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Also Known As: Charles Maurice Haid, Charlie Haid Died:
Born: June 2, 1943 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Palo Alto, California, USA Profession: actor, director, producer

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This burly character player of stage, screen, and TV is best known as Officer Andy Renko on Steven Bochco's acclaimed and innovative police drama "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1981-87). Haid effectively embodied a short-tempered but basically sympathetic good ol' boy uneasily adjusting to being a cop in a large city. He has tended to fare well playing Southerners and working class professionals. Haid has also worked as a TV producer and director. In the former capacity, he oversaw one of Bochco's more notable failures--the musical cop show "Cop Rock" (ABC, 1990). As a director, he frequently helmed episodes of several Bochco shows including "Doogie Howser, M.D.", "L.A. Law" and "NYPD Blue". Haid segued to feature direction with "Iron Will" (1994), a rugged adventure set in the 1917 about a dog-sled marathon.

This burly character player of stage, screen, and TV is best known as Officer Andy Renko on Steven Bochco's acclaimed and innovative police drama "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1981-87). Haid effectively embodied a short-tempered but basically sympathetic good ol' boy uneasily adjusting to being a cop in a large city. He has tended to fare well playing Southerners and working class professionals. Haid has also worked as a TV producer and director. In the former capacity, he oversaw one of Bochco's more notable failures--the musical cop show "Cop Rock" (ABC, 1990). As a director, he frequently helmed episodes of several Bochco shows including "Doogie Howser, M.D.", "L.A. Law" and "NYPD Blue". Haid segued to feature direction with "Iron Will" (1994), a rugged adventure set in the 1917 about a dog-sled marathon.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Iron Will (1994) Director
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  Cooperstown (1993) Director
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  Nightman, The (1991) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Home on the Range (2004) Voice Of Lucky Jack
2.
 Third Miracle, The (1999) Bishop Cahill
3.
 Broken Trust (1995) Harold Ashley
4.
 Cooperstown (1993) Little Eddie Mcvee
5.
 Storyville (1992) Abe Choate
6.
 For Their Own Good (1992) Frank Souter
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 Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story, The (1990) Badham; Cowardly Lion
9.
 Nightbreed (1990) Captain Eigerman
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Raised in a suburb of San Francisco
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Attended high school with future music luminaries Grace Slick, Jerry Garcia, and Joan Baez
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Served in the US Naval Submarine Corps stationed in Southeast Asia
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Began acting in college productions
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Had first big hit as producer of the musical "Godspell" which was then a friend's senior project in college
1971:
Co-produced original NY production of "Godspell"
1972:
NY stage debut, "Elizabeth the First"
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Acted with the American Conservatory Theater, the San Diego National Shakespeare Festival, the New York Shakespeare Festival, and the American Shakespeare Festival
1974:
TV-movie debut, "Things in Their Season", a CBS melodrama
1975:
Debut as a TV series regular, "Kate McShane", as the Jesuit priest brother of the lawyer protagonist
1976:
Cast as a regular on "Delvecchio", a cop show
1977:
Feature debut, "The Choirboys"
1981:
Played signature role of Officer Andy Renko, a regular on the acclaimed police drama "Hill Street Blues" (produced by Stephen Bochco)
1984:
TV debut as a producer, "Children in the Crossfire", an NBC TV-movie dealing with conflicts in Ireland (also acted)
1986:
Hosted a PBS documentary/forum entitled "A Program for Vietnam Veterans . . . And Everyone Else Who Should Care"
1987:
Feature producing debut as executive producer of "Square Dance/Home is Where the Heart Is"
1990:
Served as a producer and occasional director on the short-lived musical cop show, "Cop Rock"
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Directed episodes of the ABC sitcom "Doogie Howser, M.D." (produced by Bochco)
1992:
TV-movie directing debut, "In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion"
1994:
Feature directing debut, "Iron Will", a period adventure about a dog-sled marathon
1995:
Directed pilot of Bochco's "Murder One" (ABC); earned Emmy nomination
1996:
Directed pilot and episodes of "High Incident", an ABC police drama
1997:
Helmed the TNT original "Buffalo Soldiers"
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Was co-executive producer of the short-lived CBS series "Buddy Faro"; also directed episodes
1999:
Had rare acting role in a feature an ambitious bishop in "The Third Miracle"
2000:
Directed the CBS miniseries "Sally Hemings: An American Scandal"
2001:
Helmed the pilot for the CBS series "Big Apple"; also served as an co-executive producer of the series
2003:
Directed an episode of the ABC drama "Karen Sisco"
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Education

Carnegie Institute of Technology: Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania -

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wife:
Penelope Windust. Actor. Divorced in 1983.
wife:
Deborah Richter. Actor. Married on February 15, 1985.

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daughter:
Arcadia Elizabeth Haid. Mother, Penelope Windust.
daughter:
Brittany Catherine Haid. Born in July 1976 mother, Penelope Windust.

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