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Spotlight On: Max Charles

December 02, 2015

Child actor Max Charles is already an industry veteran having landed coveted roles on and off the big screen and working with some of Hollywood's most respected and acclaimed actors, writers and directors. 

Most recently, he starred opposite Emmy-award winning actor Ty Burrell as the voice of Sherman in the DreamWorks animated box office favorite Mr. Peabody and Sherman, directed by The Lion King's Rob Minkoff.   Of Max's performance Rob stated, "Max performs with emotion, depth, heart and humor. That's not easy to find in a young actor."  He also played in American Sniper alongside Bradley Cooper.

Max also brought that heart to audiences as young Peter Parker in the blockbuster film The Amazing Spiderman.   In the film, Max's adult counterpart was internationally acclaimed Andrew Garfield.   Max reprised this role in The Amazing Spiderman 2 released in May 2014. His other feature films include, The Three Stooges, Least Among Saints, White Space and The Well.
Max is also no stranger to the small screen. He was a series regular on the Emmy-nominated ABC sitcom, The Neighbors.  Max was on location in Montreal, filming North Pole, a Hallmark Channel film.  In the network's first full-length, two-hour original holiday movie, Max plays a determined and idealistic young boy who pairs up with a free-spirited elf, played by Bailee Madison, to save Christmas.  Max is a known member of the Hallmark family, winning hearts in his acting debut as a lead in the Hallmark classic November Christmas - a role Max booked on his very first audition.

Max has also guest starred on numerous hit television shows, including True Blood, Raising Hope, Community, Hot in Cleveland and Rizzoli & Isles.  Other notable credits include Jessie, Haunted Hathaways and Scent of the Missing.  He also landed a supporting role in the Disney Buddies franchise Spooky Buddies and starred in the NBC pilot My Life as an Experiment, with the legendary Donald Sutherland. Max has also voiced various characters on Family Guy, Adventure Time, American Dad, Robot Chicken and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Max can currently be seen as Zach Goodweather on FX’s thriller drama The Strain.

When not filming, Max, who hails from Dayton, Ohio, is just like any young boy, playing video games and basketball or skateboarding and riding his bike. He also loves spending time with his three brothers, Logan, Mason and Brock, who are also actors. Much to Max's delight, Mason and Brock appeared with him in The Three Stooges.  On days off, Max can also be found hanging out with his dog, Pip, who shared the screen with Max in Spooky Buddies.  During filming, Max fell so in love with the three-month-old beagle puppy that he decided to adopt him. (IMDb)