You're not an outsider. Not with me.
— Galvin to Macy Vaughn

Galvin Burdette[1] is a scientist who lives in Hilltowne, Michigan. He is a friend and love interest to Macy Vaughn and ex-boyfriend of Summer.


Galvin is a scientist who works at the local university. He and Macy become acquainted when she first moves to town and a friendship is formed between them with Galvin hinting at being more than just friends with Macy. This is unsuccessful as Macy is distracted by her witch duties. After Macy pushes him away, he moves on to a new lady, Summer. Macy and her sisters later found out Galvin had a protection mark that warded off dark magic users.

A while later, Galvin and Summer broke up. Macy decided to put her heart at risk and asked him out. Unfortunately, he got hit by a car and wound up with a broken leg. He tried to kiss Macy under a mistletoe on Christmas before leaving to visit his family, but fell and became unable to move. Hunter Caine found out about the mark through Mel and secretly helped remove the mark with a potion. Galvin was there when The Charmed Ones banished Hunter to Hell, and witnessed their use of magic.


Galvin possesses strong morals and is a compassionate person. He can be flirtatious, making several advances toward Macy, and is shown to be fun, geeky and outgoing.

Physical Appearance

Galvin is a handsome man of Haitian, Dominican and Portuguese descent.

Powers and Abilities

Former Powers

  • Protective Mark: Galvin once possessed a magical mark (placed upon him by his grandmother) that actively protected him from evil. It was removed by Hunter so he could access the Vera Manor while Galvin was inside.


  • Scientific Knowledge: Galvin is a geneticist and possesses scientific knowledge.


Romantic Life

  • Macy Vaughn: Galvin became friends with Macy when she first moved to Hilltowne and always hinted at wanting more. He tried many times to advance their relationship but he only found resistance from Macy. He was surprised when she kissed him on Halloween night and asked her out a couple of days later. Currently, there has not been any further romantic advancement as Galvin has moved on to another girl. Days later, Macy asks Galvin for another just despite him getting out of a relationship. After Galvin discovers they are witches, their relationship is currently unknown.
  • Summer: After getting the message and moving from Macy, he begins dating Summer, a mortal whom he met during the Hilltowne Homecoming Tailgate Party. During the relationship, Summer was very jealous of Galvin's friendship with Macy. A while later, Galvin revealed that they broke up.


  • Unlike the other regulars, Galvin does not possess a counterpart from the original series nor has similarities to any original characters. However, the way he found out about the existence of magic resembles the way Andy Trudeau found out about it in the original series.
  • The original outlines for the character had him being in a relationship with Macy prior to the pilot. With him being on board to follow his lady across the country for her dream job. He also was an aspiring filmmaker who had yet to catch the break he is sure is just around the corner. This was later changed to him being a scientist like Macy is, and not in a relationship with her before the series.[2]
  • In Kappa Spirit, he mentions to Macy that he is of Haitian, Dominican and Portuguese heritage.
  • Galvin stated his grandmother grew up in Haiti.