Charles Andrew Gardner

Born and raised on Chicago's south side, actor, producer, teaching artist and SAG-
AFTRA Chicago Local President Charles Andrew Gardner has a passion for illuminating the stories of the under represented. Over the past decade Charles has a become an avid arts education advocate, teaching and mentoring with Dime Child, After School Matters, HHW, Steppenwolf, Goodman Theatre, and Timeline Theatre, through which he has reached thousands of Chicagoland students. On-camera credits include television shows The Chi and Chicago PD; feature films Olympia (2018 LA Film Fest and
Chicago International Film Fest Official Selections), Noise and Color, Every 21 Seconds, and Holding On; as well as multiple national commercials for brands including Hyundai, Liberty Mutual, Ford, and AT&T. Voice-over credits include Pepsi Co. McDonald’s, Comcast, Walmart, and Dunkin' Donuts. Charles is an Artistic Associate with Timeline Theatre Company where he has appeared in Paradise Blue (BTAA
nomination for Best Featured Actor) and My Kind of Town (BTAA nomination for Best Actor) for which Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune named him one of 2012s “Hot New Faces to Watch”. Other Chicago theatre credits include Objects in the Mirror, Stop.Reset.(us), and Buzzer(us) at Goodman Theatre; How Long Will I Cry at Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Macbeth and Othello at The Suitcase Shakespeare
Company; The Great Fire(us) at Lookingglass Theatre Company and Spectacle Lunatique at Redmoon Theater. He received his BFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University, and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity Association. In addition to his work on stage and in front of the camera, Charles is Vice President of Creative Cypher and sits on the Associate Producer’s Board at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Charlesandrewgardner.com