Charlie Carver

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Charlie Carver
Charlie Carver by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born Charles Carver Martensen
(1988-07-31) July 31, 1988 (age 25)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2008–present
Relatives Max Carver (twin brother)

Charlie Carver (born Charles Carver Martensen [1] July 31, 1988) is an American actor known for his role as Porter Scavo in the ABC television series Desperate Housewives.[2] He was also well known for his role on Teen Wolf as Ethan, along with his brother Max Carver who played Aiden. They both now currently star on the new HBO series The Leftovers. His twin brother is actor Max Carver. Charlie and his identical twin brother Max have different birthdays; Charlie was born on July 31, and Max was born seven minutes later on August 1.


Charlie Carver was born July 31, 1988 in San Francisco, California. Before he began acting professionally, he was known as Charlie Martensen.

Carver’s father, Robert Martensen, was an author and medical researcher in history at the National Institutes of Health and his mother, Anne Carver is a philanthropist and community activist.

In 1992, Anne Carver and her new husband, Denis Sutro, moved the family to Calistoga in California’s Napa Valley.

Charlie Carver made his acting debut as an eighth-grader when he played Puck, the fairy trickster, in his school’s production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream. But his well-known acting debut was with his twin brother, Max, in the ABC hit television series, Desperate Housewives. They played Porter and Preston Scavo, sons to Felicity Huffman and Doug Savant.

He attended High School at St. Paul’s Boarding School in Concord, New Hampshire, but left to attend Interlochen Arts Academy, Michigan, in his sophomore year.

He also studied acting at The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.


Year Film Role Notes
2008–2012 Desperate Housewives Porter Scavo Nominated in 2008 – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2012 Fred 3: Camp Fred Hugh Thompson
2013 Restless Virgins Dylan Lifetime movie
2013–2014 Teen Wolf Ethan Season 3, with his brother Max Carver
Underdogs John Handon III
2014 Bad Asses Eric Post-production
The Leftovers[3] Scott Frost TV Series


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