I remember him best as the lead actor in the comedy/drama series Roc, but Charles S. Dutton is a seasoned award-winning actor and producer/director who has a career spanning theater, television and film.
On Saturday night, Houston was honored with Dutton’s presence and the outstanding performance of his critically acclaimed play, From Jail to Yale, Serving Time on Stage.
The play chronicles Dutton’s life story from the streets of Baltimore to the Yale School of Drama.
The performance took place at the University of Houston Cullen Performance Hall and was held in partnership with the U.S. Dream Academy and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
Founded by renowned gospel singer Wintley Phipps, the U.S. Dream Academy focus on impacting the lives of children with incarcerated parents and their children falling behind in school.
At the conclusion of the play, Dutton answered questions from the audience and later signed autographs and talked with fans at a private reception.
Some of Dutton’s many other credits include episodic appearances in House, The Sopranos and the HBO series Oz. He won Emmy’s for his guest-starring roles in Without a Trace and The Practice.