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Biography and career Edit
Rodney Charters was born in 1948 in New Zealand. His father, a small town photographer, also worked filming 16mm dramas with his partner, Rowan Guthrie, and the New Plymouth Film Society. Charters himself starred in several of his father's dramas. Because of this, Charters was interested in film and photography from an early age, making his first film at the University of Auckland. The short film, which garnered much acclaim at the Sydney Film Festival, won Charters a place at the Royal College of Art in London.
After graduating, Charters worked briefly on commercials while still living in London. Eventually, he was chosen to work on documentaries in Toronto for a Canadian network, which led him to travel all around the world, from South America to the Soviet Union. His first dramatic work was in 1986, as a second unit camera operator on the film Youngblood. Since then, Charters has worked as a cinematographer in shows like Friday's Curse, Nash Bridges, and Alphas.
Charters also directed episodes of Roswell (with Clayne Crawford) and The Pretender (with Jon Gries and Patrick Bauchau) before joining 24. He worked on FOX show from 2001 to 2010. He also directed and worked cinematography on the Dallas revival. In 2014, he worked on a short film called Marked, as part of Sky Arts 1's 'Playhouse Presents', which was directed by Greg Ellis, and starred Kiefer Sutherland, Stephen Fry, & Kevin McNally.
24 credits Edit
- Pure 24 - Episode #1.9
- Charters provided DVD audio commentary for 22 deleted Season 2 scenes (with Jon Cassar).
- 24: On the Loose, Season 3 DVD
- Boys and Their Toys, Season 3 DVD
- Breaking Ground: Building the New CTU, Season 4 DVD
- Blood on the Tracks, Season 4 DVD
- Unsung Heroes: 24 Camera Department, Season 5 DVD
- Master Illusionists: 24's Special Effects Make-Up, Season 6 DVD
- Webcast Diaries, Season 6 DVD
- Making of 24: Redemption, 24: Redemption DVD
- Scenemakers, Episode 12 | 14 | 18
- Hour 19: The Ambush, Season 7 DVD
Show cameos Edit
- In Day 1: 9:00am-10:00am, he played one of the people who was waiting in the elevator with Ted Cofell when Jack Bauer set off the fire alarm.
- In Day 3: 12:00pm-1:00pm, Charters made an appearance on Stephen Saunders' computer screen, while he was trying to identify Arthur Rabens. He appeared on the second screen on the second row as third men.
- In Day 5: 9:00am-10:00am, Charters made an appearance on Edgar Stiles' computer screen, as a member of CTU's terrorist watch list.