Charlie's Brother (Chris Kelmeckis) is a character in Perks of Being a Wallflower. In the film, he is portrayed by Zane Holtz.


In the book it is explained by Charlie that Chris was a really good older brother who always defended Charlie. He taught him how to box when he heard that a boy in his school had been bullying him and it is explained that he loves sports. Furthermore, he has dreams of going pro and it is also revealed that he likes cars, because he likes working on his camaro a lot.


Plays college football at Penn State.



Fights a lot with Sister (Candace in film).

Picks a disraught Charlie up from school when Michael commits suicide. Helps Charlie regain his composure.


Temporarily dates Kelly, a Penn State cheerleader. Kelly breaks up with him because he was cheating on her.