Charles Melton (actor)

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Charles Melton
Born (1991-01-04) January 4, 1991 (age 28)
Years active2014–present
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[citation needed]

Charles Melton (born January 4, 1991) is an American actor and model.[1] He is known for portraying Reggie Mantle on The CW television series Riverdale.


Melton was born in Juneau, Alaska. He was raised in Manhattan, Kansas. He is of Korean, European and Cherokee descent.[2] Charles studied at Kansas State University, where he played on the football team. He dropped out of college after two years to pursue acting.

His big break came when he was cast in the CW series Riverdale as Reggie Mantle in season 2 (he had replaced Ross Butler who had left the show).[3] After recurring on season 2, Melton officially became a series regular on Riverdale starting season 3.[4] In 2018, he was cast as the male lead, Daniel Bae, in The Sun Is Also a Star, the film adaptation of the book of the same name by Nicola Yoon.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2015 Faces Without Eyes Doc Short film
2015 Bad Friend Colin Short film
2016 The Channel Chris Short film
2018 The Thinning: New World Order Cage Web film
2019 The Sun Is Also a Star Daniel Bae
2020 Bad Boys for Life N/A Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Glee Model Episode: "New New York"
2015–2016 American Horror Story: Hotel Mr. Wu Episodes: "Room 33" & "Be Our Guest"
2017–present Riverdale Reggie Mantle Season 2-present

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
2019 "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" Ariana Grande


  1. ^ "Model of the Week: Charles Melton". August 4, 2011. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Meet Charles Melton! Five Things You Didn't Know About Riverdale's New Cast Member". May 14, 2017. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  3. ^ Nemetz, Dave (2017-05-12). "Meet Riverdale's New Reggie — Plus: Ross Butler Endorses Recast". TVLine. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  4. ^ Swift, Andy (2018-05-02). "Riverdale Promotes Vanessa Morgan, Charles Melton to Series Regulars". TVLine. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  5. ^ "'Riverdale' Star Charles Melton Joins Yara Shahidi in 'The Sun Is Also a Star' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-11-06.

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