Max Charles (born August 18, 2003) is an American child actor. In addition to his appearance in the 2012 film The Three Stooges, Charles played a young Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man and has a role in the ABC comedy science fiction series The Neighbors. In 2014, Charles will play Sherman in DreamWorks Animation's Mr. Peabody & Sherman alongside Ty Burrell.
Charles was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He first appeared in a third season episode of the HBO series True Blood in 2010. His later television guest starring work includes the Fox series Raising Hope, the NBC show Community, the TV Land series Hot in Cleveland, and the Disney Channel show Jessie. Charles has also had roles in the 2010 TV film November Christmas and the 2011 direct-to-DVD film Spooky Buddies.
In early 2012, Charles appeared in The Three Stooges as Peezer, a young orphan who encounters the three titular characters. That year, he also appeared in the films Least Among Saints and White Space. In 2012, Charles played a young Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man, a role whose adult counterpart was Andrew Garfield. In fall 2012, Charles began costarring in the ABC comedy science fiction series The Neighbors. Charles has been cast as the voice of the boy Sherman in DreamWorks Animation's Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Mr. Peabody will be played by actor Ty Burrell. Being directed by The Lion King director Rob Minkoff, the film is set to release on March 7, 2014.
Charles has three brothers, and received his first audition after a producer asked one of his brothers to audition for a role; Charles asked his mother if he could accompany his brother, and was hired for his first acting role. In The Three Stooges, Charles can be seen in a scene with all three brothers. Charles is represented by CESD Talent Agency and Evolution Entertainment.