Ethan Cutkosky

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Ethan Cutkosky
Ethan Francis Cutkosky

(1999-08-19) August 19, 1999 (age 20)
Years active2003–present

Ethan Francis Cutkosky (born August 19, 1999) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Barto in The Unborn[1] and as Carl Gallagher on the Showtime series Shameless.[2]


First roles and Shameless

He got his first film role playing Carl in Fred Claus (2007), a Christmas comedy starring Vince Vaughn. Two years later he played Barto in the horror film The Unborn (2009), where he worked with Gary Oldman. A year later, he starred in the independent thriller Conviction (2010), with Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell. Currently, Ethan portrays Carl Gallagher, in the Showtime television series Shameless, whose protagonists are Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy.[3]


On November 6, 2017, he was arrested for DUI in Los Angeles.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Fred Claus Carl Uncredited
2009 The Unborn Barto
2010 Conviction Neighborhood Boy


Year Title Role Notes
2011–present Shameless Carl Gallagher Main cast; 91 episodes
2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Henry Mesner "Born Psychopath" (Season 14, Episode 19)


  1. ^ Gire, Dann (January 8, 2009). "Local star is born in suburban-shot horror film 'Unborn'". Chicago Daily Herald. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  2. ^ Crowder, Courtney (April 1, 2014). "Ethan Cutkosky gets room to grow in 'Shameless'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  3. ^ Heun, Dave (January 8, 2011). "St. Charles boy stars on new Showtime series". Chicago Daily Herald. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  4. ^ "'Shameless' star Ethan Cutkosky arrested on suspicion of DUI". AP News . Los Angeles,  California. 7 November 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2018.

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