WJZ Sits Down With Baltimore Actor Josh Charles

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — More than four million Americans subscribe to People magazine and the latest issue highlights a local actor who’s made it big.

Mary Bubala reports Josh Charles is the star of CBS’ hit series “The Good Wife” and he gives a major shoutout to his hometown of Baltimore.

Charles is locked in a slow-burning love triangle on the show that viewers can’t seem to get enough of.  In this week’s issue of People, Charles shows millions of readers why he loves his hometown.  He showcases locations from the Inner Harbor to his favorite place to eat crabs to Edgar Allan Poe’s gravesite, whose poem inspired the name for Charles’ favorite football team, the Ravens.

“I love Baltimore.  It’s a place for me more than just the games to get away and see my family, chill and lay back,” Charles said.

He attended Baltimore School for the Arts and his film debut was in John Waters’ “Hairspray.”  But by far, his role as attorney Will Gardner in “The Good Wife” is garnering the most attention for Charles.  He’s now recognized wherever he goes.

“Most people are really nice and they’re just letting you know that they like the show and they are enjoying it.  That’s positive,” he said.  “They want to see what audiences respond to and what they are intrigued by and keep writing for it.”

Charles was tight-lipped about if we will ever see Will and Alicia get together.

That issue of People will be on newsstands Friday.

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  • Carole Grimsley

    The Good wife is my favorite show. a lotta law and a little soap. I amhappy to know one of our hometown boys mad good

  • Stef

    I love this show watch every episode!!!!

  • Jessica

    I had no idea he was from Baltimore! Love him and the show.

  • Katie

    Loved him in Dead Poet’s Society!

  • Tammie

    Im from Baltimore, I was born there 40 years ago. Moved away but still a Md girl. Its cool to find someone from Md acting. Jada Pinkett Smith is also from Md.
    I love the Good Wife show.

  • Kim

    i remember watching him in don’t tell mom the babysitter’s dead! i must’ve watched that movie a thousand times! i thought he was so cute!

  • ews

    i love him from dead poet’s society

  • Lauren

    I love The Good Wife, but had no clue he was from Baltimore! so fun!

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  • RS

    I remember first seeing Josh in Hairspray, and I liked him. Then I saw him in Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, and I was hoping that he would have a good career, because he seemed very talented. Nice to see him on a great show, with a great character. I’ve never watched the show, but I’ve heard great things about it, and I’m glad he still loves his hometown. Josh is alright in my book.

  • carole b

    love when someone from home makes it big time and he is great in The Good Wife – my favoite show on TV

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