Walking around the house
in his underwear
Axl, the oldest son of Frankie and Mike Heck, was conceived during what might be remembered as the Guns N' Roses period in the Heck household. He might be a typical teenage jock who eats his mom and dad out of house and home, but do you know many teenage boys who like walking around the house in their underwear? Yeah, neither do we.
Charlie McDermott is a quickly rising star who will make his presence felt on both the large and small screen in 2009. On the big screen he has two new films in production: He’ll join Chevy Chase, John Cusack, Rob Corddry and Craig Robinson in United Artist’s Hot Tub Time Machine, an absurdist comedy slated to open in February 2010; he will also star alongside Laura Linney and writer/director Leland Orser in Morning, opening later this year.
McDermott was most recently 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 has also been honored 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 Live 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.