Thursday, June 30, 2016

RIP Charles Briles

RIP Charles Briles

San Luis Obispo Tribune
June 30, 2016

Charles Briles Former TV and movie actor and stage director Charles "Chuck" Briles, formerly of Cambria, passed away at age 70 on June 12, 2016. Born in Gardena, Calif., Chuck was bitten by the acting bug at a young age. He performed as a teenager with the Kentwood Players of the Westchester Playhouse for several years; launching him on a professional acting career. Chuck performed in over 45 TV shows and movies. He was an original cast member of the popular television series "The Big Valley," playing Eugene Barkley, the youngest son of family matriarch Barbara Stanwyck. He also played a supporting role in the MGM Elvis Presley movie "The Trouble with Girls" in 1969. As an adult he turned his talent toward directing, winning many stage directing awards in Southern California. Chuck was also a highly successful writer, producer, and director of Industrial films for some 24 years with the Northrop Corporation of California. He was a talented, creative, and proud lifelong member of The Screen Actors Guild (SAG/AFTRA). He will be greatly missed by his family, colleagues, and friends. He is survived by his wife Kathy, of Orcutt, Calif.; his sister Carolyn Renno; sons Jason and Mike, and six grandchildren. A Celebration of his Life will take place this October in his beloved Cambria.

BRILES, Charles
Born: 12/17/1945, Gardena, California, U.S.A.
Died: 6/12/2016, San Luis Obispo, California, U.S.A.

Charles Briles westerns – actor:
The Big Valley (TV) – 1965-1966 (Eugene Barkley)
Gunfight in Abilene – 1967 (Dave Evers)
Bonanza (TV) – 1969, 1971 (Del Nagel, Billy)

1 comment:

  1. I got to know Chuck sometime before his death on a yahoo site for his character on the show, Will admit when he first came on I was not sure as I had been on another actors site and many people would come on and say they were him, But I knew something only the actor would know and when I asked no one ever came back with the right answer.

    So when Chuck came on I guess you could say I challenged him, he mentioned a few on the site to ask if it was him..

    We would email and he would tell us so many things about making a show or just about movie making in general...When he had a problem with not getting mail from the site he'd email me to go send him a note and it would work.

    Then I had to go to the hospital for an operation, he got my number from a girl, He called to see what was wrong, and that he cared about all his fans..

    After that till he passed. I would get a call every now and then.. and we talked about everything and I mean everything, even the things your told not to.

    He was a nice guy and was thankful for his fans. I do wished I could have met him in person.

    You did touch many hearts Chuck and you are missed.