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Gabriel Basso

Louis Gabriel Basso III is an American actor.

Louis Gabriel Basso III (born December 11, 1994) is an American actor. He began his career as a child actor and from 2010 to 2013, he had a regular role on the Showtime series The Big C. In film, he starred in the 2011 science fiction film Super 8 and the 2013 comedy-drama The Kings of Summer. In 2020, he portrayed J. D. Vance in the drama Hillbilly Elegy and in 2023, he played the title role in the action thriller series The Night Agent, both for Netflix.

Gabriel Basso
Louis Gabriel Basso III

(1994-12-11) December 11, 1994 (age 28)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S
Years active2007–present
RelativesAnnalise Basso (sister)

Early life

Basso was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Marcie and Louis J. Basso Jr.[1][2] He was homeschooled along with his two sisters, actresses Alexandra and Annalise Basso. His family attended Grace Doctrine Church in St. Charles, Missouri. Basso initially wanted to become a professional football player before he found acting.[3]


Basso played minor roles in two feature films in early 2007, while living in St. Louis: Meet Bill, starring Aaron Eckhart; and Alice Upside Down, starring Alyson Stoner. Basso's older sister Alexandra also had a role in the latter. He later moved with his mother and sisters to Los Angeles.[4] He found representation his first week there, securing a lead role in the Dailymotion Kids web series Ghost Town.[5][6]

Basso has had several television guest roles in popular series such as Nickelodeon's iCarly, and ABC's The Middle. From 2010 until 2013, he maintained a regular role in the Showtime comedy series The Big C, portraying Adam Jamison, the son of the lead character played by Laura Linney. He then starred as Hal Mitchell in the independent film Alabama Moon (2009), starring John Goodman and Clint Howard, directed by Tim McCanlies, and based on the best-selling novel by Watt Key.

Basso appeared in the J. J. Abrams science fiction adventure film Super 8 (2011), and Jordan Vogt-Roberts' comedy-drama The Kings of Summer (2013), which had its premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.[7] He then appeared in Kyle Newman's action comedy Barely Lethal (2015), with Hailee Steinfeld and Dove Cameron.[8] In September 2014 he joined the cast of Meg Ryan's directorial debut film Ithaca, alongside Tom Hanks.[9] Basso also appeared in the courtroom drama film The Whole Truth (2016), directed by Courtney Hunt and starring Keanu Reeves and Renée Zellweger.[10] In 2020, he starred as author J. D. Vance in Netflix's film adaptation Hillbilly Elegy.

In September 2021 Basso was added to the cast of Netflix's action-thriller film Trigger Warning directed by Mouly Surya.[11] In November 2021, he was set to lead the political conspiracy thriller series The Night Agent with Luciane Buchanan on Netflix, created by Shawn Ryan and based on the 2019's New York Times bestselling novel of the same name by author Matthew Quirk.[12]



2007Meet BillKid with CancerUncredited
2007Alice Upside DownClassmate / Theater Club MemberUncredited
2009Alabama MoonHal Mitchell
2011Super 8Martin Read
2013The Kings of SummerPatrick Keenan
2014The HiveAdam Goldstein
2015Barely LethalGooch
2015IthacaTobey George
2015Anatomy of the TideKyle Waterman
2016American Wrestler: The WizardJimmy Petersen
2016The Whole TruthMike Lassiter
2020Hillbilly ElegyJ. D. Vance[13]


2009iCarlyFake FreddieEpisode: "iLook Alike"
2009EastwickElliotEpisode: "Magic Snow and Creepy Gene"
2010The MiddleRodney GlossnerEpisode: "The Neighbor"
2010–2013The Big CAdam Jamison40 episodes
2010Scared ShreklessTeenager No. 1 (voice)Television short
2011R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The SeriesTeddyEpisode: "Lights Out"
2012PerceptionBilly MitchellEpisode: "Kilimanjaro"
2014The Red RoadBrian RogersEpisode: "Snaring of the Sun"
2023–presentThe Night AgentPeter SutherlandLead role


2008–2009Ghost TownMarley10 episodes
2012SilverwoodJesseEpisode: "Sleepover"


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