Joshua Aaron 'Josh' Charles (born September 15, 1971) is an American stage, film and television actor. He is best known for the roles of Daniel 'Dan' Rydell on Sports Night, Will Gardner on The Good Wife, and his early work as Knox Overstreet in Dead Poets Society. Charles was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Laura, a gossip columnist for The Baltimore Sun newspaper, and Allan Charles, an advertising executive. He began his career performing comedy at the age of nine. As a teenager, he spent several summers at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Center in New York, and attended the Baltimore School for the Arts. Charles is a fan of the Baltimore Orioles (baseball), Baltimore Ravens (American football) and Tottenham (soccer) teams.
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