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Charles Parnell Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Charles Parnell Quick Info
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 79 kg
Date of Birth October 26, 1964
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Eye Color Dark Brown

Charles Parnell is an American actor, voice actor, and stage artist who is known for playing Derek Frye in the television soap opera All My Children, Rear Admiral Solomon “Warlock” Bates in the action drama film Top Gun: Maverick, Cyrus in the crime mystery drama television series Briarpatch, District Attorney Buckner in the HBO dark comedy crime drama series Barry, and CMDCM Russ Jeter, USN in the TNT action-drama series The Last Ship. In addition to that, Charles Parnell has also been cast in a variety of other shows and movies such as Law & OrderTransformers: Age of Extinction, Hack, Mississippi Damned, The Mandalorian, The Venture Bros.Constantine, Without a TraceCSI: Miami, Crash, Bones, A Million Little Pieces, Lie to MeLongmire, Pariah, Mind the Gap, NCIS, Spiderhead, FringeThe ForgottenThe Education of Charlie Banks, North Woods Law, Kindred, Better Things, Grand CrewDiminished Capacity, and Everyone’s Hero.

Born Name

Charles Parnell

Nick Name


Charles Parnell as seen at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con
Charles Parnell as seen at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con (Al Pavangkanan / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States


Los Angeles, California, United States





Actor, Stage Artist, Voice Actor



Charles Parnell in a black-and-white selfie in May 2022
Charles Parnell in a black-and-white selfie in May 2022 (Charles Parnell / Instagram)


6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm


79 kg or 174 lbs

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Deep-set eyes

Brand Endorsements

Charles Parnell was cast in a “Straight Talk Commercial” in 2014.

Charles Parnell as seen in February 2022
Charles Parnell as seen in February 2022 (Charles Parnell / Instagram)

Charles Parnell Facts

  1. He made his first theatrical film appearance as John McCabe in the 2004 multi-story comedy-drama film Mind the Gap. His co-stars for the project included Elizabeth Reaser, Eric Schaeffer, Jill Sobule, John Heard, Vera Farmiga, and Alan King.
  2. Charles Parnell played Assistant District Attorney Worsheck in the 2007 drama film The Education of Charlie Banks, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter, Eva Amurri, Gloria Votsis, and Chris Marquette.
  3. From 2012 to 2015, he was cast as the narrator of the reality television series North Woods Law.
  4. Along with Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin, Travis Van Winkle, Marissa Neitling, Christina Elmore, Jocko Sims, John Pyper-Ferguson, Bridget Regan, Bren Foster, and others, Charles Parnell co-starred as Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell “Russ” Jeter (previously served as Nathan James’s senior enlisted sailor and unofficial chaplain) in the post-apocalyptic action-drama television series The Last Ship from 2014 to 2018.
  5. He was seen as Miles Davis in the 2018 psychological drama film A Million Little Pieces, based on the 2003 semi-fictional book of the same name by James Frey.
  6. Charles Parnell brought to life the character of RADM Solomon “Warlock” Bates (the commander of the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center and an acquaintance of Maverick’s) in the 2022 action drama film Top Gun: Maverick, starring Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer. The film serves as a sequel to the 1986 film Top Gun.
  7. In 2023, Parnell appeared as District Attorney Buckner (the district attorney for Los Angeles) in the 4th season of the dark comedy crime drama television series Barry.
  8. He played Achilles in a production of Iphigeneia at Aulis (a play by Euripides translated and adapted by Kenneth Cavander) at the Yale Repertory Theater in New Haven, Connecticut.
  9. Charles Parnell has done voiceover work for several video games including The Warriors, Manhunt 2, Grand Theft Auto IVGrand Theft Auto VCall of Duty: Advanced Warfare, The CrewAvengers, and Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Featured Image by Al Pavangkanan / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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