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Charles Cyphers Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 1, 0001
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Specializing in middle-aged characters even in his twenties, American actor Charles Cyphers has been a familiar face on the TV-movie landscape since the early '70s. Cyphers was particularly well served by director [[Performer~P84225~John Carpenter~johncarpenter]], who cast the actor in [[Feature~V3126~Assault on Precinct 13~assaultonprecinct13]] (1975), [[Feature~V21317~Halloween~halloween]] (1978), [[Feature~V18018~The Fog~thefog]] (1980), and [[Feature~V16035~Escape From New York~escapefromnewyork]] (1981). [[Performer~P84225~Carpenter~johncarpenter]] also featured Cyphers as Sam Phillips in the made-for-TV [[Feature~V15677~Elvis~elvis]] (1979). Perhaps it's coincidence, or perhaps a private joke between actor and director: Whatever the case, Cyphers' character names in his [[Performer~P84225~Carpenter~johncarpenter]] films are often lifted from real life. For example, he played Dan O'Bannon in [[Feature~V18018~The Fog~thefog]] (screenwriter [[Performer~P104783~O'Bannon~danobannon]] is [[Performer~P84225~Carpenter~johncarpenter]]'s most frequent collaborator) and Leigh Brackett in [[Feature~V21317~Halloween~halloween]] ([[Performer~P82718~Brackett~leighbrackett]], a female screenwriter, worked on such films as [[Feature~V41469~Rio Bravo~riobravo]], which [[Performer~P84225~Carpenter~johncarpenter]] remade as [[Feature~V3126~Assault on Precinct 13~assaultonprecinct13]]). On TV, Charles Cyphers was seen on The Betty White Show (1975), as Hugo Muncy, [[Performer~P75846~White~bettywhite]]'s cross-dressing stunt double. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi