Gabriel Macht

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Gabriel Macht
GabrielMachtMar09.jpg
Macht in March 2009.
Born Gabriel S. Macht
(1972-01-22) January 22, 1972 (age 42)
Bronx, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980; 1991 – present
Spouse(s) Jacinda Barrett (2004–present; 1 child)

Gabriel S. Macht (born January 22, 1972) is an American actor. Macht is known for playing The Spirit in the film adaptation, and for his role as Harvey Specter on the USA Network series Suits.

Early life[edit]

Macht was born in The Bronx, New York, the son of Suzanne Victoria Pulier, a museum curator and archivist, and actor Stephen Macht. He has three siblings, Jesse, a musician (who appeared on The Next Great American Band),[1] Ari Serbin, and Julie. His parents are both Jewish.[2]

Macht was raised in California from the age of five. Following high school, he attended Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts, graduating in 1994.[3] During his time at Carnegie Mellon he became a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity.[4]

Career[edit]

Macht was nominated for the Best Young Motion Picture Actor Award after playing his first role at age eight in the film Why Would I Lie? under the stage name Gabriel Swann.[5] He has appeared in many film and television roles including A Love Song for Bobby Long, Because I Said So, The Recruit, and Archangel. For the 2001 film Behind Enemy Lines, Macht spent a week at sea filming on the flight deck, corridors, and hangar bay #3 of the USS Carl Vinson. Macht played the title role in Frank Miller's 2008 adaptation of Will Eisner's comic creation The Spirit. Although the film was a failure upon theatrical release, the film and Macht himself both gained a cult following.[6]

In July 2010, it was announced that Macht had signed on to star in the new USA network drama Suits, which was originally known under the working title A Legal Mind.[7] The show has been a success for Gabriel having just been renewed for a fourth season of 16 episodes in October 2013, which will begin airing in March 2014.[8] Although not listed in the credits on the official USA Network page, Macht's name along with co-star Patrick J. Adams' names appear as "co-producers" during the end credits of each episode during season 3.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Macht married Australian-born actress Jacinda Barrett in 2004.[10] The couple had their first child, a girl, Satine Anais Geraldine Macht, born August 20, 2007 in Los Angeles.[11] He has been best friends with his Suits co-star Sarah Rafferty for 20 years, ever since they met in 1993 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Macht is a vegetarian and practices green living.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Macht in June 2004.
Year Title Role Other notes
1980 Why Would I Lie? Jorge Credited as Gabriel Swann
Nominated - Young Artist Awards for Best Young Motion Picture Actor
1998 The Object of My Affection Steve Casillo
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole Troy
1999 Simply Irresistible Charlie
2000 The Bookie's Lament Mickey
101 Ways (The Things a Girl Will Do to Keep Her Volvo) Dirk
The Audrey Hepburn Story William Holden
2001 American Outlaws Frank James
Behind Enemy Lines Naval Aviator Lt. Jeremy Stackhouse
2002 Bad Company Officer Seale
2003 The Recruit Zack
Grand Theft Parsons Gram Parsons
2004 A Love Song for Bobby Long Lawson Pines
2006 The Good Shepherd John Russell Jr. Berlin International Film Festival for Outstanding Artistic Contribution
2007 Because I Said So Johnny Dresden
2008 The Spirit Denny Colt/The Spirit
2009 Whiteout Robert Pryce
One Way to Valhalla Bo Durant
2010 Middle Men Buck Dolby
Love & Other Drugs Trey Hannigan
2011 S.W.A.T.: Firefight Paul Cutler
A Bag of Hammers Wyatt

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Beverly Hills, 90210 Tal Weaver Episode: "Leading from the Heart"
1995 Follow the River Johnny Draper TV movie
1997 Spin City The Naked Guy Episode: "Snowbound"
1998 Sex and the City Barkley Episode: "Models and Mortals"
1999 Wasteland Luke Episode: "Best Laid Plans"
2000 The Audrey Hepburn Story William Holden TV movie
The Others Dr. Mark Gabriel 13 episodes
2005 Numb3rs Don Eppes Episode: "Unaired Pilot"
Archangel R.J. O'Brian Miniseries
2011–present Suits Harvey Specter Lead role

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Next Great American Band
  2. ^ Bloom, Nate. "Jews in the News: Dan Fogelman, Jason Segal & Stephen Macht". 
  3. ^ Brittany Frederick (December 1, 2011). "Gabriel Macht: The Smartest Actor On Television". starpulse.com. 
  4. ^ Delta Upsilon FraternityDelta Upsilon. "Prominent Alumni". deltau.org. 
  5. ^ 3rd Annual Awards
  6. ^ "IFC". 
  7. ^ "USA Enlists Gabriel Macht for A Legal Mind". TVGuide.com. 
  8. ^ "Suits Renewed by USA for Season 4". Variety. 
  9. ^ http://www.usanetwork.com/now/#show/Suits/48641091968/1/Stay.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ Shawna Malcolm (August 2, 2012). "Debriefing Suits suave and sexy star Gabriel Macht". TV Guide. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  11. ^ Jacinda Barrett Welcomes a Baby Girl
  12. ^ Miller, Gerri (10 August 2011). "Gabriel Macht & Patrick Adams: Being green 'Suits' them". Mother Nature Network. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 

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