Charleston Dupree Berry – Who was the Man on The Challenge?

When the Challenge: Spies, Lies & Allies Season Finale arrived with Episode 19, fans noticed something different. Once the closing credits finished, the screen briefly faded to black, and the message “In Memory Of” appeared on the screen. The message was a tribute to Charleston Dupree Berry, who many Challenge fans might not even know about.

Yet, he held several important roles in the entertainment industry. He worked closely with different reality TV shows, including The Challenge production company.

Quick Bio

Going back to the In Memory of Charleston Dupree Berry screen, we can find out more about the biography of Charleston. The screen said February 4, 1982 – December 4, 2021. Those were his birth date, and his death date.

An obituary about Charleston appeared via Continental Funeral Home on December 13, giving more information about the man.

According to those details, we know he was born in Evansville, Indiana. He passed away at the age of 39, but his cause of death is unknown.

Speaking of his education, Charleston Berry went to high school in Evansville and graduated in 2001. Then, in 2012, he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he pursued his dream of working in the entertainment industry.

If you look at the obituary or his LinkedIn profile, you can see he worked with companies like Disney, Universal, Live Nation, SoundCloud, and of course, Bunim Murray. The last one is the production company responsible for MTV’s The Challenge.

His obituary via Continental Funeral Home read, “Charleston was a loving and caring person who touched a lot of hearts and will always be remembered for his humorous personality. He was funny, charismatic, and very outgoing”.

A friend of Charleston, shared on Instagram a video and images with a caption paying tribute to the man, saying, “I am so grateful to have been able to experience your light. We have been inseparable since the day we met; I have no idea how I am going to move forward without you. Charleston Dupree Berry, I love you forever. Rest in Peace”.

Career in the entertainment industry

If you open Berry’s LinkedIn profile, you can see he had a passion for the entertainment industry from an early age.

His last job was for SoundCloud as an LA Workplace manager. Before that, he worked for two years as a coordinator in facilities and office management with Bunim Murray Productions, the company behind the reality show The Challenge.

There is also a 2013 YouTube video, where he talks about himself, including his passion for the entertainment industry.

In that video, he says, “Bret Hart says a wonderful thing. He says, ‘I’m the best there is. The best there was, and the best there ever will be. I believe that. Honestly, I do. And I’m fearless so I don’t really care who you put in front of me [or] who’s in this competition because I’m going to win so you have an exclusive first interview”.

As for his passion for the entertainment industry, all you have to do is read his bio. It reads, “From the time I was young, growing up in Indiana, I knew that I wanted to move to Los Angeles and work in the entertainment industry. I love how the industry and the city are constantly changing, fast-paced, and open to innovation. I found that my resourcefulness, leadership strengths, excellent organization skills, and proven ability to seamlessly plan and execute logistics made me a perfect fit for operations management and office administration”.

Speaking of his experience, he wrote, “Over the past 10+ years, I have had the honor to work with many successful business executives and teams across startups and established organizations to improve operational efficiency and achieve business goals through big-picture, strategic planning and seamlessly executing logistics. I pride myself on my ability to build exceptional relationships across diverse groups of stakeholders and lead teams of high-performance employees with kindness, respect, and a positive attitude”.

Some of the positions that he has held over the years include operations and facility management, project coordination, vendor management, contract negotiation, calendar management, event planning, inventory management, public communications, PR and media relations, budgeting and financial management, stakeholder relationships”.

Charleston also had the pleasure to work for The Walt Disney Company, as an administrative coordinator. He worked for Disney from 2014 to 2016. His responsibilities included planning and allocating resources for new construction projects, including permits and vendor management, and partnering with senior leadership and project teams to monitor progress.

Was he married?

According to his obituary details, Charleston is survived by his husband Zachary Berry, mother Joyce Berry, sisters Kerranata Berry Mickens and Iris Luckett, and his brothers Christopher Berry, Charles Berry Jr., Ricardo Berry, Ondra Berry, and Mikael Luckett.

He was born to Joyce Berry and Charles Edward Berry in Evansville. His father passed away earlier in 2021. Berry wrote on Instagram at the time, thanking his father.

Described as a “loving and caring person, funny, charismatic, and very outgoing”, Charleston definitely touched a lot of hearts during his life and will be remembered by his friends and family.

Is he on social media?

As we said before, Charleston Dupree Berry still has a profile on LinkedIn. From there, you can learn more about his career in the entertainment industry. You can read about everything he worked in different companies.

Yet, he also has a profile on Instagram, one that is still open. His handle is @dupree812 and has around 300 followers.

The last photo on Instagram is from Charleston, dressed up as an Egyptian King for a Halloween Event in 2021. Judging by his Instagram feed, we can say the business exec was a social butterfly. His feed is full of pictures with friends.

Net worth

There is no information about Charleston’s salary during his experience in any company. And because he had so many different roles, we cannot precisely say the average salary for his position.

His last position as LA Workplace manager, has an average salary of $72,245 according to statistics. But at the end of the day, he was loved by many, and that is the biggest fortune.

Written by Steven

Steven is a young student from San Francisco who is obsessed with computers.

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