Charlie Dale on DAYS OF OUR LIVES had turned out to be a bit of an enigma, so if viewers need some filling in, we’ve got your back! The character first appeared in the Oct. 6, 2020, episode and is played by Mike Manning. The actor might be familiar to viewers from his roles on TV series like THE REAL WORLD: D.C., TEEN WOLF, and THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS, or from the Disney movie Cloud 9.
Charlie was introduced as the new intern at Titan, who found himself caught in the middle of the power struggle between Philip Kiriakis and Xander Kiriakis. When the struggle grew physical and Xander accidentally elbowed Charlie, it spilled the protein shake he was bringing Philip all over his shirt. Xander gave him money for a new shirt, but after he went to buy one and had changed, he accidentally ran into Claire Brady, who spilled her drink all over him!
After this meet-cute, Charlie tried asking Claire out, but she was hesitant having just gone through a particularly rough patch. But she eventually gave in and they began dating. Charlie also found himself in a sticky situation as he began working for Xander to spy on Philip, and when caught, agreed to spy on Xander for Philip!
Charlie eventually opened to a little to Claire, admitting he’d grown up with his father in Philly and has a brother, though they are not in touch. Then his story took an interesting turn when he got a call from Ava Vitali summoning him to meet! She then accused him of being the one who raped Allie Horton, not Tripp Dalton. Charlie was stunned by the idea until she told him about the DNA evidence and noted that he and Tripp share DNA since they’re brothers! Pressed by his mother to confess, Charlie finally admitted that he had slept with Allie while she was drunk but he regretted his actions. When Ava wanted him to confess to clear Tripp’s name, Charlie accused her of playing favorites, then knocked her out and abducted her!
Charlie drugged his mother so when Rafe rescued her, her claims would be suspect, but others in Salem learned the truth about Charlie and the walls began closing in. Although he denied all the accusations, Allie underwent hypnosis and remembered her rape. Horrified, Claire dumped Charlie, who did not react well. She then pretended to want him back to trick him into confessing to the rape, but he caught on and deleted the recording. However, with most of Salem hating him, Charlie’s days seemed numbered!
Keep watching DAYS to find out what this unpredictable character does next!