Luke is one of the main protagonists in the Netflix series Julie and the Phantoms. He is portrayed by Charlie Gillespie.

Background[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Luke was born sometime around 1977-1978 to his parents Emily and Mitch Patterson. He is their only child.

Sometime in the early 1990s, Luke formed a band with their friends Alex, Reggie, and Bobby called Sunset Curve.

His parents bought him his guitar which ignited his love for music. Luke's parents were disapproving of his dream to be in a rock band which caused a rift between him and his parents resulting in Luke running away from home.

One night in 1995 Sunset Curve was due to play at a venue called The Orpheum, which has kickstarted many bands careers. According to Luke, "We're playing the Orpheum, I can't even count how many bands have played here and then ended up being huge." After a soundcheck Luke, Reggie, and Alex went to get street dogs for dinner, which ended up giving them food poisoning and killing them.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Luke has a very upbeat and fast paced personality. he is kind and caring, but can sometimes lose focus and go off track, such as when they and the rest of the band blew off band rehearsal with Julie to get back at Bobby.

Physical appearance

Luke has shaggy brown hair and green eyes. He can usually be seen wearing a band tee with cut off sleeves, black cuffed jeans, and a beanie. He always wears beads around his right wrist and a watch on his left wrist. He also wears a rabbit’s foot necklace and multiple rings, the first being a nod to Gillespie’s grandfather in real life.

He is 5’8” tall.

QUOTES[edit | edit source]

"That's what that girl said in there tonight about our music. Right, it's like an energy. It connects us with people. They can feel us when we play. Yo I want that connection with everybody."

"This is awesome you guys. We're playing the Orpheum. I can't even count how many bands have played here and then ended up being huge. We're gonna be legends. Eat up boys cuz after tonight everything changes."

"We're all a little crazy."

"Your mom's studio, this is our studio. Trust me fine the grand piano is new and MY COUCHH! That's definitely not my six string. Can you give me just one second? Give me a second. Thank you."

"You guys what is going on? How did she get her stuff in here so fast?"

"Okay so we're going with witch?"

"But that was just for like an hour. We just got here."

"Hey Julie, I really like what you guys did with the place."

"Kinda? You know that's like 25 years of rust just getting dusted off."

"Yessss and the only thing scarier than one girl crying is two girls crying!"

"You are so lucky you can play bass."

"He's talking about moving but the poor guy he doesn't want to move."


"Oh okay.. girl stuff."

"I just want to see what you got."

"That was your first mistake. Asking."

"It's a closed door and you gotta bust it open."

"Your tainted hot dog could be right around the corner."

"He recorded 'My Name Is Luke.' MY NAME IS LUKE!"

"Yeah man my handwriting sucks."

"Well don't you look sHaRp."

"Uh oh I think somebody has a crush on Julie."

"Well he is just too cute."

"I guess we'll just carry you tonight just like we always do. And I know you're smiling. Kill it on the dance floor!"

"I have chemistry with everyone I sing with."

"Alex. No dancing."

"It's a meatball sub. OH MY GOD!"

"Your handwriting is better than mine."

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Family[edit | edit source]

Emily Patterson (mother)

Mitch Patterson (father)

Friendships[edit | edit source]

Reggie (best friend/bandmate)

Alex (best friend/bandmate/ex boyfriend)

Julie Molina (best friend/bandmate/crush)

Willie (friend)

Alyssa Devine ( ex girlfriend)

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Caleb Covington

Trevor Wilson (former bandmate/former best friend)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Luke is the guitarist and vocals of Julie and the Phantoms
  • Luke's last name can be seen on a missing persons poster with his face on it in first episode when the boys are on the couch eating the hotdogs.
  • Although it is not confirmed, many fans interpret Luke as neurodivergent, having ADHD, due to the character's canon neuroduvergent traits such as: fidgeting, impulsive decisions, and getting off track.
  • His guitar was given to him by his parents
  • He wrote all the songs for Sunset Curve.
  • He wrote a song "Unsaid Emily" for his mother after their falling out.
  • When he is singing "Unsaid Emily" it is shown that he ran away sometime during Christmas after an argument with his mother.
  • While in Julie's fantasy he performed and danced to the song Perfect Harmony, Luke as of season 1 has no knowledge of the song.
  • His name is in memory of the late actor Cameron Boyce who worked with director Kenny Ortega on the Descendants trilogy. Boyce played the character "Luke" on disney tv show Jessie.


Wake Up: Appeared

Bright: Appeared

Flying Solo: Appeared

I Got The Music: Appeared

The Other Side Of Hollywood: Appeared

Finally Free: Appeared

Edge of Great: Appeared

Unsaid Emily: Appeared

Stand Tall: Appeared

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