Charlie Bucket is a poor boy who lives near the Wonka Candy Company. He lives with his mother, his father (who works in a toothpaste factory), and his four bedridden grandparents.

Charlie Bucket lives in England in the town that is home to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. He is the fifth to find one of Willy Wonka's golden tickets and the last one left on the tour after the other four children are expelled.