Charles Napier

1936 - 2011

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Charles Lewis Napier (April 12, 1936 – October 5, 2011) was an American character actor known for playing supporting and occasional leading roles in television and films. He was frequently cast as police officers, soldiers, or authority figures, many of them villainous or corrupt. After leaving his Kentucky hometown to serve in the army, he graduated from college and worked as a sports coach and art teacher before settling on acting as a career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Napier has received more than 21,919 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles Napier is the 1,662nd most popular actor (down from 1,311th in 2019), the 2,925th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,402nd in 2019) and the 819th most popular American Actor.

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  • 24

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  • 3.33

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  • 3.36

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Among actors, Charles Napier ranks 1,662 out of 10,030Before him are Bill Duke, Massimo Troisi, Tony Jaa, Elizabeth McGovern, Daliah Lavi, and Frances de la Tour. After him are Lupe Vélez, Divine, Luis Mariano, Stefanie Powers, Trevor Howard, and Yevgeny Vakhtangov.

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Among people born in 1936, Charles Napier ranks 164Before him are Edén Pastora, Robert Langlands, Vyacheslav Kebich, Canaan Banana, Bobby Darin, and Glenn Murcutt. After him are W. D. Hamilton, Gabriel Matzneff, Jan Gehl, Ziaur Rahman, Norma Aleandro, and Hazem El Beblawi. Among people deceased in 2011, Charles Napier ranks 115Before him are Hidemaro Watanabe, Paul Baran, Nikolai Andrianov, Christopher Hitchens, Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Hohenberg, and María Mercader. After him are Édouard Glissant, Eliyahu M. Goldratt, María Elena Walsh, Lidia Gueiler Tejada, Jesús María Pereda, and Farley Granger.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Napier ranks 2,925 out of 15,968Before him are Bobby Darin (1936), Dorothy Gibson (1889), Bill Duke (1943), Helen Parkhurst (1886), Elizabeth McGovern (1961), and Seymour Martin Lipset (1922). After him are Ellen Church (1904), Scott Carpenter (1925), Divine (1945), Don McLean (1945), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919), and Stefanie Powers (1942).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Charles Napier ranks 819Before him are Liev Schreiber (1967), Barbara Bain (1931), Dorothy Dandridge (1922), Dorothy Gibson (1889), Bill Duke (1943), and Elizabeth McGovern (1961). After him are Divine (1945), Stefanie Powers (1942), Erika Eleniak (1969), Bo Derek (1956), Maria Bello (1967), and Harold Sakata (1920).

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