In the television world, it is not uncommon to see fame rub off on one’s 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, we have also seen his wife Diane Pol, and son Charles Pol follow him in the path of stardom. Even his daughters who rarely make Television appearances found themself fame. 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. Even though Charles is not a veterinarian his ticket to fame came through the reality television show [ The Incredible Dr. Pol] that actually documents the work of veterinarians. His zodiac sign is Pisces and according to astrology reading, Charles 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 43 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 attended Chippewa Hills High School and graduated in 1998.
Even though Charles loved working with his father he chose to follow a different career path. Thankfully, Dr. Pol and Dinae Pol were not opposed to the idea other than a veterinarian.
After high school, Charles enrolled at Central Michigan University from 1998 to 2001. Following his time there, Charles joined the University of Miami graduating with a major 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 behind the scene roles. According to his Linkedin portfolio, Charles worked as an assistant for Sony Pictures Entertrainment 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:
Charles pitched the idea of the reality television show “The Incredible Dr. Pol” and serves as executive producer. The show centers around Dr. Pol and his staff at Pol Veterinary Service as they help farmers and pet owners with their animals. The show features old and new veterinary doctors including Brenda Grettenberger, Nicole Arcy, and Lisa Jones. Charles joins in as the cast member as Dr. Pol’s son.
Charles made the show debut during season 1 episode 1 “Vet and Wilde” which aired on October 29, 2011. Since he has been a regular cast member making 206 appearances until 2023.
In addition to “Dr. Pol,” Charles made 46 appearances in the spin-off “Calling Dr.Pol” from 2014-2016, he also occupied a co-producer position in the show. Charles is also credited for “Nightcap with Dr. Pol.”
Charles Pol has a net worth of $3 Million.
Charles Pol is married to his childhood friend Beth Oakes. 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. Not long after the engagement, the pair tied the knot in a private wedding ceremony in April 2018. In the years as a married couple, the pair has 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.
March 6, 1979
43 years old
Michigan, United States.
Jan Harm Pol, Diane Pol
Kathy Pol, Dinae Pol Jr.
Beth Oakes (m. 2018)
Abigail Pol, Silas Pol
Central Michigan University, University of Miami (g. 2003)