Max Charles (born August 18, 2003) is an American child actor. In addition to his appearance in the 2012 film The Three Stooges, Charles played a young Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man and had a role in the ABC comedy science fiction series The Neighbors. In 2014, Charles voiced Sherman in DreamWorks Animation's Mr. Peabody & Sherman alongside Ty Burrell. He also played a recurring role in Lab Rats: Bionic Island as Spin. He currently voices Kion in The Lion Guard.

Life and career

Charles was born in Dayton, Ohio. He first appeared in a third season episode of the HBO series True Blood in 2010. His later television guest starring work includes the Fox series Raising Hope, the NBC series Community, the TV Land series Hot in Cleveland, and the Disney Channel series Jessie. Charles has also had roles in the 2010 television film November Christmas and the 2011 direct-to-DVD film Spooky Buddies.

In early 2012, Charles appeared in The Three Stooges as Peezer, a young orphan who encounters the three title characters. That year, he also appeared in the films Least Among Saints and White Space. In 2012, Charles played a young Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man, a role whose adult counterpart was Andrew Garfield. In fall 2012, Charles began co-starring in the ABC comedy science fiction series The Neighbors. Charles voiced the boy Sherman in DreamWorks Animation's Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Mr. Peabody was voiced by actor Ty Burrell. Directed by The Lion King director Rob Minkoff, the film was released on March 7, 2014.

Charles has four brothers, and received his first audition after a producer asked one of his brothers to audition for a role; Charles asked his mother if he could accompany his brother, and was hired for his first acting role. In The Three Stooges, Charles can be seen in a scene with all three brothers. Charles is represented by CESD Talent Agency and Symington Talent Management. In January 2015, he was cast as Zach Goodweather, in the television series The Strain.

He voices the title character in the Nickelodeon series Harvey Beaks

He also had a recurring role in the Disney XD TV series Lab Rats.

Charles voices Kion in the Disney Channel television film The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar and its subsequent Disney Junior TV series The Lion Guard.



2010True BloodHunterEpisode: "Everything Is Broken"
Raising HopeMale StudentEpisode: "Blue Dots"
2011CommunityYoung PierceEpisode: "Celebrity Pharmacology 212"
Hot in ClevelandMarcusEpisode: "Elka's Snowbird"
2012JessieAxelEpisode: "World Wide Web of Lies"
Robot ChickenSchool Kid / Cruel KidEpisode: "Executed by the State"
2012–16Adventure TimeAdditional voices4 episodes
Family Guy6 episodes
2012–14The NeighborsMax WeaverMain role
2013, 2016American Dad!Boy2 episodes
2013The Haunted HathawaysTeddy MunroeEpisode: "Haunted Cookie Jar"
2014Rizzoli & IslesKevin SilverEpisode: "Tears of a Clown"
The Legend of KorraSkeptical SpiritVoice role
Episode: Korra Alone
ConstantineHenryEpisode: "Rage of Caliban"
Elf: Buddy's Musical ChristmasMichael HobbsVoice role
Television special
2015Lab Rats/Bionic IslandSpin7 episodes
Childrens HospitalBillyEpisode: "With Great Power..."
The StrainZach GoodweatherStarring role (Season 2)
2015–presentThe Mr. Peabody & Sherman ShowShermanVoice role
Harvey BeaksHarvey Beaks
2016The Lion GuardKion


2010November ChristmasGordon MarksTelevision film
2011Spooky BuddiesJosephDirect-to-video film
My Life As an ExperimentCooperTelevision film
2012Scent of the MissingCharlie Johnson
UnstableOliver March
The Three StoogesPeezer
Least Among SaintsDylan
The Amazing Spider-ManYoung Peter Parker
2014The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Mr. Peabody & ShermanShermanVoice role
The Last SurvivorsAlby
American SniperColton Kyle
NorthpoleKevin HastingsTelevision film
2015The Lion Guard: Return of the RoarKionVoice role; Television film
2016The Angry Birds MovieBobbyVoice role


2013Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young ActorThe NeighborsNominated
Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series
(shared with Isabella Cramp and Ian Patrick)
201642nd Saturn AwardsBest Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television SeriesThe StrainNominated