Charles In Charge Actors

6 min read Jul 08, 2024
Charles In Charge Actors

The Cast of "Charles in Charge": Where Are They Now?

"Charles in Charge" was a popular sitcom that aired from 1984 to 1990, following the adventures of a college student named Charles who becomes the live-in nanny for three kids. The show featured a talented ensemble cast, many of whom went on to successful careers in the entertainment industry. Here's a look at what the actors from "Charles in Charge" are doing today.

Scott Baio (Charles "Chachi" Arcola)

Scott Baio was already a household name thanks to his role as Chachi Arcola on "Happy Days" when he landed the lead role in "Charles in Charge". Following the series, he continued to act in television and film, starring in projects like "Diagnosis Murder" and "The Nanny." He also hosted his own talk show, "Scott Baio is 45...and Single" and directed several episodes of "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch". More recently, he has appeared on reality shows like "Dancing with the Stars" and "Celebrity Wife Swap".

Nicole Eggert (Jamie Powell)

Nicole Eggert played Jamie Powell, the eldest of the three children in the show. She continued to work steadily in television, appearing in shows like "Baywatch" and "Step by Step." She also had a recurring role in the film "The Kissing Booth" franchise. Eggert has also been involved in various entrepreneurial endeavors, including a line of swimwear.

Alexander Polinsky (Buddy Powell)

Alexander Polinsky played the middle child, Buddy Powell. He appeared in a few other television shows after "Charles in Charge" but ultimately chose to pursue a career outside of acting. He is now a successful businessman and is married with children.

Willie Aames (Buddy Powell)

Willie Aames played Buddy Powell, the middle child, in the first season of the show. He was replaced by Alexander Polinsky for the remainder of the series. Aames had previously found fame on "Eight is Enough" and went on to have a successful career in television, including roles in "The Newhart Show" and "Diff'rent Strokes". He later returned to acting in guest appearances on shows like "Boy Meets World" and "The Young and the Restless" and most recently appeared on the reality show "The Surreal Life".

Beth Broderick (Ellen Powell)

Beth Broderick played Ellen Powell, the mother of the children. She continued to act in television and film, with notable roles in "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" and "The Practice." Broderick has also appeared on Broadway.

Robert "Bobby" Diamond (Roger Powell)

Robert "Bobby" Diamond played Roger Powell, the father of the children. After "Charles in Charge", he continued to act in television and film, with roles in shows like "Party of Five" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". He also had a recurring role on the daytime soap opera "General Hospital".

Other notable actors

In addition to the main cast, "Charles in Charge" also featured a number of other notable actors in guest roles, including:

  • Susan Sullivan ("Falcon Crest")
  • Tim Curry ("The Rocky Horror Picture Show")
  • David Hasselhoff ("Baywatch")
  • William Shatner ("Star Trek")

"Charles in Charge" remains a popular sitcom, and the cast members are still fondly remembered for their roles on the show. While their paths have taken them in different directions, they all contributed to the show's success and are part of television history.