Josh Charles

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

  • Performed stand-up comedy routines from the age of 8.
  • Attended Stagedoor Manor, a performing arts summer camp in the Catskills, at the same time as Zach Braff.
  • Made his professional acting debut in John Waters' 1988 film Hairspray, which was set in his hometown of Baltimore.
  • Breakthrough role was as heartsick poet Knox Overstreet in 1989's Dead Poets Society. 
  • Competed in the NFL Network's Hollywood Fantasy Football League.

Awards

  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2014, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Dramatic TV Actor: Winner
  • 2014, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Jennifer Connelly — Ex-significant Other
  • Jeff Charles — Brother
  • Sophie Flack — Wife
  • Allan Charles — Father
  • Laura Charles — Mother

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