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Charlie Picerni (born December 19, 1935; age 84) is a stunt performer and actor who played an LAPD officer in Season 1 of 24. He is a veteran stuntman who has been working since the 1960's.

Biography and career Edit

Charlie Picerni was born in Corona Queens, New York. He is the fourth of five children to Italian parents. After graduating from high school, Picerni worked in construction in Manhattan. After marrying his first wife, he decided to move to California to pursue a career in the movie and entertainment business.

Picerni started working as a stand-in, extra, and stunt double. After excelling in his stunt work, he became a stunt coordinator and second unit director. During his long career, Picerni has worked on films like Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, True Romance, Armageddon, and Venom, as well as TV shows like Starsky and Hutch, Vegas, Tales from the Crypt, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Ozark, and many others.

Picerni has two children, Chuck and Steve, that also work as stunt performers.

Role on 24 Edit

Picerni played an LAPD officer during Season 1 of 24. At the beginning of "Day 1: 4:00am-5:00am", he was driving Greg Penticoff to the Van Nuys Precinct and Jack Bauer pulled out at a junction in order to follow his car. Picerni was not credited for his appearance.

24 credits Edit

Selected filmography Edit

  • Venom (2018)
  • Nightcrawler (2014)
  • Deja Vu (2006)
  • xXx (2002)
  • Armageddon (1998)
  • Heat (1995)
  • The Last Boy Scout (1991)
  • Die Hard (1988)
  • TRON (1982)
  • The Blues Brothers (1980)
  • American Graffiti (1973)
  • The Boston Strangler (1968)
  • The Prize (1963)

Television appearances

  • Ozark (2019)
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014-2017)
  • Torchwood (2011)
  • Without a Trace (2002)
  • Mike Hammer, Private Eye (1997-1998)
  • Tales from the Crypt (1990-1992)
  • The A-Team (1984-1986)
  • Knight Rider (1983-1986)
  • Remington Steele (1983)
  • Cagney & Lacey (1982-1988)
  • Fantasy Island (1978-1982)
  • Charlie's Angels (1976-1981)
  • Starsky and Hutch (1975-1979)
  • Kojak (1973-1978)
  • Mission: Impossible (1969-1970)
  • Batman (1966-1968)
  • The Untouchables (1961-1963)

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