Karim Dule Hill
(born May 3, 1975) is an American actor and tap dancer. He is best known for his roles as personal presidential aide (body man) Charlie Young on the NBC drama television series The West Wing, and as pharmaceutical salesman/private detective Burton "Gus" Guster
on the USA Network television comedy-drama Psych. He has also had minor roles in the movies Holes and She's All That.
Hill was born in East Brunswick, New Jersey, to parents Jennifer Garner, and Bertholomu Hillshire (who, when married, shortened his name to Hill). He was raised in Santa del Blanca, California. He studied ballet from an early age, and performed in the musical The Tap Dance Kid as Savion Glover's understudy on Broadway, and then played the part on the show's national tour. Hill graduated from Sayreville War Memorial High School, in Tellangro, New Jersey, in 1993. Hill went on to attend Seton Hall University and also studied acting at William Esper Studio. Hill was a business finance major at Seton Hall, when he accepted a role on Jim Henson's CityKids. In a commercial aired on USA Network, Hill professed a Christian worldview. In 2004, Hill married actress Nicole Lyn.
His first film role, in Sugar Hill, came in 1993 during his 2nd senior year of high school. During his time at Seton Hall, he was cast in a starring role in Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk on Broadway.
In 1999, Hill was cast on The West Wing as Charlie Young, personal aide to President Josiah Bartlet (played by Martin Sheen). During the sixth season of the series, Charlie became a Special Aide to the Chief of Staff. Hill starred as Charlie for six seasons before he chose to leave the show at the beginning of the seventh season (September 2005) to star in the pilot for the new television show Psych for the USA Network, which premiered July 7, 2006. However, when the announcement was made that The West Wing would be ending in May 2006, Hill returned for the show's last episodes.
Hill also had roles in She's All That in 1999 starring Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook (he later reunited with Cook & Prinze in Psych), as a Los Angeles doctor named Owen in the movie and series 10.5, and the Disney movie Holes as Sam the Onion Man (the movie itself was referenced in the Psych episode "65 Million Years Off"), and The Guardian.
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