Charlie Shotwell

Charlie Shotwell (born July 17, 2007) is an American actor. He started acting professionally at the age of six. His first notable role being the young Nai Cash in the 2016 comedy-drama film Captain Fantastic for which he received nominations for SAG Awards and Young Artist Awards.[1][2] He was lead of the Netflix horror film Eli and the psychological thriller John and the Hole, and appeared in the comedy film Troop Zero.

Charlie Shotwell
Born (2007-07-17) July 17, 2007 (age 14)
Years active2013–present

Life and careerEdit

Shotwell was born in Madison, Wisconsin. In 2015, Shotwell made his acting debut with the war-drama Man Down, playing the son of Shia Lebeouf and Kate Mara's character; Ditto Montiel directed the film.[3] He then starred as the youngest member of a survivalist left-wing philosophers' family in the Matt Ross directed comedy-drama Captain Fantastic.[4] In 2017, Shotwell played the young Brian Walls in the Destin Daniel Cretton drama The Glass Castle.[5] Later, he appeared in the Tali Shalom Ezer romance-drama My Days of Mercy.[6] Soon after, Shotwell guest-starred in the episode "Lily's Law" of the tv-series Chicago Justice. Shotwell soon gained further recognition as a young John Paul Getty III in the 2017 Ridley Scott thriller All the Money in the World.[7] Then in 2018, he performed as an English convict in the drama-thriller The Nightingale.[8]

In 2019, Shotwell starred in the title role of the Netflix horror film Eli,[9] directed by Ciarán Foy. Also that year, he played Joseph in the Amazon Studios comedy film Troop Zero, about 1970s girl scouts.[10] In 2020 appears in family-thriller The Nest, playing Benjamin O'Hara, directed by Sean Durkin.[11] Also in 2020, Shotwell appears on the horror podcast Borrasca by QCODE,[12][13] and in the pilot episode Staged Dad on YouTube.[14] Shotwell is set to appear in the Max Martini horror film, The Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre. He will also play the young Michael Morbius in the upcoming superhero film Morbius and John, in John and the Hole, directed by Pascual Sisto.[15]

Personal lifeEdit

Charlie Shotwell has three siblings, who are also actors: Jimmy and Henry Shotwell, and a step sister, Shree Crooks, who is Greg Crooks daughter. They worked acting together in the pilot episode of Staged Dad.[14][16]



Year Title Role Notes
2015 Man Down Jonathan Drummer
2016 Captain Fantastic Nai Cash
2017 The Glass Castle Young Brian Walls
My Days of Mercy Benjamin
All the Money in the World Young John Paul Getty III
2018 The Nightingale Eddie
2019 Troop Zero Joseph
Eli Eli
2020 The Nest Benjamin O’Hara
2021 John and the Hole John
2022 Morbius Young Michael Morbius
TBA The Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre Hurley


Year Title Role Notes
2014 The United Colors of Amani Daniel 1 episode
2015 The Comedians Son 1 episode
2016 Still Single Viking Boy Telefilm
2016 Dr. Del Stinger Roper Telefilm
2017 Chicago Justice Sam Clark 1 episode
2020 Staged Dad Charlie pilot episode[14][16]


Year Title Role Notes
2020 The IMDb Studio at Sundance Self 1 episode[17]
2020 Borrasca Young Sam Walker 2 episodes,[13] podcast

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Captain Fantastic Nominated[2]
2017 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film -Supporting Young Actor Captain Fantastic Nominated[1]


  1. ^ a b "2017 Nominees". Young Artist Awards. Retrieved November 8, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "SAG Awards 2017: The Complete List of Nominations". Hollywood Reporter. October 23, 2020.
  3. ^ Ford, Rebecca (June 10, 2014). "'Captain Fantastic' Actor Joins Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara in 'Man Down'". The Hollywood Reporter.
  4. ^ "Viggo Mortensen's Sundance Survivalist Drama Just Got a Release Date". IndieWire. February 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "'The Glass Castle' Review: Brie Larson Can't Rescue a Family Drama That Turns Anarchy Into Soap Opera". IndieWire. August 6, 2017.
  6. ^ Garfield, Mia (May 13, 2019). "'My Days of Mercy' is Another Tired, Yet Complex Addition to the Tragic LGBT Romance Back Catalogue". Screen Queens.
  7. ^ "'Captain Fantastic' Actor Charlie Shotwell to Lead Paramount's 'Eli' (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. October 24, 2017.
  8. ^ Searles, Jourdain (August 20, 2019). ""The Nightingale" Understands Rape is a Tool of Colonialism". Bitchmedia.
  9. ^ McNary, David (October 24, 2017). "Paramount Players Taps Charlie Shotwell in Horror Movie 'Eli'". Variety.
  10. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (May 24, 2018). "'All the Money in the World' Actor Charlie Shotwell, Edi Patterson Added To Amazon's 'Troupe Zero'". Deadline.
  11. ^ Chitwood, Adam (December 12, 2019). "First The Nest Image Reveals Jude Law, Carrie Coon in 'Martha Marcy' Director's New Film". Collider.
  12. ^ "Borrasca". QCode Media. December 13, 2020.
  13. ^ a b "Cole Sprouse is trying to creep us the fuck out". The Face. October 30, 2020.
  14. ^ a b c "Charlie Shotwell". Instagram. October 24, 2020.
  15. ^ "First-look: Cannes official selection 'John And The Hole' (exclusive)". ScreenDaily. October 23, 2020.
  16. ^ a b "STAGED DAD Episode One- "Drunkoholic"". Greg Crooks, YouTube. October 23, 2020.
  17. ^ Kevin Smith, Jude Law, Sean Durkin, Oona Roche, Charlie Shotwell. The Nest' Shows the Secrets of an American Family in the '80s - FULL INTERVIEW (video). IMDb (YouTube). Retrieved December 26, 2020.

External linksEdit