Gabriel Bateman

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Gabriel Bateman
Born (2004-09-10) September 10, 2004 (age 16)
OccupationActor
Years active2012–present
RelativesTalitha Bateman (sister)

Gabriel Michael Bateman (born September 10, 2004)[1][2] is an American actor. He is best known for starring in numerous horror films, including as Robert in Annabelle (2014), Martin Wells in Lights Out (2016), Andy Barclay in Child's Play (2019), and Kyle Hunter in Unhinged (2020).

Bateman also had roles in family films, such as Carter Hughes in Benji (2018) and Oliver Reed in Think Like a Dog (2020). On television, he starred as Ethan Taylor in the CBS crime drama series Stalker (2014–2015) and Jack Hawthorne in the CBS mystery drama series American Gothic (2016).

Life and career[edit]

Bateman was raised in Turlock, California, but moved to southern California when he started his career in acting. He is the brother of actress Talitha Bateman.[3]

Bateman made his acting debut in 2012, appearing in the film George Biddle, CPA. In 2014, he had a supporting role as Robert in the supernatural horror film Annabelle, a spin-off of the acclaimed horror film The Conjuring. From 2014 to 2015, he starred as Ethan Taylor in the CBS drama thriller series Stalker.

In November 2014, he was cast in Robert Kirkman's Cinemax horror drama series Outcast. He appeared in the series as Joshua Austin from 2016 to 2017.[4]

In 2015, he had guest roles in various television series, including Your Family or Mine, Wicked City, and Code Black.

In 2016, Bateman played a leading role, alongside Teresa Palmer, in the supernatural horror film Lights Out, which was produced by James Wan.[5] Also that year, he starred as Jack Hawthorne in the CBS mystery drama series American Gothic, which ran for one season.

In 2018, he starred as Carter Hughes in the Netflix family comedy film Benji. He also starred as Wyatt McKenna in the Prime Video comedy drama series The Dangerous Book for Boys.

Bateman starred in commercials for Staples, Frigidaire, Energizer EcoAdvanced Recycled Batteries, Iams, and the Cadillac CTS Sedan. He also appeared in two music videos ("It's a Job" and "A New Beginning") for the album I Remembered But Then I Forgot by Wolfie’s Just Fine, a folk music side project of Jon Lajoie.[6][7]

In 2019, Bateman received further recognition for starring as Andy Barclay in the horror film Child's Play, alongside Aubrey Plaza. The film was a critical and commercial success.[8][9] Also that year, he starred as Charlie Brenner in the musical adventure film Playmobil: The Movie and as Scott in the historical war film Robert the Bruce.

In 2020, he starred as Oliver Reed in the family film Think Like a Dog and as Kyle Hunter in the thriller film Unhinged, alongside Russell Crowe.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 George Biddle, CPA Kid of Many
2013 The Park Bench Boy Short film
2014 Annabelle Robert
2015 Band of Robbers Young Huck Finn
Checkmate Christopher
2016 Lights Out Martin Wells
2018 Benji Carter Hughes
Saint Judy Alex Wood
2019 Child's Play Andy Barclay
Playmobil: The Movie Charlie Brenner
Robert the Bruce Scott
2020 Think Like a Dog Oliver Reed
Unhinged Kyle Hunter
TBA Man of the Harvest Owen Short film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Maker Shack Agency Littlest Goth Kid Episode: "Pilot"
Grey's Anatomy Jared Cole Episode: "Throwing It All Away"
Petals on the Wind Michael Television film
2014–2015 Stalker Ethan Taylor 8 episodes
2015 Your Family or Mine Jason Weston Jr. 3 episodes
Wicked City Cooper Flynn 2 episodes
Code Black Jason Riner Episode: "Black Tag"
2016 American Gothic Jack Hawthorne 13 episodes
Mamma Dallas Tucker Cox Television film
2016–2017 Outcast Joshua Austin 4 episodes
2018 The Dangerous Book for Boys Wyatt McKenna 6 episodes
TBA Cipher Asa Television film
The Mosquito Coast TBA Upcoming series

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Role Notes
2016 "A New Beginning" Wolfie's Just Fine The Boy
"It's a Job"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rowland, Marijke (February 9, 2016). "Young Turlock actors make their mark on Hollywood". The Modesto Bee. ...Gabriel Bateman, 11...
  2. ^ "Gabriel Bateman - American Gothic Cast Member". CBS. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (March 5, 2015). "Griffin Gluck Joins NBC's 'Cuckoo'; Mia Serafino In Suzanne Martin Pilot, 'Mama Dallas' Adds 2". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  4. ^ Munn, Patrick (November 6, 2014). "Gabriel Bateman to Star in Robert Kirkman's Cinemax Pilot 'Outcast'". TVWise.
  5. ^ McNary, Dave (June 16, 2015). "Gabriel Bateman to Star in James Wan's 'Lights Out'". Variety.
  6. ^ It's a Job official music video by Jon Lajoie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ5UsXXmnb4
  7. ^ A New Beginning Official Music video by Jon Lajoie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG8iAtpavK4
  8. ^ Allen, Nick (June 20, 2019). "Child's Play Movie Review & Film Summary (2019)". RogerEbert.com. Retrieved July 22, 2020.
  9. ^ "Child's Play (2019)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 22, 2020.

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