Charles Aidman (January 21, 1925 - November 7, 1993) originally planned a career as an attorney, but was sidetracked during World War II and naval officer training at DePaul university. During a speech he was giving, his class instructor, who also headed the drama department, saw Aidman as ideal for a role in an upcoming play. "I did the play and enjoyed it. It was the first play I was in, in my life...I've been acting ever since."
Actor, author, director and composer, educated at Indiana University and the Neighborhood Playhouse. His New York off-Broadway stage work included parts in "Career", "The Cretan Woman", and others. He conceived, directed and acted in "Spoon River Anthology". Joining ASCAP in 1963, he collaborated with Naomi Caryl Hirshhorn in the songs "Spoon River" and "I Am, I Am". He also Played Captain Reiner on the Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. episode A Visit from Cousin Goober.