An innately talented actor who was introduced to the film industry at a very young age, Jared Gilmore literally grew up before the eyes of millions. Having spent a major part of his life in showbiz, Gilmore has not only matured but has also gained a level of professionalism that has been extremely helpful in the field. In addition to that, Jared’s acting assignments have afforded him opportunities to travel to different cities across the country and even beyond. From a talented child actor to an astounding young man, here’s a detailed insight into the life and career journey of the Once Upon a Time star.
Jared Gilmore Bio & Age
A native of California, Jared Gilmore is one of two children born to his parents on May 30, 2000. There is a dearth of information regarding his parents and family background. However, it is common knowledge that the young actor was born and bred in San Diego. Jared’s acting interest was piqued at a very young age and he judiciously began honing his skills for the art while also auditioning for roles. Gilmore first kicked off a career in the entertainment industry as a model after appearing in a T-shirt ad campaign.
Interestingly, Jared’s credits on the small screen are a result of an accidental audition rendezvous with an agent which was initially meant for his twin sister. But since Jared joined his mother and sister for the meetup, luck shone on him as the agent eventually decided to work with both siblings. That marked the beginning of several offers for the actor on the small screen.
Jared Gilmore debuted as an actor in the year 2008 with a minor role in an episode of the series Without a Trace. He also guest- starred as Owen in the series Eleventh Hour that same year. In 2009, Jared followed up with a recurring role as Bobby Draper in the series Mad Men and as Graham in Roommates. His other notable TV credits include Hawthorne and Men of a Certain Age, both in 2010. That same year, Gilmore added two big screen credits to his profile with roles in the movies The Back-up Plan and A Nanny for Christmas.
Gilmore’s biggest role yet would unarguably be that of Henry Mills on Once Upon a Time. He joined the ABC fairy tale drama series in 2011 as an original cast member at age 10 and remained a prominent character throughout the show’s seven seasons. While filming over 140 episodes, Gilmore spent eight years on the show which made him unable to finish off his studies at a regular public school.
Given how long the actor was on the TV show, he never got the chance to attend a real high school and experience life like a conventional kid. On the bright side, Jared had an outstanding performance and gained critical acclaim on the show while portraying the character Henry Mills who is referred to as ‘The Truest Believer’ and ‘The Author’.
Gilmore’s acting talents are hard to go unnoticed and have earned him various recognition. Notably, Jared’s outstanding performance in the Mad Men series earned him the Screen Actors Guild Award in 2009 as well as the Leading Young Actor award for Best Performance in a TV Series at the 2010 Young Artist Awards. His role as Henry Mills in Once Upon a Time also won him the 2012 Young Artist Award and a nomination in 2013 for the Saturn Awards.
Jared Gilmore is all grown up and currently focused on getting a college degree. While the actor has not revealed other upcoming projects he may have, we do know that his acting career is far from over. A passionate entertainer, Gilmore who loves to be a positive influence on people as much as possible has big career plans that include voice acting for animations and video games.
His Twin Sister and Family
As earlier hinted, Jared Gilmore has a twin sister named Taylor. Interestingly, the twins are both talented and kicked off their entertainment careers almost at the same time after a talent agent discovered them. However, Taylor decided to quit her acting career after a few years in order to focus on her studies and other interests including sports.
While it is believed that his family has been very supportive of his career, almost nothing is known about them apart from what we have discussed so far.
Height and Other Interesting Facts
1. Considering the fact that Jared Gilmore is still in his formative years, his current height and body measurements are only temporary figures. But for now, the actor stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches. There is no information readily available about his other body measurements.
2. Jared Gilmore is an avid animal lover who keeps a variety of animals as pets. The actor considers his two canines, two guinea pigs, a cat, and a rabbit, as part of his family.
3. Gilmore has an active social media life. While he may not be present on all popular social networking sites, he has amassed a large fan base on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.