Highlights of Ernest Borgnine's 200 movie and TV credits:
•His Hollywood breakthrough role as Sgt. "Fatso" Judson in From Here to Eternity in 1953.
•Appeared in films with such legends as Burt Lancaster and Gary Cooper (1954's Vera Cruz), Joan Crawford (1954's Johnny Guitar) and Spencer Tracy (1955's Bad Day at Black Rock).
•Broke free from being stereotyped as a tough-guy heavy by playing a lovelorn butcher in 1955's Marty, winning an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the title role.
•Moved to series TV in the World War II comedy McHale's Navy (1962-66). He later starred in the 1980s action/adventure series Airwolf and was a regular in mid-1990s comedy The Single Guy.
•Roles in late 1960s action classics including The Dirty Dozen (1967) and The Wild Bunch (1969). He later appeared in three Dirty Dozen TV films.
•Dove into the 1970s' star-studded action/disaster genre with a role in Irwin Allen's The Poseidon Adventure (1972).
•Guest shots over the years in Little House on the Prairie; The Love Boat; Magnum, P.I.; Murder, She Wrote; Home Improvement; The Commish; JAG; Walker, Texas Ranger; Touched by an Angel; and ER, for which he was nominated for an Emmy in 2009.
•Introduced himself to a new generation as Mermaid Man on the Nickelodeon cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants.
Source: imdb.com, USA TODAY research