Gabriel Macht

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Gabriel Macht
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Macht in 2013
Gabriel Swann Macht

(1972-01-22) January 22, 1972 (age 51)
Other namesGabriel Swann[1]
EducationCarnegie Mellon University (BFA)
  • Actor
  • producer
Years active1980–present
(m. 2004)

Gabriel Swann Macht (born January 22, 1972)[2] is an American actor and film producer. He is known for portraying Harvey Specter in the USA Network series Suits (2011–2019) and the title character in the 2008 superhero film The Spirit.

Early life[edit]

Macht was born in The Bronx, New York City, to Jewish parents.[3] He is the son of Suzanne Victoria Pulier, a museum curator and archivist, and actor Stephen Macht. He has three siblings: Jesse, a musician (who appeared on The Next Great American Band), Ari Serbin, and Julie. Macht was raised in California from the age of five. After graduating from Beverly Hills High School, he attended Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts, where he graduated in 1994.[4] During his time at Carnegie Mellon, he became a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity.[5]


Macht was nominated for the Best Young Motion Picture Actor Award after playing his first role at age eight in the film Why Would I Lie? under the stage name Gabriel Swann.[1]

He has appeared in many film and television roles including A Love Song for Bobby Long, The Good Shepherd, Because I Said So, The Recruit, and Archangel. For the 2001 film Behind Enemy Lines, Macht spent a week at sea filming on the flight deck, corridors, and hangar bay #3 of the USS Carl Vinson. Macht played the title role in Frank Miller's 2008 adaptation of Will Eisner's comic creation The Spirit. Although the film was a failure upon theatrical release, the film and Macht himself both gained a cult following.[6][7]

In July 2010, it was announced that Macht had signed on to star in the USA Network drama Suits, which was originally known under the working title A Legal Mind.[8] The series ran for nine seasons and 134 episodes, Macht appearing in all.[9] Macht began receiving co-producer credit during season 3.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Macht married Australian-born actress Jacinda Barrett in 2004.[11] The couple's first child, a girl, was born in August 2007 in Los Angeles.[12] They had a second child, a son, in February 2014.[13]

Macht has been the best friend of his Suits co-star Sarah Rafferty for over 28 years, ever since they met in 1993 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.[14] He was one of the guests at co-star Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in May 2018.

Macht is a vegetarian and practices green living.[15]


Macht in 2009


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Why Would I Lie? Jorge Credited as Gabriel Swann
Nominated—Young Artist Awards for Best Young Motion Picture Actor
1998 The Object of My Affection Steve Casillo
1998 The Adventures of Sebastian Cole Troy
1999 Simply Irresistible Charlie
2000 The Bookie's Lament Mickey
2000 101 Ways (The Things a Girl Will Do to Keep Her Volvo) Dirk
2001 American Outlaws Frank James
2001 Behind Enemy Lines Naval Aviator Lieutenant Jeremy "Smoke" Stackhouse
2002 Bad Company CIA Agent Seale
2003 The Recruit CIA Agent Zack
2003 Grand Theft Parsons Gram Parsons
2004 A Love Song for Bobby Long Lawson Pines
2006 The Good Shepherd John Russell Jr. Berlin International Film Festival for Outstanding Artistic Contribution
2007 Because I Said So Johnny Dresden
2008 The Spirit Denny Colt / The Spirit
2009 Middle Men Buck Dolby
2009 Whiteout UN Security Agent Robert Pryce
2009 One Way to Valhalla Bo Durant
2010 Love & Other Drugs Trey Hannigan
2011 S.W.A.T.: Firefight Sergeant Paul Cutler Direct-to-video film
2011 A Bag of Hammers Wyatt
2013 Breaking at the Edge Detective Williams


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Beverly Hills, 90210 Tal Weaver Episode: "Leading from the Heart"
1995 Follow the River Johnny Draper TV movie
1997 Spin City The Naked Guy Episode: "Snowbound"
1998 Sex and the City Barkley Episode: "Models and Mortals"
1999 Wasteland Luke Episode: "Best Laid Plans"
2000 The Audrey Hepburn Story William Holden TV movie
2000 The Others Dr. Mark Gabriel Main role
2005 Numbers Don Eppes Episode: unaired pilot
2005 Archangel R.J. O'Brian Miniseries
2011–2019 Suits Harvey Specter Main role; also producer
2019 Pearson Harvey Specter Episode: "The Former City Attorney"[16]


  1. ^ a b 3rd Annual Young Artist Awards
  2. ^ Rose, Mike (January 22, 2023). "Today's famous birthdays list for January 22, 2023 includes celebrities Diane Lane, Guy Fieri". Retrieved January 21, 2023.
  3. ^ Bloom, Nate. "Jews in the News: Dan Fogelman, Jason Segal & Stephen Macht". Archived from the original on July 5, 2011. Retrieved August 26, 2011.
  4. ^ Brittany Frederick (December 1, 2011). "Gabriel Macht: The Smartest Actor On Television".
  5. ^ Delta Upsilon FraternityDelta Upsilon. "Prominent Alumni". Archived from the original on March 28, 2012. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
  6. ^ "IFC". Archived from the original on January 12, 2014.
  7. ^ Woerner, Meredith (September 23, 2008). "Gabriel Macht Explains Where The Spirit Went Wrong". Gizmodo. Retrieved December 10, 2021.
  8. ^ "USA Enlists Gabriel Macht for A Legal Mind". TV Guide.
  9. ^ Gelman, Vlada (September 25, 2019). "Suits EP, Star on Series Finale's Big 'Darvey' Moment, [Spoiler]'s New Job". TVLine. Retrieved December 10, 2021.
  10. ^ "Suits on USA Network".
  11. ^ Shawna Malcolm (August 2, 2012). "Debriefing Suits' Suave and Sexy Star Gabriel Macht". TV Guide. Retrieved December 10, 2021.
  12. ^ "Jacinda Barrett Welcomes a Baby Girl". August 28, 2007. Retrieved September 20, 2021.
  13. ^ "Gabriel Macht and Jacinda Barrett Welcome Son Luca". Retrieved December 10, 2021.
  14. ^ Joanna Hunkin (July 14, 2016). "Suits' stars Gabriel Macht and Sarah Rafferty relish shared history". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved December 10, 2021.
  15. ^ Miller, Gerri (August 10, 2011). "Gabriel Macht & Patrick Adams: Being green 'Suits' them". Mother Nature Network. Retrieved April 20, 2013.
  16. ^ Suits [@SuitsPeacock] (August 14, 2019). "Harvey just got an important call from Chicago. 🙌 Don't miss him on tonight's @PearsonUSA, immediately after #Suits on @USA_Network!" (Tweet). Retrieved May 18, 2021 – via Twitter.

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