Jared Gilman

Jared T. Raynor Gilman[2] (born December 28, 1998) is an American actor best known for his role as Sam Shakusky in the 2012 Wes Anderson film Moonrise Kingdom, which earned him a 2013 Young Artist Award nomination as Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film.[3]

Jared Gilman
ELSA & FRED actor Jared Gilman.jpg
Gilman at the premiere of Elsa & Fred in 2014 at the Miami International Film Festival
Jared T. Raynor Gilman

(1998-12-28) December 28, 1998 (age 21)[1]
New Jersey, United States
Alma materNew York University
Years active2012–present

Personal lifeEdit

A resident of South Orange, New Jersey, Gilman has attended Chatham Day School and Newark Academy in Livingston, New Jersey.[4] He was on his school's golf club.[5] He currently attends Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.


Gilman won his first professional acting role as Sam Shakusky in Moonrise Kingdom at age 12.[5] In preparation for the film, Gilman studied canoeing, cooking over an open fire, and Clint Eastwood's character in Escape from Alcatraz.[6] In 2016 he appeared in Paterson, once again alongside Kara Hayward.

Gilman has scripted, acted in, and edited his own short action videos.[7]

Gilman has appeared in an outdoor-themed commercial for Verizon Wireless.[citation needed]

Gilman has recently completed the movie Rhino. He plays the lead role of Cy Berger.


Year Title Role Notes Awards
2012 Moonrise Kingdom Sam Shakusky Lead role Nominated - Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film
2014 Elsa & Fred Michael
2014 Two-Bit Waltz Bernie
2015 No Letting Go Wes
2016 Paterson Male Student
2017 Juvie Booker
2018 The Reservoir Aaron Short film
Rhino Cy Berger


  1. ^ Brillantes, Mariam. (2012-06-24) 'Moonrise Kingdom' Star Jared Gilman Takes Questions From Tweens – Speakeasy – WSJ. Blogs.wsj.com. Retrieved on 18 July 2012
  2. ^ Jared Gilman Archived December 25, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. January – February 2012 / Tevet – Shevat 5772, p. 7.
  3. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Archived from the original on April 2, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  4. ^ Maynard-Parisi, Carolyn. "Maplewood Rolls Out Red Carpet for Local Movie Stars; Maplewood Theater hosts a premiere of Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, featuring two hometown boys." Archived December 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, SouthOrangePatch, June 12, 2012. Accessed November 19, 2012. "South Orange teen Jared Gilman and Maplewood resident Wyatt Ralff, actors in the critically acclaimed Wes Anderson film Moonrise Kingdom, will be on hand for a special local premiere of the film on Thursday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Maplewood Theater.... A 6th-grader at Newark Academy and a student of Acting with Emily on Baker Street, Gilman has been performing for years but this is his first movie role. Not too shabby, considering that his co-stars include the likes of Bill Murray, Bruce Willis and Frances McDormand."
  5. ^ a b Moonrise Kingdom|A Focus Features Film|Jared Gilman Bio. Focusfeatures.com. Retrieved on 18 July 2012
  6. ^ Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman Break Out in ‘Moonrise Kingdom’. Backstage.com (4 June 2012). Retrieved 18 July 2012
  7. ^ Jared Gilman. IMDb.com

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