Carver at San Diego Comic Con International in 2013
|Born||Charles Carver Martensen
July 31, 1988
San Francisco, California, U.S.
|Relatives||Max Carver (twin brother)|
Charlie Carver (born Charles Carver Martensen; July 31, 1988) is an American actor. His best known roles include Porter Scavo on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives, Ethan on the MTV television series Teen Wolf, and Scott Frost on the first season of the HBO television series The Leftovers. His twin brother Max Carver has frequently portrayed the twin of his characters.
Charlie Carver was born in San Francisco, California, on July 31, 1988. His identical twin brother Max was born seven minutes later on August 1. Before he began acting professionally, he was known as Charlie Martensen. His 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 and her new husband Denis Sutro moved the family to Calistoga in Napa Valley. 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 graduated from the University of Southern California in 2012. He also studied acting at The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
His screen debut was with his brother in the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives; they played Porter and Preston Scavo, sons to Lynette Scavo and Tom Scavo. He and his brother appeared in season 3 of MTV's Teen Wolf as a pair of twin werewolves – Charlie plays Ethan, and Max plays Aiden. They next appeared in the first season of HBO series The Leftovers.
|2013||Underdogs||John Handon III|||
|2014||Bad Asses||Eric||Also known as Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses|
|2015||I Am Michael||Tyler|||
|2017||A Midsummer Night's Dream||Snug||Post-production|
|2008–2012||Desperate Housewives||Porter Scavo||Also starring role (seasons 5–8): 40 episodes|
|2012||Fred 3: Camp Fred||Hugh Thompson||Television film|
|2013||Restless Virgins||Dylan||Television film (Lifetime)|
|2013–2014||Teen Wolf||Ethan||Recurring role (season 3): 19 episodes|
|2014||The Leftovers||Scott Frost||Main role (season 1)|
|2014||Hawaii Five-0||Travis Kealoha||Episode: "Ka Hana Malu"|
|2015||The League||Trophy Kevin||Episode: "Trophy Kevin"|
|2017||When We Rise||Michael||Television Mini-Series|
Awards and nominations
|2008||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Desperate Housewives
(shared with rest of cast)
- California Birth Index 1905–1995, Ancestry.com
- Interview with Charlie and Max Carver
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