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Date of Birth: January 30, 1951 (72)

Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2003
Levee
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1998
Performer
  [Broadway]
1990
Boy Willie
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1984
Levee

Charles S. Dutton Movies

Cat's Eye
 
[1985]
Dom Charles Dutton
No Mercy
 
[1986]
Sergeant Sandy Charles Dutton
Crocodile Dundee II
 
[1988]
Leroy Brown Charles Dutton
Jacknife
 
[1989]
Jake Charles Dutton
An Unremarkable Life
 
[1989]
Lou Charles Dutton
Astonished
 
[1990]
White Charles Dutton
Q&A
 
[1990]
Sam Chapman Charles Dutton
Mississippi Masala
 
[1991]
Tyrone
Pretty Hattie's Baby
 
[1991]
Dudley Charles Dutton
Alien³
 
[1992]
Leonard Dillon
The Distinguished Gentleman
 
[1992]
Elijah Hawkins
Menace II Society
 
[1993]
Mr. Butler
Rudy
 
[1993]
Fortune
A Low Down Dirty Shame
 
[1994]
Rothmiller
Foreign Student
 
[1994]
HowlinWolf Charles Dutton
Surviving the Game
 
[1994]
Walter Cole Charles Dutton
Nick of Time
 
[1995]
Huey
Cry, the Beloved Country
 
[1995]
John Kumalo
Get on the Bus
 
[1996]
George
A Time to Kill
 
[1996]
Sheriff Ozzie Walls
Mimic
 
[1997]
Leonard
Black Dog
 
[1998]
Ford Charles Dutton
Blind Faith
 
[1998]
Charles Williams
Cookie's Fortune
 
[1999]
Willis Richland
Random Hearts
 
[1999]
Alcee
Eye See You
 
[2002]
Hendricks
Gothika
 
[2003]
Dr. Dougl Grey
Secret Window
 
[2004]
Ken Karsch
Against the Ropes
 
[2004]
Felix Reynolds
The L.A. Riot Spectacular
 
[2005]
The Mayor Charles Dutton
The Third Nail
 
[2007]
Sydney
Honeydripper
 
[2007]
Maceo
The Express
 
[2008]
WilliePopsDavis
American Violet
 
[2008]
Reverend Sanders Charles Dutton
Fame
 
[2009]
Mr. James Dowd
The Gift
 
[2010]
Dad Powell
Legion
 
[2010]
Percy Walker
Bad Ass
 
[2012]
Panther
LUV
 
[2012]
Cofield
Least Among Saints
 
[2012]
George
The Obama Effect
 
[2012]
John Thom
A Very Larry Christmas
 
[2013]
Alberic
The Monkey's Paw
 
[2013]
Detective Margolis
Comeback Dad
 
[2014]
Othell
Android Cop
 
[2014]
Mayor Jacobs
What Lola Wants
 
[2015]
Cop
Carter High
 
[2015]
Coach James
The Perfect Guy
 
[2015]
Roger

Charles S. Dutton TV Shows

House
 
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Rodney Foreman
Longmire
 
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Detective Fales
Miami Vice
 
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Ed McCain, Lieutenant Pearson
Roc
 
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Roc Emerson
Threshold
 
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J.T. Baylock
Without a Trace
 
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Chet Collins

Charles S. Dutton Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Actor - Play
Charles S. Dutton, The Piano Lesson
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
Charles S. DuttonPiano Lesson
 
Olivier Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
Charles S. DuttonPiano Lesson
 
Tony Awards - 1990 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Charles S. Dutton , The Piano Lesson
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Gold Star
Charles S. Dutton, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
 
Tony Awards - 1985 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Charles S. Dutton, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Charles S. Dutton News

THE PIANO LESSON Plays Final Broadway Performance Photo THE PIANO LESSON Plays Final Broadway Performance
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 29, 2023

On January 29, the Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson concludes its run at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, having played 27 previews and 124 regular performances. The production is the highest grossing revival of a play on Broadway and the highest grossing Wilson production on Broadway ever.

THE PIANO LESSON to be Filmed for the Lincoln Center Theatre on Film and Tape Archive Photo THE PIANO LESSON to be Filmed for the Lincoln Center Theatre on Film and Tape Archives
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2023

The Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson will be filmed for the Lincoln Center Theatre on Film and Tape Archives. See how to purchase tickets to The Piano Lesson, and more!

Prop Piano in THE PIANO LESSON on Broadway to be Donated to The Smithsonian Photo Prop Piano in THE PIANO LESSON on Broadway to be Donated to The Smithsonian
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2023

The titular prop piano in the hit Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson will be donated to The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture after the culmination of the production’s recently-extended run.

THE PIANO LESSON Becomes Highest Grossing August Wilson Play on Broadway in History Photo THE PIANO LESSON Becomes Highest Grossing August Wilson Play on Broadway in History
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 3, 2023

The Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson has officially become the highest grossing Wilson play on Broadway in history.

Trai Byers to Play Final Performance in THE PIANO LESSON This Month Photo Trai Byers to Play Final Performance in THE PIANO LESSON This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 3, 2023

Casting changes have been announced through the end of the extended run of The Piano Lesson on Broadway, which concludes on January 29, 2023. See how to purchase tickets and more.

THE PIANO LESSON Might Transfer to the West End in 2023 Photo THE PIANO LESSON Might Transfer to the West End in 2023
by Blair Ingenthron - Dec 24, 2022

According to a tweet from Deadline Hollywood columnist and International Editor at Large Baz Bamigboye, rumour has it that The Piano Lesson starring Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington, and Danielle Brooks could transfer to the West End in 2023.

Photos: Reverend Al Sharpton Surprises Samuel L. Jackson With Birthday Cake at THE PI Photo Photos: Reverend Al Sharpton Surprises Samuel L. Jackson With Birthday Cake at THE PIANO LESS
by Stephi Wild - Dec 22, 2022

Last night, December 21, at the hit Broadway revival of The Piano Lesson, Reverend Al Sharpton surprised star Samuel L. Jackson on his birthday with a cake at the curtain call. Check out photos from the evening here!

Photos: Taraji P. Henson and Natasha Lyonne Visit THE PIANO LESSON on Broadway Photo Photos: Taraji P. Henson and Natasha Lyonne Visit THE PIANO LESSON on Broadway
by Blair Ingenthron - Dec 19, 2022

Natasha Lyonne, who starred with The Piano Lesson's Danielle Brooks in Orange is the New Black, and Taraji P. Henson visited the cast of The Piano Lesson backstage after seeing the play on Broadway last week. The Piano Lesson is currently scheduled to run through January 29, 2023. Check out the photos here!

Photos: David Hyde Pierce Visits THE PIANO LESSON on Broadway Photo Photos: David Hyde Pierce Visits THE PIANO LESSON on Broadway
by Blair Ingenthron - Dec 17, 2022

Tony Award-winner David Hyde Pierce visited the cast of The Piano Lesson backstage after seeing the play on Broadway this week. The Piano Lesson is currently scheduled to run through January 2023.

THE PIANO LESSON Extended Through January 2023 Photo THE PIANO LESSON Extended Through January 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022

The Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson will be extended by popular demand -- through January 29, 2023. The Piano Lesson remains the highest grossing revival of a play on Broadway.

Charles S. Dutton Videos

Photos & Video: See Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington, Danielle Brooks & More  Videoplay
Photos & Video: See Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington, Danielle Brooks & More at THE PIANO LESSON First Preview

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 20, 2022

The first-ever performance of the Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson is now in previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Get a first look at photos and video here!

VIDEO: THE PIANO LESSON Director LaTanya Richardson Jackson Stops By The Barrymore Videoplay
VIDEO: THE PIANO LESSON Director LaTanya Richardson Jackson Stops By The Barrymore

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 29, 2022

The marquee for the first Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson, which comes more than 30 years after the seminal, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama’s premiere, is now up at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for its 17-week engagement.

VIDEO: Queen Latifah Talks Singing the Blues in HBO's BESSIE
by Caryn Robbins - May 14, 2015

Queen Latifah sings the blude in her new film BESSIE. The multi-talented actress and singer, who produced and stars in the new HBO film, stopped by ABC's Good Morning America to talk about the film.

VIDEO: First Trailer for HBO's Bessie Smith Biopic, Starring Queen Latifah
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 3, 2015

Starring Oscar¬ģ nominee Queen Latifah ("Chicago") in the title role, BESSIE focuses on legendary blues singer Bessie Smith's transformation from a struggling young singer into "The Empress of the Blues," one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and an enduring icon today. Check out the first trailer for the film below!

STAGE TUBE: First Teaser for HBO's Bessie Smith Biopic, Starring Queen Latifah
by Stage Tube - Mar 13, 2015

The HBO film BESSIE is scheduled to debut SATURDAY, MAY 16 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. This marks a return to the network for Oscar¬ģ nominee Queen Latifah following her Golden Globe- and SAG Award-winning performance in HBO Films' ‚ÄúLife Support.‚ÄĚ

Trailer: LUV
by Robert Diamond - Sep 12, 2012

An 11-year-old boy gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the uncle he idolizes in LUV, a poignant and gritty coming-of-age story featuring standout performances by Common, Danny Glover, Dennis Haysbert, Charles S. Dutton and newcomer Michael Rainey Jr.

BWW TV: FAME - 'BLACK & GOLD' Clip
by Eddie Varley - Sep 22, 2009

A reinvention of the original Oscar -winning hit film, Fame follows a talented group of dancers, singers, actors, and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, a diverse, creative powerhouse where students from all walks of life are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame...the kind that comes only from talent, dedication, and hard work.

BWW TV: FAME - The Official Music Video
by Eddie Varley - Sep 18, 2009

A reinvention of the original Oscar -winning hit film, Fame follows a talented group of dancers, singers, actors, and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, a diverse, creative powerhouse where students from all walks of life are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame...the kind that comes only from talent, dedication, and hard work. FAME opens in theaters on September 25, 2009.

STAGE TUBE: Fame 2009 - The Full Trailer
by Eddie Varley - Jun 17, 2009

A reinvention of the original Oscar-winning hit film, Fame follows a talented group of dancers, singers, actors, and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, a diverse, creative powerhouse where students from all walks of life are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame...the kind that comes only from talent, dedication, and hard work. FAME opens in theaters on September 25, 2009.

STAGE TUBE: FAME - The Official Teaser Trailer
by Eddie Varley - Apr 7, 2009

A reinvention of the original Oscar-winning hit film, Fame follows a talented group of dancers, singers, actors, and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, a diverse, creative powerhouse where students from all walks of life are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame!


Charles S. Dutton Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Charles S. Dutton been in?
Charles S. Dutton has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Charles S. Dutton been in?
Charles S. Dutton has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Charles S. Dutton been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Piano Lesson , Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Piano Lesson , Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Olivier Awards) for Piano Lesson , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Piano Lesson Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom .

What awards has Charles S. Dutton won?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Piano Lesson Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Olivier Awards) for Piano Lessonand Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.