Born in Lakewood, Ohio, Chuck is an actor based in the Northeast Ohio market. With a career spanning forty years, he just returned to the Tony Award winning Cleveland Play House in November 2015 as Francis Nurse in their acclaimed, award winning revival of The Crucible. A former member of the Resident Company at the Play House, he also appeared there in A Christmas Carol, Much Ado About Nothing, Animal Farm and A Tuna Christmas. In the summer of 2015, he was Edna Turnblad in Hairspray at Porthouse Theatre and was in The Boys Next Door and Hello, Dolly! among many other productions there. Other NE Ohio appearances include Fuddy Meers, The Waiting Room and Death Defying Acts at Dobama Theatre and Seven Blow Jobs at convergence-continuum, where he is a company member. He began his professional career in New York, where his credits include Starmites (original Off Off Broadway production), Romeo and Juliet (Gallery Players) and The Taming of the Shew (Performing Garage/Shakespeare & Co.-founding company member). He also works in the media and has appeared in numerous commercials, voiceovers, and industrial films and videos. He trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and holds his BA in Theatre Arts from Denison University.
Chuck also works frequently as a voice and dialect coach. He has coached many individual artists and over 100 professional media and theatre productions with special focuses on dialects for stage and film, Voice Acting-Voice Over coaching , accent reduction and American accents for non-native performers.
He most recently coached for Great Lakes Theater (The Great Globe Itself, The Secret Adversary) and with Sir Ben Kinglsey in the film Wake. Chuck is Professor Emeritus at Kent State University, where he was a tenured member of the faculty in the School of Theatre and Dance.
He lives with his wife Deirdre in Brimfield, Ohio.