Who is Charlie Barnett?
Charlie was born in Sarasota, Florida USA, on 4 February 1988 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor with more than 30 credits to his name, while he’s probably known best for his portrayal of Air Force MP #2 in the critically acclaimed 2012 action adventure comedy movie “Men in Black 3”, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, and which starred Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin. It follows Agent J who’s travelled back in time to save his friend from being killed – the movie won one of the 14 awards for which it was nominated.
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Early life and education
Charlie and his sister were raised on a sailboat in Florida by their adoptive parents Danee and Bob Barnett; Bob was a boat builder, while Danee was a housewife. Charlie hasn’t spoken about his biological parents, and thus nothing about them is known.
He was six years old when he watched a theatre play for the first time, then went on to appear in various musicals and operas with the Sarasota Youth Opera. Charlie was seven when the family moved from their sailboat into North Sarasota, Florida, and he subsequently acted in theatre plays throughout his entire education.
Charlie studied at Booker High School, and practiced acting at Carnegie Mellon Musical Theater Summer Program; upon matriculating in 2006, he enrolled at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama in 2010.
Roles in movies
Charlie made his debut film appearance in the 2006 family comedy drama “Circus Camp”, written and directed by Audrey Landers and Judy Landers, who also starred in it; it follows 15 years old Gabrielle who’s run away from her mother, and is now building a circus camp for teenagers on an island with her father.
Charlie’s following role was in the 2011 romantic drama “Private Romeo”, and he was then invited to play supporting characters in the 2012 romantic comedy drama “Gayby”, the 2013 romantic drama “The Happy Sad”, and the 2017 family drama “Apple of My Eye”.
He starred as David in the 2017 short drama “So It Goes”, and as Ricky in the 2018 short horror comedy “The Catch”. In 2020, Charlie played Simon in the comedy drama “The Stand In”, directed by Jamie Babbit, and which starred Drew Barrymore, Sarah Jes Austell and Michael Zegen. It tells the story of a comedy actress and a stand-up comedienne who’ve swapped places; the movie was nominated for a Taurus World Stunt Award for Best Overall Stunt by a Stunt Woman (Luci Romberg).
Charlie’s most recent film role’s been his portrayal of Banjo in the 2021 drama “Wild Game”, while he’s currently shooting for the upcoming drama “We Are Gathered Here Today”, and the short thriller “Doxxed”.
Roles in TV series
Charlie made his debut TV series appearance in the 2010 episode “Gray” of the mystery crime drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, while the following year saw him play Dr. Sam Harris in the episode “Cadaver” of another mystery crime drama, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”.
Between 2012 and 2015, Charlie played Peter Mills in 66 episodes of the action drama “Chicago Fire”, created by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, and which co-starred Taylor Kinney, Christian Stolte and Eamonn Walker. It follows a group of paramedics and firefighters who are working in Chicago, Illinois – the series won six of the 28 awards for which it was nominated.
Charlie appeared in an episode of both the comedy “Mary + Jane” and the drama “Code Black” in 2016, while he also played Patrick Warner in 10 episodes of the mystery crime drama “Secrets and Lies”, created by Barbie Kligman, and which starred Ryan Phillippe, Juliette Lewis and KaDee Strickland. Each of the series’ 20 episodes follows a detective trying to solve a crime; it won one of the two awards for which it was nominated.
Three of Charlie’s most recent roles in TV series have been in 11 episodes of the 2021 science fiction drama “Red Frontier”, 13 episodes of the 2022 musical crime drama “Ordinary Joe”, and 15 episodes of the mystery comedy drama “Russian Doll” also in 2022.
Charlie’s made a guest appearance in a couple of talk-shows, most recently in “Entertainment Tonight”, “Dish Nation” and “IMDb on the Scene – Interviews”.
Awards and nominations
Charlie won a 2011 L.A. Outfest Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “Private Romeo”.
He was also nominated for a 2019 International Online Cinema Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, for “Russian Doll”.
Love life and husband
Charlie prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, but has still allowed his fans to have a glimpse into it. He’s revealed that he was 13 years old when he first realized that he was gay, but it remains unknown if he’s tried dating women. Charlie and American set designer Drew Binder revealed that they were dating back in June 2018, when they both uploaded a photo featuring them together, onto their Instagram accounts.
The two men have been together to this day, and most recently, in April 2022, Charlie revealed on his social media accounts that they’re engaged.
As of July 2022, Charlie’s engaged to American set designer Drew Binder, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Charlie’s a huge fan of retro games, with his favorite being Ms. Pac-Man.
He’s a fan of classic cars.
Charlie’s a fan of sports, and regularly watches National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB) games; he cheers for the Chicago Bears and the White Sox respectively.
He’s into travelling, and has been all around the world for both work and pleasure, while his dream destination is Paris, France.
Charlie has his own favorite actor and actress, Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried, while some of his favorite movies include “Les Miserables”, “Dear John”, and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”.
Age, height and net worth
Charlie’s age is 34. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft 1in (1.85m) and he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs).
As of July 2022, his net worth’s been estimated at over $1.3 million.