8 fun facts about The Umbrella Academy star Aidan Gallagher (you may not know)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 15: Aidan Gallagher attends the 2022 New York City ePrix on July 15, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 15: Aidan Gallagher attends the 2022 New York City ePrix on July 15, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images) /

The Umbrella Academy season 3 was released on Netflix in June 2022 and people still can’t get over everything that happened in the third installment. Once again, the cast gave incredible performances through and through. But I think the cast member that stood out the most this season would have to be Aidan Gallagher. We all love the arrogant, intelligent, and loyal Number Five.

Aidan Gallagher is best known for his role in The Umbrella Academy, but he’s been acting since he was a young kid. He’s truly a rising star and people want to know more about him. Fortunately, you don’t have to search far for information about The Umbrella Academy star because you have us at Netflix Life to provide you with all you need to know.

Below, we’ve shared eight fun facts about Aidan Gallagher that might surprise you!

What was Aidan Gallagher’s first major role?

Aidan’s first major role was his role as Nicky Harper in the Nickelodeon series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn. He portrayed the Nicky character for the show’s entire run, which was from Sept. 13, 2014, to Aug. 4, 2018.

Was Aidan Gallagher nominated for an award at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards?

Yes! Due to Aidan’s impressive work on Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, he was nominated for Favorite Male TV Star in 2016 and 2017. He was also nominated for a Young Artist Award for Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, along with the rest of the cast in 2016.

Aidan Gallagher is also a singer and songwriter

Aidan is truly multitalented. He started releasing original music on his YouTube account in 2018. The first song he released was “Blue Neon.” Later, he collaborated with The Voice contestant Trinity Rose on a song titled “Miss You.” He’s also released more music over the years, such as “Time,” “For You,” “I Love You,” and “4th of July.”

Was Aidan Gallagher in Modern Family?

Yes, it was his first role ever. He appeared in an episode titled “The Wow Factor” from the fourth season of Modern Family. He played a character named Alec. However, his role was uncredited.

Aidan Gallagher is a passionate environmental activist

He has worked with several environmental organizations, including Waterkeeper Alliance, Vulcan Productions, and Oceanic Preservation Society. In 2018, Aidan was appointed as a UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador when he was 14 years old, making him the youngest Goodwill Ambassador to be appointed in the United Nations system. According to UNEP, Aidan’s goal is “to use his celebrity status, and true passion for the cause, to help save the world’s oceans and species by raising awareness of critical environmental issues.”

Is Aidan Gallagher vegan?

Yes, Aidan is vegan. Back in 2019, Aidan shared information on his Twitter page about when and why he went vegan. In 2015, Aidan decided to become vegan because he wanted to do more to help the environment. He considered it a sacrifice but believed it was worth it.

Aidan Gallagher is a fan of The Umbrella Academy comic book series

In an interview with Collider in 2019, Aidan talked about how he was a fan of The Umbrella Academy comics before he auditioned for the superhero series. When asked about how he came to know about the comics, Aidan told Collider that he was a fan of comics in general. He would hang around at comic book shops, talking to the shop owners and asking them their favorite comics. Eventually, someone told him about The Umbrella Academy comics and he was hooked.

Aidan Gallagher is a fan of John Mayer

Aidan spoke with Alt Press in 2020 and said, “Everyone who knows me knows I’m crazy about John Mayer.” He admires John Mayer as a solo artist and lists him as one of the musicians who inspired him to become a solo artist.

Were you surprised by any of these fun facts about Aidan Gallagher? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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