Gavin Warren

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Gavin Warren
Gavin Warren in 2018.jpg
Warren in 2018
Born (2008-04-17) April 17, 2008 (age 13)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Other namesGavin Hunter Warren
OccupationActor, model

Gavin Warren (born Gavin Hunter Warren on April 17, 2008) is an American child actor who is best known for his film role in First Man (2018),[1] his upcoming roles in the films Geechee (2020),[2] Unbreakable Boy (2022), and Man in the White Van (2022), as well as his television roles in Daybreak (Netflix 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][8] and was directed by Damien Chazelle, the Academy Award-winning director of La La Land.[9][10] Warren won the Red Carpet Fashion Award for best dressed for his outfit at the premiere of the film.[8][11]

Warren also played Rusty in 12 Mighty Orphans (2020).[12] 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 (2020), 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), which is set to release in late 2020, Warren played the lead character. The film was directed by Robert Glickert and stars Shailene Garnett, Jeff Ward, and Lusia Strus, alongside Warren.[13][5]

Warren also starred in Geechee (pre-production). In this film, Warren played the lead role of Axle, the son of Andrea Riseborough. The film was written and will be directed by Dubois Ashong and produced by Stuart Ford and Jamie Foxx. This supernatural thriller focuses on a family haunted by the descendants of African slaves on the East Coast of the United States.[2][14]

In Unbreakable Boy, Warren played Logan LeRette, who is the younger brother of Austin LeRette, the main character, played by Jacob Laval. The film featured Zachary Levi as their father, Meghann Fahy as their mother, and Patricia Heston as their grandmother. It was directed by Jon Gunn, with production by Lionsgate and Kingdom Story. The film was 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.[15]

In Man in the White Van, Warren played Daniel Williams, the younger brother of Annie (played by Madison Wolfe) and Margaret (played by Brec Bassinger). Sean Astin plays their father, while Ali Larter plays their mother. The film was directed by Warren Skeels and produced by Legion M. This film was based on a true story from 1974 about a white van stalking women in Florida.[16]

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
2018 Mack Young Mack
2018 Back Roads Supporting – Zack
2018 First Man Supporting – Neil Armstrong's son
2020 The Descendant Lead – Jacob Malcolm
2020 12 Mighty Orphans Supporting – Young Rusty
2020 A Hard Problem Supporting – Young Ian
2021 Geechee Lead - Axle
2022 Man in the White Van[17] Lead - Daniel
2022 Unbreakable Boy[15] Major supporting - Logan
2022 #FBF[18] Supporting - Christian


Year Title Role
2018 Great Day Houston Himself
2019 Daybreak ABC
2019 Houston Life Himself
2020 NCIS: New Orleans Young Pride


Year Title Role
2017 Two Wongs Make a White Lead – Sonny
2020 Tuning It Out Lead – Miles; Co-Writer


  1. ^ "Houston's Gavin Warren a young star in 'First Man' -". October 19, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Grater, Tom; Wiseman, Andreas (August 19, 2020). "Andrea Riseborough Thriller 'Geechee' Begins Shoot In Dominican Republic, Adds Cast". Deadline.
  3. ^ "Gavin Warren". Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  4. ^ "Houston actor Gavin Warren shoots for the stars in the new movie". KHOU (in American English). Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  5. ^ a b Clark, Natalie Cook (Feb 2019). "Gavin Warren, Katy Kid Actor, Finishes Fourth Movie". Katy Magazine Online.
  6. ^ "Moon shots: Inside Ryan Gosling and Damien Chazelle's key 'First Man' moments". Los Angeles Times. 8 January 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  7. ^ "Ryan Gosling's biggest red-carpet competition: Houstonian Gavin Warren".
  8. ^ a b "Ryan Gosling's biggest red-carpet competition: Houstonian Gavin Warren -". October 23, 2018.
  9. ^ "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. September 14, 2018.
  10. ^ "Houston actor Gavin Warren shoots for the stars in the new movie "First Man"". YouTube. October 12, 2018.
  11. ^ "Gavin Warren In Balani & Ryan Gosling In Gucci – 'First Man' Washington, DC Premiere". Red Carpet Fashion Awards. October 5, 2018.
  12. ^ "Movie Review - 12 Mighty Orphans (2021)". Flickering Myth. June 10, 2021.
  13. ^ Thompson, Jennifer. "Been There, Done That: 5 Secrets Child Actors Won't Tell You". BuzzFeed Community.
  14. ^ Emma, Kelly (2020-09-07). "Crew member shot by police in 'case of mistaken identity' on set of Andrea Riseborough film". Metro UK.
  15. ^ a b "Lionsgate Dates Nicolas Cage Satire 'Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent' & Kingdom Story Movies". June 30, 2021.
  16. ^ Vlessing, Etan; Vlessing, Etan (September 21, 2021). "Sean Astin, Ali Larter, Madison Wolfe Join 'The Man in the White Van' Thriller".
  17. ^ 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".
  18. ^ Rubin, Rebecca (April 2, 2021). "Ashley Judd to Star in YA Drama '#FBF' (EXCLUSIVE)".

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