Charles Anthony Burks is an award-winning actor/writer/ comedian/professor. He received his MFA in Acting from Columbia University and his undergraduate degree a BA in Theater and Mathematics from The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, V.A.  He is a the Co-Coordinator of the Theatre Program/ Assistant Professor faculty member of the Borough of Manhattan Community College. He is also the creator and Artistic Director of Enigma Acting Conservatory. As a writer, he has written for The Dave Chappelle Show (Season 1), Rockefeller and an NEA Grant Recipient for Lyrics and Composing a Theaterworks USA Hip-Hop Musical called Hater High, OMG a Cyberbullying Story. As an actor, he has performed in The Bomb-itty of Errors on The West End of London (Ambassador’s Theater), Edinburgh Theater Festival (Best Ensemble Acting Award). Othello Remix off-Broadway (Westend Theater) Television Credits include: “The Chris Rock Show” (HBO), “The Sopranos” (HBO), “Hack” (CBS), “Home Court” (Nick-At-Night) and “Celebrity Deathmatch” (MTV).  Films include: “Get Rich or Die Tryin” (Columbia Pictures), “A Place Beyond The Pines,” “Theresa Is A Mother” (Cannes Film Festival), “Balk” (BAM Film Festival) and “For Love of The Game” (Sam Raime, Dir.). He currently resides in New Jersey with his wife and children.