Aidan Gallagher is Number 5 in The Umbrella Academy. He is famous for carrying every season of the show with his outstanding performance. Let’s meet this eccentric young actor, Aidan Gallagher.
Aidan Gallagher is an American actor and musician. He was born on September 18, 2003, in Los Angeles, California to Lauren and Rob Gallagher. However, his first major role was portraying one of the quadruplets, Nicky Harper, in the Nickelodeon comedy television series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.
In 2019, Gallagher began portraying Number Five in the Netflix series “The Umbrella Academy”. That role is his breakthrough role and has brought him widespread recognition.
Gallagher first appeared in a minor role in a 2013 episode of Modern Family. He was also in the short film You & Me. He then landed a major role in Nickelodeon’s Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn as Nicky Harper. That role got him a nomination as the 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 February 2019, Gallagher began starring in the Netflix superhero series The Umbrella Academy. He starred as Number Five; a 58-year-old time traveller who’s stuck inside the body of his 13-year-old self due to an accidental time jump. He has reprised that role in the second and third seasons of the series.
His portrayal won him critical praise; as The New York Times’ reviewer put it, he “carries the show as far as he can”. Daniel Fienberg of The Hollywood Reporter also wrote that “Gallagher is very good in the tricky part of a fifty-something-year-old man trapped in the body of a schoolboy”.
Aidan Gallagher: Music Career
Aside from acting, Gallagher is also a singer and songwriter. He began releasing songs independently in 2018 starting with “Blue Neon” through his YouTube channel.
The following year, he collaborated with The Voice contestant Trinity Rose on a duet track “Miss You”. He released two more singles, “Time” and “For You” in that same year.
In 2020, he released two singles: “I Love You” on March 20 and “4th of July” on July 4. The latter of which he started working on while filming the second season of The Umbrella Academy.
Gallagher is also active on environmental issues and has served as a youth advocate for several environmental organizations, including Waterkeeper Alliance, Wild Aid and Oceanic Preservation Society. In 2018, Gallagher was listed in Variety’s Hollywood Youth Impact Report. He was also appointed as a UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for North America. That makes him one of the youngest ever UN Goodwill Ambassadors to be so-named.
Aidan Gallagher has an estimated net worth of $ 2 million.