Charlie Alison was a sophomore in college when local journalists staged the first Gridiron show in 1978. Because he looked like a sophomore in high school, he was cast to play the baby-faced Arkansas attorney general who was then running for governor: Bill Clinton.
He worked for The Springdale News and its successor names for 15 years as a reporter and editor. He has worked at the University of Arkansas as an editor of the alumni magazine among other publications since 2004.
Charlie has acted in high-concept roles such as a basketball recruit on stilts, low-class roles such as Charlie Chaplin’s tramp character trying to get Obamacare, and middle-brow roles such as President George W. Bush anytime a heh-heh-heh was needed.