Charlie Barnett (actor)
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Charlie Barnett Actor

Charlie Barnett
Born (1988-02-04) February 4, 1988 (age 32)
Alma materJuilliard School
Home townSarasota, Florida, U.S.
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

Charlie Barnett (born February 4, 1988)[1] is an American actor from Sarasota, Florida. He starred as Peter Mills, a firefighter/paramedic on the NBC drama Chicago Fire from 2012 to 2015.[2][3] Among his many starring roles are Alan Zaveri on the Netflix comedy series Russian Doll, Ben Marshall on the Netflix series Tales of the City, and Gabe Miranda in the Netflix thriller series You.[4]

Early life and education

Barnett and his sister were adopted by Bob and Danee Barnett.[5][6] His adoptive mother is from Utah and is of Swedish descent,[7][8][9] while his adoptive father is a boat builder from Minnesota.[10][6] He was raised on a sailboat near Longboat Key in Florida until he was seven.[2][11] He discovered theatre when he was six years old and performed in many operas and musicals with the Sarasota Youth Opera.[12][11] Barnett is a graduate from Booker High School.[12][5] He participated in the Carnegie Mellon Musical Theater Summer Program.


Barnett is a graduate of the Juilliard School drama program, class of 2010.[12][13] He enjoys sailing, playing Ms. Pac-Man, and classic cars.[2] While pursuing his career, Barnett has lived in New York City, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and Chicago.[14] During filming for Chicago Fire, Barnett lived with co-stars Joe Minoso and Yuri Sardarov.[10] He is a White Sox and Chicago Bears fan.[10]

From 2012 to 2015, Barnett starred as Peter Mills in the NBC action-drama television series, Chicago Fire.[15]

In 2017, Barnett was cast in the role of Ian Porter on The CW series Valor.[16]

In 2018, Barnett was cast in the main role of Alan Zaveri on the Netflix comedy series Russian Doll,[17][18] which was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2019.[19] In the same year, Barnett was cast in the main role of Ben Marshall on the Netflix miniseries, Tales of the City.[20][21]

In 2019, Barnett was cast in the recurring role of Gabe Miranda on the second season of the Netflix thriller You.[22][23] In July 2019, Barnett joined Arrow for its eighth and final season, portraying John Diggle, Jr.[24][5] His role was announced at a Comi-con panel.[25]

Personal life

Barnett is gay and came out at 13.[26] Barnett has struggled with alcohol addiction.[27] He resides in Los Angeles.[28]




Year Title Role Notes
2006 Circus Island Billy Robarts
2011 Private Romeo Ken Lee / Prince Escalus
2012 Gayby[2] Daniel
2012 Men in Black 3 Air Force MP #2
2013 The Happy Sad Aaron[30]
2020 The Stand-In Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit[2] Chuck Mills Episode: "Gray"
2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent[2] Dr. Sam Harris Episode: "Cadaver"
2013 Apex Tim Episode: "Pilot"
2012-2015 Chicago Fire Peter Mills Main cast: 66 episodes/guest star: 4 episodes
2016 Secrets and Lies Patrick Warner Main cast
2017 Orange Is the New Black Wes Driscoll Episode: "The Reverse Midas Touch"
2017-2018 Valor Ian Porter Main cast
2019 Russian Doll Alan Zaveri Main cast
Tales of the City Ben Marshall Main cast
Arrow John Diggle, Jr. Recurring role (Season 8)
You Gabe Miranda Recurring role (Season 2)


  1. ^ Kipling, Kay (January 28, 2019). "Sarasota's Own Charlie Barnett in New Netflix Series Russian Doll, Starting Feb. 1". Sarasota Magazine. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Charlie Barnett - About". NBC. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Chicago Fire's Monica Raymond and Charlie Barnett". WhatItDo. September 25, 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ Pattugalan, Nora (February 20, 2020). "Who is Charlie Barnett and Where Have You Seen Him?". The Blast. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d Handelman, Jay (November 25, 2019). "Booker grad Charlie Barnett named to Out100 Entertainers list for 2019". Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ a b Martin, William (October 10, 2013). "Charlie Barnett ('Chicago Fire') interview". Cultbox.
  7. ^ @_CharlieBarnett (February 15, 2019). "Charlie Barnett" (Tweet). Retrieved 2019 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ McHenry, Jackson (February 11, 2019). "Russian Doll's Charlie Barnett on Alan, Oatmeal, and the Bachelorette Party That Changed His Life". Vulture. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ Martin, Megan (March 26, 2019). "BlackBook Interview: 'Russian Doll' Star Charlie Barnett On Facing Down Demons, the Brilliance of Natasha Lyonne, and Having to Die Over and Over Again". BlackBook. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ a b c Drake, Elisa. "My Chicago: Chicago Fire's Charlie Barnett". Where. Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ a b Heyward, Giulia (May 2, 2019). "Charlie Barnett, Star of Netflix's Russian Doll, Launched His Career in Sarasota". Sarasota Magazine. Retrieved 2020.
  12. ^ a b c Handelmen, Jay. "Charlie Barnett's Baptism by 'Chicago Fire'". Arts Sarasota. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ "Private Romeo Movie" (PDF). Private Romeo. Retrieved 2014.
  14. ^ Gleberman, Monica. "Charlie Barnett of Chicago Fire: "[Peter Mills] has some challenges ahead"". Cable TV. Archived from the original on March 12, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  15. ^ Ross, Robyn (April 22, 2015). "Chicago Fire Boss Explains Why 51 Had to Say Goodbye to Another One of Its Own". TVguide. Retrieved 2019.
  16. ^ Petski, Denise (February 24, 2017). "'Dynasty': CW Reboot Casts Robert Christopher Riley; 'Valor' Adds Charlie Barnett". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2019.
  17. ^ Frederick, Brittany (December 17, 2018). "Chicago Fire's Charlie Barnett starring in new Netflix series". OneChicagoCenter. Retrieved 2019.
  18. ^ "Russian Doll 2 Release Date". Union Journalism. Retrieved 2020.
  19. ^ Lindsay, Benjamin (June 19, 2019). "How Charlie Barnett Went From Juilliard to Starring on 2 Hit Netflix Series". Backstage. Retrieved 2020.
  20. ^ Petski, Denise (October 16, 2018). "'Armistead Maupin's Tales Of The City': Paul Gross To Reprise Role In Netflix Revival; Full Cast Set". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2019.
  21. ^ Handelman, Jay (June 6, 2019). "Booker High grad Charlie Barnett is a fixture on Netflix". Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 2020.
  22. ^ Petski, Denise (March 26, 2019). "'You': Charlie Barnett To Recur In Series' Second Season On Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2019.
  23. ^ Bell, Amanda (September 29, 2019). "YOU Season 2 Will Have Some 'Extreme Turns,' Charlie Barnett Reveals". TVGuide. Retrieved 2019.
  24. ^ Petski, Denise (July 20, 2019). "'Arrow': Charlie Barnett Joins Final Season As John Diggle Jr. - Comic-Con". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on July 21, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  25. ^ Thorne, Will (July 20, 2019). "'Russian Doll' Star Charlie Barnett Joins 'Arrow' Final Season". Variety. Retrieved 2020.
  26. ^ Reynolds, Daniel (May 22, 2019). "Charlie Barnett Brings Black Gay Representation to 'Tales of the City'". Retrieved 2019.
  27. ^ McHenry, Jackson. "Russian Doll's Charlie Barnett on Alan, Oatmeal, and the Bachelorette Party That Changed His Life". Vulture. Retrieved 2020.
  28. ^ Kohn, Ryan (April 17, 2019). "'Russian Doll' star Charlie Barnett credits Booker VPA for getting his start". Your Observer. Retrieved 2020.
  29. ^ "Here Are Your Out100 Entertainers of the Year". Out Magazine. Retrieved 2020.
  30. ^ Handelman, Jay. "Charlie Barnett finds 'The Happy Sad' of life in festival film and NBC series". Arts Sarasota. Retrieved 2014.

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