Charlie Tahan

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Charlie Tahan
Charlie Tahan, Frankenweenie premiere.jpg
Tahan in 2012 at the Frankenweenie premiere at the Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas
Charles Tahan

(1998-06-11) June 11, 1998 (age 23)[1]
Years active2007–present
RelativesDaisy Tahan (sister)

Charles Tahan (born June 11, 1998[1][3][4]) is an American actor. His notable roles include Wyatt Langmore in the Netflix original crime drama Ozark (2017–present), the voice of Victor Frankenstein in the Disney 3D stop-motion-animated fantasy horror comedy Frankenweenie (2012), Ben Burke in the Fox dystopian mystery thriller series Wayward Pines (2015–16) and the young Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow in the Fox/DC Comics superhero drama Gotham (2014–17).

Early life[edit]

Tahan was born and raised in Glen Rock, New Jersey, where he attended Glen Rock High School.[5] He is the middle of three children. His younger sister is actress Daisy Tahan.[6]


Tahan played Ethan in the post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film I Am Legend (2007) and appeared in the horror film Burning Bright (2010),[7] Tahan co-starred with Zac Efron in the drama Charlie St. Cloud (2010), based on Ben Sherwood's 2004 novel The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud. He also voiced Victor Frankenstein in the Disney 3D stop-motion-animated fantasy horror comedy Frankenweenie (2012), directed by Tim Burton. In 2010, he had a recurring role as Calvin Arliss in the twelfth season of the NBC police procedural drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

In 2009, Tahan co-starred as William Woolf in the drama The Other Woman with Scott Cohen and Natalie Portman.

In 2015, Tahan had a recurring role in two episodes of the first season of the Fox superhero drama Gotham. He played a young Dr. Jonathan Crane. In 2017, he returned to the show early in the fourth season until the role was recast to David W. Thompson.[8] From 2015 to 2016, he starred as Ben Burke in the Fox dystopian mystery thriller series Wayward Pines created by M. Night Shyamalan.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 American Loser Jeff 'Little Jeff'
2007 Once Upon a Film Hank
2007 I Am Legend Ethan
2008 Nights in Rodanthe Danny Willis
2009 The Other Woman William
2010 Meskada Keith Burrows
2010 Charlie St. Cloud Sam St. Cloud
2010 Burning Bright Tom Taylor
2012 Frankenweenie Victor Frankenstein Voice
2013 Blood Ties Michael Pierzynski
2013 Blue Jasmine Young Danny
2013 Life of Crime Bo Dawson
2013 The Harvest Andy
2014 Love Is Strange Joey Hull
2016 Wiener-Dog Warren
2017 Super Dark Times Josh
2018 The Land of Steady Habits Charlie
2018 Poms Ben
2020 Drunk Bus Michael
2021 Montauk Marcus Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Fringe Ben Stockton Episode: "The Equation"
2010–2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Calvin Arliss 4 episodes
2012 Blue Bloods Michael Keenan Episode: "Some Kind of Hero"
2015–2016 Wayward Pines Ben Burke 12 episodes
2015–2017 Gotham Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow 4 episodes
2017–Present Ozark Wyatt Langmore 27 episodes
2018 Castle Rock Dean Merrill 3 episodes
2020 FBI: Most Wanted Doug Timmins Episode: "Hairtrigger"
2020 Monsterland Nick Smith / LoneWolf Episode: "Eugene, Oregon"


  1. ^ a b c "CHARLIE TAHAN". ISSUE Magazine. Retrieved October 10, 2019. BIRTH DATE: 6/11/98 BIRTH PLACE: New Jersey
  2. ^ "2014 Sundance "Trading Cards" Series: #15. Charlie Tahan (Love is Strange)". January 16, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  3. ^ Sarah Jeffery [@sarahmjeffery3] (June 12, 2014). "@ellentahan @charlietahan I doubt he'll see this tweet soon, so please tell Charlie I say happy 16th! Hope all is well!" (Tweet). Retrieved February 24, 2015 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "The Indiewire Springboard: How 16-Year-Old 'Love Is Strange' Standout Charlie Tahan Stays Grounded". August 22, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  5. ^ Rohan, Virginia. "Glen Rock's Charlie Tahan stars in Fox's Wayward Pines", The Record (Bergen County), June 9, 2015, backed up by the Internet Archive as of October 21, 2016. Accessed August 30, 2018. "'People kind of always assume that if you're a child actor, you don't have friends or anything, but I've never experienced that really,' says Tahan, who is finishing his junior year at Glen Rock High School."
  6. ^ "Meet Charlie Tahan of 'Charlie St. Cloud'". Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. Retrieved September 18, 2012.
  7. ^ Lionsgate Burning Bright For DVD in August
  8. ^ Chan, Robert (February 2, 2015). "'Gotham' Recap: Fear and Loathing". Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  9. ^ Kissell, Rick (December 9, 2014). "'Wayward Pines' Event Series to Premiere in May on Fox". Variety. Retrieved February 7, 2015.

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