Charlie McDermott

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Charlie McDermott
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Charles Joseph McDermott Jr.

(1990-04-06) April 6, 1990 (age 32)
Years active2004–2019
SpouseSara Rejaie (m. 2017)

Charles Joseph McDermott Jr. (born April 6, 1990) is an American television and film actor, and musician, best known for his role as Axl Heck on ABC's The Middle. He was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his performance in the acclaimed film Frozen River.

Life and career[edit]

McDermott briefly attended high school at Salesianum in Wilmington, Delaware before enrolling in, and graduating from, 8PA Leadership Charter School (PALCS), a cyber school in Pennsylvania. He moved to Los Angeles at the age of 16.

Since 2004, he has worked on a wide range of television series, including The Office and Private Practice. His biggest roles to date are as Axl Heck on the TV show The Middle, Wild Bill in Disappearances, and T.J. Eddy in Frozen River. In 2008, he received a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award as Best Supporting Actor for his Frozen River performance.[1]

In 2017, McDermott married Sara Rejaie.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Village 10-Year-Old-Boy
2007 Disappearances Wild Bill Bonhomme
2007 The Ten Jake Johnson
2008 Frozen River Troy "T.J." Eddy, Jr.
2008 Sex Drive Andy
2009 Safe Harbor David
2010 Morning Jesse
2010 Hot Tub Time Machine Chaz
2015 Slow Learners Student in Guidance Office
2016 Three Days Young Sean Short film[3]
2018 Instant Family Stewart
2019 Countdown Scott


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Windy Acres Young Garald Main сast (7 episodes)
2005 Franklin Charter Wes TV movie
2008 The Office Student Episode: "Job Fair"
2008 Generation Gap Corey Williams TV movie
2009 Captain Cook's Extraordinary Atlas Pale Boy TV movie
2009 Safe Harbor David Porter TV movie
2009 Medium Brandon Whitman Episode: "A Necessary Evil"
2009 Little Hollywood Richie Seaman TV pilot
2009 Private Practice Bobby Douglas Episode: "What You Do for Love"
2009–2018 The Middle Axl Heck Main сast (215 episodes)
Directed 1 episode
2010 Bond of Silence Ryan Aldridge TV movie
2015 Super Clyde Clyde Unsold Pilot
2017 Future Man Young Barry Futturman Episode: "Operation: Natal Attraction"
2019 Unbelievable Ty Recurring role


Year Award Category Role Result
2008 Independent Spirit Award Best Supporting Actor[1] Troy J. "T.J." Eddy in Frozen River Nominated


  1. ^ a b "Frozen River – Best Supporting Male – Charlie McDermott" (PDF). Independent Spirit Award. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2009-11-07.
  2. ^ "What Has Charlie McDermott Been Up To Since 'The Middle'?". TheThings. 2021-04-06. Retrieved 2021-09-02.
  3. ^ Three Days - Short Film, retrieved 2022-02-23

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