Co-starred in a sitcom pilot called "Who Goes There," where he played a ghost who adopts the guise of Gen. George Armstrong Custer because he sees his portrait in the room where he first materializes.
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There were the Gary Cooper
s and the Clark Gable
s, but they didn't really appeal to me. But I saw Walter Huston
and Hume Cronyn
in about 10 movies and I saw that it was possible to play a wide variety of roles where there [were] no connections between one or the other; they weren't put into a slot . . . I saw what was possible.
Studying acting with Uta Hagen
at the Herbert Berghof Studios, he later was a strong disciple of the Actors Studio in New York. It was Elia Kazan
, who gave Hingle his big screen break by casting him in the unbilled role of a bartender in On the Waterfront
(1954). Later he played Warren Beatty
's browbeating father in Kazan's Splendor in the Grass
(1961). Kazan also cast him as the original Gooper ...