Charles Parnell (born October 26, 1964) is an American actor. He is best known for being the second actor to portray Police Chief Derek Frye on All My Children, the role of Master Chief Russ Jeter on the TNT show The Last Ship, and the role of Solomon "Warlock" Bates in Top Gun: Maverick. Parnell took over the role of Frye on All My Children, previously played by actor William Christian. He joined the cast of the show on September 8, 2005, and made his final appearance on September 24, 2007. Parnell also provides the voice of Jefferson Twilight on Cartoon Network's The Venture Bros.