Gabriel Basso is a popular TV star famous for featuring in the sci-fi movie Super 8. He was born on December 11, 1994, in the United States. The actor also played a recurring character in the Showtime series The Big C from 2010 to 2013. He got recognition from the smash hit 2013 comedy-drama ‘The Kings of Summer.’
Gabriel grew up in St. Louis, Missouri area. His father’s name is Louis Basso and his mother’s name is Marcia Basso. Both his siblings Annalise Basso and Alexandria Basso are an actress in Hollywood.
Gabriel got two minor roles in a Hollywood flick in early 2007 when he was living in St. Louis. The movie ‘Meet Bill’ starred Aaron Eckhart while ‘Alice Upside Down’ starred Alyson Stoner. Surprisingly, Basso’s older sister Alexandria also played a minor role in the movie ‘Alice Upside Down.’
Gabriel later decided to move with his mother and sisters to Los Angeles. He got the film offer easily and secured a guest role in the web series titled ‘Ghost Town’ under the Dailymotion Kids production.
Gabriel Basso’s Works In Movies
Gabriel Basso made his debut with the J. J. Abram’s science fiction adventure film titled ‘Super 8’ back in 2011. He gave a praiseworthy performance in the movie and he was later submitted for consideration for a BAFTA Award for best supporting actor.
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He went on to feature in the Jordan Vogt-Roberts comedy-drama titled ‘The Kings of Summer’ in 2013 which was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Gabriel also starred in Kyle Newman’s Barely Lethal in 2015 alongside Hailee Steinfeld and Dove Cameron which is a cult action comedy film.
In 2016, he featured in the movie ‘The Whole Truth’ alongside Keanu Reeves and Renée Zellweger. The movie was directed by Courtney Hunt in which Gabriel played the character of Mike Lassiter. He also played a prominent role in Meg Ryan’s directorial debut film Ithaca alongside Tom Hanks. He played the character of Tobey George.
Gabriel has been part of many popular series performing guest roles. Some of the most popular series include Nickelodeon’s iCarly, and ABC’s The Middle. He portrayed the recurring character, Adam Jamison, in Showtime’s comedy series titled ‘The Big C.’
In the series ‘The Big C’, Adam Jamison is the son of the lead character Cathy Jamison played by Laura Linney. Gabriel was also featured in the independent film titled ‘Alabama Moon’ in 2009 where he played the character, Hal Mitchell. The movie also includes John Goodman and Clint Howard and is directed by Angel’s Sing fame Tim McCanlies. Alabama Moon was based on the best-selling novel by Watt Key. In 2020, Gabriel starred as author J. D. Vance in Netflix’s adaptation Hillbilly Elegy.
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Gabriel Basso Guest Roles In TV Series And Web Shows
You can see Gabriel in the iCarly episode titled ‘iLook Alike’ in which he played the character of Fake Freddie. Later, he featured in the show Eastwick playing the character of Elliot in the episode, ‘Magic Snow and Creepy Gene.’
In the show ‘The Middle’ he featured in the episode titled ‘The Neighbor’ playing the character Rodney Glossner. He later played Teddy in the R. L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series in a special episode titled ‘Lights Out.’
He also featured in two shows Perception and The Red Road released in 2012 and 2014 respectively. Gabriel featured in the episode Kilimanjaro and Snaring of the Sun playing the character Billy Mitchell and Brian Rogers.
As a TV actor, he had two major roles in a TV series and a web series. Gabriel was part of the popular TV series ‘The Big C’ that run from 2010-2013. He played Adam Jamison for 40 episodes which was an important and prominent character for the show.
Before getting the role of Adam Jamison in the comedy series ‘The Big C,’ he was part of the web series Ghost Town in which he played the character of Marley. The web series run from 2008-2009 and he was part of 10 episodes of the show. He also showed up in the web show Silverwood playing the character of Jesse.
Gabriel Basso Net Worth
Gabriel Basso’s net worth is about $1.5 million making him one of the richest TV actors in the list of most popular TV actors working in the industry. Surprisingly, Gabriel wanted to pursue a career in football and wanted to be a professional football player before he found acting.