Charles Melton is of half-Korean descent, with his other roots being European and Cherokee.
Charles Melton was born on January 4, 1991, in Juneau, Alaska, and was raised in Manhattan, Kansas. His mother, Sukyong, is Korean. His father, Philip, is from a family with deep roots in North Carolina and is mainly of British descent. He has a sister, Tammie Melton, who is already married and also has a 5-year-old son named Sean.