One of acting's more reliable performers from the 1970s through the early 1990s, Charles Siebert alternated between the live theater and film and television as both an actor and director. Born the eldest of four children in 1938 in Wisconsin, he started his career following journalism school at Marquette University and a stint in the U.S. Army in the 60s. After marrying his college sweetheart, Catherine Kilzer, he trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. They eventually returned to the United States with their English-born son, Christopher, and resided in New York City where two more children, Charles Andrew and Gillian, were born.
Following the death of his first wife Catherine in 1981, Charles re-married in 1986 to Kristine Leroux, a former real-estate executive, who added three children of her own to the family mix. Of his own three children, both Christopher and Charlie, Jr. now have careers in jazz music as headliners in the well-known band Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. Charles Sr. is now retired and living happily with his wife in the wine country of Northern California.