Harvey Specter
played by Gabriel Macht
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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.  

Since then, Harvey has risen to the position of name partner and taken on all comers who would dare attack his firm, including the SEC.  He’s also tried, and failed, at love with his old flame, Dana Scott, and butted heads with Mike during his protégé’s brief tenure as an investment banker.  Thankfully, Harvey and Mike are back on the same team, but even with Mike at his side and Donna in his corner, Harvey may not be prepared for what Louis has planned now that he is in on Mike’s secret.

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.