Sometimes billed as Charles Hutchinson, this pioneering serial star was more frequently credited under his given name of Hutchison. Born in the last decade of the 19th century, Hutchison attended Western University, then worked briefly for Marshall Field before embarking upon an itinerant acting career in vaudeville and stock. He was still in his twenties when, in 1913, he made his movie debut with the Triumph Film Company. Eventually settling at Pathe, Hutchison directed and/or starred in such popular chapter plays as Hurricane Hutch (1919) and Double Adventure (1921). He became an independent producer in the early 1920s, turning out serials, two-reel comedies and inexpensive programmers with such lesser stars as William Fairbanks. Though his producing career faded with the coming of sound, Hutchison kept his hand in directing and acting until his retirement in 1941. Charles Hutchinson/Hutchison was married to his frequent leading lady Edith Thornton.