Max Charles

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Max Charles
Born (2003-08-18) August 18, 2003 (age 11)
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 2010-present

Max Charles (born August 18, 2003) is an American child actor. In addition to his appearance in the 2012 film The Three Stooges, Charles played a young Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man and had a role in the ABC comedy science fiction series The Neighbors. In 2014, Charles voiced Sherman in DreamWorks Animation's Mr. Peabody & Sherman alongside Ty Burrell. He also plays a recurring role in Lab Rats: Bionic Island as Spin.

Life and career[edit]

Charles was born in Dayton, Ohio.[1] He first appeared in a third season episode of the HBO series True Blood in 2010.[2] His later television guest starring work includes the Fox series Raising Hope,[3] the NBC series Community,[4] the TV Land series Hot in Cleveland,[5] and the Disney Channel series Jessie.[6] Charles has also had roles in the 2010 television film November Christmas[5] and the 2011 direct-to-DVD film Spooky Buddies.[7]

In early 2012, Charles appeared in The Three Stooges as Peezer, a young orphan who encounters the three titular characters.[8] That year, he also appeared in the films Least Among Saints[9] and White Space.[10] In 2012, Charles played a young Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man, a role whose adult counterpart was Andrew Garfield.[11][12] In fall 2012, Charles began co-starring in the ABC comedy science fiction series The Neighbors.[13] Charles voiced the boy Sherman in DreamWorks Animation's Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Mr. Peabody was voiced by actor Ty Burrell.[14] Directed by The Lion King director Rob Minkoff, the film was released on March 7, 2014.[15]

Charles has three brothers, and received his first audition after a producer asked one of his brothers to audition for a role; Charles asked his mother if he could accompany his brother, and was hired for his first acting role. In The Three Stooges, Charles can be seen in a scene with all three brothers.[9] Charles is represented by CESD Talent Agency and Symington Talent Management.[15] In January 2015, he was cast as Zach Goodweather, in the television series The Strain.[16]

He voices the title character in the Nickelodeon series Harvey Beaks[17]

He also has a recurring role in the Disney XD TV series Lab Rats.


Year Title Role Notes
2010 True Blood Hunter Episode: "Everything Is Broken"
Raising Hope Male student Episode: "Blue Dots"
November Christmas Gordon Marks TV movie
2011 My Life As an Experiment Cooper
Community Young Pierce Episode: "Celebrity Pharmacology 212"
Poker Queens Marcus Episode: "Elka's Snowbird"
Spooky Buddies Joseph Direct-to-video film
2012 Jessie Axel Episode: "World Wide Web of Lies"
The Three Stooges Peezer
Least Among Saints Dylan
Unstable Oliver March
Scent of the Missing Charlie Johnson Television movie (post-production)
White Space Joven Owen Post-production
The Amazing Spider-Man Young Peter Parker
2012–2014 The Neighbors Max Weaver Main role, 41 episodes
2013 The Haunted Hathaways Teddy Munroe Season 1, Episode 13: Haunted Cookie Jar
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Sherman Voice
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Young Peter Parker
The Legend of Korra Skeptical spirit Episode: Korra Alone
Northpole Kevin Hastings Television movie
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas Michael Hobbs Television special
American Sniper Colton Kyle
2015 Lab Rats Spin Krane 3 episodes
2015–present Lab Rats: Bionic Island Recurring Role
Harvey Beaks Harvey Beaks (voice) Main Character
The Strain Zach Goodweather Starring Role (Season 2)


Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2013 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actor The Neighbors Nominated [18]
2013 Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series
(shared with Isabella Cramp and Ian Patrick)
The Neighbors Won [18]


  1. ^ "Little Man Max Charles Tackles Big Roles in American Sniper and The Amazing Spider-Man". Huffington Post. 2015-01-06. 
  2. ^ Scott Winant (director), Alexander Woo (writer) (2010-08-15). "Everything Is Broken". True Blood. Season 3. Episode 9. HBO. 
  3. ^ Eyal Gordin (director), Liz Astrof (writer) (2011-11-16). "Blue Dots". Raising Hope. Season 1. Episode 8. Fox. 
  4. ^ Fred Goss (director), Hilary Winston (writer) (2011-01-11). "Celebrity Pharmacology". Community. Season 2. Episode 13. NBC. 
  5. ^ a b "Max Charles: Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ Leonard R. Garner, Jr. (director), Sally Lapiduss (writer), Erin Dunlap (writer) (2012-03-19). "World Wide Web of Lies". Jessie. Season 1. Episode 14. Disney Channel. 
  7. ^ "Spooky buddies". WorldCat. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  8. ^ Abrams, Simon (April 12, 2012). "Review: 'The Three Stooges' A Limp Homage To A Legendary Comedy Trio". indiewire. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Harrington, Nancy & Amy (May 25, 2012). "Max Charles Will Become a Big Time Star ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and ‘The Neighbors’". Yahoo!. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Mike the Pike Productions, Inc. Announces Principle Cast on Sci-Fi Thriller, ‘White Space,’ with Potential Revenues up to $60m". Business Wire. September 9, 2011. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  11. ^ Mintzer, Jordan (June 21, 2012). "The Amazing Spider-Man: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  12. ^ Van Hoeij, Boyd (June 21, 2012). "The Amazing Spider-Man". Variety. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  13. ^ VanDerWerff, Todd (May 11, 2012). "Upfront roundup: ABC realizes if it wants to take the weekend off, it had better renew and cancel some stuff". The A.V. Club. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  14. ^ Deadline team (March 16, 2012). "Ty Burrell & Max Charles Set For DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’". Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  15. ^ a b Sneider, Jeff (March 15, 2012). "Burrell, Charles set for 'Peabody' toon". Variety. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  16. ^ Miska, Brad (May 25, 2012). "The Strain” Recasting Son For Emotional Role". Bloody Digusting. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  17. ^ . C.H. Greenblatt. January 29, 2015 Retrieved January 29, 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  18. ^ a b "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". Retrieved 2013-03-31. 

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