Charles Porter has succeeded where many other newcomers have failed. He has worked his way into Hollywood, managing to secure increasingly juicy roles while avoiding becoming an archetypal typecast. 

He was born Charles Frederick Porter in Oxford, England on March 13, 1979 to a British mother and American father, and saw his destiny in the National Football League (USA) until a back injury sidelined his dreams at the age of 23. 

Charles lived in Oxford until age 4, when his family migrated to the United States. His parents later split, and Charles went on to have an uncomplicated middle-class childhood, attending highly credited prep schools in the North East. He excelled in his studies, and became fluent in French as a teenager. But it was in sports that his greatest passion lied, and as a boy, he dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. 

Charles' athletic talents eventually got him in the top 100 recruits out of high school, earning him a scholarship to several colleges across the country. Porter chose to pursue football at Duke University (North Carolina) for the school's academic standards and starred as defensive end under his position coach, Scott Brown, someone who would become a mentor to Charles, instilling a ‘never quit’ mentality into the young star’s life. 

Charles studied cultural anthropology and surfaced as a vicious college football player, winning Teammate of the year award with most valuable honors; six sacks, leading his team in tackles for a loss. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology. 

Perhaps one of the highlights of Charles' career was playing against the national champions Florida State Seminoles in front of a sellout crowd of 97,000 at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. 

While several of his opponents went on to play in the National Football League, a major injury to his lower back would seize Charles' dream, and turn his attention to an inner ambition.

Sixty-five pounds lighter, Charles settled in California to pursue a career in entertainment, it was here that he caught the attention of Executive Producer, Ben Katz.