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Charlie Salinger is the eldest brother of the Salinger family in the 1994 television series Party of Five.

Charlie is the brother to Bailey, Julia, Claudia and Owen Salinger. Six months prior to the show's start, Charlie lost his parents to a car accident. He, being the eldest, was left to raise his four younger siblings. Charlie is very responsible and caring, as well as loving.

He is a main character and appears in all episodes.


Bailey Salinger[]

Bailey is Charlie's younger brother by seven years. Charlie often loses patience with Bailey's recklessness but does his best to look out for his little brother.

Julia Salinger[]

Julia is Charlie's younger sister by eight years. She looks up to him as both a brother and a parental figure.

Claudia Salinger[]

Claudia is Charlie's younger sister by twelve years. At times, Charlie finds Claudia very annoying because she likes to pester him with questions, but he is very much a father figure to her.

Owen Salinger[]

Owen is Charlie's younger brother by 22 years. Due to Owen's young age when their parents died, Charlie is the only father figure Owen will ever know.

Diana Salinger[]

Diana is Charlie and Daphne's daughter born in 1998.