Max Charles

Max Charles
Born (2003-08-18) August 18, 2003
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 played a recurring role in Lab Rats: Bionic Island as Spin. He currently voices Kion in The Lion Guard.

Life and career

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 title 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 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.[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 had a recurring role in the Disney XD TV series Lab Rats.

Charles voices Kion in the Disney Channel television film The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar and its subsequent Disney Junior TV series The Lion Guard.[18][19]



Year Title Role Notes
2010 True Blood Hunter 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"
2012 Jessie Axel Episode: "World Wide Web of Lies"
Robot Chicken School Kid / Cruel Kid Episode: "Executed by the State"
2012–16 Adventure Time Additional voices 4 episodes
Family Guy 6 episodes
2012–14 The Neighbors Max Weaver Main role
2013, 2016 American Dad! Boy 2 episodes
2013 The Haunted Hathaways Teddy Munroe Episode: "Haunted Cookie Jar"
2014 Rizzoli & Isles Kevin Silver Episode: "Tears of a Clown"
The Legend of Korra Skeptical Spirit Voice role
Episode: Korra Alone
Constantine Henry Episode: "Rage of Caliban"
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas Michael Hobbs Voice role
Television special
2015 Lab Rats/Bionic Island Spin 7 episodes
Childrens Hospital Billy Episode: "With Great Power..."
The Strain Zach Goodweather Starring role (Season 2)
2015–present The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show Sherman Voice role
Harvey Beaks Harvey Beaks
2016 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 Voice role
The Last Survivors Alby
American Sniper Colton Kyle
Northpole Kevin Hastings Television film
2015 The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Kion Voice role; Television film
2016 The Angry Birds Movie Bobby Voice role


2013 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actor The Neighbors Nominated [20]
Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series
(shared with Isabella Cramp and Ian Patrick)
Won [20]
2016 42nd Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series The Strain Nominated


  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. 1 2 "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. 1 2 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. 1 2 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. "Lion King spinoff voice cast includes Rob Lowe, Gabrielle Union, James Earl Jones, and more -". Entertainment Weekly's
  19. Shamsian, Jacob (June 10, 2014). "Disney to launch animated 'Lion King' spinoff 'The Lion Guard'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  20. 1 2 "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". Retrieved 2013-03-31.

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