Jack Charles, also known as Uncle Jack Charles, was an Aboriginal Australian stage and screen actor, known for his advocacy for Aboriginal people.
He was involved in establishing the first Indigenous theatre in Australia, co-founding Nindethana Theatre with Bob Maza in 1971.
His film credits include the Australian film The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978), among others, and more recently appeared in TV series Cleverman (2016) and Preppers (2021).
Jack Charles Parents: Who are Jack Charles parents?
Who are Jack Charles’s mother and father? Where are Jack Charles’s parents now?
Jack Charles was born in 1943 to a Bunurong mother and a Wiradjuri father.
Charles’ great-great-grandfather was a Djadjawurrung man, among the activists who resisted government policy at the Coranderrk reserve in Victoria in 1881.
Charles was a victim of the Australian Government’s forced assimilation programme which took him from his mother as an infant, and produced what is known as the Stolen Generations.