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Former resident helps determine top actors, films
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:30 PM

If you turn the tube to TNT or TBS at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, you will get a little hometown flavor during the Screen Actors Guild Awards, compliments of Charles Peak, a Harrison High School graduate, Georgia businessman, and Hollywood actor.

Peak, who has played a cop, drunk, and priest, is a member of the committee that determines the five candidates in each acting category before the voting is turned over to the 145,000-member Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

The 1961 Harrison graduate has had several TV roles, including his portrayal of a pilot in Reggie’s Wild Ride, Father Simon in The Shooters, police officer in Pride of JH, boozer in Drug Education, and grandpa in Davy’s Song.

He also has appeared in commercials for Fifth-Third Bank, Golden Corral, and HC of America.

Peak’s stage experience includes Tri-County Players, Stable Players, Latonia Theatre, On Stage and Out Proud. He has taken on the roles of milkman, an SS officer, lead role of Waldo in Wonderful Waldo, and Charlie in the smash hit On Golden Pond.

The former E-Town resident also is the uncle of Tony, Troy and John Brown, three members of the local country and rock Ridge Runner band.

The Guild was established in 1933. Since 1995, the Guild awards have been indicators of success at the Academy Awards.