Charles Joseph "Charlie" McDermott (born April 6, 1990) is an American television and film actor, currently best known for his role as Axl Heck on ABC's The Middle.
Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, McDermott is the son of Barbara and Charlie McDermott, an entrepreneur who owns health clubs. He has two younger sisters, Erin and Grace. He briefly attended high school at Salesianum in Wilmington, Delaware before enrolling in, and graduating from, PA Leadership Charter School (PALCS), a cyber school in Pennsylvania. He moved to Los Angeles at the age of 16.