Who is Mason Gamble?
Mason Wilson Gamble was born in Chicago, Illinois USA, on 16 January 1986 – his zodiac sign is Capricorn and he holds American nationality. He is a former actor, perhaps still known best for having portrayed Dennis Mitchell, the lead character in the 1993 family comedy movie “Dennis the Menace”, written by Hank Ketcham and John Hughes, directed by Nick Castle, and which also starred Walter Matthau and Joan Plowright. It follows the boy Dennis who, after his parents leave town, stays with Mr. and Mrs Wilson, driving them mad even though he is only trying to be of help. The movie won three awards of the six it was nominated for.
Since leaving the film industry in 2010, Mason has been working as a marine biologist.
Early life and education
Mason was raised in Chicago alongside his sister Casey, by their father Tim Gamble who was an actor, and their mother Sally who was a housewife.
His role in the movie “Dennis the Menace” was also Mason’s debut appearance – he spent his following three years focused on playing sports and having fun at Lincoln Elementary School. Then in 1996, Mason was invited to appear in several movies, portraying McCluckey in the action comedy “Spy Hard”, which starred the late actor and comedian Leslie Nielsen, and follows Agent WD-40 Dick Steele ordered to prevent the General Rancor from destroying Earth.
Mason then played one of the lead characters, Brett in the horror thriller “Bad Moon”, and starred as Noah in the short drama “Just in Time”.
Mason studied at Oak Park and River Forest High School, and upon matriculating in 2004, he enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) from which he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in 2008; during his time there, he was a member of the fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha. He went on to obtain his Master’s degree, and is currently working on his PhD at the UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
Roles in TV series
Mason made his debut TV series appearance in the 1996 episode “Gun” of the adventure comedy “Early Edition”, which starred Kyle Chandler, Shanesia Davis and Fisher Stevens, and follows Gary Hobson who always gets tomorrow’s newspapers today without knowing how or why. The series won three of the nine awards it was nominated for.
The following year saw Mason make a guest appearance in the episode “The Long Way Around” of the romantic drama “ER”, and in 2001, he was cast to play the supporting character Elvis Brasher in the drama “Kate Brasher”, which starred Mary Stuart Masterson, Rhea Perlman and Hector Elizondo, and follows a single mother who is raising her two sons in Los Angeles.
In 2005, Mason appeared in the episode “Miranda” of the mystery crime drama “Close to Home”, and his final role in a TV series before retiring from acting was in the 2006 episode “Rio” of the action crime drama “CSI: Miami”.
Roles in movies
The year 1997 saw Mason play Younger Vincent in the science fiction thriller “Gattaca”, written and directed by Andrew Niccol, and which starred Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law. It follows a genetically inferior man who wants to go space travelling, and thus pretends he’s a superior man.
The movie was very popular, winning six awards while it was nominated for 16 others including an Oscar.
In the following year, Mason played Dirk Calloway in the hit romantic comedy “Rushmore”, written and directed by Wes Anderson, and which starred Bill Murray, Olivia Williams and Jason Schwartzman. It follows the most popular boy at Rushmore Preparatory School who is put on academic probation. The movie won 16 awards and was nominated for 16 others, including a Golden Globe. A couple of Mason’s following roles were in the crime thriller drama “Arlington Road” and the drama “Anya’s Bell” both in 1999, and the 2001 drama “The Rising Place”.
In 2002, he was invited to play Timmy Price in the sports drama “A Gentleman’s Game” which failed to attract a lot of attention and received mixed reviews, then in 2005 he played Christopher Rutherford in the comedy “The Trouble with Dee Dee”.
Mason’s final appearance in a movie before retiring from acting was in the 2010 drama “Golf in the Kingdom”, written and directed by Susan Streitfeld, but based on the eponymous book by Michael Murphy. It starred David O’Hara, Malcolm McDowell and Mason, and follows Michael, an American philosophy student back in 1956, as he travels to India and decides to make a stop in Scotland and play one final game of golf before giving up on the sport for good.
In 1993, Mason appeared in the documentary film “A Menace Named Dennis”, and the same year saw him make a guest appearance in an episode of the talk-show “John & Leeza from Hollywood”. In 2001, he appeared in the documentary movie “Hollywood Remembers Walter Matthau”, and the year 2014 saw Mason make an uncredited appearance in the documentary film “An Open Secret”.
In 2016, he appeared in an episode of the documentary series “Fact Hunt”.
Love life and girlfriend
Mason has been very secretive when it comes to his love life, but it’s known that he married his other half Sarah Gamble in July 2017.
The video entitled “Sarah & Mason’s Wedding ~ July 2017” was uploaded onto YouTube on 1 August 2018, and has since been viewed around 8,500 times. Mason and Sarah don’t have any children together, and it is widely believed that this is because they currently want to focus on their careers.
Sarah’s staying away from the media’s attention, but is apparently working as a writer.
Mason hasn’t mentioned any other women he has perhaps been with, so as of March 2021, he’s married to Sarah Gamble and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Mason’s favorite season is summer, as he loves being close to the ocean or any other kind of water. He’s interested in learning more about life in the sea, and enjoys going scuba diving.
Mason’s number one hobby is travelling, and he has been to many US states for both work and pleasure, while the popular former actor has also been to a few European countries, including Ireland, Norway and Sweden.
He’s leading a healthy lifestyle, as he has a couple of training sessions at the gym each week and is also focused on eating healthy foods.
Mason has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor and Helena Bonham Carter, and a couple of his favorite movies are “Big”, “Big Fish” and “Fight Club”.
Age, height and net worth
Mason’s age is 35. He has short blonde hair and blue eyes, his height is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) and he weighs around 180lbs (82kgs).
As of March 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $500,000.