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Charles Haid
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Personal details
Profession Motion picture actor and director
Years active 1973 to present
IMDb 0354024
Role Director
Seasons 1, 4, 9, & 15
First episode "Into That Good Night"
Last episode "Let It Snow"
Credits 7 episodes (see below)

Charles Haid, born June 2, 1943 in San Francisco, California, USA, is a motion picture actor and director. He is an episodic director for ER and helmed seven episodes across the series fifteen season run. He debuted with the first season episode "Into That Good Night" in 1994. He returned in 1995 to direct the later first season episode "Happy New Year". He returned to directed the fourth season episodes "Think Warm Thoughts" and "Family Practice" in 1998. He helmed the ninth season episodes "Insurrection" and "A Boy Falling Out of the Sky" in the 2002 to 2003 season. He returned a seventh and final time to direct the episode "Let It Snow" for the show's fifteenth and final season in 2008. He has also worked on the Wells Productions series Third Watch as a director and a recurring cast member. He is best known for his starring role as Officer Andrew Renko in Hill Street Blues.


Early life

Haid was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Grace Marian (née Folger) and Charles Maurice Haid, Jr. He 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 2004-2005 Haid played C. T. Finney, a corrupt New York police captain, on the sixth season of the NBC show Third Watch. Haid provided the voice of the one-legged rabbit "Lucky Jack" in the 2004 Disney animated film Home On The Range. Twenty years earlier, Haid voiced main character "Montgomery Moose" in the pilot episode of The Get Along Gang, produced by Nelvana. He was replaced by Sparky Marcus for the subsequent series.

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 is 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").



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