Charles S. Dutton

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  • Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director
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Fast Facts

  • As a child, he was called "Rockhead" because of his involvement in neighborhood rock fights. The nickname was shortened to "Roc" when he became an amateur boxer.
  • Served time in prison for manslaughter and other offenses.
  • In prison, started up a theater group after reading the play Day of Absence by Douglas Turner Ward.
  • In 1984, made professional stage debut in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, the first Broadway play by Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson.
  • Wrote and performed a one-man play, From Jail to Yale: Serving Time on Stage (2008), about the journey from his troubled youth in Baltimore to becoming an accomplished actor.

Awards

  • 1996, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1985, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 1999, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special: Winner
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2000, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
  • 1990, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Debbi Morgan — Ex-wife
  • Barbara Dutton — Sister

College

  • Hagerstown Community College, Hagerstown, Maryland, United States (AA, 1976); Towson University, Towson, Maryland, United States (BA in Theatre, 1978); Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (MFA, 1983)

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  • Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director

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