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Charlie McDermott is a rising star who has already made his presence felt on both the large and small screens. He is also adding writer and director to his list of credits with the upcoming film "ImagiGary." The film, written and directed by McDermott, is a coming of age comedy about a freshman in college, Henry, who rediscovers his imaginary friend, Gary, through the loneliness of his first week at school. He stars in the film alongside Nate Hartley (co-writer) and Haley Ramm. The film began production in May in McDermott's hometown, the suburbs of Philadelphia.
On the big screen McDermott most recently appeared in the comedy "Hot Tub Time Machine," opposite John Cusick, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Chevy Chase. He will soon be 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," where he starred alongside Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, William Hurt and Sigourney Weaver. Additional films include a supporting role in the Sundance favorite "The Ten," with Jessica Alba, Adam Brody, Gretchen Mol, Oliver Platt, Paul Rudd, Winona Ryder and Liev Schreiber, Summit Entertainment's "The Sex Drive," opposite Seth Green and James Marsden, and the independent films "All Along" and "Disappearances."
Television roles include Lifetime's "Bond of Silence," "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."
Born in Pennsylvania, McDermott currently resides in Los Angeles. For additional information, please visit www.CharlieMcDermott.com.
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