Jared Gilman

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Jared Gilman
Jared Gilman 2012 (cropped).jpg
Gilman in 2012
Born Jared T. Raynor Gilman
(1998-12-28) December 28, 1998 (age 16)[1]
New Jersey, United States
Nationality American
Occupation actor

Jared T. Raynor Gilman[2] (born December 28, 1998) is an American actor best known for his role as Sam Shakusky in the 2012 feature film Moonrise Kingdom, which earned him a 2013 Young Artist Award nomination as Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film.[3]

Personal life[edit]

A resident of South Orange, New Jersey, Gilman has attended Chatham Day School and currently attends Newark Academy in Livingston, New Jersey.[4] He is in his school’s golf's club.[5] Gilman had his Bar Mitzvah in February 2012.[6]


Gilman won his first professional acting role as Sam Shakusky in Moonrise Kingdom at age 13.[5] In preparation for the film, Gilman studied canoeing, cooking over an open fire, and Clint Eastwood's character in Escape from Alcatraz.[7]

Gilman has scripted, acted in, and edited his own short action videos.[8]

Gilman currently appears in an outdoor-themed commercial for Verizon wireless.


Year Title Role Notes Awards
2012 Moonrise Kingdom Sam Shakusky Lead role Nominated - Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film
2013 Elsa & Fred[9] Michael
2014 Two-Bit Waltz[10] Bernie Supporting role


  1. ^ Brillantes, Mariam. (2012-06-24) 'Moonrise Kingdom' Star Jared Gilman Takes Questions From Tweens – Speakeasy – WSJ. Blogs.wsj.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-18.
  2. ^ Jared Gilman. January – February 2012 / Tevet – Shevat 5772, p. 7.
  3. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  4. ^ Maynard-Parisi, Carolyn. " Maplewood Rolls Out Red Carpet for Local Movie Stars; Maplewood Theater hosts a premiere of Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, featuring two hometown boys. ", SouthOrangePatch, June 12, 2012. Accessed November 19, 2012. "South Orange teen Jared Gilman and Maplewood resident Wyatt Ralff, actors in the critically acclaimed Wes Anderson film Moonrise Kingdom, will be on hand for a special local premiere of the film on Thursday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Maplewood Theater.... A 6th-grader at Newark Academy and a student of Acting with Emily on Baker Street, Gilman has been performing for years but this is his first movie role. Not too shabby, considering that his co-stars include the likes of Bill Murray, Bruce Willis and Frances McDormand."
  5. ^ a b Moonrise Kingdom|A Focus Features Film|Jared Gilman Bio. Focusfeatures.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-18.
  6. ^ Vulture Dances With Bill Murray at Cannes. Vulture.com (2012-05-17). Retrieved on 2012-07-18.
  7. ^ Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman Break Out in ‘Moonrise Kingdom’. Backstage.com (2012-06-04). Retrieved on 2012-07-18.
  8. ^ Jared Gilman. IMDb.com
  9. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2113659/
  10. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2570224/