Don Keith Opper

Don Keith Opper (born June 12, 1949) is an American actor, writer, and producer who has starred in film and on television. He is best known for his role as Charlie McFadden in the 1986 science fiction film Critters and each of the three sequels. His most recent film role is in Albert Pyun's 2005 horror film Infection. Opper has made guest appearances on many TV shows, including Miami Vice, Quantum Leap, 21 Jump Street, Roseanne, Harsh Realm and The Division.

Early life Edit

Opper is the son of a Chicago salesman. He worked as a clown, puppeteer, bookstore employee, studio grip and unrecognized writer before he did carpentry at Roger Corman's shop and found the chance to make Android. He has two daughters.[1]


  • Android (1982)
  • Black Moon Rising (1986)
  • City Limits (1985)
  • Critters (1986)
  • Critters 2: The Main Course (1988)
  • Critters 3 (1991)
  • Critters 4 (1991)
  • Ghost in the Machine (1993) and (1994)
  • Painted Desert (1993)
  • Slam Dance (1987)
  • Suddenly (1996)
  • The Forgotten (1989) (TV)
  • The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992)
  • Where's Marlowe? (1998)


  1. Elliott, David (June 28, 1984). "Android Role Opens Bright New Path for Don Opper". San Diego Union. Retrieved April 12, 2013.