The Kaleidoscope of Entertainment

Lights, camera, action! Get ready to be blown away by the glamorous, entertainment-packed world of Charles Dennis. He has mastered various trades with his innate storytelling skills and charming wit, whether as an author, actor, playwright, or filmmaker.

Balm of
Angels

An old Irish proverb says: “Forgiveness is the balm of angels.” Playwright Oliver Courtland and his director son, Rye, have been living together on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for years since his wife and Rye’s mother, actress Lydia Hammond, left them decades before and returned to her native England. Lydia subsequently married Oliver’s former writing partner, Alvin Spiegel. For the first time, Oliver and Rye together are working on a new Broadway production. Having great difficulty casting the female lead, neither dares suggest the perfect choice — Lydia — a name neither has spoken aloud in 45 years.

Journeying back and forth in time and two continents, Balm of Angels is a moving and often hilarious story of estrangement, reconciliation, and the perpetual minefields of love.

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Gleaming Accolades: Celebrating Dennis' Triumphs
Charles Dennis Storytelling

Charles Dennis’ visionary storytelling won him several accolades and critical acclaim. 2022 celebrated Charles Dennis personally as he clinched the Best Actor award for his role in the dramatic feature, “King Solomon’s Treasure.” The accolades continued to cascade, with his 2023 endeavor, “Deadly Draw,” earning the prestigious Audience Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast at the Riverside International Film Festival. Ulrika Vingsbo, Dennis’ better-half, won Best Actress for Deadly Draw at the Vegas Movie Awards.

ABOUT

Charles Dennis is a luminary in the entertainment industry, boasting an illustrious career that spans five decades. His journey began as a wordsmith, weaving captivating tales that transcend genres and eras. His portfolio of fourteen novels, including celebrated works like “Hollywood Raj,” “The Magiker,” and “Given the Crime,” stands as a testament to his storytelling finesse. Each creation is a journey into realms of love, mystery, and adventure, inviting readers to explore the depths of their imagination.

Beyond the written word, Charles ventured into acting, playwriting, and filmmaking, leaving an indelible imprint on the performing arts world. His theatrical and silver screen endeavors have charmed audiences, with his play “King Solomon’s Treasure” earning accolades on film and securing him the Best Actor Award at the Studio City Film Festival.

Dennis resides at El Rancho Del Navitas in Shadow Hills, California with his wife, publisher/actress/producer/, Ulrika Vingsbo,  and his step-son, Greyson.  Other residents of the ranch include Hercules, a thoroughbred; Olof and Shocky, two Fjords; Tammy,  a turtle; Tobasco,  a bearded dragon; and Sam and Zeus, two Boston Terriers.

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PREVIOUS FILMS

Step into the dazzling past with snippets from Charles Dennis’s previous cinematic wonders. Experience the magic of the big screen with clips from his award-winning movies, where each frame oozes with glamour, drama, and the art of storytelling.

CHICANERY
DEADLY DRAW
BARKING MAD
KING SOLOMON'S TREASURE
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SHOUTOUTS

Ulrika Vingsbo

Ulrika Vingsbo is Charles’ better half and the Chief Financial Officer of Foo Dog Productions. In addition to producing Charles Dennis’s movies, BARKING MAD and DEADLY DRAW, Ms. Vingsbo acted in both films and won Best Actress at the 2023 Vegas Movie Awards for her performance as Brita Blomstedt in DEADLY DRAW.

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston, an Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor, is celebrated for his transformative and compelling performances. However, he achieved widespread recognition and acclaim for his portrayal of Walter White in the groundbreaking series “Breaking Bad.” Cranston’s portrayal of the chemistry teacher turned methamphetamine manufacturer showcased his exceptional acting range and earned him multiple Emmy Awards. Beyond his television success, Cranston has seamlessly transitioned to the big screen, contributing to films like “Argo” and “Trumbo” with his trademark intensity and depth. He played Bryce Baxter in Charles Dennis’s 2007 comedy, HARD FOUR.

Brian Cox

Brian Cox, a distinguished Scottish actor, has enjoyed a prolific career spanning film, television, and theater. Renowned for his captivating performances, Cox has received critical acclaim for roles in iconic films such as “Braveheart” and “The Bourne Identity.” His versatility shines through in various genres, from historical epics to science fiction. Notably, his portrayal of media magnate Logan Roy in the television series “Succession” has earned him widespread acclaim and accolades, showcasing his enduring impact on the entertainment industry.

Ron Perlman

With his distinctive voice and commanding presence, Ron Perlman has become a beloved figure in the entertainment industry. Perlman is perhaps best known for his iconic role as Hellboy in Guillermo del Toro’s film adaptations of the comic book series. His extensive filmography also includes notable performances in “Pacific Rim,” “City of Lost Children,” and “Blade II.” Beyond his work in film, Perlman’s talents extend to television, where he gained acclaim for his role in the fantasy series “Beauty and the Beast” and the fan-favorite “Sons of Anarchy.” A versatile actor, Perlman continues to captivate audiences with his diverse and memorable roles.

Perlman co-starred with Charles Dennis in the animated TV series PHANTOM 2040.

Bruce Davison

Bruce Allen Davison is an American actor and director. He is well known for his starring role as Willard Stiles in the cult horror film Willard and his Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning performance in Longtime Companion, and as Thomas Semmes in the HBO film Vendetta.

Ed Begley

Ed Begley Jr. was born on 16 September 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for A Mighty Wind (2003), Pineapple Express (2008) and Whatever Works (2009). He has been married to Rachelle Carson-Begley since 23 August 2000. They have one child. He was previously married to Ingrid Taylor.

Begley played an alternate universe version of himself in Charles Dennis’s HARD FOUR.

Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Michael Lindsay-Hogg, 5th Baronet is an American-born television, film, music video, and theatre director. Beginning his career in British television, Lindsay-Hogg became a pioneer in music film production, directing promotional films for the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

After decades behind the camera, Lord Lindsay-Hogg made his acting debut as Charles Folly in Charles Dennis’s BARKING MAD.

Geoffrey Owens

Geoffrey Owens is an esteemed actor known for his versatile career in television, film, and theater. He gained widespread recognition for his role as Elvin Tibideaux on the hit sitcom “The Cosby Show.” Beyond his television success, Owens has showcased his acting prowess on stage and in films, earning him a well-deserved reputation in the entertainment industry.

Patty McCormack

Ms. McCormack is a long-time member of Charles Dennis’s rep company creating the role of Judge Joanie in the web series ATWILL AT LARGE and starring in the films CHICANERY, SHORTLY TO GO, BARKING MAD and DEADLY DRAW.

Fred Melamed

Fred Melamed is a distinguished actor recognized for his distinctive voice and memorable performances. His notable work includes roles in critically acclaimed films such as “A Serious Man” and “In a World…” Melamed’s ability to blend humor with nuanced character portrayals has made him a respected figure in both comedy and drama. He won for Best Supporting Actor at the 2023 Vegas Movie Awards as Whisper Wollinsky in Charles Dennis’s caper comedy, DEADLY DRAW.”

Spencer Garrett

Spencer Garrett is a seasoned actor with a diverse range of roles in both film and television. He has left a lasting impact with appearances in blockbuster films like “Public Enemies” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Garrett’s ability to seamlessly transition between genres has solidified his standing in the entertainment industry.

Colin Fox

Colin Fox, a respected Canadian actor, has built a notable career in both film and television. He is recognized for his roles in cult classics like “Tommy Boy” and his contributions to popular TV series like “Goosebumps.” Fox’s talent and extensive body of work have made him a recognizable and respected figure in the entertainment world.

Friends for over 50 years going back to Canada’s Stratford Festival, Fox co-starred with Charles Dennis in COVERGIRL and appeared in SHORTLY TO GO and DEADLY DRAW.

Loren Lester

Loren Lester is an accomplished actor known for his contributions to animation and live-action projects. He gained prominence as the voice of Robin in “Batman: The Animated Series” and has continued to showcase his talent in various TV series and films. Lester’s enduring impact on the entertainment industry is marked by his versatility and memorable performances.

Lester appeared in Charles Dennis’s movies CHICANERY and BARKING MAD.

Arthur Sarkissian

Arthur Sarkissian is a seasoned film producer known for his work on successful franchises like “Rush Hour.” His contributions to the film industry extend beyond producing, as he has played a key role in bringing entertaining and impactful stories to audiences worldwide.

Michael Swan

Michael Swan is a veteran actor recognized for his contributions to television soap operas. His portrayal of Duncan McKechnie on “As the World Turns” and other roles in popular series have earned him a dedicated fan base and established him as a notable figure in the soap opera genre.

Swan created the role of  Nelson Chadwick in Charles Dennis’s web series ATWILL AT LARGE and returned to the role in BARKING MAD.

Neil Dickson

Neil Dickson is an actor known for his work in both film and television. His performances in movies like “Biggles: Adventures in Time” and TV series such as “Murder, She Wrote” have showcased his versatility as an actor.

Dickson starred in Charles Dennis’s movies THE FAVOUR OF YOUR COMPANY and CHICANERY before he immortalized the role of Clive Atwill in the web series  ATWILL AT LARGE and the feature film BARKING MAD.

Jack Maxwell

Jack Maxwell is an actor and television host known for his work on the travel series “Booze Traveler.” His engaging and charismatic presence has made him a recognizable figure, particularly in the realm of travel and lifestyle television. He starred as Bobby Factor in Charles Dennis’s caper comedy, DEADLY DRAW.

Brent Huff

Brent Huff is an actor and filmmaker with a diverse range of roles in film and television. His contributions to projects like “The Righteous Apples” and “CSI: NY” showcase his versatility in the entertainment industry.

Huff is a long time member of Charles Dennis’s rep company having starred in ATWILL AT LARGE, CHICANERY, BARKING MAD and DEADLY DRAW.

Pete Sepenuk

Pete Sepenuk is an actor known for his work in various TV series, including “ER” and “The West Wing.” His versatile performances have contributed to the success of these shows and solidified his place in the world of television.

Sepenuk has made rare screen appearances in Charles Dennis’s CHICANERY and BARKING MAD.”

Charles Dennis

Charles Dennis is a luminary in the entertainment industry, boasting an illustrious career that spans five decades. His journey began as a wordsmith, weaving captivating tales that transcend genres and eras. His portfolio of fourteen novels, including celebrated works like “Hollywood Raj,” “The Magiker,” and “Given the Crime,”

Ulrika Vingsbo

Ulrika Vingsbo is Charles’ better half and the Chief Financial Officer of Foo Dog Productions. In addition to producing Charles Dennis’s movies, BARKING MAD and DEADLY DRAW, Ms. Vingsbo acted in both films and won Best Actress at the 2023 Vegas Movie Awards for her performance as Brita Blomstedt in DEADLY DRAW.

Bryan Cranston

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston gained widespread acclaim as Walter White in the groundbreaking series “Breaking Bad.” His versatility extends to the big screen with roles in “Argo” and “Trumbo,” showcasing his intense and dynamic performances.

Ron Perlman

Known for his distinctive voice and commanding presence, Ron Perlman has become a beloved figure in the entertainment industry. Famous for his portrayal of Hellboy, Perlman’s versatility shines in films like “Pacific Rim” and TV series like “Sons of Anarchy.”

Perlman co-starred with Charles Dennis in the animated TV series PHANTOM 2040.

Bruce Davison

Bruce Allen Davison is an American actor and director. He is well known for his starring role as Willard Stiles in the cult horror film Willard and his Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning performance in Longtime Companion, and as Thomas Semmes in the HBO film Vendetta.

Ed Begley

Ed Begley Jr. was born on 16 September 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for A Mighty Wind (2003), Pineapple Express (2008) and Whatever Works (2009). He has been married to Rachelle Carson-Begley since 23 August 2000. They have one child. He was previously married to Ingrid Taylor.

Begley played an alternate universe version of himself in Charles Dennis’s HARD FOUR.

Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Michael Lindsay-Hogg, 5th Baronet is an American-born television, film, music video, and theatre director. Beginning his career in British television, Lindsay-Hogg became a pioneer in music film production, directing promotional films for the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

After decades behind the camera, Lord Lindsay-Hogg made his acting debut as Charles Folly in Charles Dennis’s BARKING MAD.

Geoffrey Owens

Known for his role in “The Cosby Show,” Geoffrey Owens is a versatile actor with a rich career in television, film, and theater.

Brian Cox

Renowned Scottish actor Brian Cox has left an indelible mark in film, television, and theater. Notable for his roles in “Braveheart” and “The Bourne Identity,” he’s currently captivating audiences as Logan Roy in the acclaimed series “Succession.”

Patty McCormack

Ms. McCormack is a long-time member of Charles Dennis’s rep company creating the role of Judge Joanie in the web series ATWILL AT LARGE and starring in the films CHICANERY, SHORTLY TO GO, BARKING MAD and DEADLY DRAW.

Spencer Garrett

With roles in blockbuster films like “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Spencer Garrett is a versatile actor making a lasting impact in both film and television.

Fred Melamed

Recognized for his distinctive voice and memorable performances, Fred Melamed has left a lasting impact in both comedy and drama, starring in films like “A Serious Man.”

Loren Lester

Known as the voice of Robin in “Batman: The Animated Series,” Loren Lester has made significant contributions to animation and live-action projects.

Lester appeared in Charles Dennis’s movies CHICANERY and BARKING MAD.

Colin Fox

Friends for over 50 years going back to Canada’s Stratford Festival, Fox co-starred with Charles Dennis in COVERGIRL and appeared in SHORTLY TO GO and DEADLY DRAW.

Michael Swan

Veteran soap opera actor Michael Swan, known for his role in “As the World Turns,” has earned a dedicated fan base in the television industry.

Swan created the role of  Nelson Chadwick in Charles Dennis’s web series ATWILL AT LARGE and returned to the role in BARKING MAD.

Arthur Sarkissian

Film producer Arthur Sarkissian is celebrated for his work on successful franchises like “Rush Hour,” playing a key role in bringing entertaining stories to audiences worldwide.

Neil Dickson

Actor Neil Dickson has showcased his versatility in both film and television, with notable performances in movies like “Biggles: Adventures in Time.”

Dickson starred in Charles Dennis’s movies THE FAVOUR OF YOUR COMPANY and CHICANERY before he immortalized the role of Clive Atwill in the web series  ATWILL AT LARGE and the feature film BARKING MAD.

Jack Maxwell

Actor and TV host Jack Maxwell, known for “Booze Traveler,” has a charismatic presence, particularly in the travel and lifestyle television genre.

Brent Huff

Actor and filmmaker Brent Huff has a diverse range of roles in film and television, contributing to projects like “CSI: NY” and “The Righteous Apples.”

Huff is a long time member of Charles Dennis’s rep company having starred in ATWILL AT LARGE, CHICANERY, BARKING MAD and DEADLY DRAW.

Pete Sepenuk

Pete Sepenuk is an actor known for his work in various TV series, including “ER” and “The West Wing.” His versatile performances have contributed to the success of these shows and solidified his place in the world of television.

Sepenuk has made rare screen appearances in Charles Dennis’s CHICANERY and BARKING MAD.”

Charles Dennis

Charles Dennis is a luminary in the entertainment industry, boasting an illustrious career that spans five decades. His journey began as a wordsmith, weaving captivating tales that transcend genres and eras. His portfolio of fourteen novels, including celebrated works like “Hollywood Raj,” “The Magiker,” and “Given the Crime,”

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