Charles Melton Bio- Biography, Age, Movies, Shows, Salary, Net worth, Girlfriend, Parents
Charles Melton Bio – Biography
Charles Melton is an American actor and model born on 4th January 1991 in Juneau, Alaska but he grew up in Manhattan, Kansas. He is known for his role as Reggie Mantle on The CW television series Riverdale. He was the face of Mac Cosmetics’ first makeup line for men. He is of Korean and Cherokee descent. He attended Kansas State University but dropped out after two years to pursue acting.
While at the Kansas State University he played football as a defensive under the guidance of coach Bill Snyder, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
Charles Melton Ethnicity
He has a mixed ethnicity of Korean, Caucasian and Cherokee.
Charles Melton Modelling
He began his career as a model andmade his debut in 2012 walking for VLOV New and Park & Ronen at New York Fashion Week. He participated in Dolce & Gabbana lookbook he has also been featured on the cover of Prestige magazine.He has worked with labels such as Armani, Azalea, Dolce & Gabbana, Hollister, Old Navy.
Charles Melton Riverdale
In May 2017 Charles was announced as new cast for the role of Reggie Mantle in ‘Riverdale’. During an interview with Vogue Charles revealed that he auditioned for four times and its during the second time that he actually knew that he was auditioning for Reggie. He called his dad to ask who Reggie was and he said;
“Dude, you’re perfect for Reggie. He’s just a jerk and he’s funny, and a prankster. Just be yourself, man.” And he was like, “Wow, sweet, dad. I’m a jerk, great. This should be easy.”
The first season Reggie was portrayed by an Asian American actor and in the comics he is a white actor. Charles is of mixed ethnicity of Korean, Caucasian and Cherokee, he had this to say about it;
‘I think it’s amazing. I think diversity and multiculturalism on TV and on the screen is such a powerful thing. And to be honest, it’s a very American thing. I’ve always seen myself as an all-American kid, you know. You’re not just white or black or Asian or Latino. We’re in the melting pot of America. And traditionally it’s a Caucasian role. I’m Caucasian, and I’m also Asian. So to be able to play this role … It’s amazing, it’s great, I’m honored to play this role and to put my own spin on this character and see how it goes.’
Charles Melton Glee
He appeared in the fourteenth episode ‘New New York’ of Glee’s fifth season as Gavin – a model
Charles Melton Family/ Parents
His mother is Sukyong Melton and his father is Phil Melton. He has a sister by the name Tammie Melton.
Charles Melton Salary and Net worth
He earns US$ 10K-12K Per Episode and has a net worth of US$ 500 Thousand.
Charles Melton Movies
- 2015: Faces Without Eyes as Doc
- 2015: Bad Friend as Collin
- 2016: The Channel as Chris
- 2018: The Thinning as Cage
- 2019: The Sun is Also a Star
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Charles Melton Fat Shaming Tweets
In June 2018 his 2012 tweet comments surfaced in which he is allegedly fat shaming. The comments included;
‘Fat chicks need to understand that wearing yoga pants is a privilege, not a right.’
Soon as the tweets went viral he apologised releasing a statement to Daily Mail saying
‘I’m truly sorry for making inconsiderate comments several years ago and apologize to anyone I hurt. What I posted and said was immature, offensive and inappropriate. I am ashamed of how I acted and there is no excuse for that behavior. I’m striving to do better and will use this experience to grow, helping others to understand how these types of statements are completely unacceptable.’
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