Attended Teaneck High School in his hometown of Teaneck, New Jersey. He acquired his Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama and graduated as magna cum laude from Carnigie Mellon Univeristy-
Befor Friday Night Lights Gaius Charles was recognized for his work in the theater including such credits as "Spunk" (CMU), "Candide" (CMU) and "The Wild Party" (CMU). He also appeared in the Princeton Shakespeare Festival productions of "Romeo and Juliet" as Mercutio, and "A Comedy of Errors." Charles' additional stage performances include "The Clink" with the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in Sydney, Australia. He has also been in the one-man-show "Meet me in Iraq" which he wrote and pruduced.
On TV he has guest-stared in the NBC drama seires "The book of Daniel"