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Charles grew up in North Haven, Connecticut. He was graduated cum laude from Williston Academy and received his B.A. in English from Yale University. In 1984, he started working on television, joining the writing staff of St. Elsewhere as a story editor for two seasons.
He is currently the showrunner and executive producer of the Netflix original series, Hemlock Grove.