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 Siblings: Meet Brother Archie Charles
Who are Jack Charles’s brothers and sisters?
Archie Charles is the only brother of Australian stage and screen actor, Jack Charles.
Jack Charles was born in 1943 to a Bunurong mother and 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.