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Josh Charles

Highest Rated:   98% Hairspray (1988)
Lowest Rated:   19% The Ex (2007)
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Birthplace:   Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Endowed with the kind of dark, puppy-eyed, lanky looks that have often gotten him cast as sensitive, shy young men, actor Josh Charles first became known to audiences as sensitive, shy prep school boy Knox Overstreet in Dead Poets Society (1989). A native of Baltimore, where he was born September 15, 1971, Charles made his entrance into acting through stand-up comedy, which he began performing at the age of eight. He made his film debut in fellow-native son John Waters' Hairspray (1988), and following the success of Dead Poets Society the next year, earned a reputation as a member of the '90s version of the Brat Pack.Charles' subsequent film appearances were sporadic and in projects of wildly varying quality; ranking among his better-known work are Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991), Threesome (1994), and the made-for-television Norma Jean and Marilyn (1996). In 1998, Charles was cast as one of the leads in the highly acclaimed TV show Sports Night, a sitcom revolving around the goings-on of a late night cable sports news program. Though Sports Night did indeed gain positive critical notice and a loyal fanbase for its smart writing and multi-dimensional characters, it was unfortunately cancelled before it really had a chance to fully develope. Hollywood did however take notice of Charles' talents as an actor, and the quality and substance of the roles he was being offered slowly began to rise. Following a pair of low-key roles in such indie dramas as Meeting Daddy (2000) and Our America (2002), Charles was cast in the high-profile action thriller S.W.A.T. Over the next several years, Charles would remain active on screen, appearing on TV series like In Treatment and The Good Wife and films like The Ex and Weakness.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
50% The Drowning
  • Tom Seymour
2017
88% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer)
  • Arthur Taub
$3.9M 2017
68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
  • Chris
$18.4M 2016
51% I Smile Back
  • Bruce Brooks
$50.6k 2015
48% Freeheld
  • Bryan Kelder
2015
48% Adult Beginners
  • Phil
$0.2M 2015
59% Bird People
  • Gary
2014
26% After.Life
  • Tom Peterson
2010
41% Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
  • Subject # 2
2009
No Score Yet Weakness
  • Bart
2009
19% The Ex
  • Forrest Mead
$3.1M 2007
25% The Darwin Awards
  • Paramedic
2006
52% Four Brothers
  • Det. Fowler
$74.5M 2005
39% Seeing Other People
  • Peter
2004
48% S.W.A.T.
  • T.J. McCabe
$116.7M 2003
No Score Yet Our America
  • David Isay
2002
No Score Yet Zog's Place
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Meeting Daddy
  • Peter
2000
63% Muppets From Space
  • Agent Barker
1999
No Score Yet Little City
  • Adam
1998
No Score Yet The Grave
  • Tyn
1996
60% Norma Jean and Marilyn
  • Eddie Jordan
1996
No Score Yet Pie in the Sky
  • Charlie
1996
20% Crossworlds
  • Joe Talbot
1996
33% Things to Do in Denver...When You're Dead
  • Bruce
1995
No Score Yet Coldblooded
  • Randy
1995
26% Threesome
  • Eddy
1994
No Score Yet Crossing the Bridge
  • Mort
1992
33% Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
  • Bryan
1991
No Score Yet Murder in Mississippi
  • Andrew Goodman
1990
86% Dead Poets Society
  • Knox Overstreet
1989
98% Hairspray
  • Iggy
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
  • Appearing
  • 2017
63% Law & Order: True Crime
2017
  • Dr. Jerome Oziel
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Actor
  • 2016
No Score Yet Match Game
2016
  • Panelist
  • 2016
82% Masters of Sex
2013-2016
  • Daniel Logan
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2014
95% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Director
  • Will Gardner
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2011
84% In Treatment
2008-2010
  • Jake
  • 2008
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Sean Kelly
  • 2008
100% Sports Night
1998-2000
  • Dan Rydell
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998

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