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), Lilli Birdsell (Sharon Reichler), 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 Justin Doran (Hogan Martin),Doug Jones (one of The Gentlemen), Summer Glau (Prima Ballerina), Rick Gonzalez (Tomas) 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" ; Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), Greg Vaughan (Richard Anderson), Bailey Chase (Graham Miller), Kevin Rankin (Donald Maclay), Evan Arnold (Unidentified vampire (The Trial)) Aimee Garcia (Cynthia York) and D.B. Woodside (Robin Wood) in Lucifer ; Emma Caufield (Anya Jenkins), Ray Campbell (Desmond), Troy Brenna (Nezzla Demon/Avilas), Glenn Morshower (Phillip Newton) and Nick Jaine (Sahrvin Clan leader) in Supergirl.