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Max Joseph Charles (born August 18, 2003)[2] is an American teen actor. He appeared in the 2012 film The Three Stooges, and 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, and later reprised his role as the character on The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show Netflix series. He played a recurring role in Disney XD's Lab Rats: Bionic Island as Spin. He currently voices Kion on the Disney Junior series The Lion Guard, and Harvey on the Nickelodeon series Harvey Beaks. He also played Zack Goodweather on the TV series The Strain.

Max Charles
Max Joseph Charles[1]

(2003-08-18) August 18, 2003 (age 16)
Years active2010–present


Life and careerEdit

Charles was born in Dayton, Ohio on August 18, 2003.[3][user-generated source][better source needed][4][failed verification] He first appeared in a third season episode of the HBO series True Blood in 2010.[5] His later television guest starring work includes the Fox series Raising Hope,[6] the NBC series Community,[7] the TV Land series Hot in Cleveland,[8] and the Disney Channel series Jessie.[9] Charles has also had roles in the 2010 television film November Christmas[8] and the 2011 direct-to-DVD film Spooky Buddies.[10]

In early 2012, Charles appeared in The Three Stooges as Peezer, a young orphan who encounters the three title characters.[11] That year, he also appeared in the films Least Among Saints[12] and White Space.[13] In 2012, Charles played a young Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man, a role whose adult counterpart was Andrew Garfield.[14][15] In fall 2012, Charles began co-starring in the ABC comedy science fiction series The Neighbors.[16] Charles voiced Sherman in DreamWorks Animation's Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014).[17][18]

Charles has four 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.[12] Charles is represented by CESD Talent Agency and Symington Talent Management.[18] In January 2015, he was cast as Zach Goodweather, on the television series The Strain.[19]

He voiced the title character in the Nickelodeon series Harvey Beaks.[20]

He also had a recurring role in the Disney XD TV series Lab Rats as Spin.

Charles voices Kion on the Disney Channel television film The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar and its subsequent Disney Junior TV series The Lion Guard.[21][22]

On November 19, 2018, he was confirmed to be cast as Ali's best friend in the upcoming independent imaginary reality film, Ali’s Realm, which is currently in production and set for an unknown release date.[23]



Year Title Role Notes
2010 True Blood Hunter Savoy Episode: "Everything Is Broken"
Raising Hope Male Student Episode: "Blue Dots"
2011 Community Young Pierce Episode: "Celebrity Pharmacology 212"
Hot in Cleveland Marcus Episode: "Elka's Snowbird"
2011–2015 Super Spies Jake Seasons 2-4
2012 Jessie Axel Episode: "World Wide Web of Lies"
Robot Chicken School Kid, Cruel Kid (voices) Episode: "Executed by the State"
2012–2014 The Neighbors Max Weaver 44 episodes
2012–2016 Adventure Time Additional voices 4 episodes
2012–2018 Family Guy 10 episodes
2013 The Haunted Hathaways Teddy Munroe Episode: "Haunted Cookie Jar"
2013–2019 American Dad! Boy, Camper (voices) 5 episodes
2014 Rizzoli & Isles Kevin Silver Episode: "Tears of a Clown"
The Legend of Korra Skeptical Spirit
Episode: Korra Alone
Constantine Henry Episode: "Rage of Caliban"
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas Michael Hobbs (voice) Television special
2015 Lab Rats Spin 7 episodes
Childrens Hospital Billy Episode: "With Great Power..."
2015–2017 The Strain Zack Goodweather 33 episodes
Harvey Beaks Harvey Beaks
52 episodes
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show Sherman
2016–present The Lion Guard Kion


Year Title Role Notes
2010 November Christmas Gordon Marks Television film
2011 Spooky Buddies Joseph Direct-to-video film
My Life As an Experiment Cooper Television film
2012 Scent of the Missing Charlie Johnson
Unstable Oliver March
The Three Stooges Peezer
Least Among Saints Dylan
The Amazing Spider-Man Young Peter Parker
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Sherman
The Last Survivors Alby
American Sniper Colton Kyle
Northpole Kevin Hastings Television film
2015 The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Kion
Television film
2016 The Angry Birds Movie Bobby
2017 Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown Buddy G.
Direct-to-video film
The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar Kion
Television film
TBA Ali's Realm Ali's best friend In production


Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2013 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actor The Neighbors Nominated [24]
Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series
(shared with Isabella Cramp and Ian Patrick)
Won [24]
2016 42nd Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series The Strain Nominated
2017 43rd Saturn Awards Best Younger Actor on a Television Series Nominated [25]
2018 44th Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series Nominated [26]


  1. ^ "No! I didn't even know! Heck, I hardly use instagram, and it wasn't posted on Twitter either, but damn, happy birthday, I just turned 14 myself in July, but damn happy birthday,". Instagram.
  2. ^ "No! I didn't even know! Heck, I hardly use instagram, and it wasn't posted on Twitter either, but damn, happy birthday, I just turned 14 myself in July, but damn happy birthday,". Instagram.
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Little Man Max Charles Tackles Big Roles in American Sniper and The Amazing Spider-Man". Huffington Post. 2015-01-06.
  5. ^ Scott Winant (director), Alexander Woo (writer) (2010-08-15). "Everything Is Broken". True Blood. Season 3. Episode 9. HBO.
  6. ^ Eyal Gordin (director), Liz Astrof (writer) (2011-11-16). "Blue Dots". Raising Hope. Season 1. Episode 8. Fox.
  7. ^ Fred Goss (director), Hilary Winston (writer) (2011-01-11). "Celebrity Pharmacology". Community. Season 2. Episode 13. NBC.
  8. ^ a b "Max Charles: Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ "Spooky buddies". WorldCat. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  11. ^ Abrams, Simon (April 12, 2012). "Review: 'The Three Stooges' A Limp Homage To A Legendary Comedy Trio". indiewire. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  12. ^ a b Harrington, Nancy & Amy (May 25, 2012). "Max Charles Will Become a Big Time Star 'The Amazing Spider-Man' and 'The Neighbors'". Yahoo!. Archived from the original on May 27, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ Mintzer, Jordan (June 21, 2012). "The Amazing Spider-Man: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  15. ^ Van Hoeij, Boyd (June 21, 2012). "The Amazing Spider-Man". Variety. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ Deadline team (March 16, 2012). "Ty Burrell & Max Charles Set For DreamWorks Animation's 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  18. ^ a b Sneider, Jeff (March 15, 2012). "Burrell, Charles set for 'Peabody' toon". Variety. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  19. ^ Miska, Brad (May 25, 2012). "The Strain" Recasting Son For Emotional Role". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  20. ^ "Nerd Armada". C.H. Greenblatt. January 29, 2015. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  21. ^ "Lion King spinoff voice cast includes Rob Lowe, Gabrielle Union, James Earl Jones, and more -". Entertainment Weekly's
  22. ^ Shamsian, Jacob (June 10, 2014). "Disney to launch animated 'Lion King' spinoff 'The Lion Guard'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  23. ^ "'Crazy Rich Asians' Director Jon M. Chu Honored by Publicists". Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  24. ^ a b "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". Archived from the original on 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2013-03-31.
  25. ^ "The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror Films". Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  26. ^ McNary, Dave (March 15, 2018). "'Black Panther,' 'Walking Dead' Rule Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Archived from the original on March 15, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2018.

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