Actor Charlie Finn was born on September 18, 1981 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Raised in Lake Bluff, Illinois, he was educated at Lake Forest High School. Later on, he attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas and majored in English. He began his career in the entertainment industry as a production assistant in Los Angeles. Soon, he found acting to be his passion and pursued it eventually.
In 1999, Charlie Finn appeared on an episode of Sports Night. He followed this up with roles in films like The In Crowd and Psycho Beach Party, before he guest-starred in two episodes of DAG. In 2001, he landed a role in Super Troopers, as the smart aleck restaurant cashier. His next role was that of Jackson Lewis in the series Deep Cover, then on films like King’s Highway and The Year That Trembled. The next year, Finn was cast in the television adaptation of Nancy Drew. In 2003, he gave a memorable performance in the independent feature, Rolling Kansas as the character Kevin Haub. He also took on a recurring role in the series, Andy Richter Controls the Universe. He later appeared on the Judging Amy episode “CSO: Hartford.” After a role in the TV film Gone But Not Forgotten, Finn was cast as Fred in Life on a Stick. In 2005, he worked alongside Johnny Knoxville, Sean William Scott and Jessica Simpson on the movie The Dukes of Hazzard. He also got a role in More Than a Job’s Worth, and was seen on an episode of Love, Inc. Finn later on joined the cast of the ABC sitcom Help Me Help You, as Dave. The series was cancelled in 2007, but Finn moved on to other projects.
Charlie Finn is also known for his voice acting work. He is most famous for his portrayal of the character Spud in the animated series American Dragon: Jake Long. He also voiced Spud on a special episode of Lilo & Stitch: The Series. In addition, he has been noted for his recitals of epic Shakespearian soliloquies. A member of the legendary Lake Forest Players’ Club since the early 1990s, Finn also enjoys playing tennis. He also dabbles in photography and skeet shooting.