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Charles S. Dutton

Highest Rated:   89% Bessie (2015)
Lowest Rated:   0% A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)
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Birthplace:   Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Born January 30, 195, Charles Dutton attended the Yale School of Drama, and in 1983 he first appeared off-Broadway in Richard III. Before long he was delivering Tony-calibre performances in such Broadway productions as Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and The Piano Lesson. In films since 1986's No Mercy, the forceful, thunder-voiced Dutton has been seen in movies ranging from the mirth-provoking Crocodile Dundee 2 to the spine-chilling Alien 3. In 1991, Charles Dutton began a long TV run as the star of the Fox Network sitcom Roc.Dutton became an actor while serving a seven and a half-year prison sentence for stabbing a man during a street fight. While in prison, Dutton was stabbed in the neck with an ice pick during a fight with another inmate. The incident proved to be the turning point in Dutton's life when he refused to retaliate. Shortly thereafter, he became interested in drama and while serving his sentence completed a two-year college degree course. Upon his release from prison, Dutton was admitted into the Yale School of Drama. There he studied under playwright August Wilson and director Lloyd Richards.In 2000, Dutton directed The Corner, an acclaimed miniseries from HBO adapted from David Simon and Ed Burns' novel "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood". The Corner won several awards, including an Emmy for Best Miniseries, and Dutton himself was honored for his direction. This would not be the last Emmy he received; the actor won Emmy Awards in 2002 and 2003 for supporting roles in televisiond dramas The Practice and Without a Trace. In 2003, Dutton starred in the made-for-TV drama D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear, and continued to make appearances on popular television shows including The L Word, The Sopranos, and House, M.D. Dutton joined the cast of Threshold in 2005. While the CBS science fiction series gained a loyal following, the show was short-lived. The actor went on to appear in filmmaker John Sayles' 2007 drama Honeydripper, which follows the owner of a blues club that was revitalized by a young electric guitarist.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Carter High
  • Coach James
$0.2M 2015
19% The Perfect Guy
  • Roger
$45.1M 2015
89% Bessie
  • William "Pa" Rainey
2015
No Score Yet What Lola Wants
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Android Cop
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Very Larry Christmas
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Comeback Dad
  • Othell
2014
No Score Yet Scooby-doo! Wrestlemania Mystery
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet The Monkey's Paw
  • Detective Margolis
2013
37% Peeples
  • Executive Producer
$9.2M 2013
35% LUV
  • Cofield
$0.2M 2013
36% Least Among Saints
  • George
$28.5k 2012
No Score Yet The Obama Effect
  • Screenwriter
  • John Thomas
  • Director
$0.2M 2012
20% Bad Ass
  • Panther
2012
No Score Yet 40 Minutes Of Hell
  • Actor
2012
19% Legion
  • Percy Walker
$40.2M 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots
  • Actor
2010
25% Fame
  • Alvin Dowd
$22.5M 2009
74% American Violet
  • Reverend Sanders
$0.5M 2009
61% The Express
  • Willie 'Pops' Davis
$9.6M 2008
No Score Yet The Third Nail
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Racing for Time
  • Director
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Racing for Time
  • Cleveland 'Stack' Stackhouse
  • Director
2008
68% Honeydripper
  • Maceo
2007
No Score Yet Cuttin' Da Mustard
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Alien3 (Special Edition)
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Mayday
  • Adm. Randolph Hennings
2005
29% The L.A. Riot Spectacular
  • Mayor Bradley
2005
No Score Yet Something the Lord Made
  • William Thomas
2004
46% Secret Window
  • Ken Karsch
$47.8M 2004
12% Against the Ropes
  • Director
  • Felix Reynolds
$5.7M 2004
14% Gothika
  • Dr. Douglas Grey
$59.6M 2003
No Score Yet D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear
  • Police Chief Charles Moose
2003
30% The Country Bears
  • Actor
$16.9M 2002
No Score Yet 10,000 Black Men Named George
  • Milton Webster
2002
15% D-Tox (Eye See You)
  • Hendricks
2002
No Score Yet Conviction
  • McGill
2002
No Score Yet The Corner
  • Director
2000
No Score Yet For Love or Country
  • Dizzy Gillespie
2000
No Score Yet Deadlocked
  • Jacob Doyle
2000
No Score Yet Aftershock: Earthquake in New York
  • Actor
1999
15% Random Hearts
  • Alcee
1999
86% Cookie's Fortune
  • Willis Richland
1999
No Score Yet The '60s
  • Actor
1999
10% Black Dog
  • Agent Ford
1998
No Score Yet Blind Faith
  • Charles Williams Sr.
1998
No Score Yet First Time Felon
  • Director
1997
59% Mimic
  • Leonard
1997
No Score Yet True Women
  • Josiah
1997
No Score Yet Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance
  • Lt. Charles Silvera
1996
88% Get on the Bus
  • George
1996
67% A Time to Kill
  • Sheriff Ozzie Walls
1996
No Score Yet Jack Reed: One of Our Own
  • Actor
1996
85% Cry, the Beloved Country
  • John Kumalo
1995
31% Nick of Time
  • Huey
1995
No Score Yet Zooman
  • Emmett
1995
No Score Yet The Piano Lesson
  • Boy Willie
1995
No Score Yet Jack Reed: A Search for Justice
  • Charles Silvera
1994
0% A Low Down Dirty Shame
  • Rothmiller
1994
No Score Yet Foreign Student
  • Howlin' Wolf
1994
27% Surviving the Game
  • Cole
1994
No Score Yet Frederick Douglass
  • Actor
1994
80% Rudy
  • Fortune
1993
85% Menace II Society
  • Mr. Butler
1993
13% The Distinguished Gentleman
  • Elijah Hawkins
1992
46% Alien3
  • Dillon
1992
80% Mississippi Masala
  • Tyrone
1991
87% Q & A
  • Detective Sam Chapman
1990
No Score Yet An Unremarkable Life
  • Actor
1989
64% Jacknife
  • Jake
1989
No Score Yet Runaway
  • Actor
1989
11% Crocodile Dundee II
  • LeRoy Brown
1988
No Score Yet The Murder of Mary Phagan
  • Jim Conley
1988
21% No Mercy
  • Sgt. Sandy
1986
No Score Yet Apology (Apology for Murder)
  • Asst. District Attorney
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
36% Secrets and Lies
2015-2016
  • Kevin Haynes
  • 2015
No Score Yet Longmire
2012
  • Actor
  • 2013
42% Zero Hour
2013
  • Father Mickle
  • 2013
98% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Damon Yarrow
  • 2012
77% American Horror Story
2012
  • Det. Granger
  • 2011
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Tony
  • 2011
57% Law & Order: LA
2010-2011
  • Actor
  • 2011
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
  • Talmadge Neville
  • 2009
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Rodney Foreman
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The L Word
2004-2009
  • Benjamin Bradshaw
  • 2005
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Chet
  • 2002
No Score Yet Oz
1997-2003
  • Alvah Case
  • 1998

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