Charles S. Dutton

Charles S. Dutton

Highest Rated: 92% Mississippi Masala (1991)

Lowest Rated: 4% A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)

Birthday: Jan 30, 1951

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Though he seemed destined to spend his life going in and out of prison, actor Charles S. Dutton managed to turn himself around to become an acclaimed and award-winning performer who excelled both on stage and on screen. Dutton first won fame for his Tony-nominated performance in August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" (1985) while broadening his appeal with a memorable supporting turn in "Crocodile Dundee II" (1988). But it was his starring role on the sitcom "Roc" (Fox, 1991-94) that propelled him to stardom. Critically acclaimed because of its shift from sitcom to more dramatic themes, "Roc" entered television history as being the first show since the late 1950s to air an entire season live. Meanwhile, Dutton had a major supporting role in the much maligned "Alien3" (1992) before settling into a series of guest appearances and made-for-television movies following the cancelation of "Roc" in 1994. He also stepped into the director's chair to helm the widely hailed social drama, "The Corner" (HBO, 2000), a six-part miniseries that chronicled the lives of people affected by drugs and gang violence in West Baltimore. Sutton added the feature "Against the Ropes" (2004) to his directing résumé while appearing in a variety of screen projects like the independent "Honeydripper" (2007) and the special effects-laden "Legion" (2010), proving that Sutton was as versatile as he was talented.

Highest rated movies

Mississippi Masala
Bessie
Get on the Bus
Q & A
Cookie's Fortune
Cry, the Beloved Country
Menace II Society
Rudy

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Veneration Lt. A.J. Robertson (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 31% A Novel Romance Harris (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 61% Carter High Coach James (Character) $146.0K 2015
No Score Yet 29% What Lola Wants Cop (Character) - 2015
18% 51% The Perfect Guy Roger (Character) $57.0M 2015
90% 67% Bessie William "Pa" Rainey (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 60% Comeback Dad Othell (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 6% Android Cop Mayor Jacobs (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Very Larry Christmas Alberic (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 15% The Monkey's Paw Detective Margolis (Character) - 2013
38% 49% Peeples Executive Producer $9.1M 2013
36% 87% Least Among Saints George (Character) $15.8K 2012
34% 61% Luv Cofield (Character) $151.1K 2012
No Score Yet 35% The Obama Effect John Thomas (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
$103.0K 2012
20% 39% Bad Ass Panther (Character) - 2012
18% 31% Legion Percy (Character) $40.2M 2010
24% 36% Fame Alvin Dowd (Character) $22.5M 2009
No Score Yet 17% Racing for Time Lt. Stack (Character),
Director
- 2008
75% 79% American Violet Rev. Sanders (Character) $552.9K 2008
62% 75% The Express Willie 'Pops' Davis (Character) $9.6M 2008
69% 57% Honeydripper Maceo (Character) $267.9K 2007
38% 40% The L.A. Riot Spectacular The Mayor (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 38% Mayday Admiral Randolf Hennings (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 93% Something the Lord Made William Thomas (Character) - 2004
12% 29% Against the Ropes Felix Reynolds (Character),
Director
$5.9M 2004
46% 65% Secret Window Ken Karsch (Character) $47.8M 2004
15% 45% Gothika Dr. Douglas Grey (Character) $59.6M 2003
No Score Yet 53% DC Sniper: 23 Days of Fear Chief Charles Moose (Character) - 2003
18% 28% Eye See You Hendricks (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 65% Conviction McGill (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 76% 10,000 Black Men Named George Milton Webster (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 60% Deadlocked Jacob Doyle (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 77% For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story Dizzy Gillespie (Character) - 2000
86% 65% Cookie's Fortune Willis Richland (Character) - 1999
15% 24% Random Hearts Alcee (Character) $31.1M 1999
No Score Yet 79% Blind Faith Charles Williams (Character) - 1998
10% 60% Black Dog Agent Alan Ford (Character) $12.8M 1998
No Score Yet 88% First Time Felon Inmate (uncredited) (Character),
Director
- 1997
64% 37% Mimic Officer Leonard Norton (Character) $25.5M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance Lieutenant Charles Silvera (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Traveler Dr. Eldon James (Character) - 1996
89% 71% Get on the Bus Unknown (Character) $5.7M 1996
68% 85% A Time to Kill Sheriff Ozzie Walls (Character) $108.7M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Visitors Dr. Eldon James (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack Reed: A Killer Amongst Us Charles Silvera (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 50% Zooman Emmett (Character) - 1995
32% 47% Nick of Time Huey (Character) $7.8M 1995
85% 73% Cry, the Beloved Country John Kumalo (Character) $337.2K 1995
No Score Yet 76% The Piano Lesson Boy Willie (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 0% Jack Reed: One of Our Own Lt. Charles Silvera (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 20% Jack Reed: A Search for Justice Charles Silvera (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 48% Foreign Student Howlin' Wolf (Character) $95.6K 1994
4% 71% A Low Down Dirty Shame Rothmiller (Character) $29.4M 1994
32% 48% Surviving the Game Unknown (Character) $7.7M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Matter of Justice Unknown (Character) - 1993
78% 90% Rudy Fortune (Character) $20.7M 1993
84% 93% Menace II Society Mr. Butler (Character) $27.7M 1993
13% 36% The Distinguished Gentleman Elijah Hawkins (Character) $46.5M 1992
46% 46% Alien 3 Dillon (Character) $54.8M 1992
92% 64% Mississippi Masala Tyrone Williams (Character) $7.3M 1991
87% 59% Q & A Det. Sam "Chappie" Chapman (Character) $10.5M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Equal Justice Unknown (Character) - 1990
64% 47% Jacknife Jake (Character) $1.6M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Unremarkable Life Lou (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Runaway Ralph Colby (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 76% The Murder of Mary Phagan Jim Conley (Character) - 1988
9% 38% Crocodile Dundee II Leroy Brown (Character) $109.0M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Astonished White (Character) - 1988
67% 50% Cat's Eye Dom (Character) - 1985

TV

Credit
88% 93% Longmire Detective Fales (Guest Star) 2012-2014
42% 40% Zero Hour Father Mickle (Guest Star) 2013
93% 91% The Good Wife Pastor Damon (Guest Star) 2012
77% 70% American Horror Story Detective Granger (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
59% 43% Law & Order: LA Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 75% CSI: New York Talmadge Neville (Guest Star) 2009
82% 89% My Name Is Earl Reggie (Guest Star) 2007
90% 96% House Rodney Foreman (Guest Star) 2006-2007
44% No Score Yet Threshold J.T. Baylock (Character) 2005-2006
57% 78% The L Word Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clubhouse Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2002-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ed Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
100% 100% The Corner Director 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aftershock: Earthquake in New York Unknown (Character) 1999
92% 98% Oz Professor Alvah Case (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 1997
No Score Yet 56% Are You Afraid of the Dark? Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roc Roc Emerson (Character) 1991-1994
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985-1986
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1985