Charlie Weber

Biography: Acting was "something that I was always sort of involved in," says Charlie. He was interested in drama in high school, but he didn't really take part in school productions. After graduation, Charlie went to college for one year. He says it was "almost to make sure it wasn't what I wanted to do. For my parents sake, I guess." Charlie decided college wasn't for him, and he wanted to see what was going on in the world, so he moved to New York City when he was 19 years old. "I started to study acting and I met people and everything sort of fell together," says Charlie.
He managed to use his good looks for more than just meeting girls when he was in New York. He picked up a few modeling gigs to pay the bills. Charlie appeared in print ads for designers like Abercrombie & Fitch and Ralph Lauren. "I did some odd adds," says Charlie. "I ended up doing this ad and it was in Vanity Fair. People were talking about it because it was really risquÈ. It was me and a young girl naked on
Acting was "something that I was always sort of involved in," says Charlie. He was interested in drama in high school, but he didn't really take part in school productions. After graduation, Charlie went to college for one year. He says it was "almost to make sure it wasn't what I wanted to do. For my parents sake, I guess." Charlie decided college wasn't for him, and he wanted to see what was going on in the world, so he moved to New York City when he was 19 years old. "I started to study acting and I met people and everything sort of fell together," says Charlie.
He managed to use his good looks for more than just meeting girls when he was in New York. He picked up a few modeling gigs to pay the bills. Charlie appeared in print ads for designers like Abercrombie & Fitch and Ralph Lauren. "I did some odd adds," says Charlie. "I ended up doing this ad and it was in Vanity Fair. People were talking about it because it was really risquÈ. It was me and a young girl naked on top of an elephant." Wow! "Yeah, so that one caught a few people's eyes," he continues. "I really enjoyed being a part of that, being that guy. I thought it was funny."

While living in New York Charlie took s and acted in student films. Then, he decided to make the move to Los Angeles. "The first thing I did was a pilot, and that didn't [get picked up]," says Charlie. The pilot was called "Wilder Days." "It was good, I was just a guest spot on that. Then, not long after that, I booked 'Buffy,' but I wasn't gonna start filming for about two months, and in that time I did an episode of 'The Drew Carey Show.'"

Charlie's guest spot on "The Drew Carey Show" was brief but fun. "I played this guy named Brad who was upset with Drew because he had ruined a situation where I was juggling two girls," says Charlie. "I just kind of came in and yelled at him a bit and threw some food on him."

While he was shooting Buffy, Charlie acted in a horror movie called Director's Cut. He appeared briefly in a flick called The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, but Director's Cut was Charlie's first big film role. "It's sort of this little slasher, who-done-it flick from the mind of Stephen J. Cannell," says Charlie. "It was fun to make." Charlie plays a character named Dillon Johnson. "I start out as the quarterback stud guy. Then murders start happening, and people think I'm doing it," says Charlie. "So I get darker and darker as time goes on." Charlie says he figures the flick will only have a limited release, but maybe you can find it at your local video store eventually."

Charlie has had a great time playing Ben on "Buffy" this year. If you've been watching the show lately, you know that his character is playing a key role in this season's finale. "The thing about Ben is that he's a nice guy," says Charlie. "But he has all these moral dilemmas because he's facing his own demise here with Glory, and just with the whole situation, and there are ways out for him." Ben is actually a pretty complicated character, and Charlie is enjoying all the layers he gets to play. He explains, "He could turn over the girl and possibly save his own life. He could take his own life thus taking out Glory. He could be killed, and he knows that if he's killed then Glory's gone, so there are actually people trying to kill him. And so I think he just had to deal with all that and it causes a lot of emotional stress on him." Poor Ben. I think he's got a little thing for Buffy, too.

In case you didn't know, Charlie's character on "Buffy," Ben, is actually sharing a body with evil hell god Glory. Lately, this has involved a lot of morphing effects as Ben/Glory switches back and forth. That means some hard work for Charlie and Clare Kramer, who plays Glory. Recently, the show contained a scene where Ben and Glory morphed back and forth every few seconds. "That was a very very difficult scene," says Charlie. "That took all day. Clare and I both had to memorize both parts and perform them in like a one man show. We had to go through all the blocking and motions, and they filmed all of it and made cuts and morphs as they saw fit." He continues, "And we'd have to go back in and do each little section the same way the other one did it, for the purposes of the morph. We'd have to stand in exactly the same place and they matched our faces on the screen. They were like, 'Move three centimeters to your left.' It has to be really precise." Sounds tough, but the effects sure do look great in the end.

When Charlie isn't busy acting, he likes to surf and play the guitar (not at the same time). He's just been surfing since he moved here a year and a half ago, but he's already hooked. "My buddy who's an excellent surfer got me out there, and once you've got it, it's great," says Charlie.

As far as his plans for the future, Charlie says, "I'm not sure." He'll be going on more auditions soon, and after his excellent work on "Buffy" there's no doubt we'll be seeing more of Charlie in the future.
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Charlie Weber's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 58
Highest Metascore: 68 How to Get Away With Murder: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 47 90210: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
2 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
68 How to Get Away With Murder: Season 1 Sep 25, 2014 Frank Delfino 7.6
tbd 90210: Season 5 Oct 8, 2012 Mark Holland 7.6
47 90210: Season 1 Sep 2, 2008 Mark Holland 6.7
tbd Everwood: Season 3 Sep 13, 2004 Jay tbd
tbd Everwood: Season 2 Sep 15, 2003 Jay tbd
tbd Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 5 Sep 26, 2000 Ben 5.5