Character Bio: Charlie DuChamp
A three-sport athlete in high school married to his childhood sweetheart, Charlie went straight from the Marines to the U.S. Marshals – just like his dad. And like his dad, a routine physical and heart condition landed Charlie on desk duty. After years of staring at a computer screen, Charlie finally gets a shot at field work. Against his doctor’s and wife’s advice he agrees and is given his first task force – the Breakout Kings
Actor Bio: Laz Alonso
Chosen as one of Variety’s “Top Ten Actors to Watch in 2009,” actor Laz Alonso recently wrapped shooting one of the main lead roles in Sony Screen Gems Planet B Boy opposite Josh Holloway, Josh Peck and Chris Brown. On Mother’s Day weekend 2011, fans got to see a different, softer side to Alonso in Columbia Pictures romantic comedy entitled Jumping the Broom (May 6, 2011) where he led the cast along with Paula Patton in a movie about the clash of two families from opposite ends of the socioeconomic spectrum meeting for the first time during a weekend wedding in Martha’s Vineyard. He was nominated for a 2012 NAACP Image Award for “Best Actor in a Motion Picture” for his work in the film which opened to amazing numbers making it the #1 Romantic Comedy in the country. In addition, Alonso recently also played the strong-supporting role of “Sheriff John Burke” in Rod Lurie’s remake of the Sam Peckinpah classic Straw Dogs (September 16, 2011) for Sony Screen Gems opposite James Marsden and Kate Bosworth.
Alonso can be seen in the lead role of “Tsu’Tey” in the highest grossing film of all time, Avatar. In early 2009, Alonso played the lead villain role of “Fenix” in the Fast and the Furious franchise. He executive produced and starred opposite Danny Glover in Alan Jacobs’ Down for Life (aka Por Vida), which ended up with a much-coveted position in the 2009 Toronto Film Festival, for which it was critically acclaimed. In 2008, Alonso starred in Miracle at St. Anna for director Spike Lee. His past movie credits include lead roles in the Sony/Screen Gems’ hits Stomp the Yard and This Christmas, a lead role in the 2006 Roland Joffe psychological thriller Captivity, and a co-starring role in the 2005 hit Jarhead.
Alonso’s past TV credits include guest-starring roles on “The Unit,” “Bones,” “CSI: Miami,” “The Practice," “Navy: NCIS” and “Eyes” and in 2010 a recurring role in the TNT critically acclaimed series “Southland.”
Born and raised in Washington DC, Alonso always knew he wanted to be an actor. He graduated from Howard University School of Business. After college, he worked at an investment banking firm. When his time eventually opened up to exploring his passion for acting, Alonso began taking classes in the evening to hone his craft; it didn’t take him long to begin landing roles in commercials and videos.
From DC to New York, Alonso feels his upbringing not only taught him how to deal with the school of hard knocks, but also prepared him for his biggest goal, his acting career. He credits the move to NYC as his move into manhood and the city holds many great memories for him. He also credits his acting ability to these life experiences, as he is able to bring a little of what he knows or has dealt with into his characters.
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