Charles S. Dutton Overview

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Born: January 30, 1951

Charles S. Dutton became interested in acting while serving time in prison for fatally stabbing another man during a street fight. He completed a college degree before being released, then enrolled at the Yale School of Drama. While there he worked with playwright August Wilson and director Lloyd Richards, who became friends and mentors. After graduation, Dutton moved to New York City, where he received a Tony award nomination for his Broadway debut in Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Roles in... See All


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