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  • Real name : Joshua Aaron Charles
  • Place of birth : Baltimore
  • Date of birth : 15/09/1971

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Josh Charles (1971)

Joshua Aaron Charles

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Joshua Aaron "Josh" Charles is an American stage, film and television actor. He is best known for the roles of Daniel "Dan" Rydell on Sports Night, Will Gardner on The Good Wife, and his early work as Knox Overstreet in Dead Poets Society.

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 personal life
Charles was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Laura, a gossip columnist for The Baltimore Sun newspaper, and Allan Charles, an advertising executive. He began his career performing stand-up comedy at the age of nine. As a teenager, he spent several summers at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Center in New York, and attended the Baltimore School for the Arts. Charles is a fan of the Baltimore Orioles , Baltimore Ravens and Tottenham teams. In 2004/2005, he was the winner of a fantasy football league on the NFL Network.

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Charles's film debut was in fellow Baltimore native John Waters's Hairspray in 1988. The following year, he starred alongside Robin Williams and Ethan Hawke in the Oscar-winning Dead Poets Society. Subsequent film roles have included Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Threesome, Pie in the Sky, Muppets from Space, S.W.A.T, Four Brothers, After.Life, Crossing The Bridge, and Brief Interviews with Hideous Men.

On television, Charles played sports anchor Dan Rydell in Aaron Sorkin's Emmy Award-winning Sports Night, which ran for two years (1998–2000) on ABC and earned Charles a Screen Actors Guild nomination. In 2008, Charles played the role of Jake in Season 1 of HBO's In Treatment. In 2009, he returned to network television in CBS's The Good Wife, which stars Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, and Christine Baranski. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2011.

In 1986, Charles headlined a production of Jonathan Marc Sherman's Confrontation. In 2004, he appeared on stage in New York in a revival of Neil LaBute's The Distance From Here, which received a Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble Cast. In January 2006 he appeared in the world premiere of Richard Greenberg's The Well-Appointed Room for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, and followed this with a run at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, portraying the cloned brothers in Caryl Churchill's A Number. In 2007, he appeared in Adam Bock's The Receptionist at the Manhattan Theatre Club.

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