Carl is the second youngest Gallagher child, and is basically nothing but trouble. He's a daredevil and a bully with a destructive streak a mile wide. But he's a Gallagher at heart, and he's not afraid to go to extreme measures to help the family make ends meet.
Ethan Cutkosky started acting at four years old in commercials and advertising campaigns. His first film break came at age seven when he appeared in FRED CLAUSE, opposite Vince Vaughn. A year later, Cutkosky landed a major role in the horror film THE UNBORN with Gary Oldman. Playing Carl Gallagher in SHAMELESS is a perfect role for him, except that he is an animal lover in real life. He has a black cat named Bear, two anoles, a fire bellied toad, and a crested gecko he calls Colby. Cutkosky lives in Chicago and is a second degree black belt in Taekwondo.