Charlie Gillespie is a youthful Canadian singer and actor, who rose to prominence after he played Luke in the Netflix TV series “Julie and the Phantoms.”
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Charles Jeffrey Gillespie was born under the Virgo zodiac sign on 26 August 1998, in Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada, and is 24 years old as of 2022. His family relocated to the USA when he was young, and he was brought up there alongside his four siblings: three older brothers named Michael Gillespie, Ryan Gillespie, and Patrick Gillespie, and sister Meghan Gillespie. His mother is Jeanette Gillespie while his father is Charles Gillespie. Charlie grew up with a taste for music, and he loved playing acoustic guitar and other instruments together with his siblings – his parents were very supportive of his dreams, and his mother formed him and his siblings into a band called Gillespie Five when they were growing up.
Charlie attended a local elementary school, and later joined Ecole Mathieu-Martin, which is a government high school situated in Dieppe. He is an alumnus of Ryerson University, situated in Toronto, Canada.
Hobbies and Facts
Charlie is a big fan of traveling, and has toured many US and Canadian destinations, thanks to his successful acting career. He has also toured Chile.
He is an outdoorsy person who passes his spare time hiking, which he considers a part of him.
He is a big nature lover who has in the past volunteered with various environmental organizations and charities, such as Mare Nostrum, which is committed at conserving sea life.
The Canadian actor is very physically active, and enjoys skateboarding, swimming and skiing. He is also a big fan of hockey, and enjoys watching live matches; he hasn’t revealed the name of the team he supports though.
Charlie is bilingual, and speaks English and French fluently – the latter is the official language of his birth province.
He has revealed through his Instagram account that he’s a big fan of films – his favorites are “School of Rock” and “Forrest Gump.”
Gillespie rented an acoustic guitar and used it to perform the cover of Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way” when he went to audition for the role of Luke in “Julie and the Phantoms.”
Charlie relocated to Los Angeles, California, to begin his career, focusing on theatrical appearances during the early phases of his career, and playing at several theaters such as Moncton and Capital Theater. He made his film debut in 2014 in the Jean Beaudry-directed Czech movie entitled “The Outlaw League” – the original title of which was “La gang des hors-la-loi” – playing the role of Tiger. He shared the screen with Guy Thauvette, Lambert Legendre, and Andre Casper, and the film was nominated for two awards, a Golden Slipper Award and a Children’s Jury Main Prize at Zlin International Film Festival for Youth and Children.
His next role came in 2017, in the TV series “Degrassi: Next Class”, playing Oliver in the fourth season. The series, which premiered in 2016 and aired for four seasons, received 27 award nominations, won three including a Humanitas Award and a Kidscreen Award. In the same year, he played Marcus in the Canada Screen Award-winning TV series “The Next Step,” which starred Brittany Raymond, Trevor Tordjman and Victoria Baldesarra.
In 2018, Charlie appeared in two TV shows and one film. He played Brody Johnson in the series “2nd Generation” and Brian in two episodes of the CW TV show “Charmed,” which stars Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, and Sherman Doherty. He also appeared as Andrew Aronoff in the Jodi Scurfield-directed crime-drama film ‘Speed Kills” in the same year – the film follows the story of a rich speedboat racer named Ben Aronoff (played by John Travolta), who lives a double life, and as a result, gets into trouble with drug lords and law enforcement.
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2019 saw Charlie playing Surfer Hank in the Sam Sheridan-created and written TV series “I Am the Night.” Later that year, he appeared in the film, “The Rest of Us,’ which was directed by Aisling Chin-Yee and starred Heather Graham, Sophie Nelisse, and Jodi Balfour.
2020 saw Charlie playing D-Rat Ronnie in the thriller film “Runt,” directed by William Coakley, and which follows the story of a group of unsupervised and neglected high school students who later find themselves in an endless cycle of violence. In the same year, he landed one of the most notable roles in his career, as Luke Patterson in the TV series “Julie and the Phantoms”, starring alongside Madison Reyes, Owen Joyner and Jeremy Shada; he partnered with Madison Reyes to create and perform the song “Perfect Harmony” in the series, and also composed several other songs for the Netflix musical, including “Bright,” “Flying Solo,” “This Band is Back,” and “Stand Tall.”
Charlie has been nominated for one award: a 2017 Joey Award for the Best Leading Actor and Ensemble for “2nd Generation”.
He is very active on Instagram – his username is @charles_gillespie – with over 1.6 million followers. He uses his account to endorse various brands, and post pictures of himself and his family. He is also active on TikTok – Charles Gillespie – with over a million followers, on which he likes posting his videos singing, which have garnered over 6.6 million likes in total.
— #NEW: @julieandthephantoms on Instagram 📸“Face first, full charge, electric hammer to the heart 🎸Photographed by @nateblackmun, styled by @sarasurette”———Charlie has my heart ❤️
Charlie is very secretive, and hasn’t shared anything regarding his romantic life with the public. He’s still quite young, and seemingly focused on his steadily growing career, so is reported to be single without a child as of 2022. Moreover, he’s maintained a clean public image, and is free of rumors and scandals.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Gillespie has a set of hazel eyes, and brown hair. He stands 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall and weighs approximately 154lbs (70kgs), with vital statistics of around 34-16-32, wearing shoe size 7(US).
Charlie has accumulated his wealth from his musical and acting careers. He has shared the screen with many notable personalities, such as Madeleine Mantock, Shannon Chan-Kent, and Sarah Jeffreys and has now made a name for himself in the showbiz industry. He is worth approximately $500,000 as of 2022.