Living History Teaching Artist

Charles first appeared on TimeLine’s stage in John Conroy’s MY KIND OF TOWN (BTAA nomination for Best Actor), for which Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune named him as one of 2012s “Hot New Faces to Watch.”

The decision to tell such a daring story grabbed my attention, but when I got into the rehearsal room I was hooked. I had never worked with a theatre company that was so thoughtful in their approach to a play, where collaboration was welcomed and creative risks were expected. I felt like I was working with family, I felt like I was home.

An arts education advocate, Charles joined the TimeLine staff as a Living History Teaching Artist in 2012 and became an Associate Artist in 2016. He is motivated by TimeLine’s creative fearlessness and commitment to the future through its seasons and the Living History program.

My personal mission as an artist is to engage, educate, and empower, and I feel like I can do just that at Timeline.

A native Chicagoan, Charles’ career spans television, film, theatre, commercials, and voice over. Other Chicago theatre credits include OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR, STOP. RESET. (u/s), and BUZZER (u/s) at Goodman Theatre; HOW LONG WILL I CRY at Steppenwolf Theatre Company; MACBETH and OTHELLO at The Suitcase Shakespeare Company; THE GREAT FIRE (u/s) at Lookingglass Theatre Company and SPECTACLE LUNATIQUE at Redmoon Theater. Television credits include CHICAGO PD (NBC), as well as multiple national commercials for brands including Hyundai, Liberty Mutual, Ford, McDonalds, Pepsi Co. and AT&T. Film credits include Olympia: An Instructional Manual for Being an Adult, The Defiled, and Holding On. In addition to his work on stage and in front of the camera, Charles is Vice President of Creative Cypher, and a Chicago Local SAG-AFTRA board member.

Charles is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a BFA degree in Acting.

Member of Actors' Equity Association

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