Gabriel Macht

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Gabriel Swann Macht (born January 22, 1972) is an American actor and film producer, known for portraying Harvey Specter in the USA Network series Suits (2011-2019) and the title character in the 2008 superhero film The Spirit.

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Early life

Macht was born in The Bronx, New York City, to Jewish parents. He is the son of Suzanne Victoria Pulier, a museum curator and archivist, and actor Stephen Macht. +more 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.

Career

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.

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. +more 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 USA Network drama Suits, which was originally known under the working title A Legal Mind. The series ran for nine seasons and 134 episodes, Macht appearing in all. +more Macht began receiving co-producer credit during season 3.

Personal life

Macht married Australian-born actress Jacinda Barrett in 2004. The couple's first child, a girl, was born in August 2007 in Los Angeles. +more They had a second child, a son, in February 2014.

Macht has been the best friend of his Suits co-star Sarah Rafferty for over 28 years, ever since they met in 1993 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He was one of the guests at co-star Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in May 2018.

Macht is a vegetarian and practices green living.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
center | 1980Why Would I Lie?JorgeCredited as Gabriel Swann Nominated-Young Artist Awards for Best Young Motion Picture Actor
center | 1998The Object of My AffectionSteve Casillo
center | 1998The Adventures of Sebastian ColeTroy
center | 1999Simply IrresistibleCharlie
center | 2000The Bookie's LamentMickey
center | 2000101 Ways (The Things a Girl Will Do to Keep Her Volvo)Dirk
center | 2001American OutlawsFrank James
center | 2001Behind Enemy LinesNaval Aviator Lieutenant Jeremy "Smoke" Stackhouse
center | 2002Bad CompanyCIA Agent Seale
center | 2003The RecruitCIA Agent Zack
center | 2003Grand Theft ParsonsGram Parsons
center | 2004A Love Song for Bobby LongLawson Pines
center | 2006The Good ShepherdJohn Russell Jr. Berlin International Film Festival for Outstanding Artistic Contribution
center | 2007Because I Said SoJohnny Dresden
center | 2008The SpiritDenny Colt / The Spirit
center | 2009Middle MenBuck Dolby
center | 2009WhiteoutUN Security Agent Robert Pryce
center | 2009One Way to ValhallaBo Durant
center | 2010Love & Other DrugsTrey Hannigan
center | 2011+moreW. A. T. :_Firefight'>S. W. A. T. : FirefightSergeant Paul CutlerDirect-to-video film
center | 2011A Bag of HammersWyatt
center | 2013Breaking at the EdgeDetective Williams
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Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
center | 1991Beverly Hills, 90210Tal WeaverEpisode: "Leading from the Heart"
center | 1995Follow the RiverJohnny DraperTV movie
center | 1997Spin CityThe Naked GuyEpisode: "Snowbound"
center | 1998Sex and the CityBarkleyEpisode: "Models and Mortals"
center | 1999WastelandLukeEpisode: "Best Laid Plans"
center | 2000The Audrey Hepburn StoryWilliam HoldenTV movie
center | 2000The OthersDr. Mark GabrielMain role
center | 2005NumbersDon EppesEpisode: unaired pilot
center | 2005ArchangelR. +moreJ. O'BrianMiniseries
center | 2011-2019SuitsHarvey SpecterMain role; also producer
center | 2019PearsonHarvey SpecterEpisode: "The Former City Attorney"
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