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|Born||May 2, 1983|
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
|Education||Carnegie Mellon University (BFA)|
Drew University (MA)
Gaius Charles (born May 2, 1983) is an actor known for his portrayal of Brian "Smash" Williams in the television drama, Friday Night Lights. He also played Dr. Shane Ross on the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy and a recurring role on the NBC historical-drama series Aquarius, as Black Panther leader Bunchy Carter.
Charles graduated from Teaneck High School in 2001. He attended Carnegie Mellon University's College of Fine Arts, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama. He also studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney, Australia.. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Drew University.
He has appeared in multiple television series, including Friday Night Lights, Grey's Anatomy, and Aquarius, in which he portrayed Civil Rights Activist and Black Panther Bunchy Carter, and Necessary Roughness.
In addition to film and television, Charles starred in the Labyrinth Theater Company’s production of Othello, co-produced with the Public Theater, alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz. He received positive reviews for originating the roles of “EZ” in Beau Willimon’s play Lower Ninth and “Malcolm” in Broke-ology, directed by Tony Award winner Thomas Kail.
|Film and Television|
|2006||The Book of Daniel||Carver||Episode "Betrayal"|
|2006-2008||Friday Night Lights||Brian "Smash" Williams||41 episodes|
|2007||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Jadon Odami||Episode "Fight"|
|2009||The Messenger||Recruiter Brown|
|Toe to Toe||Kevin|
|2011||Pan Am||Joe||Episode "Truth or Dare"|
|2012||NCIS||Baltimore Detective Jason King||Episode "Rekindled"|
|Necessary Roughness||Damon Razor / Bryce Abbot||Episode "Wide Deceiver"|
|2012–2014||Grey's Anatomy||Dr. Shane Ross||Recurring (Season 9)|
Main Cast (Season 10): 46 episodes
|2015||Aquarius||Bunchy Carter||Series regular|
|2015||Batman: Bad Blood||Luke Fox/Batwing||Voice role|
|2015||Drunk History||Muhammad Ali||Episode "Cleveland"|
|2015||The Stanford Prison Experiment||Paul Vogel|
|2016||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D||Ruben Mackenzie||Episode "Watchdogs"|
|2019||God Friended Me||Rev Andrew Carver||Recurring role|
- Rohan, Virginia (November 26, 2007). "Teaneck actor got in the zone to land Friday Night Lights role". The Record.
- "GAIUS CHARLES as Smash Williams". NBC. Retrieved 2008-10-24.
- Goldberg, Lesley (July 16, 2012). "'Grey's Anatomy' Admits 'Friday Night Lights' Alum". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 17, 2012.
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