Mr Charles Allen
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Charles Allen studied psychology and began acting at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. From there he moved to Dallas, Texas, to commence working on establishing himself within the professional acting industry.
While in Dallas, he worked on numerous television commercials, stage productions, and small roles in films.
He also started writing and performing stand up comedy at the Dallas branch of the Improv Comedy Club.
After being accepted to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he moved to Los Angeles, California, to further his education in the craft of acting. However, instead of attending the Academy, in a last minute decision, he chose to study privately with nationally renowned acting coach Eric Morris.
After 16 years of study, he was awarded teaching credentials through the Morris program. As he continued his work with Morris, he co-founded a theatre company and did double duty as producer and light board technician for some of their productions.
He also continued performing stand-up comedy and eventually expanded his efforts by producing a monthly comedy show.
In addition, Charles performed in the award-winning radio production reading of Ralph Ellison's novel Invisible Man. That effort led to other opportunities within radio and eventually landed him a job voicing several characters in the video game Halo 3.
Charles has volunteered his talents within the Los Angeles Unified School District in an arts enhancement program developed by artist Hiro Yamagata.
Over the years, Allen has continued working in theatre, film, and television, and wrote, produced, and performed a one-man show. He joined the staff of QUT in 2008 as an acting lecturer in the Creative Industries Faculty.