Ernest Borgnine is an actor of both television and film. His career has spanned more than six decades. He was an unconventional lead in many films of the 1950s, including his Academy Award-winning role in the 1955 film Marty. On television, he is best known for playing Quinton McHale in the 1962-66 ABC series McHales Navy, costarring in the mid-1980s action series Air wolf, and voicing the character Mermaid Man in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. Borgnine earned an Emmy nomination at age 92 for his work on the series ER on NBC from 1994 to 2009. In August 2009 he earned the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhode Island International Film Festival.