Charles "Charlie" O'Connell
(born April 21, 1975)
is an American actor and reality
He is known for his appearance
on The Bachelor
as well as appearing in several of his older brother, Jerry O'Connell
's projects, including a
starring role in the fourth season of the science fiction television series Sliders
, playing Colin
was born in New York City, New York, the son of Linda (née Witkowski), an art teacher, and
Michael O'Connell, an advertising agency art director.
maternal grandfather, Charles
, was the mayor
of Jersey City, N.J. O'Connell has Irish and Polish ancestry.
O'Connell appeared in small roles in such films as Dude, Where's My Car?
The New Guy
, the latter of
which also paired him with his brother Jerry. He obtained greater
notoriety when he appeared on the seventh season of the reality television
series The Bachelor
2005 and May 2005. In the show, he chose Sarah Brice, a labor and
delivery nurse who resided in Texas.
broke up in September 2007, but they got back together in late 2008
and are planning to wed.
In the fourth season episode of Crossing Jordan
, entitled "Sunset
Division", he played the onscreen brother of his brother's
character, Detective Woody Hoyt.