Based in Los Angeles, Gabriel Macht is best known for playing Harvey Spector in the legal drama series, Suits. An actor since the age of eight, he has played countless roles on television and film including Why Would I Lie? , Simply Irresistible, Bad Company, Grand Theft Parsons, and The Good Shepherd, to name a few. Currently, he is reprising his role in the seventh season of Suits.
Born on January 22, 1972 in The Bronx, New York, Gabriel Stephen Macht is the son of Stephen Macht and Suzanne Victoria Pulier, the former of whom was also an actor; he has three siblings- Julie, Jesse, and Ari. Raised in California, where his family had moved to when he was young, he first got involved with acting at the age of eight, playing the part of Jeorge in the film, Why Would I Lie? (1980).
A student at Beverly Hills High School during his teen years, he later went to the Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts, where he was a part of the Delta Upsilon fraternity. Around that time, he made his television debut in an episode of the popular teen drama, Beverly Hills 90210 (1991). From there, he appeared in a TV movie, after which he landed a role in the romantic comedy film, The Object of My Affection (1998), starring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd.
Gabriel Macht Prior to His Breakthrough
Not long afterwards, he received his first significant role in the film, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1999). Directed by Tod Williams, the plot centres around the adventures of Sebastian Cole, a young man who plans on having a sex change operation. While actor Adrian Grenier played the part of the titular character, Macht portrayed the role of Troy.
Released in theatres on August 6, 1999, after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival earlier that year, the movie earned some degree of praise from the New York Times, though reviews were generally mixed. In total, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole grossed a little over $100,000 at the box office in the United States.
A few movies later, he was cast as one of the main characters in the 2001 Western film, American Outlaws. Soon afterwards, he played the part of Lieutenant Jeremy Stackhouse in the movie, Behind Enemy Lines (2001). John Moore’s directorial debut, it told the story of Lieutenant Chris Burnett (played by Owen Wilson), a naval flight officer who uncovers genocide after being shot down during the Bosnian War.
Macht’s first “big” blockbuster, the film grossed $18.7 million during its opening weekend, putting it at number two at the box office( behind Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone). By the end of its theatrical run, Behind Enemy Lines had earned a total of $92 million, despite iffy reviews from critics.
In 2003, Macht joined the cast of The Recruit, a spy thriller by Roger Donaldson. Premiered in theatres on January 31, 2003, the movie earned a total of $52.8 million in the United States after making $16.3 million during its opening weekend; worldwide, it had yielded over $101.1 million. Despite being a commercial success, reviews were generally mixed- many having criticized its predictable plot.
Over the next few years, Macht involved himself in several films including A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004), The Good Shepard (2006), Because I Said So (2007), The Spirit (2008), Whiteout (2009), and Middle Men (2010). Having said that, none of his roles were particularly groundbreaking.
Unlike some actors who find success on the big screen, it was ultimately on television that Macht first gained widespread attention.
How Gabriel Macht Became Famous
In 2011, Macht was cast in Aaron Korsh’s legal drama, Suits. Set in a fictional law firm, the show saw the actor playing the part of Harvey Spector, the “self-proclaimed best closer” in New York City. The breakthrough that he’d been waiting for, it quickly propelled him into the spotlight as one of the series’ lead protagonist. Other members of the cast included Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle, Rick Hoffman, Gina Torres, and Sarah Rafferty.
Premiered on June 23, 2011, Suits drew in an average of 4.3 million viewers during its initial season. Like most popular shows, it has since been renewed for several seasons; the most recent season- season seven, recently premiered on July 12, 2017. Though ratings have dropped over the past few years, it remains to be popular among fans.
In fact, Suits has received several accolades including a TV Guide Award nomination for Favourite Drama Series, a People’s Choice Award nomination for Favourite Dramedy, and another for Favourite Cable TV Drama.
Also noteworthy is the fact that Macht also helped to produce the series!
Gabriel Macht’s Other Television Appearances
Prior to starring in Suits, the actor appeared in several other television series including The Others, which saw him as one of the lead characters.
In addition to that, Macht has also made guest appearances in Spin City (1997), Sex and the City (1998), Wasteland (1999), The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000), and Archangel (2005), to name a few.
Gabriel Macht’s Love Life
The Suits star has been married to actress Jacinda Barret since 2004. A few years into their marriage, they welcomed their first child- a daughter named Satine into the family. Their son, Luca, was born in 2014.
Gabriel Macht’s Snapchat Name – Iamgabrielmacht
If you’re interested in following the actor on social media, you’ll be glad to know that he is on Snapchat! To add him to your friend’s list, just click here!
Gabriel Macht’s Other Social Media Accounts
Gabriel Macht’s Facebook Account
Want to follow the Suits star on Facebook? You can find his official page at @iamgabrielmacht- the same username as his Snapchat!
Gabriel Macht’s Instagram Account
If you’re a fan, you wouldn’t want to miss out on all of the behind the scene photos that he posts onto Instagram- you can find his official account at @iamgabrielmacht.
Gabriel Macht’s Twitter Account
Looking for an easy way to stay connected with the star? Why not following Gabriel Macht on Twitter? You can find him on the site at @GabrielMacht.
Gabriel Macht’s Youtube Channel
While there are many videos of Macht on Youtube, the actor himself does not appear to have his own channel on the site (yet anyway).