• Charles Joseph McDermott Jr. was born on 6 April 1990 in West Chester, Pennsylvania
• Has an estimated net worth of over $2 million
• Attended Salesianum School in Wilmington and 8PA Leadership Charter School
• Moved to Los Angeles at age 16 to pursue acting
• Starred in television series "The Middle" and various other projects; believed to be single and enjoys photography in his free time

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthApril 6, 1990
FactAccording to the DVD for The Ten (2007), there were 52 takes where Charlie was slapped in the back of his head by Liev Schreiber.

Who is Charlie McDermott?

Charles Joseph McDermott Jr. was born on 6 April 1990, in West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, and is an actor, best known for his work in the television show “The Middle” in which he plays Axl Heck. He’s also worked on other projects such as “Frozen River” and “The Office”.

The Riches of Charlie McDermott

Charlie McDermott has a net worth estimated to be over $2 million, earned through a successful career in acting. He’s been active in the entertainment industry since 2004, working mostly on television.

Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings

Charlie wanted to pursue a career in acting from an early age. He attended Salesianum School in Wilmington, Delaware, which is a Roman Catholic school with over 1,100 students enrolled, and is considered one of the top Catholic high schools in the US. He did not complete his high school education there, however, as he moved to enroll at a Pennsylvania-based cyber school called 8PA Leadership Charter School (PALCS).

After matriculating from high school, he went ahead and pursued his dream, moving to Los Angeles at 16 years of age. His first project was in seven episodes the series “Windy Acres”, in which he played Young Gerald, then had a role in the television movie “Franklin Charter”. In 2008, he was cast in an episode of “The Office” – the sitcom follows the lives of office employees in a fictional paper sales company. It is based on the BBC series of the same name, and was filmed to look like a documentary, and received acclaim during its run, winning several awards in the process.

Charlie McDermott

It also elevated the career of several of its cast members, including Steve Carell and John Krasinski.

Continued Acting Projects and The Middle

McDermott worked on several television movies following his guest appearance in “The Office”. He had a part in “Safe Harbor” which was aired on the Hallmark Channel, and a guest appearance in “Medium”, a supernatural series that aired on NBC. It tells the story of a medium played by Patricia Arquette, working as a consultant to help with criminal investigations.

During the same year, he also made a guest appearance in “Private Practice” on ABC. The show is a spin-off of “Grey’s Anatomy” focused on the character Dr. Addison Montgomery, who joins a private practice in Los Angeles. In 2009, he had one of his biggest projects as he was cast in “The Middle”. The sitcom follows the lives of a lower to middle-class family who struggle with their daily life in Indiana. The show ran for nine seasons, and starred Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn.

During its run, it gained many award nominations and positive reviews from critics. After the end of the show, a spin-off was created based on Eden Sher’s character, but ABC passed on it, not finding the same interest.

Other Projects

While working on “The Middle”, Charlie also acted in other projects when he had the time. He was one of the characters in the Lifetime television movie entitled “Bond of Silence”, which starred Kim Raver.

He also made a guest appearance in “Future Man”, a web series aired through Hulu, and starring Josh Hutcherson and Eliza Coupe in the story of a janitor who must save the world. He also had a role in the film “Instant Family”, which starred Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne in the film about parents who adopt three children and must suddenly adjust to these new circumstances. Following the end of “The Middle”, he continued to seek acting work.

He has been cast as a recurring character in “Unbelievable” released through Netflix, and is a miniseries starring Toni Collette and Merritt Wever telling the story of serial rapist Marc Patrick O’Leary, who raped six women before he was arrested, and was inspired by the news article called “An Unbelievable Story of Rape” written by Ken Armstrong and T. Christian Miller. One of his latest projects is a minor role in the horror film “Countdown” which stars Elizabeth Lail. The film tells the story of a group of people trying to survive a mobile app that tells them when they are going to die.

Personal Life

Charlie is the type of person who keeps mostly to himself. Even though he has a social media presence, there isn’t a lot known about any romantic relationships. He’s posted pictures and videos with friends, but it is generally believed that he is single with no proof of any relationship. Due to the lack of any female romantic partners, rumors started going around that he is gay, however, this hasn’t been confirmed. He spends his free time enjoying the outdoors, traveling and enjoying his hobby of photography.

General Info

Full NameCharlie McDermott
Date Of BirthApril 6, 1990
Height1.71 m
ProfessionComedian, Actor


ParentsCharlie McDermott, Barbara McDermott
SiblingsErin McDermott, Grace McDermott


NominationsKids' Choice Award for Favorite TV Actor, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
MoviesFrozen River, Hot Tub Time Machine, The Village, Bond of Silence, Disappearances, Sex Drive, The Ten, Safe Harbor, Captain Cook's Extraordinary Atlas, Morning
TV ShowsThe Middle, Living the Dream

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1According to the DVD for The Ten (2007), there were 52 takes where Charlie was slapped in the back of his head by Liev Schreiber.




The Middle2009-2017TV SeriesAxl Heck
Super Clyde2015TV MovieClyde
Three Days2015ShortYoung Sean
Slow Learners2015Student in Guidance Office
Bond of Silence2010TV MovieRyan Aldridge
Good Grief2010ShortJack Hinkler
Hot Tub Time Machine2010Chaz
Captain Cook's Extraordinary Atlas2009TV MoviePale Boy
Safe Harbor2009TV MovieDavid Porter
Private Practice2009TV SeriesBobby Douglas
Little Hollywood2009TV MovieRichie Seaman
Medium2009TV SeriesBrandon Whitman
Oh My Captain!2008ShortEthan
Generation Gap2008TV MovieCorey Williams
Sex Drive2008Andy (as Charles McDermott)
The Office2008TV SeriesStudent
Frozen River2008T.J.
Holy Sapien2008ShortPhineas
All Along2007Tom Harrison
The Ten2007Jake Johnson
Disappearances2006Wild Bill Bonhomme
Keeping Up with the Kids2005ShortSneaky
Franklin Charter2005TV MovieWes
The Village200410-Year-Old-Boy
Windy Acres2004TV SeriesYoung Gerald





Editorial Department

Disappearances2006post-production consultant


ImagiGARY2015executive producer


The Real2017TV SeriesHimself
Patricia Heaton Parties2015TV SeriesHimself
The Chew2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2010-2013TV SeriesHimself
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2011TV SeriesHimself
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards2009TV SpecialHimself


Nominated Awards

2016The Golden Coyote PawsIdyllwild International Festival of CinemaBest Actor in a Short FilmThree Days (2015)
2015Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV ActorThe Middle (2009)
2011Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Young Ensemble in a TV SeriesThe Middle (2009)
2009Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleFrozen River (2008)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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