Charlie McDermott is an American actor best known for his role as Axl Heck in the television sitcom The Middle.
On the big screen he appears with Chevy Chase, John Cusack, Rob Corddry and Craig Robinson in Hot Tub Time Machine, an absurdist comedy; and he stars alongside Laura Linney and writer/director Leland Orser in Morning, also in 2010.
McDermott was seen in the critically praised Frozen River, earning a Spirit Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The recipient of the Sundance 2008 Jury Prize for Best Dramatic Film, the movie was also honoured by the Gotham Awards, Hamburg Film Festival, National Board of Review and New York Film Critics Circle Awards.
McDermott began his career with M. Night Shyamalan's The Village, alongside Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, William Hurt and Sigourney Weaver.
Additional film credits include a supporting role in the Sundance favorite The Ten, alongside Jessica Alba, Adam Brody, Gretchen Mol, Oliver Platt, Paul Rudd, Winona Ryder and Liev Schreiber; Summit Entertainment's The Sex Drive, opposite Seth Green and James Marsden; and the independent films All Along and Disappearances.
Television credits include The Office, as the disinterested student who ignores Michael Scott (Steve Carell), Private Practice, Parks and Recreation, PBS' Emmy Award-winning Windy Acres, Medium and the Hallmark films Generation Gap and Safe Harbor.