Charles S. Dutton

Born: 30 January 1951 (71 years old)
Gender: Male



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Charles S. Dutton is an American actor best known to television audiences for his role as J.T. Baylock on the television sci-fi series Threshold.

Dutton is also known for turning his life around after serving seven and a half years in prison for fatally stabbing a man in a street fight.

While incarcerated, he discovered a love of the theatre and studied for a college degree and later earned a master's degree in acting from the Yale School of Drama.


Dutton's role on Threshold was the only television role he ahs had as a member of the main series credited cast.

He has had recurring roles in the following shows, however:

Miami Vice (2 episodes)
Roc (unknown episodes)
Are You Afraid Of The Dark? (2 episodes)
Without A Trace (2 episodes)
The L Word (4 episodes)

Dutton has also made a number of guest appearances on television, in the following shows:

The Equalizer
Cagney & Lacey
A Man Called Hawk
Homicide: Life On The Street
The Sopranos
The Practice

He won Outstanding Guest Actor Emmy awards in 2002 and 2003 for his roles in The Practice and Without A Trace.

Dutton has also appeared in the following made-for-TV movies:

Apology (1986)
The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988)
Runaway (1989)
Traitor in My House (1990)
Equal Justice (1990)
A Matter of Justice (1993)
Jack Reed: A Search for Justice (1994)
The Piano Lesson (1995)
Zooman (1995)
Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995)
Jack Reed: A Killer Among Us (1996)
Night Visitors (1996)
True Women (1997)
First Time Felon (1997) (uncredited)
Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance (1997)
The '60s (1999)
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (1999)
Deadlocked (2000)
For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000)
10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Conviction (2002)
D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear (2003)
Something the Lord Made (2004)
Mayday (2005)

In 2000, Dutton directed the critically acclaimed HBO mini-series The Corner. The mini-series was close to his heart for Dutton grew up on the streets of East Baltimore.

It was adapted from The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood (Broadway Books, 1997) by David Simon (a reporter for the Baltimore Sun) and Ed Burns (a retired Baltimore homicide detective, who helped create the drama The Wire).

The Corner won several Emmys in 2000, including that for best mini-series. Dutton won for his direction of the mini-series.


Dutton has appeared in numerous feature films, as follows:

No Mercy (1986)
Astonished (1988)
'Crocodile' Dundee II (1988)
Jacknife (1989)
Q & A (1990)
Pretty Hattie's Baby (1991)
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Alien³ (1992)
The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
Menace II Society (1993)
Rudy (1993)
Surviving the Game (1994)
Foreign Student (1994)
A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)
Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
Se7en (1995) (uncredited)
Nick of Time (1995)
Last Dance (1996) (uncredited)
A Time to Kill (1996)
Get on the Bus (1996)
Mimic (1997)
Blind Faith (1998)
Black Dog (1998)
Cookie's Fortune (1999)
Random Hearts (1999)
D-Tox (2002)
Gothika (2003)
Against the Ropes (2004)
Secret Window (2004)
The L.A. Riot Spectacular (2005)
The Third Nail (2007)
Honeydripper (2007)

Television Roles



Mr. Johnson

Tony Cole

Talmadge Neville

Walter Shell

Rodney Foreman

Rodney Foreman

Reverend Davidson

Det. Fails

Det. Fails

Det. Fails

Lieutenant Pearson

Ed McCain



Darwyn's Father


FBI Director Tom Franklin

Pastor Damon

Dr. Benjamin Bradshaw

Officer Leon Wilmore

J.T. Baylock

Father Mickle


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