Top attorney Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) has built his career and life around one thing: winning. Whether it’s inspiring witnesses, bullying CEOs, or charming the opposing counsel into bed, Harvey will do anything to get the “W.” So when a chance encounter led Harvey to Mike Ross, Harvey leapt at the opportunity to add a mind like Mike’s to his arsenal.
Taking the young man under his wing, Harvey served as a mentor to Mike and helped him to negotiate the complicated legal world. And though the cutthroat super attorney would never admit it, his young mentee’s optimistic worldview changed him for the better.
More recently, Harvey rose to the position of name partner after a protracted battle for control of the firm that almost tore apart his relationship with his own mentor, Jessica Pearson. But the cost of keeping Mike’s secret pushed Harvey further and further outside legal lines. After a high stakes battle with a U.S. Attorney nearly sent Mike to prison, Harvey finally realized the consequences of his actions and did the only thing that made sense – he let his protégé go. But Harvey hasn’t seen the last of Mike – in fact, Mike’s new job technically makes him Harvey’s client. And when a case winds up putting the student and the teacher head to head, Harvey will finally get to see just how well he trained his former pupil…
Gabriel Macht stars as Harvey Specter in SUITS.
As a talented actor dedicated to his craft, Gabriel Macht has paved a steady career with roles across film, television and theater.
Recently, Macht was seen in Edward Zwick's highly acclaimed, "Love & Other Drugs" where he starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway who were both nominated for Golden Globes ® for their performances.
On the big screen, Macht also starred in the comic book inspired film, "The Spirit" as the male lead opposite Jaime King. He was previously seen in Robert De Niro's critically acclaimed film, "The Good Shepherd" with Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie.
Macht's additional screen credits include the romantic comedy "Because I Said So" with Diane Keaton; Joel Schumacher's" Bad Company" opposite Anthony Hopkins; "The Recruit" opposite Al Pacino and Colin Farrell; "Behind Enemy Lines" with Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman and "American Outlaws" where he first starred opposite Colin Farrell. His role in "A Love Song for Bobby Long" garnered Macht critical acclaim for his performance as the tormented writer, Lawson Pines'. Macht starred opposite John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson in the 2004 film.
On television, Macht has had guest starring roles on "Sex and the City," "The Others," and starred in the ABC film, "The Audrey Hepburn Story "as William Holden.
Macht remains active in the theater and is involved with the Mad Dog Theater Company in New York where he produced the play "To Whom It May Concern" for the company at the Belgrade International Theatre Festival in 1997. His other theater credits include "Picasso" at the Lapin Agile at Promenade Theater and Theater on the Square; "Turnaround" at the Coast Playhouse; "La Ronde" at Williamstown; "What the Butter Saw" at Arena Stage; as well as Orestes, "Twelfth Night" and "Molly's Dream" at Williamstown.
Macht first won over audiences with his debut role at age eight in the film "Why Would I Lie." For his performance, Macht was nominated for the Best Young Motion Picture Actor Award. Briefly withdrawing from the business as a child, he returned as an adult with favorable roles that further developed his talents.
Macht studied theatre at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and currently resides in New York.