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Charles Dutton

Biography

Emmy Award-winning actor who played the function of Lot of money in the film, Rudy and kept the titular function in the sitcom Roc. He obtained his like and interest for performing while in jail at a age, and gained a Master’s level in acting through the Yale College of Dilemma. He earned an Emmy Prize for Outstanding Visitor Professional in 2002 and 2003 for his jobs in With out a Trace as well as the Practice. He was wedded to Debbi Morgan for a short while until the few divorced in 1994. He made an appearance in the film, Crocodile Dundee II, which starred the icon Paul Hogan.

Quick Facts


Full Name Charles S. Dutton
Date Of Birth January 30, 1951
Place Of Birth Baltimore, MD
Height 1.79 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Yale University, Towson University, Yale School of Drama
Nationality American
Spouse Debbi Morgan
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, Visiting Production
Nominations Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series, DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television Film/Miniseries, Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor, Black Reel Award for Outstanding Ensemble
Movies Alien 3, Gothika, Secret Window, Legion, Against the Ropes, Rudy, A Time to Kill, Honeydripper, Mimic, Menace II Society, Random Hearts, The Express, D-Tox, Surviving The Game, Fame, Cookie's Fortune, Bad Ass, A Low Down Dirty Shame, Nick of Time, Get on the Bus, Crocodile Dundee II, Mississippi Masala, Learning Uncle Vincent, American Violet, Carter High, Least Among Saints, The Distinguished Gentleman, Racing for Time, D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear, Blind Faith, The Perfect Guy, Jacknife, Cry, the Beloved Country, Something the Lord Made, The L.A. Riot Spectacular, Cat's Eye, Foreign Student, 10,000 Black Men Named George, The Piano Lesson, First Time Felon, Black Dog, For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story, The Monkey's Paw, Bessie, Comeback Dad, No Mercy, The Third Nail, Zooman, Android Cop, Q&A, Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance
TV Shows Roc, True Women, Oz, Threshold, Without a Trace, Zero Hour, Aftershock: Earthquake in New York, The Murder of Mary Phagan, A Matter of Justice
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1He was nominated for a 1990 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Actor in a Play for "The Piano Lesson" on Broadway in New York City.
2He was awarded the 1990 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Lead Performance for the play, "The Piano Lesson," in Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre production at the James A. Doolittle Theatre (University of California) in Los Angeles, California.
3He was awarded the 1990 Drama-Logue Award for Best Performance for "The Piano Lesson" in Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre production at the James A. Doolittle Theatre (University of California) in Los Angeles, California.
4David Wayne who portrayed Dr. Charles Dutton in the movie The Andromeda Strain (1971) has the same birthday (January 30th) as the actor Charles S. Dutton.
5His nickname "Roc" came from being involved in rock throwing fights when he was a kid. He was originally nicknamed "Rockhead" which was eventually shortened to "Roc".
6Was convicted of manslaughter and served a seven-year sentence. Shortly after his release, he was convicted of possession of a deadly weapon and served a three-year sentence. While in prison he assaulted a corrections officer and was sentenced to an additional 7-1/2 years in prison. While serving his sentence he read a play that amused him so much he started a theatre group. To start the group he had to be attending school, and he had dropped out of school in the seventh grade. He not only took classes to finish his elementary school education, but by the time he finished his sentence he had a two-year college degree.
7Is a huge American history buff.
8Was considered for the role of Carl Winslow on Family Matters (1989).
9The role of Cosmo Jackson in Hero Wanted (2008) was originally written with Dutton in mind. The role later went to Ben Cross.
10Lives on a farm in Howard County, Maryland.
11Elements of his real life experiences with incarceration were in Alien³ (1992).
12Was cast in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) as a detective, but as script changes rolled in, the role was cut.
13Attended Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland.
14Attended Yale Drama School.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery2014VideoCookie (voice)
The Following2014TV SeriesFBI Director Tom Franklin
Android Cop2014Mayor Jacobs
A Very Larry Christmas2013Alberic
The Monkey's Paw2013/IDetective Margolis
Zero Hour2013TV SeriesFather Mickle
Least Among Saints2012George
The Obama Effect2012John Thomas
Bad Ass2012Panther
The Good Wife2012TV SeriesPastor Damon
40 Minutes of Hell2012TV MovieNarrator (voice)
LUV2012Cofield
American Horror Story2011TV SeriesDetective Granger
Criminal Minds2011TV SeriesTony Cole
Law & Order: LA2011TV SeriesReverend Davidson
Dark Blue2010TV SeriesWalter Shell
The Gift2010/IIDad Powell
Legion2010Percy Walker
Fame2009Mr. James Dowd
CSI: NY2009TV SeriesTalmadge Neville
The Express2008Willie 'Pops' Davis
American Violet2008Reverend Sanders (as Charles Dutton)
Racing for Time2008TV MovieLt. Stack
Suspect2007TV MovieDet. Joe Sampson
The Third Nail2007Sydney
Honeydripper2007Maceo
My Name Is Earl2007TV SeriesReggie
House M.D.2006-2007TV SeriesRodney Foreman
Sleeper Cell2006TV Series
Threshold2005-2006TV SeriesJ.T. Baylock
Mayday2005TV MovieAdmiral Randolf Hennings
Clubhouse2005TV SeriesStuart Truman
The L.A. Riot Spectacular2005The Mayor (as Charles Dutton)
The L Word2005TV SeriesDr. Benjamin Bradshaw
Something the Lord Made2004TV MovieWilliam Thomas (as Charles Dutton)
Secret Window2004Ken Karsch
Against the Ropes2004Felix Reynolds
Gothika2003Dr. Douglas Grey
D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear2003TV MovieChief Charles Moose
Without a Trace2002-2003TV SeriesChet Collins
Freedom: A History of Us2003TV Series documentaryNegro Student / Benjamin Arnett
Conviction2002TV MovieCarl's Father
10,000 Black Men Named George2002TV MovieMilton Webster
Eye See You2002Hendricks
The Practice2001TV SeriesLeonard Marshall
The Sopranos2001TV SeriesOfficer Wilmore
Ed2001TV SeriesRev. Thomas Carver
For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story2000TV MovieDizzy Gillespie
Deadlocked2000TV MovieJacob Doyle
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York1999TV Mini-SeriesMayor Bruce Lincoln
Random Hearts1999Alcee
The '60s1999TV MovieReverend Willie Taylor (as Charles Dutton)
Cookie's Fortune1999Willis Richland
Oz1998TV SeriesProfessor Alvah Case
Black Dog1998Ford (as Charles Dutton)
Blind Faith1998Charles Williams
First Time Felon1997TV MovieInmate (uncredited)
Mimic1997Leonard
True Women1997TV MovieJosiah
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1997TV Series
Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance1996TV MovieLieutenant Charles Silvera (as Charles Dutton)
Homicide: Life on the Street1996TV SeriesElijah Sanborn
Night Visitors1996TV MovieDr. Eldon James
Get on the Bus1996George
A Time to Kill1996Sheriff Ozzie Walls
Last Dance1996John Henry Reese (uncredited)
Jack Reed: A Killer Among Us1996TV MovieCharles Silvera (as Charles Dutton)
Nick of Time1995Mr. Huey
Jack Reed: One of Our Own1995TV MovieLt. Charles Silvera
Se7en1995Cop (uncredited)
Cry, the Beloved Country1995John Kumalo
Zooman1995TV MovieEmmett (as Charles Dutton)
The Piano Lesson1995TV MovieBoy Willie (as Charles Dutton)
A Low Down Dirty Shame1994Rothmiller
Are You Afraid of the Dark?1994TV SeriesCaptain Jonas Cutter
Jack Reed: A Search for Justice1994TV MovieCharles Silvera
Roc1991-1994TV SeriesRoc Emerson
Foreign Student1994Howlin' Wolf (as Charles Dutton)
Surviving the Game1994Walter Cole (as Charles Dutton)
A Matter of Justice1993TV Movie as Charles Dutton
Rudy1993Fortune
Menace II Society1993Mr. Butler
The Distinguished Gentleman1992Elijah Hawkins
Alien³1992Dillon
Pretty Hattie's Baby1991Dudley (as Charles Dutton)
Mississippi Masala1991Tyrone Williams
Traitor in My House1990TV MovieCyrus Quarles (as Charles Dutton)
Q & A1990Det. Sam 'Chappie' Chapman (Homicide) (as Charles Dutton)
Equal Justice1990TV SeriesMr. Walters
Astonished1990White (as Charles Dutton)
An Unremarkable Life1989Lou (as Charles Dutton)
A Man Called Hawk1989TV SeriesCharles Hodges
Jacknife1989Jake (as Charles Dutton)
Runaway1989TV MovieRalph Colby (as Charles Dutton)
Crocodile Dundee II1988Leroy Brown (as Charles Dutton)
The Murder of Mary Phagan1988TV Mini-SeriesJim Conley
No Mercy1986Sergeant Sandy (as Charles Dutton)
Cagney & Lacey1986TV SeriesMr. Johnson
Miami Vice1985-1986TV SeriesEd McCain / Lieutenant Pearson
Apology1986TV MovieAsst. District Attorney (as Charles Dutton)
The Equalizer1985TV SeriesAbmennet
Cat's Eye1985Dom (as Charles Dutton)
Veneration2016/IShortLt. A.J. Robertson
Carter High2015Coach James
The Perfect Guy2015/IRoger
What Lola Wants2015Cop
Bessie2015TV MovieWilliam 'Pa' Rainey
A Novel Romance2015TV MovieHarris
Longmire2012-2014TV SeriesDetective Fales
Comeback Dad2014Othell

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peeples2013executive producer
Roc1993-1994TV Series executive producer - 22 episodes
Laurel Avenue1993TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Obama Effect2012
Under2008TV Movie
Racing for Time2008TV Movie
Sleeper Cell2006TV Series 3 episodes
Against the Ropes2004
The Corner2000TV Mini-Series 6 episodes
First Time Felon1997TV Movie

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roc1992-1993TV Series executive consultant - 4 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Obama Effect2012

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Foreign Student1994performer: "Evil"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Oz2000TV Series special thanks - 2 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
LA Live the Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Click on This2013TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Humanity's Last Line of Defense2010Video documentary shortHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots2010TV Movie documentary voice
From Hollywood to Syracuse: The Legacy of Ernie Davis2009ShortHimself
The Express: Making History - The Story of Ernie Davis2009Video shortHimself
The Express: Making of 'The Express'2009Video shortHimself
HBO First Look2008TV Series documentaryPops
Tavis Smiley2008TV SeriesHimself
The View2008TV SeriesHimself
Cuttin Da Mustard2008Himself
After Hours with Daniel Boulud2006TV SeriesHimself
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Romare Bearden at the High2005TV MovieHimself
Secret Window: From Book to Film2004Video documentary shortHimself
Essence Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Charles Dutton)
The Making of 'Alien³'2003Video documentaryHimself
The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (as Charles Dutton)
The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (as Charles Dutton)
5th Annual Prism Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (as Charles Dutton)
The Howard Stern Radio Show2000TV SeriesHimself
The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
The Corner2000TV Mini-SeriesHimself
CBS Cares2000TV SeriesHimself
5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1997TV SeriesHimself
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Performer & Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 8th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
26th NAACP Image Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America1993TV Special documentaryHimself / Narrator (as Charles Dutton)
Soul Train Comedy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite Male Television Performer
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
25th NAACP Image Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Winner
The 14th Annual American Black Achievement Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Making of 'Alien 3'1992TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Charles Dutton)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992TV SeriesHimself
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music Program
Late Night with David Letterman1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show1992TV SeriesHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1992TV SeriesHimself
Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday Celebration1992TV SpecialHimself
The 13th Annual American Black Achievement Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1991TV SeriesHimself
The 44th Annual Tony Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Performer & Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
The 39th Annual Tony Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play
Working in the Theatre1985TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2013TV Series documentaryDillon
E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Oz2000TV SeriesAlvah Case

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a TV Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic SpecialD.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear (2003)
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesWithout a Trace (2002)
2003Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best Supporting Actor10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
2003Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesWithout a Trace (2002)
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Practice (1997)
2001Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best DirectorThe Corner (2000)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a SpecialThe Corner (2000)
1999Grand Jury AwardL.A. OutfestOutstanding Actor in a Feature FilmBlind Faith (1998)
1994Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesRoc (1991)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor, TV Movie or Limited SeriesBessie (2015)
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Actor, TV Movie or Mini-SeriesComeback Dad (2014)
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialComeback Dad (2014)
2010Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Supporting ActorAmerican Violet (2008)
2009Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialRacing for Time (2008)
2007DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for TelevisionSleeper Cell (2005)
2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActorHouse M.D. (2004)
2004Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureGothika (2003)
2003Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesWithout a Trace (2002)
2002Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2001Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialDeadlocked (2000)
2000Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureCookie's Fortune (1999)
2000Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleCookie's Fortune (1999)
2000OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction of a Motion Picture or MiniseriesThe Corner (2000)
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesOz (1997)
1999Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesOz (1997)
1999Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleBlind Faith (1998)
1999OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest EnsembleCookie's Fortune (1999)· Glenn Close
· Julianne Moore
· Liv Tyler
· Chris O'Donnell
· Ned Beatty
· Patricia Neal
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Cable SeriesOz (1997)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or MiniseriesBlind Faith (1998)
1997Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureA Time to Kill (1996)
1996Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Piano Lesson (1995)
1996Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureCry, the Beloved Country (1995)
1996Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-SeriesThe Piano Lesson (1995)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialThe Piano Lesson (1995)
1993Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorAlien³ (1992)
1992Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Supporting ActorAlien³ (1992)


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#Quote
1When I was out there on stage and the guys were laughing, I could see I had them in the palm of my hand. I thought, "I just discovered what I was born to do." It was an enormous kind of power.
2I used to be a hardcore, hardhearted guy. Once you make the decision to change, all kinds of things happen.
3I have a farm in Maryland with 18 horses - 12 Clydesdales and the rest palominos. I also have eight big cats - two lions, two tigers, two leopards, a bobcat and a three-legged mountain lion."
4In a few years, I ended up going from jail to Yale.


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