BECAUSE I SAID SO
The son of famed actor Stephen Macht, GABRIEL MACHT (Johnny) was born
in the Bronx, but when his father's career began to take off, the family moved to Los
Angeles. Macht began his acting career at the age of eight, making his film debut in Why
Would I Lie? (1980), starring Treat Williams. Although he received a Youth in Film
Award Best Actor nomination, Macht took a break from acting until after high school.
He made a couple of television appearances in 1991 before leaving Los Angeles to study
at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama in Pittsburgh.
His first role after graduating with a bachelor of fine arts degree in drama was in
the television western Follow the River (1995), starring Ellen Burstyn.
Macht's career began to take off in 2000, when he auditioned for and won the role
of William Holden in the biopic The Audrey Hepburn Story, opposite Jennifer Love
Hewitt, as well as a starring role as a medical intern on Steven Spielberg's sci-fi series
He may currently be seen in Robert De Niro's The Good Shepherd, in which he
plays John Russell Jr., a senator's son. The highly anticipated CIA drama boasts an allstar
cast, including Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, William Hurt, John Turturro, Alec
Baldwin and Robert De Niro.
Macht was in the BBC production Archangel (2005), co-starring Daniel Craig.
He starred in a series of action films, including The Recruit (2003), with Colin Farrell and
Al Pacino; Bad Company (2002), with Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock; and Behind
Enemy Lines (2001), with Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman. Other film credits include
the western American Outlaws (2001), The Object of My Affection (1998) and the
critically acclaimed independent film The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998).
Television credits include Sex and the City and Spin City.
Onstage, Macht has portrayed Elvis Presley (aka "the visitorâ€ť) in Steve Martin's
off-Broadway smash hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
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