Charles started acting in school plays and local theater productions. He attended college majoring in Communications and Theater and was the Director's Assistant at Oral Roberts TV Productions, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
During the early 1980's, Charles worked as a cameraman, set and lighting designer for WTNH-TV New Haven, Connecticut. Productions included: The Miss Connecticut Pageant, The Phil Donahue Show, Connecticut Boxing Association fights.
Charles then moved on to become the Executive Producer/Director for 4 cable TV production studios in Andover, Massachusetts. He produced, directed and edited programs, commercials, music videos and theater stage productions. He was an original member of the Harvard Square Scriptwriters. Most notably, Charles scripted, produced, directed, edited and provided voice over for a documentary on the plight of Leatherback Sea Turtles which was distributed to Sea Aquariums worldwide.
Charles has composed music since the early 1990's for film scoring and sountracks.
Charles teamed up with renowned acting coach, John Pallotta as Director of Photography during which time he produced student demo videos. Charles also was the Director of Photography/Editor for TrueDMV Entertainments feature, "Gangsters."