Famous for his dashing looks and his role as Harvey Specter, a skillful, dogmatic, and successful corporate lawyer from Manhattan in the American legal drama television series Suits, American actor Gabriel Macht is a world-famous face on television.
Although his parents would have preferred a career in law or medicine, Gabriel Macht has a successful acting career behind him, and with several filmography/TV credits and millions in the bank, he is gradually asserting his claim in Hollywood.
Gabriel Macht’s Acting Career
Gabriel Macht began his acting career quite early at the age of 8. At that time he was known as Gabriel Swann and in 1980 he played the role of Jorge (a homeless boy) in the American comedy Why Would I Lie? directed by Larry Peerce.
Gabriel was applauded for his brilliant interpretation of his role and was nominated for the Young Artist Awards in the category Best Young Film Actor.
At some point, Gabriel took a long break from acting to concentrate on his training. He attended Beverly Hills High School in California, where he was an active member of the school’s performing arts department. Gabriel Macht was part of the cast of the theatre production The Music Man at his school in 1989.
After graduating from Beverly Hills High School in 1990, Gabriel Macht attended Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to further refine his craft, and while there he joined the DUs (Delta-Upsilon Brotherhood).
Gabriel Macht’s Return To Acting
He returned to acting in 1998 when he played both the roles of Steve Casillo and Troy in the films The Object of My Affection and The Adventures of Sebastian Cole. Next year he will be seen in a supporting role as Charlie in Mark Tarlov’s romantic comedy Simply Irresistible (1999).
Gabriel Macht played supporting roles in 2001 as Frank James in the American western “American Outlaws” and as Naval Airman Lt. Jeremy Stackhouse in John Moore’s directing debut “Behind Enemy Lines”. He also played supporting roles in the following films: Bad Company (2002), The Recruit (2003) – alongside Al Pacino and Collin Farrell, A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004); there he was cast as Lawson Pines (a struggling writer) alongside Scarlett Johansson and John Travolta.
He also played a supporting role in Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd (2006) alongside big names such as Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie; was awarded the Berlin International Film Festival’s Prize for Outstanding Artistic Contribution for his efforts; and was cast as Johnny Dresden in Because I Said So (2007).
In 2008 Gabriel Macht was the main character (Denny Colt/The Spirit) in the American neo-noir superhero film The Spirit. This was his first leading role in a film, and although he did poorly at its release, both The Spirit and Gabriel Macht subsequently won some cult followers.
Gabriel also has a good number of TV credits, some of which are: “Beverly Hills, 90210” (1991), “Spin City” (1997), “Sex and the City” (1998), “Wasteland” (1999), “Archangel” (2005) and most importantly “Suits” (2011 to date) of the US network, where he happens to play the lead role and can also be found among the producers.
Gabriel Macht’s Father And Family
Gabriel is 6 feet tall and has a fit, slender body. He was born Gabriel Swann Macht on January 22, 1972, in The Bronx, New York, as the son of Ashkenazi Jews (of European origin from Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and Poland) under the names Stephen Macht (father) and Suzanne Victoria Pulier (mother).
His father, Stephen, is an actor, author, and ordained Jewish chaplain, while his mother is a museum curator and archivist. They have been married since 1964 and have three other children besides Gabriel: Julie (lawyer), Ari Serbin, and Jesse Macht (musician).
The acting career of Gabriel’s father was active in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, but has been dormant since then. Nevertheless, he recently had a guest performance in “Suits” as Gerard, professor at Harvey’s Law School, and published a book entitled “Moral Change”: A Tragedy or a Return? How Aristotle’s Tragedy Reverses Maimonides’ Teshuva Illuminates”. Although Gabriel sees John Travolta as a great mentor, he admits that he learned a lot about the entertainment industry from his father.
Gabriel Macht’s Marriage (Wife and Kids)
Gabriel Macht is a responsible family man. He has been married to the Australian actress Jacinda Barrett (who was previously engaged to actor Chris Hardwick) since 2004. They have two beautiful children, a daughter named Satine Anais Geraldine Macht (born 2007) and a son Luca Macht (born 2014). The couple also owns a fish and a dog named Lucky.
There is no information linking him to a romantic relationship with any woman other than his wife, nor are there any rumors that point to any form of infidelity scandal. The couple seems to be happily married, which is highly commendable considering the ease with which Hollywood stars divorce their spouses. The only other woman associated with him is his best friend of over 20 years and suit co-star, Sarah Rafferty.
Gabriel Macht’s Net Worth
According to sources, the net assets of Gabriel Macht amount to over USD 8 million after several fruitful years of activity. Gabriel owns a large house in Los Angeles, California, where he lives with his family and a beach house.