Hingle as Judge Adam Fenton in Hang 'Em High (1968).
|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|
|Alma mater||Actors Studio|
|Notable work(s)||Batman, Hang 'Em High, Splendor in the Grass, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, Shaft|
|Home town||Houston, Texas|
|Height||5' 10" (1.78 m)|
|Spouse(s)||Alyce Faye Dorsey
(1979-2009; his death)
|Parents||Marvin Louise (nèe Patterson),
Clarence Martin Hingle
Martin Patterson "Pat" Hingle (July 19, 1924 – January 3, 2009) was an American actor.
Early life 
Hingle was born Martin Patterson Hingle in Miami, Florida, the son of Marvin Louise (née Patterson), a schoolteacher and musician, and Clarence Martin Hingle, a building contractor. 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 and earned a degree in radio broadcasting.
Acting career 
Traditional roles 
Hingle was traditionally known for playing judges, police officers, and other authority figures. He was a guest star on the early NBC legal drama Justice, based on case histories of the Legal Aid Society of New York.
Another notable role was as the father of the character played by Warren Beatty in Splendor in the Grass (1961). He is probably best known in recent times for playing Commissioner Gordon in the 1989 film Batman, and its three sequels. Hingle had a long list of television and movie credits to his name, going back to 1948. Among them are Hang 'Em High (1968), Sudden Impact (1983), Road To Redemption (2001), When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979), Norma Rae (1979) Brewster's Millions (1985), Stephen King's Maximum Overdrive (1986), The Grifters (1990), Citizen Cohn (1992), The Land Before Time (1988), Wings (1996), and Shaft (2000). Hingle played Dr. Chapman in seven episodes of the TV series Gunsmoke (1971), and Col. Tucker in the movie Gunsmoke: To the Last Man (1992). In 1963, Hingle guest-starred in an episode of The Twilight Zone called "The Incredible World of Horace Ford" as the title character. In 1980, he appeared in the short lived police series Stone with Dennis Weaver.
Batman film series 
Along with Michael Gough, who played Alfred Pennyworth, he was one of only two actors to appear in the four Batman films from 1989-1997. In Hingle's appearance as Commissioner Gordon in Batman & Robin, he worked with Uma Thurman (who portrayed Poison Ivy), whose first husband, Gary Oldman, succeeded him in the role in Batman Begins (2005) The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Hingle portraying yet another judge in Shaft also worked with Christian Bale, who would go on to portray Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.
Personal life 
Hingle married Alyce Faye Dorsey, on June 3, 1947 and had children Jody, Billy, Molly. The couple later divorced and Hingle married Julia Wright (October 25, 1979 – his death ) with whom he had two children
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.
Hingle died at his home in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, of myelodysplasia on January 3, 2009; he had been diagnosed with the disease in November 2006. His ashes were scattered into the Atlantic Ocean.
Other roles 
- (1955) Originated the role of Gooper in the original Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
- (1955) Guest starred in "The Allentown Incident" of the CBS anthology series Appointment with Adventure
- (1957) Played Warren Selvy in "The Night of the Execution" on Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
- (1958) Played the title role in the award winning broadway play J.B. by Archibald MacLeish
- (1962) Played Mitchell A. Grandin on the TV show The Untouchables (1959 TV series) on the episode 'The Case Against Eliot Ness' - Season 3, episode #83
- (1963) Had a role on an episode of the TV show The Fugitive ('Search in a Windy City' - Season 1, episode 19)
- (1964) Played Will Carey, an antisocial man who dies in Daniel Boone (Season 1, episode 14)
- (1966) Played Fred Gibson, a Wild West promoter in The Andy Griffith Show
- (1967) Played an alien prophet in The Invaders (Season 2, episode 11)
- (1968) Starred as Victor Franz in the premiere production of The Price by Arthur Miller
- (1970) Played Grady Fring in Norwood
- (1976) Played Dr. Grant Ormsbee on Season 9, Episode 4 of the popular TV series Hawaii Five-O
- (1977) Played Maynard Josephson, an old friend of Police Officer Shockley (Clint Eastwood) in The Gauntlet (film). He warns Shockley of the gauntlet, but is shot dead by shooters from a nearby building and Shockley is hit in the leg.
- (1979) Played Colonel Tom Parker in the film Elvis the Movie with Kurt Russell
- (1980) Appeared in an episode of M*A*S*H as Colonel Daniel Webster Tucker on the episode "April Fools."
- (1983) Played San Paulo Police Chief Lester Jannings in the fourth Dirty Harry installment, Sudden Impact
- (1985) Played Mr. Boyce in The Falcon and the Snowman
- (1985) Played the Sheriff in Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories" (Season 1, Episode 11) titled "Santa '85"
- (1995) Played Horace in The Quick and the Dead
- (1995) Played Boss Tom Pendergast in Truman with Gary Sinise
- (1997) Played Benjamin Franklin in a revival of the musical 1776
- (1997) Played Bill Watson in the 4-episode made for TV epic The Shining on ABC
- (2002) Was a regular cast member of ABC's series The Court
- (2006) Appeared in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, as the original owner of Dennit Racing
|1961||Splendor in the Grass||Ace Stamper|
|1963||The Twilight Zone||Horace Ford||TV Show
Episode: "The Incredible World of Horace Ford"
|1964||Carol for Another Christmas||Ghost of Christmas Present||TV movie|
|1965||Daniel Boone||Will Carey||TV Show
Episode: "The Returning"
|1966||Nevada Smith||Big Foot|
|1968||Hang 'Em High||Judge Adam Fenton|
|1971||Dr. Chapman||TV Show|
|1977||The Gauntlet||Maynard Josephson|
|1979||When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?||Lyle Stricker|
|1980||Stone||Chief Gene Paulton||TV Show|
|1983||Sudden Impact||Chief Lester Jannings|
|Going Berserk||Ed Reese|
|1985||Brewster's Millions||Edward Roundfield|
|1986||Maximum Overdrive||Bubba Hendershot|
|1987||Baby Boom||Hughes Larabee|
|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|
|1999||Muppets from Space||General Luft|
|2000||Shaft||Judge Dennis Bradford|
|2001||Road to Redemption||Grandpa Nathan Tucker|
|2006||Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby||Mr. Dennit Sr.||Final film role.|
- After his parents divorced, Hingle and his mother moved to Saluda, North Carolina, where Hingle's maternal grandfather, named Patterson, was a train engineer. Hingle's acting began at Saluda Elementary School, where he performed in a school play. Pat Hingle Biography (1924?-)
- "Justice". The Classic TV Archive. Retrieved February 8, 2011.
- Pat Hingle at the Internet Movie Database
- "Actor Pat Hingle dies at age 84". January 4, 2009.
Gunsmoke Dr John Chapman 1971 several episodes due to Milburn Stones Health Issues
- Pat Hingle at the Internet Movie Database
- Pat Hingle at the Internet Broadway Database
- Pat Hingle at Find a Grave
- AP Obituary in The Charlotte Observer
- Pat Hingle Obit in The Star News
|Commissioner Gordon Actor
1989 - 1997