• Ethan Cutkosky is an American actor of mixed White and Mexican descent, best known for his role as Carl Gallagher in the series “Shameless”.
• He attended Saint Charles East High School before launching his clothing brand 'Khaotic Collective’.
• His most notable roles in movies include “Fred Claus”, “The Unborn” and “Conviction”.
• He is in a relationship with fellow actress Brielle Barbusca.
• His hobbies include writing music, collecting crystals, sports, and social media.
Who is Ethan Cutkosky?
Ethan was born under the zodiac sign of Leo on 19 August 1999, in Campton Hills, Illinois USA; he holds American nationality, and his ethnicity is of mixed White and Mexican descent. He’s an actor with 10 credits to his name, perhaps known best for his role as Carl Gallagher in the series “Shameless”; he starred alongside Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy in this comedy drama about a dysfunctional, poor Gallagher family, an alcoholic father and five siblings who can’t stay away from trouble. The series was broadcast from 2011 until 2021, and for now, it is the longest-running original scripted series in Showtime production.
Early life and education
Ethan was raised an only child in Campton Hills by his parents David and Yvonne; his father is a computer software engineer, and his mother is a teacher, of Mexican descent.
Ethan attended Saint Charles East High School, and upon matriculating in 2017, he didn’t enroll at college but pursued his career as an entrepreneur, launching his clothing brand ‘Khaotic Collective’.
Roles in series
When Ethan was twelve years old, he was cast to play Carl Gallagher, the biggest troublemaker in the series “Shameless”, which had 69 award nominations and won 16, including four Primetime Emmys; the series was created by Paul Abbot and John Wells.
In the following years, he made his appearance as Young Tommy in an episode of “Power”, a crime drama starring Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton, and Lela Loren, followed by his recurring role as Henry Mesner in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, a popular mystery crime drama created by Dick Wolf, which had 167 award nominations, and won 56, including six Primetime Emmys.
Ethan’s most recent role was in “Shameless Hall of Shame”, reprising his role as Carl Gallagher in this spin-off from the series “Shameless”, and starring Christian Isaiah, Paris Newton, and Rebecca Metz.
Roles in movies
After Ethan made his acting debut on the big screen in the 2007 movie “Fred Claus”, a fantasy family comedy starring Vince Vaughn, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Giamatti, he was then cast to play one of his most notable roles, as Barto in “The Unborn”, a mystery horror thriller starring Odete Annable, Cam Gigandet, and Gary Oldman. This was followed by his appearance as Neighborhood Boy in “Conviction”, a biographical crime drama about a woman who decided to finish law school to represent her wrongfully convicted brother, and which starred Hilary Swank, Melissa Leo, and Sam Rockwell; it had ten award nominations and won nine.
Ethan’s most recent role was as Josh in the 2021 movie “Alex/October”, starring alongside Lisa Zane and Rivkah Reyes in this drama about a bored girl and a sad man, who form an unusual relationship after an online ad brings their lives together.
He’s portrayed Otis in the movie “Going Places”, directed and written by Max Chernov, which is in post-production, and should be released in 2022; he starred alongside Mimi Kennedy and Miranda Rae Mayo, in this dark-comedy, about which Ethan said: ‘It’s a very creative and interesting project and I’m super excited for it to come out and have people see this, because we’ve been working so hard on it.’
Love life and relationships
There were various rumors concerning both Ethan’s love life and sexual orientation, saying that he might be seeing one of his fellows from “Shameless”, however, Ethan hasn’t spoken about these assumptions.
Sometime in 2015, he met his now girlfriend Brielle Barbusca, who is also an actress perhaps known best for her role as Jaden Kagan in “The Starter Wife”. She was born under the zodiac sign of Scorpio on 2 November 1998, in New Jersey USA; the two have kept their relationship secret, so there isn’t much information about how they met and when.
They started posting photos featuring two of them together sometime in 2020, and were also then seen at some events together.
As of December 2021, it seems that Ethan is still in a relationship with Brielle, he hasn’t been married or engaged and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Besides his entrepreneurial career and acting, Ethan has launched his music career, releasing two singles – “Wondering” and “Erase me” – on which he worked with Josh Lambert, famous producer, and musician; the song “Erase me” was uploaded onto Ethan’s eponymous YouTube channel on 8 September 2021, and has amassed over 70,000 views.
He stated for the online magazine “Euphoriazine”: ‘I’ve had this passion to release music since the age of 7.
This is stuff I write in my bedroom with my friends and they play guitar and produce it right there on the spot, so it’s a very close-knit thing’; his hobby of writing music is therapeutic for him.
Ethan also worked as a co-producer for the movie “Going Places”; as he said, he’s trying to develop himself as an artist in every way.
One of Ethan’s favorite hobbies is collecting crystals, rocks, and stones; his mother used to put crystals in his crib, and from an early age, he’s had interests in mysticism, philosophy and metaphysics.
He’s into sports, being a skater since the age of eight, also jet-skiing, riding bicycles, and taekwondo – he has a second-degree black belt in this sport. Ethan works out four to five days per week at the gym.
Ethan is active on social media networks, and his Instagram account is followed by almost three million people. He established his Twitter account in April 2010, and it’s followed by over 250,000 people, while his official Facebook page has gained nearly 30,000 fans.
Age, height, and net worth
Ethan is 22 years old – he has brown hair, blue eyes, weighs around 132lbs (60kgs) and is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, with a slim and athletic body type.
As of December 2021, his net worth has been estimated at close to $1 million, most of his income is from his acting career and his line of clothes “Khaotic Collective”, which can be bought online.