Who is Charles Melton?
Charles Melton is a young American model and actor, best known for his portrayal of ‘Reggie’ in the second season of the popular ‘Netflix’ and ‘The CW’ series ‘Riverdale.’ He replaced Ross Butler in the series. Before making his acting debut, Charles worked as a professional model. He has modeled for ‘Park & Ronen’ and ‘VLOVNew.’ He has also been featured in the ‘Dolce & Gabbana’ look book. He also got the opportunity to appear on the cover of ‘Prestige.’ He made his acting debut with the TV series ‘Glee’ in 2014. He also appeared in two episodes of ‘American Horror Story.’ He bagged his big break in 2017, when he started playing ‘Reggie Mantle’ in the second season of ‘The CW’s ‘Riverdale.’ He has appeared in a number of short films, such as ‘Faces Without Eyes’ (2015), ‘Bad Friend’ (2015), and ‘The Channel’ (2016). In 2018, he appeared as ‘Cage’ in the web thriller ‘The Thinning.’ He is currently shooting for ‘The Sun Is Also a Star,’ which is scheduled to be released in 2019. He will be seen playing ‘Daniel Bae’ in the film.
Childhood & Early Life
Charles Melton was born on January 4, 1991, in Juneau, Alaska, to Phil and Sukyong Melton. He spent his childhood in Manhattan, Alaska. He has a sister named Tammie Milton.
He is of mixed ethnic origin. He has Korean, Cherokee, and Caucasian roots.
Charles attended ‘Kansas State University.’ He played football during his college days.
He dropped out after two years of college to pursue acting. He was discovered by the ‘Applause Rising Talent Showcase’ (ARTS) in Orlando, Florida.
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Melton started his modeling career in 2012, when he walked for ‘VLOV New’ and ‘Park & Ronen’ at the ‘New York Fashion Week.’
He was also featured in the ‘Dolce & Gabbana’ look book. He also graced the cover of ‘Prestige.’
He has worked with labels such as ‘Armani,’ ‘Azalea,’ ‘Dolce & Gabbana,’ ‘Hollister,’ ‘John Russo,’ ‘Jeff Slater,’ and ‘Old Navy.’ He was also the face of the ‘Mac Cosmetics’ makeup line for men.
Melton made his acting debut in 2014, with an episode of the series ‘Glee.’ He played a model in an episode titled ‘New New York.’
In 2015, he appeared in an episode of the popular series ‘American Horror Story.’ He starred as ‘Mr. Wu’ in an episode titled ‘Room 33.’ In 2016, he reprised his role in an episode of the same series, titled ‘Be Our Guest.’ Before his return to ‘American Horror Story,’ he played ‘Doc’ in the 2015 short film ‘Faces Without Eyes.’
The same year, he played a character named ‘Colin’ in another short film, ‘Bad Friend.’ In 2016, he appeared in the short film ‘The Channel.’
In 2017, he bagged a career-defining role when he replaced Ross Butler in the second season of ‘Riverdale.’ His character, ‘Reggie Mantle,’ was based on a popular comic character in ‘Archie Comics.’
The teenage drama is already a hit with the audience. Till now, he has appeared in 20 episodes of ‘Riverdale.’ The series is in its third season now.
In 2018, he played ‘Cage’ in an American science-fiction social thriller named ‘The Thinning.’ The film featured Logan Paul in the lead role.
He is set to appear in another film, ‘The Sun Is Also a Star.’ The film would feature him as ‘Daniel Bae’ and is scheduled to be released in 2019.
Melton is currently dating his ‘Riverdale’ co-star Camila Mendes. The couple started dating in 2018.
He adores singer William Hung, and his favorite film is ‘A Knight’s Tale.’ Melton loves watching food channels in his free time.