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VFT:LA 11/2016 Guest Series event w/ Charles Haid, Director

Tue 15 Nov

Charles Haid is an American actor and director, with notable work in both movies and television. He is best known for his portrayal of Officer Andy Renko in Hill Street Blues.

Haid was born in San Francisco, California and attended Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University), where he met Steven Bochco. He was associate producer of the original stage production of Godspell in 1971, which was developed at CMU.

Haid's acting credits include the 1976/1977 police drama series Delvecchio as Sgt. Paul Schonski, the 1980s police drama series Hill Street Blues as Officer Andy Renko, and the 1980 movie Altered States as Dr. Mason Parrish. In 1984,

His directing credits include an episode of ER that earned him a Directors Guild Award, and DGA nominations for the TV movie Buffalo Soldiers and an episode of NYPD Blue. He has been nominated for four Emmy's including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for NYPD Blue and Murder One, and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Hill Street Blues.

He was a regular director on the FX series Nip/Tuck. He has also directed for the FX series Sons of Anarchy and AMC's Breaking Bad. He is a regular director for the CBS series Criminal Minds, for which he also portrayed serial killer Randall Garner (aka "The Fisher King").