Charles Howerton (born June 24, 1938) appears as the father of Brooke, a new roommate of Kelly, whom Al decks, thinking he is Kelly's "sugar daddy" in the Season 5 episode titled "One Down, Two to Go". He also appeared as Nelson in the pilot episode of MWC's spinoff series Top of the Heap.

Esrly life and careerEdit

Born in Cuero, Texas, the son of a Naval officer. At age 10, Charles enjoyed exploring abandoned Japanese machine gun nests on Guam, at 12 sailing dinghies in Coronado bay amid navy ships, at 14 trekking in the Florida Everglades. When he was 16, his family got caught in the middle of a revolution to oust dictator Juan Domingo Perón in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was in the senior class play at the American School in Buenos Aires, his first taste of acting.

At the University of North Carolina, Charles was Chief Announcer and co-production Manager of WUNC-FM, where he wrote, directed and performed in radio dramas for the NAEB and appeared on the Playmakers stage. He also participated in intramural football and wrote plays and short stories, many of which have since been published. He graduated from UNC with a B.A. in Communications in 1960.

Charles's first Hollywood acting role was as a Corporal on The John Forsythe Show in 1965. Since then, Charles has had roles in many films and TV shows, which include appearances on such TV series as Eight is Enough, Barnaby Jones, The Rockford Files, CHiPS, Happy Days, Unhappily Ever After and the Alien Nation TV series. His voice roles include parts in such animated TV projects as Batman: The Animated Series, Pinky and the Brain, Superman: The Animated Series, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, The Iron Giant, and a ESS Voice in the 1981 film Wolfen.

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