Gabriel Swann Macht (born January 22, 1972) is an American actor and film producer best known for playing The Spirit in the eponymous 2008 film adaptation, as well as for his role as Harvey Specter on the USA Network series Suits.
Macht in 2009
|Education||Carnegie Mellon University (BFA)|
|Occupation||Actor, producer, director|
Macht was born in The Bronx, New York, to Jewish parents. He is 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), Ari Serbin, and Julie. Macht was raised in California from the age of five. After graduating from Beverly Hills High School, he attended Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts, where he graduated in 1994. During his time at Carnegie Mellon, he became a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity.
He has appeared in many film and television roles including A Love Song for Bobby Long, The Good Shepherd, 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.
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. The show has been a success for Gabriel and USA Network and was renewed for a ninth season that started in July 2019. Although not listed in the credits on the official USA Network page, Macht's name along with co-star Patrick J. Adams' name appeared as "co-producers" during the end credits of each episode during season 3.
Macht married Australian-born actress Jacinda Barrett in 2004. The couple's first child, a girl, Satine Anais Geraldine Macht, was born August 20, 2007 in Los Angeles. They had a second child, a son named Luca, on February 26, 2014.
Macht has been the best friend of his Suits co-star Sarah Rafferty for over 27 years, ever since they met in 1993 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He was one of the guests at Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on 19 May 2018.
|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|
|2000||The Bookie's Lament||Mickey|
|101 Ways (The Things a Girl Will Do to Keep Her Volvo)||Dirk|
|2001||American Outlaws||Frank James|
|Behind Enemy Lines||Naval Aviator Lt. Jeremy Stackhouse|
|2002||Bad Company||Officer Seale|
|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||Middle Men||Buck Dolby|
|One Way to Valhalla||Bo Durant|
|2010||Love & Other Drugs||Trey Hannigan|
|2011||S.W.A.T.: Firefight||Paul Cutler||Direct-to-video|
|A Bag of Hammers||Wyatt|
|2013||Breaking at the Edge||Detective Williams|
|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||Main role, 13 episodes|
|2005||Numbers||Don Eppes||Episode: "Unaired Pilot"|
|2011–2019||Suits||Harvey Specter||Lead role (9 seasons, 134 episodes), also producer|
|2019||Pearson||Harvey Specter||1 episode|
- Bloom, Nate. "Jews in the News: Dan Fogelman, Jason Segal & Stephen Macht". Archived from the original on July 5, 2011. Retrieved August 26, 2011.
- Brittany Frederick (December 1, 2011). "Gabriel Macht: The Smartest Actor On Television". starpulse.com.
- Delta Upsilon FraternityDelta Upsilon. "Prominent Alumni". deltau.org. Archived from the original on March 28, 2012. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
- 3rd Annual Awards
- "IFC". Archived from the original on January 12, 2014.
- Woerner, Meredith. "Gabriel Macht Explains Where The Spirit Went Wrong". io9.gizmodo.com. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
- "USA Enlists Gabriel Macht for A Legal Mind". TVGuide.com.
- "'Suits' Renewed for a seventh Season by USA".
- "Suits on USA Network".
- Shawna Malcolm (August 2, 2012). "Debriefing Suits' Suave and Sexy Star Gabriel Macht". TV Guide. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
- "Jacinda Barrett Welcomes a Baby Girl". August 28, 2007. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
- "Gabriel Macht and Jacinda Barrett Welcome Son Luca". Retrieved March 10, 2017.
- "Suits' stars Gabriel Macht and Sarah Rafferty relish shared history".
- Miller, Gerri (August 10, 2011). "Gabriel Macht & Patrick Adams: Being green 'Suits' them". Mother Nature Network. Retrieved April 20, 2013.
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