Callan McAuliffe is a a talented Australian actor, currently working in the USA, UK and Australia. He began acting when he was eight, appearing in local Australian television shows such as Blue Water High and Packed to the Rafters. He is best known for his roles as Bryce Loski in Flipped and Sam Goode in I Am Number Four, both American feature films. McAuliffe appeared as young Gatsby in the 2013 film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann; Leonardo DiCaprio played the older version of Gatsby.
McAuliffe was born as Callan Ryan Claude McAuliffe on January 24, 1995 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. His parents are Claudia Keech OAM and Roger McAuliffe, who is an author, artist, and director of McAuliffe Creative. His cousin is actress Jacinta John. Two of his grandparents were Irish. He also has English and Sephardi Jewish ancestry. His great-great-great-grandfather was Joseph Augustus Henriques, who was the first Consul for the United States in Australia; Joseph and his wife, Louisa Leah Lopez, were Sephardi Jews from Jamaica.
Callan McAuliffe discovered his talent for acting at an early age. He earned his first acting role at age 8 on Australian television show, Comedy Inc. and Blue Water High, and had a recurring role on Packed to the Rafters. At age 12, he became the Head Chorister of the Scots College in Sydney and played the title role in their production of “Oliver.” McAuliffe made his American feature debut in the Warner Bros. film, Flipped, directed by Rob Reiner.
In May 2010, McAuliffe was cast in a lead role in the science fiction film, I Am Number Four based on the novel of the same title by Pittacus Lore, the film is produced by Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay.
In 2012, he starred in the Australian television Movie, Underground: The Julian Assange Story, as one of the teenage Assange’s friends involved in the International Subversives. On 3 February 2013, Variety had announced that Callan will play alongside Samuel L. Jackson and India Eisley in the live-action movie remake of the 1998 Japanese anime film Kite.
In 2015, McAuliffe joined the cast of The Legend of Ben Hall, an Australian historical epic based on the true story of bushranger Ben Hall, where he portrays real-life gang member Daniel Ryan.
- Birth Name: Callan Ryan Claude McAuliffe
- Birth Date: January 24, 1995
- Birth Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Claim to Fame: As Sam Goode in “I Am Number Four” (2011)
- Height: 5′ 9″
- Nationality: Australian
- Hair Color: Brown
- Eye Color: Brown
- Education: Attends The Scots College in Australia
- Hacker (2014)
- Beneath the Harvest Sky (2013)
- The Great Gatsby (2013)
- I Am Number Four (2011)
- Flipped (2010)
- 1MC: Something of Vengeance (2010)