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Joshua Aaron Charles is an American actor. He is best known for the roles of Dan Rydell on Sports Night; Will Gardner on The Good Wife, which earned him two Primetime Emmy Award nominations; and his early work as Knox Overstreet in Dead Poets Society. He is the son of Allan Charles, an advertising executive. He is of Jewish heritage on his ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Dead Poets Society Knox Overstreet
(1989)
Four Brothers Detective Fowler
(2005)
S.W.A.T. T.J. McCabe
(2003)
Sports Night Dan Rydell
(1998-2000)

Filmography

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 2022 We Own This City (TV Mini Series)
Daniel Hersl
- Part Six (2022) ... Daniel Hersl
- Part Five (2022) ... Daniel Hersl
- Part Four (2022) ... Daniel Hersl
- Part Three (2022) ... Daniel Hersl
- Part Two (2022) ... Daniel Hersl
 2021 Law & Order: Organized Crime (TV Series)
Vince Baldi
- Forget It, Jake; It's Chinatown (2021) ... Vince Baldi
 2020 Away (TV Series)
Matt Logan
- Home (2020) ... Matt Logan
- Spektr (2020) ... Matt Logan
- Vital Signs (2020) ... Matt Logan
- Goodnight Mars (2020) ... Matt Logan
- A Little Faith (2020) ... Matt Logan
 2019 Tribulation (Podcast Series)
Magus
 2019 The Loudest Voice (TV Mini Series)
Casey Close
- 2016 (2019) ... Casey Close
- 2015 (2019) ... Casey Close
- 2012 (2019) ... Casey Close
 2016-2019 Drunk History (TV Series)
Douglas Hegdahl / Alfred Kinsey / Jay Gould
- S.O.S. (2019) ... Douglas Hegdahl
- Sex (2018) ... Alfred Kinsey
- Scoundrels (2016) ... Jay Gould
 2019 Framing John DeLorean (Documentary)
Bill Collins
 2018 Medal of Honor (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Clint Romesha (2018) ... Narrator (voice)
- Ty M. Carter (2018) ... Narrator (voice)
- Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura (2018) ... Narrator (voice)
- Edward Carter (2018) ... Narrator (voice)
- Sylvester Antolak (2018) ... Narrator (voice)
 2018 Amateur
Coach Gaines
 2017 Law & Order True Crime (TV Mini Series)
Dr. Jerome Oziel
- The Menendez Murders: Episode 7 (2017) ... Dr. Jerome Oziel
- The Menendez Murders: Episode 6 (2017) ... Dr. Jerome Oziel
- The Menendez Murders: Episode 5 (2017) ... Dr. Jerome Oziel
- The Menendez Murders: Episode 4 (2017) ... Dr. Jerome Oziel
- The Menendez Murders: Episode 3 (2017) ... Dr. Jerome Oziel
 2017 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (TV Series)
Forensic Scientist
- Forensic Science (2017) ... Forensic Scientist
 2017 Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (TV Mini Series)
Blake
- End Summer Night's Dream (2017) ... Blake
- Dance (2017) ... Blake
- Rain (2017) ... Blake
- King of Camp (2017) ... Blake
- Lunch (2017) ... Blake
 2016-2017 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series)
Duke Snyder
- Kimmy Pulls Off a Heist! (2017) ... Duke Snyder
- Kimmy Steps on a Crack! (2017) ... Duke Snyder
- Kimmy Is a Feminist! (2017) ... Duke Snyder
- Kimmy Can't Help You! (2017) ... Duke Snyder
- Kimmy Finds Her Mom! (2016) ... Duke Snyder
 2016 The Drowning
Tom Seymour
 2016 Norman
Arthur Taub
 2014-2016 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
Link Donovan / Coach / Fleet Weekums / ...
- Fame (2016) ... Link Donovan
- Last F... Able Day (2015) ... Coach
- Tyler Perry's Episode (2014) ... Fleet Weekums
- A Chick Who Can Hang (2014) ... JJ
 2009-2016 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Will Gardner
- End (2016) ... Will Gardner
- Mind's Eye (2015) ... Will Gardner (voice, uncredited)
- The Last Call (2014) ... Will Gardner
- Dramatics, Your Honor (2014) ... Will Gardner
- A Few Words (2014) ... Will Gardner
 2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Chris
 2015 Masters of Sex (TV Series)
Dan Logan
- Full Ten Count (2015) ... Dan Logan
- Party of Four (2015) ... Dan Logan
- Through a Glass, Darkly (2015) ... Dan Logan
- High Anxiety (2015) ... Dan Logan
- Surrogates (2015) ... Dan Logan
 2015 Freeheld
Bryan Kelder
 2015 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (TV Mini Series)
Blake
- Day Is Done (2015) ... Blake
- Staff Party (2015) ... Blake
- Electro/City (2015) ... Blake
- Auditions (2015) ... Blake
- Activities (2015) ... Blake
 2015 I Smile Back
Bruce Brooks
 2014 Adult Beginners
Phil
 2014 Bird People
Gary Newman
 2012 Curiosity (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Sun Storm (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- X-Ray Yellowstone (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- What Destroyed the Hindenburg (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- Volcano Time Bomb (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- Mankind Rising (2012) ... Narrator
 2010 Sonnet for a Towncar (Short)
Ty Burke
 2010 Weakness
Bart
 2009 After.Life
Tom Peterson
 2009 Darwin's Secret Notebooks (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Sean Kelley
- Confession (2008) ... Sean Kelley
 2008 In Treatment (TV Series)
Jake
- Jake and Amy: Week Nine (2008) ... Jake
- Jake and Amy: Week Eight (2008) ... Jake
- Jake and Amy: Week Seven (2008) ... Jake
- Jake and Amy: Week Six (2008) ... Jake (voice, uncredited)
- Jake and Amy: Week Five (2008) ... Jake
 2007 Wainy Days (TV Series)
Barney
- The Date (2007) ... Barney
 2007 Six Degrees (TV Series)
Ray Jones
- A Simple Twist of Fate (2007) ... Ray Jones
- Objects in the Mirror (2007) ... Ray Jones
- Surstromming or a Slice (2007) ... Ray Jones
- Ray's Back (2007) ... Ray Jones
 2006 The Ex
Forrest Mead
 2006 The Darwin Awards
Paramedic
 2005 Stella (TV Series)
Jeremy
- Meeting Girls (2005) ... Jeremy
 2005 Four Brothers
Detective Fowler
 2004 Seeing Other People
Lou
 2003 S.W.A.T.
T.J. McCabe
 2002 Our America (TV Movie)
Dave Isay
 2000 Meeting Daddy
Peter Silverblatt
 1998-2000 Sports Night (TV Series)
Dan Rydell
- Quo Vadimus (2000) ... Dan Rydell
- La Forza Del Destino (2000) ... Dan Rydell
- Bells and a Siren (2000) ... Dan Rydell
- April Is the Cruelest Month (2000) ... Dan Rydell
 1999 Muppets from Space
Agent Barker
 1997 Cyclops, Baby
Brush Brody
 1997 The Underworld (TV Movie)
Ehrlich
 1997 Little City
Adam
 1996 Crossworlds (Video)
Joe Talbot
 1996 Norma Jean & Marilyn (TV Movie)
Eddie Jordan
 1996 The Grave
Tyn
 1995 Pie in the Sky
Charlie Dunlap
 1995 Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
Bruce (uncredited)
 1995 Coldblooded
Randy
 1994 Threesome
Eddy Howe
 1993 Cooperstown (TV Movie)
Jody
 1992 Crossing the Bridge
Mort Golden
 1990 Murder in Mississippi (TV Movie)
Andrew Goodman
 1989 Dead Poets Society
Knox Overstreet
 1988 Hairspray
Iggy (as Josh A. Charles)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for the US Army's Army Strong campaign (voice-over), 2006. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Josh A. Charles

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Sophie Flack  (1 child)

Parents:

(née Heckscher), Laura | Charles, Allan
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Personal Quote:

There's certain things that you can do on cable that you can't do here on network TV, so then you have to think outside the box a little bit. See more »

Trivia:

Welcomed daughter August 2018. See more »

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