Charles Melton

Charles Melton biography
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Real name

Charles Michael Melton


actor, model

Birth Date

January 4, 1991


31 years

Zodiac Sign



Juneau, Alaska, United States


Manhattan High School, Kansas State University (not finished)



Charles Melton family members

Father's Name

Philip Melton

Mother's Name

Sukyong Melton

Siblings names

Patricia Melton (younger sister), Tammie Melton (younger sister)

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Who are Charles Melton parents?

Philip Melton (father)

Philip Melton father Charles Melton


Charles is very close with his father Phil, the big Archie comics fan, who advised Charles to play Reggie Mantle’s character on “Riverdale” as he also used to play football in college. Additionally, Phil taught his son to love acting. He took Charles as a boy to the movie theaters, where both admired the great films of all times, like “Armageddon”, “The Matrix” and others.

Philip Melton comes from Juneau, Alaska. He is a military man, that’s why he had to travel around the USA and worldwide, doing his job. Nowadays, Mr. Melton is a Kansas resident. He is very proud of his son and two daughters. Besides, he is still in love with Sukyong, his wife of many years.

Sukyong Melton (mother)

Sukyong Melton


Charles is a real momma’s boy; he is still tied up with his mother, whom he calls “Umma”. Sukyong is a Korean immigrant. She came to the USA in the early 1990s. She got her US citizenship in the early 2000s when her son Charles has already become a primary school pupil.

Suk’s life in the USA wasn’t easy at first. In America, she had a husband and a son, but no friends or even no driving license. In 1991 she remained with her son Charles in the USA alone, when her husband Phil was sent to a Gulf War.

Nowadays, movie star Charles Melton is very thankful to his mother, who supported him in each his new beginning – whether it was football or acting. The actor names his mother “My Queen”.

Charles Melton siblings

Patricia Melton (younger sister)

Patricia Melton


Charles has two younger sisters – Patricia and Tammie. Patricia is nowadays a New Mexico resident. She graduated from Kansas State University, where she majored in digital media, and then continued her education at The University of New Mexico. There she studied experimental art.

Nowadays, Patricia works as a teaching assistant in her alma mater – The University of New Mexico. She is in a relationship with her school sweetheart Brandon Barth.

Tammie Melton (younger sister)

Tammie Melton sister Charles Melton


Date of birth: 1998

The other sister is named Tammie. Like her brother, she was very athletic in a high school and played for the local volleyball team. After graduation from high school, Tammie entered Iowa State University. She remains a student in 2021. The girl studies two disciplines at the same time – business and human sciences. In the university, she is included in the top 2% of students.

Tammie maintains close relationships with her brother Charles. Sometimes she attends public events by his side.


Charles Michael Melton is widely known as Reggie Mantle, the captain of the university football team, from the popular teen drama series “Riverdale”. Nowadays, Charles is considered as one of the aspiring Hollywood actors. Additionally, he is a talented model and ex-football player.

He was born on January 4, 1991, in the family of Philip and Sukyong Melton. He is the oldest of four kids in the family and the only son. Charles entered this world in Juneau, Alaska, United States. But during his childhood years, he used to live in various states, like Georgia, Kentucky, Texas, and others. Besides, the Meltons spent some time in Korea and Germany because of Philip’s career.

Finally, Charles’s parents settled in Manhattan, Kansas, where they live till now. The future film star was educated at Manhattan High School and then entered Kansas State University. There he played football for the university team and was very successful in it. Till now, his 40-yard dash from bench-warming is considered as a kind of a record. But Charles quit football to start a career in the entertainment industry.

His great looks and acting talent attracted the attention of Tony Perkins, the manager, who previously presented Ashton Kutcher. At first, Tony asked Charles to lose 20 pounds of weight and then gradually moved him from football to modeling – the young man walked down the catwalk for Dolce & Gabbana and Kenneth Cole.

In 2012 he moved to Los Angeles with $500 in his pocket to start an acting career. He was driving in the car when he heard about Riverdale auditions. He put a lot of effort to land this role. In the series, based on Archie comic books, he replaced the actor Ross Butler, who left the show after the first season. Soon, Charles Melton became the secret crush of each second teen girl in the world.

As of 2021, his film list includes the big screen movies “The Thinning: New World Order” and “The Sun Is Also a Star”. He also made an appearance on Ariana Grande‘s music video “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored”.

Interesting and fun facts

  1. Since June 2021 he has been dating his Riverdale co-star Camila Mendes. By the way, both have already been in a relationship in 2018 but parted their ways because of busy schedules. The fans hope, nowadays everything goes more serious between them.
  2. He owns a husky, named Neya Melton. Charles calls himself “the dog’s daddy”. He created an Instagram account for his pet, which is followed by 26k people.
  3. His main hobby is sports. Besides, he enjoys watching the Food channel but doesn’t cook a lot himself to stay fit.
  4. He is a big fan of William Hung, the motivational speaker, and ex-American Idol contestant.
  5. His height is 181.5 cm and his weight is 73 kg.
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