Charlie McDermott on his first big break

Charlie McDermott is currently starring in ABC‘s The Middle as Axl, the shirtless older brother.  He’s great on the show but have you seen him as the troubled son in Frozen River? He gave a wonderful performance in that film, along with the film, Morning, which I just saw at the San Diego Film Festival. Check both of these out if you can!

On wanting to be an actor:
“Acting was the one thing I always wanted to do, but it was so ridiculous. I always had confidence that I could do this, but I was kind of realistic about it. I knew how difficult it is to get there.”

On his first break in M. Night Shyamalan’s, The Village:
“My grandfather took me down to the audition. I was number 32 out of 4,000 people in line. I ended up getting a small part. I met some kids who were from New York, and I talked to them and my parents talked to them and we found out how to get a manager and an agent. From there, we got the ball rolling.”

From the Boston Herald

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