American Violet (2009)
The Express (2008)
The L.A. Riot Spectacular (2006)
Date of Birth30 January 1951, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Birth NameCharles Stanley Dutton
Height5' 10½" (1.79 m)
An ex-convict who served 3 years for possession of a deadly weapon and 7 1/2 years for assaulting a corrections officer. While serving his 7 1/2 years sentence he read a play which amused him so much that he started a theatre group. To start the group he had to be attending school. Before going to prison he had dropped out in 7th grade, by the time he finished his sentence he had a 2 year college degree.
|Debbi Morgan||(31 December 1989 - 1994) (divorced)|
Attended Drama school at Yale.
Attended Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Was cast in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) as a detective, but as script changes rolled in, the role was cut.
Has twice been nominated for Broadway's Tony Award for plays written by August Wilson: in 1985, as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," and in 1990, as Best Actor (Play) for "The Piano Lesson."
Elements of his real life experiences with incarceration were in Alien³ (1992).
He made his Broadway debut in 1985 in August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom".
Lives on a farm in Howard County, Maryland.
The role of Cosmo Jackson in Hero Wanted (2008) was originally written with Dutton in mind. The role later went to Ben Cross.
In a few years, I ended up going from jail to Yale.
I have a farm in Maryland with 18 horses - 12 Clydesdales and the rest palominos. I also have eight big cats - two lions, two tigers, two leopards, a bobcat and a three-legged mountain lion."
I used to be a hardcore, hardhearted guy. Once you make the decision to change, all kinds of things happen.
When I was out there on stage and the guys were laughing, I could see I had them in the palm of my hand. I thought, "I just discovered what I was born to do." It was an enormous kind of power.
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