Charlie Carver (born Charles Carver Martensen;July 31, 1988) is an American actor. His best known roles include Porter Scavo on the ABCtelevision series Desperate Housewives, Ethan on the MTV television series Teen Wolf, and Scott Frost on the first season of the HBO television series The Leftovers.His twin brother Max Carver has frequently portrayed the twin of his characters.
Charlie Carver was born in San Francisco, California, on July 31, 1988. His identical twin brother Max was born seven minutes later on August 1. Before he began acting professionally, he was known as Charlie Martensen. His father, Robert Martensen, was an author and medical researcher in history at the National Institutes of Health, and his mother, Anne Carver, is a philanthropist and community activist. In 1992, Anne and her new husband Denis Sutro moved the family to Calistoga in Napa Valley. He attended High School at St. Paul’s Boarding School in Concord, New Hampshire, but left to attend Interlochen Arts Academy, Michigan, in his sophomore year. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 2012. He also studied acting at The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
His screen debut was with his brother in the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives; they played Porter and Preston Scavo, sons to Lynette Scavo and Tom Scavo. He and his brother appeared in season 3 of MTV’s Teen Wolf as a pair of twin werewolves – Charlie plays Ethan, and Max plays Aiden.They next appeared in the first season of HBO series The Leftovers.
Carver appeared in the ABC miniseries When We Rise in 2017.The production traced the history of the LGBTQ rights movement, beginning with the Stonewall riots in 1969. Carver himself came out as gay in 2016.