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Name: Josh Charles  
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Date of Birth: 15th September 1971
Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Joshua Aaron Charles (born 15 September 1971) is a Jewish-American stage, film and television actor.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Charles is an alumnus of the noted Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts summer program in New York. His film debut was in fellow Baltimore resident John Waters’s Hairspray (movie) (1988), followed in 1989 by a performance as Knox Overstreet in the classic Dead Poets Society. Mr Charles’s other work includes the made-for-television movies Murder in Mississippi , in which he portrayed murdered Civil Rights activist Andrew Goodman (1990), Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996) and Our America (2002). His other films include Bryan in Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991), “sexually ambivalent” Eddie in Threesome (1994), Little City (1997) and S.W.A.T. (2003), as well as a cameo role opposite Miss Piggy in Muppets From Space (1999).

In 1998, Mr Charles was cast in the leading role of sports anchor Dan Rydell in the highly acclaimed TV comedy/drama Sports Night.

Josh Charles’s most recent stage appearance was in a revival of Neil LaBute’s The Distance From Here in New York in 2004, which received a Drama Desk award for Best Ensemble Performance.

In 2005 Mr Charles appeared in the film Four Brothers (movie), together with Mark Wahlberg.

He is a lifelong fan of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team. In 2004/5 he championed a fantasy football draft on the NFL Network.

External link

  • Josh Charles at the Internet Movie Database

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