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Charles Blackwell



Charles Blackwell was too busy on Broadway working as a dancer, stage manager, author and a technical advisor to have much time for television and film projects. Still, he occasionally dabbled in both. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he became interested in the theater while attending Oberlin College. After dropping out, he enrolled in Pearl Primus' School of African Dance and upon completion joined her international touring company. Blackwell spent 18 years in a close professional association with producer David Merrick as a dancer and a stage manager. As an author, he was honored with a Tony for writing the book upon which the popular musical The Tap Dance Kid was based. In film, Blackwell can be seen playing "the speaker" in Times Square (1980) and "John Vetta" in The Fan (1981). He has also appeared as a guest star on such television series as L.A. Law and Law & Order.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
38% The Fan
  • John Vetta
1981
57% Times Square
  • Speaker
1980
No Score Yet A Piece of the Action
  • Screenwriter
1977
No Score Yet Wilma
  • Actor
1977

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Judge Howard Gillman Judge Howard Dillman
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
  • Appearing

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