- Gavin Warren is an up-and-coming young actor with several major projects in the pipeline.
- Warren has appeared in Fear the Walking Dead and the horror film Night Swim
- The young actor discusses his experiences working in the horror genre.
At just 10 years old, Gavin Warren gained recognition in Hollywood for his role as young Rick Armstrong in Damien Chazelle’s First Man, which also starred Ryan Gosling. Since then, Warren has appeared in Mack, 12 Mighty Orphans, and A Hard Problem. His upcoming projects include the Western thriller Long Shadows alongside Dermot Mulroney, Jacqueline Bisset, and Dominic Monaghan; the abduction thriller Mister Whisper; the inspirational drama The Unbreakable Boy with Zachary Levi and Patricia Heaton; and the horror film The Man in the White Van.
Warren has recently made a splash in the horror genre, playing Finch in Fear the Walking Dead and Elliot, Wyatt Russell and Kerry Condon’s son, in the Blumhouse and Atomic Monster horror film Night Swim. In a review of Night Swim, Warren’s performance was praised for portraying a young boy “wise beyond his years,” skeptical of his father’s strange obsession with their backyard pool.
During an email interview, Warren discussed his experiences working on horror projects. When asked if any of his personal experiences with swimming or baseball helped him prepare for his role in Night Swim, Warren explained that he always enjoyed swimming and even had a pool at his childhood home. Growing up in Texas, he spent summers swimming against the current in his pool, which improved his skills. Interestingly, Warren revealed that being in a horror movie makes it less scary for him when he watches it, since he gets to observe all the behind-the-scenes action.
Comparing his experiences in Fear the Walking Dead and Night Swim, Warren shared that he was the lead in an unreleased indie horror film called Mister Whisper, which better prepared him for his role in Night Swim due to its stunts and scary scenes. While working on Night Swim, Warren said that he formed a strong connection with his co-stars, feeling like a family member both on and off the set.