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Charlie Tahan Bio

Birthdate: December 1997
Birthplace: Glen Rock, New Jersey

Charlie Tahan recently starred alongside Zac Efron as his deceased brother Sam in Charlie St. Cloud. Find out how he got his big break in Charlie’s Kidzworld bio!


Charlie didn’t waste any time getting into acting. He starred in his first movie when he was seven-years-old—Charlie played the younger version of Seann William Scott’s character in Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot. Since then Charlie has worked on lots of projects. He guest-starred on the Fox TV show, Fringe and acted alongside Will Smith in the summer blockbuster, I Am Legend.


Charlie St. Cloud

Charlie Tahan recently landed his biggest role to date—starring alongside Zac Efron in Charlie St. Cloud! Charlie had worked with the producer on a Natalie Portman movie called Love and Other Impossible Pursuits. The producer liked Charlie so much that he brought him on board for Charlie St. Cloud! Charlie plays Zac Efron’s deceased brother, Sam.


Charlie On "Charlie"

“After Sam dies, Charlie [Zac Efron's character] can't deal with it,” Charlie explains. “He can see Sam every day at sunset, so they kind of rebuild their brotherly relationship there and continue it.” Charlie says the hardest part of the role was when he had to cry. “I didn't think I was actually going to cry,” Charlie says. “I just made myself. I never really expected it.”


Charlie Says:

  • “I'm not trying to act like I'm dead, I'm normal—us playing baseball in the field like normal brothers.” —on his role as Zac Efron’s deceased brother in Charlie St. Cloud
  • “There were a couple of scenes where we cried. When we were exiting the woods and there was violin music, I saw one little tear. My mom cries at everything. She cried at the end of the Spongebob movie.”
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