- 1. Career
Charles Michael Melton is an American actor. He is known for his role as Reggie Mantle on The CW television series Riverdale and for his starring roles in the films The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) and May December (2023).
He was first successful as a model, having booked gigs for Dolce & Gabbana, Kenneth Cole and MAC. His first acting roles included guest spots on Glee and American Horror Story.
Melton received mainstream attention in 2017 when he was cast as Reggie Mantle in the second season of the CW series Riverdale. He replaced Ross Butler, who left the cast due to his commitment to 13 Reasons Why. After recurring during the second season, Melton officially became a series regular on Riverdale starting with the third season. In 2019, he starred in his first feature film as Daniel Bae in The Sun Is Also a Star, the film adaptation of the book of the same name by Nicola Yoon. Melton is the first Korean-American and Asian-American actor to lead a teen romance film from a major Hollywood studio.