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Nathan Gamble
Nathan Gamble at the set of 25 Hill in Cleveland, July 2010.jpg
Gamble on the set of 25 Hill at Baruth Raceway in Cleveland, July 2010
Born (1998-01-12) January 12, 1998 (age 21)
Years active2006–present

Nathan Gamble (born January 12, 1998) is an American actor who made his feature film debut in Babel (2006), for which he was nominated for a 2007 Young Artist Award. He is best known for his role as Sawyer Nelson in Dolphin Tale and the sequel Dolphin Tale 2.

Life and career[edit]

Gamble was born in Tacoma, Washington, the son of theater directors who run a drama camp for children.[1] His additional screen credits include Dry Rain (2007), Saving Sam (2007), Diggers (2007), The Mist (2007), The Dark Knight (2008), Marley & Me (2008), The Hole (2009), Dolphin Tale (2011) and Dolphin Tale 2 (2014).

On television, Gamble appeared in Runaway in 2006; crossover episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Without a Trace in 2007; and House M.D. and Ghost Whisperer in 2008. In 2009, he played the role of Henry Pryor, son of the titular character in Hank. In 2010, he played the role of Daniel in a short film called Displaced, the film was commissioned by the city of Seattle as part of the Water Calling series and aired at Seattle Channel.[2]

Gamble has completed filming the role of Poe Malloy in Captain Cook's Extraordinary Atlas for Warner Bros. Television. He portrayed Lucas Thompson in the film The Hole, which was released in 2009.

His first lead role was in the 2011 film Dolphin Tale, where he plays Sawyer Nelson, a young boy who discovers a dolphin caught in a crab trap in Florida (based on the real-life story of Winter the dolphin). He reprised his role as Sawyer Nelson in the 2014 sequel, Dolphin Tale 2.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Babel Mike Jones
2007 Deeply Irresponsible
2007 Diggers Boy Short
2007 The Mist Billy Drayton
2008 Dry Rain Joey Short
2008 The Dark Knight James Gordon Jr.
2008 Marley & Me Patrick (Age 10)
2009 Captain Cook's Extraordinary Atlas Poe Malloy TV Movie
2009 The Hole Lucas Thompson
2010 Displaced Daniel Short
2011 Fetch Linney Short
2011 25 Hill Trey Caldwell
2011 Dolphin Tale Sawyer Nelson
2012 The Frontier Samuel Hale TV movie
2012 All My Presidents Franklin - Age 13 Short
2012 Dear Dracula Sam (voice) Video
2013 Beyond the Heavens Oliver Henry
2014 Dolphin Tale 2 Sawyer Nelson
Year Title Role Notes
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kobe Farentino Episode: "Who and What"
2007 Without a Trace Kobe Farentino Episode: "Where and Why"
2006–2008 Runaway Tommy / Tommy Rader / Holland 9 episodes
2008 Ghost Whisperer Elliot Haley Episode: "Deadbeat Dads"
2008 House M.D. Evan Episode: "Emancipation"
2009 Hank Henry Pryor 9 episodes
2010 Private Practice Cody Episode: "Another Second Chance"
2010 Good Luck Charlie Austin Episode: "Teddy Rebounds"
2011 NCIS: Los Angeles Shawn Cameron Calder Episode: "Cyber Threat"
2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mason Brewer Episode: "The Book of Shadows"
2015-2016 The Goldbergs Garry Ball 6 episodes
2016 Maron Ben Episode: "Amends"
2017 Bones Gene Frong Episode: "The Flaw in The Saw"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated Work Award Results
2007 Babel Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actor Age Ten or Younger Nominated
2008 The Mist Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor Age Ten or Younger Nominated
2009 Marley & Me Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor Nominated
2009 House Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor Nominated
2012 25 Hill MovieGuide Awards for Most Inspiring Performance in Movies Nominated
2012 Dolphin Tale Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film Nominated


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  2. ^ "Displaced (2010)".
  3. ^ "'Dolphin Tale 2' filmmakers to take two-week holiday break". Clearwater Gazette. December 18, 2013. Retrieved December 31, 2013.

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