Charlie Picerni has lived quite a life. He is a very accomplished self-made man from both a personal and professional standpoint. Corona Queens, New York is where Charlie started his life born to Italian parents. He has two children of his own from his first marriage. Growing up in the rough streets of New York, Charlie became familiar with life's realities from a very early age. He worked various jobs from a very young age.
From a construction worker to a Hollywood filmmaker, this man is truly a walking example of the classic rags to riches story. In Hollywood, Charlie started his career as a Stand-In. Then, he started doing Extra work. In time, he started to do stunt-doubling work for his older brother who has already made his unique mark in Hollywood. Charlie immediately fell in love with this work and moved his family to California. As his career progressed, Charlie excelled in his craft which led to him achieving great success as a Stuntman, then Stunt Coordinator, and finally Director in the business. He has directed for famous producers including Aaron Spelling, Steven Cannell, and Joel Silver. Charlie has worked for the movie studios, the TV networks, and for various independent production companies throughout his long Hollywood career. He has helmed many famous televisions shows that are now considered legendary by many viewers. Charlie professionally studied directing at The Beverly Hills Playhouse. Currently, Charlie is personally putting his own team together to produce a feature film project called "Spaghetti Park" which he will direct. As a testament to his accomplishments within the Industry, Charlie has been a member of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for 22 years.