Who Is Gabriel Basso? Get To Know The Star Of ‘The Night Agent’ – Hollywood Life

Gabriel Basso: 5 Things To Know About The Breakout Star Of ‘The Night Agent’

'The Night Agent' is everyone's new Netflix obsession. Get to know Gabriel Basso, the star at the center of the action series.

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  • Gabriel plays Peter Sutherland in The Night Agent.
  • Gabriel rose to fame with his role in The Big C.
  • Gabriel quit acting at 18 before returning.

The Night Agent is Netflix’s newest worthy binge. Gabriel Basso stars in the series, which premiered on March 23 and has already been renewed for season 2. The 28-year-old plays an FBI agent who answers a call that thrusts him into a deadly conspiracy involving a mole at the White House.

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Gabriel Basso at ‘The Night Agent’ screening.’ (Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images for Netflix)

So, who is Gabriel Basso? He’s no stranger to notable roles. His role in The Night Agent has made him Hollywood’s latest “it” guy. Here’s what you need to know about Gabriel.

1. Gabriel stars in the Netflix hit The Night Agent.

Gabriel plays Peter Sutherland, a low-level FBI agent who works in the basement of the White House. He’s in charge of manning a phone that never rings — until it does. When he answers the call, Peter finds himself in a dangerous and deadly conspiracy that involves several important figures in the White House. The Night Agent is based on the novel by Matthew Quirk. The show will return for season 2 in 2024.

2. Gabriel had his first breakout moment when he was a kid.

The actor rose to fame playing Adam Jamison in the Showtime series The Big C. He also starred in the J.J. Abrams film Super 8. Gabriel has also had roles in films like Barely Lethal, The Whole Truth, The Kings of Summer, and Hillbilly Elegy.

During his April 2023 appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Gabriel revealed why he quit acting for “7 or 8 years” at 18. “I think actors are really insulated from reality, and I think of all people actors should be the least insulated people because they’ve got to portray real things. And so everything sort of felt like a pseudo-experience to me,” he said. “As a kid where [you’re told], oh, you can be the fighter, and not actually hit anybody or know what it’s like to get hit, it just felt very fake. So I quit because I didn’t want to be depressed… And now I’m back.”

3. Gabriel is a father.

Gabriel welcomed a daughter in 2020. He values privacy and has not revealed her name. In February 2023, Gabriel shared a photo of himself with his daughter. He wrote on Instagram, “A glimpse into the pit of insanity. If you live in the midst of chaos your thinking becomes chaotic and disorganized. Indeed. That is my ultimate secret to remaining inhumanly tense and on edge. Always keep yourself guessing so that your enemies and rivals wont have any idea what your next move will be. Always wear your gi. And always possess wrist control when addressing a toddler.”

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Gabriel Basso in ‘The Night Agent.’ (Netflix)

4. Gabriel is an artist.

The actor told Interview in 2011, “I’m an artist. So if acting doesn’t work out, which I hope it does, I’m probably going to go into graphic design or something like that.” Gabriel showcases his hand-drawn illustrations on the Instagram page @son.sonofnone. In August 2022, Gabriel revealed that he personally created a piece of art for Keanu Reeves, his co-star in The Whole Truth. “My art officially adorns the halls of a legend. Much love to this man for trusting me with a pen,” Gabriel wrote on Instagram.

5. Gabriel recently became a certified waller.

Gabriel is a man of many talents. “After a solid week of work, I passed my Level 1 exam. Im officially a DSWA-certified waller and have a trade. No longer am I simply a clown who serves no other purpose than to entertain. I can pile stones on other stones in an organized manner now too. Level 2 soon,” he shared on Instagram.