Charlie Young
Quicklinks
Top Links
main detailsbiographyby votesphoto galleryquotes
Filmographies
by yearby typeby ratingsby votesby TV seriesby genreby keyword
Biographical
biography
Did You Know?
photo galleryquotes

Biography for
Charlie Young (Character)
from "The West Wing" (1999)

The content of this page was created by users. It has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.

Warning! This character biography may contain plot spoilers.

Visit our Character Biography Help to learn more.
This Character Biography topic is currently locked
 
Charlie Young's rise to White House insider is quick and meteoric. After working as waiter and golf caddy, the young man is hired as President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet's personal aide. From that point forward, he is privy to many of the inner workings of the most powerful office in the world. He is the son of a Washington D.C. police officer -- his mother -- who was killed in the line of duty after switching shifts at Charlie's suggestion. Obviously, this twist of fate continues to haunt the young man. With his father not in the picture, Charlie takes over caring for his younger sister, even putting off college to do so.

Charlie, who is African American, begins an early romance with president's youngest daughter, Zoey -- with some scary consequences from beyond 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The president is, of course, much more forgiving and develops a strong father-son bond with his young aide. Initially quiet and inconspicuous, Charlie grows more bold and open.

r73731