Gagnon in 2009
July 25, 2005 |
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Other names||Pierce Ganon|
Pierce Gagnon (born July 25, 2005) is an American child actor who is best known for playing Logan Evans in One Tree Hill and Cid Harrington in Looper (2012). In 2014, he appeared in Zach Braff's comedy film Wish I Was Here and is currently starring in the science fiction drama series Extant alongside Halle Berry.
Gagnon was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He has two younger brothers, including actor Steele Gagnon, and one younger sister. Gagnon and his family are members of the Mormon Church, which is known formally as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At eight years old, Gagnon reached the age of baptism for Mormons.
After his film debut The Crazies, Gagnon played Logan Evans in season 9 of the CW drama One Tree Hill. In January 2011, he was cast in the 2012 action thriller film Looper as Cid Harrington, a child who has unusual telekinetic abilities and becomes a warlord in the year 2074, called the "Rainmaker". His performance in the film was appreciated by fans and critics alike. The director of Looper, Rian Johnson said: "Looking back I'm kind of terrified that I hinged the success of the backend of the movie on finding someone like Pierce. It's really rare to find a kid who can do what he does. He would do three-page dialogue scenes with Emily and Joe and hold his own against them all the way through."
Joseph Gordon-Levitt said of Gagnon: "I loved working with Pierce. I was an actor when I was that age and not as good as he was. But I am of the belief that kids are as capable, if not more so, of being stellar actors because they are kind of closer to that uninhibited place base where we all start. He's just phenomenal. I never treated him like a kid when we were working. When we weren't working, when we were having lunch or whatever, then it was more like he was just a normal kid -- we would wrestle around and go on adventures. But when we were working, I just treated him like any other colleague, like any other good actor that I was working with, and I think he really appreciated that. Because I remember when I was a kid working on sets, I liked it when people wouldn't talk down to me. I figured that I have to do this job just as well as everyone else has to do the job so why are you treating me like a kid? I think I did my best work when those around me understood that, so I didn't want to treat him like a kid. And it's also worth mentioning his mom, because she was doing a fantastic job and she reminded me a lot of my mom."
In 2014, Gagnon voiced Tiago in Rio 2, the sequel to the 2011 film Rio He then starred as Tucker Bloom, the son to Zach Braff and Kate Hudson's characters, in the comedy Wish I Was Here. and started appearing in the CBS science fiction mystery drama series Extant, as Ethan, the son of Halle Berry's character.
|2010||The Crazies||Distraught Son|
|2010||The Way Home||Little Joe||Credited as Pierce Ganon|
|2014||Merry Friggin' Christmas||Douglas|
|2014||Wish I Was Here||Tucker Bloom|
|2012||One Tree Hill||Logan Evans||Recurring role; 7 episodes|
|2014–present||Extant||Ethan Watts / Ethan Woods||Main role|
Awards and nominations
|2013||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor Ten and Under||Looper||Nominated|
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