Who Plays Reggie In Riverdale? 6 Facts On Charles Melton Including His Age, Girlfriend And TV Career

19 January 2021, 12:02

By Kathryn Knight

Reggie in Riverdale is the handsome High School jock every good teen drama needs, but who is the actor who plays him? Here’s the lowdown on Charles Melton.

Riverdale’s Reggie actor was previously played by Ross Butler, but Charles Melton took over the role in 2017 and has become a central character ever since.

As Riverdale returns for season 5 on Netflix, we’re getting to know the actor who plays Reggie a little better.

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Here’s a bunch of fun facts on Charles Melton – including his best Instagram pics, age, and other TV shows he's starred in – that’ll make you an even bigger fan of his, trust us…

Riverdale: Reggie is played by Charles Melton
Riverdale: Reggie is played by Charles Melton. Picture: Netflix

Charles Melton plays Reggie in Riverdale

Charles plays Reggie Mantle in Riverdale, a Riverdale High School student and captain of the varsity football team.

He’s also the best friend of Archie, played by KJ Apa.

Charles joined Riverdale in 2017 when he took over from Ross Butler, who left to focus on his role in 13 Reasons Why.

From the third series onward, Reggie became a series regular after being a recurring character for the first two seasons.

Charles Melton has also starred in Glee and an Ariana Grande music video
Charles Melton has also starred in Glee and an Ariana Grande music video. Picture: Charles Melton/Instagram

How old is Charles Melton?

Charles is 30 years old; his birthday is 4 January 1991.

Where is Charles Melton from?

Charles grew up in Juneau, Alaska. His dad Phil was born in the States while his mum, Sukyong, emigrated to the US in 1991 from Korea.

He spoke at length about his roots in a feature with Good Morning America, saying he appreciates his heritage now more than he did as a child, praising his mum’s work ethic and how she’s supported him through all of his aspirations.

Charles Melton with KJ Apa, who plays Archie on Riverdale
Charles Melton with KJ Apa, who plays Archie on Riverdale. Picture: Getty

It’s not just Riverdale Charles Melton has starred in

Riverdale isn’t Charles’ only TV job, he actually has a few impressive claims to fame – he played a model in an episode of Glee in 2014 and also made a couple of appearances in American Horror Story in 2015.

He even starred in Ariana Grande’s music video for ‘Break Up with Your Girlfriend’.

Does Charles Melton have a girlfriend?

It’s not publicly known whether Charles is dating anyone at the moment, but there are no signs of a girlfriend on his Instagram profile at the time of writing.

He previously dated Riverdale co-star Camila Mendes, but they split in December 2019 after a year of dating.

Charles Melton dated Camila Mendes for a year
Charles Melton dated Camila Mendes for a year. Picture: Getty
Charles Melton has a beloved puppy who he takes everywhere with him
Charles Melton has a beloved puppy who he takes everywhere with him. Picture: Charles Melton/Instagram

Charles Melton’s Instagram profile is full of pictures of his adorable puppy

Charles has an impressive 6.6 million Instagram followers @melton, and we’re not surprised – the photos of his explorations with his adorable puppy Naya keep his followers double-tapping.

Clearly an action man, Charles spends a lot of his downtime hiking, paddle-boarding, and trekking through the great outdoors.

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