Gabriel Macht

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Gabriel Macht
Macht in March 2009.
BornGabriel S. Macht
(1972-01-22) January 22, 1972 (age 43)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Years active1980; 1991 – present
Spouse(s)Jacinda Barrett (2004–present; 2 children)
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Gabriel Macht
Macht in March 2009.
BornGabriel S. Macht
(1972-01-22) January 22, 1972 (age 43)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Years active1980; 1991 – present
Spouse(s)Jacinda Barrett (2004–present; 2 children)

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. Both of his parents are 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]


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 and USA Network, having just been renewed for a fifth season of 16 episodes in August, 2014.[8] 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.[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] They had a second child, a son named Luca, on February 26, 2014.[12][13] He has been best friends with his Suits co-star Sarah Rafferty for over 20 years, ever since they met in 1993 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Macht is a vegetarian and practices green living.[14]


Macht in June 2004.
YearTitleRoleOther notes
1980Why Would I Lie?JorgeCredited as Gabriel Swann
Nominated—Young Artist Awards for Best Young Motion Picture Actor
1998The Object of My AffectionSteve Casillo
The Adventures of Sebastian ColeTroy
1999Simply IrresistibleCharlie
2000The Bookie's LamentMickey
101 Ways (The Things a Girl Will Do to Keep Her Volvo)Dirk
The Audrey Hepburn StoryWilliam Holden
2001American OutlawsFrank James
Behind Enemy LinesNaval Aviator Lt. Jeremy Stackhouse
2002Bad CompanyOfficer Seale
2003The RecruitZack
Grand Theft ParsonsGram Parsons
2004A Love Song for Bobby LongLawson Pines
2006The Good ShepherdJohn Russell Jr.Berlin International Film Festival for Outstanding Artistic Contribution
2007Because I Said SoJohnny Dresden
2008The SpiritDenny Colt/The Spirit
2009WhiteoutRobert Pryce
One Way to ValhallaBo Durant
2010Middle MenBuck Dolby
Love & Other DrugsTrey Hannigan
2011S.W.A.T.: FirefightPaul Cutler
A Bag of HammersWyatt


1991Beverly Hills, 90210Tal WeaverEpisode: "Leading from the Heart"
1995Follow the RiverJohnny DraperTV movie
1997Spin CityThe Naked GuyEpisode: "Snowbound"
1998Sex and the CityBarkleyEpisode: "Models and Mortals"
1999WastelandLukeEpisode: "Best Laid Plans"
2000The Audrey Hepburn StoryWilliam HoldenTV movie
The OthersDr. Mark Gabriel13 episodes
2005Numb3rsDon EppesEpisode: "Unaired Pilot"
ArchangelR.J. O'BrianMiniseries
2011–presentSuitsHarvey SpecterLead role


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