Charlie Gillespie

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Charlie Gillespie
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Born (1998-08-26) August 26, 1998 (age 22)
Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada
NationalityCanadian
CitizenshipCanada
Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
  • musician
Years active2014–present
Known for
  • Julie and the Phantoms
  • 2nd Generation
Musical career
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Genres
  • Pop punk
  • pop rock
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • electric guitar
Associated acts
  • Jeremy Shada
  • Owen Joyner
  • Madison Reyes

Charles Gillespie (born August 26, 1998) is a Canadian actor and singer, known for starring in the Netflix series Julie and the Phantoms as Luke Patterson[1]. Previously, he gained recognition from shows and films such as Charmed (2018 TV series), Degrassi: Next Class (2017), The Rest of Us (2019) and Runt (film)(2020).

Early life

Charlie was born and raised in Dieppe, New Brunswick[2], Canada. He speaks both English and French fluently, as they are the official languages of his native state.[3]

Gillespie has three older brothers (Ryan, Patrick and Michael) and one younger sister (Meghan), all of whom have been encouraged by their mother from a young age to play instruments. When they were children, his mother (Jeanette) used to call them ‘The Gillespie Five’, as they used to play instruments and sing together. Charlie has played acoustic guitar since he was little and started playing electric guitar for his role in Julie and the Phantoms.[4]

After graduating early from high school, Gillespie moved to Toronto and later to Los Angeles to pursue acting.

Career

After gaining recognition from his main roles in Runt (film), The Rest of Us (film) and Charmed, Charlie Gillespie's breakout role came in 2020 with the part of Luke Patterson in the Netflix musical series Julie and the Phantoms. Gillespie stars alongside Jeremy Shada, Owen Joyner. Specifically, he stars alongside Madison Reyes, with whom he wrote and performed the song Perfect Harmony, which is part of the Julie and the Phantoms: Music from the Netflix Original Series soundtrack.[5]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2014 La gang des hors-la-loi Tiger Film
2015 Galala Local host TV Host
2017 Degrassi: Next Class Oliver TV series
2017 The Next Step (2013 TV series) Marcus TV series
2018 2nd Generation Brody Johnson TV series Regular
2018 Speed Kills Andrew Aronoff Film
2018 Charmed (2018 TV series) Brian TV series
2019 I Am the Night (TV series) Surfer Hank TV series
2019 The Rest of Us (film) Nathan Film
2020 Runt (film) D-Rat Ronnie Film
2020-Present Julie and the Phantoms (American TV series) Luke Patterson[6] TV series, Main character

References

  1. "'Julie and the Phantoms' Breakout Charlie Gillespie on Julie & Luke Romance and Season 2 Wishes (Exclusive)". Entertainment Tonight.
  2. "N.B. actor plays lead role in new Netflix series 'Julie and the Phantoms'". CTV News.
  3. "Charlie Gillespie: 9 facts about the Julie and the Phantoms actor you need to know". PopBuzz.
  4. https://www.etonline.com/julie-and-the-phantoms-breakout-charlie-gillespie-on-julie-luke-romance-and-season-2-wishes-153107
  5. https://www.imdb.com/news/ni63017277
  6. "Who Plays Luke in Netflix's 'Julie and the Phantoms'? Meet Charlie Gillespie". Decider.

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