- Grew up on a vineyard in California's Napa Valley operated by his mother and stepfather; father is a researcher in medical history at the National Institutes of Health.
- Made his acting debut as an eighth-grader in a school production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (he played Puck).
- Studied at the same secondary school (Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, MI) as Felicity Huffman, who played his mother on Desperate Housewives.
- Is the identical twin of Max Carver (Charlie's seven minutes older than Max); the duo played identical twins on Desperate Housewives.
- 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- Max Carver — Brother
- Anne Carver — Mother
- Denis Sutro — Stepfather
- Robert Martensen — Father
- University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
- Birth Name: Charles Carver Martensen
- Birth Place: San Francisco, CA
- Profession: Actor
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