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Charles "Charlie" P. Croughwell is a stuntman, stunt actor, and stunt coordinator who performed stunts in Star Trek: Insurrection.

Croughwells daughter Callie and his sons Cameron and Joshua Croughwell are also stunt performers. He is a close friend and regular stunt double for actor Michael J. Fox in most of his projects. In 2002 he was nominated for a Taurus World Stunt Award for best stunt coordination/ second unit direction for his work in Tim Burton's remake Planet of the Apes. Beside his stunt career he has also worked as stand-in for Michael J. Fox in most of his productions such as Family Ties (1984-1989), The American President (1996), and Spin City (1996-2001). Croughwell also works occasionally as a second unit director for films such as What Dreams May Come (1998) and Big Momma's House 2 (2006).

Among his stunt performing and stunt coordinating resume are films such as Back to the Future (1985, with Christopher Lloyd, Ivy Bethune, Sachi Parker, and stunts by Bernie Pock and Spiro Razatos), The Secret of my Succe$s (1987), Masters of the Universe (1987, with Frank Langella, Meg Foster, Robert Duncan McNeill, Anthony De Longis, Robert Towers, and stunts by Janet Brady, Tony Brubaker, Doc Charbonneau, and Clint Lilley), Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988), Vibes (1988), Back to the Future Part II & III (1989 and 1990, both with Christopher Lloyd), Doc Hollywood (1991, with Julie Warner), Hook (1991), Of Mice and Men (1992), Life with Mikey (1993, with David Huddleston), Greedy (1994, with Olivia d'Abo), Species (1995), The Frighteners (1996), Spawn (1997), Deep Impact (1998, with James Cromwell and Denise Crosby), The Cider House Rules (1999), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001), Men in Black II (2002, with Jack Kehler, Michael Bailey Smith, Mary Stein, Kevin Grevioux, Derek Mears, Gene LeBell, and stunts by Joni Avery, Richard L. Blackwell, Thomas DuPont, Ransom Gates, Gail Monian, and Tim Sitarz), Hulk (2003), Cursed (2005), Aeon Flux (2005), and Lions for Lambs (2007).

Croughwell has also performed stunts in television series such as Spin City (with Alan Ruck and Victoria Dillard) and has been featured in several film specials where he was interviewed in his position as stunt coordinator.

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