Born September 11, 1936 Occupation Character actor Years active 1961–present Spouse(s) Joan Addis (1958 - ?) Children 1 son 1 daughter
Charles Dierkop (born September 11, 1936) is an American character actor. He is most recognized for his supporting roles in the films, (1969), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1973), and the television series, The Sting (1974-1978). Police Woman
Dierkop was born in
La Crosse, Wisconsin, and attended Aquinas High School in La Crosse. He was raised by his aunt and uncle after his father left when Dierkop was an infant and his mother "left home when he was still a tot". 
Dierkop dropped out of high school after his junior year and enlisted in the
U.S. Marines. He served in Korea after the Korean War had ended and returned from there when he was discharged at age 19. Upon his return, he lived with his mother in Philadelphia, and with the help of the  G.I. Bill, he enrolled in the American Foundation of Dramatic Arts in Philadelphia.
Dierkop is a lifetime member of
The Actor's Studio. His first role as a professional actor was in television's . Naked City
He was cast in two
George Roy Hill films, and played an outlaw both times — as "Flat Nose Curry" in (1969), he played a member of the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Hole in the Wall Gang, and as "Floyd" in  (1973), he acted as a bodyguard to The Sting Robert Shaw's New York gangster/griftee, Doyle Lonnegan. He is best known for playing Detective Pete Royster on the television series  between 1974 and 1978. Police Woman
Dierkop appears briefly in the
music video of " Man on the Moon", a hit song by the American alternative rock band R.E.M.
Dierkop married Joan Addis in 1958. They have a daughter and a son.
Dierkop's film and television credits span from 1961 to 2002.
Aquinas News, Aquinas High School, La Crosse, Wisconsin, September 18, 1975, vol. 45, no. 2, pg. 1, "Former Aquinite is TV Star" Aquinas News, Aquinas High School, La Crosse, Wisconsin, September 2, 1978, Special 50th Anniversary edition, pg. 12, "Former Aquinite has his name in lights", Sue Schmidt, class of 1978.
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Martin, Bob (April 18, 1976). ". 'Police Woman' actor finds dad--after 39 years" Independent Press-Telegram. California, Long Beach. p. 72 . Retrieved – via August 3, 2017 Newspapers.com.
Goolsby, Denise (10 November 2016). "WWII vet fought in four battles, earned Bronze Star". . The Desert Sun Gannett . Retrieved . 27 March 2019
"Flat Nose Curry in 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' 'Memba Him?!". . EHM Productions, Inc. 21 March 2019 TMZ . Retrieved . 27 March 2019
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Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 844. ISBN . 978-0-7864-6477-7
Charles Dierkop cameo (3min 28sec) (Sep 13, 2017). (Motion picture / Music video). REMHQ - R.E.M.'s Official YouTube Channel R.E.M. - Man On The Moon (Official Music Video) . Retrieved . July 15, 2018