Charles Pol is an American actor and reality TV star who shot to fame after making appearances on the popular reality TV show The Incredible Dr. Pol. The series which airs on Nat Geo Wild shows Charles and the rest of his family, including their veterinary doctor father, Dr. Jan Pol, giving treatment to ailing animals at their abode in Weidman, a small rural community in Michigan, USA. The show has given Dr. Jan Pol enormous fame in America and that fame rubs off on all the other family members.
Apart from his work on The Incredible Dr. Pol, Charles Pol has also appeared on other movie projects inducing Drunk & Disorderly, a TV movie. He is also a producer, having worked on many independent movies and TV series.
Charles Pol’s Bio & Age
Charles Pol was born on the 6th day of March in the year 1979. The TV star was born in Michigan and grew up there. The interesting thing about Charles is that Dr. Jan Pol is not his real father. This is because he was adopted by the vet shortly after he was born in Michigan.
Dr. Jan Pol was born in Wateren, in The Netherlands and studied veterinary medicine at University in Utrecht, Netherlands. However, he later moved to America with his wife, Diane to practice there and ended up settling in Michigan where he initially worked for another veterinarian for more than 10 years. After this time, he moved to Weidman, another Michigan town, to start his own practice. Dr. Jan and his wife never had any child of their own so they adopted kids. It was while in Michigan that he adopted Charles Pol.
Charles Pol grew up in Weidman with his siblings identified as Kathy Pol and Diane Jr. Both Kathy Pol and Diane Jr. were also adopted by Dr. Jan Pol and his wife, Diane. Kathy Pol was adopted upon her birth while Diane Jr was adopted while she was already 18 years old.
Growing up was fun for Charles Pol. He and the other adopted kids were always fascinated by the animals that were being treated by their father. While he was still a child, Charles started helping his father with the animals, looking after them. However, even though he loved what his father was doing, he knew he wanted to do something else other than the family business when he grew up. He eventually ventured into entertainment.
The details of where he had his elementary and high school education are not known. However, we know that he attended the University of Miami from where he graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication/Media Studies. During this time, he reportedly gained some acting and production experience in the entertainment industry by interning at some industry big names like Mirage Enterprises as well as Paramount Pictures.
After his internship and graduation from college, Charles Pol began exploring with production in the entertainment industry and soon, he came up with an idea to do a family show. He pitched the idea to the National Geographic channel and his family business was subsequently turned into a reality TV show called The Incredible Dr. Pol. The show began airing in 2011.
At first, Charles Pol appeared on The Incredible Dr. Pol as one of the actors in the reality show, however, he soon took the role of the executive producer of the show. He was co-producer of the show from 2012 to 2016 then became the co-executive producer from 2015 to date.
In 2014, he also appeared in Calling Dr. Pol, a spin-off the main The Incredible Dr. Pol series. The show ran until 2016. Charles was also the co-producer of the Calling Dr. Pol series.
Apart from the family reality show, Charles Pol has also been involved with the making of other projects. In 2012, he appeared as Guy Cop in Drunk & Disorderly, a TV movie. Also, in 2013, he was the executive producer of The Legend of Sheriff Gus Skinner, a TV series.
What Is Is Charles Pol’s Net Worth?
Apparently, Charles Pol has built some wealth for himself over the years through his work in the entertainment industry. He has been an actor and co-producer. He has also been an executive producer and a co-executive producer of TV series. Apparently, these ventures have fetched him money over the years.
At the moment, Charles Pol’s net worth has been revealed to be about $1 million by celebrity wealth calculators.
Is Charles Pol Gay?
Over the years, rumors have emerged claiming that Charles Pol is gay. Some of these rumors claim that the reality star was in love with a mystery man. The claims were never verified as Charles has never come out to address them. However, all the talk about him being gay was dispersed and laid to rest after he got engaged to Beth and married her.
It is safe to say that Charles Pol is not gay but a heterosexual man in a loving marital relationship with his wife.
Is He Married Or Does He Have A Girlfriend?
Charles Pol is a happily married man. The reality TV star is married to a woman called Beth Oakes. The interesting thing about Charles and Beth is that they are childhood friends. They met when they were still very young and maintained that friendship until they got older.
According to sources, the duo decided to take things one step forward in 2017 when they started dating each other. They got engaged in 2018 to the huge admiration of family and friends. Finally, in January 2019, they tied the knot as husband and wife.
Charles and Beth have also appeared together on The Incredible Dr. Pol. They made appearances together in season 12 of the show.