Gavin MacIntosh

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Gavin MacIntosh
Born (1999-03-22) March 22, 1999 (age 19)
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2010–present

Gavin MacIntosh (born March 22, 1999) is an American actor. Beginning his professional career as a child actor and model at the age of ten, MacIntosh is best known for his recurring role as Connor Stevens on the Freeform drama series The Fosters.

Early life[edit]

MacIntosh was born on March 22, 1999.[1] He grew up in Tucson, Arizona before eventually relocating with his family to Hermosa Beach, California. He attended Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, graduating in 2016.[2] He has two younger brothers, Grant and Gage MacIntosh.[3][4]


In 2010, MacIntosh began his acting career with a starring role in the dramatic short film Turns.[5] Additional short film roles include appearances as Young Martin Thomas in The Science of Death, and as Young Jonathan in Breathe. In 2011, he made his feature film debut alongside his brother Gage, appearing as brothers Mark and Nick Paterson respectively in the martial arts themed drama Blood Games: Sanctioned to Die.[6]

In 2011, MacIntosh made his television debut with a guest-starring role as a member of Ron's scout troop on the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation. Additional television roles include guest-starring appearances as Burt's 13-year-old brother Bruce in a 1981 flashback on the Fox comedy series Raising Hope, and as Young Brad in the pilot episode of the proposed science-fiction drama series H.O.P.E.[7]

In 2013, MacIntosh began a recurring role on the ABC Family drama series The Fosters. On the series, MacIntosh portrays fan favorite[8] Connor, a handsome and kind-hearted boy who develops feelings for the shy and isolated foster child Jude Jacob-Foster (portrayed by Hayden Byerly), prompting the 13-year-old Jude to begin questioning his sexuality.[9][10]

In addition to his film and episodic television credits, MacIntosh has appeared in various national commercials, including television campaigns for Goodyear Tires, Oscar Mayer Lunchables, Pizza Hut, Lowe's, and Honda.[11] As a Ford child and teen model, he has appeared in print, including commercial and editorial campaigns for Mattel, Target, Gap, Porsche, Hang Ten, and Tom Tailor, among others.[12]

On March 2, 2015, ABC Family aired an episode of The Fosters, "Now Hear This", that featured MacIntosh's character and Byerly's character sharing a kiss, that is believed to be the youngest LGBT kiss ever in U.S. television history.[13] In two tweets on March 29, 2015, MacIntosh took issue with YouTube's decision to add an age restriction for access to video of his character's kiss scene with Byerly's character, prompting a vocal social media campaign, and YouTube removed the age restriction less than a day later.[14]

The Fosters TV’s Youngest Same-Sex Kiss scene was featured as #9 in The 19 Biggest LGBT Moments On TV In 2015.[15] MacIntosh and Byerly's kiss was also listed in the 7 Best Moments From ABC Family The Wrap Rewind 2015.[16] On December 23, 2015, MacIntosh was featured in the publication OUT Magazine discussing his famous gay kiss.[17]

Personal life[edit]

MacIntosh's personal interests include skateboarding, biking, and competitive soccer, as well as sketching, painting, and songwriting.[3][4] MacIntosh is an outspoken straight ally for LGBT rights and equality.[18][19][20] In addition, alongside his Fosters co-star Hayden Byerly, he is an advocate against bullying, encouraging youngsters to embrace their differences and lending his support to the "Be Good to Each Other" campaign.[4]


Year Film Role Notes
2010 Turns (Unknown) Short
2011 The Science of Death Young Martin Thomas
Soulman: The Movie Bobby
Sweet Dreams Jake
Blood Games: Sanctioned to Die Mark Paterson Feature
The Bluewater Tale Alex Short
The Art of Paying Rent Jake McCormick
Breathe Young Jonathan
2012 Knocked Down Young Donny
2016 American Fable Martin Feature
Year Program Role Notes
2011 Parks and Recreation Wayne Episode: "Pawnee Rangers"
Raising Hope Thirteen-Year-Old Bruce Episode: "Burt's Parents"
2012 H.O.P.E. Young Brad Episode: "Life Alone" (Pilot)
2013–2016 The Fosters Connor Stevens Recurring role, 25 episodes
2015–2017 Bones Parker Booth 2 episodes



  1. ^ Gavin MacIntosh (24 March 2014). "I just turned 15 on Saturday!". Twitter. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Gavin MacIntosh LinkedIn page". 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Gavin MacIntosh - Home". Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Be Good To Each Other - Hayden Byerly & Gavin MacIntosh Fundraiser". 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  5. ^ ""Turns" short film teaser". RightxHookxMedia - YouTube. 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Blood Games: Sanctioned to Die – Cast and Filmmakers". Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  7. ^ ""Life Alone" TV Pilot (H.O.P.E. series)". HopeSeries - YouTube. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
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  9. ^ Rosy Cordero (24 March 2014). "TV to Si: Will Mariana Finally Find Love on 'The Fosters?". Xfinity TV Comcast. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  10. ^ Lee Hernandez (24 March 2014). "'The Fosters' Season Finale Recap". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Gavin MacIntosh TV Commercials". Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Gavin MacIntosh - Ford / Robert Black - Kids". Ford / Robert Black. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
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