Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Gabriel Macht (born January 22, 1972) is an American actor and film producer. Macht is known for playing The Spirit in the eponymous 2008 film adaptation, and for his role as Harvey Specter on the USA Network series Suits.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.
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. 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 an eighth season that started in July 2018. 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 20 years, ever since they met in 1993 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Macht is a vegetarian and practices green living.
|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||Numb3rs||Don Eppes||Episode: "Unaired Pilot"|
|2011-present||Suits||Harvey Specter||Lead role, also producer|