Six-year-old Charlie Shotwell, who starred in the 2016 movie Captain Fantastic, has been nominated for his first SAG award as Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film. If he wins, he will become the youngest actor to win an award from SAGs and the fourth person under the age of twelve to be nominated since the awards were established in 1995. That would make him the youngest ever SAG Award winner. Youngest SAG Award Nominee: Charlie Shotwell
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Born in 2007, the young actor already has a resume that includes roles on One Day at a Time and The Strain. He made his first major film debut as young Nai Cash in 2016’s Captain Fantastic, for which he was nominated for the award. To date, Shotwell’s most well-known role is Bart Millard of MercyMe’s I Can Only Imagine music video. The video currently has over one billion views on YouTube. Shotwell is also recognized for his role as Alex Marshall on Netflix’s 2013 movie Bad Johnson starring John Cusack. In addition to acting, Shotwell also enjoys drawing and playing piano. Youngest SAG Award Nominee: Charlie Shotwell
Shotwell’s first acting work was in a 2013 commercial for a retail store called Fanatics. In 2016, he had his most notable role to date as the young Nai Cash in the comedy-drama film Captain Fantastic. Shotwell has been nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards for his performance as Cash. Shotwell lives with his family in Westchester County, New York. He and is not yet old enough to drive or go to school full-time.
Shotwell likes cats but also enjoys reptiles and bugs. He has plans of working as an actor until he turns 18 and then go on to attend college where he would like study biology or environmental science
At the age of six, actor and recent film star Charlie Shotwell became one of the youngest nominees for a Screen Actors Guild Award (SAG) when he was recognized for his outstanding performance in Captain Fantastic. The nomination officially placed him among the ranks of successful actors nominated for this prestigious award as an Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. This recognition is also unprecedented because most performers nominated for these awards have been on-screen professionals for upwards of 20 years.
His first notable role being the young Nai Cash in the 2016 comedy-drama film Captain Fantastic for which he received nominations for SAG Awards. Most recently, he played Young Calvin O’Keefe in Insidious: The Last Key (2018) as well as an unnamed major character in Fox’s X-Men TV series (TBA). He is also set to star in Warner Bros.’s live action adaptation of Artemis Fowl. Other than acting, he enjoys playing soccer and has a black belt in karate.
In his own time, he also loves to do volunteer work with seniors and children. He has a great love for animals, as well and does volunteer work with PETA. Charlie’s talents don’t stop there! On top of acting, he also sings and dances. He is an honorary member of the Harlem Globetrotters where he performs at halftime of their games. His most recent accomplishment was being nominated for Best Performance by a Young Actor in the 2018 Golden Globe Awards.
He continues to be very busy, having wrapped up filming on Forever My Girl, starring alongside Josie Loren and Alex Roe; playing Danny in Flowers in The Attic, based on V.C.
-July 17, 2007-born in Provo, Utah
-He and his family moved to Brooklyn when he was 4
-At six years old, he got his first acting role which happened to be in the 2016 comedy drama film Captain Fantastic and received nominations for SAG Awards
Charlie Shotwell is a young American actor. Born in 2007, he is best known for his award-nominated role as the character Nai Cash in the 2016 comedy-drama film Captain Fantastic. In 2005, he appeared in an episode of FOX TV series The Chronicle about children on life support but it was not until 2006 that he started getting commercial gigs and television roles on shows such as Big Time Rush and NBC’s Parks and Recreation. He also had guest appearances on ABC’s Castle and CBS’ How I Met Your Mother.
In 2010, he starred in the movie (500) Days of Summer with Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt where he played Jules’ son.
Where did you start acting?
I started acting professionally at the age of six. My first notable role being the young Nai Cash in the 2016 comedy-drama film Captain Fantastic for which I received nominations for a Screen Actors Guild Awards, Young Artist Awards, and Independent Spirit Awards. What was it like to work with Viggo Mortensen?
It was an honor to work with him because he is such a talented actor. He was always nice to me on set and helped me feel comfortable during filming.