Charlie Barnett – Peter Mills: Shirtless Chicago Fireman Hunk. It’s hard to find shirtless photos of Charlie Barnett as fireman Peter Mills on the NBC hit show Chicago Fire. Apparently, that is not an accident. His co-stars — particularly Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey and Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide — are chucking off their shirts left and right but Peter Mills has kept his on. So far.
He addressed the issue in this interview with tvafterdarkonline.com:
TVAD: Are we going to have any six-pack sightings? We already get to see a lot of Taylor Kinney.
Charlie Barnett: Oh yea, I’m sure. I haven’t come to it yet. I’m still the youngin’ on the cast, the rookie, the freshman. I think they want to keep this wholesome image that he wants to have. I’m more than willing to get n*ked, so I have no issues with it. But I hope that when it comes it’s in a tasteful manner and useful to the show but yea not just strip down. But I’m sure I’ll be getting undressed at some point.
Well, fortunately, we do have this shirtless photo of Charlie from the Chicago Fire December 2012 calendar which featured his shirtlessness. Awesome! But it would be more awesome if the next calendar have the Chicago Fire cast pose in their underwear, no?
For our friend Deena though, this photo of Charlie and a dog beats any shirtless fireman photo out there.
Chicago Fire is Charlie’s most prominent project so far. He talks about how he landed the role in his interview with TV After Dark:
TVAfterDark: What attracted you to the role of Peter Mills? Did you originally audition for this role or were you going out for a different character?
Charlie Barnett: Oh yea, I auditioned and endured the long process of auditioning just like everybody. Well almost everybody on the cast went through it. For me, when I read the script and I walked in … Peter Mills and I really kind of relate. I keep saying that. I think it [the script] puts it perfectly. He’s at the point where he’s that hero, he’s a young hero, he’s childlike wanting to be like his father and wanting to grow into this savior. To give himself for the good of what he’s received. Kind of what I relate with first. He’s like a Labrador and wants to become a man. I think it’s where I’m at. I feel myself jumping from graduating and going on this adventure and now getting into this industry. Like I’m really defining my own voice and who I am as a man – and I think Peter is in the same position and enjoying the force and it’s great that he’s having this experience the same time as the audience.
Considering that NBC ordered additional episode for the first season, it is very likely that we will be seeing a second season (and hopefully more) of the drama series. This means, of course, that there will be more biceps-baring from Pete Mills. Hehe.
Is Peter Mills going to get a girl? Charlie tells us more in this interview:
TVAD: There are some hot characters; will Peter Mills have any love interests? Do you know if your character will be getting any action?
CB: I hope so, I don’t know yet. He’s kind of shy but he knows he’s got some game, but he doesn’t like to flash it around. He doesn’t like to throw it out there. I think he likes a respectful woman who’s a little bit harder to get, you know what I mean? He doesn’t go for the easiest gal on the pole, like some of the guys on the squad. [laughs] But he definitely is flirting around. He gets knocked down in the first episodes, as you see on the commercial, by one of the characters (Leslie Shay).
What about in real life, does Charlie Barnett have a girlfriend? Is this his girlfriend? Nah, don’t be silly. That’s not his girlfriend but his Chicago Fire co-star Teri Reeves.
The internets does not say anything about Charlie having a girlfriend. Maybe he has a boyfriend then? After all, Gay-or-straight.com says Charlie Barnett is 74% gay:
gay-o-meter/gaydar for Charlie Barnett
According to 19 visitors Charlie Barnett is 74% gay.
The average gay-rating on gay-or-straight.com is 69%, which means Charlie Barnett has been voted highly gay.
Heh. There are tons of famous Charlie Barnetts out there including an active English footballer and a dead American comedian and who knows what gay-or-straight.com is referring to.