Sterling Hayden

Officer (armed Forces) / Novelist / Character Actor | * 03/26/1916 († 70, 05/23/1986) | Upper Montclair, New Jersey (United States of America (USA))
Sterling Walter Hayden (born Sterling Relyea Walter; March 26, 1916 – May 23, 1986) was an American actor, author, sailor and decorated Marine Corps officer and OSS agent (from services during World War II). A leading man for most of his career, he specialized in westerns and film noir throughout the 1950s, in films such as John Huston's The Asphalt Jungle (1950), Nicholas Ray's Johnny Guitar (1954), and Stanley Kubrick's The Killing (1956). He became noted for supporting roles in the 1960s, perhaps most memorably as General Jack D. Ripper in Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). Hayden's success continued into the New Hollywood era, with roles such as Irish-American policeman Captain McCluskey in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972), alcoholic novelist Roger Wade in Rober... ()
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Sterling Walter Hayden, born Sterling Relyea Walter, was an American actor and author. He didn't really harbor any aspirations of being an actor, dropped out of high school at the age of 16 and hired on as mate on a schooner. He was a ship's captain at 22, and in need of cash to buy his own boat, established himself as a model in New York, discovered by Paramount Studios talent scouts and offered a contract.Sterling Hayden, the handsome tall blond actor who played wholesome leading-man movie roles in the 1940's and 1950's and later weathered into a rough-hewn solid character actor in films such as ''Dr. Strangelove'', ''The Godfather,'' "Nine to Five" and "King of the Gypsies". He appeared in 71 feature films and tv-productions from the debut in "Virginia" 1941 to the tv mini-series "The Blue and the Gray" in 1982.He wrote of his obsessive fascination with the sea in a 1963 autobiography, ''Wanderer,'' and in 1970 his 700-page epic novel of the sea, ''Voyage,'' was a main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club.Sterling Hayden appeared in the German documentary, ''Pharos of Chaos,'' (1983) filmed aboard his barge in Europe, and seemed to be in an alcoholic stupor much of the time, supplementing his wine intake with hashish. On camera he said: ''What confuses me is I ain't all that unhappy. So why do I drink, I don't know.''.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Western | Crime

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Movies with Sterling Hayden as Actor(64)

as Glass Man (voice) (archive footage)2016 The Albatross
as Himself (archive footage)1984 The Shipwrecker
as himself1983 Pharos of Chaos
as Duke Stuyvesant1981 Gas
as Howard Anderson1981 Venom
as Russell Tinsworthy1980 Nine to Five
as Seamus Flaherty1980 The Outsider
as Z.K. Dawson1979 Winter Kills
as King Zharko Stepanowicz1978 King of the Gypsies
as Leo Dalco1976 1900
as Malcolm1976 Deadly Strangers
as Henry 'Jack' Pullitzer1975 Cry, Onion!
as Maj. Wrongway Lindbergh1973 The Final Programme
as Roger Wade1973 The Long Goodbye
as M. Nature / The Leader1972 The Big Departure
as Capt. Mark McCluskey1972 The Godfather
as Mason / Custer1971 Angel's Leap
as Lepridon1970 Loving
as Allan1970 Sweet Hunters
as Michael Carlson1969 Hard Contract
as Daniel Grudge1964 A Carol for Another Christmas
as Scotty1958 Ten Days To Tulara
as George Hansen1958 Terror in a Texas Town
as Sheriff Samuel Galt1957 The Iron Sheriff
as Captain Martin Treleaven1957 Zero Hour!
as Jay Turner / John York1957 Gun Battle at Monterey
as John Huntington Garth1957 Valerie
as Johnny Clay1956 The Killing
as John Emmett1956 5 Steps to Danger
as Dave Arnold1956 The Come On
as Lt. William Doyle1956 Crime of Passion
as Jim Bowie1955 The Last Command
as Capt. Russ Edwards1955 Battle Taxi
as Rick Martin1955 Top Gun
as Rear-Adm. John Madison Hoskins1955 The Eternal Sea
as Tim Chipman1955 Timberjack
as Clay Hardin1955 Shotgun
as Sir Gawain1954 Prince Valiant
as Sheriff Tod Shaw1954 Suddenly
as Joe Conroy1954 Naked Alibi
as Johnny 'Guitar' Logan1954 Johnny Guitar
as Bart Laish1954 Arrow In The Dust
as Det. Lt. Sims1953 Crime Wave
as Capt. John Nelson1953 Kansas Pacific
as Pervis DeJong1953 So Big
as Steve1953 Fighter Attack
as Will Hall1953 Take Me to Town
as Tex McCloud1952 Flaming Feather
as Commander Dan Collier1952 Flat Top
as Lt. Tod Voorhees1952 Hellgate
as Kit 'The Hawk' Gerardo1952 The Golden Hawk
as Jim Johannsen aka Barry Lester1952 The Star
as McCabe1952 Denver and Rio Grande
as Rev, John Burrows1951 Journey Into Light
as Dix Handley1950 The Asphalt Jungle
as Joe Cooper1949 Manhandled
as Sheriff La Farge1949 El Paso
as Tad McDonald1947 Blaze of Noon
as himself1947 Variety Girl
as Norman Williams1941 Virginia
as Adrian Ainsworth1941 Bahama Passage

TV Shows/Series with Sterling Hayden as Actor(5)

Movies with Sterling Hayden as Crew(1)

Writing/Book1984 The Shipwrecker

Full Name: Sterling Hayden
Born: Sunday, 03/26 1916 (March) in Upper Montclair, New Jersey (United States of America (USA))
Died: Friday, 05/23 1986 (May) in Sausalito (aged: 70)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN)
Employer: Office of Strategic Services
Spouses (current/former): Madeleine Carroll
Other names for Sterling Hayden (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Sterling Relyea Walter"
Sterling Hayden frequently works together with these people:
Frank Ferguson (7x, Actor)
Stanley Kubrick (5x, Crew)
Edith Head (5x, Crew)
Mark Stevens (5x, Actor)
James Stewart (4x, Actor)
Ray Milland (4x, Actor)
John Forsythe (4x, Actor)
Ronald Reagan (4x, Actor)
Ida Lupino (4x, Actress)
Don Taylor (4x, Crew)
Irving Bacon (4x, Actor)
Manfred Blank (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:8339, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 06/08/2021