A rising star who has made his presence felt on screens large and small, Charlie McDermott is also adding writer/director to his list of credits with the upcoming film "ImagiGary." A coming of age comedy about a freshman in college who rediscovers his imaginary friend, Gary, through the loneliness of his first week at school, the film starring McDermott alongside (co-writer) Nate Hartley and Haley Ramm, was produced in McDermott's hometown, the suburbs of Philadelphia.
On the big screen, McDermott starred in "Hot Tub Time Machine" opposite John Cusack, Rob Corddy, Craig Robinson, and Chevy Chase. He was seen alongside Laura Linney and writer/director Leland Orser in "Morning." He also appeared 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 Liev Schreiber; "The Sex Drive," opposite Seth Green and James Marsden; and the independent films "All Along" and "Disappearances."
Television credits include Lifetime's "Bond of Silence," "The Office," "Private Practice," "Parks and Recreation," PBS' Emmy®-winning "Windy Acres," "Medium," and the Hallmark films "Generation Gap" and "Safe Harbor."
Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, McDermott currently resides in Los Angeles.