Aidan Gallagher

Aidan Gallagher (born September 18, 2003[1]) is an American actor. His first major role was portraying one of the quadruplets, Nicky Harper, in the Nickelodeon television series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.[2] In 2019, Gallagher began portraying Number Five in the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy.[3]

Aidan Gallagher
Aidan Gallagher - 2018 (cropped).jpg
Gallagher in 2018
Born (2003-09-18) September 18, 2003 (age 16)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor, Singer
Years active2013–present
Known forNicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

Career

Gallagher first appeared in a minor role in a 2013 episode of Modern Family. He was in the short film You & Me and was in the CBS television pilot Jacked Up, which was not picked up and never aired.[4][5] He then landed a major role in Nickelodeon's Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn as Nicky Harper,[6] for which he was nominated Favorite Male TV Star in the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in 2016 and 2017.[7][8] He was in the show for four seasons until it ended in 2018.[9]

In 2017, Gallagher was cast in the role of Number Five / The Boy in The Umbrella Academy, which was released in February 2019 on Netflix.[10][11]

Personal life

Gallagher is active on environmental issues, and has served as a youth advocate for a number of environmental organizations, including Waterkeeper Alliance, WildAid and Oceanic Preservation Society.[12][13] He was named UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for North America in 2018 when he was 14, one of the youngest ever UN Goodwill Ambassador to be named.[14][15]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2013 You & Me Young David Short film

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Modern Family Alec Episode: "The Wow Factor"; uncredited[16]
2013 Jacked Up Evan Pilot (unaired)[5][4]
2014–2018 Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Nicky Main role
2015 Nickelodeon's Ho Ho Holiday Special Himself Television movie
2017 Nickelodeon's Sizzling Summer Camp Special Beach Guy Television movie; cameo
2019–present The Umbrella Academy Number Five / The Boy Main role

Music videos

Year Title Artist(s) Role
2014 "We Make That Lemonade" Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn cast Nicky Harper

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2016 Young Artist Award Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Television Series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
(shared with Casey Simpson, Lizzy Greene & Mace Coronel)
Nominated [17]
Kids' Choice Award Favorite Male TV Star Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Nominated [7]
2017 Nominated [8]

References

  1. ^ See:
    • Gallagher, Aidan (September 18, 2016). "I'm official. ThirTEEN!". aidanrgallagher. Archived from the original on May 15, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019 – via Instagram.
    • Gallagher, Aidan (September 18, 2017). "Thank you". aidanrgallagher. Archived from the original on May 14, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019 – via Instagram.
    • Gallagher, Aidan (September 18, 2018). "15 🎂". aidanrgallagher. Archived from the original on May 14, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019 – via Instagram.
  2. ^ "Nickelodeon Greenlights New Comedy from Dan Schneider, Two Other Live-Action Series". Deadline Hollywood. March 13, 2014. Archived from the original on March 30, 2019. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Holub, Christian (February 15, 2019). "Umbrella Academy actor explains how he nailed the timey-wimey weirdness of Number Five". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on February 19, 2019. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Lezmi, Josh; Articles, More; March 04, 2019 (2019-02-28). "Who Plays Number 5 in 'The Umbrella Academy?'". Showbiz Cheat Sheet. Archived from the original on 2019-04-16. Retrieved 2020-04-16.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ a b "Aidan Gallagher - IMDb Biography". IMDb. Archived from the original on 2019-04-05. Retrieved 2020-04-16.
  6. ^ Lowry, Brian (September 12, 2014). "TV Review: Nickelodeon's 'Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn'". Variety. Archived from the original on March 30, 2019. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Kids' Choice Awards: Adele, Justin Bieber, 'Star Wars' Among Nominees". Hollywood Reporter. February 18, 2016. Archived from the original on March 30, 2019. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  8. ^ a b Perez, Lexy (February 2, 2017). "Kids' Choice Awards: Justin Timberlake, Kevin Hart Top Nominations". Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 19, 2019. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  9. ^ Otterson, Joe (November 15, 2018). "'School of Rock,' 'Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn' Canceled at Nickelodeon". Variety. Archived from the original on February 26, 2019. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  10. ^ Otterson, Joe (November 30, 2017). "'Umbrella Academy' Netflix Series Rounds Out Cast With 'Game of Thrones' Alum, 'Hamilton' Star". Variety. Archived from the original on March 27, 2019. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  11. ^ Williams, Janice (February 15, 2019). "'The Umbrella Academy' Star Aidan Gallagher Says 'Comics Fans Are Going to Crazy' Over New Netflix Show". Newsweek. Archived from the original on February 19, 2019. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  12. ^ "Aidan Gallagher named UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador". Clean Seas. Archived from the original on 2019-02-20. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  13. ^ Moore, McKenna (June 5, 2018). "Adrian Grenier and Aidan Gallagher Want You to Fight Plastic Pollution for World Environment Day". Fortune. Archived from the original on February 20, 2019. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  14. ^ "Aidan Gallagher named UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador". UN Environment. 3 June 2018. Archived from the original on 25 August 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  15. ^ Croezen, Alyssa (June 5, 2018). "Aidan Gallagher Talks New Netflix Show 'The Umbrella Academy' And World Environment Day". ET Canada. Archived from the original on February 20, 2019. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  16. ^ "Aidan Gallagher". IMDb. Archived from the original on 2019-11-13. Retrieved 2020-04-16.
  17. ^ "Nominations Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. March 13, 2016. Archived from the original on April 24, 2016. Retrieved April 18, 2017.

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