Ethan Cutkosky is an American actor. His acting career started in the late 2000s. He first had an uncredited role in the film Fred Claus. His first credited role was in the horror film The Unborn in 2009. He next landed a small role in the movie Conviction. He got his break after landing the role of Carl Gallagher in the Showtime series Shameless. He started playing the role in the series in 2011. He has since been part of the show’s main cast up to present. Recently renewed for an eighth season, Shameless is now Showtime’s longest-running series. He also guest-starred in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.