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The Life of Charles

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The Last Paintings of 2013

The painting I’ve done over the past couple years has been among the most satisfying and fulfilling work I’ve done to date. Actually, using the word “work” seems inappropriate – while time intensive, the process itself is pure joy. In 2012, I cranked out 21 pieces and matched that total again 2013. Unfortunately, that prolific […]

The Life of Charles: Long Over-Due Updates – April 12, 2014

I’m way over due to post an update on “The Life of Charles.” Unless you’re a frequent visitor to “Being Jon Hamm,” you may not know that’s what I’ve been calling these periodic posts on the journey that is my life. In theory, I planned to do one every three months. Since the birth of […]

Dhoom 3 Is A Hit!

I’ve been following the box office totals for Dhoom 3 since it’s US run kicked off in December 2013. As of January 26, 2014, I’m excited to learn the latest installment of the Dhoom franchise is closing in on $100 Million worldwide. It’s already become the top film in Indian cinema and scored 78% on […]

More Film Festivals On The Way!

I’ve had the pleasure of working with the talented young filmmaker Michael Bachochin a couple times. We first crossed paths in 2011 after I was cast in his epic independent feature “Endless Earth.” During that process, I met one of my best friends Shannon Brown and another one of my favorite people Gail Hafar. Production […]

Honored at the 48 Hour Film Festival

Recently, I participated in the 48 Hour Film race. It’s a project where filmmakers get together and complete a short film start to finish in 48 hours. Part of the fun here is that they give you a handful of specifics you need to incorporate into the film including the genre. A good friend of […]

Charles Art Gallery: Check It Out

Earlier this year, I finalized my painting website – www.charlesartgallery.com. It features all the work I’ve done since February 2012 – currently 34 pieces (with two recently finished paintings on the way). The only joy close to the actual process of painting is the feedback I get from people on how my work moves them. […]

Getting Back to the Stage

In 2012, I spent so much time in front of the camera I had to take a break from the stage. I passed on some incredible productions, but, as any theater actor will tell you, a play can be a huge time commitment. There are only so many hours in the day. As the calendar […]

Auditioning For NBC’s Chicago Fire

The start on 2013 has been full of a great deal of excitement. One of the headlining events was an audition “and” callback I had for NBC’s Chicago Fire. It truly was a thrilling experience – one that I’m grateful to have gone through. I’ll get to all the details of those few days in […]

Charles Secret Painting Website

I’m being somewhat sneaky here. It’s mid-April 2013. For the past couple months, my painting website has been up. Yup, you could find pictures of my work online – if you knew where to look. Some quick backstory… I grew up in the arts… I had work displayed in the Art Institute of Chicago at […]

Practically Married Debuts!

On January 1, 2012 I had a bit of creative inspiration. I was wrapping up some yoga and it came to me. A project that I could do with Mike Aparicio, Ray Hui and Tiffany Swalley. Three peeps I had wanted to work with on something for awhile. The idea: a comedic web-series commenting on […]

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