Charley Scalies

Charley Scalies

Charley is best known for his work in "The Wire" (2003) and "The Sopranos" (2004)Charley grew up over his father's pool hall in South Philadelphia. Too young to "shoot stick" - he could barely reach the tables at 7 years old - he entertained the pool hall regulars with Al Jolson impressions and jokes he had overhe... Show more »
Charley is best known for his work in "The Wire" (2003) and "The Sopranos" (2004)Charley grew up over his father's pool hall in South Philadelphia. Too young to "shoot stick" - he could barely reach the tables at 7 years old - he entertained the pool hall regulars with Al Jolson impressions and jokes he had overheard them tell one another. During his high school and college years, while South Philly was producing the likes of Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Chubby Checker and Fabian, Charley and a friend formed a comedy act and played every Beef and Beer they could find.Shortly after graduating from St. Joseph's College (now University), Charley married Angeline, took a "regular job" and, together, they happily set out to create and raise five children. After a 20 year hiatus, Charley returned to acting when he was cast as a principle in the Al Pacino film, "Two Bits". Since then, he has had principle roles in four feature films, four Indie shorts, three network TV series and two, iconic HBO series, "The Wire" and "The Sopranos", along with TV and radio commercials. He still leaves time to pursue interesting opportunities in local theatrical productions and honing his "stand-up" routine - just in case. Show less «