Charles S. Dutton Poster


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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 30 January 1951Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Birth NameCharles Stanley Dutton
Nickname Roc
Height 5' 9" (1.75 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 Alien 3 (1992), Gothika (2003) and Roc (1991). He was previously married to Debbi Morgan.

Spouse (1)

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

Trivia (14)

Attended Yale Drama School.
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 Alien 3 (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".
David Wayne who portrayed Dr. Charles Dutton in the movie The Andromeda Strain (1971) has the same birthday (January 30th) as the actor Charles S. Dutton.
He was awarded the 1990 Drama-Logue Award for Best Performance for "The Piano Lesson" in Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre production at the James A. Doolittle Theatre (University of California) in Los Angeles, California.
He was awarded the 1990 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Lead Performance for the play, "The Piano Lesson," in Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre production at the James A. Doolittle Theatre (University of California) in Los Angeles, California.
He was nominated for a 1990 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Actor in a Play for "The Piano Lesson" on Broadway in New York City.

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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