Charlie McDermott is self-aware and grounded, which you wouldn’t expect from one of the hottest young actors in Hollywood. He scored his big break at 14 when M. Night Shyamalan cast him in The Village. Since then he’s been working nonstop, from Hot Tub Time Machine to his hit ABC comedy, The Middle.

Dream Collaborators: Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan

You always TiVo: Animal Planet’s The Haunted, Jackass,
Wonders of the Solar System

No one would expect: Secretly, I’m a little naive.

Talent you would most like to have: Freestyle rapping would be awesome, but I’m just not cool enough to attempt it.

Obsession: Twilight. Or should I say “lifting weights”?

Turn-on: Humor

Turn-off: Rudeness

Greatest extravagance: Music gear: CDs, records and instruments

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