Charles Vandervaart was born September 9 2000, in Toronto Canada. He realised he wanted to be an actor at the age of 5 when he saw his first stage play, and joined the Soulpepper Theatre Company in Toronto soon after.
Vandervaart won his first role at age 10 in a TV movie called, At Risk, and followed that up with the role of Junior Rocker, Gage, in Disney’s Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.
In his early teens Charles had single episode roles in the TV series’ Bomb Girls, The L.A Complex, Reign and Private eyes and in 2013 he lent his voice to the Character Javier in the Children’s cartoon, Wild Kratt’s, plus a singing Monkey in, Babar and the adventures of Badou. In the same year he also appeared in the made for TV movie, Port Hope, as Ben Clarke, which follows the Clarke family as they live on a wild animal reserve where people and animals in need are part of every day.
Vandervaart then won the role of Jack Brackenreid, son of main character Thomas Brackenreid, in the popular series, Murdoch Mysteries, a role which he has reprised in 23 episodes over 9 years, from 2013-2022.
In 2014 he took on one of the starring roles in The Stanley Dynamic, as Larry Stanley, the normal twin brother of Luke Stanley who was an animated cartoon. Charles was in all 52 episodes of the family TV show.
From there hewent on to play Steve in the film, Every Day, and a younger version of Fred in the show, October Faction, a fantasy, sci-fi thriller series about a semi-retired couple who work for a clandestine monster hunting agency.
He took some time out of his busy schedule to voice a character in Paw Patrol before portraying Jacob in The Craft: Legacy, a sequel to the cult hit The Craft from the 90’s.
Charles has been busy ever since, with back to back roles in Netflix’s remake of the classic Lost in Space, reprising his role in Murdoch Mysteries, then on to the role of Robbie Hobbie in the TV series Holly Hobbie.
In 2023 he was thrilled to be awarded the role of William Ransom, the adult son of Jamie Fraser, in season 7 of Outlander, he will continue the role into 2024.
On top of his performing arts interests, Charles enjoys fitness training and rock climbing. He has been trained in both equestrian and combat skills, plays hockey and competes in Triathlons. In his spare time he plays piano and guitar, and speaks fluent French.