|Born||Louis Gabriel Basso III
December 11, 1994 
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Relatives||Annalise Basso (sister)|
Louis Gabriel Basso III (born December 11, 1994) is an American film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the Showtime television series The Big C, the 2011 science fiction film Super 8, and the 2013 coming-of-age comedy-drama film The Kings of Summer.
Louis Gabriel Basso III was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Marcia and Louis J. Basso. He was homeschooled as a child along with his two sisters (one is actress Annalise Basso). His family attended the First Evangelical Free Church in Manchester, Missouri. Basso initially wanted to become a professional football player before he found acting.
Basso booked minor roles in two feature films in early 2007, while living in St. Louis: Meet Bill, alongside Aaron Eckhart; and Alice Upside Down, starring Alyson Stoner. Basso's older sister Alexandria also had a role in the latter. He later moved with his mother and sisters to Los Angeles. He found representation his first week there, securing a lead role in the Dailymotion Kids web series Ghost Town.
Basso has had several television guest roles in popular series such as Nickelodeon's iCarly, and ABC's The Middle. From 2010 until 2013, he maintained a regular role on the Showtime comedy series The Big C, portraying Adam Jamison, the son of the lead character played by Laura Linney. He then starred as Hal Mitchell in the independent film Alabama Moon (2009), starring John Goodman and Clint Howard, directed by Tim McCanlies, and based on the best-selling novel by Watt Key.
Basso appeared in the J. J. Abrams science fiction adventure film Super 8 (2011), for which he was submitted for consideration for a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor, and Jordan Vogt-Roberts' comedy-drama The Kings of Summer (2013), which had its premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. He then starred in Kyle Newman's action comedy Barely Lethal (2015), with Hailee Steinfeld and Dove Cameron. On April 1, 2014, it was reported that Basso had been cast in the courtroom drama film The Whole Truth, directed by Courtney Hunt and stars opposite Keanu Reeves and Renée Zellweger. In September 2014, he joined the cast of Meg Ryan's directorial debut film Ithaca, starring alongside Tom Hanks.
|2007||Meet Bill||Kid with Cancer|
|2007||Alice Upside Down||Classmate|
|2009||Alabama Moon||Hal Mitchell|
|2013||The Kings of Summer||Patrick Keenan|
|2015||Barely Lethal||Gooch / Bernard|
|2015||Anatomy of the Tide||Kyle Waterman|
|2015||The Wizard||Jimmy Petersen||In post-production|
|2015||The Whole Truth||Mike Lassiter||In post-production|
|2015||Ithaca||Tobey George||In post-production|
|2009||iCarly||Fake Freddie||Episode: "iLook Alike"|
|2009||Eastwick||Elliot||Episode: "Magic Snow and Creepy Gene"|
|2009||Ghost Town||Marley||Main role; web series|
|2010||The Middle||Rodney Glossner||Episode: "The Neighbor"|
|2010–13||The Big C||Adam Jamison||Main role; 40 episodes|
|2010||Scared Shrekless||Teenager #1||Voice; television short|
|2011||R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour||Teddy||Episode: "Lights Out"|
|2012||BlackBoxTV||Jesse||Episode: "Silverwood: Sleepover"|
|2012||Perception||Billy Mitchell||Episode: "Kilimanjaro"|
|2014||The Red Road||Brian Jensen||Episode: "Snaring of the Sun"|
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- "The Kings Of Summer". Sundance.org. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
- Sneider, Jeff (October 22, 2013). "'Kings of Summer' Star Gabriel Basso Joins Hailee Steinfeld in 'Barely Lethal' (Exclusive)". TheWrap.
- "Toby Kebbell Joining 'Fantastic Four'; Archie Panjabi Set For 'San Andreas'; Gabriel Basso Stars In 'The Whole Truth'". Deadline.com. April 1, 2014.
- Sneider, Jeff (September 18, 2014). "'Super 8's' Gabriel Basso Joins Tom Hanks in Meg Ryan's Directorial Debut 'Ithaca'". TheWrap.