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Charles Haid
Charles Maurice Haid III

(1943-06-02) June 2, 1943 (age 80)
Occupation(s)Actor, director
Years active1973–present
(m. 1975; div. 1984)

(m. 1985; div. 1988)

Elisabeth Harmon-Haid
(m. 1992)

Charles Maurice Haid III (born June 2, 1943) is an American actor and television director, with notable work in both movies and television.[1] He is best known for his portrayal of Officer Andy Renko in Hill Street Blues.

Formative years

Haid was born in San Francisco, the son of Grace Marian (née Folger) and Charles Maurice Haid Jr. He is of Dutch (original last name Van Heidt) and Irish descent[2] 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.[citation needed]


Haid's acting credits include the 1976/1977 series Delvecchio as Sgt. Paul Schonski, the 1980s series Hill Street Blues as Officer Andy Renko, and the 1980 movie Altered States as Dr. Mason Parrish. In 1984, Haid was cast as "The Fatman" (or just "Fats")[3] in the never released movie The House of God.[citation needed]

In 2004–05, he 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 had 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.[citation needed]

His directing credits include an episode of ER that earned him a Directors Guild Award and nominations for the TV movie Buffalo Soldiers and an episode of NYPD Blue. He was a regular director on the FX series Nip/Tuck. He also directed for the FX series Sons of Anarchy and AMC's Breaking Bad. He was a regular director for the CBS series Criminal Minds, for which he also portrayed serial killer Randall Garner (a.k.a. "The Fisher King").[citation needed]

Selected filmography


  1. ^ Willis, John (1973). Theatre World 1971-1972 Season. Vol. 28. Crown Publishers. p. 238. ISBN 0-517-500965.
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  3. ^ The House of God at the Literature, Arts and Medicine Database of NYU.