Pat Hingle was born on July 19, 1924 in Denver, Colorado.
Hingle's birth name is Martin Patterson Hingle.
Pat made his acting debut in the third grade, playing a carrot
in a school play. Pat Hingle took an accidental plunge down
the elevator shaft of his New York apartment building, sustaining
near-fatal injuries in the 54-foot fall. He lay near death
for two weeks (and lost the little finger of his left hand);
his recovery took more than a year.
Pat Hingle is a veteran of episodic TV, where he's made dozens
(if not hundreds) of appearances over the last 35 years. A
character actor whose career on stage, TV, and in movies spans
Hingle has played Commissioner Gordon in the BATMAN MOVIES.
Pat Hingle was one of the only 2 actors to appear in the first
four BATMAN MOVIES. The other actor was Michael Gough who
Pat was nominated for Broadway's 1958 Tony Award (Dramatic)
for THE DARK OF THE STAIRS. In August 1997 Pat appears in
a Broadway production of 1776 as Ben Franklin.
In 1954 Pat Hingle made his film debut in ON THE WATERFRONT.
Pat Hingle died on January 3rd, 2009 at the age of 84.
Pat Hingle's other notable credits include...
UNDOING TIME (2008)
THE LIST (2007)
WALTZING ANNA (2006)
TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY (2006)
TWO TICKETS TO PARADISE (2006)
THE ANGEL DOLL (2002)
ROAD TO REDEMPTION (2001)
THE HUNTER'S MOON (1999)
LARGER THAN LIFE (1996)
BATMAN RETURNS (1992)
THE LAND BEFORE TIME (1988)
THE FALCON AND THE SNOWMAN (1985)
BREWSTER'S MILLIONS (1985)
RUNNING SCARED (1980)
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS (1961)