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Aidan Gallagher

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Aidan Gallagher
Aidan Gallagher - 2018 (cropped).jpg
Born (2003-09-18) September 18, 2003 (age 15)
Years active2013–present

Aidan Gallagher (September 18, 2003[1]) is an American actor. His first major role was portraying one of the quadruplet brothers, Nicky Harper, in the Nickelodeon television series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.[2] In 2019, Gallagher began portraying Number Five in the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy.[3]


Gallagher first appeared in a minor role in a 2013 episode of Modern Family. He was in two short films, You & Me and Jacked Up. He then landed a major role in Nickelodeon's Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn as Nicky Harper,[4] for which he was nominated Favorite Male TV Star in the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in 2016 and 2017.[5][6] He was in the show for four seasons until it ended in 2018.[7] In 2017, he was cast in the role of Number Five in The Umbrella Academy, which was released in February 2019 on Netflix.[8][9]

Personal life

Gallagher is active on environmental issues, and has served as a youth advocate for a number of environmental organizations, including Waterkeeper Alliance, WildAid and Oceanic Preservation Society.[10][11] He was named UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for North America in 2018 when he was 14, the youngest ever UN Goodwill Ambassador to be named.[12][13]


Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Modern Family Alec Episode: "The Wow Factor"; uncredited[citation needed]
2014–2018 Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Nicky Main role
2015 Nickelodeon's Ho Ho Holiday Special Himself Television special
2017 Nickelodeon's Sizzling Summer Camp Special Beach guy Television special; cameo
2019 The Umbrella Academy The Boy/Number Five Main role

Gallagher has also appeared in the following music video:

  • "We Make That Lemonade" (2014)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2016 Kids' Choice Award Favorite Male TV Star Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Nominated [5]
2017 Kids' Choice Award Favorite Male TV Star Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Nominated [6]


  1. ^ See:
    • Gallagher, Aidan (September 18, 2016). "I'm official. ThirTEEN!". aidanrgallagher – via Instagram.
    • Gallagher, Aidan (September 18, 2017). "Thank you". aidanrgallagher – via Instagram.
    • Gallagher, Aidan (September 18, 2018). "15 🎂". aidanrgallagher – via Instagram.
  2. ^ "Nickelodeon Greenlights New Comedy from Dan Schneider, Two Other Live-Action Series". Deadline Hollywood. March 13, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Holub, Christian (February 15, 2019). "Umbrella Academy actor explains how he nailed the timey-wimey weirdness of Number Five". Entertainment Weekly.
  4. ^ Lowry, Brian (September 12, 2014). "TV Review: Nickelodeon's 'Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn'". Variety.
  5. ^ a b "Kids' Choice Awards: Adele, Justin Bieber, 'Star Wars' Among Nominees". Hollywood Reporter. February 18, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Perez, Lexy (February 2, 2017). "Kids' Choice Awards: Justin Timberlake, Kevin Hart Top Nominations". Hollywood Reporter.
  7. ^ Otterson, Joe (November 15, 2018). "'School of Rock,' 'Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn' Canceled at Nickelodeon". Variety.
  8. ^ Otterson, Joe (November 30, 2017). "'Umbrella Academy' Netflix Series Rounds Out Cast With 'Game of Thrones' Alum, 'Hamilton' Star". Variety. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  9. ^ Williams, Janice (February 15, 2019). "'The Umbrella Academy' Star Aidan Gallagher Says 'Comics Fans Are Going to Crazy' Over New Netflix Show". Newsweek.
  10. ^ "Aidan Gallagher named UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador". Clean Seas.
  11. ^ Moore, McKenna (June 5, 2018). "Adrian Grenier and Aidan Gallagher Want You to Fight Plastic Pollution for World Environment Day". Fortune.
  12. ^ "Aidan Gallagher named UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador". UN Environment. 3 June 2018.
  13. ^ Croezen, Alyssa (June 5, 2018). "Aidan Gallagher Talks New Netflix Show 'The Umbrella Academy' And World Environment Day". ET Canada.

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