Gabriel Macht

Gabriel Macht in Because I Said So

Gabriel Macht in “Because I Said So”

New York born – the Bronx, specifically – Gabriel Macht was introduced to acting through his father, an actor and director himself. In fact, as a youngster, Gabriel made his acting debut in the 1980 film “Why Would I Lie?” when living in California. But it would be more than a decade before Gabriel returned to the screen, as he was interested in growing up like a normal guy without the pressure of auditions and studio teacher.

Moving back East, Gabriel graduated from Carnegie-Mellon with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and found luck with some steady, supporting work. By the late 1990s, he was cast in such things as “The Object of My Affection” and “Simply Irresistible.” At the turn of the century, Gabriel was a regular on “The Others,” the short-lived sci-fi drama in 2000. He played William Holden in the TV production “The Audrey Hepburn Story” and found himself paired with Colin Farrell in “American Outlaws” and “The Recruit.”

After Gabriel married actress Jacinda Barrett in 2004, Gabriel’s output was limited to roughly a project a year, with appearances in John Travolta’s “A Love Song for Bobby Long,” “The Good Shepherd” and “Because I Said So.” A daughter was born to the couple in 2007, the same year he was cast as The Spirit in the Frank Miller production of the same name due in late 2008. Managing to carve a normal life and exercising patience and a pragmatic choice in projects, Gabriel Macht seems to be enacting a plan of longevity for his career – a smart move amid the reckless lifestyles of his colleagues.

Gabriel on the Screen

At 18, Gabriel made an appearance on the “90210” episode “Leading from the Heart.” He was on television for most of his early career before being cast as Frank James in 2001’s “American Outlaws,” the same year in which he teamed with Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman in “Behind Enemy Lines.” He’s Officer Seale in “Bad Company,” Zack in “The Recruit,” Gram Parsons in “Grand Theft Parsons,” Lawson Pines in “A Love Song for Bobby Long,” John Russell, Jr. for Robert De Niro in “The Good Shepherd,” and Johnny in “Because I Said So.”

Gabriel Says

On relationships:
“I think at the end of the day if you find someone you can trust and you think has the basic moral and value system that you have then things happen if you’re attracted to each other.”