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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 30 January 1951Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Birth NameCharles Stanley Dutton
Nickname Roc
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Charles S. Dutton was born on January 30, 1951 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Charles Stanley Dutton. He is an actor and producer, known for Alien³ (1992), Gothika (2003) and Roc (1991). He was previously married to Debbi Morgan.

Spouse (1)

Debbi Morgan (31 December 1989 - 1994) (divorced)

Trivia (10)

Attended Drama school at Yale.
Attended Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Was cast in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) as a detective, but as script changes rolled in, the role was cut.
Elements of his real life experiences with incarceration were in Alien³ (1992).
Lives on a farm in Howard County, Maryland.
The role of Cosmo Jackson in Hero Wanted (2008) was originally written with Dutton in mind. The role later went to Ben Cross.
Was considered for the role of Carl Winslow on Family Matters (1989).
Is a huge American history buff.
Was convicted of manslaughter and served a seven-year sentence. Shortly after his release, he was convicted of possession of a deadly weapon and served a three-year sentence. While in prison he assaulted a corrections officer and was sentenced to an additional 7-1/2 years in prison. While serving his sentence he read a play that amused him so much he started a theatre group. To start the group he had to be attending school, and he had dropped out of school in the seventh grade. He not only took classes to finish his elementary school education, but by the time he finished his sentence he had a two-year college degree.
His nickname "Roc" came from being involved in rock throwing fights when he was a kid. He was originally nicknamed "Rockhead" which was eventually shortened to "Roc".

Personal Quotes (4)

In a few years, I ended up going from jail to Yale.
I have a farm in Maryland with 18 horses - 12 Clydesdales and the rest palominos. I also have eight big cats - two lions, two tigers, two leopards, a bobcat and a three-legged mountain lion."
I used to be a hardcore, hardhearted guy. Once you make the decision to change, all kinds of things happen.
When I was out there on stage and the guys were laughing, I could see I had them in the palm of my hand. I thought, "I just discovered what I was born to do." It was an enormous kind of power.

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