Gavin Warren

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gavin Warren
Gavin Warren in 2018.jpg
Warren in 2018
Born (2008-04-17) April 17, 2008 (age 14)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Other namesGavin Hunter Warren
Occupation(s)Actor, model

Gavin Warren (born Gavin Hunter Warren on April 17, 2008) is an American actor who is best known for his film role in First Man (2018),[1] his upcoming roles in the films The Unbreakable Boy, Man in the White Van, and Geechee,[2] as well as his television roles in Daybreak (2019) and NCIS: New Orleans (2020).

Early life[edit]

Gavin Hunter Warren was born in Houston, Texas.[3] He began his career as a model on Great Day Houston, a morning show that aired on KHOU 11, in 2015. He began his acting career after winning Most Sought After Male at the International Modeling and Talent Association Los Angeles Convention in 2015.[4]


Film acting[edit]

In his first film, Back Roads (2018), Warren played a supporting role as the son of Jennifer Morrison and Tom Everett Scott.[5]

Warren played Neil Armstrong's (played by Ryan Gosling) son in First Man (2018).[6] The film is a personal account of Neil Armstrong and his landing on the moon,[7] and was directed by Damien Chazelle, the Academy Award-winning director of La La Land.[4][8] Warren won the Red Carpet Fashion Award for best dressed for his outfit at the premiere of the film.[7][9]

Warren also played Rusty in 12 Mighty Orphans (2021).[10] In flashback scenes, he portrays the young version of the lead role played by Luke Wilson. The film also featured Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Vinessa Shaw, Wayne Knight, and Treat Williams. The film was written, directed and produced by Ty Roberts, and was based on the true story of an orphanage football team during the Great Depression.

In the flashback scenes of A Hard Problem (2021), Warren played young Ian, the lead role played by John Berchtold. The film was written, directed and produced by the Hazart, the writer/director duo of Kyle Hasday and Matt Stewart. The film is a dramatic story, focusing on the life of Ian.

In The Descendant (working title, post-production), Warren will play the lead character. The film will be directed by Robert Glickert and will star Shailene Garnett, Jeff Ward, and Lusia Strus, alongside Warren.[5][11]

Warren will also star in the film Geechee (pre-production). In this film, Warren will play the lead role of Axle, the son of Andrea Riseborough. The film will be written and directed by Dubois Ashong and will be produced by Stuart Ford and Jamie Foxx. This supernatural thriller will focus on a family haunted by the descendants of African slaves on the East Coast of the United States.[2][12]

In The Unbreakable Boy, Warren will play Logan LeRette, who is the younger brother of Austin LeRette, the main character, played by Jacob Laval. The film will feature Zachary Levi as their father, Meghann Fahy as their mother, and Patricia Heston as their grandmother. It will be directed by Jon Gunn, with production by Lionsgate and Kingdom Story. The film will be based on a true story from a book, entitled The Unbreakable Boy: A Father's Fear, A Son's Courage, and A Story of Unconditional Love, written by Austin's father, Scott Michael LeRette, and Suzy Flory.[13]

In Man in the White Van, Warren will play Daniel Williams, the younger brother of Annie (played by Madison Wolfe) and Margaret (played by Brec Bassinger). Sean Astin will play their father, while Ali Larter will play their mother. The film will be directed by Warren Skeels and will be produced by Legion M. This film will be based on a true story from 1974 about a white van stalking women in Florida.[14]

Television acting[edit]

Warren played in a flashback episode of Daybreak (2019) as young Josh Wheeler, the lead role played by Colin Ford. This Netflix show was directed by Brad Peyton and Michael Patrick Jann.

Warren also played in a flashback episode NCIS: New Orleans (2020) as young Dwayne Pride, the lead role played by Scott Bakula. The episode was directed and produced by James Hayman.



Year Title Role Notes
2018 Back Roads Zack Mercer
First Man Young Rick Armstrong
2019 Mack Young Mack
2021 12 Mighty Orphans Young Rusty
A Hard Problem Young Ian
TBA The Descendant Jacob Malcolm
Man in the White Van[15] Daniel
#FBF[16] Christian
The Unbreakable Boy[17] Logan
Geechee Axle


Year Title Role Notes
2015 Fear the Walking Dead Finch Uncredited
2018 Great Day Houston Himself
2019 Daybreak 8-Year-Old Josh
Houston Life Himself
2020 NCIS: New Orleans Little Dwayne Pride


Year Title Role Notes
2017 Two Wongs Make a White Sonny
2020 Tuning It Out Miles also Co-Writer


  1. ^ Dansby, Andrew (October 19, 2018). "Houston's Gavin Warren a young star in 'First Man'".
  2. ^ a b Grater, Tom; Wiseman, Andreas (August 19, 2020). "Andrea Riseborough Thriller 'Geechee' Begins Shoot In Dominican Republic, Adds Cast". Deadline Hollywood.
  3. ^ "Gavin Warren". Retrieved April 20, 2020.
  4. ^ a b (October 12, 2018). "Houston actor Gavin Warren shoots for the stars in the new movie 'First Man'". KHOU. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
  5. ^ a b Clark, Natalie Cook (February 2019). "Gavin Warren, Katy Kid Actor, Finishes Fourth Movie". Katy Magazine Online.
  6. ^ Whipp, Glenn (January 8, 2019). "Moon shots: Inside Ryan Gosling and Damien Chazelle's key 'First Man' moments". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 23, 2021.
  7. ^ a b Sewing, Joy (October 23, 2018). "Ryan Gosling's biggest red-carpet competition: Houstonian Gavin Warren".
  8. ^ Gallay, Annie (September 14, 2018). "10-Year-Old Houston Actor Stars With Ryan Gosling in Buzzy Fall Oscar Contender: Talk About a Big Break — This is a Moon Shot". PaperCity Magazine.
  9. ^ Kallon, Catherine (October 5, 2018). "Gavin Warren In Balani & Ryan Gosling In Gucci – 'First Man' Washington, DC Premiere". Red Carpet Fashion Awards.
  10. ^ Kojder, Robert (June 10, 2021). "Movie Review - 12 Mighty Orphans (2021)". Flickering Myth.
  11. ^ Thompson, Jennifer (February 14, 2019). "Been There, Done That: 5 Secrets Child Actors Won't Tell You". BuzzFeed Community.
  12. ^ Emma, Kelly (September 7, 2020). "Crew member shot by police in 'case of mistaken identity' on set of Andrea Riseborough film". Metro UK.
  13. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (June 30, 2021). "Lionsgate Dates Nicolas Cage Satire 'Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent' & Kingdom Story Movies".
  14. ^ Vlessing, Etan (September 21, 2021). "Sean Astin, Ali Larter, Madison Wolfe Join 'The Man in the White Van' Thriller". The Hollywood Reporter.
  15. ^ Grobar, Matt (September 21, 2021). "'The Man In The White Van': Sean Astin, Ali Larter & More Board True-Crime Thriller From Writer-Director Warren Skeels". Deadline Hollywood.
  16. ^ Rubin, Rebecca (April 2, 2021). "Ashley Judd to Star in YA Drama '#FBF' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.
  17. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (June 30, 2021). "Lionsgate Dates Nicolas Cage Satire 'Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent' & Kingdom Story Movies". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 28, 2022.

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]