisenhower's Operatives (1998) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Prisoners of War, Part Two - Battle for the Mind (1998) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- The Gulf War: Steel Rain (1998) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Prisoners of War, Part One - The Barbed Wire Front (1998) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Psychological Warfare - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Secret Submarines in WWII - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Nazi Propaganda - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Mussolini's Henchmen - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Cold War: Cuba's Communist Revolution - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Churchill's Gambles - Self - Narrator (voice)
- The Cambridge Five - Self - Narrator (voice)
- The Balkans Tinderbox - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Spy Planes - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Mao's Secrets - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Hirohito's War - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Battlefield Deceptions - Self - Narrator (voice)
- WWI: Germany's Secret Gambles - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Vietnam: Special Operations - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Vietnam: Hidden in Plain Sight - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Vietnam: Alpha Strike - Self - Narrator (voice)
- The O.S.S. - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Super Guns - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Spies in the Sky - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Roosevelt's Spymasters - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Korea: Stalin's Secret Air War - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Japan: The Invasion That Never Was - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Bio-Chemical Weapons - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Breaking the Japanese Code - Self - Narrator (voice)
- The Gulf War: Secrets in the Sand - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Korea: Behind the Bamboo Curtain - Self - Narrator (voice)
- The French Resistance - Self - Narrator (voice)
- D-Day Deceptions - Self - Narrator (voice)
- The Battle of the Atlantic - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Gulf War: Iraq's Secrets - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Cold War: Nixon's Secrets - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Tools of Deception - Self - Narrator (voice)
- The Battle of Britain - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Sitzkrieg: The Phony War - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Shadows of the Six Day War - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Israeli Intelligence - Self - Narrator (voice)
- The Holocaust Secret - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Hitler's Secrets - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Vietnam: Johnson's Battleground - Self - Narrator (voice)
- The Invasion of Panama - Self - Narrator (voice)
2002
The Making of 'Tombstone' (Video documentary short) as
Self
2001
Intimate Portrait (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Shirley Jones (2001) - Self
2001
Eco-Challenge: US Armed Forces Championship (TV Special) as
Self - Narrator
2001
Mad TV (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #7.7 (2001) - Self
2001
Planet of the Apes: Charlton Heston Interview (Video documentary short) as
Self
2001
Last Party 2000 (Documentary) as
Self - President of the NRA
2001
The Making of 'Midway' (Video documentary short) as
Self
2001
Larry and Vivien: The Oliviers in Love (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1995
Biography (TV Series documentary) as
Self / Self - Actor
- Jennifer Jones: Portrait of a Lady (2001) - Self
- Susan Hayward: The Brooklyn Bombshell (1998) - Self
- Roddy McDowall: Hollywood's Best Friend (1998) - Self
- Rex Harrison: The Man Who Would Be King (1998) - Self - Actor
- John Wayne: American Legend (1998) - Self
- Jimmy Stewart: His Wonderful Life (1997) - Self
- Barbara Stanwyck: Straight Down the Line (1997) - Self
- Sophia Loren: Actress Italian Style (1997) - Self
- Edward G. Robinson: Little Big Man (1996) - Self
- Charlton Heston: For All Seasons (1995) - Self
- John Wayne: The Unquiet American - Self
2001
Planet of the Apes: Rule the Planet (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2001
The Gun Deadlock (TV Movie) as
Self
2001
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (TV Special documentary) as
Self
1999
E! Mysteries & Scandals (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Vincent Price (2001) - Self
- Hedy Lamarr (2000) - Self
- Orson Welles (1999) - Self
2000
Hollywood at Your Feet: The Story of the Chinese Theatre Footprints (Documentary) as
Self
2000
Legendary Hollywood Homes 2 (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2000
Heston of the Apes (Short) as
Self
2000
When the Pipers Play (TV Movie documentary) as
Narrator
1974
This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary) as
Self / Self - via TV
- The Night of 1000 Lives (2000) - Self
- Lynn Redgrave (1996) - Self
- Charlton Heston (1994) - Self
- Stephanie Beacham (1990) - Self
- Christopher Lee (1974) - Self - via TV
1999
Television: The First Fifty Years (Video documentary) as
Self - Interviewee
1999
Forever Hollywood (Documentary) as
Self
1999
The 20th Century: Yesterday's Tomorrows (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1999
Des O'Connor Tonight (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #23.2 (1999) - Self
1999
The Howard Stern Radio Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 8 May 1999 (1999) - Self
1998
Greatest Heroes and Legends of the Bible (TV Series) as
Self - Host / Moses
- The Apostles (1998) - Self - Host
- The Last Supper, Crucifixion and Resurrection (1998) - Self - Host
- The Miracles of Jesus (1998) - Self - Host
- The Nativity (1998) - Self - Host
- Daniel and The Lion's Den (1998) - Self - Host
- Jonah and the Whale (1998) - Self - Host
- David and Goliath (1998) - Self - Host
- Samson and Delilah (1998) - Self - Host
- Joshua and the Battle of Jericho (1998) - Self - Host
- The story of Moses (1998) - Self - Host / Moses
- Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors (1998) - Self - Host
- Sodom and Gomorrah: The Story of Abraham (1998) - Self - Host
- The Garden of Eden (1998) - Self - Host
1998
The Best of Hollywood (TV Movie documentary) as
Self - Interview
1998
60 Minutes (TV Series documentary) as
Self - Actor (segment "Charlton Heston")
- Charlton Heston/50,000 White Farmers/George Soros (1998) - Self - Actor (segment "Charlton Heston")
1998
Private Screenings (TV Series) as
Self
- Charlton Heston (1998) - Self
1998
The Roseanne Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.27 (1998) - Self
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Charlton Heston/Peter Gallagher/Rich Hall (1998) - Self - Guest
- Charlton Heston/Vince Vaughn/Pavement (1997) - Self - Guest
- Charlton Heston/Chuck Sklar/Mark Wright (1993) - Self - Guest
1998
Behind the Planet of the Apes (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1998
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: In Search of (TV Special documentary) as
Self
1998
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1998
The 70th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Past Winner
1998
Gary Cooper: The Face of a Hero (Documentary) as
Self
1997
To Be on Camera: A History with Hamlet (Video documentary short) as
Self
1997
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) as
Self - Honoree
1997
Close-Up (TV Series documentary short) as
Self
- Close-Up on James Stewart (1997) - Self
1997
Space Ghost Coast to Coast (TV Series) as
Self
- Dam (1997) - Self
1997
To the Galaxy and Beyond with Mark Hamill (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1997
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (Documentary) as
Self (uncredited)
1997
Dennis Pennis R.I.P. (Video) as
Self
1997
In Search of Hamlet (TV Movie documentary)
1997
Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1997
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 4 June 1997 (1997) - Self
1997
I Am Your Child (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1997
Alaska: Spirit of the Wild (Documentary short) as
Narrator (voice)
1997
Dennis Miller Live (TV Series) as
Self
- Gun Control (1997) - Self
1996
A Century of Science Fiction (Video documentary) as
Self
1995
Corazón, corazón (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 2 December 1996 (1996) - Self
- Episode dated 2 December 1995 (1995) - Self
1996
Very Important Pennis: Uncut (Video) as
Self
1996
Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy on the Right (Documentary) as
Self
1994
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #4.215 (1996) - Self
- Episode #3.104 (1994) - Self
1996
The Daily Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Charlton Heston (1996) - Self
1996
Very Important Pennis (TV Series) as
Self
- Very Important Pennis: Part 1 (1996) - Self
1996
Shirley MacLaine: Kicking Up Her Heels (Video documentary)
1996
The Mysterious Origins of Man (TV Movie documentary) as
Self - Host
1996
Andersonville Diaries (TV Movie documentary) as
Narrator
1996
Ruby Wax Meets... (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Goldie Hawn (1996) - Self
1996
Àngels de nit (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.2 (1996) - Self
1995
Liebe in Hollywood (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1995
Clive Anderson Talks Back (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #10.8 (1995) - Self
1995
Bob Hope: Memories of World War II (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1992
The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) as
Self - Announcer
- Patrick Stewart (1995) - Self - Announcer (voice)
- Ron Howard, Part 2 (1995) - Self - Announcer (voice)
- Ron Howard, Part 1 (1995) - Self - Announcer (voice)
- John Goodman (1992) - Self - Announcer (voice)
1995
Advanced English: Interviews with the Famous (TV Series) as
Self
1995
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1994
Movie Magic (TV Series documentary short) as
Self
- Animatronic Animals: Fooling Mother Nature (1994) - Self
1994
The Bible According to Hollywood (Video documentary) as
Self
1994
Wyatt Earp: Walk with a Legend (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1994
A Century of Cinema (Documentary) as
Self
1994
1994 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special) as
Charlton Heston
1994
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1987
Saturday Night Live (TV Series) as
Self - Host / President Dexter / Various / ...
- Charlton Heston/Paul Westerberg (1993) - Self - Host / President Dexter (as Captured Slave Charlton Heston)
- Charlton Heston/Wynton Marsalis (1987) - Self - Host / Various / God
1993
All Aboard: Riding the Rails of American Film (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1993
The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.1677 (1993) - Self
- Episode #1.1676 (1993) - Self
- Episode #1.1675 (1993) - Self
1993
Mystery of the Sphinx (TV Movie documentary) as
Host
1993
The 14th Annual CableACE Awards (TV Special) as
Self
1992
Symphony for the Spire (Documentary) as
Westmoreland / Poetry reciter
1992
Charlton Heston Presents the Bible (Video documentary) as
Self
1992
The Whoopi Goldberg Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode #1.56 (1992) - Self - Guest
1992
MGM: When the Lion Roars (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self
- The Lion in Winter (1992) - Self
1992
The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1992
Dying for a Smoke (Video documentary) as
Self
1991
Air Force One: The Planes and the Presidents (TV Movie documentary) as
Narrator
1991
One on One with John Tesh (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.55 (1991) - Self
1991
Reflections on the Silver Screen (TV Series) as
Self
- Charlton Heston (1991) - Self
1991
Això és massa! (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 25 June 1991 (1991) - Self
1991
All-Star Salute to Our Troops (TV Special) as
Self
1990
The Hollywood Road to Oz (TV Movie documentary) as
Host
1990
A Night on Mount Edna (TV Series) as
Self
1987
Wogan (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #10.61 (1990) - Self
- Wogan with Sue Lawley (1989) - Self
- Episode #7.133 (1987) - Self
1990
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1990
With Orson Welles: Stories of A Life in Film (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1969
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) as
Self / Self - Guest
- Charlton Heston/Dorothy Stratten/Bobby Kelton/Wally Mohrman (1980) - Self
- Charlton Heston/Johnny Yune/Jack Douglas/Blair Brown (1979) - Self
- Charlton Heston/Norman Mailer/David Brenner/Ian Whitcomb (1974) - Self
- Charlton Heston/Dom DeLuise/Ace Trucking Company/Lucille Ball (1974) - Self
- (FROM LOS ANGELES) Charlton Heston, Goldie Hawn, Fernando Lamas, George Chakiris Jane Powell (1969) - Self - Guest
1990
Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 10 January 1990 (1990) - Self
1989
The 34th Annual Thalians Ball (TV Special) as
Self
1989
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary (TV Special) as
Self
1989
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1989
The 7th Annual Golden Boot Awards (TV Special) as
Self
1989
The Pat Sajak Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.123 (1989) - Self
- Episode #1.16 (1989) - Self
1989
The London Programme (TV Series) as
Self
- Saving the Rose Theatre (1989) - Self
1989
Later with Bob Costas (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 1 June 1989 (1989) - Self
1989
Comic Relief III (TV Special documentary) as
Self
1989
The Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.53 (1989) - Self
1973
AFI Life Achievement Award (TV Series) as
Self / Self - Speaker / Self - President of the American Guild of Actors / ...
- AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gregory Peck (1989) - Self
- AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbara Stanwyck (1987) - Self
- AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Huston (1983) - Self
- AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra (1982) - Self
- AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire (1981) - Self
- AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart (1980) - Self - Speaker (uncredited)
- AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock (1979) - Self - President of the American Guild of Actors
- AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda (1978) - Self
- AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler (1976) - Self
- AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Orson Welles (1975) - Self
- AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney (1974) - Self - Presenter
- AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford (1973) - Self
1989
The Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of Beverly Hills (TV Special) as
Self
1988
The World's Greatest Stunts: A Tribute to Hollywood Stuntmen (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1988
Korea: The Unknown War (TV Mini Series documentary) as
General Douglas MacArthur (voice)
1988
Gran premio internazionale della TV (TV Series) as
Self
- 5th Edition (1988) - Self
1988
The 60th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1988
Talking Pictures (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- The Inmates Take Over the Asylum (1988) - Self
- Hollywood and the Western (1988) - Self
1988
America's Tribute to Bob Hope (TV Special documentary) as
Self
1987
Eclipse of Reason (Video documentary short) as
Self
1987
Christmas Night with the Two Ronnies (TV Movie) as
Self - Guest
1987
The 32th Annual Thalians Ball (TV Special) as
Self
1987
The Dame Edna Experience (TV Series) as
Self / Chuck
- Episode #1.5 (1987) - Self
- Episode #1.4 (1987) - Chuck (uncredited)
1987
The USA Today's 5th Anniversary Gala (TV Special) as
Self
1987
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood (TV Special documentary) as
Self
1987
Our World (TV Series) as
Self
- A Crowded Room: Autumn 1949 (1987) - Self
1987
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1986
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 27 December 1986 (1986) - Self
1986
The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) as
Self
- Walt Disney World's 15th Anniversary Celebration (1986) - Self
1986
The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) as
Self - Announcer
- Episode dated 26 September 1986 (1986) - Self - Announcer (voice)
1986
Regis Philbin's Lifestyles (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 9 September 1986 (1986) - Self
1986
All-Star Tribute to General Jimmy Doolittle (TV Special) as
Self
1986
The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal (Documentary) as
Self
1986
Liberty Weekend (TV Special documentary) as
Self
1986
American Masters (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Directed by William Wyler (1986) - Self
1977
Good Morning America (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 3 April 1986 (1986) - Self
- Episode dated 25 November 1977 (1977) - Self
- Episode dated 24 November 1977 (1977) - Self
1986
Showbiz Today (TV Series) as
Self - Actor
- Dated 12 March 1986 (1986) - Self - Actor
1986
The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter & Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Program
1986
The Starlight Annual Foundation Benefit (TV Special) as
Self
1986
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1986 (TV Special) as
Self - Host
1986
An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. (TV Special documentary) as
Self
1985
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan (TV Special) as
Self
1985
CNN Special Assignment (TV Special) as
Self
1985
Television's Vietnam (TV Special documentary) as
Narrator
1985
Bob Hope's Happy Birthday Homecoming (London Royal Gala) (TV Special) as
Self - Performer
1985
50th Presidential Inaugural Gala (TV Special) as
Self
1985
Aspel & Company (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #2.1 (1985) - Self
1984
The Stars Salute the U.S. Olympic Team (TV Special) as
Self - Performer
1983
The Film Society Of Lincoln Center Annual Gala Tribute to Laurence Olivier (TV Special) as
Self
1983
Entertainment USA (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Los Angeles (1983) - Self
1983
Spécial cinéma (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 18 April 1983 (1983) - Self
1983
The 55th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1983
Hour Magazine (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 4 February 1983 (1983) - Self
1982
De película (TV Series) as
Self - Interviewee
- Caradepiedra (1982) - Self - Interviewee
1982
In at the Deep End (TV Series) as
Self
- Horse Driver (1982) - Self
1982
Tuesday's Documentary (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Barry Norman in Celebrity City (1982) - Self
1982
All-Star Birthday Party at Annapolis (TV Movie) as
Self
1982
Arena (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- The Orson Welles Story - Part 1 (1982) - Self
1982
Let Poland Be Poland (TV Movie documentary) as
Self - Co-Host
1981
Ready When You Are Mr. DeMille! (TV Special documentary) as
Self
1981
The Way They Were (TV Special)
1980
The John Davidson Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 19 March 1981 (1981) - Self
- Episode dated 11 December 1980 (1980) - Self
- Episode dated 3 November 1980 (1980) - Self
- Episode dated 8 July 1980 (1980) - Self
- Co-host: Bonnie Franklin; Guests: Charlton Heston, Fraser Heston, Susan Strasberg, Kool & the Gang, Marco Canestrelli, Roger & Roger (1980) - Self
1981
This Is Your Life: 30th Anniversary Special (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1963
The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) as
Self / Self - Guest
- Charlton Heston, Lydia Clarke, Avery Corman, Robin Johnson, Rare Silk (1980) - Self
- Charlton Heston, Barry Newman, Randi Oakes, Chuck Norris (1980) - Self
- Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Richard Dawson, Karen Morrow (1974) - Self - Guest
- Charlton Heston, Dan Rowan, Roy Emerson, Dennis Ralston, Hugh Stewart (1974) - Self
- Charlton Heston, Richard Benjamin, Kent McCord (1973) - Self
- Anthony Quinn, Charlton Heston, Ursula Andress, Inga Swenson (1972) - Self
- Charlton Heston, Claudine Longet, Tony Trabert, Cal Tjader, George Wallace, Jr. (1972) - Self
- Charlton Heston, Joe Flynn, Clara Lane, Max Wilk, George Gilbert (1971) - Self
- Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Satchell Paige, Karen Morrow, Harvey Orkin (1970) - Self
- Charlton Heston, Richard Kiley, Marcia Rodd (1970) - Self
- Charlton Heston, Elke Sommer, Phil Silvers, Richard Dawson, The Carnival (1969) - Self
- Charlton Heston, Jane Morgan, Joe Williams, Morey Amsterdam, Jerry Shane, Dr. Joyce Brothers (1968) - Self
- Charlton Heston, Diahann Carroll, John Daly, Dr. Albert Burke (1963) - Self
1981
All-Star Inaugural Gala (TV Special) as
Self
1980
The Toni Tennille Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.29 (1980) - Self
- Episode #1.13 (1980) - Self
1964
The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) as
Self - Actor / Self / Self - Co-Host
1980
Les rendez-vous du dimanche (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 22 June 1980 (1980) - Self
1980
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1980
Talking Film (TV Series) as
Self
- A Portrait of George Stevens (1980) - Self
1979
SAG Foundation Conversations (TV Series) as
Self - Host
- Henry Fonda (1979) - Self - Host
1972
Film '72 (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #9.11 (1979) - Self
- Episode #1.14 (1972) - Self
1979
The 16th Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner of National Conference of Christians and Jews (TV Special) as
Self
1979
The Russell Harty Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 14 April 1979 (1979) - Self
1979
Evening (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 11 January 1979 (1979) - Self
1978
America 2-Night (TV Series) as
Self
- 60 Seconds of Fame (1978) - Self
1978
The 50th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Hersholt Award Recipient
1978
Science Fiction Film Awards (TV Special documentary) as
Self - Presenter
1977
Donahue (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 8 December 1977 (1977) - Self
1977
The American Film Institute's 10th Anniversary Special (TV Special) as
Self - Host
1977
The Stars Salute America's Greatest Movies (TV Special) as
Self - Host
1975
Dinah! (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #4.49 (1977) - Self
- Episode #2.162 (1976) - Self
- Episode #2.152 (1976) - Self
- Episode #1.75 (1975) - Self
1976
They Were There (Documentary short) as
Self - Presenter
1976
America at the Movies (Documentary) as
Narrator (voice)
1976
The 48th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1976
Boston Pops in Hollywood (TV Special) as
Self - Host
1974
Bicentennial Minutes (TV Series short) as
Self - Narrator
- Episode #1.1 (1974) - Self - Narrator
1974
ABC Late Night (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- That's Entertainment: 50 Years of MGM (1974) - Self
1974
The 46th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1973
A Look at the World of SOYLENT GREEN (Documentary short) as
Self
1973
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (Documentary short) as
Narrator
1973
Dinah's Place (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 23 October 1973 (1973) - Self
1973
Jack Paar Tonite (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 18 October 1973 (1973) - Self
1956
Today (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 18 April 1973 (1973) - Self
- Episode dated 19 January 1968 (1968) - Self
- Episode dated 30 October 1956 (1956) - Self
1973
The 45th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Co-Host and Presenter
1969
The David Frost Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #4.183 (1972) - Self
- Episode #2.220 (1970) - Self
- Episode #1.10 (1969) - Self
1972
The Special London Bridge Special (TV Movie) as
Self - Tennis Player
1972
Our Active Earth (Documentary short) as
Narrator
1972
Film Night (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 26 February 1972 (1972) - Self
1971
The Last Man Alive (Documentary short) as
Self - Narrator
1971
Parkinson (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.22 (1971) - Self
1971
V.I.P.-Schaukel (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Episode #1.3 (1971) - Self
1970
The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest / Self / Self - Announcer
- Episode dated 15 November 1971 (1971) - Self
- Episode dated 21 May 1971 (1971) - Self - Announcer (voice)
- Charlton Heston/Sarah Vaughan/Jim Bouton/Michael Crichton (1970) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 18 June 1970 (1970) - Self - Guest
1971
Vietnam! Vietnam! (Documentary) as
Narrator (voice)
1971
The Irv Kupcinet Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 21 August 1971 (1971) - Self
1970
The Festival Game (Documentary)
1969
Rod Laver's Wimbledon (Documentary short) as
Narrator
1969
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (Documentary) as
Self
1969
The Heart of Variety (Documentary) as
Narrator
1969
Dee Time (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #4.39 (1969) - Self
1968
Rowan & Martin at the Movies (Documentary short) as
Self
1968
The Movie Experience: A Matter of Choice (Documentary short) as
Narrator
1968
The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #2.220 (1968) - Self
1957
The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) as
Self / Self - Dramatic Reading
- Tribute Show - National Day Of Mourning for Robert F. Kennedy (1968) - Self
- See America with Ed Sullivan: Chicago (1960) - Self - Dramatic Reading
- Episode #13.15 (1959) - Self
- Episode #12.45 (1959) - Self
- Charlton Heston, Eartha Kitt, Georgia Gibbs, Noelle Adam, Arthur Worsley, Wayne & Shuster (1959) - Self
- Episode #11.8 (1957) - Self
1967
Roddy McDowall's Planet of the Apes Homemovie (Documentary short) as
Self
1967
The American Film: 1966 White House Festival of the Arts (Documentary short) as
Self - Narrator
1967
Think Twentieth (Documentary short) as
Self
1967
While I Run This Race (Documentary short) as
Narrator
1967
Bogart (TV Movie documentary) as
Self - Host / Narrator (voice)
1967
The 39th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1967
All About People (TV Movie documentary) as
Narrator (voice)
1967
The 24th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Winner
1967
The Hollywood Stars of Tomorrow Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1966
Jimmy (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 7 July 1966 (1966) - Self
1966
The Linkletter Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 29 June 1966 (1966) - Self
1966
The John Bartholomew Tucker Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.48 (1966) - Self
1966
A Whole Scene Going (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.23 (1966) - Self
1966
Cinema (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Charlton Heston (1966) - Self
1965
The Egyptologists (Documentary short) as
Narrator
1965
The Eamonn Andrews Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #2.11 (1965) - Self
1965
The Jack Paar Program (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode #3.27 (1965) - Self - Guest
1965
The 37th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Audience Member
1965
F.D.R. (TV Mini Series) as
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
- The Making of the Man: Part I (1965) - Franklin Delano Roosevelt (voice)
1963
The Five Cities of June (Documentary short) as
Narrator
1963
The World's Greatest Showman: The Legend of Cecil B. DeMille (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1963
A Tribute to John F. Kennedy from the Arts (TV Special) as
Self
1963
The New Steve Allen Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Charlton Heston, James Garner (1963) - Self
1963
The 20th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1959
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) as
Self / Self - Guest
- Phyllis McGuire. Charlton Heston, Erroll Garner, Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Sandy Stewart, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf (1963) - Self
- Charlton Heston, Connie Francis, Sid Gould, Al Hoffman, Bernice Massi, Dick Manning, Mickey Glass, The Mills Brothers (1959) - Self - Guest
1962
At This Very Moment (TV Special) as
Self
1962
The Milton Berle Spectacular (TV Movie) as
Self
1962
The 19th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Winner
1961
Prime Minister Nehru Makes First Visit to Hollywood as
Self
1961
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (TV Movie) as
Self
1960
Hollywood Christmas Lane Parade of the Stars (TV Special) as
Self
1960
The 12th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
Self
1960
The Revlon Revue (TV Series) as
Self
- Tiptoe Through TV (1960) - Self
1956
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest / Self - Actor
- Charlton Heston, Rise Stevens, Jerry Vale, Jackie Mason (1960) - Self - Guest
- Charlton Heston, Peter Lawford, Jayne Meadows, Debra Paget, Jonathan Winters (1959) - Self - Guest
- Charlton Heston, Gypsy Rose Lee, Ethel Waters, Bobby Van, Don Newcombe, Floyd Patterson, Archie Moore, Vince Martin & The Tarriers (1956) - Self - Actor
1960
The 32nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Winner
1959
Premier Khrushchev in the USA (Documentary) as
Self
1959
The 31st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1958
Screen Snapshots: Salute to Hollywood (Documentary short) as
Self
1958
The Eddie Fisher Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Charlton Heston/Gisele MacKenzie/The Ames Brothers (1958) - Self
1957
This Is Your Life (TV Series) as
Self
- Dennis Weaver (1957) - Self
1956
The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Guest Host: Art Carney; Guests: Charlton Heston, Fred Waring, Sammy Davis, Jr. (1956) - Self
1956
What's My Line? (TV Series) as
Self - Mystery Guest
- Charlton Heston (1956) - Self - Mystery Guest
1956
The George Gobel Show (TV Series) as
Self / Sketch Performer
- Charlton Heston (1956) - Self / Sketch Performer
1955
Person to Person (TV Series documentary) as
Self - Guest
- Episode #3.7 (1955) - Self - Guest
1955
Omnibus (TV Series) as
Self - Presenter (segment)
- The Birth of Modern Times (1955) - Self - Presenter (segment)
1955
The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) as
Self - Host / Self
- Host: Charlton Heston; Guests: Joan Crawford, The King Sisters (1955) - Self - Host
- Host: Charlton Heston; Guests: Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy, The Marjorie Fields Moppets, Bob Williams & his dog Red Dust (1955) - Self - Host
- Hosts: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, and Mortimer Snerd (1955) - Self
- Host: Charlton Heston: Guests: Fred MacMurray, Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Dick Kerr, Chiquita & Johnson (1955) - Self - Host
- Debut of The Colgate Variety Hour with host Charlton Heston (1955) - Self - Host
1955
The $64, 000 Question (TV Series) as
Substitute Host
1955
Sheilah Graham in Hollywood (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 21 March 1955 (1955) - Self
1951
Your Show of Shows (TV Series) as
Self - Guest Performer / Self - Guest Host
- Guest Host: Charlton Heston. Guest Stars: Bambi Linn & Rod Alexander, the Bob Hamilton Trio, Keith Textor & Sylvia Michaels, Jack Russell & Victoria Sherry (1954) - Self - Guest Host
- Episode #3.16 (1951) - Self - Guest Performer
- Episode #3.6 (1951) - Self - Guest Performer
1953
Place the Face (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 22 October 1953 (1953) - Self - Guest
1953
Three Lives (Short) as
Self
1953
The Kate Smith Hour (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 1 April 1953 (1953) - Self
1952
20 Questions (TV Series) as
Self
- Charlton Heston (1952) - Self
1952
Who Said That? (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 28 January 1952 (1952) - Self
1952
Crawford Mystery Theatre (TV Series) as
Self - Celebrity Contestant
- Public Prosecutor: THE CASE OF THE JADE FLUTE (1952) - Self - Celebrity Contestant
1950
Introducing Charlton Heston (Short) as
Self
1950
Bill Slater Show (TV Series) as
Self - Actor
- Episode dated 20 September 1950 (1950) - Self - Actor
Archive Footage
2023
Compression (TV Series documentary)
- Compression The Ten Commandments de Cecil B. DeMille (2023)
2023
Chris Kenny Tonight (TV Series) as
Self - Actor
- Episode #1.87 (2023) - Self - Actor
2023
Nerdrotic (TV Series) as
Moses
- Woke Hollywood on STRIKE During its Apocalypse (2023) - Moses
2023
Barry Humphries: A Tribute (TV Special) as
Self
2023
Robot Head (TV Series) as
Self
- Disney Is Making Product For Idiots (2023) - Self
2023
Charlton Heston, la démesure d'un géant (TV Movie documentary) as
Self - Portrait Subject & Interviewee
2023
Fight the Power How Hip Hop Changed the World (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Culture Wars (2023) - Self
2022
Soleil vert et alerte rouge, quand Hollywood sonnait l'alarme (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2022
Harry Belafonte - Zwischen Calypso und Gerechtigkeit (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2021
A Forbidden Orange (Documentary) as
Self
2021
Citizen Ashe (Documentary) as
Self (uncredited)
2021
Musings of the Classic Sherlock Holmes Actor (TV Series)
- Douglas Wilmer on Charlton Heston (2021)
2020
Les mille et une vies de Yul Brynner (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2017
The Hour of Power (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 23 February 2020 (2020) - Self
- Episode #1.2500 (2017) - Self
2020
The Last Movie Painter (Documentary) as
Self (uncredited)
2019
Les années Hollywood de François Chalais (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- La fin de l'âge d'or (2019) - Self
2019
Le Vortex (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self
- Le repas du futur (2019) - Self
2019
The Movies (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self
- The Golden Age (2019) - Self
2019
The Oscars Library: A Tribute to the Academy Awards (TV Series) as
Self
- Al Best Actor & Best Actress Winners Speeches Since 1927/28 (2019) - Self
2019
Hal Ashby ~ Encore (Short) as
Self
2019
Minty Comedic Arts (TV Series) as
Self
- 10 Things You Didn't Know About In The Mouth of Madness (2019) - Self
2019
History (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Die Traumfabrik und die Macht - Hollywood und die Politik (2019) - Self
2019
Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film (Documentary) as
Self
2019
Hail Satan? (Documentary) as
Self
2018
America in Color (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Hollywood's Golden Age (2018) - Self (uncredited)
2017
The Best of Hollywood (TV Series documentary) as
Self - Interviewee
- Episode dated 19 November 2018 (2018) - Self - Interviewee
- Episode dated 15 November 2018 (2018) - Self - Interviewee
- Episode dated 8 November 2018 (2018) - Self - Interviewee
- Episode dated 27 October 2017 (2017) - Self - Interviewee
- Episode dated 17 September 2017 (2017) - Self - Interviewee
2018
Fahrenheit 11/9 (Documentary) as
Self (uncredited)
2018
They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (Documentary) as
Self (uncredited)
2018
1968: The Year That Changed America (TV Series documentary) as
George Taylor
- Part One: Winter (2018) - George Taylor
2018
Deep Fat Fried (Podcast Series) as
Moses
- EXODUS and BATMAN RETURNS = DEEP FAT FRIED (2018) - Moses
2018
The Joe Rogan Experience (Podcast Series) as
Self
- Duncan Trussell (2018) - Self (uncredited)
2017
Jeopardy! (TV Series short) as
Self
- Episode #34.52 (2017) - Self
2017
Defunctland (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- The History of Earthquake: The Big One and Disaster! (2017) - Self
2017
Weekend Sunrise (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 11 June 2017 (2017) - Self
2017
Voyage vers Proxima b (TV Mini Series) as
Self
- Un Pont Vers Les Étoiles (2017) - Self
2016
I Am Not Your Negro (Documentary) as
Self
2016
Inside Edition (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Episode #28.242 (2016) - Self
2016
Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg (Documentary) as
Self (uncredited)
2015
Bienvenido Mr. Heston (Documentary) as
Self
2015
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Judah Ben-Hur
- Inside (2015) - Judah Ben-Hur
2015
Orson Welles: Shadows and Light (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2015
Children of the Civil Rights (Video documentary) as
Self
2014
Spanish Western (Documentary) as
Self
2014
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (Documentary) as
Self
2014
And the Oscar Goes to... (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2013
The March (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2013
Talking Pictures (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Charlton Heston: Talking Pictures (2013) - Self
2013
Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (Documentary) as
Self
2012
Everything is Terrible! Holiday Special (Video) as
Self
2000
60 Minutes (TV Series documentary) as
Self / Self - Actor (segment "Charlton Heston")
- Remembering Mike Wallace (2012) - Self
- Charlton Heston/50,000 White Farmers/Miranda (2000) - Self - Actor (segment "Charlton Heston")
2011
Charlton Heston & Ben-Hur: A Personal Journey (Video documentary) as
Self
2011
Timeshift (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Epic: A Cast of Thousands! (2011) - Self
2011
Special Collector's Edition (TV Series) as
Maj. Matt Lewis / El Cid Rodrigo de Bivar
- 55 días en Pekín (2011) - Maj. Matt Lewis / El Cid Rodrigo de Bivar
2011
The Parade as
Ben Hur (uncredited)
2011
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (TV Movie documentary) as
Neville
2011
The Ten Commandments: Making Miracles (Documentary) as
Self / Moses
2011
Making the Boys (Documentary) as
Self (uncredited)
2011
Sing Your Song (Documentary) as
Self (uncredited)
2011
Welsh Greats (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Hugh Griffith (2011) - Self
2010
Cine catastrófico (Documentary short) as
Graff
2010
Nostalgia Critic (TV Series) as
Moses
- Old vs. New: 10 Commandments vs. Prince of Egypt (2010) - Moses
2010
2 Everything 2 Terrible 2: Tokyo Drift (Video)
2010
Die großen Kriminalfälle (TV Series documentary) as
Moses
- Lebenslang weggesperrt - Der Frauenmörder Heinrich Pommerenke (2010) - Moses
2010
20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) as
Judah Ben-Hur
- Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) - Judah Ben-Hur
2009
A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2009
Hollywood sul Tevere (Documentary) as
Self
2009
The 81st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Memorial Tribute
2009
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) as
Self - In Memoriam
2008
Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) as
Self
- 2008 (2008) - Self
- Episode dated 8 August 2008 (2008) - Self
- Episode dated 7 April 2008 (2008) - Self
2008
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special documentary) as
Self - In Memoriam
2008
The Factor (TV Series) as
Self / Moses / Various Roles
- Episode dated 22 August 2008 (2008) - Moses
- Episode dated 9 April 2008 (2008) - Self
- Episode dated 7 April 2008 (2008) - Self / Various Roles
2008
Religulous (Documentary) as
George Taylor (uncredited)
2008
Il falso bugiardo as
Self
2007
La rentadora (TV Series) as
George Taylor
- Hi ha algú a l'altre costat (2007) - George Taylor
2007
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2007
Manufacturing Dissent (Documentary) as
Self
2007
La tele de tu vida (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.12 (2007) - Self
2007
La mandrágora (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 28 February 2007 (2007) - Self
2006
Hollywood Burn
2006
De Madrid a la Lluna (Documentary) as
Self
2006
I Love the '70s: Volume 2 (TV Series) as
Self
2006
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (Documentary) as
Moses (uncredited)
2006
Battleground (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Code of Honor (2006) - Self
2006
The Naked Archaeologist (TV Series documentary) as
Moses / Ben-Hur
- Who Wrote the Bible? (2006) - Moses
- The Mother of Archaeology (2006) - Ben-Hur
2005
The Originals (Documentary short) as
Self
2005
La Marató 2005 (TV Special) as
Self
2005
Sexes (TV Series) as
Judah Ben-hur
- Entre homes (2005) - Judah Ben-hur
2005
Passion & Poetry: Major Dundee (Video documentary short) as
Self
2005
Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema (Video documentary) as
Self (2001 Interview)
1996
Biography (TV Series documentary) as
Moses
- Cecil B. DeMille (2005)
- Moses and the Ten Commandments (1996) - Moses
2004
Michael Moore, el gran agitador (TV Short documentary) as
Self
2004
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments (TV Special documentary) as
Self
2004
Rated 'R': Republicans in Hollywood (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2004
Mondo Thingo (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.26 (2004) - Self
2004
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2004
The Thief of Bagdad (Short) as
Texan Empire-Builder
2003
A Patriot at the Podium (Video documentary) as
Self
2003
Christmas from Hollywood (Video documentary) as
Self
2003
Circle of Honor (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Charlton Heston (2003) - Self
2003
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (Video documentary) as
Self
2003
Images of Indians: How Hollywood Stereotyped the Native American (TV Movie documentary) as
Self / Ed Bannon (from Arrowhead (1953)) (uncredited)
2002
Edith Head: The Paramount Years (Video documentary short)
2002
Heart of the Festival (TV Movie) as
Self
2002
The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part I: 1956-1961 (Video documentary) as
Self
2001
He Walks in Beauty: The George Stevens Production 'The Greatest Story Ever Told' (Video documentary) as
Self - Actor
2001
El informal (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 10 April 2001 (2001) - Self
2000
72nd Annual Academy Awards Pre-Show (TV Special) as
Self (uncredited)
1999
The Best of Film Noir (Video documentary) as
Self
1999
Heroes of Comedy (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Barry Humphries (1999) - Self
1995
Clive Anderson Talks Back (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #10.13 (1995) - Self
1995
Get Shorty as
Mike Vargas (uncredited)
1995
Century of Cinema (TV Series documentary) as
Moses, 'The Ten Commandments'
- A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995) - Moses, 'The Ten Commandments' (uncredited)
1995
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater (TV Series) as
Henry Hooker
- More Girls with Big Guns (1995) - Henry Hooker
1995
Northern Exposure (TV Series) as
Judah Ben-Hur
- Horns (1995) - Judah Ben-Hur (uncredited)
1994
100 Years at the Movies (TV Short documentary) as
Self
1994
Charlie Sheen's Stunts Spectacular (TV Movie documentary) as
Self - Former SAG President
1994
The Legacy of Malthus (Documentary) as
Self (Population Institute, 1993)
1994
The Chase as
George Taylor (uncredited)
1992
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) as
Self
- The last Tonight Show (1992) - Self
1990
Nicholas Craig, the Naked Actor (TV Series) as
Self
- Awards (1990) - Self (uncredited)
1988
All-Time Movie Greats (Video documentary) as
Self
1987
Celebrity Commercials (Video documentary) as
Self
1985
The Moviemakers (TV Series)
- George Stevens: The Man & His Movies (1985)
1983
Saturday Night Live (TV Series) as
Self
- Bruce Dern/Leon Redbone (1983) - Self (uncredited)
1979
The Horror Show (TV Movie documentary)
1968
Film Review (TV Mini Series) as
George Taylor
- Changing Faces (1968) - George Taylor
1967
Mondo Hollywood (Documentary) as
Self (uncredited)
1965
Verifica incerta - Disperse Exclamatory Phase (Documentary short)
1963
Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series) as
Paul Malone
- The Fugitive Eye (1963) - Paul Malone
1963
Hollywood: The Great Stars (TV Movie documentary) as
Self (uncredited)
1953
The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) as
Self
- The Everly Brothers, Frances Farmer, Nancy Whiskey, Kaye Ballard (1957) - Self
- Episode #6.30 (1953) - Self
1955
The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) as
Casey Cole
- Episode #6.2 (1955) - Casey Cole

References

Charlton Heston Wikipedia