Joshua Aaron Charles (born September 15, 1971) is an American stage, film and television actor.
Charles was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Allan Charles, an advertising executive, and Laura, a gossip columnist for the Baltimore Sun newspaper. He has a brother, Jeff. Charles allegedly began his career performing stand-up comedy from the age of 8. As a teenager, he spent several summers at the noted Stagedoor Manor performing arts program in New York.
Charles's film debut was in fellow Baltimore resident John Waters’s Hairspray (1988), followed in 1989 by a classic performance as Knox Overstreet in Dead Poets Society. In 1998, Charles was cast in the leading role of sports anchor Dan Rydell in the acclaimed TV comedy/drama Sports Night, created by Aaron Sorkin. The program ran for two years on ABC in the USA and has since been syndicated worldwide.
Early in his career (1986), Charles received a Festival Week Award for Best Actor for the Stagedoor Manor production of Confrontation, in which...
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The film is a classic teen fantasy, where the teen is thrust into the role of adult, to great success. It is marketed with the tagline "No rules. No nagging. No curfew. No pulse."
A modest box-office success at the time of its release, it is a perennial favorite on television and cable TV.
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Josh Charles was born in Baltimore, Maryland, Maryland