Charles Taylor (actor)

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Charles Taylor
Nationality American
Other names L. Charles Taylor
Occupation Actor

Charles Taylor (a.k.a. L. Charles Taylor) is an American actor best known for the role of "David Dalton" in the Code of Vengeance television series.[1][2][3]

Taylor was born in the United States but he was an "Air Force brat" who spent his early childhood in Italy and moved frequently around the U.S. A wrestler and football player as a high school student in Detroit, he later attended Oakland University in Michigan where he discovered acting. Taylor studied at the Hedgerow Theatre in Philadelphia for five years before moving to New York City. In New York, he worked as a bouncer at Studio 54, Regine's, and other nightclubs. After a dangerous encounter with an unruly clubgoer, Taylor moved to California to break into television and motion pictures.[1]

Aside from his starring role in Code of Vengeance, Taylor's other television roles include the movie A Quiet Little Neighborhood, a Perfect Little Murder, plus appearances on the original Knight Rider, Murder, She Wrote, Days of Our Lives, and Starting from Scratch. Taylor has appeared in the films Mask, The Natural History of Parking Lots, Shout, Martial Law II: Undercover, and Saving Grace B. Jones.


  1. ^ a b Buck, Jerry (January 1, 1986). "Premiere delay only one of the problems facing 'Dalton'". The Modesto Bee. Modesto, CA: The McClatchy Company. Associated Press. p. D8. Retrieved March 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ Terrace, Vincent (November 1985). Encyclopedia of Television Series, Pilots and Specials: 1974-1984. 2. Baseline Books. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-918432-61-2. Retrieved March 22, 2010. 
  3. ^ Huth, Joe; Levine, Richie F. (January 2004). "Appendix G: Code of Vengeance". Knight Rider Legacy: The Unofficial Guide to the Knight Rider Universe. iUniverse Star. pp. 371–374. ISBN 978-0-595-29848-8. Retrieved March 22, 2010. 

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