Entertainer Stephen Tompkinson is expected to show up in court accused of causing egregious substantial mischief.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said the 56-year-old, notable as the eponymous analyst in ITV wrongdoing series DCI Banks, showed up before judges in Newcastle on 10 August.
Mr Tompkinson, of Beech Grove, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, argued not blameworthy to the charge at the conference.
He will next show up at Newcastle Crown Court on 7 September.
Brought into the world in Stockton-on-Tees, the entertainer has showed up in various TV programs, including Channel 4 parody series Drop The Dead Donkey and BBC dramatization Ballykissangel.
He likewise featured with Robson Green in ITV’s Grafters and in the film Brassed Off with Ewan McGregor and Tara Fitzgerald.
His delegates have been reached for input.