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About Charles

An all-district athlete at Columbus (Texas) High School, Charles Harris attended college on a football scholarship. Encouraged to audition for a play by his college speech teacher, Harris discovered that he enjoyed acting. Over the next decade, he appeared in over forty college and regional theater productions, performing with such classic Hollywood stars as Pat O'Brien, Linda Darnell, John Kerr, and Carole Cook and such stars-to-be as Larry Pine and David Selby. After completing a PhD in English, Harris set aside acting and entered academia, where he professed for over three decades, chaired his department for fifteen years, and wrote the usual quota of scholarly books and articles. Upon his retirement from university life, he was encouraged by his daughter, the actor/playwright Kymberly Harris, to try his hand at film. Over the past six years, Harris has become a familiar figure in the Chicago independent film world, acting in numerous films, Web series, and TV commercials.

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  • Finding Hope

    Finding Hope (2015)
    Film by Julian Grant (Drama, Family and Romance) Actor, Producer After a tragic accident, Andrew Daniels is alone and without hope. He must win back the love of his life, or risk losing her forever. This sets him off on a most unusual journey that will test his morals and values. His challenge is intensified when his wife becomes entrenched in the very faith that he has turned his back on.

  • Chat

    Chat (2014)
    Film by Boris Wexler (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actor A father is afflicted by photophobia, making his universe an alien landscape. When his daughter goes missing in the world of online adult chat, he enlists the help of a cam model, Annie, and starts a quest that will lead him to break through his isolation. As they try to pull his daughter back from the brink, events lead to a strange twist that will change their world for keeps. Written by Anonymous

  • Every Fisherman

    Every Fisherman (2013)
    Film (short) by Justin Haden (Drama) Actor While out fishing, a father struggles with whether or not to pass the family business over to his son.

  • Buzzard Country

    Buzzard Country (2012)
    Film by Nick Martin (Action, Adventure and Comedy) Actor When two ghost-town dwelling Wisconsin burnouts with no money and no prospects come across a strange package containing fifty grand in the course of their daily scavenging, they think their prayers have been answered. That is, until a nun-chuck wielding fat-ass in a black El Camino shows up looking for the money. Suddenly, our heroes find themselves in the midst of a seedy small town underworld filled with blackmail, unscrupulous arthouse weirdos, sword play, stolen police weapons, furry-fetishists and hookers, a sleazy Scandanavian strip club owner, a furious cop, and an angry ex-girlfriend who can't be trusted. The chase is on for the loot in this quintessentially midwestern comedic tale of what happens when money turns regular small town scumbags into unlikely criminals and heroes. Written by Anonymous

  • Tag

    Tag (2012)
    Film (short) by Matt Brassil (Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actor On the eve of his election night, young politician Ben Ripley must evaluate how his past will affect his future when he is visited by a mysterious figure. In a growing city like Lennox City, one must decide who they trust, who they care about, and who they are before its too late. Written by Anonymous

  • Roundabout American

    Roundabout American (2012)
    Film by Boris Wexler (Comedy) Actor A young French chef with a fondness for America and a life in shambles pushes the limits of the American Dream by converting a Chicago pizza shop into an escort-service for the super-rich with the help of a suburban slacker who dwells in his parents' basement. Written by Anonymous

  • Our Fathers

    Our Fathers (2011)
    Film (short) by Boris Wexler (Drama) Actor On the day after 9/11 a prejudiced man finds himself at his father's death bed in a hospital room that he must shared with an Arab American and his father.

  • Broken

    Broken (2010)
    Film (short) by Kent Thomas (Drama) Actor A young hustler tells the story of his dark journey from an upper middle-class home to living and working on the streets...and why he can't stop.

  • Assisted Living

    Assisted Living (2009)
    Film by David J. Miller (Comedy) Actor 'Assisted Living' follows down on his luck aspiring comedian Dustin, who gets kicked out of his place by his girlfriend and has to live with his sister while he attempts to get back on his feet. He meanders through society finding one awkward situation after another until he eventually begins to make something of his life. Written by Anonymous

  • The Killer Robots and the Battle for the Cosmic Potato

    The Killer Robots and the Battle for the Cosmic Potato (2009)
    Film by Sam Gaffin (Comedy and Sci-Fi) Actor After escaping from an asteroid prison, a band of robotic mercenaries are recruited by alien plant-people to help find the Cosmic Potato of Power.

  • Death by Broadcast

    Death by Broadcast (2009)
    Film (short) by Jon Steinhorst Actor Devin Ferris' world unravels in a channel-surfing exploration on memory, masculinity and mass media after he is kidnapped to be a contestant on a reality TV game show called The Reformer.

  • The Group

    The Group (2008)
    Film (short) by Boris Wexler (Comedy) Actor What do a stressed out license-plate salesman, a nymphomaniac, a Woodstock-era hippie, an obsessive-compulsive candy maker, a hip-hop priest, and a megalomaniac Indian have in common? Six characters in search of the Great American screenplay. Written by Anonymous

Education

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Carbondale, IL)
    (1963-1970)

  • Texas Lutheran University (Seguin, TX)
    (1979-1963)

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