Gabriel Basso

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Gabriel Basso
Born Louis Gabriel Basso III[1]
(1994-12-11) December 11, 1994 (age 20)[2]
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2007–present
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.

Early life[edit]

Louis Gabriel Basso III was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Marcia and Louis J. Basso.[1][3] 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.[4]


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.[5] He found representation his first week there, securing a lead role in the Dailymotion Kids web series Ghost Town.[6][7]

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.[8] He then starred in Kyle Newman's action comedy Barely Lethal (2015), with Hailee Steinfeld and Dove Cameron.[9] 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.[10] In September 2014, he joined the cast of Meg Ryan's directorial debut film Ithaca, starring alongside Tom Hanks.[11]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Meet Bill Kid with Cancer
2007 Alice Upside Down Classmate
2009 Alabama Moon Hal Mitchell
2011 Super 8 Martin
2013 The Kings of Summer Patrick Keenan
2014 The Hive Adam
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


Year Title Role Notes
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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