Charlie McDermott

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Charlie McDermott
Born Charles Joseph McDermott Jr.
(1990-04-06) April 6, 1990 (age 27)[1]
West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present

Charles Joseph "Charlie" McDermott Jr. (born April 6, 1990)[1] is an American television and film actor, currently best known for his role as Axl Heck on ABC's The Middle.

Life and career[edit]

Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania,[1] McDermott is the son of Barbara and Charlie McDermott, an entrepreneur who owns health clubs. He briefly attended high school at Salesianum in Wilmington, Delaware before enrolling in, and graduating from, PA Leadership Charter School (PALCS), a cyber school in Pennsylvania.[2] He moved to Los Angeles at the age of 16.[1]

Since 2004, he has worked on a wide range of television series, including The Office and Private Practice. His biggest film roles to date are as Axl Heck on the TV show "The Middle" and 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.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Village 10-Year-Old-Boy
2005 Keeping Up with the Kids Sneaky Short film
2006 Disappearances Wild Bill Bonhomme
2007 The Ten Jake Johnson
2007 All Along Tom Harrison
2008 Holy Sapien Phineas Short film
2008 Frozen River Troy J. "T.J." Eddy Nominated for Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor
2008 Sex Drive Andy
2008 Oh My Captain! Ethan Short film
2009 Safe Harbor David Porter
2010 Hot Tub Time Machine Chaz
2010 Morning Jesse
2010 Good Grief Jack Hindler Short film
2015 Slow Learners Male Student
2015 ImagiGARY Henry Also co-writer and director
2016 Three Days Young Sean Short Film


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Windy Acres Young Gerald Main сast
7 episodes
2005 Franklin Charter Wes TV movie
2008 The Office Student Episode: "Job Fair"
2008 Generation Gap Corey Miller TV movie
2009 Captain Cook's Extraordinary Atlas Pale Boy 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 Pocoyo Dav Voice
2009–present The Middle Axl Heck Main сast
191 episodes
Directed 1 episode
2010 Bond of Silence Ryan Aldridge TV movie


Year Award Category Role Result
2008 Independent Spirit Award Best Supporting Actor[3] Troy J. "T.J." Eddy in Frozen River Nominated


  1. ^ a b c d "Charlie McDermott...Bio". Charlie McDermott's official website. Archived from the original on 2009-12-23. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  2. ^ Pirro, J.F. "Here and There Hollywood has yet to fully embrace Charlie McDermott—but that could change soon.". Main Line Today. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Frozen River – Best Supporting Male – Charlie McDermott" (PDF). Independent Spirit Award. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 

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