Charlie Gillespie

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Charlie Gillespie
Born (1998-08-26) August 26, 1998 (age 23)
OccupationActor, singer
Years active2014–present
StyleIndie, Pop-rock

Charles Gillespie (born August 26, 1998) is a Canadian actor singer, and dancer, known for his role of Luke Patterson in the Netflix series Julie and the Phantoms.[1] He previously acted in shows and films including Charmed, Degrassi: Next Class, The Rest of Us, and Runt.[2] He's a skilled musician who plays guitar, bass, trombone, tuba, piano, violin, and saxophone.[3]

Early life[edit]

Charles Jeffrey Gillespie was born on August 26, 1998 in Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada. He has three older brothers and a younger sister.[1][4]

Gillespie began playing music at a young age, as his mother encouraged her children to take music lessons.[5]


In 2014, Gillespie made his film debut in Le gang des hors-la-loi.[6] His film and television appearances include Charmed, Degrassi: Next Class, The Rest of Us, and Runt.

In 2019, Gillespie was cast in the role of Luke Patterson in the Netflix musical series Julie and the Phantoms, which premiered in 2020.[7] He stars alongside Jeremy Shada, Owen Joyner, and Madison Reyes. With Reyes, he wrote and performed the song "Perfect Harmony".[8]


Year Title Role Notes
2014 La gang des hors-la-loi Tiger Film
2015 Galala Localhost TV Host
2017 Degrassi: Next Class Oliver Recurring role (season 4)
2017 The Next Step Marcus TV series
2018 2nd Generation Brody Johnson TV series Regular
2018 Speed Kills Andrew Aronoff Film
2018 Charmed Brian TV series
2019 Consequénces Pierre-François Létourneau-Robichaud TV series
2019 I Am the Night Surfer Hank TV series
2019 The Rest of Us Nathan Film
2020 Runt D-Rat Ronnie Film
2020 Julie and the Phantoms Luke Patterson[9] TV series, Main character
2021 Love You Anyways Lucas Parker Film
TBA The Class Jason Post-production
TBA Deltopia Jack Post-production



Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK Soundtracks
Australian Albums
NZ Albums
Julie and the Phantoms: Music from the Netflix Original Series
  • Released: September 10, 2020
  • Label: Maisie Music Publishing
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
4 163 13 35 36

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated Work Result
2017 Joey Awards[10] Best Leading Actor 2nd Generation Nominated
Best Ensemble (with cast) Nominated


  1. ^ a b ""Julie and the Phantoms" Breakout Charlie Gillespie on Julie & Luke Romance and Season 2 Wishes (Exclusive)". Entertainment Tonight.
  2. ^ Fraser, Emma (2020-10-13). "The Julie and the Phantoms costumes mix '90s nostalgia with contemporary cool". SYFY WIRE. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  3. ^ "Julie and the Phantoms: Meet the cast of the Netflix series in our exclusive videos". Retrieved 2021-11-08.
  4. ^ "A Closer look at Charles Gillespie's upbringing, his career, and girlfriend?". TheNetline. 2021-01-05. Retrieved 2021-08-29.
  5. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Pop-Culturalist Chats with Julie and the Phantoms' Charlie Gillespie". 2020-11-10. Retrieved 2021-08-29.
  6. ^ The Outlaw League (2014) - IMDb, retrieved 2021-08-29
  7. ^ "Julie and the Phantoms Cast Interview on How They Became a Real Band". Collider. 2020-10-16. Retrieved 2021-08-29.
  8. ^ "Julie and the Phantoms' Madison Reyes Isn't Here for Anything That Stands in the Way of Team Juke". Retrieved 2021-08-29.
  9. ^ "Who Plays Luke in Netflix'sJulie and the Phantoms'? Meet Charlie Gillespie". Decider.
  10. ^ "2017 Nominations".

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