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Charles McGregor (1922–1996)

Bald, tubby and engaging African-American character actor Charles McGregor was born on September 1, 1922 in New York City. McGregor spent a fair share of his early life in jail, but cleaned up his act when he was released from prison and had a brief, but impressive career as a supporting actor in blaxploitation features made throughout the 70s. ... See full bio »

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 1977 The Baron
The Cokeman
 1977 Bad
Detective Hughes
 1975 Aaron Loves Angela
 1975 Take a Hard Ride
 1975 That's the Way of the World
Mantan (as Charles MacGregor)
 1974 Three the Hard Way
 1974 Blazing Saddles
 1973 Gordon's War
Jim - Drug Dealer on Subway Station Platform (uncredited)
 1972 Across 110th Street
 1972 Super Fly
Fat Freddie (as Charles MacGregor)
 1972 Come Back, Charleston Blue
Fatback (as Charlie McGregor)
 1972 The Ringer (Short)
Advertising Executive
 1971 Born to Win
Lethal Messenger
 1971 The French Connection
Baldy - Bar Patron in Drug Raid (uncredited)
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 1975 Dinah! (TV Series)
- Episode #1.144 (1975) ... Himself
 1974 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Actor
- Episode #13.65 (1974) ... Himself - Actor
 1970 Max-Out (Documentary)
Charles McGregor 356, Craps Organizer
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 2010 Special Collector's Edition (TV Series)
- Especial Scope (2010) ... Charlie (uncredited)

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Charles MacGregor | Charlie McGregor

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Charles toured the country detailing the dangers of involvement with drugs and crime to junior and high school aged children, having spent a number of years in jail himself.

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