• Gaius Charles is an actor born in 1983 in Manhattan, New York USA
• His net worth is estimated to be over $500,000
• He attended Carnegie Mellon University and obtained his MA degree in Religious Studies from Drew University
• He is most widely known for his role in the NBC drama series “Friday Night Lights”, ABC's “Grey’s Anatomy”, and NBC's “Aquarius”
• He is currently single and resides in Los Angeles, California

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Short Info

Date Of BirthMay 2, 1983
FactGraduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in drama. Also studied in Australia at NIDA (National Institute for Dramatic Arts).

Who is Gaius Charles?

Gaius Charles was born on 2 May 1983 under the birth sign of Taurus, in Manhattan, New York USA. He is an actor, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Brian ‘Smash’ Williams in the NBC drama series “Friday Night Lights”, playing Dr. Shane Ross in the ABC medical drama series “Grey’s Anatomy”, and featuring as Bunchy Carter in the NBC historical-drama series “Aquarius”.

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How rich is he, as of now? Gaius Charles Net Worth

His professional career started in 2006, and he has been an active member of the entertainment industry ever since, primarily known as a professional actor. So, if you ever wondered how rich Gaius Charles is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his net worth is over $500,000, accumulated through his successful career.

Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Education

Concerning his early life, Gaius spent his childhood divided between his hometown of New York City, and Teaneck, New Jersey. He holds American nationality and is of African-American ethnicity. Upon matriculation from Teaneck High School in 2001, Gaius enrolled into Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Fine Arts, from which he graduated with a BFA degree in Drama in 2005. Thereafter, he continued his education at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney, Australia, and then he attended Drew University, a private college in Madison, New Jersey, from where he obtained his MA degree in Religious Studies.

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Career Beginnings

Gaius developed his love for acting very early, and made his debut acting appearances while in Carnegie Mellon University, performing in such musical plays as “The Wild Party”, “Candide”, and their first all-black production – “Spunk”. Right after graduation, Gaius began pursuing his acting career professionally, and made his debut guest-starring as Carver in an episode of the NBC drama series “The Book Of Daniel” in 2006, after which he also guest-starred in the role of Jadon Odami in the episode “Fight” of the NBC crime drama series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in 2007.

Rise to Prominence: “Friday Night Lights”

Gaius’ first significant role came when he was chosen to play Brian ‘Smash’ Williams in the drama series “Friday Night Lights” (2006-08), aired on the NBC network, adding a considerable amount to his net worth and increasing enormously his popularity. Thereafter, he continued to seek other projects, and by the end of the decade had landed the role of Recruiter Brown in the 2009 war drama film “The Messenger”, starring alongside Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson, portrayed a CIA Officer alongside Angelina Jolie in the 2010 action thriller “Salt”, and starred as Max in John Luessenhop’s action crime thriller film “Takers”, also in 2010.

The early 2010s: “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Aquarius”

After guest-starring in such television series as “Pan Am”, “NCIS”, and “Necessary Roughness”, Gaius won the recurring role of Dr. Shane Ross in the ninth season of the ABC medical drama series “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2012. It became a main role in the following season, leading him to become recognized all over the world, and increasing his fortune by a large margin. When the filming of the series was ended, Gaius continued to line up successes, as he joined the regular cast of the NBC historical-drama series “Aquarius” (2015), portraying Bunchy Carter; however, it was canceled in the following year.

Recent Years

To speak further of his acting career, Gaius also played Paul Vogel in the 2015 docudrama thriller film “The Stanford Prison Experiment”, directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez, which was followed by his portrayal of John in the NBC action thriller series entitled “Taken” (2017), based on the film trilogy of the same name. During the same period, he also wrote, produced and directed his own short film “ShowRunner”, featuring Mitchell Lance Adams and Taylor Fance, and even guest-starred in such television series as “Six Guys One Car”, “Blindspot”, and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”.

Most recently, Gaius was selected to be featured as Rev. Andrew Carver in the comedy-drama series “God Friended Me”, which has been aired on the CBS network since 29 September 2019. So, his net worth is certainly still rising.

Personal Life: Is He Dating Someone? His Residence

If to talk about his personal life, Gaius Charles has managed to keep his private affairs very low key, though he is very popular. There is almost no information which can link with his current dating affair and girlfriend. So, he might just be looking for his perfect match to start dating. However, it is believed that he is single at the moment. Regarding his residence, Gaius currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

How old is he? Age, Appearance, and Vital Statistics

Speaking about Gaius Charles’ age, as mentioned he was born in 1983 and it makes him 36 years old. Regarding his appearance and physical attributes, he is apparently a handsome young guy, with short dark brown hair and dark brown colored eyes. He has a muscular body and stands at a height of 5ft 11ins (1.80m), while his weight and vital statistics have not be disclosed to the public yet.

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Social Media Presence

In addition to his involvement in the entertainment industry, Gaius Charles is also active as a member across many of the most popular social media sites, which he uses not only to promote his upcoming projects but also to post photos from his private life, and share various other content with his fan base. So, he runs his official Instagram account on which he has almost 21,000 followers, as well as his official Twitter account, having almost 110,000 followers. Moreover, Gaius also has his own Facebook page, but with only 2,000 likes.

General Info

Full NameGaius Charles
Date Of BirthMay 2, 1983
Height1.8 m
EducationTeaneck High School, Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, Carnegie Mellon University


MoviesBatman: Bad Blood, Takers, Salt, Toe to Toe, The Messenger
TV ShowsFriday Night Lights, Grey's Anatomy

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1God allows me to have all the fun as long as I give him all the glory...that's not a bad deal.


1Grew up in Alan Silvestri's childhood home.
2Was born in New York City and raised in Queens, New York and North Jersey.
3Graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in drama. Also studied in Australia at NIDA (National Institute for Dramatic Arts).




Taken2017TV SeriesJohn
Aquarius2015-2016TV SeriesBunchy Carter
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.2016TV SeriesRuben Mackenzie
Blindspot2016TV SeriesSgt. Charlie Napier
Batman: Bad Blood2016VideoBatwing Luke Fox (voice)
Drunk History2015TV SeriesMuhammad Ali
The Stanford Prison Experiment2015Paul Vogel
Grey's Anatomy2012-2014TV SeriesDr. Shane Ross
Necessary Roughness2012TV SeriesDamon Razor
NCIS2012TV SeriesBaltimore Detective Jason King
Pan Am2011TV SeriesJoe
Salt2010CIA Officer
Toe to Toe2009Kevin
The Messenger2009/IRecruiter Brown
Friday Night Lights2006-2008TV SeriesBrian 'Smash' Williams
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2007TV SeriesJadon Odami
The Book of Daniel2006TV SeriesCarver






ShowRunner2016Short executive producer


Steve Harvey2017TV SeriesHimself
EW Reunites2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Smash Williams

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself


Nominated Awards

2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearFriday Night Lights (2006)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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