Charlie McDermott is an American actor and director who has been active in the industry since 2004. Even though he has acted in and directed a good number of movies, he is probably most famous for starring as Axl Heck in 215 episodes of the ABC sitcom, The Middle, which ran from September 2009 to May 2018.
The actor has proved his expertise many times over especially with his big works on TV series such as Windy Acres (2004) and Little Hollywood (2009) and in films such as Frozen River (2008) and Sex Drive (2008). Read on for more highlights and details of the actor’s life and career.
Charlie McDermott Bio (Age)
He was born Charles Joseph McDermott Jr on April 6, 1990, to Charlie McDermott and his wife Barbara. His birthplace is the borough of West Chester which is the seat of Chester County in Pennsylvania. There, he was raised alongside two siblings Erin and Grace McDermott.
We do not have the information about Charlie McDermott’s elementary school days. However, the earlier part of his high school education took place at Salesianum School which is a well-established Roman Catholic independent school for boys, located in Wilmington, Delaware. He completed his high school education at a public cyber charter school named Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School (PALC). There is no indication so far that Charlie went to college.
At only 14 years of age, Charlie received his first credited movie role, acting as a 10-year-old boy in the 2004 psychological thriller mystery drama film, The Village. The following year, Charlie acted as ‘Sneaky’ in a short film named Keeping Up With The Kids. Since then, there has not been a void in his acting career as Charlie has never had a single free year. Indeed, he got so heavily committed early in his career that he had to relocate to Los Angeles when he was 16.
With such a profile as Charlie McDermott has had, it may surprise you to know that he is yet to win any notable award for all his efforts all these years. He was however nominated for the Independent Spirit Award in the ‘Best Supporting Male Actor’ category in 2008. He got the recognition for his role as Troy J. “T.J.” Eddy in the American crime drama film, Frozen River. He has also been nominated for Kids’ Choice Award for ‘Favorite TV Actor’. In all, he is yet to actually take home any of the awards.
Wife If Married
Charlie McDermott has been married to actress Beth Allen since 2011. Beth is from New Zealand and is the daughter of Joylon Allen, a business management professor at Auckland University, New Zealand. She is famous for playing the role of Dr. Brooke Freeman in the New Zealander soap opera, Shortland Street. A great achiever, Beth is said to have bought her first house when she was 19.
Before getting hooked to Beth, Charlie had dated American actress Shelby Young in 2010, but the relationship did not last longer than a few months. On May 6, 2016, McDermott and his wife Beth welcomed a son via a Caesarian section. The baby was named Sidney Joylon McDermott. He resides in Auckland New Zealand and also in New York, United States, with his wife and son.
Charlie McDermott has at least 30 movie roles to his credit in his less than 20-year-old acting career. Apart from acting, Charlie also does a bit of scriptwriting and directing. He co-wrote and directed the 2015 film, ImagiGary, where he also acted as ‘Henry’. He also directed one of the episodes of The Middle.
Besides, acting and directing, he works as a theater producer as well as a media consultant. It is from all these sources that the actor has gathered a growing net worth of $2 million. It is expected that as the actor progresses in his career, his net worth will also grow thereby.
Other Facts About Charlie McDermott
As a theater producer, Charlie McDermott works with a creative production agency named Augusto.
He proposed to his wife at a New Zealand holiday get-away resort named New Chums Beach after they had dated for a few months.
Charlie stands at a height of 1.71meters. His hair color is dark brown.
Charlie McDermott is active on social media. He became a Twitter subscriber since March 2009 and has so far garnered over 56,000 followers on the platform. He has close to 75,000 followers on Instagram.
He owns an official website where he mainly shares photos.