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Charlie McDermott (Axl)

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Charlie McDermott is a quickly rising star who will make his presence felt this year.

He joined Chevy Chase, John Cusack, Rob Corddry and Craig Robinson in the movie Hot Tub Time Machine, and starred alongside Laura Linney and writer/director Leland Orser in Morning.

McDermott was also recently seen 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 favourite The Ten, alongside Jessica Alba, Adam Brody, Gretchen Mol, Oliver Platt, Paul Rudd, Winona Ryder and Live Schreiber; The Sex Drive, opposite Seth Green and James Marsden; and the independent films All Along and Disappearances.

Television credits include The Office, as the disinterested student who ignores Michael Scott (Steve Carell), Private Practice, Parks and Recreation, Windy Acres, Medium and the Hallmark films Generation Gap and Safe Harbor.