Ethan Cutkosky is an American child actor best known for his roles as Barto in the 2009 horror film The Unborn and as Carl Gallagher in the comedy-drama television series Shameless, since 2011.
Cutkosky started acting at four years old in commercials and advertising campaigns. His first film break came at age seven when he appeared in Fred Clause, opposite Vince Vaughn.
A year later, Cutkosky landed a major role in the horror film The Unborn with Gary Oldman.
Playing Carl Gallagher in Shameless is a perfect role for him, except that he is an animal lover in real life. He has a black cat named Bear, two anoles, a fire bellied toad and a crested gecko he calls "Colby."
Cutkosky lives in Chicago and is a second degree black belt in Taekwondo.