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Charles in Charge is an American sitcom series starring Scott Baio as Charles, a 19-year-old student at the fictional Copeland College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, who worked as a live-in babysitter in exchange for room and board. Baio directed many episodes of the show, and was credited with his full name, Scott Vincent Baio.

It was first broadcast on CBS from October 3, 1984 to April 3, 1985, when it was cancelled due to a struggle in the Nielsen ratings. It then had a more successful first-run syndication run from January 3, 1987 to November 10, 1990, as 126 original episodes were aired in total. The show was produced by Al Burton Productions and Scholastic Productions in association with Universal Television, and distributed by NBCUniversal Television Distribution and New Line Cinema Corporation.

  1. Michael Jacobs


Series Cast

  1. Scott Baio as Charles

    Scott Baio


    126 Episodes

  2. Willie Aames as Buddy Lembeck

    Willie Aames

    Buddy Lembeck

    126 Episodes

  3. Nicole Eggert as Jamie Powell

    Nicole Eggert

    Jamie Powell

    104 Episodes

  4. Josie Davis as Sarah Powell

    Josie Davis

    Sarah Powell

    104 Episodes

  5. Alexander Polinsky as Adam Powell

    Alexander Polinsky

    Adam Powell

    104 Episodes

  6. James T. Callahan as Walter Powell

    James T. Callahan

    Walter Powell

    104 Episodes

  7. Ellen Travolta as Lillian

    Ellen Travolta


    79 Episodes

  8. Sandra Kerns as Ellen Powell

    Sandra Kerns

    Ellen Powell

    52 Episodes

  9. Jennifer Runyon as Gwendolyn Pierce

    Jennifer Runyon

    Gwendolyn Pierce

    24 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 5

1989 • 26 Episodes

Season 5 of Charles in Charge premiered on December 30, 1989.

Charles Be DeMille

(5x26, November 10, 1990) Season Finale

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Charles in Charge


Status Ended


Type Scripted

Original Language English


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