Charles Melton -actor

Charles Melton (born January 4, 1991) is an American actor and model. He is known for portraying Reggie Mantle on The CW television series Riverdale. Melton was born in Juneau, Alaska. He was raised in Manhattan, Kansas. He is of half-Korean descent, with his other roots being European and Cherokee. Charles studied at Kansas State University, where he played on the football team. He dropped out of college after two years to pursue acting. His big break came when he was cast in the CW series Riverdale as Reggie Mantle in season 2 (he replaced Ross Butler, who had left the show). After recurring on season 2, Melton officially became a series regular on Riverdale starting season 3. In 2018, he was cast as the male lead, Daniel Bae, in The Sun Is Also a Star, the film adaptation of the book of the same name by Nicola Yoon.

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Charles Melton
Born (1991-01-04) January 4, 1991 (age 28)
OccupationActor
Years active2014–present
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[citation needed]

Charles Melton (born January 4, 1991) is an American actor and model.[1] He is known for portraying Reggie Mantle on The CW television series Riverdale.

Life and work

Melton was born in Juneau, Alaska. He was raised in Manhattan, Kansas. He is of half-Korean descent,[1] with his other roots being European and Cherokee.[2] Charles studied at Kansas State University, where he played on the football team. He dropped out of college after two years to pursue acting.

His big break came when he was cast in the CW series Riverdale as Reggie Mantle in season 2 (he replaced Ross Butler, who had left the show).[3] After recurring on season 2, Melton officially became a series regular on Riverdale starting season 3.[4] In 2018, he was cast as the male lead, Daniel Bae, in The Sun Is Also a Star, the film adaptation of the book of the same name by Nicola Yoon.[5]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Faces Without Eyes Doc Short film
2015 Bad Friend Colin Short film
2016 The Channel Chris Short film
2018 The Thinning: New World Order Cage Web film
2019 The Sun Is Also a Star Daniel Bae
2020 Bad Boys for Life TBA Filming

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Glee Model Episode: "New New York"
2015–2016 American Horror Story: Hotel Mr. Wu 2 episodes
2017–present Riverdale Reggie Mantle Season 2-present

Music videos

Year Title Artist
2019 "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" Ariana Grande

References

  1. 1 2 "Model of the Week: Charles Melton". Models.com. August 4, 2011. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  2. Flasher, Steph (May 14, 2017). "Meet Charles Melton! Five Things You Didn't Know About Riverdale's New Cast Member". Riverdale Fans Online. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  3. Nemetz, Dave (May 12, 2017). "Meet Riverdale's New Reggie — Plus: Ross Butler Endorses Recast". TVLine. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  4. Swift, Andy (May 2, 2018). "Riverdale Promotes Vanessa Morgan, Charles Melton to Series Regulars". TVLine. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  5. Galuppo, Mia; Sun, Rebecca (May 31, 2018). "'Riverdale' Star Charles Melton Joins Yara Shahidi in 'The Sun Is Also a Star' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
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