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Josh Charles Biography

Birth Place:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Profession
Actor

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

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

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