Actor Pat Hingle

July 19, 1924 - January 3, 2009
Actor Pat Hingle


Martin Pat Hingle, 84, of Carolina Beach died Saturday January 3, 2009 at his home with his wife at his side.

Pat was born in Miami, Florida July 19, 1924 the son of the late Clarence and Marvin Patterson Hingle. A veteran actor whose career included a recurring role as Commissioner Gordon in several Batman movies in the 1990’s.

Surviving are his wife of 29 years Julia Hingle, sons William Hingle and wife Nancy of New City, NY, Gregory Swanson and wife Judy of Dallas TX, daughters Jody Smith and husband Jerry of PA, Molly Manitone and husband Charles of NJ and Katherine Joy and husband Richard of Spokane, WA, and eleven grandchildren.

A public memorial tribute to veteran actor Pat Hingle will be from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Sunday, January 25, 2009 in the Main Stage Theater of the Cultural Arts Building on the campus of UNCW.

On a later date Pat’s ashes will be scattered at sea during a private ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to UNCW Pat Hingle Theater Guest Artist Fund, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • January 08, 2009
    David Rollins says:
    I offer you peace and solace in your moment of grief. I met Pat through a friend, Dick Scholfield, who himself passed away a few years ago. Pat and I used to meet in the strangest place, like K-Mart and on planes. He was a fantastic person and I am better for having known him. I will miss him very much.

  • January 23, 2009
    Jerry Winsett says:
    It was 1975 when I first met Pat Hingle. He was doing a production of "Grave Undertaking" in New Jersey and we met backstage. Pat was so engaging -- he loved to talk about the craft of acting. Pat has been one of our union's (Screen Actors Guild) most outspoken members and ardent supporters. He always had time to discuss "the business" of acting with interested professionals, be they old timer or newcomer. Pat Hingle was a rare gem - a consummate actor and one heck of a wonderful human being. He will be missed. God bless you, Pat, and our love to your family. Peace.

  • January 06, 2009
    Pamela Fisher says:
    To: Jamie and your family my thoughts and prayers are with you always, I am glad I had the privilage to meet your brother while he visited Asheville.

  • January 06, 2009
    Nancy Hanks Burnett says:
    What an honor it was to be in the presence of Mr. Hingle at the Walk of Fame. It was evident that Pat was very ill when he recieved his star, but he kept smiling and presented his audience with many quips and anecdotes of his career.He seemed so happy and so humble. We are fortunate to have had Pat and Julie as part of our community. We love you,Pat. Nancy Hanks Burnett Celebrate Wilmington

  • January 11, 2009
    JAMES PRATT says:
    I JUST LEARNED ABOUT MR.HINGLES' DEATH.IT WAS SUCH A SHOCK.MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY.MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL IN THE DAYS TO COME.