Sterling Hayden

Sterling Hayden
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.''
Name Sterling Hayden
Also Known As
Birthday 1916-03-26
Deathday 1986-05-23
Gender Male
IMDB Sterling Hayden profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Upper Montclair, New Jersey, USA
As: Capt. Mark McCluskey
1972-03-15
The Godfather...
As: Johnny Clay
1956-05-20
The Killing...
As: Brigadier General Ja
1964-01-29
Dr. Strangelove or: ...
As: Roger Wade
1973-03-07
The Long Goodbye...
As: Lt. William Doyle
1957-01-09
Crime of Passion...
As: Leo Dalco
1977-10-07
1900...
As: King Zharko Stepanow
1978-12-20
King of the Gypsies...
As: Howard Anderson
1981-11-28
Venom...
As: Johnny 'Guitar' Loga
1954-05-26
Johnny Guitar...
As: Chief Joe Conroy
1954-10-01
Naked Alibi...
As: Joe Cooper
1949-05-25
Manhandled...
As: Z.K. Dawson
1979-05-11
Winter Kills...
As: Maj. Wrongway Lindbe
1973-01-01
The Final Programme...
As: Dave Arnold
1956-04-16
The Come On...
As: Dix Handley
1950-05-23
The Asphalt Jungle...
As: George Hansen
1958-09-01
Terror in a Texas To...
As: Sir Gawain
1954-04-05
Prince Valiant...
As: Michael Carlson
1969-04-30
Hard Contract...
As: Sheriff Tod Shaw
1954-09-17
Suddenly...
As: Capt. John Nelson
1953-02-22
Kansas Pacific...
As: Pervis DeJong
1953-10-21
So Big...
As: Russell Tinsworthy
1980-12-19
Nine to Five...
As: Det. Lt. Sims
1954-01-12
Crime Wave...
As: Commander Dan Collie
1952-10-26
Flat Top...
As: Captain Martin Trele
1957-11-13
Zero Hour!...
As: Lepridon
1970-03-04
Loving...
As: Malcolm
1976-01-01
Deadly Strangers...
As: Henry 'Jack' Pullitz
1975-08-25
Cry, Onion!...
As: Seamus Flaherty
1980-06-02
The Outsider...
As: Jim Johannsen aka Ba
1952-12-11
The Star...
As: John Emmett
1957-01-30
5 Steps to Danger...
As: Daniel Grudge
1964-12-28
A Carol for Another ...
As: Adrian Ainsworth
1941-12-10
Bahama Passage...
As: Himself
1985-03-28
Irving Johnson High ...
As: Mason / Custer
1971-09-21
Angel's Leap...
As: Himself
1947-08-29
Variety Girl...
As: Will Hall
1953-06-19
Take Me to Town...
As: Scotty
1958-10-29
Ten Days To Tulara...
As: McCabe
1952-05-16
Denver and Rio Grand...
As: Capt. Russ Edwards
1955-01-03
Battle Taxi...
As: Bart Laish
1954-04-25
Arrow In The Dust...
As: Clay Hardin
1955-04-23
Shotgun...
As: Kit 'The Hawk' Gerar
1952-10-08
The Golden Hawk...
As: Sheriff La Farge
1949-03-22
El Paso...
As: Lt. Tod Voorhees
1952-09-04
Hellgate...
As: Jay Turner / John Yo
1957-10-27
Gun Battle at Monter...
As: Norman Williams
1941-01-28
Virginia...
As: Tad McDonald
1947-05-02
Blaze of Noon...
As: Sheriff Samuel Galt
1957-04-01
The Iron Sheriff...
As: Steve
1953-11-29
Fighter Attack...
As: Rear-Adm. John Madis
1955-04-19
The Eternal Sea...
As: Tim Chipman
1955-02-18
Timberjack...
As: Jim Bowie
1955-08-03
The Last Command...
As: Rev, John Burrows
1951-09-28
Journey into Light...
As: Rick Martin
1955-12-01
Top Gun...
As: Himself
1983-10-21
Pharos of Chaos...
As: Tex McCloud
1952-02-01
Flaming Feather...
As: Allan
1970-03-22
Sweet Hunters...
As: John Huntington Gart
1957-08-01
Valerie...
As: M. Nature / The Lead
1972-11-15
The Big Departure...
As: Duke Stuyvesant
1981-07-01
Gas...
As: Unknown
1951-10-05
Schlitz Playhouse of...
As: Unknown
1956-10-05
Dick Powell's Zane G...
As: Unknown
1953-02-01
General Electric The...
As: Unknown
1982-11-14
The Blue and the Gra...
As: Capt. McCluskey
1977-11-12
Mario Puzo's The God...