Carl Gallagher

Played by Ethan Cutkosky

Carl Gallagher

Carl is the second youngest Gallagher child, and is basically nothing but trouble. He's headed down a dangerous path with a destructive streak a mile wide. But Carl remains a Gallagher, with a particular loyalty to his father.

Carl is the second youngest Gallagher child, and is basically nothing but trouble. He's headed down a dangerous path with a destructive streak a mile wide. But Carl remains a Gallagher, with a particular loyalty to his father.

Ethan Cutkosky

Ethan Cutkosky started acting at four years old in commercials and photo shoots for ads and test books. His first film break came at the age of seven when he appeared in FRED CLAUS, opposite Vince Vaughn. A year later, Ethan landed a lead role in the horror film THE UNBORN with Gary Oldman. More recently Ethan played young Henry Mesner in the episode "Born Psychopath" for LAW & ORDER: SVU.


When not filming SHAMELESS, Ethan lives outside Chicago with his parents and his black cat, Bear. He attends public high school and is very active with a close group of friends and just enjoys being a regular kid. He loves skateboarding, jet skiing, riding bikes and motorcycles, and pondering metaphysics.

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