Charles Dutton Biography, Age, Prison, Movies

Dutton Charles Biography

Charles Dutton born “Charles Stanley Dutton” is an American stage, film, and television actor and director. She is well known for his roles as “Fortune” in the film Rudy, “Dillon” in Alien 3, and the title role in the television sitcom Roc which originally ran on the Fox network from 1991 until 1994.

Charles Stanley Age

He was born 30th of January 1951, on the East side of Baltimore, He is 67 years old as of 2018.

Charles Stanley Family

He was born to his parents, his father was a truck driver. there is no much information about his family being updated as of now.

Charles Dutton Wife

He was married once to an American actress Debbi Morgan in 1989, but the pair divorced in 1994.

Charles Dutton Children

There is no information given about him having children as of now.

Roc Charles Education

He dropped out of school before finishing middle school. He had a short-lived stint as a bigger boxer with the nickname “Roc.” When he was 17, he got into a fight which resulted in the death of a man Dutton claimed had attacked him. He was convicted of manslaughter and spent seven years in prison.

 Charles Dutton Prison

Several months into his second prison term, He was was sentenced to six days of solitary confinement, which allowed prisoners to take one book. He grabbed an anthology of black playwrights. He enjoyed the plays that, upon his release from confinement, he petitioned the warden to start a drama group for the Christmas talent show.

The warden then agreed on the condition that he gets go back to school and get his GED. He eventually complete a two-year college program at Hagerstown Junior College “Hagerstown Community College” in Hagerstown, Maryland, graduating with an Associate of Arts degree in 1976. Upon his release, he enrolled as a drama major at Towson State University (now known as Towson University) in the Baltimore suburb of Towson, Maryland, where he later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1978. After his time at Towson,he enrolled at Yale School of Drama in 1983. earned a master’s degree in acting from th

Charles Dutton Career

He started off his career in 1984, He made his Broadway debut in August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, winning a Theatre World Award and a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor. He played a killer in the television miniseries The Murder of Mary Phagan opposite Jack Lemmon and Kevin Spacey in 1988. He brought him a second Best Actor Tony nomination for his role in another Wilson play, The Piano Lesson.

Charles Dutton PhotographHe is featured in the Fox television series Roc. Dutton co-starred in Alien 3, the debut film of director David Fincher, then co-starred in 1993’s Rudy. He also appeared in include Get on the Bus; A Time to Kill; Cookie’s Fortune; Crocodile Dundee II; Cry, the Beloved Country; Surviving the Game, Menace II Society; and Secret Window.

In 2002 and 2003 He won an Outstanding Guest Actor Emmy Awards for his roles in The Practice and Without a Trace. He was also previously nominated in 1999, for his guest-starring role as Alvah Case in the HBO prison drama Oz in its second-season premiere episode. For this role, he was as well nominated for an NAACP Image Award. He starred in an ensemble cast in Aftershock Also in 1999: Earthquake in New York in which he played the Mayor of New York City. He gained acclaim for his comedy show Roc shown on FOX television produced by HBO from 1991–1994, especially mid-run when the show was broadcast live. His work in this role won him an NAACP Image Award. He co-starred in the popular but short-lived 2005 CBS science fiction series, Threshold.

He directed the HBO miniseries The Corner in 2000. The miniseries was close to his heart for him having grown on the streets of East Baltimore. It was adapted from The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood (Broadway Books, 1997) by David Simon (a reporter for the Baltimore Sun) and Ed Burns (a retired Baltimore homicide detective). The Corner won several Emmys in 2000, including being Best Miniseries. Dutton won for his direction of the miniseries. He worked with Simon previously in a 1996 episode of Homicide: Life on the Street.

He starred as Montgomery County, Maryland Police Chief Charles Moose in the 2003 made-for-TV movie D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear, and was featured in Season 2 of The L Word. He as well appeared in “Another Toothpick,” an episode of The Sopranos. He then guests starred on House M.D. as the father of Doctor Eric Foreman (Omar Epps) and on Sleeper Cell: American Terror as the father of undercover FBI agent Darwyn Al-Sayeed. He also directed two episodes of Sleeper Cell.

HBO then announced that it had arranged a deal with Dutton where he would develop, direct and star in series and movies for the network on October 9, 2007. He as well appeared in the 2007 film Honeydripper. On February 14, 2013, Dutton returned to the TV in Zero Hour playing the role of a priest. In 2013, Dutton played Detective Margolis in the horror film The Monkey’s

Charles S Dutton Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $9 million dollars.

Charles S Dutton Movies List – Charles S Dutton Movies

Main Cast:  

  • Charles S. Dutton – Charles “Roc” Emerson
  • Ella Joyce – Eleanor Carter-Emerson, a nightshift nurse at Harbor Hospital (Wing C)
  • Rocky Carroll – Joey Emerson, Roc’s freeloading, trumpet playing brother
  • Carl Gordon – Andrew “Pop” Emerson, Roc’s widowed father, a retired railroad porter

Recurring Cast: 

  • Garrett Morris – Wiz (Season 1)
  • Clifton Powell – Andre Thompson
  • Heavy D – Calvin Hendricks (Seasons 2–3)
  • Tone Lōc – Ronnie Paxton (Seasons 2–3; 7 episodes)
  • Jamie Foxx – Crazy George (Seasons 2–3; 9 episodes)
  • Darryl Sivad – Sly (Seasons 2-3; 6 episodes)
  • Joan Pringle – Matty (Season 2; 4 episodes)
  • En Vogue – “The Downtown Divas” (Season 2)
  • Alexis Fields – Sheila Hendricks (Season 3; 22 episodes)
  • Rosalind Cash – Margaret Carter, Eleanor’s social-climbing mother (Seasons 1-3; 3 episodes)
  • Richard Roundtree – Russell Emerson, Andrew’s gay brother (Seasons 1-3; 4 episodes)

Charles Dutton Murder

Baltimore actor Charles S. Dutton said the murder of John Wood, a retired city sanitation worker who was the inspiration behind the character Dutton played on the 1990s show “Roc,” was difficult to digest.

“I wasn’t expecting ever in a lifetime that John would go out that way,” Dutton told the Sun on Thursday.

Wood, 80, was killed Monday after police said he was in argument that resulted with him taking a punch that caused Wood to fall back and hit his head on a concrete step, which killed him. Police on Wednesday charged Lorenzo Thornton, 25, with second-degree murder. Wood’s wife said Thornton was a relative but she didn’t know him.

Wood’s life as a city garbage man with strong ethics who spent his spare time helping neighbors, brokering peace on the streets and advocating for the less fortunate, formed the basis of Dutton’s “Roc” character, who appeared on Fox for three seasons beginning in 1991.

“Without a doubt, he was definitely the inspiration for the show,” Dutton said. “The show took on its on its own life in the three seasons it stayed on and the 75 episodes that we did. But it was actually an easier task for me to play the character because I knew the inspiration was from a real person. I didn’t have to invent anything or imagine. The history was all there.”

Dutton, 62, grew up in the same Northeast Baltimore neighborhood as Wood and recalls him as a man everyone respected.

“I don’t know anyone from way back in the 1960s who didn’t like the man,” he said. “Even the gangster guys, his generation of gangster guys, the tough guys, had respect for him.”

Dutton, who spends his time producing and directing television shows, said he hopes to attend Wood’s funeral.

“I feel I owed him a huge favor because my meeting him generated that character for a short-lived time, a character on an iconic show in a black community,” he said.

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Charles Dutton Gay

Bet you didn’t know that the first same-sex wedding on U.S. television network TV, at that aired on the Fox sitcom Roc way back in 1991. The Season One episode “Can’t Help Loving That Man,” focuses on Roc’s uncle “Shaft’s Richard Roundtree” revealing he’s gay, and the family’s subsequent struggle to accept his lifestyle, ultimately culminating with Roc “Charles S. Dutton” hosting the ceremony in his home. The episode took home a GLAAD award that year for the positive portrayal.

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