Josh Charles

Josh Charles

  • Highest Rated: 98% Hairspray (1988)
  • Lowest Rated: 18% The Ex (2007)
  • Birthday: Sep 15, 1971
  • 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

91% Framing John DeLorean Actor 2019
60% Amateur Coach Gaines 2018
50% The Drowning Tom Seymour 2017
89% 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
50% I Smile Back Bruce Brooks $50.6K 2015
49% Freeheld Bryan Kelder 2015
48% Adult Beginners Phil $0.2M 2015
60% Bird People Gary 2014
25% After.Life Tom Peterson 2010
41% Brief Interviews with Hideous Men Subject # 2 2009
No Score Yet Weakness Bart 2009
18% 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
47% 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
29% Threesome Eddy 1994
No Score Yet Crossing the Bridge Mort 1992
36% Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead Bryan 1991
No Score Yet Murder in Mississippi Andrew Goodman 1990
84% Dead Poets Society Knox Overstreet 1989
98% Hairspray Iggy 1988

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

53% The Loudest Voice
2019
Casey Close
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • 2018
  • 2016
98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
Appearing
  • 2017
64% Law & Order: True Crime
2017
Dr. Jerome Oziel
  • 2017
No Score Yet Burgers, Brew & 'Que
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Match Game
2016
Panelist
  • 2016
84% 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
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Will Gardner Director
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2011
87% In Treatment
2008-2010
Jake
  • 2008
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Sean Kelly
  • 2008
42% Six Degrees
2006-2007
Ray Jones
  • 2007
67% Stella
2005
Guest
  • 2005
90% Sports Night
1998-2000
Dan Rydell
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998

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