Born: March 4, 1934
San Francisco, California
Died: July 1, 2008
New York, New York
Mr. Charles graduated from the University of Texas and served in the U.S. Army. While the Off-Broadway world was flowering in the late 1950s, he landed a job playing a replacement El Gallo in The Fantasticks.
Among his other Off-Broadway credits are The Death of a Well-Loved Boy (1967) and Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1970), which moved to Broadway. He played Mark Van Doren in Manhattan Theatre Club's Night and Her Stars (1995), Richard Greenberg's play about TV quiz show scandals.
On Broadway, he starred opposite Lauren Bacall as Bill Sampson (a role originated by Len Cariou) in Applause, and appeared in Celebration and 1977's The Threepenny Opera.
He guested on TV series over the years, including "Law & Order," "Kate and Allie," "Newhart," "Remington Steele," "Dallas," "Barnaby Jones" and more. He played running parts on many soaps including "As the World Turns," "Ryan's Hope," "Guiding Light" and "One Life to Live."
Memorial donations may be made to The Actors' Fund of America.
May 1, 1976 - Jan. 23, 1977
|Happy Birthday, Wanda June
Dec. 22, 1970 - Mar. 14, 1971
|Dr. Norbert Woodly||Performer
Mar. 30, 1970 - Jul. 27, 1972
Jan. 22, 1969 - Apr. 26, 1969