Name: Charlie Barnett
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Age: 24 years old
Character Bio: Peter Mills
Peter Mills, a recent Academy graduate from a multi-generational family of firefighters, has just jumped into life on truck feet first.
Mills joins Station 51 immediately following the loss of Andrew Darden. Although he quickly endears himself to the group, Mills must work hard to find his place in the house and prove himself to his fellow firefighters. Mills is also faced with deciding which part of the firehouse to call home. Torn between remaining on Casey’s truck or training to ride alongside Severide’s rescue squad, it won’t be an easy call.
In addition to his challenging new role as firehouse candidate, Mills juggles close relationships with his mother and sister, who rely on him for help at the family restaurant they’ve been running since his father’s tragic death.
Actor Bio: Charlie Barnett
Charlie Barnett stars as Peter Mills, a young new academy graduate who follows a long line of multi-generational firefighters, in NBC’s drama “Chicago Fire.”
A graduate of The Juilliard School, he began performing in his hometown of Sarasota, Florida, at the age of seven in opera and musical theatre productions.
On the big screen, Barnett has a supporting role in “Men in Black 3″ with Will Smith and Josh Brolin. Other features include “Gayby,” which premiered this year at the South by Southwest Film Festival, “The Happy Sad,” a tangled love story, and “Private Romeo,” a modern take on Romeo and Juliet.
On television, he has guest-starred on NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU” and “Law & Order: CI.”
Barnett, who was raised on a sailboat for most of his young life, still enjoys sailing, as well as classic cars. He is also a strong advocate for volunteer work.
He is single and resides in Los Angeles – though his heart is in New York.