Josh Charles Welcomes a Son

12/12/2014 at 04:15 PM ET

Josh Charles Welcomes Son
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He’s a good dad!

Former Good Wife star Josh Charles is a new father after welcoming a son on Tuesday, Dec. 9, PEOPLE has confirmed exclusively.

Charles’s baby boy — whose name has not been released — is his first child with wife Sophie Flack.

The couple let Flack’s belly do the talking when they stepped out for the Heifer International’s Beyond Hunger: A Place At The Table gala in August.

Although they knew the sex of their baby on the way, Charles and Flack, a former ballet dancer, decided to keep it under wraps.

Charles, 43, surprised fans when he exited the hit series last March, after his character was killed by his client in the courtroom.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Julie Jordan

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Katie on

Name him Buck!!!

Guest on

Aaahhh!!! Spolier alert!

anony on

dear people,

why would you spoil josh charles’ character being killed off on the show? for those of us catching up on the good wife:

carrie on

You can’t honestly think that people are going to include spoiler alerts 9 months after the event happens!

m.b. on

just don’t name him Iggy or Knox. congrats!!

Marky on

anony, who doesn’t know he got killed off? For goodness’ sake, I don’t even watch the show and I know that. If I were “catching up” on the show that far past the event, I would just be watching to see how well they did it! Congrats to the happy couple; have fun with your precious baby boy!

nc on

Congrats to Josh and Sophie, bet he is as handsome as his daddy.

Josh we still miss you not being on Good Wife but am happy that you and your wife have a new bundle of joy to keep you busy.