Skylar Gaertner is an American child actor, famous for his role in the American hit crime drama series “Ozark.” The actor may not have been a household name before his appearance in the Netflix Originals series, but he has wormed his way into fans’ hearts.
What’s the fuss around Ozark?
“Ozark” is an American crime drama and thriller series created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams for Netflix. The show stars veteran actors Jason Bateman, Laura Linney alongside Sophia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, and Julia Garner. The story revolves around a crooked financial planner who is left in a tough spot when his partner makes the fatal decision to steal from a Mexican drug cartel.
In a bid to save his life, Marty Byrde uproots his family, Wendy, Charlotte and Jonah Byrde from their home in Chicago to the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. In exchange for his life, Marty promises to launder $500 million for the cartel within five years. The series covers the scope of the Byrde’s life at the Lake of Ozarks, and their bid to stay afloat despite the situation they have fallen into. The series has been such a success that it has received 32 Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Award Nominations
Skylar Gaertner was born in 2004; details about his exact birth date are still unknown to the public.
Skylar was raised alongside his two siblings Jadyn and Jenna Gaertner, who seem to be very close as the young actor has taken to his Instagram to wish them a Happy Siblings Day. The star also shared an old post of the three in their Halloween costumes, and all I can say is don’t we all adore sibling goals?
While Skylar’s family has managed to evade the ever prying public eye, the young lad doesn’t shy away from celebrating his parents and siblings on his page every now and then. Well, one star may be more than most families, but the Gaertners seem to have ambition locked down. Jadyn is a songwriter and aspiring musician, who constantly shares her favorite music and covers on her page, and needless to say she’s got the talent and ambition down!
Jenna, on the other hand is pursuing a career in journalism, and I think it’s safe to say these parents should go ahead and write that book on parenting.
Since Skylar has kept most of his personal life private, it’s impossible to tell whether he is a regular school-going kid or a home-schooled genius. Despite having a promising career in Hollywood, Skylar has opened up about wanting to go to college. The young actor has his eyes set on engineering. Don’t you appreciate the fact that Skylar isn’t letting fame get in the way of his ambition? Even better is that he puts his own money into achieving his dream. Kudos to that!
Unlike most people his age, Skylar has the luxury of financing most of his hobbies. In short, he’s going all out with his self-discovery phase, and being a little adventurous and aware of his environment. He enjoys traveling to various destinations, and hiking. Like most of us, he believes in taking pictures to capture a moment forever, only that he’s good at it – Skylar could launch a parallel career as a photographer without anybody being mad at that.
Skylar also seems to enjoy some adrenaline rush as he’s dipped his foot into zip-lining, surfing and kayaking.
While most of us managed to eat ourselves out of our body goals during quarantine, Skylar took the opportunity to polish up on his stunts, and was gracious enough to share them with his Instagram followers. If we’re being honest, he could be the future James Bond. Skylar is also big on sports, and played competitive soccer in his hometown before his ascent to fame. We sure hope that he still has some time to get a few kicks in between filming, and everything else he has going on.
Skylar made his debut in Hollywood at just four years in 2008, when he played a supporting role in the pilot for NBCs’ “Lipstick Jungle.”
He then went on to appear in ‘” Law and Order’: Special Victims Unit“(2008), “Person of Interest”(2012), “The Americans”(2014), “Alex of Venice”(2014), “Every Secret Thing”(2014), “Sleeping With Other People”(2015). It wasn’t until his appearance in “I Smile Back” in 2015 that Hollywood began paying attention to Skylar’s talent. He proceeded to land roles in “1956” (2015), “The Ticket” (2015), and “Dare Devil” (2015-2018). Skylar’s acting career skyrocketed when he was cast as Jonah Byrde in the series “Ozark” (2017-2021).
At just 17, Skylar has already amassed more than a dozen acting credits.
Throughout the course of his blossoming career, Skylar has been nominated for the Young Entertainer Award for Best Supporting Young Actor-Feature Film for “I Smile Back” (2015), and twice jointly for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for “Ozark”(2017) at the Screen Actors Guild Award.
Like most actors, Skylar has auditioned for numerous shows, including for another hit series “Stranger Things” twice! Would you believe that? Like they say, sometimes you win and sometimes you go ahead and create a legacy. Skylar was also cast in the original pilot of “Locke and Key“, a popular show that was supposed to air on a network TV in 2011, but didn’t get picked until 2020 when Netflix began streaming it. It appears Skylar has a knack for landing the winners.
Needless to say, Skylar has achieved so much within his time in Hollywood, that we can’t wait to see how much more he has in store for us.
As of early 2021, Skylar Gaertner’s net worth is estimated to stand at $200,000. That’s more money than most of us had when we were 17. Well, with skills like Skylar’s, that number is projected to grow soon.
Skylar Gaertner stands at approximately 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall, and weighs around 105lbs (48kgs). He has a set of brown eyes, and brown hair to match them.