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Keith Charles
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Portrayed by: Mathew St. Patrick
First appearance: "Pilot"
Last appearance: "Everyone's Waiting"
Born: 1968
Died: 2029
Status: Deceased
Occupation: Police officer
Relatives: Roderick Charles (father)
Lucille Charles (mother)
Karla Charles (sister)
Durrell Charles-Fisher (son)
Anthony Charles-Fisher (son)
Taylor Benoit (niece)
Nathaniel Fisher (father-in-law)
Ruth Fisher (mother-in-law)
Nate Fisher (brother-in-law)
Claire Fisher (sister-in-law)
Significant Other/s: David Fisher (husband)
Celeste (slept together)

Keith Dwayne Charles is a fictional character in the HBO series Six Feet Under. He is portrayed by Mathew St. Patrick.

Biography

A police officer, Keith graduated from West Point Military Academy with a degree in Criminology in 1989 and began working for Los Angeles Police Department. He met David Fisher at a gay-friendly church and they began dating in secret. He tolerated David hiding his sexuality but they later split up.

He then began dating an emergency medical technician named Eddie, but their relationship failed when Keith becomes concerned with his niece Taylor and his sister Karla Denise, who goes into drug rehabilitation. He is later fired for beating up a man during a domestic violence call. After handing over Taylor to his parents without consulting David, they decide to seek couples' counseling. However, they split up again.

While separated, Keith got a job as a bodyguard to pop star Celeste and ended up sleeping with her while David was carjacked, leaving him traumatized. Keith returned home to help but David told him to return to work and ended up suffering panic attacks and became emotionally unstable. Keith returned to the tour and came out to his co-workers, also confessing his feelings for David to Celeste. They slept together and she then fired him for indiscretion.

After reconciling again, Keith and David decided to start a family but could not agree how to go about it until David met brothers Anthony and Durrell at a fair. After a troubling start with the boys due to their past in foster care, Keith and David adapted to their roles as parents and the boys began to accept them as such.

In the series finale the couple married and remained together until Keith was gunned down during an armed raid in 2029 while working for a security company.

Obituary

Keith Dwayne Charles

Keith Charles, founder of Charles Security Company, was born in 1968 in San Diego. He died suddenly at work on Tuesday morning.

Keith attended West Point Military Academy, graduating with a degree in Criminology in 1989. He served the city of Los Angeles as a member of the LAPD for nine years before joining the security industry. He leaves behind his devoted husband David Fisher and loving sons Durrell and Anthony Charles-Fisher, his grandson Matthew, his sister Karla Charles and his niece Taylor Benoit of Carlsbad. Keith is pre-deceased by his parents Roderick and Lucille Charles of San Diego. Memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 18th at 2 p.m. at Fisher & Sons Funeral Home at 2302 W. 25th Street in Los Angeles.

Main Characters
Nate FisherDavid FisherRuth FisherClaire FisherFederico DiazKeith CharlesBrenda Chenowith
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