|Gaius Charles Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||May 2, 1983|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Gaius Charles is an American actor, director, writer, and voiceover artist who gained popularity with his performance as Brian “Smash” Williams in the sports drama television series, Friday Night Lights, from 2006 to 2008. Some of his other on-screen roles include playing Dr. Shane Ross in Grey’s Anatomy, Bunchy Carter in Aquarius, Rev Andrew Carver in God Friended Me, John in Taken, Paul Vogel in The Stanford Prison Experiment, Jadon Odami in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Carver in The Book of Daniel, Muhammad Ali in Drunk History, and Baltimore Detective Jason King in NCIS.
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Gaius Charles studied at Teaneck High School, a four-year comprehensive public high school in Teaneck in Bergen County, from where he graduated in 2001. He then got enrolled at the Carnegie Mellon University‘s College of Fine Arts and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama.
Afterward, he attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney, Australia as well as earned a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Drew University.
Actor, Director, Writer, Voiceover Artist
Gaius Charles has been represented by Principal Entertainment, Artist Management Company, West Hollywood, California, United States.
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
80 kg or 176.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Pierced ears
- A beauty spot above his left eyebrow
Gaius Charles Facts
- He spent his childhood years growing up in New York City and Teaneck, New Jersey.
- He made his first theatrical film appearance by playing the role of Recruiter Brown in the 2009 war drama film, The Messenger, whose lead cast included Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton, Steve Buscemi, and Jena Malone.
- From 2012 to 2014, Gaius Charles appeared as Dr. Shane Ross on the ABC medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy.
- He portrayed the character of activist Bunchy Carter in Aquarius, a period crime drama television series, in 2015.
- As a voice actor, Charles made his film debut by providing vocals to the character of Luke Fox/Batwing in the animated superhero film, Batman: Bad Blood, in 2016.
- In 2019, he was cast in the recurring role of Rev. Andrew Carver, one of Arthur’s associates at Harlem Episcopal, in the comedy-drama television series, God Friended Me.
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