Sizes

  • Height
    6′ 0″
  • Weight
    175 lbs
  • Gender
    Male
  • Eye Color
    Brown
  • Hair Color
    Brown
  • Coat Size
    42 R
  • Shirt Size
    X Large
  • Neck Size
    16 x 33
  • Pant Size
    33 x 32
  • Shoe Size
    10 E
  • Hat Size
    7 1/2
  • Genres
    2nd Unit Director · Director · Stunt Coordinator

Charlie Picerni

Early in his career, Charlie Picerni excelled as a stuntman by doing many big stunts that caught the eye of Hal Needham and Ronnie Rondell. He worked on some of the biggest films of that time like “Tora Tora Tora”, “Tobruk” and “Che!”…this is what led him being asked to be one of the original members of Stunts Unlimited.

Charlie then moved up to stunt coordinating TV shows. He got his big break on “Starsky and Hutch”, he was the stunt coordinator and Paul Michael Glaser’s stunt double. Aaron Spelling and Duke Vincent saw what direction Charlie was heading in – “Directing”! He started second unit directing Starsky and Hutch and then moved up to directing episodes of Starsky.

He continued stunt coordinating and second unit directing such shows as “Kojak” and “Magnum PI”. He then started First Unit Directing Television for producers Aaron Spelling, Leonard Goldberg and Steven Cannell, for such shows as, “Tj Hooker”, “Matt Houston”, “Vegas”, “Hard Castle and McCormick”, “Hunter”, “Stingray”, “Finders of Lost Loves”, “A-Team”, “JJ Starbuck”, “Spencer for Hire”, “Blue Thunder”, “Gavilan” and HBO’s “Tales From the Crypt”.

At that time Charlie caught Warner Brothers producer Joel Silver’s eye. This led to second unit directing and stunt coordinating some of the biggest and most memorable action films ever made such as, “Die Hard” , “Die Hard 2”, “Road House”, “Lethal Weapon 2 & 3”, “Hudson Hawk”, “Christmas Vacation”, “The Last Boy Scout”, “Demolition Man”, “Ghost”, “Ricochet”, “Basic Instinct”, “Low Down Dirty Shame”, “True Romance”, “2 Days in the Valley”, “15 Minutes” and many more. Charlie also during this time directed multiple episodes on a TV series called “Seven Days” for Paramount studios.

Realizing he wanted to further his career as a Director, he studied at the “Beverly Hills Playhouse” in the master class for two years with Milton Katsales. In 2007, he Directed, Produced and co-wrote a feature film entitled “Three Days to Vegas”, starring “Peter Falk”, “Rip Torn” and “George Segal”. In 2010 Charlie Directed “Ayn Rand’s” “Night of January 16th” at the Odyssey Theatre to rave reviews!

While continuing to work in all avenues of the motion picture business, he is currently developing and writing his own project called “Spaghetti Park” which he will Produce and Direct. Spaghetti Park is about his own early life growing up in New York City and a tribute to his beloved Mother Lena!

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Feature Films

  First Unit Director

 Second Unit Director

  Stunt Coordinator

  Stunt Performer

  • Talk to the Animals (Short)
  • The Bleeding
  • Three Days to Vegas
  • Bloodrun
  • Quigley 2
  • Transit
  • Arthur
  • 15 Minutes
  • Double Team
  • Meet Wally Sparks
  • Maximum Risk
  • 2 Days in the Valley
  • Fair Game
  • The Walking Dead
  • Street Fighter
  • A Low Down Dirty Shame
  • I Love Trouble
  • Demolition Man
  • Father Hood
  • Loaded Weapon 1
  • Lethal Weapon 3
  • Basic Instinct
  • Ricochet
  • Hudson Hawk
  • Ghost
  • The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
  • Die Hard 2
  • National Lampoon’s
  • Christmas Vacation
  • Lethal Weapon 2
  • Road House
  • Quigley 2
  • The Darkness of the Road
  • Glass Jaw
  • Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (Additional Photography)
  • Getaway (Action Choreographer / Stunt Coordinator)
  • Transit
  • The Bleeding (Stunt Consultant)
  • Universal Soldier: Regeneration
  • 15 Minutes
  • Double Team
  • Meet Wally Sparks
  • Maximum Risk (Action Sequence Choreographer / Stunt Coordinator)
  • Days in the Valley
  • Fair Game
  • The Babysitter
  • The Walking Dead (Stunt Coordinator: Santa Paula)
  • Street Fighter
  • A Low Down Dirty Shame
  • Demolition Man
  • True Romance
  • Father Hood
  • Loaded Weapon 1
  • Lethal Weapon 3
  • Basic Instinct
  • The Last Boy Scout
  • Ricochet
  • Hudson Hawk
  • Ghost
  • The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
  • Die Hard 2
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • Lethal Weapon 2
  • Road House
  • Die Hard
  • The Private Eyes
  • The Prize Fighter
  • They Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way
  • Opening Night
  • Capone
  • The Spook Who Sat by the Door
  • F9 (Stunt driver)
  • Honest Thief (Stunt Driver)
  • Greenland (Stunt Driver)
  • Bad Boys for Life (Stunt driver)
  • 21 Bridges
  • Venom (Stunt Driver)
  • Roman J. Israel, Esq.
  • The Fate of the Furious (Stunt Driver)
  • Independence Day: Resurgence (Stunt Driver)
  • Nightcrawler
  • 22 Jump Street (Stunt Driver)
  • Need for Speed (Stunt Driver)
  • Rage (Stunt Driver)
  • Fantastic Four
  • Self/less
  • Prisoners (Stunt Driver)
  • Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (Stunt Driver)
  • Colombiana
  • Takers (Stunt Driver)
  • The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
  • Rush Hour 3
  • Evan Almighty
  • Deja Vu
  • El Padrino (Stunt Driver)
  • Paparazzi
  • Torque
  • Looney Tunes: Back in Action
  • Bad Boys II
  • xXx
  • Megiddo
  • Training Day
  • Jason X
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • The Follow (Short) (Stunt Driver)
  • Town & Country

FULL LIST ON IMDB

 

Television

  First Unit Director

  Second Unit Director

   Stunt Coordinator

   Stunt Performer

  • Seven Days (5 Episodes)
  • Tales from the Crypt (1 Episode)
  • J.J. Starbuck (1 episode)
  • Spenser: For Hire (1 episode)
  • Hunter (6 Episodes)
  • Stingray (2 Episodes)
  • Hardcastle and McCormick (2 Episodes)
  • Hollywood Beat (3 Episodes)
  • MacGruder and Loud (1 Episode)
  • Finder of Lost Loves (1 Episode)
  • Matt Houston (9 Episodes)
  • Blue Thunder (1 Episode)
  • T.J. Hooker (4 Episodes)
  • Gavilan (4 Episodes)
  • Strike Force (1 Episode)
  • Vega$ (3 Episodes)
  • Aloha Paradise (1 Episode)
  • Starsky and Hutch (2 Episodes)
  • Destiny (TV Movie)
  • Seven Days (17 Episodes)
  • Don King: Only in
  • America (TV Movie)
  • Dying to Belong (TV Movie)
  • Fifth Corner (4 Episodes)
  • Half Nelson (3 Episodes)
  • Knight Rider (1 Episode)
  • Hot Pursuit (1 Episode)
  • Gavilan (2 Episodes)
  • Rivkin: Bounty Hunter (TV Movie)
  • Starsky and Hutch (60 Episodes)
  • America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back (TV Series documentary) (1 Episode)
  • Destiny (TV Movie)
  • Movies for Guys Who Like Movies
  • Seven Days (22 Episodes)
  • Don King: Only in America (TV Movie)
  • The Fifth Corner (4 Episodes)
  • Tales from the Crypt (5 Episodes)
  • Knight Rider (1 Episode)
  • Partners in Crime (13 Episodes)
  • Hot Pursuit (1 Episode)
  • Gavilan (2 Episodes)
  • Magnum, P.I. (14 episodes)
  • Rivkin: Bounty Hunter (TV Movie)
    Casino (TV Movie)
  • When the Whistle Blows
  • The Contender (TV Mini-Series)
  • Starsky and Hutch (91 Episodes)
  • Kojak (58 Episodes)
  • Lucan (1 Episode)
  • Cover Girls (TV Movie)
  • Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (TV Movie)
  • Matt Helm (1 Episode)
  • Mannix (22 Episodes)
  • She Cried Murder (TV Movie)
  • The Most Deadly Game (13 Episodes)
  • SEAL Team (1 Episode)
  • S.W.A.T. (Stunt driver – 4 Episodes)
  • Ozark (1 episode)
  • 9-1-1 (Stunt driver – 3 Episodes)
  • Erase (TV Movie) (Stunt driver)
  • Civil (TV Movie) (Stunt driver)
  • Chernobyl: Zone of Exclusion (Stunt driver – 1 Episode)
  • The Son (1 Episode)
  • Criminal Minds:
  • Beyond Borders (TV Series) (1 Episode)
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Stunt driver – 3 Episodes)
  • Major Crimes (1 Episode)
  • Agent X (1 Episode)
  • The Player (Stunt driver – 1 Episode)
  • Intelligence (2 Episodes
  • Bonnie & Clyde (TV Mini-Series) (1 Episode)
  • Torchwood (4 Episodes)
  • Law & Order: LA (2 Episodes)
  • Criminal Minds ( 1 Episode)
    FULL LIST ON IMDB