An army brat, William Charlton was born in Vicenza, Italy. He grew up constantly moving, spending his teenage years in Germany. After graduating from the University of Colorado, Boulder - where he spent 3 seasons with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival - he moved to London to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts(LAMDA). After living and working in New York for a number of years, he moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. He is a member of Ensemble Studio Theater/LA.