Pierce Gagnon

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Pierce Gagnon
Pierce Gagnon 2009.jpg
Gagnon in 2009
Born (2005-07-25) July 25, 2005 (age 9)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States[1]
Residence Kennesaw, Georgia
Other names Pierce Ganon
Occupation Actor
Years active 2010–present

Pierce Gagnon (born July 25, 2005) is an American child actor. He played Logan Evans in One Tree Hill, Cid Harrington in Looper, Tucker Bloom in Wish I Was Here and Ethan Woods in Extant.

Personal life[edit]

Gagnon was born in Atlanta, Georgia.[2] He has two younger siblings, such as his brother Steele and his younger sister.[3] He currently resides in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Career[edit]

After his film debut The Crazies,[4] Gagnon played Logan Evans in season 9 of the CW drama One Tree Hill.[5] 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, called the "Rainmaker".[6] 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."[7]

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."[8]

After voicing Tiago in Rio 2, the sequel to the 2011 film Rio,[9] Gagnon played Tucker Bloom, the son of Aidan (Zach Braff) and Sarah (Kate Hudson) in Wish I Was Here.[10] He currently stars in the CBS sci-fi drama series Extant, as Ethan Woods, the android son of Molly (Halle Berry).[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Crazies Distraught Son
2012 Looper Cid Harrington
2014 Wish I Was Here Tucker Bloom
2014 Rio 2 Tiago Voice
2014 A Merry Friggin' Christmas Douglas
2015 Tomorrowland Nate Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2012 One Tree Hill Logan Evans 7 episodes
2014–present Extant Ethan Woods 13 episodes
2015 The Thundermans Stevie Episode: "The Amazing Rat Race"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2013 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor Ten and Under Looper Nominated

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