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Mason Gamble
Mason Wilson Gamble

(1986-01-16) January 16, 1986 (age 35)
OccupationActor, marine biologist
Years active1993–2010
Spouse(s)Sarah Gamble (m. July 2017) [1]

Mason Wilson Gamble (born January 16, 1986) is an American marine biologist and former actor. He is known for his portrayal of Dennis Mitchell in the 1993 film Dennis the Menace, a role he got after beating out a reported 20,000 children who had auditioned,[2] and as Jason Schwartzman's sidekick, Dirk Calloway, in Wes Anderson's critically acclaimed 1998 film Rushmore.

Early and personal life

Gamble was born on January 16, 1986 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Sally and Tim Gamble, an actor.[3] He graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School's class of 2004. He attended UCLA and graduated in 2008. He was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at UCLA.

Gamble is currently a doctoral candidate in Environmental Science and Engineering at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Dennis the Menace Dennis Mitchell Nominated for the Razzie Award for Worst New Star
Won the Young Artist Award for Best Youth Actor Leading Role in a Motion Picture Comedy
1996 Just in Time Noah
1996 Spy Hard McCluckey
1996 Bad Moon Brett
1997 Gattaca Vincent Freeman – Boy
1998 Rushmore Dirk Calloway Nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor
Nominated for a YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy Film
1999 Arlington Road Brady Lang
2001 The Rising Place Franklin Pou (age 12)
2002 A Gentleman's Game Timmy Price
2004 The Trouble with Dee Dee Christopher Rutherford
2011 Golf in the Kingdom Michael Murphy
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Early Edition Bryce Porter 1 episode – Gun
1997 ER Robert Potter 1 episode – The Long Way Around
1999 Anya's Bell Scott Rhymes Television film
Won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot – Leading Young Actor
2001 Kate Brasher Elvis Brasher 6 episodes – Kate, Simon, Jeff, Jackson, Tracy, Georgia
2001 Hollywood Remembers Walter Matthau Himself
2005 Close to Home Derrick Adler 1 episode – Miranda
2006 CSI: Miami Scott Satlin 1 episode – Rio


  1. ^ "Mason Gamble's YouTube'".
  2. ^ TV Guide September 17-23, 1994. pg. 23.
  3. ^ "Mason Gamble Biography (1986-)".
  4. ^ "Mason Gamble". Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA. December 16, 2016.