Charles Parnell (actor)

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Parnell at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con.

Charles Parnell is an American actor best known for being the second actor to portray Police Chief Derek Frye on All My Children and for playing the role of Master Chief Russ Jeter on the TNT show The Last Ship. Parnell took over the role of Frye, previously played by actor William Christian. He joined the cast of the show on September 8, 2005, and made his final appearance on September 24, 2007. Parnell also provides the voice of Jefferson Twilight on Cartoon Network's The Venture Bros.


Before taking the role of Derek Frye, Parnell played Achilles in "Iphigeneia at Aulis", a play by Euripides translated and adapted by Kenneth Cavander at the Yale Repertory Theater in New Haven, Connecticut.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Hack Officer Episode: "A Dangerous Game"
2004 Law & Order A.U.S.A. Mike Warner Episode: "All in the Family"
2004–2018 The Venture Bros. Jefferson Twilight, Mister 1, Mandalay (voices) 14 episodes
2005 Without a Trace Nuru Episode: "Showdown"
2005–2008 All My Children Derek Frye 79 episodes
2008 CSI: Miami FBI Agent Jacobs Episode: "Gone Baby Gone"
Crash Sean Adams 4 episodes
Bones Captain Blake Episode: "The Passenger in the Oven"
2009 90210 Franklin Whitley Episode: "Hello, Goodbye, Amen"
Lie to Me Major Harris Episode: "Moral Waiver"
NCIS Marine Colonel Dick Jestern Episode: "Reunion"
CSI: Miami Gavin Webb Episode: "Bad Seed"
2010 The Forgotten Man Episode: "Designer Jane"
Dan Freeman Episode: "Living Doe"
2011 Fringe Dr. James Falcon Episode: "Reciprocity"
2012–2015 North Woods Law Narrator 12 episodes
2013 Longmire Agent Stanley Episode: "Unquiet Mind'
2014 Constantine Nommo Episode: "A Feast of Friends"
2014–2018 The Last Ship CMDCM Russ Jeter, USN 46 episodes
2016 Better Things Ned Episode: "Duke's Chorus"
2020 Briarpatch Cyrus 7 episodes


Year Title Role
2005 The Warriors Masai
2007 Manhunt 2 The Legion
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV The Crowd of Liberty City
2013 Grand Theft Auto V The Local Population
2014 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Additional Voices
The Crew Harry
2017 Mass Effect: Andromeda August Bradley
2020 Avengers Nick Fury, Senator


Not yet released Denotes works that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Mind the Gap John McCabe
2006 Everyone's Hero Additional Voices
2007 The Education of Charlie Banks Asst. DA Worsheck
2008 Diminished Capacity Merkel Guard #2
2009 Mississippi Damned Willie Roy
2011 Pariah Arthur
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction CIA Director
2018 A Million Little Pieces Miles Davis
2022 Top Gun: Maverick Rear Admiral Solomon "Warlock" Bates
Spiderhead Knowles
2023 Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One Not yet released


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