|Date of birth||April 12, 1936|
|Date of death||Oct 5, 2011|
|Origin||Mount Union, Kentucky, USA|
Charles L. Napier (April 12, 1936 – October 5, 2011) was an American actor, known for his portrayals of tough guys and military types.
After filming a trucker movie, Napier wrote articles and took pictures for Overdrive magazine for a few years until a major truck strike in 1973 sent him back to Hollywood. Napier was reduced to living in his car on a parking lot, and claims that one day a limo pulled up its driver said, "Are you Charles Napier? Mr. Hitchcock would like to see you." Napier was taken to Universal Studios to meet Alfred Hitchcock, and was placed under contract with Universal Studios.
In 1977, Napier was cast as frontier scout Luther Sprague in the six-episode NBC western television series, The Oregon Trail, with co-stars Rod Taylor, Andrew Stevens, Tony Becker, and Darleen Carr.
His last film role was in the 2009 comedy The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard opposite Jeremy Piven and James Brolin.
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