Gabriel Michael Bateman (born September 10, 2004)[1] is an American child actor, known for starring in the horror films Annabelle (2014) as Robert, Lights Out (2016) as Martin, and Child's Play (2019) as Andy Barclay. He also headlined the Netflix original film Benji as Carter, and portrayed Ethan Taylor in the CBS series Stalker and Jack Hawthorne on American Gothic.

Gabriel Bateman
Born (2004-09-10) September 10, 2004 (age 15)
Years active2012–present
RelativesTalitha Bateman (sister)

Life and careerEdit

Bateman was raised in Turlock, California, but has moved to southern California since he started his career in acting. He is the brother of actress Talitha Bateman.[2] In 2014, Bateman had a supporting role as Robert in the horror film Annabelle, the spin-off to The Conjuring. From 2014 until it's cancellation the following year, he starred as Ethan Taylor in CBS' drama-thriller series Stalker.

In November 2014, he was cast in Robert Kirkman's series Outcast.[3] Bateman played a leading role, alongside Teresa Palmer, in the 2016 film Lights Out, produced by James Wan.[4] He has starred in commercials for Staples, Frigidaire, Energizer EcoAdvanced Recycled Batteries, Iams, and the Cadillac CTS Sedan. Bateman has appeared in two music videos ('It's a Job" and "A New Beginning") for the album I Remembered But Then I Forgot by Wolfie’s Just Fine, a folk music side project of Jon Lajoie.[5][6]



Year Title Role Note
2012 George Biddle, CPA Kid of Many
2013 The Park Bench Boy Short
2014 Annabelle Robert
2015 Band of Robbers Young Huck Finn
Checkmate Christopher
2016 Lights Out Martin
2018 Benji Carter Hughes
Saint Judy Alex Wood
2019 Child's Play Andy Barclay
Playmobil: The Movie Charlie
Robert the Bruce Scot
TBA Think Like a Dog Oliver Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Maker Shack Agency Littlest Goth Kid Episode: "Pilot"
Grey's Anatomy Jared Cole Episode: "Throwing It All Away"
Petals on the Wind Michael Television film
2014–15 Stalker Ethan Taylor 8 episodes
2015 Your Family or Mine Jason Weston Jr. 3 episodes
Wicked City Cooper Flynn 2 episodes
Code Black Jason Riner Episode: "Black Tag"
2016 American Gothic Jack Hawthorne 13 episodes
Mamma Dallas Tucker Cox Television film
2016–17 Outcast Joshua Austin 4 episodes
2018 The Dangerous Book for Boys Wyatt McKenna 6 episodes
TBA Cipher Asa Television film


  1. ^ Rowland, Marijke (February 9, 2016). "Young Turlock actors make their mark on Hollywood". The Modesto Bee. ...Gabriel Bateman, 11...
  2. ^ Petski, Denise (March 5, 2015). "Griffin Gluck Joins NBC's 'Cuckoo'; Mia Serafino In Suzanne Martin Pilot, 'Mama Dallas' Adds 2". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  3. ^ Munn, Patrick (November 6, 2014). "Gabriel Bateman to Star in Robert Kirkman's Cinemax Pilot 'Outcast'". TVWise.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (June 16, 2015). "Gabriel Bateman to Star in James Wan's 'Lights Out'". Variety.
  5. ^ It's a Job official music video by Jon Lajoie:
  6. ^ A New Beginning Official Music video by Jon Lajoie

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