Charles McGregor was an African American actor, best known for his role as Fat Freddie in Super Fly. In his youth, he spent a number of years in prison. During the 1970s, he became an actor and played supporting roles in several blaxploitation films. After his film career, he toured the United States and went to junior high schools and high schools, counseling children on the dangers of crime, drugs, and prison. In 1980, he married Carolyn Pryor. He wrote his autobiography, called Up From the Dead: The Charles McGregor Story with a woman named Sharon Sopher. He died on August 11, 1996.