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In Comeback Dad, Nima Babineaux (Tatyana Ali) looks like a woman who has it all – she is an accomplished pianist who runs her own music school and is engaged to Spence (Brad James), a successful engineer who adores her.  But, in truth, she has never recovered from her alcoholic father, Othell (Charles Dutton), walking out on their family and it has made it hard for her to truly trust anyone.  When Othell decides it is time to make amends and tries to reenter her life, Nima begins an emotional and eye-opening journey she could have never expected.  Loretta Devine stars as Malinda, Othell’s sister. The ensemble cast also includes Donna Brisco, Elizabeth Omilami, Ja’El Robertson, Takara Clark, E. Roger Mitchell, Todd Anthony and Palmer Williams, Jr.

A graduate of The Yale School of Drama, Charles S. Dutton has a career spanning theater, television and film, and is one of the few actors to earn Tony, Emmy® and Golden Globe nominations for the same role. He received multiple award nominations, including the Tony for Best Actor for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “The Piano Lesson.”  He was also nominated for an Emmy® Award and a Golden Globe for The Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of The Piano Lesson.

Charles starred in and executive produced the Fox comedy/drama “Roc,” produced by HBO, for which he received several NAACP Image Award nominations. He won Emmy’s® for his guest starring roles in “Without a Trace” and “The Practice.” He is a veteran of numerous feature films such as Aliens3, Menace II Society, A Low Down Dirty Shame, Cry, Beloved Country, A Time to Kill, Get on the Bus, Cookie’s Fortune, Gothika and the 2008 John Sayles feature Honeydripper.  Charles can be seen opposite Kevin Bacon in the FOX show “The Following” as FBI Director Franklin.  

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