Martin Patterson "Pat" Hingle (July 19, 1924 – January 3, 2009) was an American actor. He played Commissioner James Gordon in the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher Batman films: Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin. Hingle and Michael Gough are the only two actors to appear in all 4 Batman movies. Hingle worked from 1954 through 2006.
|Born||Martin Patterson Hingle
July 19, 1924
Miami, Florida, U.S.
|Died||January 3, 2009
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, U.S.
|Cause of death||Myelodysplastic syndrome|
|Resting place||Cremated, Ashes scattered into the Atlantic Ocean|
|Residence||Carolina Beach, North Carolina|
|Education||Saluda Elementary School
University of Texas
|Alma mater||Actors Studio|
Hang 'Em High
Splendor in the Grass
Batman & Robin
|Home town||Houston, Texas|
|Height||5' 10" (1.78 m)|
|Spouse(s)||Alyce Faye Dorsey
(1979-2009; his death)
|Parent(s)||Marvin Louise (nèe Patterson),
Clarence Martin Hingle
Hingle enlisted in the U.S. Navy in December 1941, dropping out of the University of Texas. He served on the destroyer USS Marshall during World War II. He returned to the University of Texas after the war ended and earned a degree in radio broadcasting. He learned to act at the Actors Studio.
Hingle was married two times; first to Alyce Faye Dorsey in 1947 until they divorced in 1972. He was married to Julie Wright from 1979 until his death in 2009. Hingle had 3 children with Dorsey; Jody, Billy, and Molly. With Wright, he had two children.
Near death experienceEdit
In 1960, he had been offered the title role in Elmer Gantry, but Burt Lancaster filled the part because Hingle had been in a near fatal accident. He was caught in his West End Avenue apartment building in an elevator that had stalled between the second and third floors. He crawled out and sought to reach the second floor corridor but lost his balance and fell fifty-four feet down the shaft. He fractured his skull, wrist, hip, and most of the ribs on his left side. He broke his left leg in three places and lost the little finger on his left hand. He lay near death for two weeks, and his recovery required more than a year.
|1961||Splendor in the Grass||Ace Stamper|
|1963||The Twilight Zone||Horace Ford||TV Show
Episode: "The Incredible World of Horace Ford"
|1965||Daniel Boone||Will Carey||TV Show
Episode: "The Returning"
|1968||Hang 'Em High||Judge Adam Fenton|
|1971||Gunsmoke||Dr. Chapman||TV Show|
|1979||When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?||Lyle Stricker|
|1980||Stone||Chief Gene Paulton||TV Show|
|1983||Sudden Impact||Chief Lester Jannings|
|1985||Brewster's Millions||Edward Roundfield|
|1986||Maximum Overdrive||Bubba Hendershot|
|1988||The Land Before Time||Narrator/Rooter||Voice|
|1990||The Grifters||Bobo Justus|
|1992||Citizen Cohn||J. Edgar Hoover|
|Gunsmoke: To the Last Man||Colonel Tucker|
|Batman Returns||Commissioner Gordon|
|The Quick and the Dead||Horace|
|1997||Batman & Robin||Commissioner Gordon|
|2000||Shaft||Judge Dennis Bradford|
|2001||Road to Redemption||Grandpa Nathan Tucker|
|2006||Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby||Mr. Dennit Sr.||Final movie role.|
- "Character actor Pat Hingle dies at 84". CNN.com. 5 January 2009. http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/01/05/obit.hingle/index.html?iref=allsearch. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
- "Pat Hingle Biography (1924-2009)". Filmreference.com. January 4, 2009. http://www.filmreference.com/film/47/Pat-Hingle.html.
- "Pat Hingle dies at 84; veteran actor was perhaps best known for 'Batman' role". LA Times. January 3, 2009. http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-hingle5-2009jan05-story.html. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
- Pat Hingle Trivia at IMDb.com
- Pat Hingle at movieactors.com
- "Actor Pat Hingle dies at age 84". Starnewsonline.com. January 4, 2009. http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20090104/ARTICLES/901042994/1120.