BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Baltimore native Josh Charles returned home this weekend to take in the Ravens game. It’s something the “Good Wife” actor does a lot.

Mary Bubala reports that like so many of us, he’s an obsessed football fan.

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Actor Josh Charles mingled with the crowd before the Ravens game. He looks like the Emmy-nominated actor that he is until you get a closer look and you see his true color: purple — a Ravens patch on his arm.

“Years ago I once turned a movie down because they wanted to shoot on Sundays and the Ravens weren’t even very good at that point so that will give you an idea of how big of a Ravens fan I am,” Charles said.

Sunday night, Charles spent some time on the sidelines– a thrill for the actor, who comes to Baltimore for almost all the Ravens home games.

“The Ravens winning sadly affects my emotional state more than it probably should considering I just turned 40,” Charles said.

Charles marked that milestone on CBS’ “The Talk” earlier this month. And his passion for the purple birds was part of his gift: a Ravens football signed by Coach John Harbaugh, Joe Flacco and Ed Reed.

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Charles also got 40 Berger cookies. And this weekend, he celebrated with his family in Baltimore, including one of our own who just had a big birthday!

“My cousin Ron Matz,” Charles said.

“My cousin Josh Charles,” Matz responded.

Ages “65, 40–look what I have to look forward to,” Charles said with a laugh.

“It’s not a pretty picture, is it?” Matz responded.

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