In the television world, it is not uncommon to see fame rub off on family members. Dr. Jan Harm Pol, a veterinarian by profession, is undoubtedly the star of the Nat Geo Wild show “The Incredible Dr. Pol.” During his rise to fame, we have also seen his wife Diane Pol, and son Charles Pol follow him in a similar path. Even his daughters who rarely make Television appearances found themself in the limelight. It just shows how far Dr. Pol has come as a reality television actor. For this article, we take the shine away from Dr. Pol and put it on Charles Pol.
Who indeed is Charles Pol?
Charles is an American reality television actor and producer who has a net worth of USD $3 Million. Even though Charles is not a veterinarian his ticket to fame has come through the reality television show “The Incredible Dr. Pol” which actually documents the work of veterinarians. Charle is Pisces and according to his zodiac reading, he is said to possess the traits of being flirtatious, charming, and romantic, also introverted and emotional.
How old is Charles Pol?
Charles was born on March 6, 1979, in central Michigan, United States. The birthdate makes him 44 years old. Charles was adopted right from birth by Dr. Jan Pol & Diane Pol. He also has two elder siblings Diane Pol Jr. and Kathy Pol both adopted.
Early Life & Education:
Charles Pol grew up in rural Central Michigan where he began his schooling too. He was raised in an environment that would keep him in touch with animals such as dogs, cats, horses, cows, goats, in general pets, and farm animals. As early as the age of 5, he would join Dr. Pol as a sidekick. In the following years, he assisted Dr. Jan Pol at the clinic, helping out on farm calls and taking care of the vast number of pets and farm animals. Charles enrolled at a private school in Michigan for his primary education and then attended Chippewa Hills High School graduating in 1998.
Even though Charles loved working with animals but he chose to follow a different career path. On the reason behind his decision, Charles has said that he never wanted to be a veterinarian himself because he didn’t have the same passion as his father.
“I knew from an early age that this is a profession that you have to have a passion for. I didn’t have the same kind of passion that I saw in my dad, so I knew that that probably wouldn’t be right for me. While I love being a part of veterinary medicine, while I love helping my dad and working with animals on a daily basis, I never really wanted to go that far and become a vet because I didn’t have the passion for it.”
Thankfully, Dr. Pol and Diane Pol were not opposed to the idea of him choosing another profession, and Charles went on to follow a career in Hollywood. After high school, Charles attended Central Michigan University where spent from 1998-2001. Following his time there, Charles joined the University of Miami where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication.
Right after graduation, Charles moved to Los Angeles seeking to pursue a career in the Entertainment industry. He took internships with reputed companies like Paramount Pictures, Parkway Production, and Mirage Enterprises. During that time, he also got to learn from late Hollywood legend Sydney Pollack.
During the early years of his career, Charles worked in Los Angeles occupying mostly occupying behind the scene roles. According to his Linkedin portfolio, Charles worked as an assistant for Sony Pictures Entertrainment for a year in 2006 starting from January to December. He then switched the company as he joined Booya Studios as Development Executive working for nine months from March 2007 to January 2008. He then switched jobs to operation coordinator for Nickelodeon and worked there until March 2012. Charles served as executive producer for Straight Shooters Entertainment from 2012-2014. In 2011, Charles served as executive producer of the reality television series “The Legend of Sheriff Gus Skinner.”
The Incredible Dr. Pol:
In 2011, Charles Pol convinced his dad to allow him and his filmmaker friends to do a documentary on him, which ultimately led to the concept of The Incredible Dr. Pol. The show follows Dr. Jan Pol and his team as they treat various animals in their practice and on farms. The show has been airing on Nat Geo Wild since October 29, 2011, and has won several awards and nominations. The show has featured veteran and aspiring veterinarians including Brenda Grettenberger, Nicole Arcy, and Lisa Jones. Charles Pol is not only an actor on the show but also an executive producer who oversees the creative aspects of the show. He made his show debut during season 1 episode 1 “Vet and Wilde” which aired on October 29, 2011, and since has been a regular cast member making 206 appearances until 2023.
Charles appears on the show as his father’s handy sidekick, helping him with various tasks such as driving, holding animals, and filming. He is not a veterinarian himself, but he has a degree in major communication. In addition to “Dr. Pol,” Charles is known for “Nightcap with Dr. Pol” and as the cast member and co-producer of “Calling Dr.Pol” making 46 appearances from 2014-2016. He has also created a spin-off show The Incredible Dr. Pol: Recheck, which is a YouTube series that features behind-the-scenes footage, fan questions, trivia, and more.
Charles Pol has also collaborated with Consumers Supply to create a branded line of pet and farm animal food for horses, goats, chickens, and rabbits. The Dr. Pol line was created with the hobby farmers in mind: Formulas were developed to meet the unique nutritional needs of each of these animals and help livestock owners overcome issues with digestion to maximizing nutrients with quality ingredients and avoiding waste.
Social Media Presence:
Charles Pol is not very active on social media. He only has a Twitter account with the handle @ChuckPol, where he has more than 36.5K followers. He does not have any Facebook or Instagram accounts. He often posts about his work on The Incredible Dr. Pol, his family, and his love for animals. He also shares pictures of his wife Beth and his daughter Abigail.
Charles Pol is used to public appeareances and making announced through different media outlets. Some of his recent public appearances include:
- A Facebook live session on July 23, 2021, where he announced the birth of his second child, a son named Silas, and shared some updates about the show.
- A feature on People magazine on July 23, 2021, where he and his wife Beth introduced their newborn son and talked about their family life.
- A tweet on April 8, 2019, when he celebrated the completion of one-year marriage with his wife and shared a childhood photo of them together.
Charles Pol has a fair complexion, a slightly chubby body figure, and a height of 5 feet 9 inches (approx). He has brown eyes along with short brown hair. He also has a brown beard that he sometimes shaves off. He does not have any visible tattoos or piercings on his body and usually wears casual clothes such as jeans, t-shirts, jackets, and hats. He also wears glasses occasionally.
Charles Pol is married to his childhood friend Beth Oakes who is a former teacher. Even though the couple shares a history, the two began dating much later. The pair has not shared when exactly their friendship changed into a love affair but we can deduce from a timeline of his past relationship. Beth was not in the picture back in 2012 when Charles was in a relationship with his then-girlfriend Kelly. Charles’s sister Diane Jr. also adored her as such she shared a picture of him with Kelly from a Halloween party.
Despite the early signs, Charles and Kelly’s affair could not go further and at some point, the two ended up breaking up. Following the split, Beth Came into his life.
Charles and Beth began making appearances as a couple starting in 2017. Beth was introduced on the show “The Incredible Dr. Pol” as Charles’ girlfriend in Season 12 Episode 4 “Pop! Goes the Beagle” which aired on January 27, 2018.
Marriage & Kids:
While on a vacation in England, Charles proposed to Beth with a diamond ring. They tied the knot in April 2018 in a private ceremony following their engagement in the same year. They had been friends for a long time before they realized that they had feelings for each other. Charles and Beth have a strong bond and support each other in their personal and professional lives. They live in Michigan with their pets: a dog named Lulu, a cat named Moosie, and a horse named Flash. In the years as a married couple, the pair have given birth to two children. Their first child, a baby girl, Abigail Pol was born 7 lbs., 5 oz, and 20 inches long on October 19, 2019, in Central Michigan. Their second child, a baby boy Silas Pol was also born on July 12, 2021.
|Birth Name||Charles Pol|
|Birthdate||March 6, 1979|
|Age||44 years old|
|Birth Place||Michigan, United States.|
|Parents||Jan Harm Pol, Diane Pol|
|Siblings||Kathy Pol, Dinae Pol Jr.|
|Wife||Beth Oakes (m. 2018)|
|Children||Abigail Pol, Silas Pol|
|Education||Central Michigan University, University of Miami (g. 2003)|
|Profession||Reality Television actor, Producer|
|Net worth||$3 M|
|Height||5 Feet & 9 Inches (approx)|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
|Social Media||Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin|
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