Gaius Charles Biography

Gaius Charles is an American actor who is known for his role in the drama ‘Grey's Anatomy’. Check out this biography to know about his birthday, childhood, family life, achievements, and fun facts about him.

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Birthday: May 2, 1983

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors American Men

Age: 36 Years, 36 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Taurus

Born Country: United States

Born in: Manhattan, New York, United States

Famous as: Actor

Height: 5'11" (180 cm), 5'11" Males

City: New York City

U.S. State: New Yorkers

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education: Carnegie Mellon University (BFA), Drew University (MA)

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Gaius Charles is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Brian Williams in NBC’s ‘Friday Night Lights’. He has also starred as Dr. Shane Ross in ABC’s medical drama ‘Grey's Anatomy’. Born in Manhattan, New York, he grew up in New Jersey and Queens, New York. His interest in acting led him to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama from Carnegie Mellon University's College of Fine Arts. As a college student, Charles acted in a number of musicals, including ‘The Wild Party’ and ‘Candide’. He also attended National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Australia. With his natural acting skills, he soon landed a spot in the American entertainment industry, making his acting debut with a television guest role in 'The Book of Daniel'. Three years later, the actor teamed up with Oren Moverman for his film debut, 'The Messenger'.

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  • Gaius Charles made his television debut in 2006 when he appeared in an episode of 'The Book of Daniel'. That year, he was also cast in NBC’s 'Friday Night Lights' as Brian Williams, a role he played until 2008. During this time, he also made a guest appearance in the crime drama series ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’. The year 2009 saw him in his film debut in 'The Messenger'. The war drama flick, directed by Oren Moverman, received the first prize at the 2009 Deauville American Film Festival along with two Academy Award nominations.
  • In 2010, Charles starred as a CIA officer in the action thriller ‘Salt’, a story of a woman who is accused of being a Russian spy agent. The movie, starring Angelina Jolie in the lead role, went on to earn $293.5 million worldwide against a budget of $110 million. Also in 2010, the actor did another action crime thriller film titled ‘Takers’. Following a guest appearance in an episode of ‘Pan Am’, he joined the recurring cast of the series 'Grey's Anatomy' in its season 9. Charles was later promoted to its main cast in the following season.
  • His work in 2015 included a regular role in the crime series ‘Aquarius’, a voice role in ‘Batman: Bad Blood’, and a guest role in the education drama ‘Drunk History’. A year later, he featured in an episode titled "Watchdogs" of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’. Then in 2017, the actor played John in the action thriller series ‘Taken’ that premiered on NBC in the month of February. The year 2019 saw him playing the recurring role of Rev Andrew Carver in the comedy-drama ‘God Friended Me’. The series also starred Brandon Micheal Hall, Suraj Sharma, Violett Beane, Joe Morton, and Javicia Leslie.
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Family & Personal Life
  • Gaius Charles was born on May 2, 1983, in Manhattan, New York, USA. He studied at Teaneck High School and graduated from there in 2001. He later earned his BFA degree in drama from Carnegie Mellon University's College of Fine Arts. He also holds a Master of Arts degree from Drew University.
  • No information regarding the actor’s family background and love life is available.

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