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Gavin MacIntosh (born March 22, 1999) is an American actor. Beginning his professional career as a child actor andmodel at the age of ten, MacIntosh is best known for his recurring role as Connor Stevens on the ABC Family drama series The Fosters.

Early life

MacIntosh was born Gavin Powers MacIntosh on March 22, 1999. He grew up in Tucson, Arizona before eventually relocating with his family to Hermosa Beach, California. He has two younger brothers, Grant and Gage MacIntosh.

Career

In 2010, MacIntosh began his acting career with a starring role in the dramatic short film Turns. Additional short film roles include appearances as Young Martin Thomas in The Science of Death, and as Young Jonathan in Breathe. In 2011, he made his feature film debut alongside his brother Gage, appearing as brothers Mark and Nick Paterson respectively in the martial arts themed drama Blood Games: Sanctioned to Die.

In 2011, MacIntosh made his television debut with a guest-starring role as a member of Ron's scout troop on the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation. Additional television roles include guest-starring appearances as Burt's 13-year-old brother Bruce in a 1981 flashback on the Fox comedy series Raising Hope, and as Young Brad in the pilot episode of the proposed science-fiction drama series H.O.P.E.

In 2013, MacIntosh began a recurring role on the ABC Family drama series The Fosters. On the series, MacIntosh portrays Connor, a handsome and kind-hearted boy who develops a special friendship with the shy and isolated foster child Jude Jacob-Foster (portrayed by Hayden Byerly), prompting the 13-year-old Jude to beginquestioning his sexuality.

In addition to his film and episodic television credits, MacIntosh has appeared in various national commercials, including television campaigns for Goodyear Tires,Oscar Mayer Lunchables, Pizza Hut, Lowe's, and Honda. As a Ford child and teen model, he has appeared in print, including commercial and editorial campaigns forMattel, Target, Gap, Porsche, Hang Ten, and Tom Tailor, among others.

On March 2, 2015, ABC Family aired an episode of the The Fosters, "Now Hear This", that featured MacIntosh's character and Byerly's character sharing a kiss, that is believed to be the youngest LGBT kiss ever in U.S. television history. In two tweets on March 29, 2015, MacIntosh took issue with YouTube's decision to add an age restriction for access to video of his character's kiss scene with Byerly's character, prompting a vocal social media campaign, and YouTube removed the age restriction less than a day later.

Personal life

MacIntosh's personal interests include skateboarding, biking, and competitive soccer, as well as sketching, painting, and songwriting. Alongside his Fosters co-star Hayden Byerly, MacIntosh has been an outspoken advocate against school bullying, encouraging youngsters to embrace their differences and lending his support to the "Be Good to Each Other" campaign.

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