Ethan Cutkosky is an American actor. He appeared in several commercials before landing his first feature film role in Fred Claus opposite Vince Vaughn. He was born in Geneva, Illinois to Yvonne and David Cutkosky. His parents were uneasy about him acting in the horror film The Unborn because of the content, but he stood his ground and told his parents that acting was what he wanted to do.
He grew up as an active outdoor kid who rarely played video games or watched TV, electing to play sports and skateboard instead. He began studying martial arts at the age of 4 and became a 2nd-degree black belt in Taekwondo. He began doing photo ads as something to do before he started school.
He is best known for his roles as Barto in The Unbornand as Carl Gallagher on the Showtime series Shameless.