Aidan Gallagher

Aidan Gallagher (September 18, 2003) is an American actor. His first major role was portraying one of the quadruplet brothers, Nicky Harper, in the Nickelodeon television series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn. In 2019 Gallagher began portraying Number Five in the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy. Gallagher first appeared in a minor role in a 2013 episode of Modern Family. He was in two short films, You & Me and Jacked Up. He then landed a major role in Nickelodeon's Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn as Nicky Harper, for which he was nominated Favorite Male TV Star in the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in 2016 and 2017. He was in the show for four seasons until it ended in 2018. In 2017, he was cast in the role of Number Five in The Umbrella Academy, which was released in February 2019 on Netflix.

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Aidan Gallagher
Born (2003-09-18) September 18, 2003 (age 15)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor
Years active2013–present

Aidan Gallagher (September 18, 2003)[1] is an American actor. His first major role was portraying one of the quadruplet brothers, Nicky Harper, in the Nickelodeon television series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.[2] In 2019 Gallagher began portraying Number Five in the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy.[3]

Career

Gallagher first appeared in a minor role in a 2013 episode of Modern Family. He was in two short films, You & Me and Jacked Up. He then landed a major role in Nickelodeon's Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn as Nicky Harper,[4] for which he was nominated Favorite Male TV Star in the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in 2016 and 2017.[5][6] He was in the show for four seasons until it ended in 2018.[7] In 2017, he was cast in the role of Number Five in The Umbrella Academy, which was released in February 2019 on Netflix.[8][9]

Personal life

Gallagher is active on environmental issues, and has served as a youth advocate for a number of environmental organizations, including Waterkeeper Alliance, WildAid and Oceanic Preservation Society.[10][11] He was named UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for North America in 2018 when he was 14, the youngest ever UN Goodwill Ambassador to be named.[12][13]

Filmography

Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2013Modern FamilyAlecEpisode: "The Wow Factor"; uncredited[citation needed]
2014–2018Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & DawnNickyMain role
2015Nickelodeon's Ho Ho Holiday SpecialHimselfTelevision special
2017Nickelodeon's Sizzling Summer Camp SpecialBeach guyTelevision special; cameo
2019The Umbrella AcademyThe Boy/Number FiveMain role

Gallagher has also appeared in the following music video:

  • "We Make That Lemonade" (2014)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2016 Kids' Choice Award Favorite Male TV Star Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Nominated [5]
2017 Kids' Choice Award Favorite Male TV Star Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Nominated [6]

References

  1. aidanrgallagher (September 18, 2018). "15 🎂". Instagram.
    aidanrgallagher (September 18, 2017). "Thank you". Instagram.
    aidanrgallagher (September 18, 2016). "I'm official. ThirTEEN!". Instagram.
  2. "Nickelodeon Greenlights New Comedy from Dan Schneider, Two Other Live-Action Series". Deadline Hollywood. March 13, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  3. Holub, Christian (February 15, 2019). "Umbrella Academy actor explains how he nailed the timey-wimey weirdness of Number Five". Entertainment Weekly.
  4. Lowry, Brian (September 12, 2014). "TV Review: Nickelodeon's 'Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn'". Variety.
  5. 1 2 "Kids' Choice Awards: Adele, Justin Bieber, 'Star Wars' Among Nominees". Hollywood Reporter. February 18, 2016.
  6. 1 2 Perez, Lexy (February 2, 2017). "Kids' Choice Awards: Justin Timberlake, Kevin Hart Top Nominations". Hollywood Reporter.
  7. Otterson, Joe (November 15, 2018). "'School of Rock,' 'Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn' Canceled at Nickelodeon". Variety.
  8. Otterson, Joe (November 30, 2017). "'Umbrella Academy' Netflix Series Rounds Out Cast With 'Game of Thrones' Alum, 'Hamilton' Star". Variety. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  9. Williams, Janice (February 15, 2019). "'The Umbrella Academy' Star Aidan Gallagher Says 'Comics Fans Are Going to Crazy' Over New Netflix Show". Newsweek.
  10. "Aidan Gallagher named UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador". Clean Seas.
  11. Moore, McKenna (June 5, 2018). "Adrian Grenier and Aidan Gallagher Want You to Fight Plastic Pollution for World Environment Day". Fortune.
  12. "Aidan Gallagher named UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador". UN Environment. 3 June 2018.
  13. Croezen, Alyssa (June 5, 2018). "Aidan Gallagher Talks New Netflix Show 'The Umbrella Academy' And World Environment Day". ET Canada.
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