J. August Richards is an American actor who portrayed Charles Gunn on Angel. He was born Jaime Augusto Richards III, but changed his name at 14 since no one outside his family could pronounce it. He also goes by the nickname "Jay". He also co-starred with Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Eric Balfour in the Dick Wolf series Conviction.
Recently, J. August Richards portrays Deatlok in the Marvel tv-show "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D". This show includes many guest-stars from Buffyverse like Amy Acker (Winifred Burkle/Illyria), Chad Lindberg (David Kirby), James MacDonald (Paul Stein), Denney Pierce (Vic (Kailiff Demon)), Ravil Isyanov (Unidentified Monk of Dagon), Brian Tee (Unidentified medical intern (Family)), Jarrod Crawford (Rondell), Stephanie Nash (Mrs. Kramer), Glenn Morshower (Phillip Newton), Christopher Gehrman (Rudy) and Joel Polis (Franklin).
He had also portrayed Mr. Blank in the DC Universe tv-show "Arrow". This show includes other guest-stars from Buffyverse like Doug Jones (one of The Gentlemen), Summer Glau (Prima Ballerina) and Megalyn Echikunwoke (Vaughne). Others shows in the same universe includes Wentworth Miller (Gage Petronzi), Doug Jones (one of The Gentlemen), Tony Todd (Vyasa) and Danielle Nicolet (Tamika) in "The Flash" ; Paul Reubens (Amilyn) Todd Stashwick (Vocah/M'Fashnik Demon) and Caroline Lagerfelt (Anne Pratt) in "Gotham" ; ; Greg Vaughan (Richard Anderson), Bailey Chase (Graham Miller), Kevin Rankin (Donald Maclay), Evan Arnold (Unidentified vampire (The Trial)) and D.B. Woodside (Robin Wood) in "Lucifer" ; Emma Caufield (Anya Jenkins), Troy Brenna (Nezzla Demon/Avilas)and Glenn Morshower (Phillip Newton) in "Supergirl".