• Ethan Cutkosky is an American actor born in St. Charles, Illinois, on 19 August 1999
• He is currently living in Los Angeles, California, to pursue his acting career
• He is best known for his portrayal of Barto in the horror mystery film “The Unborn” in 2009, and as Carl Gallagher in the comedy drama series “Shameless” from 2011 to 2020
• He has a second degree black belt in Taekwondo, enjoys skateboarding, cycling, ice skating, photography, and watching movies and TV series
• As of October 2020, his net worth is estimated to be over $1 million.

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Short Info

Date Of BirthAugust 19, 1999
FactOn the set of The Unborn (2009) he got the nickname 'One-Take Barto', because he tried to do (everything in) one take.

Who is Ethan Cutkosky?

Ethan Francis Cutkosky was born in St. Charles, Illinois USA, on 19 August 1999 – his zodiac sign is Leo and he holds American nationality. He is an actor who is perhaps still best known for his portrayal of Barto in the horror mystery film “The Unborn” in 2009, written and directed by David S. Goyer and which starred Odette Annable, Gary Oldman, Cam Gigandet and Idris Elba who was nominated for a BET Award for Best Actor – the story follows a woman who is fighting a ghost which is set to take possession of her.

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Where does he live?

Ethan is currently living in Los Angeles, California, moving there to pursue his acting career.

Early life and education

He was raised as an only child in St. Charles by his father who was a lawyer, and his mother who was an accountant. Because Ethan spent little to no time with his mother, she started taking him to do photo ads together when he was only four years old, so that they could bond that way. After gaining recognition, Ethan started appearing in commercials, and was then invited to appear in movies.

Ethan attended a local high school in St. Charles at which he practiced acting, appeared in school plays and also played football, then after matriculating in 2017, he moved to Los Angeles.

Career as an actor

Ethan made his debut film appearance (uncredited) in 2007, when cast to portray Carl in the comedy family fantasy “Fred Claus”, which stared Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti and Elizabeth Banks, and is about Santa’s older brother, Fred who is being paid by Santa to come and help him at the North Pole – the film received mixed reviews.

Ethan Cutkosky

In 2010, he portrayed The Neighborhood Boy in the biographical crime drama “Conviction” which starred Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell, and is about a woman who is trying to become a lawyer so that she could defend her brother who has been wrongfully sent to prison – the movie was a hit winning nine awards, while it was nominated for nine others. The year 2013 saw Ethan guest star as Henry Mesner in the episode “Born Psychopath” of the crime drama series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, and in 2017 he played the lead character Carl Gallagher in the short music video “Vic Mensa Feat. Pusha T: OMG”.

From 2011 to 2020, Ethan portrayed Carl Gallagher, one of the lead characters in the comedy drama series “Shameless”, created by Paul Abbott and John Wells and which also starred Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy and Shanola Hampton. The series follows a Chicago family that likes partying very much, and it won 15 awards while it was nominated for 66 others, including two Golden Globes.

Most recently, in 2020 Ethan guest starred as Young Tommy in the episode “Exactly How We Planned” of the crime drama series “Power”, while he has also been cast to portray Josh in the upcoming drama “Alex/October”, being written and directed by Josh Hope, and which will also star Rivkah Reyes and Lisa Zane.

Roles in shorts and documentaries

In 2011, Ethan was cast to appear in the short comedy “Shameless: Bringing the Fun to Dysfunctional” which starred Paul Abbot and Justin Chatwin, and the following year saw him star in another short “Juvenile Delinquents: A Shameless Actor Discussion”, which also starred Emma Kenney.

In 2014, he starred in two shorts, “Shameless: Season 4, Shameless Neighbors” and “Shameless: Season 4, Being Gallagher”, while the year 2015 saw him appear in the short documentary “Shameless: Season 5 – Shameless Love”.

Two of his latest appearances have been in the short documentary “Shameless: Season 7 – Growing Up Shameless” in 2017, and the episode “Television” of the news talk show “Celebrity Page” in 2018.

Problems with the authorities

Ethan has been having problems with alcohol for the last couple of years, and on 6 November 2017 he was arrested while driving intoxicated in Los Angeles.

Love life and relationships

Ethan becomes somewhat secretive when asked about his love life, but it’s known that he has been in a relationship with the actress and model Brielle Barbusca since 2016 – Brielle is perhaps best known for her roles in the comedy crime series “Bones”, the romantic comedy series “Modern Family” and the comedy series “The Starter Wife”.

They met when she was invited to guest star in the episode “#AbortionRules” of the series “Shameless”, and Ethan asked her out on a date around a week later – they have been together to this day, and there are no rumors nor controversies surrounding the relationship.

It is believed that Brielle is Ethan’s first love, while some of his friends have claimed that he was in a relationship with another girl before meeting Brielle, but that they split after around six months of dating, for unknown reasons.

As of October 2020, Ethan is dating Brielle Barbusca, he hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Ethan has been interested in martial arts since he was eight, and today holds a second degree black belt in Taekwondo. He began skateboarding at a very early age, and has entered many competitions but without winning any – he also enjoys cycling and ice skating.

He is interested in photography, and says that he would have become a photographer if acting hadn’t worked out for him.

He spends most of his free time with his friends, usually playing sports or watching comedy videos.

Ethan is a lover of animals, and has several pet dogs and cats.

In his spare time and mostly at night, he likes to watch movies and TV series – a few of his favorite actors and actresses are Tom Hanks, Jim Carrey and Emma Watson, while a few of his favorite movies are “The Terminal”, “Liar Liar” and the franchise “Harry Potter”. His two favorite TV series are “The Simpsons” and “That ‘70s Show”.

Net worth, height and age

Ethan’s age is 21. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and he weighs around 130lbs (58kgs).

As of October 2020, his net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.

General Info

Full NameEthan Cutkosky
Date Of BirthAugust 19, 1999
Height1.63 m


ParentsYvonne Cutkosky, David Cutkosky


MoviesConviction, The Unborn
TV ShowsShameless

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1On the set of The Unborn (2009) he got the nickname 'One-Take Barto', because he tried to do (everything in) one take.




Shameless2011-2016TV SeriesCarl Gallagher
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2013TV SeriesHenry Mesner
Conviction2010/IINeighborhood Boy
The Unborn2009Barto
Fred Claus2007Carl (uncredited)


Shameless: Season 4, Being Gallagher2014Video shortHimself
Shameless: Season 4, Shameless Neighbors2014Video shortHimself
Juvenile Delinquents: A Shameless Actor Discussion2012Video shortHimself
Shameless: Bringing the Fun to Dysfunctional2011Video shortHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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