Charles Haid

Actor, Director, Producer
This burly character player of stage, screen, and TV is best known as Officer Andy Renko on Steven Bochco's acclaimed and innovative police drama "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1981-87). Haid effectively embodied a ... Read more »
Born: 06/02/1943 in Palo Alto, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (56)

Home on the Range 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Lucky Jack (Actor)

The Division 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Citizen Baines 1988 - 1991, 1993 - 1997, 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1988 - 1991, 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Third Miracle 1999 (Movie)

Bishop Cahill (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1988 - 1991, 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Storyville 1992 (Movie)

Abe Choate (Actor)

Fire and Rain 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Night Breed 1990 (Movie)

Captain Eigerman (Actor)

The Revenge of Al Capone 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Cop 1988 (Movie)

Whitey Haines (Actor)

Fort Figueroa 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rescue 1988 (Movie)

Commander Howard (Actor)

Hill Street Blues 1980 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Best of Farm Aid: An American Event 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XV 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XVI 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Divorce Wars 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Working 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Scalpels 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Altered States 1980 (Movie)

Mason Parrish (Actor)

Oliver's Story 1978 (Movie)

Stephen Simpson (Actor)

The House of God 1978 (Movie)

Fats (Actor)

Who'll Stop the Rain? 1978 (Movie)

Eddy (Actor)

Delvecchio 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Choirboys 1976 (Movie)

Sergeant Nick Yanov (Actor)

Kate McShane 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

A Deadly Silence (TV Show)

Actor

A Death in Canaan (TV Show)

Actor

Broken Trust (TV Show)

Actor

Children in the Crossfire (TV Show)

Actor

Code of Vengeance (TV Show)

Actor

Cooperstown (TV Show)

Actor

Deathmoon (TV Show)

Actor

Fire and Rain (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

For Their Own Good (TV Show)

Actor

Foster and Laurie (TV Show)

Actor

Freeze Frame (TV Show)

Actor

Kate McShane (TV Show)

Actor

Remember When (TV Show)

Actor

Six Against the Rock (TV Show)

Actor

The Bastard (TV Show)

Actor

The Fire Next Time (TV Show)

Actor

Things in Their Season (TV Show)

Actor

Twirl (TV Show)

Actor

Weekend War (TV Show)

Actor

Willie Nelson's Picnic (TV Show)

Actor
Director (18)

The Defenders 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Breaking Bad 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

ER 2002 - 2003, 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Nip/Tuck 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Big Apple 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Buddy Faro 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Doogie Howser, M.D. 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

High Incident 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Murder One 1988 - 1991, 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Presidio Med 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Sherman Oaks 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

L.A. Law 1988 - 1991, 1993 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Buffalo Soldiers (TNT) 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Director

Iron Will 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Life is Ruff (TV Show)

Director

Riders of the Purple Sage (TV Show)

Director

The Nightman (TV Show)

Director
Producer (4)

The Court 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Cop Rock 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Producer

Flying Blind 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Producer

Square Dance 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

This burly character player of stage, screen, and TV is best known as Officer Andy Renko on Steven Bochco's acclaimed and innovative police drama "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1981-87). Haid effectively embodied a short-tempered but basically sympathetic good ol' boy uneasily adjusting to being a cop in a large city. He has tended to fare well playing Southerners and working class professionals. Haid has also worked as a TV producer and director. In the former capacity, he oversaw one of Bochco's more notable failures--the musical cop show "Cop Rock" (ABC, 1990). As a director, he frequently helmed episodes of several Bochco shows including "Doogie Howser, M.D.", "L.A. Law" and "NYPD Blue". Haid segued to feature direction with "Iron Will" (1994), a rugged adventure set in the 1917 about a dog-sled marathon.

Relationships

Arcadia Haid

Daughter
mother, Penelope Windust

Brittany Haid

Daughter
born in July 1976 mother, Penelope Windust

Deborah Richter

Wife
married on February 15, 1985

Penelope Windust

Wife
divorced in 1983

EDUCATION

Carnegie Institute of Technology

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania
school name changed to Carnegie-Mellon University

Milestones

2003

Directed an episode of the ABC drama "Karen Sisco"

2001

Helmed the pilot for the CBS series "Big Apple"; also served as an co-executive producer of the series

2000

Directed the CBS miniseries "Sally Hemings: An American Scandal"

1999

Had rare acting role in a feature an ambitious bishop in "The Third Miracle"

1997

Helmed the TNT original "Buffalo Soldiers"

1996

Directed pilot and episodes of "High Incident", an ABC police drama

1995

Directed pilot of Bochco's "Murder One" (ABC); earned Emmy nomination

1994

Feature directing debut, "Iron Will", a period adventure about a dog-sled marathon

1992

TV-movie directing debut, "In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion"

1990

Served as a producer and occasional director on the short-lived musical cop show, "Cop Rock"

1987

Feature producing debut as executive producer of "Square Dance/Home is Where the Heart Is"

1986

Hosted a PBS documentary/forum entitled "A Program for Vietnam Veterans . . . And Everyone Else Who Should Care"

1984

TV debut as a producer, "Children in the Crossfire", an NBC TV-movie dealing with conflicts in Ireland (also acted)

1981

Played signature role of Officer Andy Renko, a regular on the acclaimed police drama "Hill Street Blues" (produced by Stephen Bochco)

1977

Feature debut, "The Choirboys"

1976

Cast as a regular on "Delvecchio", a cop show

1975

Debut as a TV series regular, "Kate McShane", as the Jesuit priest brother of the lawyer protagonist

1974

TV-movie debut, "Things in Their Season", a CBS melodrama

1972

NY stage debut, "Elizabeth the First"

1970

Co-produced original NY production of "Godspell"

Attended high school with future music luminaries Grace Slick, Jerry Garcia, and Joan Baez

Acted with the American Conservatory Theater, the San Diego National Shakespeare Festival, the New York Shakespeare Festival, and the American Shakespeare Festival

Directed episodes of the ABC sitcom "Doogie Howser, M.D." (produced by Bochco)

Was co-executive producer of the short-lived CBS series "Buddy Faro"; also directed episodes

Began acting in college productions

Raised in a suburb of San Francisco

Had first big hit as producer of the musical "Godspell" which was then a friend's senior project in college

Served in the US Naval Submarine Corps stationed in Southeast Asia

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