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Gaius Charles stars as phenomenal running back Brian "Smash" Williams, in NBC's critically acclaimed drama "Friday Night Lights."
A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Charles received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama, and graduated magna cum laude. Until recently, he was more prominently recognized for his work in the theater including such credits as "Spunk" (CMU), "Candide" (CMU) and "The Wild Party" (CMU). He also appeared in the Princeton Shakespeare Festival productions of "Romeo and Juliet" as Mercutio, and "A Comedy of Errors."
Charles' additional stage performances include "The Clink" with the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in Sydney, Australia. He also wrote, performed and produced his one-man show, "Meet Me in Iraq." On television, Charles guest-starred in the NBC drama series, "The Book of Daniel."
Charles' has a variety of hobbies and a passion for public speaking, aviation, boxing, and writing.
Charles' birthday is May 2. He currently resides in Austin, Texas.